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Protect Me by windfalcon Protect Me by windfalcon
Things have been a bit difficult lately. I started this painting after having a really, really upsetting day, and from the moment I started drawing to the second paint hit paper, it became such wonderful therapy - the type that can only come from art. This painting actually took a lot longer than usual, as I didn't want it to 'end,' but eventually it was complete, and now here it is.

The title comes from a desire I had on that day to just be protected. I just wanted to be curled up in a pair of strong wings and shielded from all the negativity and fear. I hope if any of you are feeling afraid or in pain, that this painting will give a bit of light and hope to you.


Watercolor and colored pencil on illustration board, 7.75 X 10.5 inches

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newboldworld Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Absolutely magnificent!    :-)
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MichaelJFan77 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
This is absolutely amazing! I love everything about it. The colors and the details are just so, so beautiful! <3
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LizzyRTY Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
A friend showed it to me and I have to admit. It is absolutely lovely <3
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niekie40 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 20, 2018
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Deserves an DD
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Priceless...
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018


Enchanting.
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marijeberting Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018
Brilliant work Brenda
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so incredibly touching. :heart:
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:iconthepainteddog:
ThePaintedDog Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Omg this is so beautiful. I love the pose and colors. 
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MrPhysisThePen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks so beautiful
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:iconsmartstocks:
Smartstocks Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
"I'll look after you" 
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SusanneG Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Great choice of colors too.
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jeffdufour Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
So very nice and your thoughts behind it are peaceful. Thank you for sharing this.
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theGrayStray Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh dear, those colors @_@ This is simply lovely! To make such a warm, lovely thing on a bad day, I truly admire you :)
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Snakebird9 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible. You are seriously talented, and I hope to be able to draw like you one day.
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DropKickEngine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I'm happy for your Mary Sue piece because it led me to this. :D
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Snakebird9 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It led me too.
(I remember that thing from a long time ago.)
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suziewinkler Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Hi Breanda,  This Painting is so FABULOUS!... The colors are AWESOME, The EMOTIONS are real...  It truly is a "MAGICAL" piece... I love your Falcons, they are so enchanting!... 💚 💛 💗 ♥️ 
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:iconfabeltier:
Fabeltier Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
This is incredible beautiful - those colours... very well done!
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Clawpotter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
Buttiful
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GabiWieczorek Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice scene.
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12CArt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful Work, ..... It Took Me A Second To Realize The Presence Of The Protected Fledgling, Which Serves To Make This An Even More Enduring Piece, .....

Applaud fella (Reactions) 
BRAVO ! ! !
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Snakebird9 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why Do You Make Every Word Capitalized In The Beginning?
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drakeo1903 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Your work has gotten even better! Amazing!!
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:iconanjeff:
anjeff Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, how can so many colors have meshed so beautifully in a single image? Needless to say, this is breathtaking.
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:iconjustneus:
JustNeus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It is lovely :heart:
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RobintheNerd Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Its so Beautiful
I love the colors and the feathers and the wings, all of it:) 
Do you do tutorials on wings? I love how realistic they look
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Literateparakeet Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Wow!  I love this.
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous...in every way...a masterpiece!:iconedgeybowplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
Wonderful comment, too..I can totally relate with such a feeling,and try to express in ART...no Art without heart...:iconburningheartplz:
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ChovexaniArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this.. my little green bird Gunny passed away last week so seeing the pretty greed bird held safe and comforted is .. reassuring somehow? 


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AmethystNightshade11 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is beautiful on so many levels!
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UnbridledMuse Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! this is gorgeous!
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Unravellled Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Dear Brenda,

the most precious things derive from those most painful and harsh...
This image is an example...

I used it as a profile pic on FB but put your name and linked your gallery along with it.
I hope you don't mind it, but if I;m wrong, please forgive me and contact me and I'll remove it.

Thank you for sharing your exquisite talents.

Best wishes!
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aujourdhuidemain Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superbe ! 
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spocha Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, everything about this painting is just... The emotion, the clean shapes and subtle stylisation. And how you used, like, all the colours in the world without making it look garish. <3
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lacy-jo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm inspired. :) I love the warmth. It's special.
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XWhiteWolfv Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This makes me feel very relaxed and at peace :) 
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AzureMischief Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. Wonderful therapy that brings wonderful results, indeed. :) Love how the whole piece turned out, love every detail, and the comment.
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G-SJ Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! Love all the colours and feeling in it
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alvringer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. Art can be such a good therapy :) This is very beautiful and relaxing to look at. The colours and detail on the feathers are amazing. 
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bailmint Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning! I was the blonde girl that was at your panel at FTM :3, I knew it was you because I saw the little falcon doodles on the whiteboard. I got lost during your 'math lesson' though o-o.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahah the math lesson during the mat cutting demonstration!  Sorry! I tried to keep it simple but mat cutting math is the sort of stuff that's hard to explain on a whiteboard - it's easier when you have a visual and are working through the math yourself.
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Lenoa-of-Elacas Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This entire picture is gorgeous. The lighting, the colors. I always love traditional media pictures like this.
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MovieLover8Jurassic4 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Writer
Do you do point commissions?
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
No, I'm sorry, I don't. :)
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MovieLover8Jurassic4 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Writer
Wonderful. Reminds me of Jesus. So awesome. I can deffinatley feel the emotion from this painting. So lovely!
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Rinny-Roo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow... this is so beautiful and touching. Thank you so much for sharing this. <3
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LuckySpirit14 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 8, 2015
This is absolutely beautiful! I love it!Heart Heart

Tackling hug Hug hugs to you!
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Heavenel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
wuuuuuuuw, I really loves details on wings! :3
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