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Purple Gallinule Wing and Egg

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Porphyrio martinica in colored pencil
These birds are part of a group called Gruiformes, which includes Rails and Cranes
They also call them 'swamp hens' where I live. They are pretty colorful birds with big feet.
This doesn't do it justice here, but the underwings are also pretty and silvery. 
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I really wish dA mobile let me access those emoticons. I also wish I could code by now.
Because I want to code a emote that shows a jaw boring straight thru the earth.
A-Hippocampus's avatar
Thanks! I really have fallen in love with colored pencils since then. I'm working on a couple pictures that I'll post 'soon'. 
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Dang... This is really awesome
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No YOU'RE awesome!
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Nah mate. YOUR awesome
A-Hippocampus's avatar
Then we must both be awesome! For brevity's sake! 
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I suppose I can agree on that!~ xD
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You know what is the only thing harder to draw than the human anatomy? Animal anatomy. Not for you though, holy shit. This could perfectly be in a textbook.

SILVER WINGS?? YAY!!!
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:la: Spin Thanks so much! :la: Spin 
Seriously, though. Human anatomy is still really difficult for me to figure out.
Like hands, for example. How do the fingers work? Why does drawing a fist take 5,684,592 tries? WHY?
Anyway, an animal skull is next. Guess which.
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How fingers work is one of the greatest misteries of our era. An animap cranium? I'm gonna guess plathypus (is the one I had to draw XD)
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You drew a platypus? Can I see? 
But nope. Think bigger and more brutal a species.
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I bet it is a a Polarbear! ;)Bear Emoji-08 (Rolling Love) [V1] 
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I drew a plathypus and baby seal skeleton and basic muscles. And I fear I gave it to the professor, so I don't have it anymore. I wouldn't show anyone even if I had it anyway, because its terrible.
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What class was this for? And that's too bad. I bet it looks better than you think. Did you get to study from real specimens?
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We had to do it for Anatomy. Yeah, I guess the full name of the subject is "Human and Animal Anatomy".

We went to a biology museum where they have dissected animals and they told us to choose two. At first, I wanted t make a ray, but its skeleton is weird as hell, so I went for something more familiar.

And NO it doesn't look better than I think XD. I am kind of disastrous when I grab a pencil. Yeah, I can draw human-like bodies if I have a model, and I can shade basic geometrical forms, but that's all. Details are hard.
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omg!! are you Leonardo da Vinci? Runaway Heart this light, this shadows, the texture, the colours...awesome *w*
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Ah!  No I'm no where close, but I did spend a lot of time on it. I got to study from a preserved wing which was really cool!
Thank you, friend!
:LaCanFLYYY:
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your welcome ^w^ but you have a awesome talent *w*
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