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The Red Swift Hunter by Skudde The Red Swift Hunter by Skudde
Finished: 7.7.2011
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I solved the font problem! No text at all! 8D AND AIN'T SHE CUTE??

So, it's time for new character and this time I'll write the info down here to avoid issues with
myself. :D Most of the pics are a bit sketchy I know but try to cope with it. I kept her design
pretty simple since I believe there won't be crowdy in the swallow-character-business. :'D

Name: Ääni (means "sound" or "voice" in Finnish)
Gender: Female
Species: Swallow-swift hybrid
Wingspawn: 0,6 meters / 2 feet
Flying speed: 180 km/h / Bit over 110 mph (can be even higher in deep dives)
Diet: Unlike swallows which eat flying insects Ääni hunts the swallows. She either tackles them
making them throw up what they've just eaten or she tackles them to the ground and eats
them instead.

Notices:
- Her feet have four fingers pointing forward and none pointing to the back.
- The feet are small and can't be seen when she's flying
- Despite her name Ääni can't fly at the speed of sound :D
- For the tail's pattern please look at the picture with wings from above because it's the correct one.
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I think I would've never come up with a character like this if I hadn't got my driver's licence
recently. x'3 Thank god I'm not afraid of high speeds anymore.
Swallows are so cool. While searching for reference-photos of swallows I found some species
that differ so much from the normal black-and-white coloration people are used to see.
Like the violet-green swallow [link] or lesser striped swallow [link]
Ääni's tail marking was not inspired by any religious symbol btw.

Oh and while I still remember: Ääni is my first character that I've published inside the very same
week I came up with it. :o And she has been red swift the whole time without any major
changes.

Art:
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:iconsirnickofdragons:
SirNickofDragons Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Student Artist
She is a very pretty bird. 
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015   General Artist
Thank you~~ :)
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:iconsirnickofdragons:
SirNickofDragons Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Student Artist
You're welcome. 
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:iconkestrelraptor:
KestrelRaptor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She is so pretty and cute! I love her markings, especially the black on her back and wings =)
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011   General Artist
Thank you so much! : )
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:iconkestrelraptor:
KestrelRaptor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome =)
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:iconvonpaul:
VonPaul Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I would love to have this as a tattoo!
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   General Artist
Taking that as a compliment..? o~O
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:iconankaiith:
Ankaiith Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is so cuuute <3
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   General Artist
Thank youu~!
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:iconankaiith:
Ankaiith Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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:iconwaittiz:
Waittiz Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Justiinsa tänä aamuna päätin tulla tämän päivän aikana hehkuttamaan miten söpö Ääni oikein on, ja olitkin upitellut sen vesivärityön tästä söpöliinistä tänne x3 Joten tehdäkseni asiani varsin selväksi, Ääni on niin söpö! :love: Pikku petolintu. Ja reffistäkin sen verran, että tarpeeksi se on selkeä osittaisen luonnostyylinkin kanssa, jotta katsoja saisi hahmosta hyvän kuvan mieleensä.
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   General Artist
Oho, kiva yhteensattuma. = D
Ja jeh, söpöhän se. :aww: Kiitäjät on muutenkin pirskatin sulosia ja Ääneen mallia etsiessäni todella huomasin kuinka iso ero pääskyjen ja kiitäjien välillä on. Jännä juttu.
Äänen kohdalla on varmaan kyse samanlaisesta ilmiöstä kun oravien kanssa. Ihmisten mielestä ne on nin hurjan söpöjä mutta loppujen lopuksi ne syö niitä kaikkia muita söpöjä otuksia. :'D
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Waittiz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Kyllähän petolinnutkin syö kaikkia muita söpöjä pikkuotuksia, mutta siitä huolimatta ne itsessäänkin on mun mielestä söpöjä :p Tai no, petolintujen kanssa 'upea' on ehkä parempi kuvaus, mutta esim. joku helmipöllö on kyllä ehkä enemmän söpö kuin upea...
Jep, onhan niissä isot erot. Ja oikeastaan kiitäjät varmaan ovatkin niitä söpömpiä tapauksia, tai ainakin itse pidän niiden rakenteesta jotenkin enemmän kuin pääskyjen. Se on varmaan se pallopäisyys ja pötkömpi rakenne. Mikähän niissä pötkylöissä otuksissa oikein viehättää... *ajattelee länsigöötanmaanpystykorvia*

Ah, neronleimaus. Tervapääsky-göötti -aarnikotkaotus o____o'
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   General Artist
No siinäs sitten väännät sellasen hahmon. ; ) Ihan vapaasti.
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:iconwaittiz:
Waittiz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Hmmm, toisaalta en tiedä viitsinkö, kun mulla on jo silkkikana-gööttejä. Mutta ehkä se voisi olla niiden prototyyppi sisarus 8'D
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:iconsabor7:
Sabor7 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Artist
thats beautiful
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   General Artist
Thank you : )
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome design for her. I love how you draw birds. :)
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011   General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconladywolf1997:
Ladywolf1997 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Awww!!
It's so cute!!
I realy like it!!;p
Ill whene i can ill make you a gift with it!!:meow:
:hug:
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   General Artist
Thanks! -^^-
Really? oWo That's be awesome!
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:iconladywolf1997:
Ladywolf1997 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
yea!!:)
Ill make a drawing soon!!;p
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011   General Artist
Oh my I'm looking forward to that. ^^
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:iconladywolf1997:
Ladywolf1997 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
:meow:
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:iconthe--magpie:
The--Magpie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my god that is SO adorable :o
she looks like a magpie :3
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011   General Artist
Aw thanks! :aww:
You think? A bit I guess. : D
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:iconthe--magpie:
The--Magpie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
welcome :D
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dorini Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Uuu vau. Todella uniikki hahmo kaikin puolin, ja mielenkiintoinen! Enkä mie kyllä itse kuvastakaan mitään pahaa sanomista löydä. x)
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   General Artist
Oi kiitoksia! -^^- Ja eipä niitä pääskyhahmoja ihan joka päivä tule vastaan.
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:icondorini:
dorini Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Totta... Pääskyt ovat kovin aliarvostettuja. Mutta niin kai on asian laita linnuissa yleensä.
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011   General Artist
Todellakin :D
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:iconradonkalmor:
RadonKalmor Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
U- guuuuuuuu. O´ 3 O Mun uus unikaveri~ *haliruttaa* :heart:
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   General Artist
Unikaveri? oAo! Raukka ruttaantuu kuoliaaksi jo sun halista. x3
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:iconradonkalmor:
RadonKalmor Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Mutta... mä...halin... sievässssti. O m O *pat pat*
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   General Artist
*tsi-tsi pii* Unissas kuitenkin ruttaat sen. ^^'
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:icondebby-x:
Debby-X Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my~!!She's such a cutie T^T
I love her :love:
Love her colours ,her design,everything!
Needs fan art :iconhurrhurrplz:
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   General Artist
Aint' she?! O~O I'm a new fan of swifts.
Thanks!
...fan art? O.O I can almost see the future.
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Debby-X Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe no problem ;p
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:iconlupusazulli:
LupusAzulli Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Whoa! That is EPIC! Awesomeness with the feather layering!
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   General Artist
Owh thanks! 83 Photo reference really helps with the feathers. People should do that more.
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:iconlupusazulli:
LupusAzulli Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:O
I will.
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