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Blue and Gold Macaw - Redrawn AGAIN by KristynJanelle Blue and Gold Macaw - Redrawn AGAIN by KristynJanelle
In July, I decided to redraw one of my Blue & Gold Macaw drawings from two years prior. I wanted to see how much I had improved, and where I could continue to improve. Now, only four months later, the one I drew in July looked so flawed to me.... so I had to give it another try.
July 2012 Attempt : [link]
August 2010 Attempt : [link]

At the time I drew the original in 2010, I thought it was just fantastic. I was ridiculously proud of myself, and it stayed on my wall until this year, when I rejoined deviantart and started to realize I could do better. (There is no longer any version of this portrait on my wall - the Glaucous Macaw is there instead). Well, when I first redrew it I corrected a lot in relation to the anatomy, added more detail to the yellow feathering, and worked on the shading and composition a bit. Then, after a few months, I realized that I completely left out a lot of important details, such as the detailing on the feathers and beak, and the texture of the skin on the face. So here's the newest version, four months later.

Roughly 9 hours, colored pencil on recycled paper.

This piece is for sale! Check out my Etsy shop this this and other listings : [link]

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Je-ssi Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the colors and the way how you draw the feathers !
KristynJanelle Oct 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :heart:
Je-ssi Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome Hug 
All your drawings are so beautiful and lovable. And epic. Too bad that I suck in drawing..
KristynJanelle Oct 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! It just takes a lot of practice, I used to suck too :P
Jet-B Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am loving it!! I used to have this bird, and he was pretty incredible. You capture Mccaws really well :) great job
Loell567 Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks just like my little Marvey...
I wish he hadn't passed away :(
KristynJanelle Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww I'm sorry :( How old was he?
Loell567 Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not really sure :l
He was young and he had epilepsy. :(
One day he had a seizure that wouldn't stop and we had to have him put down :(
Sally21202 Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't know birds could have epilepisy. So sorry for your loss. =(
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