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bird ref by DawnFrost bird ref by DawnFrost
This is slightly more morbid than the other ref collection ... since the bird is dead... I DIDN'T KILL IT I PROMISE

My Aunt found it in the yard dead - we think it flew into a tree or something sine it didn't have any bite injuries from the two dogs we have.

Any way immediately thought of taking pictures of it with my phone to use as future references, along with drawing practice as a friend and I sat around for a bit sketching it before disposing it.

Thought maybe you guys could get some use out of the pictures as well so I put them together.

Sorry if anyone is offended by my opportunistic nature o-o but at least now he can in a sense live on forever in my sketch book

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Wow ... I guess I know now how to get you all to comment, just start posting dead things lol XD no but seriously thank you for the comments and the many page views. And if any of you remember it I'd love to see any pictures made that the ref was used. =] Its a good feeling to know and see that you've helped provided something useful to other people.
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Xbox-DS-Gameboy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At least it didn't die in veign :) Beautiful bird ^^
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xXLeafTalonXx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
You took the beauty of death and changed it so you and other beings can use the moment to create future art. Brilliant.
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alcanx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Angry birds IRL?
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Rednightblitz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
i agree with you opinion. you did bury it in the end not like some ppl who play with birds after they are dead... so it's all good :)....it's a beautiful bird btw..
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GrizzlyCrusade Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
This is actually how most artists used to study for reference... you didn't kill it and this gives this bird a way to exist in a form well into the future. Beautiful cardinal though, bright bright boy.
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kaymon3 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
wow ove never seen a bird like that b4
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Deadzonewiggen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Sick! The poor bird .....
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boo5 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
That's a good idea, i drew a dead rat the other day, looking at them closley really helps doesn't it! XD (I must sound really weird! XD )
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The-Black-Assasin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Artist
this may be usefull
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Blackqueen12 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
WOW!

These pics are really good quality what type of phone do you have
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