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I suppose I've been quiet lately, because I've been so busy! Summer is always my busy season, and with three conventions complete, I'm just wrapping up the Halloween mask rush and moving onto my last convention of the year, Furpocalypse (formerly known as FurFright). After attending Illuxcon last month, I'm itching to work with oils. The trick is finding the time to work on personal art! Commissions are wonderful, but I need to find time to work on stuff for myself. I'm starting to get antsy.

So, keep an eye out for more paintings, including (as always) my yearly holiday card featuring Solstice the gryphon! She'll likely be trying her paw at some holiday tradition and either succeeding or failing adorably.


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Great Blue Heron II - Leather Necklace by windfalcon
Great Blue Heron II - Leather Necklace
Another version of my great blue heron leather wing necklace, but this time with different bead designs.  The customer sent me a string of her own beads, including some labradorite, amethyst, citrine and garnet.  I added a few silvertone beads of my own.

Hand-carved and painted 7 and 3 oz. leather.
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Ferruginous Hawk Wings - Leather Necklace by windfalcon
Ferruginous Hawk Wings - Leather Necklace
Gradually I'm making a leather wing necklace for every North American raptor, and I finally was asked to make a pair of Ferruginous Hawk wings.  We don't get these birds where I live (New England), but they're more common out west.

Hand-carved and painted 7 and 3 oz leather.
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Toothless Wings - Leather Necklace by windfalcon
Toothless Wings - Leather Necklace
People tend to either love or hate Toothless' design.  I'll admit, I wasn't crazy about the weird wormy face when I saw the first movie, but he grew on me.  These wings are based on the bluish glow he got while challenging the Alpha in the second movie.  And of course, that cool tail fin :3

Hand-carved and painted from 7-oz leather and painted with acrylics with interference blue pigments.
Toothless is © DreamWorks
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Talonflame Pumpkin by windfalcon
Talonflame Pumpkin
So what do I do two days before a convention when I still have preparations to work on?  I carve a pumpkin!  It's all hypnoticdragon's fault, who posted a Salamance pumpkin and then egged me on when I said I was tempted to do a Talonflame pumpkin :|  SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

So, it's kind of Talonflame, but l took some liberties with the markings, adding actual flame so it would be an interesting lit pumpkin.  Even if it's not recognizable as Talonflame, it's still a cool phoenix pumpkin at least?

Apologies for the blurry second photo - I braced my camera as well as I could while photographing but it still wiggled a little.  Photographing at night is hard :B

Happy Halloween!
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Forest Hunter by windfalcon
Forest Hunter
I'm so sad that I won't be able to make it to the NYSFA Falconry Meet this year :(  It falls on the same weekend as Furpocalypse and I had to make the difficult decision between work (selling at a convention) or play (going on wonderful falconry adventures in NY state).  Given the choice, I'd much rather go to the falconry meet, but alas, being an adult means I can't skip 'work'. :<

Either way, I had promised I would send a painted feather for their charity raffle as usual, and this year I've painted a Northern Goshawk.  Goshawks are just so awesome, and they usually have at least one at the meet. 

Acrylic on turkey feathers.
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:iconkaerkesartesania:
kaerkesartesania Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi! We have to say that your leatherwork is more than brilliant. Congratulations and keep on working!
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Hanafae Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, just wanted to say I love your birds! :heart:  Added to my devWatch! 
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StormStarDragon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You have a real talent with birds! I love the way you draw/paint them! All the detail in the feathers and the colours...just...wow! Great work!  Wow!  :clap:
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S4ppoRo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really great stuff ^^
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kuroro8675 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
You  have a really great style
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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WillDS85 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great stuff, what material are your masks made from?
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Most of them should have the material right in the title ;3
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WillDS85 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oops I was browsing stuff, and didn't really read what I was looking at. I like all your work though
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