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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. But another passion of mine is fantasy, and my best friend BlackMysticA (aka Mystic) created a world with siderians and other fantasy animals that invaded my mind. So, it might be obvious that I draw a lot of birds and fantasy creatures (especially siderians!), but I also draw (or drew) portraits with pencil.
Anatomy is important to me. It makes the drawing more realistic and - more importantly - makes fantasy creatures come to life! About anatomy, I learn(ed) that doing dissections, skeleton crafting, and looking at lots and lots of photo references.

I like to continue drawing both traditionally and digitally, so I am practicing both. Recently, I started the 'weekly speedpaint' of birds just to practice drawing digitally and learn anything that crosses my path while drawing.

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)
- "Talking ain't knowing." (character Lester Freamon in tv-show The Wire)
- "You cannot solve problems with the same thinking that created them." (source?)
- "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)


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Vannjaren Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for facing my piece, much appreciated! :D ^^
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! :wave:

Welcome to MyLovelyPet, a home to domestic and wild animals! 

We always have lots going on, from contests, to monthly themes - there is surely something for everyone! Looking forward to seeing your work in our galleries, and your ideas in our notes! 

If you have any suggestions, or questions, please feel free to contact us!

Have fun!(Enjoy!) :love:
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Welcome to Heavens-On-Earth
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LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fave :D
Vannjaren Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, wow, thank you so much for the fave - and to your "great styles" folder, no less... :O_o: :faint:
*dies of flattery overexposure*
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You deserved it! It's is a hell of a job to pull of an intricate celtic knot like that - with consideration of anatomy even!
Although it would be even more perfect if the lines were perfectly sharp, but I understand that just creating this image in a geometrical shape as possible is already a pain in the ass itself :lol:
It would make for a perfect avatar, or even a tattoo!
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