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Fidgewea sheet by JeyBarnes Fidgewea sheet by JeyBarnes
This is totally not how I shoulda spent my morning with heaps of unfinished Christmas doin's and things to take care of. BUT, Y'KNOW. WHATEVER. I appreciate all y'all's patience with my unpredictable message-answering ways. Thanks for bein' rad like that.

So the plan is to do one of these for each of the races I made up for Coralune, the old fantasy RPG-verse that ~SunshineKitE and I made blahblahblah you all know by now. But man, I gotta learn me some digital shortcuts if I'm gonna stick with it 'cause several hours fumbling in MS Paint and PS just won't cut it again and again.

Other fun junk about the Fidgewea:

Their social structure is a tribal matriarchy!
They are super territorial TO THE MAX. The majority are raised to be warriors who defend territorial boundaries.
Marriages are often arranged between clans to forge bonds and dispel old feuds and stuff like that. Most Fidgewea find the idea of marriage for love totally outlandish.
They can't actually fly like birds; they flutter their wings rapidly (like insects or hummingbirds) to slow falls and take long, skimming leaps. This basically means that they can hang out carelessly in treetops without any problems.
They live in swamps, marshes, and forests.
Their dwellings are built around tree trunks and branches using paper (like what wasps make), mud, twigs and stuff like that.

I LOVE THEM.
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MissMew Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
These are really creative, adorable designs. I love all the different colors of the different individuals. And, I like how all of the colors of each character go together well. I love the moth wings. The hairstyles are are trendy and cute, too!
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In-Tays-Head Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are adorable! Almost an ironic twist to have them so territorial and cold toward love and all that with their faery looks. I understand them not being fae folk- I've got a race of creatures I call 'faeren' that people often call faeries, though they're pretty far from being magical little bug-people. ^^ Reminds me that I still need to make a reference sheet for them.
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Rather-Drawn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work with a slight Froudian look to it :)
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triateralmaterial Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
what did you use to draw them?
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used Micron pens, markers and colored pencils!
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triateralmaterial Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
cool thanx.
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Cheshie-Chromatic Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Oh my, these are so unique and cute~
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Cheshie-Chromatic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
You're very welcome~
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triateralmaterial Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
o my gosh i love them! gah, i love their wings. tehehe, faeries are so cool.
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! But they're Fidgewea, not quite the same as faeries. ;)
(Sort of an "inspired-by" dealio.)
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triateralmaterial Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
right, sorry. i should have made it clearer. i love faeries, and i love how you incorporated a faerie-squeness about them. :)
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aylanora Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008   Writer
I love Fidgewea! That fruit looks really tasty! I like the green one especially, and the expression on the first one! :)
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANKS HOME DAWG. I love designing weird fruits. @w@
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NakkiStiltz Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
baaaaaaaw I wanna keep one ^3^
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Saphiire Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
The wings are what got me. :heart: Their so cute!
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ioyousbook Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
They're adorable! I love all the different wing and hair designs there. And the marking. Cool beans.
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mrcontroversial Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work on your designs and the layout on the information. :)
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Lady-Celestius Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
Any chance I could use one of those wing patterns to make a transparancy and then cut them out and then make them into a fairy-doll? I would shows you pictures! (I've been looking for wings... though I might end up with feathers in the end...)
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Rainblossom Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
Oh, Jennysaur, this looks incredible! I love the wings and hair and facial markings and little dark eyes especially. The antenna are also very nifty.

I want one. :B

And, hey! if you ever need help with anything relating to Photoshop, I'd be glad to be of service. I'm no master, but I do know a few basic tricks that are very helpful. :)
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ScatterbrainFox Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
YASLGLDFFLFFSADFOÖFE
SO CUTE X___X

I want one too ;.;
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SunshineKitE Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
OMFG FIDGEWEA!!!!!!!!!

:glomp:

Coralune FTW! Oh Jenny, this is numerous scads of awesome and fantastic; it turne out BRILLIANTLY. Man, whose original fantasy RP has the coolest races? OH YEAH. THAT'D BE OURS. I just adore the Fidgewea, both in design and concept/details. They're so wonderfully alive and consistent throughout, and this just highlights it all perfectly. And even I learned things! Didn't know they couldn't actually fly, for instance!

Kind of random, but I always love your fruit designs. The Fidgewea have the coolest hair styles EVER, and you're really aces with the color on these. D'aaaaaw, dey so kyoot! <3 <3

Seriously, next time we're online WITHOUT me constantly getting prodded with "I thought you were going to wrap presents. Are you doing it or not? Should I just get your SISTER to do yours for you, since you obviously aren't doing yours D:<" I'll give you the basics in Photoshop, so you can utilize the wonders of layers to make things easier on yo'self.

YOU RULE, MISS BARNES! :heart:

:hug:
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Nawww, they're so cute and colourful <3
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kyan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these things kick so much ass
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evil-goma Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
They're so cute! And such an awesome design. I love the moth-ish wings and antennae. Way cooler than typical fairies 'n' stuff
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toktobis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
AAAWW!!!
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yukni Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007   Writer
OH MY GORSH, JENNY, MY FAVORITE IS THE RED ONE IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER WIF THE BUCKTEEF D: D: D:

Jenny, I have only one thing to say. MOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAR D:<
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Katimazie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
Dang, Jenny, I'm just gonna say this now: You should totally work for the Jim Henson company. These dudes look like they could be from a tribal-esque Dark Crystal movie, what with the great designs AND the species name. FIDGEWEA. FIDGEWEA. It sounds like a bird call. I COULD SAY IT ALL DAY.

PS, I've been trying the "marker and pencil" style a little lately, and it seems to work pretty well for me! PLEASE DON'T SUE ME, I LUFF YOU.

PPS, Let us agree with Reed that Podlings have an odd resemblance to potatoes and Fizzgig is pretty darn adorable. [link]
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
They're ADORABLE!

X3
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korybing Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
OH MY GOD HOW CUTE. You should know by now how gay I am for sheets like these.

i still dont' know how you do anything artistic with MS Paint.
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Sheana Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
THEY'RE PRETTY ADORABLE FOR A BUNCH OF FEISTY WARRIORS. Seriously, look at those patterns and colors. D'aw. Way to put a lot of thought into their designs and food and lives and crap, jerk.

Also I hate you 'cos it makes me want to do the same with a bunch of my old races and ideas from Cadabra and elsewhere. LIKE I NEED ANYTHING ELSE ON MY PLATE. Arrghh.
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Krazy-Kupo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
Very cool... remind me of the Fae from Everquest 2 :p
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pokukene Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
beautiful designs!
And I like it how carefully you've though through the characteristics ^_^
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you berry much! :toast:
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