Just a little snowy owl face.
Elda The has a neat series she calls “Doodle Studies” that is basically a progression from realism to super-deformed/chibi. I really like seeing the whole process, although I’m partial to the second phase (not too chibi-fied). Seeing them in a row allows you to pick out just what makes them seem cuter. Please visit Elda The’s site to view all of them!
The Respendent Quetzal lives in southern Mexico and Central America and is so cute and pretty!
Just image google it and you’ll see – the male has gorgeous green feathers, really long tail-feathers, and a striking red breast. The female doesn’t have the long tail-feathers or red breast but her green feathers are still very pretty. Males and females have a pretty egalitarian relationship when it comes to offspring – normally they are loners, but when there are eggs involved, they both take turns tending to them.
I was inspired by the September 26, 2013 episode of the Colbert Report in which Chris Fischer, from OCEARCH, talked with Stephen Colbert about great white sharks. In the interview, Fischer said that we need to stop thinking of great white sharks as mindless killing machines, and Stephen said something like “So we should think of them as cute and cuddly?”
I started with the great white but then it expanded to other sea predators. They are all best friends. (But not in real life.)
Lady Viridis/Beth Zyglowicz has a series called Clockwork Birds, which is obviously inspired by Ursula Vernon’s Gearworld artworks. I like both of them. Below are a few of my favorites by Lady Viridis.
I like this one below because the birds seem to be having so much fun!
Although animals appear in much of Koyamori‘s art, I think the animals are more prominent in the artworks below. Please visit her deviant art page and see all of these and more at their original sizes – her art is awesome!
Koyamori has many, many ocean-themed artworks. It was really hard choosing just a few to show you. If you’re familiar with watercolor, you’ll notice that she makes full use of masking fluid.