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Common Green Magpie as Totem by Ravenari Common Green Magpie as Totem by Ravenari
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Also known as Cissa chinensis


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‘Hello! Shall we go someplace shaded? A bit quieter? Oh, I love forests, and bamboo, and keeping myself clean. Everything a magpie like me should. I’m probably not like the magpies you’re used to, or maybe you see me all the time! I don’t love the spotlight, but sometimes I’m so curious I just can’t help but be drawn to it! But I don’t like to be caged or captive, no, my feathers turn blue to match the sadness in my heart and the lack of variety in my diet. We need a rich environment to thrive, don’t we? I’m sure you do! Or you wouldn’t be here. It’s time for you to celebrate all the wonderful, different things about the life you live. You can’t live a narrow life, you must live broadly!

I can teach you how to hunt for whatever you need in life! To speak from the heart and to speak vividly. Do you want to be a strong orator? I’ve got you, friend. Are you curious? Not curious enough? Let me hop ahead and promise that it will be okay, even when it’s not, it will still be okay! Are you taking care of yourself? Are you bright minded? Is your heart shining? Come sit by me. I have enough colour to share with you, enough brightness to lend. Let’s shine together.’

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The magic of evergreen and bamboo forests. The bright hunter. Finding wisdom in the dead. A glimmer of insight in dense environments. Needing a rich environment. Showing your dissatisfaction. Shady places. Curiosity. Open mindedness. Bold speaker. Growth and new beginnings. Fastidiousness and cleanliness. A bright mind, a vivid heart.

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Watercolour pencil / pencil / ink / metallic and iridescent acrylic -> Crescent cold-pressed illustration board ->  18.5 x 20.5 cm (or 7.2 x 8 in).

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:iconravenroseserpent:
Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Student General Artist
oh I have seen images of this Magpie and their are so green have you see the blue ones
just love how it's so tropical and fresh rainforest colours to match the Magpie

so fond of your words
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
The blue ones (at least of the Common Green Magpie) have faded because they're in captivity, so while they're beautiful, it's actually a sign of either lack of sun or nutritional deficiency. In their proper wild state, they should be a brilliant green! :D Other green magpies that appear blue are generally also captive-types that are neglected in some way (I mean they're often well looked after, but it's like how flamingos can lose all their colouring if they're not fed a complete diet).
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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Student General Artist
oh I am meant a different breed of Magpie that is blue which I think is from Asia not a blue colour one of the Green Magpie which I think have seen pale ones of but I thought it was because of the photo's were faded

oh didn't know that feathers faded when the birds don't get sun or nutritional. I just learned new things about animals 
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I mean the green magpie's feathers fade to a strong turquoise/blue, which is pretty awesome! :D
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Brilliant bird!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
They are wonderful birds. :D
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Lethal-Woman Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
Truly remarkable work 🔆🔆
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Lethal-Woman Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
your welcome 😊
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Doll-Ladi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
Very brilliant color and lovely work💚
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :D
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Doll-Ladi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
you are again welcome I love to see your bird art
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
your welcome
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