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January 3, 2013
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pheasant breeds part 1 by mechanicalmasochist pheasant breeds part 1 by mechanicalmasochist
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 :

female common pheasant:

male melanistic common pheasant:
golden pheasant male(and yellow variant:
[link] (good example of him showing off to a female with his neck feathers)

female golden pheasant:
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AngelicMoments Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Helped me simplify the colors of my pheasant here: Hunting Pheasant by AngelicMoments
azurakittyartist Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this really help to make my new character :D
Roaruffer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks to this I was able to make:…

Thankies :D
Haku200 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I volunteer at a zoo in my local area and they have a golden pheasant!
PandaBearStorm129 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Pretty... So that why Eyesore been kept making fun of.. Her apperance.. But her apperance is awesome tho. :D
Hobo-pup Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is great that your making this. I've made my own character who's a Silver Pheasant who I need to draw a reference for and, while I can use photos, it's a great help to see some animals drawn and how the artists depict them and draw the anatomy. I hope you do draw a Silver Pheasant in this project of yours. And even if you don't, these drawings will help me if I ever want to try drawing a pheasant character.
Anyway, I love the art here, and you are very good at drawings birds. I find it difficult personally.
ArcaFelidae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I Love golden pheasants,allot, if I had a character it probably be a golden pheasant. .. XD
TanzyTanz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this a good design? It's a Palawan Peacock Pheasant. XD
mandythereaper Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
so pretty
sammydavie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is usefull
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