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The tawny frogmouth knows he's better than you.

(Yes, it's a real creature, a type of owl. I think they're Australian.)

Pencil on brown paper, 7 x 7, Original SOLD!

I have been enjoying sketching a lot more since I got brown paper. Brown paper + white pencil = black magic.
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AoshiWulven2012's avatar
He looks so unhappy XD
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crimsonkitsune's avatar
I love your equation! :D

The expression is so mean, I'm a little intimidated.
foreverstrange's avatar
Ahh I was os caught up in being a nerd that I forgot to comment on the piece itself!

I simply adorehis sort of grumpy expression.
Especially his downturned mouth.
The colour scheme is brilliant too.
foreverstrange's avatar
Sorry to be a nerdy Australian, but The Tawny Frogmouth isn't actually an owl, per se, it's merely put into the category of owl. According to wikipedia they're more closely related to nightjars and oilbirds. [link]
Wiki says they're found in Australia (including Tasmania) and parts of New Guinea.
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n2da-ora's avatar
yeah, i was going to say- this is a real bird!
cute :3
Oh yeah that's so the expression for a "I hate my job" common day, for that i salute you.
And now for the constructive critique...i can't without the proper permission from the autor since i can't draw for my life XP.
ikka-nosferatu's avatar
That owl is badass. Bad. Ass. :XD:
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YogurtPockets's avatar
What character, a great sketch to be sure. (:
magpie-poet's avatar
I don't feel qualified to enter the species debate, just to say that I like feel of these brown paper sketches and I love his expression whatever he is.
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Nemo111's avatar
I can't get over that face. :XD:
Pumpkin-Reject's avatar
it's so cute and disgruntled looking, it kind of reminds me of sam the eagle from the muppets
WendyLynn's avatar
It's pretty funny that you have to specify that it's a real creature!
St-Stutter's avatar
hahaha I love his angry face.
Anariel-Erestor's avatar
adorably grouchy little cuss! :D
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nnytheshrimp's avatar
Oh, man, this little guy is fantastic. I love how grumpy he looks! :3

Something about him reminds me of the barred eagle owl... those little buggers look kind of like Furbies. Very cute, and they make the most adorable chittering noise... but their enormous eyes kind of creep me out a little bit.
Innocent-Insanity's avatar
One of my work colleagues does wild-care and she once had to loof after a frogmouth. They are just such angry looking little things. And hers refused to eat!
ceara's avatar
Hehe, I'm Australian and have seen many of them :D
Spiegel666's avatar
Yes, they're Australian. I remember as a kid, going to nature parks and standing there, trying to figure out where in the cage the bloody bird was sitting...
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