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Decorah Eagle Mom

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By Nambroth   |   
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While I am working lately I have had the Decorah Eagle Cam ([link]) up, instead of music. This year the video quality is just superb and allows me to get to know these great birds better and observe them in great detail. Not to mention that the person manning the PTZ camera is just great!

I have been doing a lot of little 'life' sketches of the eagles and their poses and expressions in the margins of my work and while paint dries, that sort of thing.
This painting started like that, but I was really taken with the morning light several days ago and the lovely blue shadows it was casting. Using a few of my sketches, a few screenshots, and lots of lovely life observation I have worked on this in-between other projects.

Then Corel Painter (the art program I use to paint digitally) crashed not once... but twice. The second time that I lost several hours of work (I do save frequently but it was corrupting files...) I gave up, and here it is, somewhat unfinished.

This is the female eagle as she sits on the nest (at the time, two chicks and one egg).

I am toying with the idea of making prints ) if I can afford it, and then donating half of any proceeds to the Raptor Resource Project (the people that run the cam. :)

Painted in Corel Painter, mostly Oil Pastels and RealBristle brushes. (using traditional methods)
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Love this picture and would love to make myself a cross stitch pattern to work.  Eagles, horses and wolves my most favorite.  An 81 so don't like to make large patterns any more. 

May I have your permission to make a pattern for myself.

Thanks, Ruth
Wyld-Art-Photography's avatar
Fantastic artwork!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Myuutsuu85's avatar
that is an awesome perspective. Great work
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DeathSithHobbyist Photographer
love it
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nightwindwolf95Hobbyist General Artist
I'm absolutely amazed with this pic. The eagle always looks so noble. :)
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Isn't she just beautiful?
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This is Amy from the Raptor Resource Project (the cam people). This is gorgeous. Contact me if you are interested in making prints.
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NambrothProfessional General Artist
Hi Amy, how wonderful! I'd love to. I hope you will see this but I am not sure how to best contact you. If you can comment here or email me, I'd appreciate it! Best wishes!
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What a beauty! :heart: I love all the details and colors you put there.
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VaejounProfessional Traditional Artist
wonderfully rendered
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BluenighttigerStudent Digital Artist
The details are incredible, I thought at first it was a photo til I started looking more closely!
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RabidTurkeyHobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember watching the eagle cam. :)
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SaitouuRyuujiStudent Traditional Artist
Wow you're artwork looks so realistic that it looks like photographs whenever i look at your gallery. This is by far my most favorite that you've drawn. I simply love it. Love the blending and such. :D don't know what more I can say other than it's amazing, breathtaking and awe inspiring.
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friggin awesome
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LupusAzulliStudent Digital Artist
She says, "Oh yes, I see you too." O.=.O
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Wow, I just started watching them and I was suprised to see your paintring of the same ones xD
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InvisibleCatfishHobbyist General Artist
Been watching these guys for a while now. The babies have gotten so big!
Excellent painting. :D
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I am very attached to the Raptor Resource Project too. Almost had a heart attack when it snowed. I love that you captured the essence of the eagle. GOOD JOB!!!!
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ZekkentakStudent General Artist
Fantastic.. :omfg:
For one moment, I thought it was a real photo.. o.O
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He's Exquisite!!!
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mydigitalmindHobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured as one of #Birds-Club's top art submissions for the month of April. :thumbsup:

You can find the article here: [link]
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This is amazing. I am an Eagle watcher too. Thanks for sharing.
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