January 25, 2011

Yellow Crested Cockatoo WIP Finished

Yellow Crested Cockatoo
20 x 30 cm on  Arches 185 gsm Smooth Watercolor Paper.

Finished Cockatoo.  I will put it aside for a few days and then see if it needs any tweaking. 
My next project is a commission .

39 comments:

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Dors, you just keep getting better and better!!! I love everything about this - the details, the contrasts, the touch of colour all come together perfectly. You amaze me with the beautiful darks you achieve too - fantastic!!!

Vic said...

Beautiful work Dors,I just love this one.

Dors said...

Thank you Karen. I appreciate your comments. They always so encouraging.
Hugs
Thank you Vic I am so glad you love this one. appreciate you comment. :)

"JeanneG" said...

Just perfect. Good work.

Dors said...

Thank you Jeane. Hugs.

Richard Klekociuk said...

Lovely work, Dors. The bird has great character, and so do you!

sue said...

This leaps off the page Dors - real 3D effect and I love the little touch of yellow on the tail.

Great work :o)

AutumnLeaves said...

A beautiful and expressive piece, Doreen! And thank you for your kind words!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Dors, I love this one, especially the little splash of yellow. Wonderful work and thank you for sharing your talent.

All the best to you
Joan

Wendy Mould said...

WOW!!! You did a great job, I particularly like that splash of color. It really sets up your focal point.

Dors said...

Thank you so much Joan and Wendy. Glad you like the plash of yellow. :)

Dors said...

Thank you Richard. Love the comment. :D

Thank you Sue and Sherry. The touch of color is getting to be something I can't resist doing now. LOL. glad you all like that.

Pat said...

You've captured him well, Dors. They may be a pest, but they make an entrancing subject! xx

Dors said...

They sure do Pat. I know how much a pest they can be but Nev loves to photograph them...I just hope they don't end up destroying the garden.

Thank you for your kind comment Pat.

Jan said...

This is beautiful, Dors. It looks almost as if it had been done on porcelain or ivory or some other ultra smooth support.

Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

I love it! That touch of yellow just makes it sing! Well done!

Dors said...

Thank you so much Jan and Gretchen.

Jan..I was going to do a graphite BG (clouds etc) but then I thought it may look too much. what do you think ?

Lene said...

hi Dors
Adorable :)

Jan said...

Hmmm, my first thought was that a few clouds might really enhance it if they're subtle enough. Can you try it with PhotoShop first and see what it looks like?

Gary Keimig said...

it really came out nice Doreen. Love the little bits of color you use.

Fito said...

Excellent work!!

Krista Hasson said...

Wow! This I think is my new favorite. It is awesome, I love the pose and curious look, you really captured the personality of these birds.

Dors said...

Lene, Jan, Gary Fito and Krista.
Thank you so much for your comments. They are so much appreciated.

LynnK said...

perfection Dors, absolute perfection

Colette Theriault said...

Very nicely done Dors! Love the detail and the splashes of yellow!

Dors said...

Thank you so much Lynn. I always appreciate your visits. ;)

Dors said...

Thank you Colette. your comments are much appreciated. ;) have a great drawing day.

Gwen Bell said...

What a fabulous composition! I can't get enough of your ultra realistic style and your signature touch of adding one area of color to the b/w drawing. Absolutely stunning!

Dors said...

Thank you so much Gwen. Your so kind. :) Glad you like it.

DEB said...

How beautiful Dors! I can almost feel the softness of those feathers. Your work is just STUNNING!!

Dors said...

Thank you Deb. much appreciated.

fifo said...

stunning drawing....hat down for you :)
how much time take it to you?

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Great job, Dors. Love the bit of color. It really draws the eye.

Dors said...

Thank you Fifo for your comment. I never count the time when drawing. at a guess around 12 - 15 hours.

Thank you Barbara. It has become my signature work . :)

shirley fachilla said...

Beautiful drawing. Such a wonderful feel for the line.
I, too, love the touch of yellow. Then I scrolled down your blog and found the gorgeous and colorful lorikeets. Wow!

hmuxo said...

This is such an amazing piece!!! I must have looked at it several times! Perfect!

Dors said...

Thank you so much Shirley and Hmuxo for visiting and your kind comments.

sam said...

Stunning Dors, I was waiting to see this finished and then I missed it(
I really like the bit of colour it works so well, great detail)

Dors said...

Thank you Sam . Happy painting :)