I've been wanting to remake my avatar for a while, so here it is. I think it shows my skill level better than the old one.
Here was the old one:
good titling sir : awkward.
I feel so when i look at it.
super like !
Obviously better. I like the highlights on the beak on the previous one though. They can show us the difference of the materials.
Good, great improvement, but i still prefer the derpy eyes from the other one. But the feathers are better.
Great improvement, well done.
I see a derp look. Looks great to me.
Changed. Also tried to restore the worried/confused look from the old by messing with the eyes.
He's more grown up now..I like it.
looks better! like the added feather details.
very much improved while still capturing the similar essence
This is awesome. I still love the kinda inquisitive stare look on your old one though :D
Good, in a very AWKWARD way ;) Just a little thing I noticed when messing with this in photoshop, try removing the outline on the beak where it meets the feathers, to me the dark line inside the image doesn't fit your style here.
I see a lot of improvement here. Reduced the noise, added a bit more depth and used shadows, and I like the change in colours, it's just that bit more vibrant.
My only critique is that you've made the neck smaller than the head, and if you look at most bird references, i,e, a parakeet or a cockatoo, you'll notice it stays about the same size.
What about it?
I still don't like the beak. Other than that, lovely.