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Priestess by windfalcon Priestess by windfalcon
I woke up one morning with a vivid image in my mind, of a falcon perched on a length of billowing red fabric. As I drew, certain elements began to fall into place, such as the moon and leaves. Not sure where the flowers came from, but I feel they're important all the same.

What is she a priestess of? I'm not quite sure myself.

Watercolor and colored pencil on hot-press Fabriano, 5.5 X 10 inches
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:iconkaos-ninja9:
Kaos-Ninja9 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the color in this! Beautiful work!
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Was going through my faves and saw this again. I'm tellin ya woman, this could be your High Priestess card! There HAS to be a fantasy raptor tarot set from you. I COMMAND THEE! :heart:
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vsjohnson50 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
beautiful
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bjs1990peregrine Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've liked this for a long time and can see how things just fell in place here. I'm loving the almost-but-not-quite symmetry of the whole ordeal, especially the moon, flowers, and the positioning of the falcon. Very well done. The headdress is amazing.
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Stitchybird Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
The flowers look as if they are glowing! i love it.
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Stunning Piece!!!
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dragonarya7 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
I love the colours. This is a really lovely piece, definitely going in my collection.
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DCatz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Magnificent as always :) . I have to ask though, what about birds inspires you so much?
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catgirlhawaii Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
beautiful!
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:iconlykouros:
Lykouros Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful, the colors in this are so pretty :D Great job on the details and such, as well :) Very nice.
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gunslingergal Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Beautiful!
I love the light comeing from the flowers.
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HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Oh she is absolutely fantastic! Love the very heavy air of wisdom and knowing about her.. no idea how you pulled it off, but it's definitely there. And the glow to the flowers is fantastic.. I want to be whereever that room/wall is frankly...


And man I TOTALLY agree with Ang about the Tarot deck. I defintiely haven't seen anything even remotely in your style. It would be a breath of fresh air I think.
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ikarus-exe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it when cool images come out of dreams! My favorite kind of inspiration for art. :3
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:iconchatonrose:
ChatonRose Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The red is such a nice touch. :clap:
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toteZitrone Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, these flowers really seem to glow. Amazing.
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sory4lovin-you Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
omg, do you draw these by hand? they are absolutly ,,, more than amazing <3
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Eonity Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know, but you seemed to have made the falcon look older, which kind of gives it an air of wiseness (much like a wise old man). Combined with the other elements of the picture, both tangible and subtle, it makes a picture that suggests an air of mystique, emanating from the magic that is nature, surrounding and focusing on the falcon itself.

...maybe I'm thinking a bit too much into this, am I?
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meihua Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Lovely work!
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queenofairanddarness Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is lovely! I really wish that it had a story to go along with it now. :)

AEH
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AlexisAthene Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
This is amazing!!
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
I see you finally listened to the little fairy in your head that says to draw from your dreams ;)

This is just stunning the way you've framed her. She has such power, both nurturing, awe-inspiring, and fearful all at once! Those glowing flowers have to be my favorite part of this and I do hope you'll continue experimenting with the contrast effects. This is too lovely!:love:

You should totally do a tarot deck this way. I have yet to see one in this style or subject matter. It would have such great energy to it!
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SilverTail14 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
This is... This is just amazing. Everything. I stare at it for a 15 minutes now. It's just magical...
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zephyrwolfen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Amazing work - I love the way you've shown the light in this picture, it's just so soft and elegant! :love::heart::wow:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificent and mysterious... And the effect of the glowing flowers is just amazing.
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Gajko Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist
Awww... Glowing blossoms... And Gray of the falcon... Wonderful :)
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Demonica1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Beautiful....:)
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timzibrat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
This is so amazing..:jawdrop: Breathtakingly beautiful.. Everything fits together.. and those bright flowers.. Great!!
:woohoo:
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Saimain Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous! I love the flow of the composition, and the vivid contrast of colors against those ethereal glowing flowers. ^__^
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I've been trying to work more with contrast and shadows lately. This was a fun way to try different things out!
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FalconIV4 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Heh, tiercels tripping over her. I lol'd. Meh, a tiercel is my fav kinda falcon, though, maybe because it's more self-reflective (being a guy and all)... more like me tripping over her! :drool: :lol: Hey, tier's are falcons too!

Beautiful as always! I always love looking over the details of the beautiful bird, and every detail is such a treat... I almost think that falcon wants to ruffle all that glitter off'a her though, but I can't really see it in her expression. She looks good with it. :D
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not sure a real falcon wouldn't be too pleased with having jewelry, but I think she's a bit different :D
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WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Student Filmographer
Beautiful work as always!
The colors on this one really mold well together.

~Sykora
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Calliope-Jones Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
God, this one is so beautiful. Have I mentioned recently that I hate you?
:hug:
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahah :hug:
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EpineQueen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
This is a beautiful composition.
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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FalconofFire Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's so beautiful.
Everything about her speaks mystery and a faint hint of superior pride.
The glowing flowers are a nice touch.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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WarFalcon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG she is just GORGEOUS!!! And for some reason I get this image in my head of tiercels tripping all over themselves upon seeing her. She is just that gorgeous!
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahah thanks!
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Angelic-Madness Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Student General Artist
This is soo beautiful! I like it alot! :)
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Angelic-Madness Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Ryua Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It really does fit well, all those random, seemingly unconnected elements. I love the glow on those flowers.
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :) I think I also wanted an additional light source other than the moon, so everything wasn't backlit.
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ArticWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010   Traditional Artist
sooo gorgeous
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ArticWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
welcome
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whitekratoswolf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
things from dreams are the best inspiration ever. ^_^
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