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A True Gentleman by Rebeccannoying A True Gentleman by Rebeccannoying
So the other day :iconfinalmassacre: did something in exchange for a new desktop wallpaper, and what better to draw than happy peep-beeps? To attract the attention of a lady, males jump around and sing their own unique song, and with any luck, the female will be impressed. Once they select a partner, zebra finches are paired for life, and reaffirm their bonds by singing, preening, and spending all their time together. How completely adorable is that?? Here you can see the most gentlemanly of peeps serenading his adoring partner, and if you've ever owned these birds, you are likely very familiar with the song and dance.

This would have been a great chance for me to practice using Illustrator's vector tools, but I haven't bought the software yet so that point is moot xD. Instead I used Photoshop, and if you full view this all the errors are rather evident. However, since this is probably at least twice as big as most people will need for a wall paper I think it's OK. Anyone is welcome to use this for their background, but please let me know if you do :)

Edit Holy cheese whiz batman, a DD?!?!?! On this?!?!?! a;sdfka;sjdkfj;askdfja i can't even :faint: I must say, I honestly never expected to be given this honor, and thank you so much :icondomism: for featuring me!! I don't know how to find out who suggested me, or I'd thank them too, but thank you anyway! You know who you are <3

Also thank you for all the lovely comments, watches, and favs as a result of this piece. I very touched and flattered at all the attention <3 Now it's time to spend the next few hours and reply to ALL the comments! 8D
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dyingflames Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
AAHHH!! What little sweeties! If my little Tattoo could, I'm sure he'd wear a little top hat just like that. [link] He's got quite a song too, unlike the songs I've heard from other Zeebies. My poor little boy is 11 years old now and he's constantly decorating his nest in the hopes of impressing a girlie. He sure impresses us though. Would you mind terribly if I used this as my background?
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Go right ahead ^^ I'm sure they'd do anything to impress the ladies, including wearing a top hat. Your little guy is such a cutie!!! I love how his feathers are going everywhere in that photo. Ours (two males) are constantly trying to build a nest, but we don't provide them a space because the moment it's built they get territorial... but that doesn't stop them from trying! We once put some small broccoli florets in their treat bowl, and about 20 minutes later they had crammed them between the bars up where they always try and nest. It was hilarious! They also try and drag millet sprigs up to their favorite perch, much to the annoyance of the bird trying to eat it. I love those little things so much! <3
dyingflames Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
They are such little cuties! Thanks for the compliment on my little boy, I'm sure yours are adorable as well. But yeah, they take whatever they can get their beaks on. We gave him guinea pig bedding (just like fluff) and he goes nuts with it. We give him that and string and the tops of peacock feathers. I've spent hours just watching him go to work. Sweet thing. Thanks for super sweet background friend!
CAPTAIN-CHETO Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute and elegants birds
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
ab-basiek Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
lovely birds ^^
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you darling <3
naturefender26 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It has humour, love... EVERYTHING! I got a pair of those and they look just the same!
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^ :heart: I do love zebra finches. They are so cute and mischievous too xD
Luigigirl65 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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