Avian Art Refs
I frequently see my posts reblogged with the tag #art ref so I just wanted to quickly make this post to say that if you’re looking for bird reference images I have a load of tags for specific activities, body parts, and angles which may make looking for refs a bit easier for some of you!
aggression - aggressive body language, videos, etc.
fear - fearful body language
beak - closeups, weird positions, screaming, yawning, climbing etc.
cere - their nose, nosehairs
eye - visible eye colour, eye closeups, eyelashes
feathers - moulted feathers, feather closeups
fluffenchops - those puffy feathers on either side of the beak
rectrices - tail feathers, moulted feathers closeups
remiges - wing flight feathers, moulted feathers, closeups
rump - the spot right above their tail, closeups, etc.
tongue - open beaks showing tongues, tongue closeups
bathing - bathing in tubs, this also has other categories
beak grinding - videos and pictures, behaviour happens when they’re sleepy
climbing - usually in motion, reaching, stretching a leg out, etc.
eating - seeds, fruits, beak closeups, etc.
flying - birds flying in all angles/ positions, this breaks up in to several other categories:
- front view - flying at the camera/ front of the body is visible
- back view - flying away from camera/ back is visible
- side view - mostly the side of the bird is visible
- flying video - if you’re looking for the mechanics of flight this might help (although they are SUPER speedy)
foraging - solving puzzles, sticking their heads in containers
hanging - by their beaks, feet, one leg, etc.
playing - grabbing objects, climbing, etc.
preening - cleaning their feathers, feet, and one another, sometimes close-up
- preening video - footage of them preening themselves and one another
sleeping - head tucked, closed eyes, videos, etc.
stretching - leg and wing stretches
yawning - open beaks, yawning
I think that’s all of them, and of course if there’s ever an image you need that you just can’t find feel free to ask, odds are that I either have that image somewhere or I can easily snap a new one for you!
Anyways I hope this helps someone, have a blast and art-away!