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Commission - Owl TF by Birvan Commission - Owl TF by Birvan
This was a pretty fun commission to do

I was given the freedom to pick between several subjects, including an owl and a sphinx, as long as the entire sequence was "cute"
I decided to go with the owl because mammal to bird transformations tend to be pretty freaky looking, so keeping the entire sequence cute was a pretty good challenge. But at the same time I wanted to include the sphinx, so I came up with the idea of a themed hoodie =P
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zkfanart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Ficou algo fascinante ver esta transformação de mamífero para ave ;) Em especial no rosto, ainda mais com esta combinação de expressões ;)
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Birvan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ainda bem que funcionou ^^
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zkfanart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Oh sim! :icondragonnod1:
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LiimLsan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Can't believe I haven't commented on this one yet... It's gorgeous. I've missed your TF art, but your skill with birds hasn't gone down.
Barn owls especially... shows your love for the species! :D

If anything, she remains awesomely cute throughout every stage. Especially loving the way you slowly grow the beak out.
Bird TFs are just... there's not enough of them, nor can there ever be. It's a challenge figuring out how to get the feathers to grow and the beak to form and the body to reshape and all that. Gorgeous.
I should do some TF art soon, this is just too inspiring ^u^

And these subtle pastel shades look gorgeous under your linework! Something to keep in your bag of tricks. <3
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Birvan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This one was an absolute pleasure to work on ^^

I figured it was good to focus on the beak because it can be so hard to figure out how the transformation should occur. The feathers are easier because you can just observe how chicks grow their feathers out ;)

The trick works especially well because of the barn owl's colors =P
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LiimLsan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
I should draw more TF art. So inspiring!

Yeah, the beak you kinda have to use your own judgement for. Out of the nose? The teeth? The lips? Their beaks are actually cavernous inside, so I love that you researched enough to draw that big-mouthed laugh. But the feathers... I think you own feathers by this point, gurl.

Ah, yes! And it all blends together. It works beautifully. ^^
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Birvan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have one project that keeps nagging me every now and then... a comparative anatomy reference book for TFs

Proper references and investigation makes all the difference =)
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LiimLsan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ooh, like sledgepainter.webs.com/anatomy… ? Show them up. You have such better art and such a better sense of the order of TF'ing body parts. It'll be probably much less pompous, too. You'd know what size to make things, what bone structure to show... I'll cheerlead for you!

liimlsan.deviantart.com/art/Qu… It does make all the difference. Drew this this week after your example. This could have used actual anatomy, but a little bit of cartooniness helps.
But I'd love to try something more detailed, more realistic... more like your stuff.
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Birvan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That books is more towards a "cultural explanation" than about a TF reference manual, so there's little comparison to be made ^^;
But I've been thinking a lot about the topic and came to some conclusions on how the structure should be handled. One of the ideas is posting the pages on DA (and possibly other places) and gather opinions before moving to a final, polished version

Yeah, knowing the base rules helps to later break them =P

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LiimLsan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Saves you the trouble then ^^

It sounds like a genius thought, getting the base rules down.
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