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I have been meaning to draw a Kea for a while, but wasn't sure I'd be able to portray them quite right. Let me know any thoughts you may have!

The Kea is a parrot, although to most people it probably wouldn't look like one. They're native to New Zealand, often found in forested or alpine areas, and they're famous for being pesky little vandals. It's not uncommon for them to destroy parts of cars and steal human belongings. Interestingly, they're also omnivores, and although it's not uncommon for parrots to eat bugs, Keas have been known to attack full-sized mammals. Their beak isn't that sharp looking for nothing!

This was done in colored pencil as usual, probably took around eight hours total. I am not the best with inanimate objects, if you couldn't tell :XD: But I am working on it. The snow is paint :)


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Raven-and-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love his expression! That eye is perfect. :)
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TheLostTargaryen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! The colours are especially gorgeous, they really look like jewels in amongst the duller feathers, and are really the redeeming part of the kea ;-) Plus I love the snow, it really gives the drawing a feeling of spontaneity and movement. Beautiful job! :clap:
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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dragonis-7 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
hahaha, this is a funny one. This bird looks so cute you can't be angry at him for long as he's stealing one of your things. ^_^
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe thanks :aww:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
What beautiful work! :clap:
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconphilippel:
philippeL Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificent!
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconrebeccabrogden:
RebeccaBrogden Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   Digital Artist
This deviation has been featured here: [link] :)
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome, thank you! :)
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Compliments for this excellent work. It is so beautiful, I really love it so much...and...I love those little vandals :-)
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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TaniaAV Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
your fantastic artwork has been featured in :iconnaturalworldartists: [link]
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thank you very much :D
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
you're welcome:aww:
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:iconvalkyriestears:
Valkyriestears Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore keas and this is beautiful! :D
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too, thank you :)
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:iconsilentasshadows:
SilentAsShadows Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahaha I love these birds, they have SUCH a personality to them!
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They really do!
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iksaxophone Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Wow. Jaw dropping detail. That eight hours certainly paid off. :+fav:
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbluewingartist:
BlueWingArtist Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome painting, i didn't knew this kind of parrot before! But it looks interesting with the snow! :omfg:
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww: Yeah they're not as frequently heard of because people don't really own them as pets :)
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akcattykit Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Nice work!
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconakcattykit:
akcattykit Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
You're very welcome! :D
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:iconphilosophyofdeath:
philosophyofdeath Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you're one of my favourite artists: top 3 :)
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :love:
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:iconwindicious:
Windicious Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love Keas! I saw a documentary on them once, very interesting little birds!
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes they are! :D
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Dustywallpaper Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mean bird stealing snow! Jk XD Love it! :)
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha nice! :XD: Thanks!
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Criswolf01 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great Job!!
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Teavian Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Digital Artist
This looks amazing! I really love the details in the feathers and the snow. I also really like the pocketwatch in there, it's a nice addition!
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconteavian:
Teavian Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Digital Artist
You're welcome~!
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:iconpolevaultable:
Polevaultable Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great snow effect!!! fantastic as always!
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Jarredsart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love the atmosphere great piece!
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconjarredsart:
Jarredsart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome ^_^
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xXShiningstar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
It's so beautiful! The colors look really great and the snow brightens the whole picture!
Yeah you have to watch out for them when you go to the mountains- they stalk the parking lots and go for the rubber on the cars- puncture wheels, rip off windscreen wipers and wreck anything they can reach!
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Aww what trouble makers x) I think they're adorable but I don't think I'd like dealing with them. I do love my car.
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DIUC Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG, I love the colors in her (his?) wings! So pretty:)
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too, thank you!
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DIUC Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As always, no prob:)
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fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
:wow: Nice job! =D I think it kind of looks like a cross between a hawk and a parrot. :giggle:
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They sort of do! :)
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