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Rachael Mayo

"The Nefarious Octoparrot" by Rachael Mayo

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I've been tooling around with this idea for some time, ever since DeviantArt buddy Avancna got it stuck in my head a couple of years ago.

Behold, it's a cockatoo... with tentacles... BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

Watercolor and Prismacolor pencil. Accomplished in about 10 hours. Apx 9x15 inches in size.

9 Jul 2009:-) Jessica Marie Garner
wow, cool idea! love the use of colours! 2 i wouldnt mind having a pet one of these... what made u come up with the idea? tis original..

12 Rachael Mayo replies: "I don’t know that these guys would make good pets... Both ****atoos and octopi are notoriously clever escape artists, so I imagine you’d have a hard time keeping hold of this critter!

The idea spun off of a clip from a Simpsons cartoon that a friend sent me. They had a little parrot whose wings were tentacles, and I thought the very idea of an "octoparrot" was just too much fun to pass up. Thought I’d make one of my own."
11 Jul 2009:-) Daniela Elisabeth Kaminski
Wow! That’s impressive! Really great how you can handle colours! I should take a lesson with you as my teacher! ^^ How much would you take?

:-) Rachael Mayo replies: "Thanks very much! Unfortunately, my day job and my art job take up most of my time. I haven’t had much opportunity to teach in some time. If you have questions, though, feel free to email me directly. Link’s on the front page."
14 Jul 2009:-) Tom Draco Noir Taylor
This is just stunning! I am going to rush out and try to find a Mad Scientist to genetically engineer me one right now!Seriously, this is one of the best (and weirdest) pictures I have seen on elfwood. But Weird in a very good way.

12 Rachael Mayo replies: "LOL - Thanks again. Granted, I wouldn’t recommend octoparrots as house pets. Both ****atoos and octopi are notirious for their escape artistry and their ability to completely destroy whatever captures their attention."
12 Sep 2009:-) Carrie E Ott
Wow, this is awesome! Very, very creative idea, I would NEVER have thought to draw something like this! The background is lovely as well, I compliment your use of colors! Keep up the good work!

12 Rachael Mayo replies: "Thanks very much.

The original idea was a bit of a lark for a friend, based on a snippet from one of his favorite cartoons. It ended up being such a fun idea that I decided to do a finished version."
5 Jan 2010:-) Angela Brenda
just brilliant! love it!! (excuse my screaming 1)

:-) Rachael Mayo replies: "LOL - no problem. I’m glad you like my strange works."
16 May 2010:-) Emma Stephenson
can’t both c.ockatoos and octopi pick locks? Oh dear...
12 Jul 2010:-) Adriel photoshopnut goset
12 Jul 2010:-) Adriel photoshopnut goset
I am sorry, but this made me crack up when I saw it.Thanks for a laugh!
20 Jul 201145 Martin.D
One of a kind! Awsome! 2
15 Mar 2014:-) Wiebke aeyol Scholz
Very nice concept, I’m not sure if I’d call it cute or creepy, and these kind of creatures are what I like the most. 1 Especially the combination of motif and light and innocent colors is what’s making this special.
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'The Nefarious Octoparrot':
 • Created by: :-) Rachael Mayo
 • Copyright: ©Rachael Mayo. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Cephalopod, Cockatoo, Octopus, Parrot, Tentacle
 • Categories: Humourous or Cute Things, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Coloured Pencils, Watercolour
 • Inspirations: H.P.Lovecraft
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2008-01-10 10:00:03
 • Submitted: 2008-01-09 23:33:30
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