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The Alex Foundation Donation by KristynJanelle The Alex Foundation Donation by KristynJanelle
This is just what the title says... The Alex Foundation agreed to let me draw Alex and they will be posting it on their website to raise money for the foundation. For those of you who don't know who Alex was, he was an African Grey parrot that was involved in an experiment conducted over 30-some years by Irene Pepperberg. He paved the way for avian intelligence research and was completely brilliant, but unfortunately died pretty young. You can read more about him on the foundation website here [link] and I would highly recommend reading the book Alex & Me.

I'll post an update when it actually goes up on the site, if anyone is interested in buying it.

Colored Pencil on recycled paper, worked on and off for three days.
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:iconmoondragonwings:
I have had several birds, and they can get so attached to their person, Alex got really attached to an intern, in all the videos I saw of Alex after the intern left, showed a depressed bird...I felt so sorry for him.
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KristynJanelle Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I have several birds as well. I know how they are. I have never heard that about Alex and an intern. I do know that when Dr. Pepperberg was away Alex suffered from depression. Overall, though, he was a very stimulated bird. Got more attention and love than most birds ever get.
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FlyingMidnite Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your drawing are amazing!
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KristynJanelle Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconyouvegotmaille:
That is so cool! Love that you're supporting their work, and your birds are amazing.
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KristynJanelle Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconislammostafa:
wow your are so talanted
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KristynJanelle Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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PrettyBirdie1 Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful :)
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KristynJanelle Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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