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Dumatella carolinensis in a thicket! The Gray catbird is just one of my favourite birds, so naturally I felt inclined to draw one. Hope you like it!

Edit: I should have included this ages ago; sorry for not having done so! A couple people have asked what medium I used. It's coloured pencil on black paper :)
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Given 2012-01-29
Thicket by *WanderingAlbatross ( Suggested by xia0ting and Featured by Mollinda )
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful~ :)
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I love the composition and detailing...blow me away completely...
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:iconwanderingalbatross:
WanderingAlbatross Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks you! :)
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Andres-Cadena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You'r art is amazing!
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:iconwanderingalbatross:
WanderingAlbatross Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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RainbowMittens101 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I love Dumatellas! They were the first bird I have ever seen, and always will be!
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mossoak Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
OHmygosh. One of my most favorite birds in an absolutely gorgeous illustration! I am totally in love with this!! :O :love:
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:iconwanderingalbatross:
WanderingAlbatross Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comment, and thanks muchly for the watch as well! :w00t:
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:iconmossoak:
mossoak Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
You're very welcome! You do such a great job on things I love: Dinos and birds! :D
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elizabethnixon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the contrast in this! The effect of the colored pencils on the black paper is amazing. It gives it a very dramatic look that spotlights the bird. Very nice.
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:iconmadclare:
MADCLARE Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful <3
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it ! Great composition and the colored pencil on black is great :). Congratulations on the DD - well deserved
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:iconsaswat777:
Saswat777 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :aww:
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Awesome work -congrats!
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:iconcommonjohn:
commonjohn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the soft lighting
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Really awesome artwork! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconbrianpaulino:
BrianPaulino Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Excellent work. Congrats on the DD. :)
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:iconpuuronen:
Puuronen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Just amazing. Your style is out of this world!
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:iconashensun:
AshenSun Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully realistic :D
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
A lovely piece! Wonderful job.
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Axe-Cell Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I first saw this as a thumbnail, I thought I'd saw a woman's face just behind its eye. XD But anyways, now I feel tempted to pick up my colour pencils and draw something on a piece of black paper I'd bought. :lol:

Congratulations on the DD!! :clap: It looks so life-like with the lighting and the shadows...
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WanderingAlbatross Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol, now I'm looking for a woman's face!

And give in to that temptation. I bet it will turn out beautifully! :)
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JeffrettaLyn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD!
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:iconiamtruth:
iamtruth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Thats beautiful :3
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DarkDevil16 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: Wow! This is perfect!! Congratulations for the DD! :hug:
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work. Congrats on the DD :clap:
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xfkirsten Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful job! I really love the lighting here - those highlights really pop beautifully!

I really love catbirds, too, used to see them all the time. :)
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LupusAzulli Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
catbird! i could tell it was one from the thumbnail! :clap:
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youtwitface Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
wow
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drgnelf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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SumRandomKiwi88 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how detailed the piece is, it feels very much alive even though it's an image. :heart:
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electricdar Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
This is so awesome :D
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walk2strawberryswing Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wowowowowowow! i LOVE thissss! :squee: :happybounce:
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BelieveBeluga Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I love catbirds! Coincidently enough, my lifer was perched in this exact pose near Hog Island, ME.

This picture is sooooo beautiful I dont know where to start. You really managed to capture that "cheeky-ness" so common in their bright eyes and upright tail. You managed to give this bird the perfect facial expression of haughtiness, wariness and curiosity.

Agh... I wish I could capture the beauty of birds the way you have here. Im limited to photography.... anyway, your talent is undeniable and I whole-heartedly congratulate you on your Daily Deviantion!
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WanderingAlbatross Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much! That is quite a coincidence. I had only ever heard a catbird before I finally saw one. They really do have alot of character; I think that's what makes them so beautiful. :)
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MisplacedVirgoArtist Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sooo nice!
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Goodka8 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful:)
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BlueFlamedPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Great anatomy and attention to detail :) What medium did you use?
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WanderingAlbatross Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment! I used coloured pencils :)
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escapeXyourXfate Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
so cute and beautiful!! well done!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! :wow:
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CJSlover Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really freaking me out how good r u :)
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becsketch Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love that you did this on a dark background it makes everything jump off the page and really lets your imagination fill in the rest of the environment - brava!
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:iconxia0ting:
xia0ting Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
YAY!!! congrats on the Daily Deviation! :clap :heart:
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WanderingAlbatross Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
And I have you to thank for it!!!! :happybounce:
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xia0ting Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
:boogie::hug:
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Merchers Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Gorgeous!
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sarahredhead Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Breathtakingly beautiful! It is perfect in every way - absolutely gorgeous. You made my day!!
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north-star66 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i really like this!! what media did you use?
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WanderingAlbatross Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! It's done in coloured pencil. I should put that in the description :)
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D300S
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5/300 second
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28 mm
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Oct 5, 2011, 6:52:14 PM
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