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Secretary Bird

By darylferil
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The Secretary Bird. is a large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Sahara. The Secretary Bird is instantly recognizable as having an eagle-like body on crane-like legs.(wikipedia)

Second illustration for my BIRDS Series Project.
Software Used: Abobe Illustrator CS4
Working Time: 2-3 Hours

3rd Daily Deviation. Wow, totally unexpected for sure, since this work is a few weeks old. Never thought this was the reason my inbox got flooded by messages. Thank you for the suggesting & featuring this work. :)
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ifiwereaburger's avatar
goddamn this is awesome.
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NightshadeStudios's avatar
I'm not even sure if I could pinpoint why but I love it. Very, very nicely done!
Lucky-Puppy's avatar
I love secretary birds <3 |D Congrats on the DD
darylferil's avatar
Thanks.. :D
haven't seen one in real life though..
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catchy-arts's avatar
but in all seriousness this is some really outstanding work man.
catchy-arts's avatar
scientist's studies have shown that the bird is equal to or greater than the word
Fearless-Female's avatar
The colors are so perfect for this type of bird ^^ and I love how the pen flows gently and easily and and drips are very in sync for this type of pen work! ^^ instant fave!
C-4--Foxtrot's avatar
i love the drippy, inky look to it. and congrats on the DD you deserved it! :)
whatthe68's avatar
theres a woman in it
Neilss1's avatar
Amazing I love it!!
MinervaGem's avatar
wow, this is a great vector! :D

Am I the only one that sees a woman's head & shoulders in between the birds?
darylferil's avatar
such an observant.. :D
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juiceinthedark's avatar
DIG!...brilliant piece
sushihase's avatar
very nice work <3
TedTonkin's avatar
This is really awesome. So organic in its graphic-ness.
Blacksand459's avatar
Love this!!! Congrats on the well-deserved DD!! B-)
IJMN's avatar
great job :clap:
CheshirelCatt's avatar
That is soooo cool! Love it!
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