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HOLIDAY ORDERS

This journal is late, but better late than never! I get pretty frequent requests around this time of year for masks and leather jewelry, so I figured I'd post ordering info here for anyone who is interested.  Also I am working on this year's holiday card featuring Solstice the gryphon, so as always, I will have that available as greeting cards if anyone wants to send them out, either in card form or email.

For custom orders, there is still time to order IF you live in the U.S.  For international order, unfortunately due to shipping time, any custom orders likely will not arrive by 12/25 (Canada, maybe).  You can request custom orders either here via DA note, or order directly through my Etsy shop (preferred, as it keeps all my orders in one place!). Etsy custom order links are below.

Leather Masks: I'm almost to capacity for mask commissions, but send me a note if you're interested.

Leather Wing Necklaces: I still have a few commission spots available for leather bird and dragon wing necklaces.  You can order them here:
Bird Wings: www.etsy.com/listing/126556062…
Dragon Wings: www.etsy.com/listing/196662156…

Leather Feather Necklaces, Bracelets Earrings: I can make these pretty fast, so I'll be taking orders for these right up until probably a week before Christmas.
Single Feather Necklaces: 3-inch or 6-inch
Bracelets: www.etsy.com/listing/117496229…
Earrings: www.etsy.com/listing/177309012…

For prints, I have a bunch in my shop and can ship them out within a few days.
For my book, Winged Fantasy, you can order them online from Amazon, or from North Light Books. You can also find them in Barnes and Noble, and many art and craft stores!  If you want a signed copy, let me know!
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HOLIDAY BOOK RAFFLE

Also as a way to say thank you for all the support from everyone for my very first book, I will be doing not one, not two, but THREE book raffles for a free copy of "Winged Fantasy" - one on DeviantART, one on FurAffinity, and one on Facebook. Here are the rules:

1. Comment here in this journal, saying something like, "I'd like to enter, please!" or whatever else, just make sure you let me know you'd like to participate.
2. I will reply with a number.
3. On December 22nd I will use www.random.org to draw a number for each of the three raffles!  If I pull your number, you win a signed copy of my book!
4. This raffle is open for EVERYONE!  For all countries. I will pay for shipping, even for international winners.
5. Please enter only once. If you watch me on both dA and FA, for example, please comment on only one journal.  I want to keep this fun for everyone, so please stay honest :)  If I see you've entered on more than one gallery, you'll still only get ONE number.
6. Not a rule, but if you are excited about my book and the raffle, please let people know! I'd love for more people to know about my book, so even having people let their friends know about the book is super cool for me :D

Good luck!

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Winged Fantasy: Draw and Paint Magical and Mythical Creatures:
Available on Amazon and in bookstores nationwide!

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Peace on Earth by windfalcon
Peace on Earth
Happy holidays! As is traditon, here is Solstice the Gryphon celebrating the winter holidays with her friends. This year she and the others decided to add a bit of warmth and light to the dark forest, offering a glow of hope to any who feel the world has become too dark and cold.  It seems that this year in particular is in need of a few candles.

This is available in the DA Print shop as greeting cards!  You can also email it to friends and family if you'd prefer to send an electronic version.

Watercolor on soft-press Fabriano, 7.8 X 11 inches

Edit: Here's a step-by-step process blog post showing the painting in about 6 steps: featherseeds.blogspot.com/2014…
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HOLIDAY ORDERS

This journal is late, but better late than never! I get pretty frequent requests around this time of year for masks and leather jewelry, so I figured I'd post ordering info here for anyone who is interested.  Also I am working on this year's holiday card featuring Solstice the gryphon, so as always, I will have that available as greeting cards if anyone wants to send them out, either in card form or email.

For custom orders, there is still time to order IF you live in the U.S.  For international order, unfortunately due to shipping time, any custom orders likely will not arrive by 12/25 (Canada, maybe).  You can request custom orders either here via DA note, or order directly through my Etsy shop (preferred, as it keeps all my orders in one place!). Etsy custom order links are below.

Leather Masks: I'm almost to capacity for mask commissions, but send me a note if you're interested.

Leather Wing Necklaces: I still have a few commission spots available for leather bird and dragon wing necklaces.  You can order them here:
Bird Wings: www.etsy.com/listing/126556062…
Dragon Wings: www.etsy.com/listing/196662156…

Leather Feather Necklaces, Bracelets Earrings: I can make these pretty fast, so I'll be taking orders for these right up until probably a week before Christmas.
Single Feather Necklaces: 3-inch or 6-inch
Bracelets: www.etsy.com/listing/117496229…
Earrings: www.etsy.com/listing/177309012…

For prints, I have a bunch in my shop and can ship them out within a few days.
For my book, Winged Fantasy, you can order them online from Amazon, or from North Light Books. You can also find them in Barnes and Noble, and many art and craft stores!  If you want a signed copy, let me know!
__________

HOLIDAY BOOK RAFFLE

Also as a way to say thank you for all the support from everyone for my very first book, I will be doing not one, not two, but THREE book raffles for a free copy of "Winged Fantasy" - one on DeviantART, one on FurAffinity, and one on Facebook. Here are the rules:

1. Comment here in this journal, saying something like, "I'd like to enter, please!" or whatever else, just make sure you let me know you'd like to participate.
2. I will reply with a number.
3. On December 22nd I will use www.random.org to draw a number for each of the three raffles!  If I pull your number, you win a signed copy of my book!
4. This raffle is open for EVERYONE!  For all countries. I will pay for shipping, even for international winners.
5. Please enter only once. If you watch me on both dA and FA, for example, please comment on only one journal.  I want to keep this fun for everyone, so please stay honest :)  If I see you've entered on more than one gallery, you'll still only get ONE number.
6. Not a rule, but if you are excited about my book and the raffle, please let people know! I'd love for more people to know about my book, so even having people let their friends know about the book is super cool for me :D

Good luck!

_______________
Winged Fantasy: Draw and Paint Magical and Mythical Creatures:
Available on Amazon and in bookstores nationwide!
Violet Cobalt Dragon Wings - Leather Necklace by windfalcon
Violet Cobalt Dragon Wings - Leather Necklace
Pearlescent violet and blue dragon wings with silvery highlights. There's still time to order leather bird and dragon wing necklaces in time for the holidays!

Custom Leather Bird Wings - www.etsy.com/listing/126556062…
Custom Leather Dragon Wings - www.etsy.com/listing/196662156…

Hand-carved 7 oz leather, painted with acrylics
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Zaevii Field Guide Entry by windfalcon
Zaevii Field Guide Entry
At Furpocalypse this year, Brombear on FA had me draw in his naturalist sketchbook, so after a bit of thought, I decided on the Gate Guardian creatures that have been popping up in my work lately, and finally figured out a proper name.

The Zaevíi are a faean species that are quite common in the faelands, and along the borders. "Zaevíi" is a plural term, with a singular creature (a Zaevii) lacking the accent over the second to last letter. Unfortunately, Zaevíi who live on the outskirts of the faelands are often subject to predation by creatures not found within the protective faean borders. Quite a few Zaevíi are eaten, and a few escape with their lives, though often missing limbs. Many fae are quite proud of their appearance, and Zaevíi are no exception - losing a leg or wing is an incredible psychological blow, and many never return to the faelands out of shame of their appearance.

These creatures love sweet foods and anything with milk, cheese being a particular favorite. In the mortal world, they often disguise themselves as cats in order to sneak around undetected as magical creatures. If you ever see a cat who seems a little too clever, or stares a little too long with knowing eyes, it may be a Zaevii in disguise. However, it is unlikely to see one unless you live close to the faelands - they must stay close to the border, otherwise their magic begins to ebb.

Their common name, "Gate Guardians," come from their ability to create borders, and also to block the unwanted entry of beings via energy portals. For this ability, they are often kept as companions in the households of fae to keep unwelcome visitors from simply appearing without warning.

Zaevíi tails lengthen with age. Very old Zaevíi can have tails thirty times the length of their bodies. Five 'ancient' Zaevíi serve as guardians to the faean throne, protecting the king at all times from anyone who would try to enter his court by force.
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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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:iconelementaljess:
ElementalJess Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy holidays to you!

I'm going through your AMAZING Winged Fantasy book . . . I was wondering, when you use transfer paper, do you ever deal with a sort of waxy line on your watercolor paper where the drawing transferred? That's been my experience and I wondered if you just work with the line (it won't take color) or if you use a different kind of transfer paper....

I know but you're swamped but if you have any advice, I'll take it :D
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
I use Saral transfer paper, which you can find in fabric stores like JoAnn's Fabrics :3  It's wax-free so you don't get issues with a line that resists paint, and it's also easy to erase.  This is the 5-piece sampler pack that JoAnn's sells - www.amazon.com/Saral-Transfer-… But you can also find rolls of it at places like Dick Blick.
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:iconelementaljess:
ElementalJess Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah HA! Thanks a million.
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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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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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:iconstormstardragon:
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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