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Turkey Studies by babbletrish Turkey Studies by babbletrish
Ballpoint pen on recycled paper. Sketches I drew while watching the "Nature" episode, "My Life As A Turkey", which I promise is way better than it sounds.

(By the way, I know my writing is chicken scratch, but I did this more for my own reference. If enough people are curious, I'll transcribe the notes from my Sketchbook somewhere later.)
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Bat-Snake Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, My Life As A Turkey is overflowing with sweetness. With a heartbreaking ending that had to be...
haida-bird Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! I love how you drew their beaks! I keep trying to draw them, but I always mess up the beaks... why are they so hard?!

I saw "My Life As a Turkey" and I got so teary eyed when that little hen he had was attacked by dogs while she was nesting. So terrible! I raise these buggers (not wild ones, only heritage) so I can totally relate! D:

But yeah! Good job!
Ehibika Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Turkeys gave me the creeps as a child, they made such loud and startling noises. However the the documentary you mentioned sounds interesting, I'll try and find it later.
Oaglor Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I remember watching that show. I would have to say that it was one of the most touching documentaries I have ever seen.
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great study!
Ket-Shi Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most people pass up birds like turkeys, thinking them boring and drab and simple, and go straight for the flashy and cute ones. But as your sketch shows, they can be surprisingly interesting and appealing creatures.

I went to watch "My Life as a Turkey" and was not disappointed!
JD-man Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Many thanks for reminding me to watch "My Life As A Turkey": I had heard of it b-4, but then got busy & forgot. I wasn't expecting a doc about gallinaceous birds to be especially interesting, but it was. When learning about wild turkey ecology, I couldn't help but feel like I was watching primitive maniraptors (Maybe Avimimus?). Besides that, I got attached to Hutto's turkeys & felt for Hutto when he lost them 1 way or another.
LunaHawk1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student General Artist
a great work :D
FeoranPride Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I love pen studies like this. Excellent work here.
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