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18 May 2011 @ 04:32 pm
Gift Art  
Well despite Illustrator being a pain to deal with I got another pic done. I've been working on this since I finished the Solan and Davon drawing. actipton80, this is your late Easter gift, part of it anyway, or you can just think of it as a regular gift if you want.

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It's Cope with your budgies Nigel and Rudy. I hope you like it. If you don't like the blue glow I can get rid of it. Or if you just don't like the background I can make it all white easy. Just let me know.

Even though I don't want to I think I need to take a break from art to give my hand a rest now.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Drawingsilvolf on May 18th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
It's cute! I like how one is hanging upside down. Cope's clothes remind me of budgie colours actually lol.
Des: Prof. Cope without glassesthagirion on May 18th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, I wanted them to be playful. I think this is the first time I've drawn Cope where he's not being bitten by a budgie. But these are nice budgies. Yeah, he's as colorful as they are.
actipton80actipton80 on May 18th, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
That really is cute. I love it. You got Rudy perfect, because I really can get him to flap while sitting on my hand. He's also sweet and loves everyone. I love the red background because it makes Rudy stand out more. The fact that you drew Nigel upside down is funny because he's never done that on my hand, only in the cage. Nigel "show sits" when on my hand if he's not being bitey or trying to climb onto my shoulder or chasing Rudy. His eye is all round, so I'm assuming Cope didn't mean to flip poor fat English Nigel upside down.

I let them out today. Rudy has earned the nickname Energizer Budgie, because he kept flying and flying and didn't stop. I had to chase Nigel to make him fly. .
Des: YAY Dogthagirion on May 19th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it then. I've seen how well socialized Rudy is. He's a great bird. Hehe, the reason I drew Nigel upside down is because I didn't want to draw his back. Those wavy budgie lines, the shell pattern, are very difficult to draw even when stylized. All artists are lazy and I'm no exception. Plus I know even English budgies can hang upside down. Cartoon Nigel might be more athletic in this world. Cope didn't flip him, he didn't it himself since they're being playful. Perhaps if you hold a treat under him he might go upside down for it.

Hehe that's funny. I love energetic budgies. I used to call Gaus Helicopter budgie because he hated flying and when he did he didn't get far, flew slow and flapped really fast.
Oh and yes I wanted to chose a background color I hadn't used so everyone would stand out better. I'm glad you liked that too.

Edited at 2011-05-19 12:05 am (UTC)
actipton80actipton80 on May 19th, 2011 12:51 pm (UTC)
I think Helicopter Budgie applies to Nigel too. He tries so hard to keep up with Rudy, but he hates flying and is so slow. Rudy loves flying and is a great flyer. I've target trained him to come to my shoulder using a toy he likes. Sometimes Nigel will follow if he feels like it.
Desthagirion on May 19th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
English budgies aren't designed for flight. About the eye I drew on Nigel. I was going for that English budgie look, but it was hard to make a half covered eye without making him look mean. That's difficult.
sike_saner on May 19th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
D'aww, the budgies are so cute!
Des: Budgiesthagirion on May 19th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
Thanks. They were fun to draw. I like drawing feathered wings.
earthmother45earthmother45 on May 19th, 2011 11:05 am (UTC)
Amazing art, Des! You are so talented. The shading and shadows are great, and I love the background colors and how you blended it all together so perfectly. Good job! . . . especially with all the trouble you had with Illustrator.
Des: Drawingthagirion on May 19th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. Shadowing and lighting is always hard for me because I can't just imagine how it looks as a finished product. I have to lay things down then see if it looks right or not. Yeah, I managed to finish the line work even with the invisible pen.
kabuldurkabuldur on May 19th, 2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
Great drawing! I, too, like the upside down budgie :)
Des: Flying Budgiesthagirion on May 19th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I wanted them to be playful and lots of budgies hang upside down.
Cheezey: Hyacinthcheezey on May 19th, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
Cute picture! I like how you positioned the budgies on his hands. The wing flapping the blue one is doing is adorable.
Des: Phage Grabbedthagirion on May 19th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah I love how that one turned out. So active and cute.
Tillyxyndarella on May 23rd, 2011 03:39 am (UTC)
I love seeing your artwork and this is such a lovely picture of Cope. Do you know he knows that there is a budgie eyeing off his belt buckle?

I find that the red on the far left to be very, very bright compared to the more muted colouring in the rest of the drawing but I suspect that is my monitor on a bad angle. I am forever adjusting the laptop to get colours to display right depending on how I am looking at the screen. I really like the way you colour your outlines too. I keep tracing Cope's jacket because it has such neat looking lines. The dark line and then there's such a tiny lighter outline.
Des: Prof. Cope without glassesthagirion on May 23rd, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'm glad you liked this. This is really one of my simple quick things I did. I chose the red so the blue budgie would stand out. Tracing the lines at the end really makes a big differnece. Cope is all scruffy all the time. He doesn't care about his clothes so he's always wrinkled up.
Tillyxyndarella on May 24th, 2011 12:29 pm (UTC)
Ah, I see what you mean about the background with the budgie.