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Peregrine Falcon - Study by windfalcon Peregrine Falcon - Study by windfalcon
This was a quick painting I did as a study for the peregrine falcon for an upcoming thesis painting. It also turned into a study for pigeons, which are incredibly fun to paint.

Watercolor and white gouache on cold-press Arches watercolor paper, 8X10 inches
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5921003608 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Awesome falcon. Also, i like the way you draw pigeons
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
very nice ! a bit reminiscent, i think, of Tunnicliffe's illustration style.
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Another stunningly magnificent piece. 
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Scared2dream Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015   General Artist
DAAAAIIIIIV BAAAMB!

...Seriously, all joking aside: I love your drawing, love the bird, and love your dynamics!
:)

Happy Earth Day!
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahah FLY COOS, FLY
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Megaalonflamefirmed Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
My favorite bird
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TalonWolfG5 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeeeeee!!! xD i love falcons!!! <3 my mose favorite bird of prey! wish i could be one... :D
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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
oh love the angle
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kathebat11 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
FALCON: myarrrr!
PIGEON: oh sheet!
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euphoria64 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
My favorite animal!
Very agile and rapid.
Nice art, too.
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
NICE!!!
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SKrieck Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
My fav bird <3
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EmbryH Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Gorgeous. I love Peregrines <3
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Night-Owl8 Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
That's quite a scene. It really gives an impression of that one fleeting moment, and the peregrine being in a completely different league to those pigeons. Beautiful ^^
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Tallest-Ariva Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks so awesome. Peregrines are my favorite birds. I like it how they can knock an entire goose out of the air. Then they eat it. ^.^ It's so cute.
Anyway, I like the pigeons here. Very common scenerio, I'm sure.
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Iyadaethras Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's wonderful and truly beautiful! Peregrine falcons have always been my favorite bird along with red-tailed hawks. That's why when I liked the show Beast Wars Transformers and one of the characters' beast modes was a peregrine, I totally freaked out :XD: lol Awesome job.
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Marker-Guru Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
HAHA! the pigeons "oshit" expression is awesome XD

Another masterpiece! I love the falcons face! its so perfect and focused :D
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The poor pigeon was probably thinking of bread and then OH THERE'S A FALCON. Barreling towards its head.

Not a good end to your day. D:
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Marker-Guru Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
End the day? what about ending your life? XD
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LovelyLadyGray Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely job on this watercolor painting. Must try to draw birds realistically again. The movement is just awesome!
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TNHawke Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Nice!
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meihua Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
beautiful! I tried drawing a peregrine falcon last year... the feather pattern was incredibly frustrating
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is incredibly beautiful... the softness of the feathers is perfectly captured, without being too static as far as details are concerned.

It works quite well as a quick study, as it shows the bird in action with appropriate detailing, etc. Nice that you could include a bit of action, too! So it serves both purposes (study/finished art) perfectly.

Gah, I hope that made sense... :ohnoes:
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faile35 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! =D
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist

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:iconemptyspaceplz::love: This is really gorgeous... :love:
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KaidensLady Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Student Writer
Wow, stunning artwork. You planning on putting your Thesis ones on here later too? I'm rather curious to see how they will turn out.

I've alays loved Peregrine Falcons but have never had the fortune to see one, living in Canada and Australia. So it's always nice to see lovely artworks of one of my favourite birds of prey.

It i very wonderful though, it almost seems to flow. The poor pidgeon in the corner looks like it's about to have a heart attack or something. Very lovely, realistic but at the same time some what sureal and magnificent.
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waryfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay *cough* Now that my brain can string together sentences while I look at this I return to comment properly. *sheepish*

First, I adore falcons, especially Peregrines. They will always hold a special place in my heart. :heart: :boogie: And this Peregrine is amazingly captured. The feathers, the intensity. It's brilliant. My eyes are drawn right to the eye and beak.

Second your use of colour is incredible, and you manage to show the extra colours on the pigeon without getting the eye lost in them. All in all gorgeous colour work.

Third. The sheer amount of expression you managed on both birdy faces. From the utter intensity of the falcon to the "HOSHOOT" of the pigeon. It makes me giggle so.

All in all a lovely, lovely work! :clap: :faint:
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KingGiantess Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Fly, little pidgeon, flyyyyy!

Great work, I love the soft colours and detail on those wings!
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HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Coo Ooo Coo Oooh crap lol lol again

I love the bright colors in this one.. they just pop against all the primarily gray tones in this.. lvoely!
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, I love your commentary. "Coooo coooo OH NOES :ohnoes:"
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HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
*grin* Well that's why they were saying.. they told me so lol
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ChatonRose Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the pigeon feathers. Lovely!
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
ehehe I can't help but imagine poor Flamingo being the slow one that gets caught. I miss our Checkers pigeons:(

I must say your attention to the falcon is always that much more focused. I can tell you love your subject with other birds, but the falcon is your favorite. They always come out awesome no matter what. The attention to lighting on the feathers is especially lovely here:) Your studies are becoming little masterpieces in and of themselves.
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Calicolupe Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
I saw an immature peregrine fly over and pluck a mockingbird straight out of the air. It looked like the peregrine was just floating along, out on a stroll, even though the mockingbird was in mad flight. It was quite thrilling. XD

He wound up taking his kill over to a building nearby to eat. It was pretty awesome.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That sounds like it was a treat to watch. They really are unmatched when it comes to hunting birds in flight.
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Malbi88 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
exquisite
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IceFlame1019 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow o-o this is awesome

I need to learn how to draw peregrines for my graphic novel but I can't find any good sources X_X
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Star-Rice Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, it shows the perigrine very well. I could imaging a real one diving in on some unsuspecting pigeon like this. They look dumbfounded and panicy. Such as I would be if I was to be bombed by a huge bird that was looking to eat me, and with such sharp talons too.
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WarFalcon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! I agree with another poster though in the sense, that I think the peregrine is locked onto a target other than that pigeon, probably another pigeon at a slightly lower altitude. Anyhow, looks like this peregrine will show some pigeon who is "Top Gun" around here.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It may be the eye, though keep in mind since falcons' eyes are so dark, you can't see the pupil, and thus to our perception it looks like they could be 'looking' anywhere. That in mind, falcons cannot really move their eyeballs, so they must move their heads in order to change their direction of vision.
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WarFalcon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That explains it... OMG I MUST BE A FREAK OF NATURE!!! I can move MY eyes... @_@ Guess I am the only falcon that can...
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Masasasaki Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
This is awesome! Great work!
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Jillianimal Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Student Photographer
Great work, specially with the coloring :]
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petrichild Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
I love peregrine falcons. I must have done, like, 6 papers on 'em so far.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:rofl: Same here, actually. I think my teachers were fed up with them.
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petrichild Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
I made sure to limit it to one or two a year, though...
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petrichild Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
I love peregrine falcons. I must have done, like, 6 papers on 'em so far.
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sns95 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
this is stunning... the poor pigeons look like they expect to be eaten or something... the peregrine looks too focused on something below him though... perhaps a squirrel?
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onichan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
uh, he looks pretty damned focused on that pigeon whose throat he's milliseconds away from splitting open with his razor sharp beak.
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sns95 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
*raises one eyebrow*
I already had this discussion with the artist, thanks for the pointer though.
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