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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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:iconsasiadragon:
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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:iconewilloughby:
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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:iconsasiadragon:
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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:iconewilloughby:
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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:iconalbertonykus:
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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:iconewilloughby:
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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:iconwhiskerfacerumpel:
WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:laughing:  ...And a really beautiful drawing. 
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:icongudrun355:
GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Lovely work! :)
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:iconoksana007:
Oksana007 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So cute! Really great work!
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Very nice.
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:iconcoolpix4200:
coolpix4200 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're an artist specialized nature? Excellent artwork!
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love this, both in concept and execution! :)
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:icongranite-skull:
Granite-Skull Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
I'm happy to say these three are on my life list.  Great birds, and a great card!
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:iconthespeciaalicorngirl:
wow,awesome
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:iconladycorvidaea:
LadyCorvidaea Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work on this!
I am a dorky bird-humor lover! :D
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:iconflamingodancer123:
flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
I love it!!!!!!:D
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:iconalomhordozo57:
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Happy holidays!
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice work. :)
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful, you captured them perfectly! :heart:
Happy holidays my friend! :santa:
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww it's really nice :aww:
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:icona2812:
A2812 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
 Beautiful drawing I love birds :-)

Regards Jacek
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:iconozzyblu:
OzzyBlu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful!
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Artist
That's pretty cool.:)
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:icono-tripp:
O-Tripp Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A beautiful drawing and great holday card idea.
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:iconcypselurus:
Cypselurus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful! :D
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:iconglowworm56:
glowworm56 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Now that is clever--and I love the little song you made up for it!
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:iconevildevilking:
EvilDevilKing Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Love yer x-mas burds.
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:icon8bitaviation:
8bitAviation Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Wow, this is great. The texture you have painted on the wings is really good. 


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:iconsky-c:
Sky-C Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely painting!! :clap: Love the detail :D

("Pooping on yonder car" -- hilarious!)
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:iconriverstreak:
RiverStreak Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
I LOVE THIS! Happy holidays and great job! "Pooping on yonder car" made my day ;>
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
(Or, I assume, the one everyone got. Either way!)
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:iconewilloughby:
EWilloughby Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, everyone got the same card. I ordered a pack of 50 and ended up sending out every one! Everyone got a different doodle, though (of course). :)
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
The one I got. Yay!
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:icontarturus:
Tarturus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice looking kings. ^^
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abekowalski Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah! Spectacularly clever. Fvved!
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
That is lovely, Emily!
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:iconbabbletrish:
babbletrish Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it!
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EagleFlyte Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this!! XD

And if you want to extend the parody, it looks like the Golden-crowned Kinglet is gold, the Belted Kingfisher is frankincense, and the Eastern Kingbird is myrrh.
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:iconewilloughby:
EWilloughby Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, I like it. :)
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see what you did there :D
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