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Kestrel Sketches/Studies by Nambroth Kestrel Sketches/Studies by Nambroth
Yesterday I was lucky enough to participate in a Plein Air event at a local farm. I went with an open mind, figuring I’d paint some veggie plants or the scenery, and instead found that a local falconer/rehabber had some of his birds with him! I quickly set up and did some fast studies/sketches of one of his kestrels in watercolor. Done completely from life.

Watercolor, approximately 11" x 7"
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yellowanimals Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
So beautiful..

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LadyFirebird Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Cool!  I love kestrels as well--love their coloring.
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Kestroyer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
:heart: I love kestrels more than any other birds, these are fantastic! I'm jealous that you got to see one up close like that!
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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
great job!
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faelyana Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Absolutely beautiful. Kestrels are my favorite bird of prey! <3
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BrightestStarlight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
soooooooooo pretty!

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Kainuraki Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist
O.O  It's soo realist.
Is paintes in watercolor right?
I lovet <3
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Yes, it is watercolor. :)
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Fortunes-Favor Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Kestrels have and always will have a big spot in my heart. Such a big spirit in such a little body. They are an absolute pleasure to work with! And this is a wonderful representation :)
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Do you work with them? How fantastic!
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Fortunes-Favor Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm a falconer, yes :) My first bird as an apprentice was a little male kestrel like this!
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fantastic! :)
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Really lovely work!!
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ScenesAndMemories Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really awesome!!
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FluffyHetsche Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
The painting is so sketchy and rough, yet detailed enough to really sit down and take a closer look. Amazing work!
I've started doing watercolour paintings a few months ago myself and seeing things like this keeps me going c:
So thank you!
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MangoMamba Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
this looks geart! love the sketchy look and shading
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MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excuse me, Fud Lady, but this painting is in the "digital paintings" folder of your gallery.
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oops! Thank you for letting me know. I've fixed it. :)
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MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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0someone0 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your paintings are always amazing! *-*
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Rui-Shi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Really beautiful work Nambroth!  I adore how you captured his face in all the angles here~
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Aquaridragon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
I love the loose water colouring. :3 It's inspiring.
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Jencity Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Writer
This is so beautiful. I'm literally in awe.
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Niniganni Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful, the sketches look so real. The coloring is awesome. Saw it already on your fb profile, I really love your art :)
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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valgeronk Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
beautiful
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool! I love these little birds. You've done a great job on these studies :)
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RaptorFeather Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
llooove!
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Khelmer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
And great study of nature.
I really like this one n..n
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Vaalandil Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well well, nice! <3
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Bright-wolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
these are soo beautiful :)
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ssivo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PWITTY
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Elijahsrevenge Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist
They're beautiful, and so realistic! Kestrels are amazing birds and you caught that attitude that comes from being small and fierce very well. :)
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LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful, you capture the essence of animals like no other, love it!
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IsaiahParker Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely!
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