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Mockingjay by LG-Young Mockingjay by LG-Young
Mimus polyglottos x Cyanocorax transgensis, a.k.a. "Mockingjay"


C.J. Berry introduced me to the very popular "Hunger Games" series by Suzanne Collins last summer. In her stories, there are birds known as mockingjays -- an unintended cross between lab-created hyper-vocal "jabberjays" and ordinary mockingbirds. Unlike their genetically altered forebears, mockingjays cannot recite overheard conversations to government authorities; but they're able to mimic songs quite well. Consequently they become used by common people to send brief messages across distances, and end up symbolizing something beyond the Capitol's iron-fisted control.

Illustrator and UArts professor Tim O'Brien has already done a wonderful job depicting mockingjays on the various book covers in a fetching, stylized way, but I thought it would be an interesting to share how I personally imagined them.
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CeeTheaPeia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
wow.. I am a fan of the HG since the first book was released and up until now... the 'feels' are still intact! Nice interp of the Mockingjay! Awesome!
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PonySplash Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
woooow :stinkeye:
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FallenBirdofShadows Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is how I pictured a mockingjay!
I have just started on the third book and the series is great!
Wonderful artwork there, LG-Young!
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave: Your work has been featured as one of #Birds-Club's top art submissions for the month of April. You can find the article which also contains other beautiful bird art here: [link]
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LoLItsMyName Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WOW! BEST DRAWING OF MOCKINGJAY EVER!!! *O*
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meihua Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Great illustration of this fictional species! I can definitely see elements of both the mockingbird and the jay in your design :D Love it!
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TetraRocks Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
:hug: Awesome!
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice work! Great shading and details, a wonderful bird :)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional
sweet
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