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January 27, 2013
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Xeypia Reference Sheet 5.5 by Acayth Xeypia Reference Sheet 5.5 by Acayth
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Ohmygod, something happened. Yes, at the end I decided to implement my idea and redid her whole standalone again. Now I can say that I like her design. All the time I could not decide whether I wanted her to have raptor legs or birdlegs. After making the sheet (as always) I decided that she should have bird legs<3 Fuck raptors. I´m fed up with the last remnants of raptor Xey.

Ouh and: The tailtip on the tail image might looks a bit short in comparison to the two tails on both fullview images of her, but thats because I first: had no space anymore; and second: have wanted to draw it more into perspective, so the tip is actually not that thick. Its just closer to the viewer:/ Or so.


That was quick.
Started that thing suddenly on the 10.01.2013 and finished it a few minutes ago. It definetly took me less time than expected. Well, nothing to say exept of:
I tried to do something new. I kind of got tired by the same Sheet layout all the time so I played around with backgrounds who are simple enough to be used as backgrounds for sheetsc:
Well it might sounds like I have drawn the backgrounds seperately and then have put them behind the images - but I have drawn them directly onto the sheet.
Sez, ya know what to do.

Ooouh and some people will might notice that the "personality" part is simply copy pasted from the previous sheet. I mean, Xey does not change her personality with every sheet, right?XD

Yeah well, this time I kind of haven´t put any effort in the quality at all, because of the sloppy pencil lines and that rather messy cell shading but IMAO thats the coolest reference of Xeypia I have ever done. Because thats what Xey is - sloppy, chaotic, nature obsessed.
My bird<3

Please don't go with "why have you removed her arms?". I wanted to remove them because I did not like them anymore at all for a long time now. She is a bird, no raptor or dragon, so she should have only wingarms:3 Well, she still needs a last step to become a bird, on this sheet she looks like the mixture between a secretary bird and an Archaeopteryx. Xey human betch pose. That. Was. Not. Intended.
Bwah, she is so old alreadyD: She is going to turn 7 this year. Probably the character which I have redesigned the most because of my obsession for birds AND dragons. But I really think she will turn into a full bird with the next sheetD: Xeyvolution.
And she has no pterosaur wings, but normal leathered wings. She just has no wing claws anymore of the fingers which stretch the wing membrane.

Uhm yeah, I think thats it.
Oh no, I forgot! I have used a brush as a crutch for the golden ornaments on the upper left und down right corner. I was just too lazy to draw an own. The one in the down center is mine though. Here you can find the used brush--> [link]

A huge thanks to *Dae-Thalin who helped me with the sheet layout by giving wonderful suggestions:heart:

If you are interested, thats what she looked like before:

Xeypia/art © Tatjana Weizel alias =Acayth
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drosera-sundews Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful and creative way of doing ref sheets. Very impressive :D 
I also really like the character, those wings and head are really cool!
Acayth Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
darklord86 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Iglybo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Brilliant. ^_^
Acayth Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you:)
Iglybo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Such a really cool idea. :)
Majungatholus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Deine Galerie beobachte ich schon eine ganze Weile lang. Und ich finde wirklich, dass du ein äußerst kreativer Mensch bist. Besonders dieses Exemplar ist mir besonders ins Auge gefallen!
Deine Xeypia ist wirklich ein schönes Tier und man sieht anhand des alten Sheets, dass du sehr an deinem Chara hängst.
Das Sheet ist toll gelungen und man bekommt viel Information über sie. Toll gemacht ^^
Acayth Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, vielen Dank! Sowas höre ich äußerst selten, vorallem von fremden Personen und freue mich deshalb umso mehr über solche Kommentare!<3 In der Tat hänge ich sehr an diesem VogelxD
Majungatholus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Ja das höre ich auch ziemlich selten und umso mehr freue ich mich, wenn ich das anderen kreativen Köpfen sagen kann wie toll ihre Arbeiten sind x3
Ich dachte anfänglich sie sei ein Drache, aber als ich mir das Sheet genauer angesehen habe (und genauer gelesen) hab ich mich geirrt xD
Auf jeden Fall sehr schönes Vögelchen ^^ Es hat wirklich was und schaut auch nicht so mainstream aus. Das mag ich xD
Acayth Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dass sue nicht Mainstream ausschaut ist gut zu wissen! Nochmals Danke<3
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