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Missed one...! by MissNysha Missed one...! by MissNysha
Acrylic scene assignment! On illustration board.

This depicts a Steller's jay in the process of retrieving some of his cached acorns...but one "got away"! Forgotten acorns buried by jays are one of the oak tree's most effective means of seed dispersal. Otherwise ones that fall and sprout directly below the parent tree typically die.

I built a clay model based on photos of Scrub jays to get the pose and perspective, took photos of my own yard dirt, and then went around hunting in my yard for oak sprouts to dig up (found a bunch actually). :p

Art copyright me. For display only. Please do not use without my permission.
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Vortaro Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's just something about this painting that I like!
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehe, well I'm glad you like it! :D
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Pawlove-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful. You sure went a long way to find references! That's so cool!
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
^__^ Makes the process a fun treasure hunt too. Glad you like it!
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Pawlove-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure it is :D
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Procadeath Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect, this makes me smile. :)
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Nice illustration work, and it's also cool that the figure is active, and not a frozen portrait :)
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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opal-fire Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, I love it! You put a lot of work into this and it definitely shows!
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
So glad you like it, thanks! :)
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opal-fire Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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meihua Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Awesome painting, this is a great illustration of the relationship between the jays and the oaks :)
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :D
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