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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
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satishverma Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful creation.
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JauneAnora Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, omg. Absolute awesome Job. I'm amazed from this.

:thumbsup::love:
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:iconbluekoinu:
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =^-^=
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JauneAnora Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome <3
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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!
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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 =^-^=
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43luva Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Hey that looks just like my bird! :D
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:iconbluekoinu:
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Budgies are so awesome :D
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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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:iconbluekoinu:
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =^-^= It took awhile to get his marking just right as I didn't have many photos of his back since he loved flirting with the camera, lol.
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Jthegymnast Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
This is incredibly beautiful, I love the colors but I'm sorry for your loss.
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:iconbluekoinu:
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Ultimate-Gale Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Such a powerful composition, I can feel the emotion you put in to this. Great work.
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:iconbluekoinu:
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =^-^=
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Ultimate-Gale Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
You're welcome
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Lavender-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!
what a beautiful budgie.
i thought it was a photo.
i am so sorry as to your loss.

my dad is an avid bird fancier and has well over 40 budgies. i have 3. they are comical little things and i love them x

what a beautiful painting xx
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bluekoinu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =^-^= They are definitely little clowns. Cosmo liked to do a funny little dance when you brought over a treat or jingled his bells.
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Lavender-dragon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
they can be very bad tempered at 5/6 weeks old. the baby we have in the house, screeches at us when we uncover him in the morning lol.
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RebelionMuda Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh man, I so relate to this... my friend Rita (she looked as Cosmo, but she was green) passed away years ago.

She was with me for 9 years... and was my best friend.

I'm very sorry for your loss =(
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bluekoinu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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naruto-kyo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist
really god job<3<3
it's look just like my old bird.
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:iconbluekoinu:
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =^-^=
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naruto-kyo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist
=^^= where have you learnt you to draw so good?
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:iconbluekoinu:
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I've been drawing since I can remember; it takes a lot of practice and dedication. I took art courses all through grade school and then was formally trained in the fine arts at the UofC and CapU.
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naruto-kyo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist
okey. that looks like heard work.
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:iconbluekoinu:
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It is. I lost track of time on this one but it took somewhere around 40-60 hours to complete. But I love doing it so it was time well spent =^-^=
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naruto-kyo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist
wow that was many hours.

i spend 3 hours at day to draw anime =^.^=
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bluekoinu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's good to draw every day :D I lose track of time when I start working on my art stuff but generally my days will be about 6-8hrs. However when there's a deadline or I'm nearing the end of a project I tend to do a lot longer sometimes around 12-16hrs. I'm crazy, I know, lol :3
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I'm sorry for your loss. I know how great budgies can be. This is beautiful I love how sharp and bright it is.
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bluekoinu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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MorbidMorticia Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing piece :clap:
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:iconbluekoinu:
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =^-^=
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MorbidMorticia Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome :)
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OphAiRO Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
this is an amazing piece and i love it.
animals are such a wonder in the world. they are the only ones who can love you with no regrets, they give you all they got to make you happy. <3

beautiful!
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bluekoinu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =^-^= That is so true and why I love them so :heart:
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lugiamaster Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist
Gorgeous. I lost a little one who looks exactly like this one to a tumor on her right wing... This is truly beautiful.

(condolences to your family for your Grandfather, btw.)
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bluekoinu Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =^-^=
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NorthWing Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is so beautiful, you really captured every single detail.
I'm so sorry for your loss, I've been there many times myself but it's never getting easier, it's only time that will get you repaired.
Gorgeous picture once again, +fav ^^
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:iconbluekoinu:
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =^-^= It's amazing how time does that and eventually I know I'll want another little fluff to hang out with again.
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fox32890 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
these colours are quite beautiful.
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:iconbluekoinu:
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =^-^=
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Anayo-s Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
This painting is nothing short of exquisite.
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:iconbluekoinu:
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =^-^=
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Twitchy-Kitty-Studio Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Such a beautiful tribute; I'm sad for your losses, but glad you're starting to feel better. :hug:
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:iconbluekoinu:
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =^-^= It was a very healing way to deal with the loss.
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Tavi-Munk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
the colors choices n placement, dare I go on, are AMAZING!!!

beautifully done ^^
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:iconbluekoinu:
bluekoinu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =^-^=
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Tavi-Munk Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
anytime!! ^^
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RedRamo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great!
The colors are breathtaking - it gives me the nice feeling of relaxing summer days! :D
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