A portrait of Huntington, my blue-fronted amazon parrot. Used a couple references for pose, as well as my live model of course.
I love him!
He's two years old now, celebrated his second hatchday in July. He's a bit of a trouble-maker, but he is also eager to learn and he's a very healthy, happy bird . And yes, I know his name is random! A lot of people question it... he's named after one of our local beaches, because my dream growing up was to be awesome and chill on the beach with my parrot. Weird dream, I know. Plus, his name just causes confusion. When I'm at Huntington Beach and tell another bird owner that my parrot is named Huntington...
Colored pencil on recycled paper, in roughly six or seven hours overall.
Also for the record... yes he does have eyelashes, as do a lot of parrots! Look closely at them. I love showing that to people because no one ever realizes that birds have eyelashes too. I do commissions! See my journal : [link]