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Agapornis - gli inseparabili



this was one of the five special paintings that I made for Christmas, I made one painting for color, this was the green one.


watercolor and charcoal on paper (300g)
30cm x 23cm






; red
; pink
; blue
; green
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Critique by George-Coombs Dec 9, 2012, 8:30:21 AM
The splash of colour really makes this painting stand out, mainly because of how vibrant both the bird is, and obviously the hair. The thing I love the most though are the eyes! They're phenomenal. What makes them though is the darkness and lifelessness the eyes actually possess. They create a massive contrast between the vibrant splash and the dark sepia colour. The skin tone really looks fantastic as well, like it always does. I find that the way the nose and mouth are painted really show extreme detail, likewise to the eyes. In overall it's another superb painting. Well done.
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This is just gorgeous! I've always loved the way you do portraites but this is something else. The use of color (as always) is very rich, the random spatters of color give a real sence of life and movement. I think the most captivating part of this portraite is the eyes, the shading and deep layers of color in them really draws the viewer to the centre of the piece. I think if i were to change anything in this painting, i think i would add a bit more to the hair, i would have made it look a bit fuller with darker colors. Other than that its breathtaking :D
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Supersam1906 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
what kind of watercolors do you use? and do you use cold press or hot press paper?
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Citeron Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Nice work. 
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Onyana Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Astounding!! Instant fav.
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DarkHollowLover1313 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The eyes are very life-like and I love the color that you used! Your artwork is very, very lovely :3
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KingdomAvatar333 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful, love the eyes and the hair. Extremely well done.
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MCR-BVB-FOB-forever Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
her eyes..
are so beautiful
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belletrixer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
this one's my favorite :D
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Uka28 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Zombie Kid
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07124ever Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
what type of paper do you use? i love how the watercolor works perfectly on the surface of the paper. your artwork is really beautiful!!
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mrhookerg0 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hey, her use watercolor paper... this special paper dont do "waves" on the paper, when you put water.
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hemlockandhawthorn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Absolutely miraculous use of color. Very inspiring!
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the-suns-friend Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Photographer
I LOOOOVE her eyes. They are so intense and almost scary, but absolutely beautiful.
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Heymelo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
This is lovely. I can almost feel what she is feeling by looking at her expression. The colours support this.
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Gummage Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are the contrasts in your work i love. Really comes out the screen and nourishes my brain with all sorts of sensory overloads
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RedRoseBlue Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
She looks like she's just been crying. Tender and haunting work.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your wonderful work has been featured in my journal: [link] :heart:
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aguadefminor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Green is the best!
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nero231 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Digital Artist
this just simply amazing. i love it so much, the watercolor use is incredible. thank you for making such great stuff.
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:iconbarfighter:
Barfighter Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful, but it feels like despair
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rosiemayx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The highlighting on the eyes really makes the illustration. So full of emotion. I love it!
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skirringsilver Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. I love her slightly parted lips, those wayward strands of hair, and the splotches and specks of color. Her eyes encapsulate all. Simple yet amazing <3
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OonaghAncaireBattle Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hey there! This beautiful work has been featured here: [link]
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Bhatidraws Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
YOU are a Inspiration to me!!
THANK YOU!!
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Dandeliona8 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
awesome!
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Eso-UNR Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Stop being so good
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UnripeApple Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The green and yellow work so well in this to bring the subject and her pet together. Amazing artwork!
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FaeFaeMoku Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Simply Stunning! :3
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charlotterae Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
In. Love.
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Bukashendra Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's simply incredible what you can do with watercolors.
I'm just in love with your style. Watched all the videos on YouTube as well... inspires me so much.
I never been a huge fun of traditional paintings and watercolor paintings in particular but you just changed it all.
Thank you.
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anni11 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student
OMG! i like the eyes
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illslice Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
these are hauntingly beautiful
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jesusmarvelite3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh goodness, the green in this piece is shocking to the senses. Just brilliant work.
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feelingart Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
if you were my teacher in ART<3
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metalman666 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
the child is creepy
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thesexbluexeyes Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am the biggest fan of your work, I can't even pick a favorite. Your work is phenomenal. Your technique is amazing and your ideas/concepts make your work that much more fantastic. Well done.
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TamlinSky Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wonderful....absolutely. One of the best portraits I've ever seen.
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DougQ Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist
With 2100 favs already I feel unworthy to even look at it.
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LillianAStorm Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Artist
She's so beautiful!
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lordportico Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Those eyes are amazing. THey make her look like a vampire.
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aroun Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Just... WOOW!
Her eyes are so much expressive...
It's beautiful !
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ThisArtistsProof Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to have your talent
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HectorMcreyes Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great
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paintitwithcoffee Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Zombie-like
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zanulalex Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love your work , i love this one , i love your use of colours and the dinamics
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AirborneSoul Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
i love the emotion you've captured here.. but i disagree that the hair should be darker, i think that would steal focus from the eyes. brilliant painting, as always
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Cazzimoon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks awsome! <3 Thought it was a zombie girl you should try something scary! <3 love ur work like allllllllllwaysssssssssssss
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InsistUpon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Stunning
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copperfool Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Love the bird!
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KaYlEeAnNbOoGaLoO Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
This piece is breath taking!!! You'r technique is perfect (something I personally envy), you'r colors contrast wonderfully and the details in the face, eyes and lips are spectacular... But there's something about this picture I don't like and I'm honestly not sure what it is... The face is wonderfully realistic and proportional.... I think it's the eyes, they almost creep me out not because they are not freaking amazing but because the eyes seem to be the main focal point of the drawing but I feel they are, maybe too intense for this photo... I don't know... I feel the colors in the background (light greens,yellows and browns)+the bird say happy go lucky and the eyes say opposite.
Anyways if you were going for intense you nailed it :) hahaha
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noemieSworld Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
because freekles are the best thing in the world :love:
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