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:iconrobert-kim-karen:
robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this one. Very colorful, and a little bizzare. Reminds me of Mardi Gras. You did a great job with the color flow and layering.
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blu-ish Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
thank you :nod: what's Mardi Gras if you don't mind me asking?
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robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Mardi Gras is a tradition that is celebrated here on Fat Tuesday, which the day before Ash Wednesday. Ash wednesday is the first day of Lent, 40 days of fasting before Easter, and a huge Catholic church tradition. Though the practice of Lent and the ritual of Ash Wednesday is primarily for the religious, Mardi Gras is a festival celebrated by anyone who wants an excuse to get out, have a few drinks and generally carouse around. It's similar to Carnivales that can be found in many latin american countries, and is a tradition that goes back many centuries, originating in Europe.

It includes dressing up in masked costumes, the more outlandish the better. And joining in a Parade through town. It's the colorful and often feathered costumes that this painting brings to mind. Here's some video of the event [link]

The main Mardi Gras event has been traditionally in New Orleans, Louisianna but many other cities are beginning to hold celebrations and parades now too. Including here in San Diego.

How fun, huh?
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
ah right, Thanks for the info!

We have something very simular to it; Carnaval.

We dress up silly and we also have a parade :nod: and off course everybody drinks a lot of alcahol

seems fun :nod::w00t:
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WolfXGizmosis Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Its like a parrot is evolving in to a human! Very nice choice of colors, the only thing I am not to keen on is the eyes, they seem a little unfocused, but if you put them in to the context of a bird rather than a human they feel more fitting.
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
thank you. yeah I know I tried to modify them, but that didn't work out very well. thank you for you opinion :heart:
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:iconwolfxgizmosis:
WolfXGizmosis Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
At least you gave it a try!
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ClaudiaConstantino Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved the idea ^__^ :+fav:
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
thank you :heart:
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ClaudiaConstantino Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome:aww:
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TheTowerSentry Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
She's like one of those colour birds, right? What medium did you use, the colours are so vibrant!
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
yeah parrots :nod: thank you :)

I used plakaat paint. It's somewhat compairable with acryl paint, but for paper. I use the brand Talens :nod: after that I just scanned it at school :nod:
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Viscious-Speed Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009   General Artist
It's very Cirque Du Soleil in a way. Love the colors & great job on the feathers.
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
thank you, that's a lovely thing to say, I just love Cirque du Soleil :):heart:
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CptnRedArt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
nice colouring! all blends very well together!
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
thank you :nod::heart:
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bubbles3000 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
All of those colours are so beautiful!
Great job.
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
thank you, I a colouraddict myself so that's great to hear :nod::heart:
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:iconbubbles3000:
bubbles3000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Great!
No problem:)
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:iconlona-green-butterfly:
hehe this one made me smile! funny idea and lovely colors :3 , and very daring too guess your mother was just put off by a parrot like woman, it's not something you see every day after all
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
thank you :star: ohw my mom didn't really like it because the chin is off :nod: but good guess :)
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anmhm2090 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Aaaah!! such lovely colors...:D
awesum ...awesum..>:D
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
thanks :D :heart:
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anmhm2090 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
^^
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subjectivereality Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
I certainly love it!
Perhaps it's just my affinity with rainbows, though~ <3
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
thank you! yeah it does reminds people of the rainbow :D
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Schatten-Drache Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really interresting style you have!
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
thank you! :)
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SaudiDude Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
I like this. its very original
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
thank you :)
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gayrainbowfish Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
I like this very much. your use of color is beautiful, and as for the proportions, its only very VERY slightly off. the feeling and color are so striking that i didn't even notice until i looked very closely *which i wouldn't have done had you not said anything*
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blu-ish Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
thank you for your lovely comment :), I think artists themselves and people who are really familliar with your work can spot mistakes much easier.
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gayrainbowfish Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Of course!
yeah. it is much easier to scrutinize when you know someones skill level.
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
indeed :nod:
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:iconicarosteel:
icarosteel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
very nice, the colours are cool!!!..what materials did you use?
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
thank you :hug: I used aquarel paper and paint that's called ' plakaatverf' in dutch. I have run the word through every translation machine but I can't seem to translate it, sorry. You might want to compare it to acryl paint, but you can use a whole lot more more with it, although it's not aquarell paint. you might want to check this site, I think it wil explain it. --> [link]
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:iconicarosteel:
icarosteel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
mmmm...I don't understand dutch, but I think to know what is...i found this: [link] is this?
anyway, the texture looks very nice!!! :worship:
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
thank you :hug:, but I don't think the site you conjured up, is the stuff I use. the brand I use is called 'talens'.
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:iconicarosteel:
icarosteel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
mmm..ok, you're welcome!! ;)
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Mootchie18 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
wow.... it is so abstract, i love it!
the colors are blended perfectly, and it is so well done!
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
thank you for your great comment!:hug:
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:iconmootchie18:
Mootchie18 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
you are ever so welcome!
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IwannapokeIt Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
ooh it lovely =D its so happy =D
is it paint?

why didnt your mom like it 0.o
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
thank you so much :hug: it does have a happy vibe to it doesn't it, and yes it's paint :nod:
and my mom didn't like it because the face is off balance/ out of proportion, the chin for example.
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:iconiwannapokeit:
IwannapokeIt Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Ah well it doesnt have to be perfect! And i didnt even notice that ^^
I think its pretty =D You're welcome :hug:
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
and thanks again :D and your right it doesn't have to be perfect :nod: funny how you notice flaws more easy in your own work than that of someone else.
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:iconiwannapokeit:
IwannapokeIt Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
That's very true, i notice that with my classmates a lot =D When they think something looks coowl im like but this is wrong and this and this :O and they do the same :XD:
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
yeah indeed, that's what it's like with me too :nod:
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