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I bought a new shade of pink paint and decided it would look good on a phoenix :d Yes, I have weird reasonings for buying/using art supplies.

This has some really awesome metallic gold and silver pigments on it, but sadly it gets lost in the scan.

Acrylic on turkey feathers.
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KiteTheKnight Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
man how do you draw on turkey feathers
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sentientmaster Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its brilliant, do you do anything to the feathers first before painting on them, ie, a wash of pva, marvelous
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Woops, I never replied to this! Yes, actually, PVA is exactly what I use :) But I only use it to connect the two (or in this case, three) feathers together. I spray the feathers with fixative to help keep the vane from coming apart, but mostly it's just a thin layer of acrylic where my subject will be to act as a 'glue'.
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MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow
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mumblingRain Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the smoke!
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animepegasus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
The lighting makes it look like it can fly off of those feathers any moment
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Kintupsi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the illusion of depth created by your choice of colors. :P The secondary light source is a nice touch.
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Sometimes I worry that I abuse the whole secondary light source (because I use it a lot in my feathers), but I really think it helps the figure pop.
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Kintupsi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it certainly works! :)
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FenrisxWolf Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting!! The fact it's on a feather just makes even more amazing >< :love:
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BreakfastMunkii Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What a brilliant idea and very well executed... I am so impressed by this!
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Icedragon300 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
That looks very cool. :)
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible!
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OdeliaToder Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
wow.
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AmyMarieArt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Wonderful work! :)
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fetherhd Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lovely Phoenix!! I don't see much art of this mythical creature that I like...but I like this one!
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Egreonna Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! I like its pose here; it really looks like it's unfolding, hatching almost.
How do you attach the feathers together? And how on earth do you blend using such a thin layer of paint? I'd love to try feather painting, but acrylics frustrate me.
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WarFalcon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Phoenixes FTW!
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AcrylicEagle Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Ah, scanners. Color-thieves is what they are!
It's gorgeous, anyhow. Your stuff always makes me jealous... and makes me want to go out and buy a thing of feathers, lol.
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ImagineCorgis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, your art is breathtaking :omg:
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CrossbowROoF Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Gorgeous. Beautiful colors and expression.
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Jessu-poni Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your feather art is so amazing ! How can you even paint on such a small thing as a feather?
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's not too hard - you just put a thin layer of acrylic on and it 'seals' the feather together.
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Jessu-poni Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uuuu.. so that's how it works... too bad I'm not so good in painting with acrylics... :p
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PeterStringer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
These are amazing! How on earth do you paint on such a delicate surface as a feather? In any case this is really great work.
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
See my response to the above poster here - [link]
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PeterStringer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ah ok that makes sense, thanks for the link.
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keight Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Lovely, Brenda.
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Anderon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's so pretty!
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LaughingHeron Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this one for some reason, I think its the contrast between the feathers and the phoenix. Its got some great colors too!
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I tried to do something different both in color and pose. I notice a lot of my birds have the same head pose/expression :[
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LaughingHeron Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its easy to fall into a habit like that I know do that a lot if I'm not careful.
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