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Falcon With Blue Eyes by windfalcon Falcon With Blue Eyes by windfalcon
Three figures stand before a cracked vision and acknowledge an identity based in the simplest of elements.

The sun
The moon
The wind and forest.
A kingdom of clouds and their gift of rain


And yet they seek simple grains of sand buried beneath piles of gaudy jewels. All they want is to feel the earth again.

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A painting that turned into a sort of metaphorical self-portrait. I listened to a lot of Delerium and Made of Glass by ATB was on repeat for quite a while.

Watercolor and a small bit of colored pencil on Arches cold press watercolor paper, 9X12 inches
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MoonlightMysteria Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your wonderful art has been featured here:  moonlightmysteria.deviantart.c… :heart:
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donnamm Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
We need each other. The world need us to know that. 
This wonderful piece is featured in a free online presentation that I did about just this. 

thank you! I hope you like the feature. All artists are mentioned at the end on one slide. 
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Silkkat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
great job!
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donnamm Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Beautiful. and featured on my blog post about Mercury, intuition, and creation. [link]
thank you!
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Stunning Work!!!
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Cheng9999 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
This is so beautiful!
I mean, all your gallery is stunning but I simply adore the girl among the falcons. She is so gentle and wild at the same time. I LOVE IT! :love:
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kargaroc586 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
those are biiig birds
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed :D They're meant to be more spiritual than realistic. Thanks!
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bjs1990peregrine Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... very surreal, very powerful.

Metaphorically, I love what's happening here. We are so caught up in superficial and artificial beauty, we lose what is naturally beautiful.

Artistically, a few things stand out to me that are completely awesome. First, because I envy them, I like the headfeathers on your falcon. The fact that it's blue just makes it splendid anyhow. :) I also like how your hair flows into and becomes the falcon's feathers. Finally, I admire the depth of the falcon eye. I had to look, then look again to make sure it wasn't real. ;)

Keep it up!

~bjs1990peregrine
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Queenofdragins Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutly stunning!
And you can tell its a self-potrait,you can feel it <3
I love the emotion caught here too,the detials,the bg,you,the falcons,the color,all of it was well chosen and well laid out!
This is drop dead gorgeous!
Keep up the fantastic work hun :>
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I've rarely had luck with self-portraits, particularly the literal ones where I'm trying to show my actual face. It always ends up distorted in a way and I don't really like drawing myself, since if it looks inaccurate at all it really bothers me. I'm glad this one works. :D
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Queenofdragins Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Youre very welcome hun<3

Hmmm...they can be challenging,do you just do it from your head or use a mirror perse?
Ahhhh i see,well i believe you got this one really down,granted,you can even feel that in some ways you were satisfied with how you came out as well,Excellent job!:)
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I've done it both ways - using a mirror and also with a photo. I don't know, I swear I have 'anatomy blindness' regardless of how much I practice and study, I just can't 'see' anatomy properly. :(

But this self-portrait is different since I wasn't trying to capture my physical appearance, but rather a spiritual/emotional one. :) So it was quite relaxing and I didn't have to worry about "oh god is the nose right? I think the mouth is too narrow..."
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Queenofdragins Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Awwww well like i always say,practice makes perfect C:
But it takes time,im still taking life drawing classes *chuckles*

Hmm...its more spiritual if id say,and you can tell its really relaxing!Almost like doing this took stress off your shoulders C: I believe its the colors and expressions that are involved that give it that vibe :D
Ohh...maybe a little,but i think its still perfect as is <3
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teutelquessir Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
I love ATB.

Your work has evolved tremendously. Absolutely beautiful!
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, and thank you! :D
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I was passively introduced to them by a friend online, and 'accidentally' rediscovered them while listening to Delerium-related music on Pandora. I really am in love with Made of Glass - I may sound like a sap for saying this, but I can really relate with that song lately.
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teutelquessir Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
I've been relating to that song for the past year. :\
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zephyrwolfen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
This is so beautiful both for the meaning and for the execution! Wow!
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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zephyrwolfen Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
You deserve it so much! :clap:
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Sofera Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really amazingly good! You capture animal so amazinly!
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HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Oh man there's something about this that really tugs at my heartstrings... I couldnt' tell you what exactly it is, but I love it quite a bit.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: Absolutely stunning!! the piercing look of the falcon's eye :salute:
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KaterinaY Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
I like the colouring very much
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dawndelver Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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DarkestHorn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Very beautiful. I love those feathers.
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Imako-kun Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
As awesome as always, I really like those colors x3
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aiedail-guardian Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Omg, this pic reminds me of a few of my ocs! The pic is positively stunning too. Great job, keep it up!:D
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TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is...I don't know. Stunning? Glorious? Heartbreaking? Any and all. The textures are stunning and the colors perfect. The deep blue in the falcon's eye is a subtle flash. Wow. I am in awe. :heart:
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :blushes:
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NickCorbell Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
the colors and the falcons(?) in this are truly gorgeous.
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! The top one is a falcon, and the bottom is a hawk. :)
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NickCorbell Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
^___^
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Bearwood Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
This is beyond beautiful...I'm speechless really, it's so beautifully detailed, you are a truely inspiring artist ^_^
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
One of your best to date!
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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kdeln Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Writer
This is so stunning, Brenda. The blending of the figures and the beautiful, rich colours just bring it to life, but it's the expression that really captures me. Thoughtful, soulful, and a little sombre, it's a very haunting and intriguing face, and just draws me in to the story within it.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you felt emotion in the face - I really wanted to capture something there. I'm really glad I was able to work on this, as other projects have really been draining my creativity.
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White-Dragon-Fang Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful blue accent. I love how the hair melts into the falcon.
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rosegirouard Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
It's a very beautiful piece! You obviously put a lot of work into it. It was worth it!! Thank you!
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is so beautifull and so inspiring ;U; <3 I love your color choices and your anatomy on both humans, and birds is so good, keep up the good work
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I've always had trouble with human anatomy and I did the figure pretty much without reference, so it means a lot to me to hear that. :D
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome ^^ <3
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