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owl feather painting

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first time doing a painted feather. i had a lot of fun doing it. anyhow, this is part one of my uncle's birthday gift. i'm going to give it to him tomorrow when i go deer hunting. also, would anyone be interested in commissions of these? if so send me a note.

photo reference belongs to :iconfurlined:

close up of owl:[link]
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Image size
4000x3000px 3.01 MB
Shutter Speed
10/20 second
Focal Length
5 mm
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Date Taken
Nov 30, 1999, 12:00:00 AM
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MrNostalgia's avatar
wow this is beautiful
love the idea
your-friendly-nukes's avatar
thank you so much!

and thanks for the fav. :iconpringlesdanceplx:
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your-friendly-nukes's avatar
thanks! and thank you for the favs!
your-friendly-nukes's avatar
thank you! it means a lot to me! and thank you for the fav!
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TheCopperDragon2004's avatar
Beautiful work, especially for the first time painting on feathers. (I do as well, though I've never attempted something this detailed). Canada goose feather?
your-friendly-nukes's avatar
thank you! it really appreciated! i learned that i should have probably done something less detailed for the first time, because this gave me so many problems haha. and yes, they are canadian goose feathers. my mom lives near a pond and i went up there one day with a bag and picked up the feathers that were on the ground once the geese flew off. i wasn't sure what feathers are legal to have besides these ones.
TheCopperDragon2004's avatar
unfortunately, not many wild feathers are- it's best to stick to farm-raised type birds (such as the different types of chickens, geese, turkeys, ect), and any pet birds that are legal to own.

Try searching online for "heritage breed" turkey feathers- they come in many different colors and patterns, and often mimic the non-legal feathers of owls and hawks. (I buy mine on ebay when they have them)
your-friendly-nukes's avatar
thank you! this is actually very helpful, i appreciate it very much.
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