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Scarlet Macaw

14 Feb 2013
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We had these in flocks in the trees around our house in Costa Rica. Lots of noise to go with all that Fantastic Color. I took 2 days working on this - wanting to be quite realistic, tho I can't totally get away from all the impressionist influences.

One layer was used to digitally paint the bird. I then painted the flower on a second layer. On the third layer, I generated a gradient Bkg to really punch the colors on the bird. Appx 8x10 at 400 ppi.


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Margo5 wrote
on 14 Feb 2013 12:16 PM

Lovely work, as always.

Charlie Gunn wrote
on 14 Feb 2013 6:30 PM

Beautiful bird.

danielevy wrote
on 14 Feb 2013 9:47 PM

cute!

on 14 Feb 2013 11:05 PM

Very nice!