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Call Of The Jungle by LolliponyBrony Call Of The Jungle by LolliponyBrony
Horray for my 100th deviation! ^^ I decided to draw something rather difficult and complicated. This bird is the scarlet macaw, a very colourful bird indeed! At the start, I was feeling fairly confident, getting the sketch down after a few errors, but once I started colouring, I felt overwhelmed by all the feathers. Even my eyes got sore from all that red at one point. What frustrated me most was that all my colour pencils were rolling all over the place. I think I used something like 35+ pencils! I did discover a method to colour in the feathers lacing the body, but still tedious nonetheless. Despite all this, I don't think I've ever enjoyed myself more. I can't express how proud I am of this! Truly my finest work yet ;P (I say that to myself every single time xD ) 

I've come a long way since my first post here xD If you want to look at it, here it is: fav.me/d7j4e59
I can only imagine what is coming another 100 deviations later. Thank you all so much for allowing me to share my passion for art!

Time Taken: 6 hours
Tools: Faber Castell HB pencil, prismacolor premier colored pencils (72 set)
Paper: Strathmore 400 series toned tanned paper (5.5in x 8.5in)
Reference: Scarlet Macaw 
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:iconsophia-eowyn:
Sophia-Eowyn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!! :la:
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh thank you so much! ^^
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:iconviperwings:
Viperwings Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully coloured! :D (Big Grin) +fav 
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconpk-condor:
pk-condor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
Is AWESOME =P :heart:
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:iconsquiwer:
Squiwer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
HORRAY! La la la la 

Aww, I'm so happy for you, Lolip!!! And proud too, my mother-sense can't stop beeping, hahaha! Looking to your first deviation feels so nostalgic now, it's clear that you've grown up a lot as an artist and I'm sure you'll succeed in following your path Meow :3 

Can't wait to see the 200th one! I'm sure it'll be super amazing Hug
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thankies! ^^ I suddenly feel old haha but I'm glad you're going to support me all the way (; to infinity and beyond! XD
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:iconsquiwer:
Squiwer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
To infinity and beyond! Buzz lightyear 
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:iconmapony240:
mapony240 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is crazy you've come so far im so exited for you! great work love the coloring it looks so realistic keep doing what you're doing!!
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh!! Thank you, thank you! If I keep it up for a year, I should be off to a solid start ;P lets see if I can xD
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:iconcaballero-nocturno:
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Is really beautiful :D!
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
thanks! ^^
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:iconbroqentoys:
broqentoys Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ah boy, you've improved so much! leaps and bounds have been made in such a short time. i look forward to seeing your future artwork :3
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Aww thank you so much! I've really been powering through this month ^^;
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:iconbroqentoys:
broqentoys Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
sure seems like it! you've improved a lot
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'll try to keep up this habit.
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:iconaqua-blade:
Aqua-Blade Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The color variety on this is just amazing.  I had to double take because it looked so real.
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Haha! Ohh thank you so much, Aqua! The deviation thumbnail makes it look better xD
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:iconimpenetrableshoe:
ImpenetrableShoe Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't tell you how lucky I am to be your friend. Seeing you grow as an artist is literally breathtaking. The amount of effort you invest into each piece is more than impressive, and the outcome is fantastic. This is beautifully vibrant and the textures are brilliant. I can tell you've learned so much through this whole summer.

blessings for many more years of joy in art, and many solid pats on the back (best thing I can really give you :P).
-David
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. I'm speechless. Thank you so much, David! I can't thank you enough for your encouragement!
I've actually really only done stuff in August, but yes, lots of doing ;P

I'm expecting those pats when I get back to school, David xD
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:iconlangustka:
Langustka Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truly amazing O.o
Well, for your 200th deviation you should try blue-and-yellow macaw :D
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Ohh thank you so much! I still wonder about your name xD
I just might try that next! I just love macaws! Absolutely eye stunning birds (:
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:iconlangustka:
Langustka Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Names aren't important, no need to wonder about it :DD
Yeah :3
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:iconarccahlon:
ArcCahlon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw the others and saw that you had some fears but looks like you had nothing to fear at all this came out so beautiful. you can see the the individual strands making up the feathers on the wing and i love how you use the shading to bring out the fluffy chest feathers too. you are really pushing out side of that bubble of yours and making some amazing art. 
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I was so worried about it, but as the colours started piecing themselves together, it really did bring back what I felt was missing!
Again, I'm playing some eye trickery xD It still takes a dreadful amount of time though but, thank you so much, once again, Arc!
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:iconarccahlon:
ArcCahlon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure. I'm loving this journey with your art, I can't wait to se where you'll take us next.
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
If only my art told a story! Now that, that'd be a journey.
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:iconarccahlon:
ArcCahlon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there called comics *nudge nudge* ^^
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Ohh... Derp ;P HAHA
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:iconkingosprey:
Kingosprey Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well at least he must have a deviations that doesn't looks as awesome as the others .... the first one maybe ? * take a look at the first deviation * Oh for the love of ......
Ayway ! Amazin work on this as always :D
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Aww shucks, stop it, you! XD Always at it with the words!

Haha! thank you so much Kingo!
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Kingosprey Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Words are amazing tools to play with , and my frenchy frenchiness wont stop me from doing so ! Also a 2 words comment ain't fun at all 
you're welcome :D
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Haha okay then! I wont hold you back :meow:
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:iconkingosprey:
Kingosprey Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Feeaarr teh words mah friend , they're coming for us !
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I'll leave future me to deal with that ;P
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:iconkingosprey:
Kingosprey Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Future you ? where is he ?
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Just over yonder
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:iconconceptbro:
Conceptbro Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another fantastic piece. I hope to see more like it soon.
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, Concept! More in store (;
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:iconrekibob:
rekibob Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
Dude... You were not kidding about having more amazing things to post.
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
xD I'm sorry, they just keep coming! I wonder what I'll draw next. I wonder!
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:iconvaser888:
vaser888 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, was not expecting you to complete this in one day ;P
Very beautiful. I really don't know how you do it.
I love how the stick looks like it's coming out of the paper fibers.
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
When I get into the zone, I can't get out until it's done xD I actually used to draw 10 hours straight back when I was pretty inefficient ;P
Thank you so much vaser! Perhaps I should stream these newer artworks!
I actually had not intended for that :P it actually bugs me that I didn't bother drawing the twig to the edge of the page.
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:iconoddishcrafts:
OddishCrafts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
That was fast! It looks absolutely incredible, so much detail!
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Always shaving my time down (; Thanks Oddish!
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:iconauburngeek:
AuburnGeek Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on 100 deviations :D

It's lovely! The colors are so beautiful and vibrant!
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! It's actually not nearly as vibrant as the bird. No joke! Creation truly is a wonder!
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:iconauburngeek:
AuburnGeek Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Yeah, it's incredible how vibrant the colors in nature can be!
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:iconlolliponybrony:
LolliponyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Agreed! I'm mostly fascinated and entranced by tropical creatures mostly due to their dramatic colour schemes. That's not to say I'm not a fan of local wildlife though ;P
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