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Windsonde - Jiacomo Ref by sparrowstampede Windsonde - Jiacomo Ref by sparrowstampede
Whew, finally finished this crazy thing.

My 1st take on a griffin for :iconwindsonde: ... and I had to pick a Tookie Islander.

Out of the number of concepts I thought of, I really had to pick Jiacomo first because of the kooky design possibilities.

Aery Name: Tookie Island
Character Name: Jiacomo
Character Species Combination: 'I'iwi (Scarlet Hawaiian Honeycreeper - Vestiaria coccinea)/Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)
Rank: Young Tookie
Gender: Male
Character Personality: Jiacomo could be one of the "calmer" personalities found on Tookie Island, but don't get him wrong; he enjoys a good romp and feast as much as the next Tookie.

Though a much better climber than he is a flier, Jiacomo can and does fly around from place to place. His flight patterns are short and like comparing an A-10 to an F-14. Won't be as aerodynamic or acrobatic or pretty, but it gets the job done.

Most of the time, Jiacomo spends his days climbing trees and digging great lumps into any available ant mound he can find in the quest for "The Perfect Meal". Something about an ant that tastes like a honeypot...
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:icondarth-hellgrrl:
Darth-Hellgrrl Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Honeypot ants do exist... ;->

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeypot…

Don't know if there are any on Tookie Island, though; they seem to be mostly desert (dessert? X-D) critters. ;->

For me, I'd place the wings farther back on the shoulder, but that's just me. Great combo! :D

DH
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wyrd66 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
The parties line cracks me up. What an original character design!
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:iconsparrowstampede:
sparrowstampede Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Thanks! :D It's definitely great for parties. Must include in a future challenge pic lemme tell ya!
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AzeFish Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Totally ballin'.
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sparrowstampede Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
YEEEEAAAH XD
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
agh look at the lovely colours! love this guy :love:
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:iconsparrowstampede:
sparrowstampede Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Thank you! Glad you like it XD
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Quisum Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really cool combination. I especially like where the wings are positioned!
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:iconsparrowstampede:
sparrowstampede Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Whew I'm glad someone does! XD I had a doozy of a time drawing the ones here (and many skeleton sketches later), and I'm still not sure if I'm getting them in the right spot. One of the many things to work out in the next challenges. :D
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Ciameth Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That 'I'iwi beaks looks great with an anteater body.
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:iconsparrowstampede:
sparrowstampede Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I totally agree; it fit so well that I couldn't resist. ^_^ I still will need to work on getting the proportion of it to stay the same when I'm drawing it though. One of the many things to work out during art challenges!
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rydicanubis Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Oh my frakking gods.
What an AMAZING COMBINATION 80
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:iconsparrowstampede:
sparrowstampede Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
XD And lo, my world was rocked by moar comments from great artists. Thanks for the comment!
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rydicanubis Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Pffbbffff.

Anteater griff = automatic excellence

Clearly.
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ErithacusRou Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Best Tookie ever. Just sayin'.
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:iconsparrowstampede:
sparrowstampede Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Awww thank you. But I have to bow my head on 'best Tookie' to perhaps the Yappa, or of course Chief Tookie. XD
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ErithacusRou Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
nahhh XD
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS GUY ALREADY!! :dummy:
So gonna draw him. :heart:


Anteater~ :love:
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:iconsparrowstampede:
sparrowstampede Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Woo! I look forward to it. P.s. Tencoyotzin is awwwwesooome XD
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thanks! Jiacomo is still much cooler, at least in my book! :XD:

How big is he, btw? I want to draw him with my PigeonRat, but I'm not sure where Jiacomo is on the Tookie size scale.

(Sorry for the late reply ^^;)
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sparrowstampede Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Uhhh that's a very good question! Lol. I recall Tookies are supposed to be cat-sized, so... maybe a large Savannah? I like to think of him as larger because of the "Giant" Anteater half. XD
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KestrelWings Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ffffff oh my goodness I love this guy already. His design is so hilarious and colorful and yet it makes so much sense at the same time. xD

Miiiight have to include this guy in one of my challenge pics.
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sparrowstampede Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Thank you for your comment! :D Definitely had to go with a colorful guy, seeing how all the Tookies are so wonderfully and colorfully designed.

Please do use him in any challenge pics if you like! I thank in advance, and look forward to any!
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KestrelWings Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Seeing the Tookie designs makes me want to do something fun too. :D
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Deino-Raven Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Oooh, he's cool! I don't think I've seen a sloth Tookie before. Nice originality!

And I love that fighter reference you made. I'm quite the plane fanatic. Yes, an A-10 probably wouldn't be able to out-maneuver an F-14 XD
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sparrowstampede Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I debated on a sloth half actually, though ultimately decided the giant anteater (instead of, say, a tamandua or sloth) was the way to go because of the body markings. I'll bet a sloth would make for a really interesting combination though!

And I am quite fond of planes myself. The A-10 is amidst my faves. :D
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Deino-Raven Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Oh pff, *anteater. XD Oh, I like tamanduas. They're cute!

The A-10 and the Eurofighter Typhoon are my two favorite... modern planes. Anything circa WWII and before tend to be my *most* favorites. The older warplanes are the most badass to me, for some profound reason ;P
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khyterra Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh jeez, this is so hilariously awesome. I love this combo so much.
That 3/4 view is wonderfully done; it shows how nicely you've really blended the two creatures together to make something really unique and interesting!
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sparrowstampede Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
My many thanks for your commentary! I hope to get around to completing the challenges and showing more possible angles. ^_^
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MissHoneyham Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
He looks amazing! I love the design and the melding of the bird and anteater. He's so pretty. :D
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sparrowstampede Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Thank you! I am glad that the design came out nicely too. ^_^ And glad that you like it!
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MissHoneyham Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! I can't wait to see more of this guy. ;)
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