Legendary BBC Broadcaster David Attenborough Colorized


Colorized photo of David Attenborough

This colorization is of famed BBC broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenbourough, not his older brother Richard, who unfortunately passed away this weekend at the age of 90.

I mention this because there was confusion on the interwebs this past weekend when many people thought it was David who actually had passed away instead of his equally famous actor/director brother Richard. I wanted to colorize a photo of Richard but something about this photo caught my attention instead, most likely, the parrot. 

David Attenborough is one of the most widely respected television broadcasters and is known as being the face and voice of natural history documentaries. David has worked in broadcasting for over more than half a century, and coming from someone who worked in broadcasting for a few years, that’s forever. 

I had never colorized a parrot until today, so this was a bit of a challenge considering they are colorful creatures by nature. I began colorizing the parrot a turquoise blue with a yellow undercoat using several layers, but it just didn’t look right to me. After doing some research, I found that the color of this particular breed of parrot was primarily red, with blue and yellow feathers on the wings.

Below is my full size colorization as well as the original black and white. Feel free to share this colorization on your social network of choice or leave a comment in the comment section below. 

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All photo colorization found within Metacolor is completed by hand using a Wacom Graphic Tablet and Adobe Photoshop CC software. All website design, writing and photo colorization/restoration found within Metacolor.org is the sole work of Wayne Degan.

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