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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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Ricoro Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That one sibling... I'm gonna cal my sister a potoo from now on. Let's see, what'll happen, when she figures out, what a potoo is XD
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:iconitzikgur:
itzikgur Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
Great Collage 360 by itzikgur  
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:iconcrimeandoodler:
CrimeanDoodler Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
I love how unexagerated this is. xD
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:icon8unnycup007:
8unnyCup007 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
ORLY? LOL
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:icontanithlipsky:
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
very humourous. very entertaining image. very nice!
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:iconartoveli:
Artoveli Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Potoos. :XD: This captures the characteristic big personality very well! :D
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:iconperegrine-rose:
peregrine-rose Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had no idea such a bird existed until just today. This painting is ridiculously awesome! Haha, I love his expression and the expressions on all the owls around him! You have such a unique style! It's really fun to explore. I feel like all of your pieces have a story to tell.
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:iconnimbue:
Nimbue Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017   General Artist
This is ridiculously amazing.
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:iconzana8:
Zana8 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
love it
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:icona-glass-brightly:
A-Glass-Brightly Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Photographer
Potoos are ridiculously awesome. This deserves all the awards!
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:iconnightfall26:
Nightfall26 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Cute! It's almost like he cawed in a lol sort of way. I really like this. Very nice work.
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:iconpainternook:
painternook Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, funny and cute!
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:iconmartythezebragod94:
martythezebragod94 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job!
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:iconnilescclover:
nilescclover Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
very different, great details.
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:iconkillerdragon558:
killerdragon558 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
DUUURP
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:iconmizu-shimma:
mizu-shimma Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I cannot even express how glorious this is XD
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:iconevodolka:
Evodolka Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
pretty much me when i saw this picture I am a dummy!

its like looking in a mirror :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconweremaster15:
WereMaster15 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
We all know that one guy.
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:iconeldrde:
eldrde Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
We all have that one friend.:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconrek-dan-thi:
Rek-Dan-Thi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
Well...the owl on the right looks pretty annoyed. ^^
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:iconcamelid:
Camelid Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
He's just angry because he's being upstaged~ ;3
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:iconrek-dan-thi:
Rek-Dan-Thi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
Ah, alright. =D
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:iconoyetoons:
oyetoons Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
I like to SING-A!
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:iconcamelid:
Camelid Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha ha - that brings back so many memories :3
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:iconmckill316:
Mckill316 Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
Tfw you're at the buss station but then remember something funny you read on the internet
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:iconcamelid:
Camelid Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Too true! X3
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:iconcardcaptorkatara:
CardcaptorKatara Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Brilliant
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:iconmikartturi:
Mikartturi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great!
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:iconromainrissoart:
RomainRissoArt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
I love it it's very funny and the light is lovely :)
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconchestnuthare:
chestnuthare Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a well painted image! It's absolutely amazing!
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:iconwatson-inc:
Watson-inc Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The potoo bird is so funny!
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:iconemerald-song:
emerald-song Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  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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:iconcamelid:
Camelid Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  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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:iconcoakeslo:
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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:iconcharlene-art:
Charlene-Art 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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:iconcharlene-art:
Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed :) The fact that they are all so expressive is wonderful.
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:iconunidad26:
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  Student Traditional Artist
WONDERFUL IMAGE!
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:iconcombothebeehen:
CombotheBeehen 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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