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Emerald Feathers by dittin03 Emerald Feathers by dittin03
*phew* I finally finished this one! I had no idea how I'd bring the small pheasant feathers into this one until I just sat down and did it.

:icondreamtides: commissioned this one from me, letting me run wild as long as I found a way to integrate the painting and feathers. I painted the griffin first, then added the wings, tail, and mane one tiny feather at a time.

It's got a really cool 3d look. Plus I added some metallic green and gold paint all over for a neat effect when you look at it from different angles, which also happens naturally in the feathers themselves.

The main body of the painting was done across 3 turkey tail feathers (12.5" x 6"), the mane, if you look close, has got 3 yellow pheasant feathers in it, the wing has a variety of pheasant feathers in it, and the end of the tail is a peacock tail feather with some very tiny blue pheasant feathers at its base. All of these (except the mane) were accented with the shiny green paint.
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Ormspryde Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice - I love the way other feathers are integrated into the painting itself!
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dittin03 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! This will always be one of my favorites for that reason. I went above and beyond here :)
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Ormspryde Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's kind of a mixed media piece, and I love those.
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TheRaptor-Wolfy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
I don't think I ever looked at this one because it was so small ... I like it. The feathers put together with the paint on top of Another feather is just awesome. :nod:
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dittin03 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D That was one of my favorite feather paintings. I wish I had a decent scanner back then...
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TheRaptor-Wolfy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
:( Yeah, I know how that goes. ;p Looked online for a scanner that will actually fit my pieces, it's over a thousand. :faint:

I guess I'll be savin' up my money! :D
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dittin03 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I went through that same ordeal. I ended up getting mine from Ebay.
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TheRaptor-Wolfy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Really? Yeah ... I was trying, but they don't have a clear section for that ... I tried specifying 11x14 inches and it didn't like it. :lol:
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dittin03 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I had searched for the particular scanner I wanted. I knew exactly what I was looking for before I began my search.
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TheRaptor-Wolfy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Oh ... Well that would probably be helpful. :giggle: I'll have to ... look into a good scanner. :D
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