Art/ writing reference masterpost: Birds

nopathfollowed:

http://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/idfeather.php

^ This is a collection of pictures of feathers of NA birds. Distinguishes between types of feathers and the sex of the bird they came from.

^Indexes of bird calls

^Bird skull indexes

(Note- all black and white illustrations below come from a cockatiel book,(I DID NOT DRAW THESE) and depending on the type of bird, this may vary.)

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The best way to understand a bird’s behavior/ looks is to see them in person.

  • Zoo
  • Farm
  • Pet store
  • Park / pond/ lake/ nature trail
  • Friend/ family member who owns one as a pet
  • Backyard
  • Nature center

If these are not an option, find an active live bird nest camera where you can see chick/ parent behavior. (You may not find one available during the off-season, ie when birds are not mating) There are some old links here- there may be a new live cam to watch every year.

Off season sites may have video highlights as well. (Youtube and Animal Planet are always valid options ;) )

********** If you have any helpful bird related reference materials, feel free to add them to this post!*************

This is my first ever reference masterpost, sorry if I fucked it up.

wannabeanimator:

The Ballad of Nessie (2011) | exploratory sketches - Andreas Deja

Each animator gets just a few scenes to animate, and the project is done. Nessie (under six minutes long) was animated by Ruben Aquino, Dale Baer, Randy Haycock, Mark Henn and myself.

Stevie Wermers-Skelton came up with film’s concept, and Kevin Deters joined her to co-direct.

We enjoyed working on simple, cartoony material again that was inspired by some of the Disney shorts from the 1950s. - Deja

Jet engines make great party favors! :P

Jet engines make great party favors! :P

“Scorching” : A type of practical joke among dragons in which one sneaks up behind an unsuspecting fellow dragon, and gives them a more litteral case of “the red ass”
"Backfire" or "Backflame": The resulting fire and potential explosion resulting from ignition of draconic flatus.

Scorching” : A type of practical joke among dragons in which one sneaks up behind an unsuspecting fellow dragon, and gives them a more litteral case of “the red ass”

"Backfire" or "Backflame": The resulting fire and potential explosion resulting from ignition of draconic flatus.

I have a complete set of the manga Ushio & Tora I wish to sell… anyone here interested, drop me a message…

I’ve never sold anything on ebay before… anyone have any suggestions? It’s been suggested to me that ebay is iffy at times as a seller.

archiemcphee:

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush creates incredibly convincing anamorphic illustrations that don’t stop at simply giving the illusion of being 3D, they appear to come to life and interact with their clever creator.

The artist’s skilled hand crafts imaginary three-dimensional worlds on two-dimensional platforms adorned with props like pencils and other art supplies used to create each image.

Bruin also adds a touch of whimsy and humor to his creations that aids in their believability while providing an entertaining image. His expert level of understanding of the various mediums he works with (pencil, watercolor, acrylics, and oils) is his secret for now, though. When asked by a fellow deviantART user to share some of his techniques, Bruin replied, “Perhaps I share some later. Right now I’m focussing on mesmerizing you all.”

Visit JJK Airbrush’s deviantART page to check out even more of his astonishing anamorphic illustrations.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

It may be only a matter of days now till i finally have my LLC set up… *fingers crossed*

Still need to talk to a lawyer about liability issues and liability insurance.

Possible discussions over pattents and trademarks…. though who knows.

I am kind of excited and nervous.

sticksandsharks:

[1/2] [x]

[2/2]  some complete and incomplete animation, some backgrounds and some concept art for a project that will likely never see the light of day

mitologiayleyendas:

Fire Dragon
117electricity:


Illust by Pitak WisadsingEffect by Blow BEdPhoto by Hut MaysalukEdit by 117

mitologiayleyendas:

Fire Dragon

117electricity:

Illust by Pitak Wisadsing
Effect by Blow BEd
Photo by Hut Maysaluk
Edit by 117

forgethandstands:

Robin McLaurin Williams
July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014