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We Three Kings by EWilloughby We Three Kings by EWilloughby
We three kings of avian are
Migrant birds who travel afar.
Fluff and feather, snowy weather,
Pooping on yonder car.

(Belted kingfisher, eastern kingbird, golden-crowned kinglet)

This was my Christmas card design this year! I also submitted it to DeviantArt's Holiday Card Project.

This card design is for sale! Please spread the word if you are or know a dorky-humor bird lover. :D

Happy holidays, everyone!

Photoshop CS4, ~8 hours
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, cute lil' card design. Sometimes I forget how festive I think birds are, but they really fit the holidays ... for some reason. I love the way you draw feathers. Especially the kingfisher's wing is nice. I like the details in the eyes too. Kindlets are the best, I saw one up close last winter. Really cute little ball of fluff!
Also, funny how we want so many birds to be kings, eh?
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I had to debate whether to include a king penguin or a king parrot too. :) Ultimately settled on birds from the area I'm from, though.

And thanks! Kinglets are the cutest little birdlets.
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There's kings all over! But on the other hand, there is in the human kingdom too. A king penguin might be a bit hard to draw in a tree though. I have heard about an eastern kingbird (found in the west) that could fit in, but local birds sounds like a good plan if you don't want to draw forever.
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mossoak Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I love it!  Very clever!  Have you ever thought of making this into an xmas card?  I think birders would get a real kick out of it!
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes, in fact, I did! ;) Take a look at the description, or just click this: www.zazzle.com/we_three_kings_…
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Can't believe this only just occurred to me: isn't the kingfisher a female? =P
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are correct - good eye as always. ;) Female belted kingfishers are more colorful, so I figured she'd be more attractive on the covers. Two kings and a queen, I suppose. =p
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Grays-raptor-flock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:laughing:  ...And a really beautiful drawing. 
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Lovely work! :)
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Oksana007 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So cute! Really great work!
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