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Sequence of a Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).

I began this drawing in 2011 and yesterday I decided to finish it.
29x29cm / Polychromos Coloured Pencils on thick scribble paper



EDIT: OOOOH MY HOLY COW, MY SECOND DAILY!!!
I just logged in and noticed that I had 2.232 messages, so please do not be huffy if I need some more time to answer your comments :)
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Given 2014-04-18
at once by harpyja ( Suggested by lapis-lazuri and Featured by ArtByCher )
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orcafreak Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunningly beautiful! It looks amazing, you did the sequencing of the kingfisher brilliantly. :D
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:iconguericke:
Guericke Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Amazing work!
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconsinnelius:
sinnelius Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014   Digital Artist
This is amazing!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thaaank you so much :)
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:iconkaikosensei:
KaikoSensei Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on getting a DD <3
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconkaikosensei:
KaikoSensei Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcomeMeow :3 
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:icondotterall:
Dotterall Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014   General Artist
So beautiful!
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ShaneProcrastinates Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow talk about a work in progress :D 3 years ey?

I'm glad you did finish it, because this piece is amazing :)
I like the feeling of it being a frame by frame scene, it creates movement.
The water splash is a nice addition to the composition :)

You did an amazing job with the coloured pencil, it is a lot of hard work involved to get this much detail and shading.

Congrats on the DD, it is well deserved. I hope you have a nice day!
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words :)
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DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014   Artist
awezome
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:iconultimatekidgoku:
UltimateKidGoku Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well deserved Daily Deviation!
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconshadowydragon:
Shadowydragon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
The colors are lovely.~ Amazing job. :meow:
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:iconavionscreator:
Avionscreator Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Beautifully done! Superb control of the pencil line, and nice shading too!
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Tahnk you :)
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:iconoceanspiritdragon:
OceanSpiritDragon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow!

How did you manage to do the overlapping sequencing?
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks - Well, I don't know :D The whole drawing was a process, not planned.
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Jerzee-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
This is absolutely gorgeous!  I love the colors and the action going on in this drawing!  So well done! :)
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Congrats on this DD!
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondanielleivanova:
DanielleIvanova Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You really managed to capture the urgency and swiftness of the flight. Awesome job!
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's very easy to see the deserving quality of this DD!  Congrats.
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
*blushing* Thank you :D
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Congrats on the DD
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canvasstyle Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
incredible composition and page layout. 
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconlaughbutts:
LaughButts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The blue on brown is so bright!
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is spectacular, congrats on the DD!
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :)
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:iconnaseem-art12:
naseem-art12 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this looks really cool!!!
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Splendid sequential illustration! Congrats on the DD!
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Avangardas Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing :>
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wildfirerymes Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
gorgeous
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:iconmiki0013:
miki0013 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Amazing
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!!!
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daaku-no-tenshi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw one of these last year. It was a fleeting glimpse only for a few moments, but it was beautiful seeing this species. Should I acquire properties containing ponds or rivers someday, I think I'll be trying to entice this little guy back.

i wouldn't mind seeing this species making a comeback again in my lifetime.
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harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
In winter, when there are only a few parts of rivers are free of ice, you can easy watch them while fishing.
Yes, nice little diamonds :)
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daaku-no-tenshi Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Locally, we have very small streams here that turn to mud in the summer, and completely freeze over in the winter. But for some reason I've seen them near here. I suppose there must be a larger stream miles away that they come from, perhaps.

yeah, they're absolutely beautiful! :heart:
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satishverma Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
What a wonderful work.
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsatishverma:
satishverma Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome.
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Anisa-Mazaki Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome Frames dude. Why not animate them?
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I am not a friend of time-based media :D (I like consume them, but not making)
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