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Winged Apes by Xamag Winged Apes by Xamag
I thought once, looking at lots of different Winged Monkeys, it must be quite sad that they're always depicted as a crowd without personality and background. I mean, yeah, they've told Dolly their story and that they were 'too full of mischief', but for me they seemed to be evil identical minions, while actually it's really interesting characters that only were forced to be that destructive. If Monkeys are a political allegory, I guess people are supposed to sympathize with them. To help this I don't draw an army of weird creatures, but rather a small family of someone who look like humans, but still are treatened by the Witches like animals x)
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Alberthein1 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
(just shufflin though old stuff)
..Is there a reason these fellas all have names starting with an "A"?

Also, 'tis a nice change how you give them character. However, the otherwise "the masses represent the character" allows for a lot possibilities too, like with the minions from Dispicable Me. It don't bother me much that they have little individuality.. although I aam interested in how you are going to spin these cool fellas around in your story :3
Archi sliiiightly reminds me of "Prince Vultan" from Flash Gordon.. hehehe
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Xamag Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you really need a reason to have apes with names starting with an "A"? 

Minions are comic relief, that kind of characters that don't need any depth whatsoever. Monkeys are serious n stuff. But every adaptation just slaps "10 lvl enemy" label on them, most of the time they can't even talk. Even minions had more variety in shapes and reactions. 
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Alberthein1 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
it's not because they are Apes, is it :P?

I guess I haven't seen sufficient amounts of flying monkeys in my time, because what I've seen was either that they are "trained" labanimals, monkeys with wings fearful of the whip, or with a group with a single spokes-monkey speaking for all of them. As animals, I didn't find their uniformity strange since it takes a keen eye and a chance to observe them over time to notice the differences between a pack of monkeys/gorrillas and that chance wasn't given while with the spokes person they felt like a personality in unity.. (birds of a feather 'n all)
The minions, though, were probably a bad idea to mention since they have shown the entirety of the unity and spokes person thing combined by allowing both observation of the unity in general as well as a fragment of the group for individualisation, which I haven't seen from the monkeys. It leads to show that the minions do all have individuality along with their unity.. even if it's a shallow individuality.
Actually, I think a "minions approach" could fit quite nicely.. although the "smaller personified group" seems nice aswell.. Oh, who knows. Maybe you'll throw me around the bend with your story, hehe
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Xamag Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In the books all animals talked, so the monkeys were at the same level as any other characters. They had a spokes-monkey too, but they still didn't look like a solid mass to me, idk. 
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GIRL03 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Love your color,Really cute.
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Comedic44 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apes.
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zepIyn Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Because awesome also starts with a.
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love Archibald's Derring-Do Moustache.
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LilBeeQueen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!!! :)
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Demonic-Muffin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Your artwork is improving by miles every time I see it! You're astounding, and impressive! I love your stuff.
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YonYonYon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Арчибаааааальд! =D люблю его усы
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6dragonfly9 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will never got tired of your art, seriously. I found you via your homestuck fanarts and man, am I glad I did.
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PirateRu-Ru Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Q7Q Обогикакиеонимилые ♥♥♥ Заверните мне старичка-боровичка *w* И того, что в серединке >7<
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sparou Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
I really like how you did the wings and fur!
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skiigles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Allen horns are so cute !! xDD

I loved the way you draw Amberlynn <33
you're so creative~
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RMXStudioJD Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
lufu7f6yg9uogvci7f68opjgiyr67oy8jpoixuty7giokyvyog9u0p;kfcgtoyuoOMGGGGGG!!! :D
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meowgrowl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Ah! I just can't wait until we get to really meet these guys! I already love Alfred and Archibald so much!
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livil00lah Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute! :D I love your interpretation! :D You did a great job conveying personality and emotion into these guys! The hands and feet are great.
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Auuggh! You're great at variety!
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TheChickenLady Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
You have no idea how in love I am with Black Brick Road. The concept of it is beautiful, and I really do hope everyone else adores it as much as I do.
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MarcusDranz Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Dude.
Archibald looks like the best drinking buddy EVER.
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7-Days-Luck Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
ALVIN!!!!!! (Sorry, I couldn't help it :la: It's from THE Alvin and chipmunks after all LOL)
Setting up any good story for these guys? 83
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ToastMooSizer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to see more of these guys :D but all of this art,the witches and such, is it from something you created?
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Xamag Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's from something I'm creating at the moment XD
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ToastMooSizer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I read other comments and caught on, thanks though c:
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RoksanaTH Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
А ты не пробовала поработать над своей собственной какой-нибудь историей\вселенной без отсылок к оригинальным рассказам\авторам? Мне, лично, семь смертей ближе к сердцу были по этой самой причине.<)

Просто-напросто у тебя все диизайны настолько оригинальные и уникальные в своем роде, а каждый персонаж продуман до мельчайшей детали - это большая редкость даже среди уже зрелых профессиональных картунистов. А тут подросток так рулит и педалит, затыкая некоторых из них за пояс.

Я к тому, что реально как-нибудь в будущем работать художником-оформителем-аниматором. Или вообще стать автором собственного шоу, подумай как-нибудь. о^о
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Xamag Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ну если ты имеешь в виду пользоваться только собственной фантазией без отсылок ко всяким сказкам, то я хоть и редко удерживаюсь от этого соблазна, но такие все же есть. Просто на данный момент BBR самая продуманная история, и если я ее сейчас брошу, то убьюсь строить эту империю заново с другими персонажами XDD
Не, художником работать я по-любому не буду -w- А автор собственного шоу - боюсь, фантазия кончится выдавливаться на нарутные серии <:"D
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Flick-the-Thief Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
стань отечественной Лорен Фауст)
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tarorae Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Normally, I'd naturally gravitate to the prettiest boy - and Allen fits that bill. But I gotta say, Alfred's ADORABLE and Archibald's manic grin just makes me giggle. I love them. ^^
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Catsarecrazy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aguhguhguhguh god I love your art
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YuUshika Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Кавайны Х)
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
from wizard of oz, right? ;)
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The-Happy-Apple Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
These are adorable^^ I love the colours you chose for them and by just looking at them, you can determine their personalities and character! Такая восхитительная группа крылатых обезьян ^^ хорошо .... крылатых обезьян, чтобы быть точным :D
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SomaRuiz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nick Fury: ...His personal flying monkeys.
Thor: Monkeys? I do not understa--
Captain America: I DO!!... I mean... I understood that reference.

Hehe, sorry for the Avengers reference. XD;;;;
They really look cool, very unique from one another despite their similarities. :nod:
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CsNsAi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Alfred is to old for this shit (lol)
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NevermoreGingitsune Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Aughhh, why are you so amazing? :heart: Your colors and designs are always so unique and gorgeous!
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bundleofstring Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Love the idea of having a family causing mischief! I'd prefer if they were not human-like in appearance, but you sure pulled it off nicely- I love it! :D
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midnightlupus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Is Dolly in any way related to Dorothy? Are these characters related to the other characters?? Not saying that you are copying AT ALL, just wondering how your story relates to the Wizard of Oz.
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Xamag Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dolly is short for Dorothy, my story is based on the WWoO
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Certified-Sidekick Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eee, Love all of them.
Nice muttonchops Archibald.
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QueenOfTheAntz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I think it is a great idea, and a new view! :)
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onisuu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Oh my gosh, I really love that you gave them all their own identity!
X3
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lucas420 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
their designs are amazinggggg. oh my god your work i can't handle all these feels;;;
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SummerWish94 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I really do adore all of them, but somehow, I am so drawn to Allen and Archibald <3 I mean, look at Archibald's awesome mustache. How do you not love something so glorious?
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samszym Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesoem designs! I really like Alfred's horns.
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sleepy-kaleidoscope Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
these are so cute and creative ^u^
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