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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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Given 2013-01-12
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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Lissastar Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm inspired! I have never tried polychromos coloured pencils, got to put that on my shopping list 
:) (Smile) 
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harpyja Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
They are really expensive, but they are the best coloured pencils I have ever used!
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Lissastar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I will give them a try Nod 
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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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