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First Snow by Laikari First Snow by Laikari
Whoa, 2 pieces of art within a month?! o: I haven't uploaded this much in a while.

This is my contest entry for :iconpokedorks: showing sexual dimorphism between an evolution chain. (I actually didn't see that 2nd part of the rules until after I finished the picture...good thing I wanted to include some Swablu in the first place :x )

I'm sure people didn't want to read my long paragraph form of the differences between the male and female Altaria so here it is in bullet form:

Male:
-Long feathers on the head
-Long tail coverts
-Bright blue eyes
-Iridescent feathers on head and neck
-"cottony-cloud" feathers only cover the underside (like how it is in the anime/game)
-Bright beautiful voice
-Overall brighter feather colors than the female

Female:
-Short feathers on the head
-No tail coverts
-Dark eyes
-"cottony-cloud" feathers cover the entire body
-Poofier than the male
-Soft, humming voice
-Lighter and duller colors for camouflage


These are all commonly found differences between male and female birds.

As for the Swablu, it's often difficult to tell the difference between the genders of young animals. Like the adults, the male Swablus have longer feathers than the females. Male chicks also have slightly longer and less poofier wings as well. The eyes of young Swablus are dark until they're almost mature.

**The white fluff in the pit is NOT snow**
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:iconblacknastopian:
BlackNastopian Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
You did realy good on this!
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LucreChan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done! I like how you made the difference between the two subtle, but still noticeable. I kind of want to use it now for my desktop background of my computer!
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Sharulia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ooooh, excellent texture in this piece. I love the differences in the sharp rocks and fluffy wings. The colors are great too. Good luck!
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Lopunny-2222 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
so cute =D
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JustMeBeingADork Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
God I was going to enter this contest but NOW.... :XD: Lol no no I'll still enter but seriously this is so freaking unbelievable that I just passed out :faint:
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MugoUrth Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
your work is beautiful, but it seems more like you're making a proper female form instead of a NidoranMale/Female like form.

But honestly, the contest is vague, anyway.
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Laikari Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
"we were introduced to visual differences between male and female pokemon. Some, like Unfezant, were dramatic, some, like Gallade, required a whole new pokedex entry, and many.... were hardly even noticeable. "

then why would they even mention Unfezant. It's still the same pokemon.
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MugoUrth Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Ah, so you can do either or. Got it now.
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Kathofel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous! I hope you win the contest! :)
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ShrubSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This... is... so... beautiful! *_* And cute and fluffy at the same time! :3 I really like how you chose such realistic gender differences!
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CrimsonArk Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so adorable! :D :heart:
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RheaDark Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
*Dies from cute overload*
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GrayWolfShadow Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
wow, its just lovely!
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0okami-Rei Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is crazy perfect. Amazingly beautiful...breathtaking! Yesyes..
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Shanassa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
They're so fluffy, I'm gonna die! xD ~<3
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