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Golden Pearl by harpyja Golden Pearl by harpyja
A Silvery-cheeked Hornbill (Bycanistes brevis).

I know, the hornbill turned out very blue (ordinary the feathers are black with a blue gloss), but there is also a golden pearl in his beak and a very abstract background, so I think that's ok.

This is the first time I used salt and it WORKED!

About 10 hours / watercolour, Polychromos coloured pencils, golden paint marker, pencils, rough and fine salt on watercolour paper.



EDIT: A Daily Deviation - Thank you so much! :D :) ;)
(This is my first one, I was very confused about all the messages... :D)
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This wonderful mixed media piece of a hornbill is only one of many great works of art in this artists gallery Golden Pearl by ~harpyja ( Suggested by Russockshitha and Featured by Astralseed )
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xcherryx1986 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist
great!!!!!!!!!!!
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Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely :iconbeerglompplz:
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harpyja Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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TJSGrimm Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is phenomenal, I'm glad you got a DD out of it <3
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I love this colours and style!
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harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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MeChaos Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Absolutely fantastic detail of the colored feathers! The blue on the cheek and wing is, as you admitted, very blue, but in the right lighting I've observed the silvery-cheeked hornbill to have that lustrous iridescent blue color. I'm curious as to why you didn't color in all the feathers though. No matter what though this is a beautiful watercolor of a majestic and in my experience very noisy bird.
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harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! Unfortunately I have never seen a silvery-cheek live (Only the popular species - Great Hornbill, Knobbed Hornbill...) so I only know them from photographies. At some pictures the feathers looked very blue and I liked it so much :)
Some feathers stayed white (or with some pale watercolour) and look very flat because I wanted the hornbill merging with the background - so the watercolour parts and the drawing become one level. Something like this was my intention ;)
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MeChaos Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Ahh I see! Very well done! You have a magnificent talent for drawing birds! Keep up the great work! :)
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harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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