Just wanted to share a simple story of how I thought of this CS.
During the early weeks of 2016 when I was horribly bored in the city with little to no art inspiration, I thought to myself I should try my hand in designing anthros. It felt like some sort of coming of age or challenge to myself because I had little to no experience with such characters, so I made it part of my 2016 resolution to teach myself how to draw human-faced anthros. But of course before I do some practice and researching, I had to first choose what kind of species I want to dedicate myself to.
That was when I revisited Rise of the Guardians, one of my favorite DreamWorks animation of all time since its release in 2012. I think every girl who set their eyes on the lovely Tooth Fairy was reminded of their childhood love for fairies and birds as she perfectly embodied both. Looking her up, I dug up these lovely GIFs and concept art/fanart that became the main staple for the future of Lilidae.