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It's a day late.

Last month at this time, I offered those who pay attention a full-size, quality line art which they can adapt to whatever color scheme they saw fit. Unfortunately, I got very few responses on this, to which I will acknowledge you all.

~Fragillimus335 provided two: One painted like an oriole, and one a lot more like a loon. I like the loon quite a bit, I must say.

~Orionide5 provided one with an extremely cassowary-like appearance, nice cryptic body plumage with a brilliant, display-oriented facial patterning.

~MommaCabbit gave us this detailed look, based on a cross between a sparrow, ptarmigan, prairie chicken and an ostrich; quite a lot of diversity there, suggestive of a secretive, camouflaged animal.

~PrimevalRaptor provided distinct accents in blueface with bright plumage contrast. Very nice.

*BrandonSPilcher provided a striking splash of golds and blues; this bird won't blend in.

I won't list amongst these those I would think are closer to the truth. Frankly, I wouldn't know where to start. All of them are very nice, and show off their skills and style equally for all that its based on something I drew that could have been much better drawn.

If I missed one of your submissions, please let me know! I do wish this had more entrants so as to provide a nice diversity. As is, MommaCabbit's definitely seems to me pretty close to what I'd imagine a desert animal to have, but the Nemegt fauna was fairly tropical, so we'd might see something more colorful.
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MommaCabbit Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
there's also an african grey based entry by DinoBirdMan: [link]

(eeeee people like my coloring)
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just a little nitpick, you forgot my entry ;) : [link]
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Considering both 'accuracy' (I guess likelihood is a better word in this case) and style, I'd have to say MommaCabbit's is definitely my favorite. Fragillimus's loon is a close second.
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Silenced-Dreams Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dangit i haven't finished mine, i haven't had my tablet for a while ;n;
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Qilong Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Finish it when you need to.
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Sky-C Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
The submissions look really nice :) Can I still color it? The last two weeks I was in Asia and before that I was busy with finals...
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Qilong Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
You may continue to do this if you wish. The original is still freely available, and there will be no revoking of this.
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Sky-C Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Okay :)
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice entries all around. I thought there would be more...I guess many deviants have contracted the summer laziness!!
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Qilong Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Yeah, lazy bums!
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