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The Bird-Boy by Kiriska The Bird-Boy by Kiriska
Ten years later, I still love this series.

I reread Animorphs #1-20 + Megamorphs #1-2 over spring break because I'm a big, fat loser. Intended to read more, but eh. Tobias is still my favorite character. <3 He was emo way before emo was even a word, man.

Yes, his hair kind of turned out like Roxas. Shut up. This was supposed to be a quick lining job with some flat colors, but I got carried away, I guess. I like how it turned out anyway. If you say anything about morphing outfits and the randomness of morphing, I will punch you in the face.

~2 hours
Photoshop CS
Textures: ~live-stock & Mayang's
Tobias (Animorphs) K.A. Applegate & Scholastic
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful illustration of him!
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mullent169 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
^_^ LOVE IT!!!!!! not to mention Tobias is so freaking sexy. :D
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AlkseeyaKC Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is awesome! O w O
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Poke-fan-girl101 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
I wish they'd make more books... :(
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TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is just gorgeous. <3 I'm trying to find a way to say that he looks like a tragic angel without sounding utterly trite, but he does, and it's not, it's just that well-done. :heart:
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Kiriska Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Aww, thank you. <3
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Hideki-kohi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell yeah Tobias was emo >8u But he had some pretty good reasons to be emo and even then he tried to suck it up. But yeah, Tobias is le awesome.
since he's technically andalite, human and hawk all in one 8]

Oops, spoiler alert for anyone who hasn't read the full series x]
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Kiriska Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
lol, yes. XD Well, genetically, he was all human, but I guess making babies in morph makes for weird heritage. >_>;;
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Hideki-kohi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed 8|
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Scoobyfan1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Cool, do you take requests?
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Kiriska Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
No.
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Scoobyfan1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh well, thank you for responding.
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JigensMobsterGirl88 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Wonderful, I love the details you put on him!
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SageKiller Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
wow this looks awesome! Tobias was always my favorite character <3
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jubilation12pinay Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait a minute, Tobias is emo?!
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RedFox-47 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008   Writer
OH WOW!!! Thats the BEST Tobias fanart i've ever seen. Hell yeah, he rules!!!!! Poor guy, i always felt sorriest for him, but he's so cool.
Such a shame Rachel was killed at the end TT_TT
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Spoiler much?
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Andalitebandit-6 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
So awesome! 8D I wonder if this is what Cassie looked like when Jake said she looked like an angel because the way she could control her morphing.

Here-here for still loving a series over a decade after it's been over and done with :w00t:
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Kiriska Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Probably. :D
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Mirienne Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
This is gorgeous! Tobias looks just as I pictured him.
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Last-Amon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Woah great picture. I love Tobias and you really made him look sexy ;D
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tab-o Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
Man, the last Animorphs book I read was the one about the girl who could turn into an alligator. This was like, 8 years ago. I think I ripped off the cover and taped it to my wall.

...

Thats my story.

Anywho, I'm digging this piece.
Especially his armpit/wing area.
Nicely done!
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Kiriska Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Haha, that was a good book. #12: The Reaction. You should totally read the rest. :3
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0Confuzzled0 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Lol I'm feeling really sad that I sold most of the books. Minor lapse in brain. DX At least I had the sense to keep 10.
Tobias and Marco were my favs =3 It took me 2 years to get someone to explain to me what an emo was xDDD I had absolutely no idea. I was almost sure it ment something perverted by the way people were talking about it....
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Kiriska Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
lol! I know what you mean, being out of the loop. There are usually a decent number of Animorphs still hanging out in used book stores for really cheap. :3 I know a lot of used copies are on Amazon for like a cent each, plus shipping. ;3
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The entire series is available online [link]
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Syrika Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist
Haha, this is such a coiencidence since I started reading the animorph series again like two days ago. XD Tobias is one of my favorite characters. I like how you expressed him and his hawk form o_o It looks like he's an angel or some sort xD
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Kiriska Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Thanks. :]
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pencilskirt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
best tobias fanart i've ever seen D: he's also my fave character from animorphs <3
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koga-san Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tobias is my favorite too!
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Char486 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
This is aboslutely JAW DROPPING!!! So amazing...it sooo great to see animorphs fanart!! Please do more!! : )
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Kiriska Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
Thanks! I'll try!
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uhanekahu Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
XD ZOMG Tobias rocks so hard he invented emo man!!!! *squeal*


*cough* okay, now that I got that out of my system, I really like this (obviously, hence the fave ^^;;) But I like how he still looks innocent and his wings being the only untransformed part of him.
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Kiriska Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
Thanks. :]
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Aiby-chan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
This is awesome. I can't draw wings for the life of me.
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Kiriska Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
Thank you. x3 I love drawing wings. I think I've only gotten good at them because I think they're so awesome.
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MuffinSquire Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-screams- TOBIAS!!
He was my favorite!!! <3

This is the coolest thing ever. It's so pretty, too!
I've gotta re-read these books over break... I've still got the first 25 in my room. :D
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Idiosyzygic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
The facial expression and the wings look nice.
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Kiriska Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Why thank you.
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blackbirdpie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
After my initial disappointment that it wasn't a boy with a bird head subsided, i decided I like this pretty well.
First off, I like the background and all the little extra bits down at the bottom, they add alot to the overall feel of the work. The wings look super nice, very well done. The jeans, randomly I guess, look very nice with that texture, though it loses that a little bit since the texture is over everything, but i think I am going to have to use that in the future. MENTAL NOTE.
Overall a good piece except I think the eye is too far away from his profile, from the front i would kindof imagine him looking a bit frogish O__O, or something. I also think the chin is a little pointy, but that is minute and may just be personal preference.
But yeah nicenice.
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is one of the most cohesive no nonsense critiques I've seen on this website. If only I regularly had pieces I wanted critique on (I usually don't because I already see so many problems in my own art) this is what I'd like to see.
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Kiriska Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Hey, you know, you just might get a bird-headed boy sometime later. Textures are way addictive - start using them at your own risk! Yeah, I see what you mean about the eyes. Thanks much.
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vood00doll Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Student General Artist
omg I remember animorphs, I used to love it, I Loved the books and the TV show.
stunning piece.
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SoulRaider116 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Awesome!! I'm a Animorphs fan too, and it's so hard to find fanart for it! This picture rocks! You can see the sorrow in his face, and at the same time, you can tell that he's forgotten to make expressions over the years as a hawk.

I won't bug you about morphing outfits...they didn't use them on the covers, and by the end of the series K. A. got rid of them anyway...which I still think was one of the most stupid things about how the series ended...oh well.
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Kiriska Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
It IS hard to find fanart for it! I'm glad you like it though. :]

I'm still pretending that the last two books didn't exist, although, you know, if she had ended it with what happened to everyone... without the introduction of a new alien enemy or whateverthehell, I would have been fine with that too.

And yeah, I just sort of feel like a hypocrite because I've always hated the covers for being totally inaccurate (considering Tobias had brown hair on like... all but one or two of his covers?), but oh well.
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SoulRaider116 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Lol, yeah. Well, I don't mind the whole racing off to save Ax thing. *shrugs* Leaves room for fanfiction, if you can find well written stuff.

What bugs me is
A: The handicapped kids (how RANDOM can you get?!! And they don't have ANY developement! Their Dracon fodder!)
B: Cassie and Jake (you know what I mean...but I won't put in spoilers for anyone who actually doesn't)
C: The complete abandoment of the whole morph outfit thing!!!!
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Kiriska Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Eh, most of the good fanfiction I've read are revamped versions of the last two books. XD Although, there WAS one that picked up right where KAA left off and wrapped it up pretty nicely. But I generally really hate open-ended things like that, especially it being as random as it was - there's just no closure.

The handicapped kids made sense to me. What pissed me off was that they were just killed off without a second thought. That was just bull. Yeah, the Jake and Cassie thing really annoyed me too, but at the same time, I guess it sort of made sense, all things considered. It seems like a lot of things were just abandoned there at the end... eh. I still want to know everyone else's last names. D:
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SoulRaider116 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
Yes!! That's the worst part! We only know Jake's last name!

Oh, and how funny is it that fanfics always give Marco a Hispanic last name? That's a pet peeve of mine. Yes, he was Hispanic...but on his MOTHER'S side. His dad was just your average ethnically indistinc white guy. I always thought of Marco as maybe having an Irish last name. XD Don't ask why...
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Kiriska Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
lol, I haven't really imagined any of them with any last names, except I think Rachel's dad is Jake's dad's brother, which would mean she has the same last name.
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Jadestinger Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bawww, Tobias was great. Tseeeer!!! >_>
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