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Sulfur Crested Cockattoo by LucieOn Sulfur Crested Cockattoo by LucieOn
Just a small little quickie to rest a bit and make my creative energy flowing. Plus I really wanted to test my new watercolor paper. It will need further testing, but for now it seems pretty great.
I really love splatters :D

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Watercolor, 30 x 21 cm
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:iconalrynn:
Alrynn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an increadible piece :) If i may ask, did you use a masking fluid to separate the bird from the background?
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yes, I did, I usually mask the foreground objects in my paintings (especially if they're light and the background is dark, as it is in this case).
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:iconalrynn:
Alrynn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the answer :) i really need to try masking fluid then!
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Depends on what sort of painting process you prefer. I know that some artists prefer not to use masking fluid at all... If you decide to try it, however, I'd sugest to try it on a scrap piece of paper first, as some watercolor papers don't handle masking fluid all that well and can get torn up.
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:iconalrynn:
Alrynn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you for a very useful advice :) I'll make sure to try it out first! I indeed heard a lot about using it right, otherwise a lot of paintings were lost...
I guess it just sounds easy to use so people take it lightly. Thanx again! :hug:
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Erozja Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Hi! :meow: You have been FEATURED in my journal... Magic of watercolors #7 :iconjoyloveplz:
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, that's very kind of you :hug:
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:iconerozja:
Erozja Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
:blowkiss:
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:iconfrozen-city:
Frozen-City Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the atmosphere in this one!! And the cockatoo's expression is so adorable!!! :love: Amazing job, and use of colors, once again!! :clap:
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THanks! I can't take credit for the cockatoo's expression, that belongs to the photographer which photo I used as a reference. He is awfully cute though, isn't he? All parrots are :)
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:iconfrozen-city:
Frozen-City Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, he's such a cutie!! :heart: Well you maybe can't take credit for the bird's expression, but you can take credit for recreating it perfectly and adorably ;)!! :blowkiss:
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Nyffetyff Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student General Artist
oooh, I like the contrast to the background
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconrawenna:
rawenna Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
The spatters are great :) I'm glad to see so many new, fantastic, paintings from you!
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad that you're glad :)
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly fantastic.
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ZsofiaGyuker Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
I simply love this painting :) Great how you created the soft light and the movement. I really like the colors too. This painting has such a peaceful athmosphere :love: Very lovely :)
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug: I'm glad you like this - I had lot of painting this :) I wanted to be kind of a happy picture :)
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
This is simply beautiful! Great work! Was it by any chance referenced from this?
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I did! I forget to put the link into description :( (But it's there now) Thank you for your kind words :)
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:iconjajka24:
Jajka24 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Ooo, ten je krásný.. :aww:
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Děkuju :) Kakaduové jsou fešáci!
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Paralyzedhearts22 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is ridiculous! The colors are so pretty!!
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why is that ridiculous? But thank you :)
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:iconparalyzedhearts22:
Paralyzedhearts22 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It's ridiculous because it's so amazing! O: lol you're welcome
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful work, love how you did the feather and the texture of the background
.. which brand of paper did you test btw?
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahnemühle Leonardo watercolour paper :) I usually use 300 lb hot press Arches, but it has somewhat dull colours, and I don't like that...
Thank you for your kind words! :hug:
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:iconicarosteel:
icarosteel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Nice piece. I like how you painted the background.
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :hug: Me too!
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:iconicarosteel:
icarosteel Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
You're welcome! ;)
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JettieHier Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You call this a quickie???!!!
This would take me weeks and even then I wouldn't get this result. Big applause for you!
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, when I think of the last picture I painted (the Kruger Impala), which took me about 20 days, and this, which took me 1 day, then yeah, it's a quickie :D It's mostly because it's so tiny :) But thank you for your kind words :hug: (Btw. here you see how useful is masking fluid - I masked the entire cockatto, otherwise he would look like a piebald horse :D)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Beautiful job with great colour :)
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconsvera:
Svera Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
It's beautiful :) (And I love splatters, too ;))
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug: It's such a funny technique, I'm afraid I'm going to abuse it from now on :D Although my carpet and wall behind my desk are spekled now :D
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Svera Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
You're welcome :hug: As long as you're happy with your new wall, everything is alright :D
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I happy with my wall, but my husband isn't very happy with our carpet :D
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:iconsvera:
Svera Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Maybe it's time for a new one ;)
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nooo, we put it in a month before or so :D
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist
magical!! :)
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist
:iconhowdyplz: :hug:
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Stormphyre Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
This is lovely. The background REALLY makes the 'too pop out. Gotta say, i love the splattering too
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug: I was hoping the colours would work!
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tesskou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
I love this! You've handled the whites really well and captured the cheeky nature of the cockatoo perfectly. :) I can only hope my cockatoo drawing turns out half as good as this (if I ever finish it!).

Just one thing to keep in mind: parrots only have two forward pointing toes, and two that point back. It looks like you have three forward pointing toes on the left leg.
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you like the picture.
And you're right about the fingers, I know that parrots have two and two, but apparently I forgot when I was painting this. I'll keep it in mind next time :)
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:icontesskou:
tesskou Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
You're welcome. I only noticed coz see cockatoos almost every day (there's a family raising young in the tree next to my house). :)
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now I envy you so much. I wish I lived in Australia only because of the parrots! :D
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