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Missed one...!
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Published: February 17, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 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's avatar
Vortaro|Hobbyist General Artist
There's just something about this painting that I like!
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MissNysha|Professional General Artist
Hehe, well I'm glad you like it! :D
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Pawlove-Arts|Professional Digital Artist
beautiful. You sure went a long way to find references! That's so cool!
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MissNysha|Professional General Artist
^__^ Makes the process a fun treasure hunt too. Glad you like it!
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Pawlove-Arts|Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure it is :D
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Procadeath|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect, this makes me smile. :)
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Nice illustration work, and it's also cool that the figure is active, and not a frozen portrait :)
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MissNysha|Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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opal-fire|Student Traditional Artist
Wow, I love it! You put a lot of work into this and it definitely shows!
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MissNysha|Professional General Artist
So glad you like it, thanks! :)
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opal-fire|Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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meihua's avatar
Awesome painting, this is a great illustration of the relationship between the jays and the oaks :)
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MissNysha|Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :D
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