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Ritual by windfalcon Ritual by windfalcon
High in the twisting branches of the deepest forest, a figure spreads her wings over a collection of the most sacred gatherings of the forest. Hidden within the bowl, only her eyes know what they are. Perhaps she will share her secrets...

I had so much fun painting Haunted Pause that I just had to do another in the same style and format! This isn't any specific raptor species in particular, though if anything I'd say it's a bit of red-tail and immature northern goshawk.

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Watercolor on illustration board, 8X10 inches
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:iconsagekorppi:
SageKorppi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You did that with TISSUE PAPER???
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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:iconbaneeden:
BaneEden Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really nice:heart:
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chibimoondust2 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Beautiful!
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ToreaLuxuti Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
wow! magic
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drakonaria Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I totally love it. It lookes like European buzzard (buteo buteo).
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Mollinda Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
This has been featured [link] :peace:
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Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
very lovely!!! just amazing detail!!
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
OH my god i love this so much ;; <33 the colors are amazing <33
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Holsmetree Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woo. Now this is just sweet. :D
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Xeohe Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... it's sooo good! XD

(It reminds me of my pet chicken! :D But your painting looks way cooler than him! XP)
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xia0ting Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
omgahhd~ this is absolutely gorgeouss! :heart:
your skills are to die for! so very talented!
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TheWingedShadow Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A hawk druid.
A great idea. I love the head adornments.
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Kulingile Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I ... there are no words. I'm taken aback. o.o; *adds to favourites, immersed in detail*
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electric-ace Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautiful shaman!! You draw such great realism with your fantasy.
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Eonity Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What I love most about this is all the jewelery on the right and the mystical writings on the pot; all these helps suggests the mystical beauty and elements of the picture.
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MetalMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Beuatiful work. I love all the delicious browns in her feathers. :aww:
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Vulkanette Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Beautiful!
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LauraGarabedian Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured this in my journal toayd :)
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Star-Rice Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.O.O.

Why do you paint so GOOOD!
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ViolaLover03 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
I love the detail in the feathering! It's amazingly detailed for watercolor :)
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FalconofFire Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see something like the Triskelle symbol.
If you have no idea than the Air symbol form avatar the last airbender.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I know what the Triskele is :3 (and it was intentional)
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FalconofFire Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love people who have knowledge.
btw its not like some random is going to draw that symbol never having seen it before. except me... very weird i was going to use it as a symbol in my book and one day while looking through norse-themed jewelry (don't ask why) i found it.
WEIRD!!

oh well.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful earth and leaf colors!
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ikarus-exe Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gaaah, I want to learn how to use watercolors the way you do! +_+ And wiiiiings.... -drool-
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Gorgous!!!
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Ysee Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Very good image, the anatomy of the hawk is impressive. The colours are perfect.
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
good illustration work !
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zephyrwolfen Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
This is utterly gorgeous - those feathers truly take my breath away, and the detail of the background and the headdress is just amazing :love::heart::clap:
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
So cool. I love the atmosphere in your paintings.
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EpineQueen Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Beautiful. I love the details in the wood.
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queenofairanddarness Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This turned out wonderfully. I really like how the image interacts with the frame, emerging from it at points. Your detail work is wonderful. And I really like the colors in this one.

Adrien Etienne
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LauraGarabedian Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
OH! Beautiful! This is definitely my favorite of your pieces so far. :hug:
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KingGiantess Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So much detail! The face is what catches my eye especially.
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Perfect :)
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Gajko Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist
Love the leafs and wing... ;)
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Avianmaster Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite intriguing... And a wonderful job on the raptor.
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:iconmissato:
misSato Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student Photographer
so great painting. I stare at it the whole time O.O
Amazing...
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animelover145 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
It's beatiful, i especialy like the way some parts of te three and de bird are coming outside the box.

~Desiree (is sorry for her terrible english)
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Oroddraug Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful. I just love art done of birds of prey! So, so lovely. <3
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Saimain Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Beautiful...your talent with watercolors continues to amaze me. I love that headdress of hers! :D
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meihua Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Amazing, as usual :heart: Certainly looks like a red tail from the tail :XD:
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
COOL!
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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SageKorppi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SO gorgeous!!! :O
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D I really enjoy doing these 'breaking out of the border' paintings with a muted palette.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Prints prints, I want prints! =D

You continue to amaze me with your work, I LOVE this piece! I love all the hangy leafy stuff, and the headdress you designed for the bird. And what's especially nice about fantasy work like this is that you don't over stylize the bird to the point of it looking toony, fake or anatomically incorrect. It looks like something you could tumbled upon in the woods, albeit with great surprise what with the set-up. ^^ Well done!
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SageKorppi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I second this! PRINTS!!
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
lol prints will be available soon!
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