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September 16, 2009
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Marabu by Themrock Marabu by Themrock
Just a Marabou Stork.

Took Synduo's critic serious and added a little something in the negative space. I hope it is better now.
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The line work is superb and well done, the definition of the subject is shown nicely and in character, that being said there is only one complaint I have and it would be the negative space is a bit much, its a minor annoyance though as the rest of the drawing is nicely done, I can't personally imagine the lines anymore defined in character.

The colors have a very earthy feel, I can feel the age of the buzzer. if anything I think coloring slightly on the background would have eliminated that space, that or have the wings drop a bit, personally I do like this, the space was just my minor complaint. I've got to known your work through the years and know you to usually fill the background with an element that compliments the drawing.

Overall I don't mean that this a bad sense, the rest of the drawing is masterful and the line definition is gorgeous.
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Such an incredible display of unsightly, elderly-looking detail. That domelike head, somehow both bald and hairy, reminds me of Professor Farnsworth, as does that neck. Those unbelievably skinny legs seem to go on forever, and, by the looks of it, it's possible he might be eating one of his own kind, judging by the similar thickness of that twiglike bone. That beak is sharp, and rugged, like an obsidian lance head, and those are some great feathers.

Also, love the sun. Very cool creature.
MangoMamba Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
i like marabus :PPP
and the way you drew him is awesome XDD
Twins72 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
hi dirk
das ist ein super schönes bild, bei dir sieht er richtig hübsch aus :heart:
ich habe dich verlinkt und hoffe dir gefällt es :[link]
wenn du nicht verlinkt werden möchtest sag bitte bescheid und ich cancel es :-(

Themrock Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nö, is doch ok. Lasse es ruhig :)
Machst ja werbung für mein Bild.
Twins72 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
fein , das freut mich :-)
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
What a fantastic illustration! You really captured the odd appearance of these birds. :)
el-roacho Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009   Traditional Artist
This is such an awesomely ugly bird. It just looks like it hasn't got a thought in its head! Bitchin' stylization as usual
sandaasu-fox Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Awesome work!
elKoi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Dirk, I really like how you play with your spaces.
This is fantastic so simple.
I also love those nice little touches you add to the background like the little sunset.
pirpintine Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
marabou storks are just hilarious creatures, i dont think theres a more evil and shifty looking bird in existance.

yet i find them cute :|

this a great dipiction of one, really shows its "pleasant attitude" off. ;)
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