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March 27, 2011
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Cicuma Magiae or Sorcery Owl by Tulpi Cicuma Magiae or Sorcery Owl by Tulpi
Coloured version of [link]

Done much more stylized than I'd originally intended, but oh well, it works I suppose.

Type: Avian
Secondary type: Feline Draconic
Habitat: deciduous forests and abandoned farm buildings near water
Diet: Rodents, small animals, some flowers and fruits
Hunting/Gathering type(s): Hunts from the air using keen eyesight at night to spot prey, swooping in to grasp with hind paws, kill with either beak or front paws. Fruit/flower gathering is also done at night, picking choice blossoms and fruits from the canopy. May use spears or baskets.
Social: Primary live alone or in small family units of two to five until young are old enough to become independent.
Intelligence: Human-level intelligence, occasionally higher
Function: Often able to tap into magic in order to spin spells used for healing and the pursuit of further wisdom, however there are dark orders where this gift is used for less benign purposes. May become tutors to other creatures of magic.

Often confused with highly intelligent Gryphons by humans, as they mask their uses of magic and technology in order to remain left alone.

This particular specimen is a Buff-tone, his entire body covered in light beige and cream feathers. If local authourities on the species' language are to be believes, his name is Routuru.

Done in Gimp with a Wacom Graphire tablet, roughly four hours, half of it doing the lines.

Also, this is my 100th deviation!
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drumgirl Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a neat-looking critter! Nice effects :) Thanks so much for submitting this to the wizard club and we look forward to seeing more from you :D :thumbsup:
Tulpi Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
drumgirl Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're extremely welcome :D :glomp:
DiamondLeaf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
*sighs* So cute. I wuv the fluffy tail.

*wishes she had magic so she could make her cat into one* But then he would be smart and he knows all my secrets. Maybe that isn't such a good idea...
Tulpi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha XD then he'd probably start reading all your books!
Heyriel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Such a cute creature! <3
Tulpi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BirdMan-Hwah Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Gabbyta Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
AMAZING creature, great work! :clap:
Congratulation on the 100th deviation! ^w^

Tulpi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, on both points :meow:
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