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Sir Billy the Cockatrice
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Published: December 11, 2014

I did this illustration last month for Cubebrush, a concept artist tutorial site.  The entire process was recorded and turned into a video lecture for Cubebrush.  His wife tried to lay eggs in the nest but he already had his skulls there.  I dont think their marriage is going very well.  You can check it out over here.


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PhotoshopCS5: a few days
Cockatrice Design©RJ Palmer

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joycie24's avatar
joycie24|Student General Artist
I love its design, excellent work!
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WerecatqueenNic's avatar
What a cute name for such a lethal creature
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PotatoWallpaper|Hobbyist Digital Artist
the skull nest...


what is this monstrosity
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ChronoGandit's avatar
This image is very well done to say the least. It will be difficult to find a better Cockatrice image out there, much more difficult doing one, oneself. I think you do your best work when not restricted to side silhouette views and when you have a landscape and good opportunities to play around with shading. Stunning!
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arvalis|Professional Digital Artist
Have you seen the more recent one I did? I like this one more  Cockatrice by arvalis  
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ChronoGandit's avatar
It's good as well. :)
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Shadowgirlfan's avatar
I wonder about the difference between cockatrice and basilisk. on wikipedia they look like the same thing
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winterfate101's avatar
I like Billy. Maybe we can be friends.
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PapierowySzczur's avatar
Funny thing is that cockatrices are similar to Polish version of Basilisk (in legend).
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threshallden's avatar
Look like mega ultra chicken... shh No, he is legend.
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Hi , If you have sometimes , please  notice this comment because what you about to see is a thief who are stealing you art for profit , What he did is he stole not only you but other artist's works without any permission and  he made some screenshot of his random photoshop cutout layers and tricked people to believe that this is his work and sell it with a price of 35$ and currently he's doing this for living . He's in Vietnam so 35$ would be alot . If you have facebook , please go to his FB and report him also if you have friends or fan , ask them to join in and report him ! This not only save other artist works but also raised an awareness of our country's community in art stealing . As a Vietnamese and also an illustrator , We are very srry for things like this to happend . Cheer 

This is his FB with your illustration had been cut out

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…
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arvalis|Professional Digital Artist
I made that illustration for cubebrush. They may just be trying to resell cubebrush content. MarcBrunet you might wanna look into this.
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That dude might have got psd file from this author Patreon.. arvalis provides *.pds files occasionally for his patreon supporters (for many Pledge levels lower than 35$). If he did that, then the Patreon flatform isn't safe now... Genuine supporters want to support artists but there're still people like that thief :(
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ivanprime93|Student General Artist
KFC has gone too far
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MythicalRaptor3|Student Traditional Artist
rawcat planet cat planet :3 
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DeliahPikachu|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love chickens and Cockatrices :DChicken//Buk buk 
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Teurboa|Hobbyist General Artist
In Soviet Russia
chickens eat you
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Darkwolf335's avatar
Super cool! I like his name a lot
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flabbergastingdragon|Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous feathers
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Joanna1993's avatar
Dragons are Native to Europe.
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serbus|Professional Digital Artist
Omg, beautiful.
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Calmar's avatar
What a cool cockatrice! :)
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FnafQandA2|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IT'S A GIANT COCK!
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