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Double-Collared Sunbird by AmandaDrage Double-Collared Sunbird by AmandaDrage
Need a nice title for this one, but everything I think of sounds rubbish!

This is a greater double collared sunbird from South Africa. The reference photo was used with permission thanks to Lee Young aka ~YOB :)
Oils on 16x12" boxcanvas.

An experiment with style, I missed the mark slightly IMO but it still turned out nice, if not exactly what I had in mind!
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, wonderful depiction of this finely feathered jewel :love: I've seen sunbirds in Kenya and they are such incredible little birds, like the Old World's answer to the Hummingbirds. You captured that beautifully iridescent head here perfectly :love:

As for titles, 'Equilibrium' maybe? A bit cliché, I know, but it does seem Sunbirds have this uncanny ability to hang from and balance on even the thinnest and most wobbly of branches and flowers...
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Gamma-Wings Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh this is beautiful! And the bird is adorable! 
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Thank you so much! :) I'm glad you like it!
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Gamma-Wings Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! ^^
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LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Beautiful. :love: I especially love the colours!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Thank you! Yes it seems like all my favourite colours are in this painting... it wasn't intentional! I'm still wondering if I should have stuck to a more natural green...
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LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
You're welcome! :la: Who knows, maybe the painting was meant to turn out this way. ;)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I guess it was :)
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SarahEsen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
All them colours!! Me love! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
:) Thank you!! I was worried it was TOO colourful... It looks better now that I put the glaze over it. :D :hug:
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