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Golden eagle and Raven feather by Nambroth Golden eagle and Raven feather by Nambroth
A commission for Banshea two painted feathers; I wanted to represent, per commissioner's request; "The eagle is a bird that gets associated with
the sun, life, light, and masculinity, while the raven is associated with the moon, death, darkness, and femininity."

Painted with acrylics on two wild turkey secondary feathers. The golden eagle has a golden shimmer and the raven has an irredescent blue shimmer that look very pretty in person, but the scanner didn't pick it up. There are two cubic zirconias hand set in the feather sheaths.

For those interested, in the coming months I will probably start selling my feather paintings again; I've done this for years now but was unable to do it again until recently.
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Those are really beautiful! :rose:
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GypsySouled007 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Fantastic!
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Raven-Bones Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats amazing!!!
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:iconstarlightangel-wolf:
StarlightAngel-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty I could cry
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:iconmartydeath:
MartyDeath Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
woow! thats amazing! xD
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:iconinuso:
Inuso Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can i use these for a manip
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hi! Thank you for asking, but I must decline as my work is my only income source. Thanks for understanding. :)
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:iconinuso:
Inuso Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok thanks i understand
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:iconkimby05:
kimby05 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Wow!! This is amazing! i love your detail!
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:iconbuterscotchpudd:
buterscotchpudd Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
its soo pretty :3
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:iconkitteycat1010:
KitteyCat1010 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008   Writer
this is GODLY! I absolutely ADORE the way you made this
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:iconangelwalker:
angelwalker Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredibly beautiful. I always have a deep respect for those who can paint on feathers, let alone show that much thought and detail.
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shatteredxdreamer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
first i want to say that painting on feathers is very intersting. interesting isn't really the word i'm looking for though. it's amazing. idk...i'm having trouble coming up with the word i want. in any case, it's great, awesome, cool, amazing. something along those lines.

secondly, all your feather paintings are absolutely beautiful. the detail in each of them is astounding. i've never seen anything like it. keep up the amazing work!
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Okarnillart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Fantastic! <sigh> :)
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:iconjfcowboy:
JFCowboy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist
Amazing Detail! Really good work.
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:iconwolfarcher:
WolfArcher Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
This is brilliant. Might I put this on my website, linking it directly back to this entry?
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:icontailfeathrz:
Tailfeathrz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
This is so unique and beautiful. I've never seen anything like it, but I love it. Very nice work.
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dark-ranger-93 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
wow

just... amazing, totally ^^
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:iconaidenshield:
AidenShield Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
beautiful, how do you paint so well on these feathers? do you do something to them to make them more solid?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
If you're interested, I wrote up a journal entry on this :)
[link]
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AidenShield Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
thanks^^
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Joolissa Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Your feather paintings are absolutely wonderful! I love them. Do you use anything on them before or after you paint them? After seeing your work I really want to give it a try myself. It makes me want to run after the huge flock of geese outside screaming "Give me a feather!" Haha. Wonderful work!

I think this pair is my favorite of your feathers. I love the contrast between the two birds and how they go together so well. The posing is great and they're all around lovely! Splendid work!
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:iconzera24:
Zera24 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
i luv your art
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Bastetanku Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007   Traditional Artist
Much like Yin and Yang- Yin is light, life,masculinity,fire The sun while Yang is darkness, water, death, femininity (sp?) and Death. Beautiful work ^_^
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you for your insightful comments! :)
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:iconbastetanku:
Bastetanku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
^_^ ( I try ;p)
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:iconlovestruckdemoness:
LovestruckDemoness Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's awesome!
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:icong-perk:
G-Perk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
that looks so cool
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:iconlog14:
loG14 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
gdgd !!
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Iktomitat2 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
An interesting chioce of medium.
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Dragooness Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007   Photographer
Wow, beautiful work! I havent tried painting any feathers yet, but now I think Ill give it a try!
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:iconmahekun:
Mahekun Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
Wow, just wow. Love them.
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:iconchantari:
Chantari Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006
Oh wow! But, um, I read in one of your recent feather painting that you spray something on top of them. What spray is it? is it something like hairspray or anything more durable?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006  Professional General Artist
I very lightly spray them with an art fixatif :} You can find it in most art supply stores, or even the craft sections of some Walmarts, etc.
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Chantari Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
Thank you so much!
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KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
So fine and intresting work, colours are so beutiful and work so well done !!
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manichedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
Those are incredibly beautiful, how do u stop the feathers from splitting as you paint on them?
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ibelieveinsanta516 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
that is the coolest thing ever. you're really creative, i dont know how you got the detail to be so clear on feathers.
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meeko-okeem Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
nice feathers - it's a buzzard isn't it?
na really nice - a specially that you use 2 and made them in context ^^ - i never did this~ but often thought about using more then one feather for a picture /:
*maybe try it ... maybe not - we will see~* (:
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005  Professional General Artist
It was supposed to be a golden eagle. :} Your feather paintings are beautiful, I was looking at them this morning. Wonderful!
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meeko-okeem Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
aaahh ^_^

oh thx (:
:hug:
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005  Professional General Artist
Interesting, I've never seen painted feathers before but the effect is beautiful! Wonderful job (I espescially like the golden eagle) What kind of paint do you use?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2005  Professional General Artist
Acrylics. :}
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:iconvampiremackenzie:
vampiremackenzie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005
Sweet! I absolutely LOVE painted feathers..... I want a tat of one. ;.; Maybe you could help me? ;)
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Professional General Artist
Oops! I didn't see this comment till now... I love to design tattoos, if you're still interested give me a holler!
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vampiremackenzie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
Ee! See, I would love a tat of a painted feather... but I totally suck at painting feathers (have tried many times. x.x I'm not that delicate. xD!) What I would do is probably have you paint a feather for me, and then just take the feather in and get it tattooed on meh. ^_^ How much do you think that would cost me?
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syrisburd Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005
*Drewls on you* They're so shiney and pretty. You own my soul now... well actually Eld does but you own it whenever he gives it up. ;p
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005  Professional General Artist
Well you see I own Eld, so I have the ultimate collection of souls XD
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syrisburd Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005
Hehe, true. Ok, well you already own my soul then. ;p
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:iconvierdz:
Vierdz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
This is very pretty... the colors you used really portray the contrasts of the two avians. How did you do this without the feather splitting and it slipping around? Everytime I try something like this, the brush goes right through the feather.
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