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The Ostrich and I by mr-nick The Ostrich and I by mr-nick
(c) 2009 Nick Egberts

an entry for the Artdrop blog's Concept Tuesday. The description was as follows:

Concept Description: In this months "Confessions of a Full-time Wizard" Dragon® column, Shelly Mazzanoble talks about her desire for a new familiar...well, an unfamiliar familiar. Not only do I love reading Shelly's pieces, but I love the idea of an unfamiliar familiar! The concept this time is to step away from the normal familiars (cats, rats, snakes, ravens, etc.) and dream up something new and interesting...or hysterical, if you are like Shelly.

My wife actually suggested an Ostrich (well her first suggestion was a buffed up barbarian in a thong....). I immediatly liked it. They always look like they are up to no good.

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Pastorino Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love it <3
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Tattoosbyraven Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
awesome
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cheers!
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Steelgrave Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heh. nice
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Recognize this one as well. That ostrich must have excellent posture! ;)
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I must say, I seem to have a thing for Ostriches. I live near a zoo, and reguraly go there. They let feed one once. They basically gave me a paper bag full of fodder and sent me to the fence. The Ostrich basically dived beak first into the bag, devouring half its contents in one gulp. It took me quite by surprise (the zoo keepers laughed their head off). A couple of minutes of further chomping on my hand and the bag, seemed to but the beast at ease, and it even let me pet it. Quiet worth a couple of cuts and bruised fingers!

cheers,

nick
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, that's awesome! :D I've been around emus before, but never ostriches. It must have been a great experience!
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b0dom Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
I like it!
your stuff always makes me smile :)
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mr-nick Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow thats a really nice compliment...

cheers!
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Fyrrea Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful! and I love the wizard's expression! :D
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mr-nick Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
why thank you miss Firewarrior,

the expression did take me a while to get right it went from very angry (he was supposed to snap his staff in half) to very sad (pathetically so). I think i landed somewhere in the middle, something like resigned frustration.

thank you again (also for the fav)!

nick
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Robot-drawing-club Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Thats great! I love the ostrich!
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mr-nick Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
cheers!
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Merlkir Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is fairly genius! :D I still haven't come up with an idea for the familiar..:(
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mr-nick Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow thanks Jan! means a lot coming from you (also the fav..)
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HobbitChild Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Neat! :boogie:
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mr-nick Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
cheers! :party:
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HobbitChild Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
:D
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