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Old 03-21-2019, 11:06 AM
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"Hello!" Green and Gold Macaw ~ xposted in Colored Pencil forum

I finished this not-so-little fella recently and wanted to share. The pose has a friendly greeting quality which I thought would make for an engaging paper sculpture.



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Specifications: 24" x 18" mixed media paper sculpture
Cardstock and foam core for the armature
Prismacolor pencil on Mi-Teintes paper for the feathers
Art and scrapbooking paper for the background
Reference photo credit: A. Adair-Nichols, used with permission

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Re: "Hello!" Green and Gold Macaw ~ xposted in Colored Pencil forum

Hi Rob. This is, as usual, simply stunning! He does have a friendly, engaging pose and expression. The details in the beak are wonderful, and those feathers are amazing. Well done!
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Re: "Hello!" Green and Gold Macaw ~ xposted in Colored Pencil forum

Wow! Beautiful!
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Re: "Hello!" Green and Gold Macaw ~ xposted in Colored Pencil forum

This is wonderful. I love the detail in all those feathers and I really like how you've framed him too. Thanks for posting this in our forum.
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Re: "Hello!" Green and Gold Macaw ~ xposted in Colored Pencil forum

Amazing. What a wonderful creation. He looks so real!

How did you create him? Do you colour each piece of paper that makes up his feathers, etc?
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Explendid work... is fabulous
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This knocks my socks off. LOL! Beautiful!
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Absolutely stunning. I am bowled over by your talent.
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Re: "Hello!" Green and Gold Macaw ~ xposted in Colored Pencil forum

Sorry I haven't been around to post my gratitude for your comments.

Schuee ~ the paper sculpture begins with a card stock armature which serves as a 3 dimensional support for the feathers and other colored elements. Each feather is then colored, cut out, molded to a slight curve and then glued to the armature. Extremely time consuming but the end result (especially when viewed in person) is well worth it.

Thank you all again!

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Thanks for the information, Rob.
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Well done!
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what a amazing piece and brought a tear to my eye and my heart.. I lost my best buddy 2 yrs ago on Turkey day and to this day my heart wishes he was still here..
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This is absolutely wonderful!
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So realistic! An amazing job on this lovely bird!
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