Painting of an aged specimen of “Lion-Maned Skullbird,” which is a luminescent subspecies of skullbird. Various feathers across the skullbird's body emit a golden glow, mainly among the head crest feathers, horns, and tail feathers. The long mane and wings also emit a soft, much duller glow. Despite its luminscence - or perhaps because if it - this species of skullbird loves all things that glow, and is equally drawn to both city lights and lantern flames. Like most skullbirds of diminutive stature, the Lion-Maned Skullbird has been observed to be highly curious and intelligent. This can be seen in this particular specimen, whose many years have not dulled his sense of fascination and wonder of the little things in life.
It's been a while since I finished a skullbird! I miss drawing them. I'll have to try and draw them more often! They come in many shapes and sizes, but I imagine this one is similar in size to the Ice Forest Skullbird - a large beach ball or so.