So, I've recently decided to change Magda's metaphorical character critter to a cat like her buddy Morgan's, because it makes more sense to me.
However, I really do like magpies, and it still works for her, just not as well as a cat, so I was like... am I god or am I god, right? So these two get to have secondary character critters. That got me on the search for a bird form for Master Daubenmire to match her magpie.
I thought some kind of vulture would suit Morgan's opportunistic, passive-aggressive, some might say cowardly (some might say genius) side. And vultures, because they eat the dead, and because we are going to be the dead, and because we hate the thought, have mountains
of stigma attached to them. Not unlike the filth and fear Morgan drizzled all over his own name during the war, in what was an attempt to be as scary as possible but now clings to him unwelcome, and makes him unwelcome and hated on sight.
And then browsing vulture species, I found this bird. White-headed vulture.
I couldn't believe it, it has Morgan's hairstyle. So. That was that.
Burds burds burds.
Oh, nearly forgot to mention! Love it or hate it, a lot of the work I do at work is in this style, because it is clean and because it is fast. I actually really enjoy it. It's pretty much entirely done with the lasso, fill, and gradient tools and is somewhat easier on my wrist than my usual painterly/sketchy way of working. I also enjoy having a different work style it because it keeps work art and personal art in different boxes in my head. I can be far less attached to work art (you have to be!) when it's not in my personal style I'm intimately attached to and kind of self-conscious of. Could be fun to do more cross-overs like this, maybe with my human characters and just see what the hell happens to 'em!