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A Bird in this World by Camelid A Bird in this World by Camelid
Mr. Potoo used to pretend to be a bump on a log when the Owls flew by - but in time he learned they were as friendly as other folk.

The Owls, well - they learned that the stump they flew past on Tuesdays had a bigger personality than they'd bargained for.

(if you would like to order a print of this fine specimen of the avid persuasion, please visit my print shop: fineartamerica.com/profiles/ja…)

EDIT: Eep! A daily deviation - I'm honored! I'd like to thank those who featured me, all who have left such lovely comments, and, at last, the humble potoo, who, with such a delightful array of ridiculous expressions, must surely improve every painting he graces.
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Given 2014-06-16
A well captured expression of the funny-looking Potoo bird - A Bird in this World by Camelid ( Suggested by Sieskja and Featured by STelari )
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emerald-song Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Initially, my brain read Mr. Potoo as "Mr. Potato". What a weird yet funny name that'd be! Definitely when it's really late (or incredibly early in the morning), my brain interprets things weirdly.

I think of this as some sort of motivational piece--to be free to be yourself and be silly. The way I relate to it, my reaction would Mr. Potoo's (if I'm correct) when I laugh at my own jokes and sense of humor, and the owls would be representing the reactions of others aside from myself.

Anyhow, that's what I saw in this. I'm definitely getting a kick out of that bird's expression. It's priceless :XD:
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Camelid Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, well, that name would suit him just as well X3 And yes, indeed, Mr. Potoo wants everyone to be free to act as weird as they were born to be~
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coakeslo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Potoos are just one of those animals that the first time i saw a picture of it i laughed for about ten minutes straight. Love the character in these!
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:iconcamelid:
Camelid Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I had the same reaction! You can always google potoos when you're in a bad mood X3
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The expression on giant beak-face is hilarious! They all look so curious about him.
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:iconcamelid:
Camelid Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
"who is that suave, mysterious stranger?" the owls ask themselves. |3
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed :) The fact that they are all so expressive is wonderful.
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Unidad26 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
This is so much fun arn is great, i jsut check the sound this guys make and is both scary and fun, tough i dont wish to have them be over my head when i try to sleep.
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:iconcamelid:
Camelid Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
They sound just as silly as they look! X3
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:iconskerkrou:
Skerkrou Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely :)
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:iconluna-soresodthe:
Luna-Soresodthe Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
A find interesting and lovely works.:D (Big Grin) 

but these birds are beautiful.Heart 
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:iconfeiryuzaki:
FeiRyuzaki Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What sort of bird is he ? OO So cute ! Aradia stares into your soul 
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:iconcamelid:
Camelid Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
A Potoo! You should google it, if you want a laugh :3
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:iconfeiryuzaki:
FeiRyuzaki Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I will ^^
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:iconsargentotazo:
SargenTotazo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
POTOO!
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:iconhollen36:
Hollen36 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WONDERFUL IMAGE!
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Combo89 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bwahahaha, priceless expressions! :'D I love all of them, especially one 'mad' bird <3.
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:iconmairelyn:
Mairelyn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very amusing! 
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:iconlumicat12:
Lumicat12 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Artist
That bird is literally me and the others are like the 'normal' people
This is my life in a nutshell.
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:iconklarkkentthe3rd:
KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I don't ge
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:iconmiffix:
Miffix Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a fun little story you gave us the imagination for! I feel like this could be the lovely sort of page in an illustrated children's book much like StellaLuna!
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:iconcamelid:
Camelid Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - I'm glad you like it! My hope is to illustrate kid's books one day, so I'm glad you think so :3
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:iconmiffix:
Miffix Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have all the talent, Please, PLEASE DO!
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:iconnyght11:
Nyght11 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so precious!!
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:iconpicklesquidly101:
picklesquidly101 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohmigod
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The-art-lover-46 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*imagines obnoxious laughter coming from Mr. Potoo*rofl 

way cute Meow :3 
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vindurza Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
that's one happy creature X3
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:iconjens-mueller:
Jens-Mueller Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work!
I love it :)
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:iconkleopard:
KLeopard Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ahahaha
I love it!
:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconcorpstine:
Corpstine Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Awww... ahahahahaha La la la la 
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:iconredodrawer:
RedoDrawer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist
I am inlove uwu
I AM
AND WELL
BUY THAT PRINT
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:iconreidepenguin:
REIdepenguin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Lol
Meow :3 Meow :3 
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:iconlloryz:
LLoryZ Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is hilarious!
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:iconbinhdemon:
Binhdemon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Alien.
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Atheshya Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
oh my god.  too funny.  send help.
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:iconlaughbutts:
LaughButts Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is so special. 
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:iconseriphas:
Seriphas Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This bird is my spirit animal xD
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Mynameisblupyro Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
*Insert Heath Ledger Joker Laugh*
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HiddenLions Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really excited to see the potoo making it so far. XDD haha
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xXBunnyRabbitXX Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tawny frog mouth is it?
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Haikas Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny!!
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SCBHurta Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
I feel like that some times. . .
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pst001 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
"...and so I says to dis worm 'Imma eachoo' and i nom'd him! LOL!"
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
lol
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:iconfashionoble:
FashioNoble Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Lol :D
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pearldragon145 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
"Moon Moon" of the bird world lol great painting, I love the look on the other bird's faces XD
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:iconreitanna-seishin:
Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
when I saw this, I heard ren's laugh from ren and stimpy
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:iconstarfire-zorua:
starfire-zorua Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That awkward moment when you realise that you're that bird.
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:iconcamelid:
Camelid Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, but it's better than being boring! ;3
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:iconvandewater:
Vandewater Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
lovely painting
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