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Common Swifts (Apus apus)

Firstly I want to thank you all my +400 watchers, I have no idea where did you all come from, but wow. You are all awesome. :heart:

This painting was inspired by few things. For me the Swifts are the sign of summer. So the first time I saw them this year I was so overjoyed that I nearly crashed my bike into a tree (I was too busy looking at the sky, so I did see where I was going). I was also listening to this song [link] (I swear I didn't see the music video untill now : O ) while I was cycling so The whole situation turned out so awfully emotional that I though I must paint Swifts. Also the fact that best time to see and hear Swifts is the evening was also big part of the inspiration. (as you can probably see)

Also, I said last time that I don't really paint anymore because it doesn't feel good. Well I found out why, I know artist shouldn't blame equipments for anything but I must blame my old brush this time. It was so worn out that it felt like trying to paint with fork, I didn't even realise that before I bought new brush (For fun here is picture of old and new brush [link] they are same size and same brand). So hopefully I'll start painting little more now.


Watercolours.
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Ripplingwaves Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Extraordinary!
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
 Beautiful work.
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Cryptid-Keeper Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  New member
Aweaome!! :D (Big Grin) 
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Soifon101 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
VERY AWSOME!!!!
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Attyyay Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I love your WHOLE GALLERY!  This is great!
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linderel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work!
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SpiritusNoctua Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Kaunis kuva~ Todella upeita töitä sulla noin muutenkin (:
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meihua Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
This is absolutely beautiful work! Congratulations on your new brush, hope you make lots more wonderful artwork with it :heart:
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hphnstories Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I love Swifts, and wait for them every spring. :love: This painting is beautiful. :)
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opal-fire Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is stunning, Great work! :wow:
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ospreyfalcon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I feel exactly the same about swifts! The sign of summer, and I get very melancholic when it gets to August and they leave again. I love the painting. Your swifts are exquisite, and so is the background!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really beautiful work! Nice job on this. :)
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MithriLady Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
amazing! can't describe how perfect and beautiful is this painting... please don't stop
are those like swallows? loving them too :heart:
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Solinni Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :3
Those are Common Swifts [link] very similar to swallows but they are actually more related to hummingbirds.
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MithriLady Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh, I see... looks like they're not related to swallows at all, even if a bigger "cousin".
I know how you feel (same here), the moment when weather changes, it's warmer and you see them flying, that's a precious moment. :)
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lazarus-crucifix Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for being so amazing!
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Rikuko Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Pirun komea työ taas kerran! :o tällänen ois kiva saada jotenkin meijän mökille jonka nimi on siis Pääskylä!
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Solinni Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mie voisin käydä tekemässä tästä koululla hyvälaatuisen printin ja myydä sen siulle jos haluut : D
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Rikuko Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Muuten ilomielin mutta äitillä on joku inho sinistä kohtaan ja se on se sisustusintoilija siellä :'D Se tänään viimeksi marisi siitä kun se sai tuppaantulijaislahjaksi siniset lasiset kynttilä telineet kun se ei tykkää sinisestä 8I mä voin kuitenkin näyttää sille tätä työtä että mitä se tykkäis kuitenkin. Se kuitenkin tykkää pääskyaiheisista jutuista mitä siellä on :3
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Solinni Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mut sininenhän on ihan mahtava väri. : D Mut joo, ilmottele jos haluut sittenkin printin.
mul on myös tää toinen vähän vähemmän sinine pääskysaiheinen kuva [link] : D
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Rikuko Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Joo etinkin sun galleriasta ton ja pistin talteen jos äiskä mieltys! :D Mäkin sinisestä tykkään mut näköjään ei kaikki D:
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hcafantastic Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
swifts = awesome. I agree completely that they are a sign of summer. I love watching them. But be careful on your bike :) ...

And I laughed to see your brushes. Any time you need a new brush, let us know. We'll get you one. Or two. Speaking, I suspect, for others among your 400 watchers too!
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