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Scrrpt Plate by SageKorppi Scrrpt Plate by SageKorppi
Alright, so, I wanted to make a character sheet for Skrrpt the Archaeopteryx. My character sheets are pretty dull, so I wanted to try something completely different.

I really like how *mirroreyesserval's latest sheet came out ([link]) so I wanted to try something like it. But, seeing as how Skrrpt is pretty much just an Archaeopteryx in a guira cuckoo's skin, I didn't have any cool things to add to the sheet like Tiina had...and I'm not as talented as her. So, I decided, "Hey! I really like Audubon's prints ([link]), maybe I could do something like that!" (Which, in all honesty, is something I've been wanting to do with dinosaurs in general; Audubon-like prints of them, but in my own style.)

I'm surprisingly pleased with how this turned out, but then again, I love working with my markers. So, there you have it, little Skrrpts hanging out in a gingko tree. One is irritated, one has a NOM, and the other is preening.

I also goofed on the preening Archaeopteryx's hand. The feathers are supposed to be attached to the second digit, but how I rendered them makes it look like they aren't. They are! I just didn't do a great job showing that.

I added a Step-by-Step of this piece so people can see how I do marker work:

Prismacolor Markers and Micron Pen on Bristol


Also, for another Audubon-like print of creatures you aren't likely to encounter in your travels, check out *Bailiwick's piece "Natural Gryphon Print", which I adore:
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squidlifecrisis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014   Digital Artist
I absolutely love your iteration of Archaeopteryx and the idea of composing this like one of Audubon's plates!  You absolutely nailed everything you were going for :)
SageKorppi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
Rahula87 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
This is Art!
nycsimp08 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
You should sell this...!
Falcolf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is gorgeous, wonderful job! :D I really love the Audubon dinosaur look and how cute you made this, like they were fluffy song birds. :heart:
Michelle56 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww! They're so cute. They remind me of Guira Cuckoos. <3 Awesome.
SageKorppi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! That's exactly what they are modeled after. My favorite cuckoos!
tenko72 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I really like the idea and this looks so good!
JennyParks Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
I <3 this so much, you don't even know...
WendyLynn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your feathers so much! One of these days I'll be able to draw feathers like you. I love them so much I want to punch you, as Jennifer Lopez would say, haha! (American Idol) :XD:
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