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balancing bird by griffsnuff balancing bird by griffsnuff
GOSH saw someone post one of these balancing birds on reddit, and I got hit by the biggest nostalgia wave I have felt in years xD SO I had to buy one!

8D IT arrived today weee~ I did some repaint on it so it looked more like an eagle xD

Enjoy Earl, which is his name, he is guarding my gem/stone/crystal collection 8D

Acrylics used.
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:iconlarayadracomshu:
LarayaDracomshu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man I remember having this as a kid :)
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:icontoyger:
Toyger Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That is so much prettier! I bought one a few years back due to nostalgia too, I had three as a kid! =D
Now I want to paint mine too! =D
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:iconlillysart:
lillysart Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
really kewl!!!
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:iconsegamaster97:
SegaMaster97 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
... tht was painted.?
OTL defeat.
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:icontheicey-love:
TheIcey-Love Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic :D these birds are so entertaining
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:iconshralana:
Shralana Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
OMG, the repaint makes it look so much nicer!
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:iconstormourner:
Stormourner Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
mmyyyy!!! it's been years ever since I had a toy like that :omg: I wonder if they have a balancing bat OwO
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:iconrookshock:
Rookshock Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD ohmygod i havent seen one of those in AGES XDD
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:icontazaethestormwolf:
tazaethestormwolf Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
my sister had a sparrow named earl. he eventually learned to love her and come to her when she did a special whistle. she soon let him go free into the wild. jump over a year or so however long sister sees wild sparrowsone looks really fat and not like the others. she whistles, deformed bird comes and hopped onto finger
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:iconrothkind:
Rothkind Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh the repaint looks so well.

It's like a whole different thing you have there xD.

Shushh nostalgia i used to have many of them in lots of different animals and stuff.
Reached from bird to dragon Good old Days.
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
:D <3
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:iconrothkind:
Rothkind Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
\ouo/

i have the urge to buy a new one dang xD
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:iconlord-waffle:
Lord-Waffle Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to have one of those back in the good old days
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:iconkassihinken:
KassiHinken Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oh these bring back memories
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:iconskiyee:
skiyee Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have one of dem!! awesoem repaint btw xx :la:
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:iconnuggetporn:
nuggetporn Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
holy shit you're a redditor...<3
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:iconhybryda:
Hybryda Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
great work on the repaint *3*
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:icondogsteeth:
DogsTeeth Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg I havn't seen one of these in forever!<3 It looks beautiful :]
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:iconmeeshabishy:
Meeshabishy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Love the detail ouo b
you have the same flowers as me hahaha
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:iconlazy--kurt:
Lazy--kurt Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
<3
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:iconkantola:
Kantola Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I used to effing LOVE those things! :)
Well done!
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:iconkatebelangerarts:
KateBelangerArts Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness; does bring memories for sure! Really nice repainting!
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:icontlkl:
TlKl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Haha we never had these here 8''D
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:icondarksgirl120:
Darksgirl120 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
ah man I remember those @ w@
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:iconcorvusalas:
CorvusAlas Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you
go
ON
REDDIT?!
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
xD hehe
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:iconanimallover12411:
AnimalLover12411 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had one, but it broke when I set it down for ONE second, and someone sat on it D:< Then I got another one, and someone stole it. D:
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Dx ffff
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:iconanimallover12411:
AnimalLover12411 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I still have the broken one hidden away
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:iconsorbetberry:
SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist
WOW your repaint looks spectacular! :D
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:iconineyraei:
iNeyraei Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I used to balance one of these on the tip of my nose a few years ago when I still had one. Her name was Raya and she was bright blue in colour. XD
Ahh, might have to buy a bigger one someday.
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
:D
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:iconani-chan13:
Ani-chan13 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
What do they do?
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
xD they "balance"
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:iconani-chan13:
Ani-chan13 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Is it like those bobble-head things?
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
xD nooo it just balances
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:iconanimallover12411:
AnimalLover12411 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
they balance on the tip of their beak. It's more fun than it sounds.
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:iconani-chan13:
Ani-chan13 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Ah, thanks!
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:iconsecretofoz:
secretofOZ Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! I HAVE ONE OF THOSE!!! I'VE HAD IT SINCE I WAS A BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!! :DDDDDDD
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:iconrawr3rawr:
rawr3rawr Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dat is so cool! I just saw them in Julian the other day :33 I was soo tempted to buy it...
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:iconautomaticblueberry:
AutomaticBlueberry Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   General Artist
nice repaint, it looks much better now :D
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
:D thanks!
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:iconyoowl:
Yoowl Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Dhat repaint. Mmmmh. @u@
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:iconsotee:
sotee Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Omg I used to have so may colors of these as a kid. i never had the logs though. Well technically I just lost them. xD Still. The repaint looks awesome!
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:iconaekaitz:
Aekaitz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh I love those things! I used to mess with one that looked like a finch a couple years ago~<3
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:iconjade-katt:
Jade-Katt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
oh wow i remember those XD
gosh i haven't seen one of those in years haha
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:iconlynayru:
Lynayru Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Haha I remember those!! It looks much nicer after your repaint. Lovely work. =)
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:iconblackwingedgirl:
blackwingedgirl Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i have one covered in dust in my basement!
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:iconfluffys-inu:
fluffys-inu Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thats amazing! I have a few of those I found in storage. That's a fantastic thing to do with them, I think I'll try it myself.
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Tommorz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THESE! I forgot all about these. I used to walk around the house while balancing it on my nose.
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