I always understood doves and pigeons to be the same thing... This is pretty cool! It reminds me of the Zaulia and the Metal Beasts from Brütal Legend. (My favorite underrated Tenacious D video game! Wish they had a sequel...)
Ok, I read every comment just to see if anybody already told you this. But nooooo doves are not pigeons! Pigeons are DOVES. Lol. Someone did say this, that pigeons are actually Rock Doves. Some of them just happen to come in the white color. A dove that is not a pigeon looks much less bulky, but suffice to say, if you drew a pigeon... you have indeed drawn a dove.
The cool difference is that in those wedding release things where you can release a bunch of white doves at your wedding, those are actually white racing homer pigeons; they fly right back to their coop whether it's 5 miles away or 300 miles away and get some nice food and water. A regular white dove won't do that. It'll just fly a few yards, maybe poop on your bridesmaid's dress, and then sit on a telephone wire and be lost til it dies because it doesn't know how to find food in the wild. Haha! So that's why I said not all doves are pigeons! Because pigeons are actually pretty cool, and not all doves are pretty cool. Also, did you know they've used pigeons in rescue efforts because pigeons are able to recognize faces? I mean they're just pretty darn awesome.
So next time someone tells you they look like pigeons, just say heck yes. Because pigeons are wayyyy more legit than "doves".
Doves basically are pigeons; but yours don't look like pigeons anyways. People who say that have never seen a dove. The flight aspect alone makes them look more like doves, not to mention the one on the right side top has a quintessential "Dove" pose.
On a tech. note. Doves and pigeons are not the same species but they can interbreed and produce sterile mules. There are many different types of dove species and hundreds of "Breeds" of pigeons. But regardless, very cool art no matter what birds you used.
this made me lol 'Is it okay for me to say that doves ARE basically white pigeons ?' others ppls comments to it didnt make me laugh less Great picture ..and in swedish its just one name for all of them 'Duvor'