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Second Chance by Risachantag Second Chance by Risachantag
This little bird, bizarre as it may look, is a tawny frogmouth (Wikipedia page). I love seeing them at the zoo, they have the most expressive faces. They spend the majority of their day pretending to be a log ([link]), which makes them pretty good models if you're trying to sketch them!

This was inspired by watching clips of dog-wheelchairs for injured pets, I'd love to see prosthetic wings some day in the future.

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:iconyouloudefanyou:
YouloudeFanyou Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Very beautiful
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:iconcelestialstryder:
CelestialStryder Featured By Owner May 6, 2015   General Artist
OMG SOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!
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:iconnamma2:
Namma2 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awww!
this is so cute!
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:iconwindwing101:
WindWing101 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
This is beautiful and inspiring. Glad the owl will fly again ^^
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Silvermoon7777 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome! :3
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:icondoggy112266:
Doggy112266 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this image just made me cry... no really.. i listened to my favourite song (its a sad and beautiful song) and then i saw this image and i just started crying so hard.. i feel alot better now! thank you <3
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:iconwhirledartistic:
WhirledArtistic Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what song :P ? Wiz Khalifa ? :P
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:icondoggy112266:
Doggy112266 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
its non of your problem dude -.-
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:iconwhirledartistic:
WhirledArtistic Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just like asked? or whatevaaa
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:icondoggy112266:
Doggy112266 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ok...
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:iconquick-5:
Quick-5 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
My stone heart is beginning to crumble...
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:iconvesaiasthevaliant:
VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Awww, the little bird seems to be happy for the second chance. Aww 
A brilliant and noble idea, fellow deviant, I'd love to see this too in the future. ;) (Wink) 
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:iconfedhagrulo:
FedhaGrulo Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, this is so brilliant! Lookit his little face too, I want one!
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:iconvenomari19:
Venomari19 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my word, this is so adorable-
I can't even- ;v;
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:iconbellis-wingclaw:
Bellis-Wingclaw Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the coolest art work I've see in a long time :D
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:iconfeathera-art:
FeatherA-Art Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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:icondarksideduck:
DarkSideDuck Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Priceless.
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1FlamingTurtle Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
the title is amazing. if it was called anything else it woudent be emotional, but that gives it a whole nother level xD good work 
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:iconthetropiclans:
TheTropiClans Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
I bet in the future they would have jetpax
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:iconbellis-wingclaw:
Bellis-Wingclaw Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd rather have wings XD
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:iconrainflower167:
RainFlower167 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning!
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:iconivylikestorp:
IvyLikesToRP Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!
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:iconsparkanine:
Sparkanine Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Love it! 
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:iconcelestialstryder:
CelestialStryder Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015   General Artist
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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:iconcatbird1210:
CatBird1210 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is inspiring! *sob* its so beautiful
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:iconnyanpheonix101:
nyanpheonix101 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
*sniff* It's so happy *sniff* LOOK AT IT!!!!
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:iconrepurplow:
repurplow Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student General Artist
The highlights on this are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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:iconrangichangi:
RangiChangi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant!
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:icondreamingbudgie:
DreamingBudgie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh!FREE flying hearts Icon:crying: rvmpFREE flying hearts Icon
Fly little tawny! Fly!
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FieryMorning Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014
Hi, I bought this print at SMASH! (It was the only one I bought during the convention and I walked through the lot.) It was my first time seeing it (and your art) but it really touched my heart and I probably should have let you know in person. I have spent quite a lot of my time rescuing wildlife and it always hurts me to take them to a vet only to be said they must be put down because it's too "difficult" to repair them or that they would be disabled after recovery and not suited for life back in the wild. One day maybe all animals would be afforded the same kindness as those dogs in wheelchairs. That is my hope.
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Doggy112266 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
your words made me cry T_T
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:iconravanearo:
RavaNearo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awwww super cute!!!
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:iconihamo:
ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Remarkable!
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:iconheartruptcy:
Heartruptcy Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Spectacular and heart warming :) <3
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:iconcasadrat06:
casadrat06 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Omg he's adorable! :3 Though, reading that they try to look like logs just makes me want to call him Peeta, heheh.
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:iconmushu55t:
mushu55t Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Reminds me of Zane and his falcon from Ninjago masters of spinjitsu. Yes Zane is a nindroid.
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:iconquilava23:
Quilava23 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like a cyberman's hand...
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:iconhuggaholic:
huggaholic Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love tawnies! Once saw one missing a wing, poor thing. This is a great idea :)
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:iconvon-morjo:
Von-Morjo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so cute and amazing :D
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Lepercqj Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
amazing ^^ and cute ^^
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:iconvivid-vivo:
Vivid-Vivo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute. I love it. The story behind it is really nice too!
I was watching a clip of dog-wheelchairs too not too many months ago. Small world.
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:iconroyi-20:
royi-20 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student
it reminds me tally hawk from Silverhawks
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:iconphlofy:
phlofy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing. I also think prosthetic wings would be a pretty good idea.
Keep doing stuff, like this, it's amazing :)
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:iconaero-claw:
Aero-Claw Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That is so freaking cool!!!
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:icondemacrado-ensueno:
demacrado-ensueno Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Wow, well done! Awesome idea, too :D
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TheInfamousJoeLinder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:'D awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww x3 ~~~ :heart:
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:iconmarjosonic:
marjosonic Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It looks really cute. Love the idea behind it too. Excellent work. And yeah, hopefully prosthetic wings do come some day.
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:iconrecycledoj:
recycledoj Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had to look up videos of tawny frogmouths after seeing this. Holy crap, they look so adorable. Like your picture.
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:iconangelofyang:
angelofyang Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Oh sweet holy mother of moses.... that is CUTE...

Although, immediately what I thought of when I saw this was "OMFG! best bubo EVAR!" In case anyone doesn't get it - Bubo was a gift from athena the greek god of wisdom (I think...) to perseus to help him in his quest against the Kraken. Check out "clash of the titans" the 1981 version, and you'll know what I'm on about.

DAMN but I loved that bird!
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NaJHaikezeH Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome!
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