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Created for the Jim Henson Creature Challenge for the Dark Crystal Netflix Series.

Anatomy was designed to cross a ground bird (like an Ostrich or Emu) with a small primate. Long ear tendrils provide additional balance while ground running (plus expression). Feet, hands, legs, and arms were designed to be used like a primate. Providing this bird with the ability to climb, swing, while still having the option to run on the ground.

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Final Render + Paint

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3/4 - Unpainted

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Front - Unpainted

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Profile - Unpainted