I was listening to this song on repeat while drawing this like oh god I love this film: [link]
about this drawing:
Well I know a lot of people have asked me if they could make pheasant characters and have made pheasant characters after seeing eyesore
which is great pheasants need more love!
however one thing that bothers me everyone who does so seems to copy the body type and feather arrangement of eyesore when she herself is a mixture of several pheasant breeds for inspiration and a lot of personal changes too.
so to help people vary their design and perhaps use some more unusual breeds or mix a few together to make up their own I thought I'd post drawings of a bunch of different pheasant species
so here is part 1 of this task:
the golden pheasant and the common pheasant.
(which are the two pheasants that eyesore is based on)
both birds here can vary in colour and common pheasants often have variations of white and green plumage
the mechanistic common pheasant is a colour mutation found in the wild and looks a lot like the green pheasant
the yellow golden pheasant is also a colour mutation.
female pheasants as a rule are always duller looking birds though some males may only have their flashy plumage in the summer/spring time with golden and common pheasants they tend to keep their plumage all year round.
photos of male common pheasants varying plumage :[link][link][link]
female common pheasant:[link][link][link]
male melanistic common pheasant:[link][link][link]
golden pheasant male(and yellow variant:[link][link]
(good example of him showing off to a female with his neck feathers)[link][link][link]
female golden pheasant:[link][link][link][link]