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A pack of parrotfish by Su_G fabric by su_g on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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By Su Schaefer

Featuring: 'Snow on snow', my entry in the Snow Day Challenge. Thank you to everyone favoriting, commenting, purchasing & sharing project pictures of my designs - so very much appreciated! All designs © Su Schaefer, All Rights Reserved

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Parrotfish and sea grass on pale aqua. Placed 54th out of 228 entries in the Great Barrier Reef Contest. © Su Schaefer 2014

Parrotfish and sea grasses on pale aqua. Entry in the Great Barrier Reef Contest: thank you to everyone who voted - I was really happy to get 137 votes and place 54th out of the 228 total entries!
See it better in the 2nd thumbnail under the preview above (double click for a clearer view), printed (3rd thumbnail) and in an upholstered chair mockup (4th thumbnail).

A fish called a parrotfish seems very Australian to me. This design is based on the Red-speckled Parrotfish (Cetoscarus bicolor) first described by Rueppell in 1828 (according to my source which is Gerry Allen's 'Marine fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and South-east Asia' published by Periplus Editions, 1997, West Australian Museum, with illustrations by Roger Swainston & Jill Ruse).

Parrotfish do not have individual teeth but rather a "beak-like structure" - as if the teeth have fused together - so they are nibblers or gnawers rather than biters. They are also incredibly brightly colored, and no art can do justice to their coloration. Nor to the noise they make as they gnaw on coral in the reef. A pack of parrotfish can be almost deafening.

Oil & chalk on canvas, half-brick repeat.
[Fabric: 400 ppi, Wallpaper: 300, Gift wrap: 415 ppi]

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maryyx

maryyx says: They may, however, add an Australian distribution point, a local factory. The whole Spoonflower deal is still less than 10 years old!

Posted 2 months ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks for the compliment on this design Mary, much appreciated. And in answer to your question (from a few days ago now) I am in Australia. I somehow doubt that they will be shipping chairs here, so far not even as prizes... alas! as I do think this design looks gorgeous in the upholstery, and just the thing to sit in while watching your tropical aquarium...

Posted 2 months ago.

maryyx

maryyx says: It is a gorgeous design! What country are you in? If you are talking about the Roostery . . . I bet that as it grows, they will begin shipping to other countries as well!

Posted 2 months ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much for your nice comments Cal and Magenta! So nice to imagine a room designed around this as an upholstered chair... how I wish I was in the US (as they don't ship to my country) & had a wealthy patron (to pay for the chair - all very tongue in cheek!!)! :-)

Posted 2 months ago.

magenta...

magentarosedesigns says: Love the chair Su! Stunning!

Posted 2 months ago.

materia...

materialsgirl says: Wow... a tropical beauty! I can imagine a room designed around this chair.

Posted 2 months ago.

su_g

su_g says: Just happened to be at a good scale for Roostery's Venda chair - as can be seen in this mockup.

su_g uploaded a project image link for su_g's design A pack of parrotfish by Su_G :

Rrrrrrrr13-test-parrotfish-4-compile_comment_717397_thumb

Posted 2 months ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much for your lovely comment Evelyn - very much appreciated!

Posted about 1 year ago.

sugar_bean

sugar_bean says: Such delicious colors and a wonderful sense of movement in this design!

Posted about 1 year ago.

su_g

su_g says: Hi Ann, and thanks so much for your lovely comment on this group of fabrics! Very much appreciated!

Posted over 1 year ago.

bauden

bauden says: Hi I love this whole group of fabrics…yummy color and amazing designs!

Posted over 1 year ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much Debby!

Posted over 2 years ago.

designe...

designed_by_debby says: Fantastic design and yummy color!

Posted over 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Belated thanks for your super nice comment Sylvie - sorry I did not see it earlier, but it is appreciated!

Posted over 2 years ago.

art_on_...

art_on_fabric says: Yes I agree with Amy, this is one of my MOST favourite designs :-)

Posted almost 3 years ago.

amy_g

amy_g says: So very beautiful, Su!!! You have really captured the beauty of parrotfish...you are so talented!!!!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thank you very much for your nice comment on the printed fabric Tina!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

ottoman...

ottomanbrim says: The printed fabric looks beautiful Su!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Quite pleased with the proofing swatch for this - although I imagine the colors will be much more vibrant on any of the polyester fabrics.

su_g uploaded a fabric image for su_g's design A pack of parrotfish by Su_G :

Rrrrrrrr13-test-parrotfish-4-compile_comment_413675_thumb

Posted almost 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks Penny and Candy - very much appreciate your comments and great feedback!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

candyjoyce

candyjoyce says: These fishes are so beautiful and the detail and perfection make them look so real. I had to zoom in to Swatch size to believe that this was painted/drawn (much like your incredible lions and lambs design!)

Posted almost 3 years ago.

bluevelvet

bluevelvet says: Way to go Su it's a beautiful design

Posted almost 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thank you to everyone who voted for my design: I am really happy to get 137 votes and place 54th out of the 228 total entries!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thank you very much Paula, Pat and Aldea for your great comments and feedback on this design - it is just so helpful I can't thank you all enough!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

aldea

aldea says: Love the movement and layers, as well as the hot hits of red combined with the cool ocean colours in this beautiful illustration. Very original and great repeat.

Posted almost 3 years ago.

chickot...

chickoteria says: SU....fantastic...so Australia!!!!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

paula's...

paula's_designs says: Stunning design in every way, absolutely beautifully done, best of luck in the contest!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much Katherine and Joan for your wonderful comments - very much appreciated! Thanks especially for sharing your thoughts on potential uses for this as beach house décor Joan!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

joanmcl...

joanmclemore says: Great Collection! Works fantastically with the Moonlit Plankton too! Would be fun to have this as décor at a beach home.

Posted almost 3 years ago.

kcs

kcs says: Love!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much for your lovely comments and feedback Rhonda, Claire, and Melanie, so very helpful to me! Claire thanks especially for your comment about the downward swimming fish - they actually do this, and to me it's characteristic so I was determined to have it in the design!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

madex

madex says: Stunning design Su! Love the colours and details on the fish, beautiful!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

van_winkle

van_winkle says: I love the fish that are swimming down! It makes the design, great work!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: This wonderfully vivid design captures the brilliance and beauty of these amazing reef fish! It has a splendid tropical ambiance, Su! I can see this print being made into some fun beach clothing. :-)

Posted almost 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thank you so much Deborah, Victoria, Birgit, Penny and Angela - your wonderful comments have really brightened my day! Very much appreciated!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

mag-o

mag-o says: Gorgeous Su!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

bad_penny

bad_penny says: Flowing movement and colorful! I love that you studied the Parrotfish when you created this. One of my favorites.

Posted almost 3 years ago.

lillibl...

lilliblomma says: wow!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

kirpa

kirpa says: I love the sea grass background and the colors are fascinating, Su!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

anniedeb

anniedeb says: Absolutely gorgeous and the design coordinates well with "Moonlit Plankton . . ." Not to mention the subject of your design. The parrotfish sounds so interesting. "A pack of parrotfish can be almost deafening." Well done.

Posted almost 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thank you so so much everyone for your kind and wonderful comments and feedback on this design -- I feel quite overwhelmed and heart-warmed. Thanks so much to you all!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

art_on_...

art_on_fabric says: Love this Su!!!! I adore Parrot fish and these are delightful! :-)

Posted almost 3 years ago.

fireflower

fireflower says: I really like this addition to your sea grass design group! The wonderfully colorful fish, especially the pair doing that amazing fish-y thing "swimming while standing upside down," are a lively complement to the serene sea grasses.

Posted almost 3 years ago.

slumber...

slumbermonkey says: Love the colours you have used. Great design.

Posted almost 3 years ago.

skcreat...

skcreations,_llc says: The design and the colors are gorgeous! Great work!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

mezzones

mezzones says: Wow, love your colours and detail. Thanks for the info too, they sound like real characters!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

paysmage

paysmage says: So beautiful ! Intense and fascinating colors and design !

Posted almost 3 years ago.

cjldesigns

cjldesigns says: Lovely design Su! The colours look amazing!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

materia...

materialsgirl says: A feast for the eyes! Just so beautiful! Enjoyed learning about these intensely beautiful creatures of the deep too.

Posted almost 3 years ago.

bluevelvet

bluevelvet says: Gorgeous Su

Posted almost 3 years ago.

lynnbis...

lynnbishopdesign says: Just beautiful...perfect for a pareo or Aloha shirt!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

robinpi...

robinpickens says: Su, so beautiful! Your artwork, colors and details are fantastic! Love the sea plants too!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

shellyp...

shellypenko says: Beautiful, Su! Parrotfish are one of my favorites to see on the reef too! Your parrotfish are gorgeous!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much for your wonderful comments and feedback Alex, Jill, Tina and Ceri - you have no idea how helpful they are! (I'm hearing 'details' and 'vivid/ intense color' - that's a big dose of metallic in the oil paint - now to see how it prints, fingers crossed...) Thanks again everyone!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

cerigwen

cerigwen says: This really is fantastic Su! I'd love to see it used for an upholstery project. The colours are so vivid and beautiful.

Posted almost 3 years ago.

ottoman...

ottomanbrim says: Wow, amazing! I love the intensity of the colors and the incredible detail!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

jillbyers

jillbyers says: Beautiful :)

Posted almost 3 years ago.

spellstone

spellstone says: Great detail!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much Lori! You are too nice!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Design image detail - for clearer viewing.

su_g uploaded a fabric image for su_g's design A pack of parrotfish by Su_G :

Rrrrrrrr13-test-parrotfish-4-compile_comment_402721_thumb

Posted almost 3 years ago.

keweena...

keweenawchris says: Very pretty. The grasses make such a beautiful backdrop.

Posted almost 3 years ago.