Power dive by *karrenrex
Alcedo atthis, Eurasian Kingfisher, diving for a snack. These birds are incredible fishers, I’ve watched them diving on documentary films and it’s a truly impressive sight. I really don’t know how the photograph I used for ref was done. But the result is stunning and it was a pleasure to paint.I focused most of my attention on the bubbles here. They took much of my imagination and inventiveness, and a few unsuccessful trials of the highlighting, until I finally got that look. Enjoy!Reference “Under Water” by Gisela & Manfred Delpho: [link]Take a look at the whole gallery on this site, there are some truly incredible photos.Done entirely on Ps CS4.Texture for the rocks from CG Textures. High-res

Power dive by *karrenrex

Alcedo atthis, Eurasian Kingfisher, diving for a snack. These birds are incredible fishers, I’ve watched them diving on documentary films and it’s a truly impressive sight. I really don’t know how the photograph I used for ref was done. But the result is stunning and it was a pleasure to paint.

I focused most of my attention on the bubbles here. They took much of my imagination and inventiveness, and a few unsuccessful trials of the highlighting, until I finally got that look. Enjoy!


Reference “Under Water” by Gisela & Manfred Delpho: [link]
Take a look at the whole gallery on this site, there are some truly incredible photos.

Done entirely on Ps CS4.
Texture for the rocks from CG Textures.

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