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Phaps chalcoptera by Kameyo07 Phaps chalcoptera by Kameyo07
This is one of my scientific plates entered for the Margaret Senior awards. I am extremely pleased with the way he turned our. He took about 15 hours so my time to do one of these is shortening. He was done with a watercolour wash base and then coloured pencil. I went over the iridescent feathers with an iridescent powder, to give them that sheen.

This species common name is the Common Bronzewing. They are one of the most common pigeons found in Australian and can be found in almost any environment apart from the densest rainforest and the driest desert.
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! :) Very lifelike, beautiful detail in the feathers. 
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Kameyo07 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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emmastothard Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I was so stunned by the feathers in this when I saw it! Not only the coloured ones but the grey/blue plumage as well. You should be very proud :D
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Kameyo07 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm quite happy with the way the colours came out :)
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EOS-Husky Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Photographer
Definitely worth the effort, it turned out very well. The colour gradient transition is wonderful :]
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Kameyo07 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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Aldeara Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh look at the cute little fatty lol he is worth all those man hours you put into him :)
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Kameyo07 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Haha why thank you! He is quite the little fatty.
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