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December 21, 2012
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:EJ October-November 2012: Vencercus by dracona-fin :EJ October-November 2012: Vencercus by dracona-fin
Dear gowd… Let me start by begging for forgiveness, this piece is late… BEYOND LATE; and for the life of me even the truth makes for a flimsy excuse. It is late and I’m so very very sorry.

Exchange Jam piece for *Arcticfox98

That aside I must say I had a grand time with this! I was more than a little bit surprised when it turned out that the character I got was actually based on an Australian parrot! The Northern Rosella to be exact :D So I kind of took that and ran with it… which presented its own problems, namely the fact that Australia is not really known for snow which seemed to be a big prompt for everyone else ^^;

Regarding the branch, ^^: I’ma gonna blame that on my local wildlife, the Naso red-tail black cockatoos here chew all the honky nuts (basically big gum nuts) into interesting shapes before dropping them on our roof. I figured they could be an Aussie alternative to a Halloween pumpkin (even if they are only golf ball sized) which was part of the overall them for this event too. Odd little twist I know… but there they are, Honky nut lanterns lighting up the night sky.

The Prompts I ended up using where…


Oh... Btw, I put the Southern Cross in there if you can find it... but I'm pretty sure the random star field detracts from it.

:D took a total of 56 markers… and my new Opaque white for those stars… LOVING THIS Copic speciality PAINT. It actually hides all colour whereas the gel pen I used to use would tint over time.


Character (Vencercus) belongs to *Arcticfox98
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Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow! That is superb! Thank you very much for this, you have drawn him so well :) I love the way you've drawn his wings, they look gorgeous and all of the colours are amazing and suite the image well! That was a smart idea making the gum nuts like jack o'lanterns :D and the yellow tailed black cockatoo's do that down at our place (naughty little things :XD:) thank you again c: and I never mind waiting for artwork because you get images like these which are worth the wait :hug:
dracona-fin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
:D I had a lot of fun with him. He was a very colourful character to work with (most parrots are, which can make coming up with a bg interesting)
XD Yes, very naught and crazy cockatoos, they are beautiful birds all the same.
Although honky nuts on the tin roof at any time before 8am can take some getting used to ^^;
:hug: thanks for being so understanding. I'm not usually so late.
Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful to hear :nod: Also I agree, cockatoos are beautiful c:
That's alright, I've learnt to be a patient person :D
dracona-fin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
(btw that naught was meant to be naughty, apparently my fingers left of the 'y' for some demented reason)
:D I will admit I would LOVE to get my hands on one of their discarded tail feathers one day, so I'll be waiting them out and checking the garden every now and then, just in case.

I have learned a degree patience as well. Although some days I get a little anxious too ^^;
Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hehe, good luck with it! If I happen to find any I'll let you know c:
(don't worry, I get a little anxious sometimes too :glomp:)
dracona-fin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
:D Best of luck to both of us then!
(I think we all do, just not everyone admits it :hug:)
Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:huggle: so true
Pallore-M Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Aw, so many colours :meow: I now feel like an idiot, as I tried to do something really colourful for my EJ exchange, and I didn't do it too well.
dracona-fin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
aw :huggle: No need to feel like an idiot. Colourful has many different variations. I'm happy that you appreciate my work though. Making it colourful was a smidge easy given the character was already colourful ^^; although getting the BG to balance out and not 'swallow' those primary feathers was a challenge.
MegiInkdragon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodness, Draco. This is AMAZING.
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