Celestia by Thaneeya McArdle

This elaborately detailed drawing is part of my Deep Thinkers series, in which various animals are juxtaposed with evidence of human thought, in the form of mathematical equations, quotes, definitions, musical scores, etc. These pieces depict a zen-like transcendent bridge between conceptual thinking and animalistic consciousness. These two contrasts are united by a careful use of color and decorative design. This piece depicts a sulfur-crested cockatoo grandly posed before a series of ancient solar system models. The use of color and design in this piece lends the bird a regal quality. He has the air of an explorer, one who has travelled far and seen much.

See more of my artwork at my website, www.thaneeya.com.


  • WhoDini
    WhoDiniabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant work and description! Well thought and executed.

  • Sheryl Unwin
    Sheryl Unwinover 4 years ago

    wonderful piece ;-)

  • BrigitteHintner
    BrigitteHintnerover 4 years ago

    Marvellous work in every way …TOP NOTCH!!!!

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    wonderful work and explination of your series well done !liz

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 4 years ago

    Splendid piece of work. Amazing detail and colouring.

  • danita clark
    danita clarkover 4 years ago

    Again, masterful details and i love the background

  • Marriet
    Marrietover 1 year ago

    Love this beautiful drawing! Is this done in Prismacolor? Fave.
    I once had a sulfur crested cockatoo. Sweet and gentle and very loving.

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    Such a beautiful drawing. You never say the medium in your description. I’d love to know. Congratulations on your RB home page feature today (Sep. 2, 2013).

  • sugarhai
    sugarhaiover 1 year ago

    beyond amazing.

  • Thaneeya McArdle
    Thaneeya McArdleover 1 year ago

    Thank you everyone for the lovely comments! I’m so glad you like this piece. This drawing was created using Prismacolor colored pencils on Strathmore ArtAgain paper.

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