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Great Blue Heron - Feather by windfalcon Great Blue Heron - Feather by windfalcon
A bird that I don't believe I've ever painted before! Great blue herons are marvelous birds, with lovely colors and all sorts of cool feathers.

I am reminded over and over how hard it is to scan blues accurately, especially when you have a bit of purple mixed in *sigh*. Even Photoshop couldn't help me this time.


Acrylic on turkey tail feather
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:iconseffykoepsel:
seffykoepsel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
freaking awesome!

wondering if you sell these at all?
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I do!  I take painted feather commissions, and you can find examples and prices here - www.falconmoon.com/commissions… a single tail feather painting like this is $125.
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seffykoepsel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome. well I will definitely buy one when I have the money saved up for it. and as long as nothing happens that I need to use it for -_-
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Farzaan-Ab Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wwait dat is sooooo cool!
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zealot117 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
awesome work :D
really really beautiful
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puddenhead86wmrg Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Beautiful! My favorite bird.
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krazybyrdwoman Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Beautiful!
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Jazzcat-27 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such intricate design!
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:iconmickchet:
mickchet Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic, very interesting works!!
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NIGHTFURY18 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is really nice! I love it :heart: Where would I get turkey tail feathers? I'v been wanting to attempt something like this :)
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Amelinda5 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...just WOW!! these are amazing!! were did you get the idea to paint on feather? its a gr8 idea! =)
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PantherStar613 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing, herons are one of my favourite birds!
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:iconyurionna:
yurionna Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, WOW... I really like the idea of painting a bird on a feather. ^^
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Nightowl103 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist
omg that's... AMAZING!!! no other word for it.
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:iconcalicolupe:
Calicolupe Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
...Beautiful painting. Amazingly well captured image! I think it scanned fine, even if you had to work for it. ;3
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LuluDeathkisser Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Marvelous. Every time I see one of these feathers of yours I'm just amazed that something like that is possible and you kick butt doing it =D
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw thanks :3
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:iconluludeathkisser:
LuluDeathkisser Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome =)
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meihua Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
This is beautiful! The bird's body shape goes well with the shape of the feather :)
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I was happy when I was asked to paint a great blue heron, since their body shape is perfect for the long format of a turkey tail feather :D
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BHKoga127 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Very impressive. I think this looks awesome and would love to see more like it in the future.
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Sakura-Koi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
wow, very beautiful job, one of the most detailed paintings of a bird on a feather as far as ive seen!
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
;W; That is so beautiful omfg <33
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samspot8r8s Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
You have such talent! Whats it like painting on feathers?
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The surface is a surprisingly good 'canvas'. Imagine a traditional canvas, but with the weave only going one way (so instead of XXX it's ///).
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This turned out nice! I like how you transitioned everything into the feather.
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animepegasus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
it's incredible, as are all your other feather paintings
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:iconrcole67:
RCole67 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That's an incredible work. Love it! :)
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MartyDeath Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
AMAZING O.O
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PerfectSymmetryXx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Wow, that's just gorggeous!!
It's really amazing how you put all those details on such a limited place.
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Lirael01 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
wow!
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:iconforgether:
forgether Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
HOW
how do you do this D:
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Just like any other acrylic painting :3
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Raven-Panther Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
That. Is. Simply. Amazing. I have no more words.
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well thanks! :3
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:iconimcy:
imcy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woaa, awesome :)
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