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3rd Year: Minor Project, The Red Capped Manakin

The Red Capped Manakin is going to be the bird that not is the star of the show, but will steal the show as well.

Since this little guy is here to steal the show he needs to do something to really stand out, if anyone is cultured in the way of birds, it should seem very familiar. This tiny bird is known for being able to do the moonwalk, so I figured this little guy needs to really stand out in a sense that, he is simplistic but he has a little charm to him.

The main influences for our main character is going to be none other than Micheal Jackson himself, him being the one who came up with the moonwalk and the being such a potent icon, drawing inspiration from this legend is kind of a no brainer. Fire will be influence the fiery movement of our character and the cane dancer is meant to emphasis how interacting around an object can lead to such diverse ideas.

I loved designing this one and I personally think I got some really good designs out of this bird.
My favorites being 3, 4, 5, 8 and 11.

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  1. Really like thumbnail 3! the design looks very professional!

  2. I really like the simplicity of 1, I feel like it wil definitely help with the comedy aspect too to have a much more "basic" looking little bird steal the show, but maybe with a "cheekier" eye/face, also 3, 4, 5 and 8 :)


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