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18 January 2011 @ 08:59 pm
She's done!  
I finished the budgie drawing today. suzidragonlady drew this for me. My guitar and me as a budgie playing it. Hum, in a way it's an unofficial collaboration since she drew it and I inked and colored it. The only thing I need is for you to sign it since I had to take your sig out to color it.



Click for full size.

Made the nose brown since it's a budgie girl. Still had a hard time with the darks and lights. And I wasn't sure what to do with the background and I'm not too happy with the lights not really going over her. I used the filters and have never been good at placing those or knowing which layer to place them on. But other than that I'm pretty happy with her. I think it's funny the first drawings for this year are of rocking budgies.

I forgot about this one order but I got a box of beetle wings in the mail today. They are so beautiful and I might make some into earings. Not sure yet. I'll place them and a few others behind the cut.





Here's now they came packaged in a styrafoam box. For 50 wings they were very light. They really are jewel beetles. I love these.



Here's the bag of Happy Hen Treats I got. My girls DO love these.



I'll have to make a video of them eating them and how they come running when I call them.

Chris and I have watched the first two Child's Play movies with Chucky in them. Those are so funny and fun. Chucky was inspired by the My Buddy doll that had come out back then. I remember seeing the comercial for those and thinking they were scray. I guess because they were so big and life size it's just wrong.
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actipton80actipton80 on January 19th, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
I like the rocking budgies. The other one is funnier though, because she is acting like a real female budgie and ripping up the music note.

I remember getting dried mealworms for the bluebirds one year, and they wouldn't touch them. Not when we had given them live ones before.

I remember My Buddy and Kid Sister and thinking "why would anyone want one of those?" They weirded me out.
Des: Budgiesthagirion on January 19th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
Thanks. I liked it because it was more personal. Yeah she's a bit anthro but it's a cartoon and I like that. Yes the other one had real budgie behavior.

If I put these in the bird feeder they'd get blown away by the wind. But my chickens eat them right away.

Yes I remember Kid sister too. I think I gasped softly the first time I saw the commercial for My Budddy. He scared me. "I DONT want that for Christmas." I thought.
draconisthanos: eewdraconisthanos on January 19th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
Mmmm, the hen treats look yummy when presented like that. hehe.

The collaboration looks great!! Great color job you did on Suzidragonlady's great art!! Awesome!

The Child's Play movies are just funny to me. I am glad you like horror movies too. I never saw pt. 3. I am glad I saw Bride of Chucky with you when it came out.

The beetle wings are so pretty!
Des: White Seal happy- greatfulthagirion on January 19th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Actually they are kind of yummy.
Yes I'm pretty happy with this budgie.

Yes Chucky is just funny. Yes, I like horror especially funny horror. I remember that date very well. We saw it at the theater.

Yes, I love those beetle wings.
rhodielady_47 on January 19th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
I was prowling youtube today and I came across a 'WOW - Who's Your Daddy?' video that has inspired me to suggest one for you:

Your girl budgie playing "Who's Your Birdie?" on her guitar. I can just see a sections of her playing her guitar madly interspliced with other sections of various other budgies dancing merrily.

I like the way you colored the drawing.
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Desthagirion on January 19th, 2011 01:21 pm (UTC)
I can imagine a bunch of budgies dancing hehe.
Thanks.
BTW, don't forget to upload the icons I made for you. If you don't know how I can help you. It's easy.

Edited at 2011-01-19 01:48 pm (UTC)
Tillyxyndarella on January 19th, 2011 04:56 am (UTC)
I think you did an awesome job of colouring! It was beautiful lineart to start from too. You use Photoshop to colour with, right? I just woke up so my brain is mush until I have more coffee. Have you tried copying the layers that have the lights that you want to go over your budgie, pasting them to the top of the queue and then adjusting the fullness/opacity of those layers? They should technically blend into the lights at the back but should allow you to give the impression that the lights are overhead and not in the background. Not sure how that would turn out but it's just a suggestion for you to tinker with if you want to.

Those beetle wings look so pretty. I've always loved the colours on them. I would be tempted to make a set of articial nails out of them because they look around the right size. Just seeing the wings like that reminds me of acrylics.

Those worms look real which is very gross when packaged like that! I don't mind worms at all but.. well, real as in alive and not dried out. I could just imagine them wriggling around inside. I would love to see a video of your girls eating them!
Des: Black Copper Marans Chickthagirion on January 19th, 2011 01:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I inked it in Illustrator first, then colored it in photoshop. That's a good idea actually! I haven't used photoshop in months and forgot all my tricks. Since that layer is on black I'll have to make it a screen and then lower the opacity. I'll give that a try.

Yeah they kind of look like nails. They're very delicate though so I don't think they'd hold up well.

That's what tricked me. They looked normal until I picked one up and it was super light. I have a video of when they were younger eating canned worms. They were so little here haha.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiJEcywK7ts
sike_saner on January 19th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
Love the budgie pic! And the beetle wings are so pretty. I love the colors and the shininess of them.
Desthagirion on January 19th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks. She was nice to color. I think the wings will be fun. Must figure out what to do with them.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Buggysilvolf on January 19th, 2011 09:13 am (UTC)
The budgie pic looks great! I like the backlighting.
The beetle wings are so pretty! I bet they're delicate too. We feed the garden birds dried mealworms like that.
Desthagirion on January 19th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks. The lighting was a filter. Pretty easy to place.
Yes they are delicate. I'm very careful with them. There's another kind of insect that dried like this that's bigger. I'd like to order them and see if any bluebirds would come.
kabuldurkabuldur on January 19th, 2011 10:40 am (UTC)
That's an awesome pic suzidragonlady drew for you. I think you coloured it quite fine. I didn't notice the background until you mentioned it, so it works!

Those mealworms look yummy, not that I'd eat them :)

Is this Chucky from Rugrats?
Des: Davon in the bandthagirion on January 19th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was very surprised when she showed me. Thanks. I wanted her to be on a stage performing.

Hehe, I did eat one. My first insect. Amazingly they taste just like pork rinds and are spiced.

No, this Chucky.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a304/Thagirion3/childsplay.jpg
kabuldurkabuldur on January 20th, 2011 11:15 am (UTC)
Oooh, that Chucky looks quite scary!

I forgot to comment on those beetle wings. They are so pretty. I'll be interesting to see what you make with them. I know it might be some time before you figure out what :)
Desthagirion on January 20th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah and the doll he was based on I used to think was scary too when I saw the commercial for it.

I'd like to make at least one set of earings. But yeah not sure what to do with the rest after that.
Cheezey: Cute Cobacheezey on January 19th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
Nice work coloring the budgie picture!

The iridescent coloring on the beetle wings is gorgeous. Those will make nice jewelry.
Desthagirion on January 20th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
Thanks. She's having fun.

Yeah, I need to go to Micheal's and find the little wires for earings.
suzidragonlady: Suzi by Bloody S.suzidragonlady on January 25th, 2011 07:07 am (UTC)
Sorry for my late reply, the last days were really stressful *huh*.
It turned out nice, colourful and shiny!! :D I like that!

The chicken treats remind me of my chicks I had a bunch of years ago. There was nothing like that available here around at that time and we just catched all kinds of insects for them just on our own. XD It was a lot of work but the chicks were totally crazy for them.

Des: YAY Dogthagirion on January 25th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked her. I was hoping you'd see her. Do you still want to sign it? Then I can post this on deviantart. I might email you today as I'm having problems with another drawing.

Sometimes you just have to do things yourself. I bet your chicks did love the bugs you found for them.
Marianne E. B. Markham: Ayato; Oh hell yeah!!phspopular2002 on January 25th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
Awesome drawing!! I love that. Where's the rest of the band? :D Hey, wouldn't that be an interesting new video game? Budgie Rock Band.

Beetle wing earrings, that's new to me. They're very pretty though, so I can see them being used for jewelry. Not just as earrings, but in necklaces, and maybe bracelets too.

I only remember seeing Bride of Chucky, just once. I thought it was crazy. I think I was in my early teens when I saw that too.
Desthagirion on January 26th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I hadn't thought of a whole budgie band. It would be funny.

If you check my tags for "jewel beetle" you'll see a post where I show the earings.

Bride of Chucky was good. The first three films are funny. I haven't seen Spawn of Chucky yet.