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Aurora by windfalcon Aurora by windfalcon
Quick, watercolor-smashy practice piece to try out different techniques. Trying to let the watercolor do more work instead of trying to force it to do what I want it to do!

Watercolor on cold-press paper, 8X10 inches
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amzimme Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the bright blue--makes the peregrine markings even more striking than usual, plus it's light enough to see the details. I think doing the eye in brown instead of orange keeps it the right tone (bright orange or yellow with the blue would be a little overwhelming). I'm amazed at the precise detail you're able to get from watercolors. Beautiful piece--I think it captures the fierce, arrogant, yet dignified nature of a peregrine, and it's very beautiful.
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4lisx Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
Stunning work!

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cottoncandysheep Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
BEAUTIFUL! 
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jugifruit Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the bright blue
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The-Iby Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful, keep doing more like this!
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NinoValencia Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Really cool
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moonshard8 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Amazing! I love the colors and everything!
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CosmicFalcon-70 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Love the detail in this...you portrayed the spirit of the falcon admirably :thumbsup:
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4N63L-Z3R0 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful!Keep it up! :D
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NightPoppy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Your bird turned out lovely!
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
I luv birds, and this one is very adorable. :thumbsup:
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lutrasilvereye Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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LAmadou Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*stunning* Awesome work !
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animepegasus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
love all the bright colors
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jlyvers Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A wonderful painting. I think you have accomplished a free flowing, natural blending of color, with your washes. I wish, for composition, that the talons didn't touch the bottom of the edge. The few sharp edges are gorgeous with the soft washes as contrast. The shapes are perfect and the color choices are dynamic. A really nice art work. Thank you for inspiring and sharing your vision, beautiful!
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meihua Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Loving the way the colors fade into each other. I hope you keep experimenting with this technique, I really like it!
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful colours! :)
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Aquaridragon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Love all the different colours and the blue instead of black on the peregrine :3 Love your birds~
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EagleFlyte Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing colors!! Your work always blows me away!!
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Ryua Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really lovely and loose, not quite as... specific as your usual watercolour pieces. I quite like it.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It was really hard for me to keep the loose parts and not add a ton of detail to them! I kept feeling like the piece was unfinished, but eventually I accepted that it was okay to leave areas loose :D
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NZkid1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the sheen in those feathers is magical
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keight Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Oooohhhh, purtifull! Very nice, Brenda.
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Kintupsi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colors; you can almost see the iridescence! :wow:
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes watercolours can have a mind of their own, which if you ask me, is pretty awesome sometimes! Yields such cool results, like you've gotten here!
Cool textures and especially love the colour range here, blues and purples. <3
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been watching videos of watercolor artists just...effortlessly creating these gorgeous effects with wet-on-wet and I want to learn to be looser!
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CountingChocobos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student General Artist
That blue is absolutely lovely! :love:
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Sadly my scanner loves to completely eat my blues and purples, so it took a lot of adjusting to get the colors anywhere near the original. It's close!
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Calicolupe Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
You know ilu, right. <3
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:3
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