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Shadow of the Forest by windfalcon Shadow of the Forest by windfalcon
You know what birds are completely mind-blowingly awesome?  Harpy Eagles.  These eagles hunt in the thick rainforests of South America and their giant talons are strong enough to crush the skulls of monkeys.  MONKEYS.  They also have these deep, dark eyes set in a pale gray face which makes them look even more badass, and then, of course, that majestic crest. 

The Harpy Eagle.  Boss of the Rainforest.

Acrylic on two turkey feathers.
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MiniSteveK Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
This looks beautiful and incredible.
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CocoPuffsIsTaiwan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh~ I want one~
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Emakura Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MY FAVORITE BIRD EVER! I knew as soon as I saw this what bird it was! I never get to see people who know of these magnificent birds! So it's wonderful to see!

Love the beauty of this and your description for it.

MUCH love <3 
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Grays-raptor-flock Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Gorgeous painting!! 


They certainly are mind-blowingly awesome!  :D 

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Nilfea Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student
This looks rly beautiful *A*

Have you ever drawn the eurasian eagle owl? (didn't find from you gallery that's why I'm asking, sry if I'm bothering you~ >u<)
It's my current favorite bird atm =w= They look epic xD
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Sky-C Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Oooh, the harpy eagle is one of my favorite birds of prey! Beautiful painting :clap:!!  
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Angelic1994Demon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous. It takes a lot of skill to paint on a feather. I tried it once and it just did NOT work. The feather wanted to curl up and it just frustrated me.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
The trick is to spray it with fixative beforehand :3  and for your first layer of paint, use a really watered down layer so when it dries, it 'glues' the vane together.
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DubbyLuvsYoPugs Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
your art work is beautiful!!! it takes alot of practice to get that good! keep up the amazing work!
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RainMoon11 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!!
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