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Sulfur Crested Cockattoo by Siluan Sulfur Crested Cockattoo by Siluan
Just a small little quickie to rest a bit and make my creative energy flowing. Plus I really wanted to test my new watercolor paper. It will need further testing, but for now it seems pretty great.
I really love splatters :D

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Watercolor, 30 x 21 cm
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Alrynn Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an increadible piece :) If i may ask, did you use a masking fluid to separate the bird from the background?
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Siluan Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yes, I did, I usually mask the foreground objects in my paintings (especially if they're light and the background is dark, as it is in this case).
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Alrynn Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the answer :) i really need to try masking fluid then!
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Siluan Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Depends on what sort of painting process you prefer. I know that some artists prefer not to use masking fluid at all... If you decide to try it, however, I'd sugest to try it on a scrap piece of paper first, as some watercolor papers don't handle masking fluid all that well and can get torn up.
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Alrynn Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you for a very useful advice :) I'll make sure to try it out first! I indeed heard a lot about using it right, otherwise a lot of paintings were lost...
I guess it just sounds easy to use so people take it lightly. Thanx again! :hug:
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Hi! :meow: You have been FEATURED in my journal... Magic of watercolors #7 :iconjoyloveplz:
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Siluan Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, that's very kind of you :hug:
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Frozen-City May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the atmosphere in this one!! And the cockatoo's expression is so adorable!!! :love: Amazing job, and use of colors, once again!! :clap:
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Siluan May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THanks! I can't take credit for the cockatoo's expression, that belongs to the photographer which photo I used as a reference. He is awfully cute though, isn't he? All parrots are :)
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