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Right Here Waiting by bluekoinu Right Here Waiting by bluekoinu
Well here is the reason why I've been absent for so long. On August 20th my little buddy Cosmo passed away suddenly. Of course I really was not in the mood to paint but about a week later I got this composition in my head and began working on it.
When things began to feel better I then got news my Grandfather had passed away (when it rains it pours as they say). So this got put on hold. I was away spending time with my family which was very healing. When I got home, for the first time in a while I was able to stay focused on my art for more than 30 minutes. So many hours and a several tears later my tribute to my little friend is done.

I put him with his favourite treat, the nectarine. He was a fiend when it came to this fruit and would insist he have the piece I was eating instead of the one I gave him. He was a little clown and had the strangest chirp that sounded like a cat mewing (even though I don't own cats). Most of all he loved a particular blue bell that he snuggled like a teddy bear. He followed me wherever I went and would watch TV on my knee. And like all good little birds enjoyed nibbling the pencil or tablet pen even if it was in use.
You were a wonderful friend and will be missed, Cosmo.

Used the Leaf Brush set [link] from :iconmynti:

Image © Nicole Martel
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iv4etoK Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is the most amazing budgie drawing i've seen :O I'm sorry about your baby bird. I have almost the same colors budgie and he is a bit sick :( i pray for him every day. I'm thinking of turning your drawing into a tattoo some day because it looks so much like my Sushi Bird - it's his name
satishverma Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful creation.
JauneAnora Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, omg. Absolute awesome Job. I'm amazed from this.

bluekoinu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =^-^=
JauneAnora Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome <3
Imamaniac Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I've had a bird like this many years ago. Exactly the same, as I recall. Wonderful companions. We taught him many tricks, and he did so well. Sadly, he was a little clumsy while eating out of his food bowl, and he got stuck. A horrifying death, must I say. I do remember crying for days.

But I've never cried as much as this week, from Monday onwards, when I had to euthanise my best friend; a two year old cat Mishka. She was positive for leukosis, and we had to put her down. Watching her giving away her last breaths of life was devastating. She supported me in my best times of need.

I'm very sorry for your loss, altho the picture was posted quite a while ago. But the picture is astounding!
bluekoinu Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry about your losses. Our pets are truly wonderful gifts in our lives. I still miss my Cosmo very much but I am grateful for the friendship he gave me. I am glad you like my painting of him =^-^=
43luva Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Hey that looks just like my bird! :D
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Budgies are so awesome :D
Neonbluewolf Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student General Artist
So sorry :( Beautiful picture the bird looks real i thought this was a real picture. looks just like my bird
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