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Not a pear by RiverRaven Not a pear :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 24 16 Dream of blue by RiverRaven Dream of blue :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 39 25 Malta's skislope - collab with BlackMysticA by RiverRaven Malta's skislope - collab with BlackMysticA :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 5 3 Happy Holidays by RiverRaven Happy Holidays :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 20 18 Halloween lace mask detail by RiverRaven Halloween lace mask detail :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 3 0 Halloween lace mask by RiverRaven Halloween lace mask :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 13 8 Mist by night by RiverRaven Mist by night :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 8 3 Somali ostrich by RiverRaven Somali ostrich :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 14 3 FFX Wakka speedpainting by RiverRaven FFX Wakka speedpainting :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 8 3 Saint Vincent Amazon by RiverRaven Saint Vincent Amazon :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 42 29 Tilora ornatus by RiverRaven Tilora ornatus :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 31 7 Sivana by RiverRaven Sivana :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 22 6 Plains zebra by RiverRaven Plains zebra :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 31 7 Steller's sea eagle by RiverRaven Steller's sea eagle :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 23 5 Bloodred Sunset by RiverRaven Bloodred Sunset :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 21 23 Oriental shorthair cat by RiverRaven Oriental shorthair cat :iconriverraven:RiverRaven 30 8

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:star:EDIT 2017-01-24:star:

So today I decided to make a group that is dedicated to collecting art of fantasy birds (see old journal entry below the jumping cockatoo). The name of the group is Feathers-of-Fantasy. If you are interested you can already become member and start submitting art! Since there is a global submission limit of 10 per day (per person), I need all the help I can get to fill the group! 

Arrow Bullet (Dark Blue) - F2U! :iconfeathers-of-fantasy:Arrow Bullet Left (Blue) - F2U! 

If anyone is interesting in becoming a contributor, please send me a note!
Thanks for considering!!

 I'M A BIRD - Icon 

-- 2016-08-21 --
Does anyone of you know of groups that are focused on collecting art of fantasy birds (species and characters), including mythological ones or hybrids? 

The only ones that I know of, are
:iconeverything-winged: (also collects non-avian winged animals)
:iconornomythology: (looks deserted).

Of course there are plenty animal or bird groups that accept fantasy species as well. I'm very interested if you know some groups that accepts fantasy birds, but I especially am looking for groups that only accept fantasy bird art.

If it is non-existent, I might consider starting a themed group...


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I am a biologist, graduated in the field of behavioural ecology. My passion is with birds, and I want to learn more about their anatomy, behaviour and taxonomy and especially about (companion) animal welfare. But another passion of mine is fantasy, and my best friend BlackMysticA (aka Mystic) introduced me to a world in which siderians and other fantasy animals live. So, it might be obvious that I draw a lot of birds and fantasy creatures (especially siderians!). I also drew quite a few human portraits with pencil in the past, and I want to do this again, but with less humans and more birds! I like to continue drawing both traditionally and digitally, so I am practicing both.

Anatomy is important to me. I learn(ed) a bit about that by doing dissections, skeleton crafting, and looking at lots and lots of photo references. Difficult, but worth the effort.

The music I listen is metal, rock or alternative, and most instrumental music.

Favorite Quotes:
- "Shoot me again, I ain't dead yet" (Metallica)
- "Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity." (source?)
- "And if head and heart are equal, with which facility do you decide whether to follow the one or the other?" (Brent Weeks, 'The broken eye', p.574-575)
- "Listen to the crow call the raven black." (George RR Martin, 'A Game of Thrones', p.427)
- "Talking ain't knowing." (TV show 'The Wire', character Lester Freamon)
- "You cannot solve problems with the same thinking that created them." (source?)
- "Cherish those who seek the truth, but beware of those who find it." (TV show 'Grimm', s05e02)
- "The burden of proof always lies with those making the claim" (source?)
- "Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain?" (Stephen Fry on God:…)
- "Logic is for people who are too lazy to aimlessly try things out." (Adventure game 'Deponia', character Rufus)
- "Sometimes you've got to fall before you fly" (ehh, internet)
- "I sure got my feathers burned, but I'm stronger than the flames" (Tarja Turunen - My Little Phoenix)



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DaemoniumNocturnal Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the watch ! :wow: :happybounce:
kaseykmay Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! You have good work, keep it up!!
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the kind words! :D
kaseykmay Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome :3
imaginativegenius099 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama badge, I really appreciate it.
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, too =)
imaginativegenius099 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.
WalkingGedis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the +fav 
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
Phoenix-of-Pyrrhia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gods I've found a BIRD LOVER YAY and your art is BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL
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