The "Fat Bustard" is a creature who has both bird and mammal qualities. Its heavy build makes it a slow and clumsy flyer, but it can run fast and catch up with its prey, usually rodents. It has jaws instead of a beak. Most interestingly, it has hand-like claws on the edge of its wings which can grab like mammalian arms. Depicted here is a Bustard in breeding plumage, including its showy head crest feathers. The creature is usually about three feet (one meter) tall. Bustards are highly intelligent and in time may evolve into sentience.
This image was done entirely in digital "inking." I started it on ArtStudio on the iPad and finished it in Photoshop. This time all gadgets behaved properly. April 22-23, 2013.