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Allopreening Feature
Allopreening is a behavior often seen in a mated pair of birds (allogrooming also occurs in mammal species most notably primates). Allopreening is the mutual preening of another birds feathers. Sometimes the preening will switch back and forth from bird to bird. This behavior can be performed to enhance feather maintenance (keeping feathers clean of parasites) or to strengthen social bonds. The receiver of the preening will often lower their head, fluff out their feathers and in general have an 'Awwmygawh that feels good' look on their face. Birds attached to humans will also preen their humans, either trying to preen their hair, beard, moustache, eyebrows...eyelashes... It's one of the most adorable bird behaviors I've ever seen (well, with the exception of a parrot trying to preen your eyelashes, that might hurt).
So here is a feature of birds being adorable with each other!

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#39: Flights of Fancy by James Gurney
Flights of Fancy by James Gurney, copyright 1996.
From Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, p. 181.
This analysis copyright Scott M. McDaniel, 2011
The Image
Before I say anything else, if you're an artist you should go buy both of James Gurney's books about painting.  If you like the approach this blog takes to analyzing paintings, you'll love Gurney's approach in these books.  The one this painting is from is Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, and his first one is Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist.  (As a former technical writer I also like the presentation - each topic is a 2-page spread with a summar
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Paper Villains
On writing three-dimensional villains
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Disclaimer: (as experience suggests that I need one) This resource consists of opinions. There may be better ways to write, and my advice may not fit your type of story. Please use common sense when applying the ideas expressed below. Thanks for reading!

Do you remember the Big Bad Wolf? He destroyed the Three Little Pigs' houses and ate them (or only chased them, depending on the rendition). He ran to Little Red Riding Hood's home and devoured her grandmother. The Big Bad Wolf appears in countless fairy tales to eat and terrorize the general populace.
In many children's stories, the Big Bad Wolf is symbolic for the negative consequences that can follow bad choices. Two of the Three Little Pigs failed to work hard on their houses, allowing the wolf to blow them over with his tremendous breath. Littl
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A Note on the SFTT Before Last (SFTT #59 Spoilers)
So, QUITE a few of you commented on Search for the Truth #59 being all like "BUT HANDY IS THE DOCTOR'S SON TECHNICALLY" or something to that effect.
I'd like to clear that up for you now if I could, and at least give you my opinion on what Russell tried to explain to us.
Thanks to Russell T Davies, the whole 'Handy' situation doesn't make much sense. RTD claimed that Handy was half Doctor, half Donna, but he's obviously like 80% or at the very least 60% Doctor. He doesn't seem to have any of Donna's memories or identify himself as Donna in any way. He's the Doctor. He looks like the Doctor, acts (mostly) like the Doctor, dresses like the Doctor and likes the same ladies. Now, no one was terrifically clever in Journey's End, so it's a bit hard to tell if he's as clever as the Doctor. I mean, he ran at Davros like a bit of an idiot, but at least he was clever enough to build the thing he was going to throw at Davros' face or whatever. So let's just say he's quite clever and that wasn't a
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My Best Motivational Tip
When I become overcome with the guilt and shame and fear as a result of my constant procrastination, I have one trick to get me off my ass that works every time.
Now, lots of other people and blogs and whatever are all like "look how lucky you are" and "puppies and rainbows" and "if you get it done now, you'll feel better" and lots of other positive shit. While all this stuff is true, I'm still playing Assassin's Creed II for like four hours a day. It doesn't motivate me at all. I still don't want to write a 500 word essay on the subtle differences between the book and the film adaptation of The Road that's due, like, tomorrow.
So here's what I think of.
"Michael Bay wants me to fail."
Insert your own celebrity arch nemesis if you want to, but basically choose someone so crap that it makes you angry. Preferably someone who's getting paid buckets of money to do whatever they do to piss you off.
Competitive nature and the desire to prove your chosen asshole wrong should take over.
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More Shiny Firefly Goodness
Greetings All!
I wanted to share this with all of you, as it's been a lot of fun for me. Last weekend at Sci-Fi Expo in Dallas, my friend Christina, was able to deliver some of my various Firefly headsculpts to the actors themselves. Adam Baldwin received a full fledged 12" figure of Jayne, complete with hat and Vera. :D (The figure was put together by the amazing talents over at Sideshow Freaks Forum: http://www.sideshowcollectors.com)
Below is a link to a great video and some photos. Many thanks go out to Christina and Jenn for sharing this with me. While it's wonderful to be thanked by Adam Baldwin, that custom figure wouldn't have been possible without everyone at Sideshow Freaks pulling together their resources and talents. And the headsculpt only looks nice because of the amazing paintwork from Nathan Eakins.
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUQlXzctBgY
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  • Reading: Fruits Basket
  • Watching: old school Doctor Who
  • Playing: Katamari Forever
I'm waaayyy behind on my resolution, mostly due to heavy commissions over at cosplayscramble but I discover today that I got a DD on my Fish to Dino Practice animation! :D

Whoo-hoo! Kinda makes wish I did a better job, though... :/ There are so many mistakes in it...

So as a bonus for everyone who liked the animation, I'm posting the original storyboards and the original model sheets. (Both of which conveniently also work toward my art quota. :3)

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alamedyang
Meiko
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah
Favourite genre of music: J-Pop
Favourite style of art: Anime, realism
Operating System: Mac OS X
Personal Quote: Talking is for to be understood.
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carmendee Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Student General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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mcmurp Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey just so you know, some of your pictures have been featured on my facebook page Ghibli Community!
(www.facebook.com/GhibliCommunity)
I added a link to your deviantart page so people can look at your other awesome artwork!Twirl 
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aurorakayd Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I don't know why it has stuck with me all these years, but I totally remember the Animaniacs/Animoprhiacs song you and your dad made up XD

We're Animorphiacs.
When we see Yeerks they make tracks
Then we morph into a tiger
And eat them all for snacks
We're Animophiacs!

We're Animorphs because one day we met an Andalite
We met him by his spaceship at a 'bandoned building site
Then Visser 3, he showed up
And they began to fight
We're Animorphaics!
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alamedyang Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
lol, that's awesome! XD

I totally remember that song, too, but lately I could only remember "Then we morph into a tiger and eat them all for snacks" part. ^^

I should make a little Flash cartoon with this song and wacky animation...
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aurorakayd Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
That would be so awesome XD
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carmendee Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU OLD FART
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Before-I-Sleep Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :iconcakepinkplz:
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BisumitoIsSnazzy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been hugged!
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their profile!)

RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 6 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their user page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay!
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BisumitoIsSnazzy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I found you on BP and noticed you have dA! ^^
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Kinsara Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I don't know how I somehow forgot to watch you but hey, now I am!
This is Katie by the way ^^; I hope you had fun in Vegas! Wish I could have gone.
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