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Sir Billy the Cockatrice by arvalis Sir Billy the Cockatrice by arvalis

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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Cockatrice Design©RJ Palmer

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:iconjoycie24:
joycie24 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Student General Artist
I love its design, excellent work!
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:iconwerecatqueennic:
WerecatqueenNic Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
What a cute name for such a lethal creature
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:iconpotatowallpaper:
PotatoWallpaper Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the skull nest...


what is this monstrosity
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:iconchronogandit:
ChronoGandit Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017   Photographer
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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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Have you seen the more recent one I did? I like this one more  Cockatrice by arvalis  
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:iconchronogandit:
ChronoGandit Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017   Photographer
It's good as well. :)
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:iconshadowgirlfan:
Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017
I wonder about the difference between cockatrice and basilisk. on wikipedia they look like the same thing
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:iconwinterfate101:
winterfate101 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist
I like Billy. Maybe we can be friends.
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:iconpapierowyszczur:
PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
Funny thing is that cockatrices are similar to Polish version of Basilisk (in legend).
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:iconthreshallden:
threshallden Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Look like mega ultra chicken... shh No, he is legend.
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DaisukeTodomeku Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  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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nnq2603 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
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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:iconivanprime93:
ivanprime93 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Student General Artist
KFC has gone too far
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:iconmythicalraptor3:
MythicalRaptor3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
rawcat planet cat planet :3 
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:icondeliahpikachu:
DeliahPikachu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love chickens and Cockatrices :DChicken//Buk buk 
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:iconteurboa:
Teurboa Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
In Soviet Russia
chickens eat you
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:icondarkwolf335:
Darkwolf335 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student
Super cool! I like his name a lot
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:iconflabbergastingdragon:
flabbergastingdragon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous feathers
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:iconjoanna1993:
Joanna1993 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Dragons are Native to Europe.
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:iconserbus:
serbus Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Omg, beautiful.
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:iconcalmar:
Calmar Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
What a cool cockatrice! :)
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:iconfnafqanda2:
FnafQandA2 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IT'S A GIANT COCK!
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:iconacaciaa1:
Acaciaa1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sir Billy |D
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:icontnhawke:
TNHawke Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
WOO! another less common mythical creature done astoundingly well!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I had wanted to paint a cockatrice for a long while.
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:icononewingedheron53:
OneWingedHeron53 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Link's worst nightmare.

Speaking of, isn't this the creature that can petrify victims?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes it is
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:iconnatacharoycaron:
NatachaRoyCaron Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome ~ <3
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:icondiebruder:
diebruder Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
demasiaooo
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:iconparkersandrec:
parkersandrec Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
help us lord of all that is holy 
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:iconpixave:
PixAve Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
DAT CHICKEN
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:iconprecisgirl:
PrecisGirl Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This...this is the greatest thing I have ever seen. *wipes tear*

I WANT ONE! :happybounce: 
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:iconkhialat:
Khialat Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool cockatrice! :thumbsup:
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:icontfsakon:
TFSakon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Wow that's a vicious little cockatrice. I love the posing it looks so deadly, and the plumage is vicious.
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:iconnam77:
nam77 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Awesome!, Brilliant work!!
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:iconwitkacy1994:
Witkacy1994 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nerly simlar to Warsaw's lagend original
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:iconzindaya-since2006:
Zindaya-since2006 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's how basilic could look like :)
Indeed a great job you did there !
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:iconthealmightypig:
TheAlmightyPig Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
It's a giant chicken! I want one!! :psychotic:
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:iconrheic-ocean:
Rheic-ocean Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
This. Is. Incredible. :iconwhaaplz:
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:iconninjaweretiger:
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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:iconkanaharunno:
KanaHARUnno Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Gorgeous.
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:iconmerc-king:
Merc-King Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Guy 1: "It's a chicken I tell ya! I big chicken!"

"Bkaw?"

Guy 2: "How dare you calling him a chicken! Kick him out guys!"

Guy 1: "You will be sorry!"

"Bkaw?"
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:iconlizardwizard444:
lizardwizard444 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Guy 1: "Oh yeah, what's it going to-" *petrfies*

"Bakaw!"
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:iconaskhawkwing:
Askhawkwing Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Cool bro
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:icondamiankrzywonos:
DamianKrzywonos Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
does it cocorykoooooo every day at 7 ? Thumbs up, great job
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:iconhelixdude:
Helixdude Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"When KFC bites back."
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:iconmerc-king:
Merc-King Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Muscular Col. Sanders will fight back Terminator style
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:iconhelixdude:
Helixdude Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May he lead us all to salvation from the poultry uprising.
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:iconiherduleikdragonites:
iherduleikdragonites Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this named after the movie Sir Billi? I think it would have a similar effect to a cockatrice on the viewer...
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