Maxine Ochoa Outdoor September 07th, 2018 - 06:41:56
We're going to make a very simple flamingo as you see here, and we're going to first start off by thinking about where we're going to place our pupil and our iris of the flamingo's eye. Because we want to make sure we have perfect placement so that we have room for his body. So if we go to the top center jump down about 2 or 3 fingers and I'm going to go ahead and put an iris in an iris and then in the center of the iris, I put a pupil. So the pupil is my black dot right there, and then I did a circle around the black dot and from there I'm going to form a curve over the top. If I put a straight line above and a straight line below the eye, I can start curving down and curving down on this side and I'm going to curve up a little bit on this side and up on this side.
This is starting to form my head and it's looking circular. You can see how I'm kind of putting a circle around that eye, then from there I'm going to form the center of the beak. So I'm going to come between these two lines and I'm going to come out and down. I want to make sure I have a nice tip to the end of my beak and again this is the center line of the beak. Here I'm going to take these lines and I'm going to go diagonally in toward the eye, but not touching, and then I'm going to come down and touch that line diagonally down and this forms the end of the beak where it meets the head.
And then I just simply take the top of that line. The diagonal come around and go very narrow at the end, so I'm going thin thin thin and then it slowly gets thicker to meet that line. I can come up the same way and then curve over to meet the line of the head I'll, put in a little detail, which is just a little vent line at the top and then I'm putting in a diagonal line up and a Diagonal line down - and this is the dark end of the tip of the flamingos beak, and you can color that in or paint it in. However, you want it wants to, and you can even do that later now, the hard part is the neck. You want the neck to be a beautiful graceful curve, but you don't want it to carve out too far this way.
So let's look at that curve. You want it to come out not too far this way and then come back to meet the body and it's going to be equal distance till it reaches the body. So you can have fun with the curve curving out and back curve out and back and then have it the equal distance. Now, I'm kind of going in a line down. I'm not going way out too much this way, I'm bringing it in and then back so you don't want to go too much farther past the beak or the head, because that's an unnatural curve for that bird and so then I'm going to do kind of like a rainbow arch and then go down, so it's going to curve up and then curve down and the down is going to be the long tail feathers here and now, I'm going to form the underneath of his body see how it forms this eyes shape.
So this is going to be a curve, but then I'm going to stop for the legs because I don't want to live in between my two legs. So I'm going to curve here's my curve up, I'm just going to invert that go down! Stop where I want. My leg to be and then curve to the tail. This is where the leg one leg will come down. So I'm going to come when I'm coming down, I'm going to come in because it's thicker in slowly in slowly until I get a thin leg and I'll have room for a toe down here.
Very thin leg go slow on these lines and then the toes invert out and back and then I can do out and back and if I want to put a few little toes over here, I can in the back and again you can get detail on your Claws put some lines in the toes. You can get some wrinkles in here hook, claw at the back and then I'll make this flamingo bird have a leg that is crossed, so I'm going to do a V, Sh kind of like a V shape here. Diagonal and then it's going to curve curved, so it's kind of like a sideways V tracing and then my toe up then down. I could put another one up to put a little toe here and then, of course, you can get your claws. If you want claws now when I'm looking at this picture here, this looks like it could be a little bit longer in proportion than this leg.