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A is for Augurey by StressedJenny A is for Augurey by StressedJenny
Back in my Illustration days this is mainly what I drew. Strange, melancholy things. This is an Augurey, a very ugly bird. Thought to be an omen or sumthin, I don't really know but I thought i'd be rather fun to draw. Mapping pen and watercolours. 4 hours.
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Raimeth Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
I love your present style, but this kind will always be my favorite :D
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GreenPawPrints Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not cute- hmm.. inexplicably ugly, yet pretty? In a because Jenny drew it way?
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Naa- Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
Could be seen like an ugly bird but it's catching my eyes ! It's full of a vintage charm or somewhat that I like a lot. I'm totally fond of the greyish colors you used and of it's lousy look :heart:
Strange like first look disgracefull things can absolutely charm us ! :love:
Great job on it !
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I glad you like it! Thankyou!
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Naa- Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009   Traditional Artist
Sure ! ^_^
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
Hi's facial expression looks like he's trying to say "Oh, as if YOU never have a bad hair day!"
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007  Professional Filmographer
XD Yeah! :giggle:
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:iconpiatnitskysaurus:
Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
Big fan of your work in general BTW
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Aw thankyou soooo much!!!
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
You're very welcome :D
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
your ability to use different styles is awesome Jen, it will serv you well in the future. :]
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I sure hope so! Thanks Kat :heart:
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GoodnightNovemberEve Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Augurey is not ugly! actaully i find the bird rather cute! :aww: if qall the illustrations were this good for letters and compiled a book, i would be likely to buy one :nod:
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, I think I'll do a whole alphabet when I have the time :D thankyou
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Dubhghall Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Very cool!! An Augrey is an omen for storms and bad tidings--usually death-- accoring to most mythologies. sorta like the opposite of a pheonix, who represents rebirth and good news. :D

in fact, the name comes from "Auger", which is the ability to commune with the dead to learn who will die and when. ^_^ creepy, no?
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Yes. they are so cool :D I wish they were real.
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Dubhghall Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
i hear ya. just LOVE mythology like that. can't wait to see more ^_^
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Ah, indeed, there is more. :D
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
Amasing work, I love the fluidness to the style and the level of detail is just amazing.
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luve Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
I'm very sure that I'm still in that 'melancholy illustration' phase but boy am I enjoying it XD
What a lovely bird. He looks like he ought to be squawking absurdities.
The colors are beautiful and I like the style you've chosen..with the sickly hues and linework and all.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Ain't it great? Thankyou, I like the idea of him squawking absudities! Its so right. *chuckles*
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Mockeridge Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
That's beautiful detail on the feathers. It reminds of 19th century medical and zoology (I'm not sure that's the right term, but I'm using it anyway) illustrations.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Wow thanks! I love that style. Thats lovely that it reminds you so. By the way, you were using the right term. Thankyou again.
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Mockeridge Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
Anytime!
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
Very well done. I really like the details and tones. Nice style.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Why, thankyou very much.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005
You are most welcome.
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evomc Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005  Professional Filmographer
4 hrs! you are insane! sweet line work, strenny, crazy etchy quality
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Strenny, I like what you did there. Thanks!
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evomc Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005  Professional Filmographer
I like being economical with my words, unfortuantely i rarely am, so shortening your names is akin to not eating prunes when there's a prune shortage merely because i don't like prunes....
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WesleyRiot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005  Professional Filmographer
this is much better.

draw a hookbill for me.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005  Professional Filmographer
I've heard of razorbill but not hookbill. I'll run a check on it. Thanks, at least there's something you like!
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hunchcat Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
this is awesome jen, i love mytholgy things, think i might to an alphabet wiv my little blue haired girl, inspired!!!!
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005  Professional Filmographer
I was thinking about doing a sinister alphabet but then I knew I was kidding myself if I thought I was going to stick to it. Thanks for the comment.
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hunchcat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005
well i shall take up ur challenge instead, muahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. btw are u gonna do anymore of us uni dudes in ur cool roles of the olde days? u still need to do roz, ash, kierran and sarah
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005  Professional Filmographer
I know I know! Stresses!
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Araniel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
Aww thats......freakishly cute..and very nicely done ^_^
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thanks. Hmmm, cute? Whats yer idea of ugly?
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