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Inktober DAY 12 by ElbenherzArt Inktober DAY 12 by ElbenherzArt

Saker falcon

Population: Around 12.000
Status: Endangered
Population status: Declining

"The saker falcon (Falco cherrug) is a large species of falcon. This species breeds from eastern Europe eastwards across Asia to Manchuria. It is mainly migratory except in the southernmost parts of its range, wintering in Ethiopia, the Arabian peninsula, northern Pakistan and western China. This species has been uplisted to Endangered because a revised population trend analysis indicates that it may be undergoing a very rapid decline. This negative trend is a result of a range of anthropogenic factors including electrocution on power lines, unsustainable capture for the falconry trade, as well as habitat degradation and the impacts of agrochemicals, and the rate of decline appears to be particularly severe in the species's central Asian breeding grounds."
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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ElenaZambelli Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So nice! Is that gold leaf or golden ink?
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
It's a powder that gets liquid with water and can be used like paint.
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ElenaZambelli Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'll look for it - I'm curious to try (water as solvent? Wow)
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It's the closest to gold leaf I could find. Gold leaf is just too expensive to use it for such quick drawings. D: But this works pretty well and looks good too. 
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spoopcookie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
This is absolutely breathtaking 
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :) Glad you like it!
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