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Soaring Giants by MissNysha Soaring Giants by MissNysha
Interpretive panel assignment. Painted entirely in Photoshop using 4 of :iconadonihs: 's brushes: [link] (The 19 detailed painting brush, the 300 lighting brush, the 500 chalk brush, and the 30 hard ink brush)

I chose some of the huge birds you may see in the Monterey/Big Sur area, and I imagine this panel hypothetically placed somewhere in those dirt turn-outs/viewpoints on the edge of the cliffs of highway 1 there.

Lots of researching and hunting for references used here - the original is 24x36'' and I scaled the three heads to (approximately) life size. The flying birds are for simple body shape and field markings, and the background is quite simple too.

This was my first time drawing ugly birds!!! (except for the eagle) XD And it took about 3-4 hours per bird, many for the researching and writing the text, and too many for the overall layout. XP

Combined photoshop file is 1.1GB.

Image copyright me. For my portfolio display only. Please do not use (image or separate parts) without my permission.
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Grays-raptor-flock Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous!  Love the 'giants' heads' details and the distant view of them flying further back!  :lol:  
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Grays-raptor-flock Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!  :aww: 
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very great job! :D
Much better than some of the signs like the ones you get on trails..
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Teppiee Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmao, the Californian condor is so freaking huge it's scary ;; and those birds look amazing and great facts to go along with them[:
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehehe I know right?! XD I really want to see one in person! Thanks for the comment!
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Sixwing Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice job with the vultures! It's always a pleasure to see someone represent them so well.
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Speckledluminance Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I could imagine it on a real life trail/highway/tourist point of interest.
Quite spectacular!
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yay, that's exactly what I was aiming for. ^__^ Glad you like it!
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