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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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Daily Deviation

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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:iconharpyja:
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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:iconlissastar:
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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:iconquaddles-roost:
Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely :iconbeerglompplz:
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:iconharpyja:
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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:iconharpyja:
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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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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FlipnoteSaba Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BIRDEH eDe
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Jovirenee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this! And excellent work with the salts! Ive recently tried the salt effect, and it just turn out right! One of these days haha
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This was the first time it worked :D
Thank you!
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MorganFireStables Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very different! Love it!
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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kpearlescent88 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love love love! I love birds of all kinds and I own a conure myself, and this beautifully daptures all the textures and colors of the hornbill as well as its personality. It reminds me so much of the expression my bird makes when he's happy to have nabbed a treat. Well done!
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I owned senegal parrots, so I know this expression :)
Yes, he is happy, too, to get his golden pearl... Thank you :)
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sinribbon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Very skillful painting and attention to detail. Lovely!
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconsinribbon:
sinribbon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconsketcherjak:
sketcherjak Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
outstanding!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing details and colors
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconzee-who:
Zee-Who Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Congrats on your Daily Deviation!:squee::heart:
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I am still amazed :D
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:iconhalfofhundred:
halfofhundred Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is gorgeous :heart:
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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LaylaAmaris7 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Beautiful
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:iconsmokey-doodle:
Smokey-Doodle Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so lovely!
I love the contrast, and the light color theme. Great water color effects~
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really lovely. I like the contrasts between the feathers and beak details, and the subtle effects of the salt. Congrats on the DD!
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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:iconiltassista:
ilTassista Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
wonderful, really!
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
a very lovely piece! :nod:
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
:) you're absolutely welcome! i noticed after i commented that you received a DD for this
painting... that's so awesome and well-deserved :nod: congrats! :rose:
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MinkuLul Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
stunning!
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Impressive toning. I like the combination of colors used.
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Abdullah267158 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
wow i like this
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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:iconvoiceless-song:
voiceless-song Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Wild + calm + restless + deep + elegant = BEAUTIFUL!!!
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:iconharpyja:
harpyja Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for appreciating it :)
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voiceless-song Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)

Btw, if it's ok, could you please drop by my gallery sometime? I'm looking for comments to make progress. Thanks first.
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