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Inktober DAY 10 by ElbenherzArt Inktober DAY 10 by ElbenherzArt

Secretary Bird
Population: I just found a number for the males which is around 6700 individuals. 
Status: Vulnerable
Population trend: Rapid declining

"The secretarybird or secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is a very large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Saharan region. Although the species may benefit from deforestation, such positive effects may be outweighed by the negative impacts of spreading cultivation and urbanisation. The excessive burning of grasslands may suppress populations of prey species, whilst the intensive grazing of livestock is also degrading otherwise suitable habitat. Disturbance by humans, most often herders, is likely to negatively affect breeding. The species is captured and traded in apparently small numbers; however, it is unknown how many die in captivity and transit. Direct hunting and nest-raiding for other uses and indiscriminate poisoning at waterholes are also threats."
Source: WWF

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I decided to dedicate this years inktober mostly to endangered, extinct or enslaved animal species. 
In November I'll sell some of the originals to raise money for local animal shelters. <3

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Such a beautiful creature. My heart bleeds to know we'll probably loose it as well, if nothing happens. We don't own this earth, and yet we behave like nothing else but us matters. We are ignorant for the gift of life and the environment we are part of. Please...throw your trash in the garbage, reduce plastic and consumption to what you really need, eat concisously, know where your food comes from. It makes a difference. We can do so much, if just everyone of us does SOMETHING and is aware. Please write in the comments what you are doing to protect our environment and animals. :) I'd love to hear.

I used a very fine pen for this drawing since I didn't want deep shadows or bold lines this time. Fine lines, for a delicate bird. :)

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DasTenna Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017
Ich bewundere immer wieder die Kraft, die in deinen Zeichnungen ruht. Ich mag monochrome Bilder mit farblichen "Highlights".
Auch wünsche ich dir, viele Käufer*innen zu finden - wobei das nicht schwer sein dürfte =D
Ich persönlich tue, was ich tun kann: Werfe Müll nicht achtlos fort, produziere so wenig Müll wie möglich, nutze nur im absoluten Notfall Plastiktüten im Supermarkt (in der Regel nehme ich eine Stofftasche mit), esse vegetarisch/fast vegan (aber kaum Soja), konsumiere wenig und kaufe nur, was ich wirklich brauche bzw. was mir wirklich etwas bedeutet, lehre mein Kind und dessen Freund*innen Achtung vor anderen Lebewesen. Es sind kleine Dinge, aber ich bin ja auch nur ein kleines Licht.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, vielen lieben Dank. Das freut mich so sehr. :D 
Ob ich tatsächlich Abnehmer finde für die Original wird sich zeigen. Den meisten Leuten sind Original Artworks zu teuer. Was verständlich ist. 

Finde ich super was du alles machst. Ich bin selbst vegan seit einem Jahr und kaufe auch nur Sachen, die ich wirklich brauche. 
Wenn jeder nur was kleines machen würde, könnten wir schon viel bewegen. Nur leider ist die Mehrheit der Menschheit furchtbar ignorant und denkt nur an sich. :/
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October 14, 2017
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HTC
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HTC One mini 2
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F/2.2
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4 mm
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Oct 10, 2017, 2:55:26 PM
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