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[Edit 2]UPDATED THE LEGS A SMIDGE. akdgj- i didnt like the structure too much-
[Edit] Op so, i realized the first image was WAY over sharpened and a bit small, so i touched this up a little more and added no sharpening and it looks WAYY better. Sorry for the edit pot, first one looks way too choppy and ugly tho @___@ - also added some info below if you care to read c:


A much needed new references for Witt- the Pheasant Emperor of the Baltic

So adding info now too-

Well i know some of you will remember Witt - [link]

As you can see his design has changed almost completely- and i left out what he would look like after being plucked- even though that DOES still happen, though the story details and order have changed a bit.

Pheasants are considered the highest ranked race in the baltic- who as you may are may not know, are mostly bigots, specially towards Royalls- who are the result of phesants from long ago breeding with, none pheasants, creating a "tainted" bloodline and race that the phesants despise, since ya know, they are all about being beautiful and staying pure above anyone else.

anyway, Witt takes the throne after his fathers death when hes around 13- during his reign, one of the movis (like monk i guess) gives him a bleak prediction of his early demise, and the final Fall of the current Baltic nation. Witt becomes severely disturbed of this notion and for the early part of his rule as emperor, she spends it in constant paranoya for his state. Be takes his focas away from attemping to quell the civial war between the Royals and the other Rex races (which sucks because, he is the first pheasant ruler in centuries who actually seems like he wants to finally abolish the bigotry or segregation laws) Taking that focus from that it only gets worse- while he shuts himself away in his palace and spends his time training to protect himself- as well as trying to think of any available methods to set up a unbreakable barrier between the Baltic and the rest of the world.

During this time he meats Bailey Rainn, a bright Mediatone (scientist) that he begins to commission all sorts of weapons from. General Rainns forte' is Rockets, the space kind to be exact, but do to dwindling funds and disasters, he is forced to accept Witt's offer to fund any and all his research in return for the weapons the state needs.

ONe of the most notable and early developments is the eventual construction of the Fort Rainn Ridge Artillery canons. Even today they are some of the largest guns ever made- and tower a staggering 10 stories each- with barrels that match the length of a 737. Built to guard the Baltics vulnerable East coast, there are 5 of them that keep any and all invasions from the east, at bay.

I wont go into much detail after that- only that eventually, despite all his efforts, the baltic does fall to Meritime. Though it rises from the ashes once more-
Witt is defeathered and shamed - and executed before his people- though- is life at that point was only just begining ;)

anyway- pheasants are becoming more reminiscent of peacocks! and ill be working peacock mutations into their designs a bit- though, ones with Fan tails are actually VERY rare- so Witt here is a bit of an oddity.
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Aurora8911 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Woah pretty cool!
He's wonderfull DX
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Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooooo I like that tail design.
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Meredies Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! his tail was the funnest part UuU
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Riftmaw Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh'nice~ I really like that you included how his tail looks when it's not fanned out and glorious!! :heart:
The scale-like feathers is an original touch, very snazzy~
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Meredies Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they are so fun to draw like that :'D
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Kieraux Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
holy balls
Is this a Rex? Because It's the most beautiful Rex I've ever seen. ;c;
I loooove his tail and red eyelids gosh
lovelylovelylovely
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Meredies Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(srry was doing updates, might want to f5 it, looks wayyy better now and added some info)
and yes! he is a pheasant rex, which are notorious for being pretty- they are the highest rank of race with in the baltic. They used to only be black and tealish- but lately ive been changing that up a bit and basing them more off mutations of peafowl c:
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Kieraux Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aaah Nice. Tragic that he's plucked. Seems criminal with that display of his.
But gosh, they are indeed beautiful! An albino peafowl inspired Rex would be amazing.
I keep getting inspired to go different directions with my Elise, with all the updates and species variation of late. Obviously not giving her a fan, tail, but the color mapping on Witt is just really nice, and I love how bird-y Rexes can be.
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Meredies Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahayes! ive been making them a bit more fun- the bird legs just kind of ADD to it now hahah. So many different variations to choose from- its always fun to make new ones c: if you ever look up peafowl mutations ull find some really pretty ones! my favs are the bronze ones
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Kieraux Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yess. I love the bird legs. They're adorable. A bit harder for me to draw, but they look very nice.
Wow, I've never seen the bronze mutation, which is odd, because I'm a pigment mutation dork. It's reeeeally pretty, though. I love the muted colors with the green and subtle gold. The charcoal is beautiful too, which after seeing this one [link] I'll guess is what Witt's inspired by haha
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