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Confronted with the sudden ability to paint anything I want, having finished the latest Dragonbreath book, I find myself yo-yoing madly between styles. Something about these simple little bird designs appeals to me, so I had to follow up the Curious Quail and the Odd Thrush with a full covey of the little guys.

6 x 12, mixed media on artist panel. Rubber stamps, art paper, microscope slides, squares of clayboard, ink, heavy gloss gel, acrylic paint and metallic copper powder. As with most of these, it works better in person--the colors do neat things in layers that don't really work on a monitor. Still, a fun piece.

Original sold, prints available for $10 and $20 plus shipping at Red Wombat Studio: [link]
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:iconcrceres:
crceres Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
I like the automatic-question-mark.
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Gabbycon Featured By Owner May 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
Aww, they're so cute!
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Sphinx47 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The Partridge Family theme song popped in my head when I first saw this. I have no idea why.....
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:iconswirlypaisley:
SwirlyPaisley Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I like their curlyQ heads
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:iconayyu-arku:
Ayyu-Arku Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
It looks like the cover to a children's book! I'd definitely buy my niece that book if it were.
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, I love these. <333 Fantastic.
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:iconlittlewolfcat:
LittleWolfcat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely! And oh-so-cute :aww:
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:iconbananachoc:
BananaChoc Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
I love all your blue backgrounds ( it works for your other apaint, obviously ). Just magical.
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:iconstrangehappenings:
StrangeHappenings Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How cute <3
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:iconrukahtsubasa:
RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
i love this different style of yours^^ very unique:heart:
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:icondreamingdragondesign:
DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Is there a chance of a Clockwork Pipistrelle? :D

This is really cute.
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:iconacktelamyth:
acktelamyth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Love the textures of the piece
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:icontomitapio:
TomiTapio Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice & charming.
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:iconmarilyse:
Marilyse Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, I love the Uncertain March of the Quails. They're so simply shaped, but looking at this I can see them move, I know what sounds they'd be making... And also, pretty colours. Wonderful.
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:iconcatchaotica:
catchaotica Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how the last one's curl looks especially like a question mark.
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:iconlambidy:
Lambidy Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
adorable! :D <3
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:iconmommacabbit:
MommaCabbit Featured By Owner May 20, 2010   Traditional Artist
it's amazing how much personality each quail has..
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:iconjessiloo:
JessiLoo Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Adorable, so much character ^_^
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:iconskippinthroughleaves:
skippinthroughleaves Featured By Owner May 19, 2010   Digital Artist
simply adorable!
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:iconchronophontes:
Chronophontes Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of the game "Lemmings" (super NES, early 90s). A non-adversarial game, except that sometimes you had to make one lemming commit suicide to save the others. But you had long lines of cute little critters trying to make it through dangerous places. The great thing was that you were PROTECTING them!
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:iconreshichan:
reshichan Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
this design would look awesome on a mug :D
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:icontsurukimaehara:
TsurukiMaehara Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
very unique
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kittens-claws Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link]

This is a wug. CX They look like how my linguistics textbook depicted a "Wug." I thought the pictures were boring, so I drew little spots on them. :P
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:iconm-bibittes:
M-Bibittes Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
very cute!
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Akasha-Ravenstar Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Eeeee I love quail! :D
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:iconemmaleedyer:
emmaleedyer Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Student
so cute
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really love your layered pieces!
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:icontaylorasaurus:
taylorasaurus Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
more quails, please!
soo cute :3
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:iconkishasa:
Kishasa Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Very beautiful :-) i love the way you do animals ^^ are lovable
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:iconbabbletrish:
babbletrish Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww...
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:iconkrazykat5216:
Krazykat5216 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Aww. This reminds me when I was little and there used to be quail that wandered outside of my grandparents' house. The little babies were always so adorable!

I love the texture in this.
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:iconburkeonthesly:
burkeonthesly Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
There's an adorably uncertain air about them. Among what perils must they walk?
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FinalMassacre Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
I likes it! ^^
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:iconmeikusje:
meikusje Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Where can you buy the original? And how much would that cost?

I loooove it! :heart:
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:iconagrafkak:
Agrafkak Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Behold the Famous Marching Quails :)
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:iconthemightyjagrafess:
themightyjagrafess Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Maybe you could do a Grumpy Grouse?
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional
sweet
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:iconsvenmarie:
svenmarie Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
I really love your use of microscope slides! And these birds are really precious. (:
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:iconiseethee:
ISeeThee Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
I love it!
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:iconakusma:
akusma Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This little guys are adorable! So simple, yet so cute.
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
I think the one at the end is lost! :giggle:
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:iconaiyse:
Aiyse Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
So cute! They almost look like they're wandering through going "Wait....where are we?" XD
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:iconmalitiadixie:
malitiadixie Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
I totally agree!

Little Guy in the Back: "Guys? Uh...where's Mom? O_o"

lmao

Great work!
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animefreak120 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Student General Artist
They're so cute. >3<
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:iconsheepysaccount:
sheepysaccount Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
The one on the far left looks like he's doubting his place in that line :P
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:iconshinyhappygoth:
shinyhappygoth Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
D'awwwww.
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:iconherebellama:
Herebellama Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I likle the nervous one at the back XD
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:iconchronopathic:
Chronopathic Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
This is smexy! How much is the original?
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:iconpureangel404:
pureangel404 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
cute!
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:iconzsantz:
Zsantz Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm going to write it, the temptation is just too strong. Look everyone, it's the partridge family!
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