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Oh dear... That wasn't sugar
Art of The Professor, for :icontheflotinghead: to whom this lovely and mysterious person belongs. I hope you like it!
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Baby finch rocks itself to sleep inside the egg.
www.dropbox.com/s/8phsxri5sweq…
The tiny heartbeat in the video I posted is now almost as big as the last joint on my pinkie finger. It has a little face, beak, toes, and today even little claws on the ends of them.

It's a very critical time for them right now; In addition to waking up and checking the temperature several times during the night as well as all day, I now have to keep the humidity as high as possible without breaking the condensation point, and I have to do it with no hygrometer.
I've been doing alright, pretty great considering this is supposed to be impossible.

Every time I shine a light through them, expecting to see brown smears instead of sugary pink veins, I see my little chicks, rocking themselves back and forth in their sleep. It's so nice.

This has been an amazing experience, but please don't expect them to survive. Incubating such a small egg from day 1 is supposed to be literally impossible without an incubator or ANY of the equipment needed, but here I've succeeded. It would be unreasonable to expect them to survive to hatching.

You might be wondering why I'm bothering to go through the trouble, raising bird embryos just for them to die.
Well, look at the opportunity to learn! I have learned so much, and later in life, this information is going to come in handy again and again, for the next time I need to do a rescue, take care of someone who is extremely sick, or am forced to 'eyeball' temperatures and humidity levels. I've learned a lot about incubation, hazards, and gotten lots of practice caring for something very vulnerable with no immune system that can literally be killed by a loud noise. If I had made one mistake, only one, these little chicks would not be here. It's important, vital hands-on experience that I literally cannot get anywhere else. Not even close.

So please don't be sad when they do expire, these little eggs made the world a better place for lots of creatures with their short lives. Because their lives happened, a lot of lives can be saved in the future by someone who otherwise wouldn't know what they were doing.
I'm getting better at keeping the temperature of my fake incubator steady and I got like 3 solid hours of uninterrupted sleep today, it was awesome. Egg number 1 now has a visible eye, and responds to sound and light
I hope they don't keep these journal entries mixed in with my art feed... I might have to stop journaling forever because yikes.
Baby finch rocks itself to sleep inside the egg.
www.dropbox.com/s/8phsxri5sweq…

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Gribby Bullock
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Finland
I grew up in Alaska, spent most of my young adulthood and teenage years wild and free in the streets and woods of California, and ultimately settled down in Finland. I have college background in multimedia arts and technology from the SOMA art institute.

I'm learning Finnish by 1stClassStampsYou Can Talk To Me Stamp by HazelAlmonds Heart Rats Stamp by Viergacht PC Gamer by aphaits Love Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Stamp - Every Great Artist by KamuySinenRespect for Spiders Stamp. by VampsStock Gender Nuetral LB by Kia-Bird Lil Badge - Zodiac .:Cancer:. by Kohaku0827Slytherin-Badge by Dinoclaws LB - United States by Nironan12 Open Mind Lil Badge by NuciComs LB - Photoshop by Nironan12LB - Adobe Flash by Nironan12 Yaoi+shonen-ai support stamp by luperus
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SilverSugar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you be able to do a few pose references where the two dolls are sitting together casually on the floor?
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
OHHHHH I just saw this and realized I had forgot to do it! SORRY! I'm still going to take the pictures.
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SilverSugar Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahahahattake your time!
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Sure!!!! I would be very happy to!
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SilverSugar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
*heart*
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y0lf Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey dude. just wanted to say thanks for all your support you provided me despite being like, a stranger and stuff, i really appreciate it, and i am finally getting an apartment in about a week (!!). im not on dA anymore, but i did wanna say thank you. it means a lot to me and i wanted to let you know i didnt take it for granted, thanks for helping me survive. im strong and its getting better. 
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
OooooooOOOOOHHHHHHHH GOOD YOU MADE IT!!! Any time, champ!! I'm just happy you made it. I knew you could do it! If you ever come back, hmu.
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y0lf Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHH thank u... 
and sure thing man, i just made a post (on here)
if u wanna stay in touch or something on other social media 
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I saw it! And I have added you to my tumblr. My name there is Katkiainen
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mythgital-creatures Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave
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