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Alebrije Theme Parrot by LilleahWest Alebrije Theme Parrot by LilleahWest
Alebrijes originated with an artist's dream in the 1930's and his creatures were quite lovingly adopted into the Mexican culture as spirit guides. They are traditionally hand crafted of paper mache or wood and covered in intricately painted designs, a lot of care and thought goes into each one. You can read more about Alebrije here

This client loves the owls I have made and when they saw me offering up a discount for Alebrije themed costumes they jumped at the chance as they would love a brightly colored bird from me. Their desire was for a male parrot using sunset colors. They could not decide if they wanted happy or grumpy at first, they eventually settled on grumpy but I decided to surprise them with magnetic parts for interchangeable expressions including fluffy cheeks to cover that downward arc of the beak so it could smile (which is how parrots in real life go from grump to cute) Magnetic parts have been done by plenty of people before me but I think I am the first to make poofy burb cheeks X3

I put a ton more detail into this than I originally planned, it was a ton of work but I luuuuuv hiiiim <3 Speaking of the detail work, I decided to think outside the box when it came to "painting" this Alebrije theme critter by using pom poms, silk petals, and silk flowers, all washable elements that add not only pops of color but fun textures, I feel these touches are delightfully artsy and make this more akin to the inspiration pieces :D

I am still open for more artistic liberty Alebrije themed fursuits, I specifically would love to do a pastel llama and a creature that uses yellow/white/coral but I am not limited to just those :)
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Motel-66 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Oh dang this is just gorgeous! I saw your Dante wip on Twitter and I am SO excited to see all of these guys finished!
surrealpriince Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
absolutely incredible... <3
CTG22 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa such a pretty suit, i love the colors! 
Shinopa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My God! I soo love the colors here! So pretty! <3 
KingGigabyte Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Professional General Artist
I feel like you've found your niche in fursuit making with these tbh.  I do love the magnetic cheeks to. 
ThePaperMage Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the fluffy cheeks is a really cool idea oh my gosh!!
SheraWolf7 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the wings ;)
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Submitted on
March 6
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