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Apus Apus - The Common Swift by jinkies36 Apus Apus - The Common Swift by jinkies36
The Common Swift, Apus Apus in flight.

This was drawn in digital airbrush using a tablet PC. Total time spent 4 hours of which 30 minutes was the original sketch.

This was intended to be used as a get well card from my grandmother with the message 'Get Well Swiftly'. As such it was drawn at print resolution (the full image is 3304 pixels high), although the brushes used were so fat it looks best at 650px wide.

I could certainly spend some more time on getting the feathers to lie in the correct line and the edges a little sharper etc, but I was very happy to get this looking so good after only 3.5 hours with the airbrush, considering that my Kingfisher took more than 9 hours!

Update: Now with 30 minutes extra work to improve how the edges and feathers under the left wing look.
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Ciameth Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I featured your drawing here: [link]
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anarchemitis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
I absoloutely adore the silhouette Swifts have. Unfortunate Taylor Swift was named after one because then it makes pictures of them harder to find.
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aNameaNameaName Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
hey, this is by you? i found it because of a club! funny, i seem to like your style:XD:
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jinkies36 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Yes, it's by me :)

Glad you like it :D
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aNameaNameaName Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
:hug:
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Theta-Xi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
A-MAAA-ZING!
*gets shiny eyes*
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jinkies36 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
:D

Thank you! Great compliment :)
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Theta-Xi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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1010100100101 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
cool! that pic looks pretty well finished! :-)
Even better than the doodle! :D
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jinkies36 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Thank you :)

I do consider it full finished now I spent another 30 minutes on it, although I could easily spend another hour or so...
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1010100100101 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
:D It had become real good! :D
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jinkies36 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Thanks :D
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1010100100101 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
:D
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