Weavercat is a 22 yr-old female thing who doesn't know what she wants to do in life. A current art-student who has rediscovered her love of prehistoric critters. I'd like to be a scientific/medical illustrator someday.
Someone sent me a question! Thank you mysterious Anonymous for the great question. BirdFolk are about average people height. However if you will notice BirdFolk have long necks. Like their ancestors, Avis advena, they carry their necks in a slight S-shape. If a BirdFolk were to stretch out their neck to be almost straight it would add another few inches to their height. As for weight, exceedingly obesse BirdFolk are a rarity. Their high-metabolism keeps them at a weight of about 90+ lbs.
Colors. Oh gosh, lets see. BirdFolk feathers are mostly body down and flexible contour feathers. BirdFolk lack a lot of feathers on their bodies. As for colors, most have natural colors like greys, blacks, rust, brown and blondish colors. Stripped, spotted or two-tone. Nobility is the only class that have iridescence in their feathers. Some BirdFolk engage in feather-dying or bleaching to make themselves stand out.
Sexual dimorphism in BirdFolk is silly. Females have small boobs that secrete a milky-sweat. Males have external ding-a-lings. Not much of a difference but well, it’s there. Most males will have better feather-colors than the ladies too.
Oh gosh, guys: Almost done with a full week! Congrats to everyone! Onto the picture. We learned a little about Wife 7, Heska, and now we get to learn about Humphreys’ first wife, Princess Adeline. Not Queen. Nope. He only has a Queen when he proposes they rule together as equals. Adeline is uncharacteristically nice for a BirdFolk lady. She is kind and gentle. She’s great friends with Maid and has helped put together the funding for the first girls-school.
It’s a shame that her health has always been fragile. This is but a small preview of a larger image I’m going to work on for a little bit. Got some basic pencil shading on there. It’s a sad subject but well, with the news of Mr. Ray Bradbury passing… I’m in an odd mood about death and dying.
If any of you ever have any questions about the BirdFolk please ask me. I love answering questions. I adore questions. I want to know what YOU folks like. What YOU want to see. Is there anything in particular you want to know about the BirdFolk?
Heska was jealous. Not of her fellow-wives but of a lowly servent. Her husbands’ Maid in fact. It infuriated her that this-this commoner was in Humphreys’ confidence. What the girl could get away with made Heska’s blood boil. If she were anything other than the personal Maid to Humphrey the girl would not be so bold.
The other 7 wives might wave away her claims as mere envy but Heska knew better: That girl was trouble.
Jealous BirdFolk, oh dear. That certainly spells trouble doesn’t it? What do you all think of Heska? Isn’t she just terrible? Oh! And folks, Heska is wearing a fancifal beak-paint design. Bold red as red is at the height of fashion right now as well. And baldness? Is baldness one of the latest fashions for the BirdFolk?
Day 3: I realize now that 13 wives were far too much for Humphrey to handle so it has been cut down to 8 wives. I began sketching out temporary portraits of the ladies. Heska, #7, is into the kinky-stuff and makes Humpheys’ life very difficult. She’s a bit high-maintanence. And my favorite to draw. ;)
Day 4: Francis Muntzle, an featherlight cab-driver takes a little time to enjoy to clear blue skies.
‘Hello. Are you lost? Oh! You’re the new room-servant for the West Wing aren’t you? Well, don’t just stand there looking gormless. Follow me and I’ll show you around the Palace.
By the way, my name is Maid. I’m the personal servant to the King. Now hurry up! You’ve got a lot to do if you want to keep this job. ‘
Hi there folks! It’s Day One of Artslam and the mighty Weavercat is here with another summer full of BirdFolk! I’ll be focusing on Palace-life and general BirdFolk studies. Some of you from ArtSlams’-past may remember Maid. She’s back and she’s ready to take you all on a tour of the palace. I think I did this right, I hope. Happy ArtSlammin’ everyone!