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Bald Eagle Portrait by Nambroth Bald Eagle Portrait by Nambroth
I have had this lovely turkey feather for some time, but struggled a bit with subject matter. The lovely barring and dark color meant that a dark or brown colored subject would not contrast well with the feather. In the end I decided to paint a bald eagle. These birds have an immense fierce pride to them, but at the same time I also know how goofy looking fish eagles can be. I hope I captured a bit of both in this painting!

Acrylic on 2" x 8.5" Eastern Wild Turkey tail covert feather.



I get a lot of questions about my painted feathers (yes. it's real paint on a real feather!)-- this link should explain it all! [link]


EDIT: Wow, thank you so much for the DD! Since I am now getting a lot of questions: yes! This is a real feather. It is possible to paint on them with care. To learn how I do it, please see the link above! :)
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=Nambroth's skill and patience with the craft of feather-painting is shown here in Bald Eagle Portrait, as well as many other delightful specimens that can be found in the artist's gallery. ( Suggested by Hellobaby and Featured by snowmask )
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RMTonieta Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Wonderful work :)
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Peiridae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is...incredible!!! I don't even know how you do it, but my explanation is magic. xD Just fantastically done!!!
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KiyiyaTheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! :jawdrop: that is amazing!!
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mad4dragons Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
holy crap!
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Joyce82Alvarado Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
omg i would so love to get one or ur art work of the great majestic eagle :D
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NorthernLights78 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just simply amazing!
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Vitavaleaglewolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I really love your eagle paintings!!! <3 <3
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Shidnade Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Awesome *0* ...
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Kasandra244 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
a great idea!
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Irish-Mist Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
I commend your artistic brillance to do something like this! Wow! Stunning doesn't begin to describe it! I live in South Africa & over the Easter holidays, visited Kruger National Park with my family. We had a wonderful day of viewing animals & were fortunate to see so many of them, mostly right by the roadside. We saw a Fish Eagle sitting on a tree stump and also another kind of large eagle ~ we were right next to the tree it was in, looking up at it. I would love to see what you could do after a visit to Kruger with your talent! Please keep on giving the world the gift of your awesome talent. Blessed be & thank you for making the world brighter!
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Nambroth Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you for all of your kind comments, they've really touched me! :)
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flegiar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
wow....how can you picture in feathers????
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flegiar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
wow....how can you picture in feathers????
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flegiar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
wow....how can you picture in feathers????
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Jeneralissimus Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Love this!
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Rat-Pack23 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy Flipping Cow. I was completely convinced that this was a digital painting or something and then I read the description and my jaw slowly dropped. Stunning. Obvious fave! And if it's not too much bother I was wondering how long it took you to do this?...oh and congrats on your DD! You completely deserved it lol :clap:
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
I regret I don't remember... I painted this one last year. Probably a few days worth of work? :) Thanks!
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GodsOnVacation Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
I saw is one ago lol congratz on the dd
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herm43506 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Simply amazing piece of work! I agree the turkey and Bald Eagle both have have an immense fierce pride to them, you summed up their look in three words, and it is amazing!

I love the medium, attached to flying and birds in general, it would be even more fascinating with an eagle feather, but that would be almost a shame to paint one of those, not to mention, I think that may be illegal, but I may be wrong....

BRAVO!
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Alas, for me in the USA it would be illegal. It's a neat idea though. Thanks!
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eldestmuse Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
This is wonderful! I'm very impressed by what you managed to do. What size brush did you have to use for this?
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
I think I used a size 1 or size 0 brush. :)
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raptor-painter15 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's got to be very painstaking to paint with such detail on a feather! :O You have much patience!
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Amber-EyedSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
:O That's just amazing! I can't imagine how difficult it must be to paint like that on a feather.
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PotatoBurger Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
wow, thats AMAZING!
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FlashyFashionFraud Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Writer
Stunning!!
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, congrats on the DD! I recognized this as soon as I saw it among the DDs :D Definitely a stunning eagle.
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meihua Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Congratulations! You've been featured here and here :)
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clippys Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
very nice
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LANDIKA Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
cool!!
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akatsukimember12 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
OH I'VE SEEN THESE BE4 THEY R AWESOME!how do u makem?
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student Writer
Beautiful.
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CamelliaSinensis Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Oh...wow. Wow. That's gorgeous. :heart:
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spyder-tee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous
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jerolamo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
wow. that is impressive.
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red--indigo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Simply amazing. I am gonna have to give this a go some time. Awesome stuff.
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Wednesdaydreamer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
wow, the whole process you go through just to get the paint on the feather is mindblowing, let alone it coming out looking good. needless to say, this is stunning. beautiful work :]
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akagoesmad Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Great work !!!!!!!
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Lissinater Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The best part is that its on a turkey feather, because Ben Franklin (i think) thought the Turkey would be a better mascot(?) than the bald eagle for America. XD

And this is a really cool idea- to paint on feathers.
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PhoenixHawke Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Love it.
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SaintIscariot Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
That is way cool! Excellent work :)
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karolvig Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
:wow: i didnt know was possible to paint on a feather and be so amazing like this, when i saw the first time i thought you had painted the feather too, that it was all a painting, when i read the description i realized itīs a feather painted on. Great!
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Fuzzyhair Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010   General Artist
:+fav: Whoa! This is SO cool, and totally wicked!! :lol:
:O It is very...mythical. And it looks like an optical illusion when you stare at it in a certain way. The position of where my most favourited animal ever created, "The American Bald Eagle" is very unique, why?
Because the way it is staring at you, and the parts of the bird that aren't painted and left out such as parts of it's skull as well as the body in left out, thus creating an illusion in which is shown as though the bird is inside another dimension of some sort, and staring right into this unusual world, and as well as your very soul. It's a very Very interesting piece..
Unique..I would LOVE to buy one!! :love:
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MayaSildaen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
wow that's just amazing!
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MayaSildaen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
wow that's just amazing!
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Kin-the-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
This is a very beautiful painting of a bold eagel on its own feather!!Its very amazing:D:D
I:heart:the details that you gave the eagle on its eyes and beak:D
Very amazing wor!!:thumbsup::meow:
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
its about time u got a DD for one of these:meow:
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Sachiaoitori Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student General Artist
That's awesome!
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renatadomagalska Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing
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Bjarka Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Impressive
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