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Ice Falcon by Mewberries Ice Falcon by Mewberries
Heh...this is about as close as I get to life-like drawings. They just never look quite right when I draw them. This one I liked though.

There's a bit of a story behind this picture. This was originally a commission from a local Boy Scout troop. They needed a banner that represented their patrol group animal...a blue falcon. So I drew the picture, and not long after they tell me that it's nice, but that they don't need it anymore. Why? Because they decided not to become a patrol group. *sigh* Oh well... I love this picture though, despite all the trouble I got from its commissioners. ^_^
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bjs1990peregrine Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Ice" of you to draw this for your local Boy Scouts! :-P
Seriously though, it's a good picture. Is this based off a Peregrine?
As cool and blue as this is, my favorite part is the alulae on the wings. (definition: [link])
And just for the record, I would use this as MY banner! :-D

~ bjs1990peregrine
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Thanks muchly! :thanks: And yes! It was based off of a Peregrine falcon. :nod:

Thanks for all the compliments, and the Fave too. :D
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Captain7Falcon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
I like it.
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
Thanks. :D Thank you for the Fave as well! :thanks:
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TheMelz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I luffles falconry. I want to try it one day. And my choice of birds is the peregrine falcon.
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
Aww, awesome! :highfive: I really would love to learn falconry too! I love the Red-Tailed hawks (old Animorphs fan ^^ ) and the kestrels! ^.^ Oh and the Gyrfalcons...they're just beautiful! :D
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TheMelz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
O! I love those to! My desire for Peregrine's came from the book "My Side of the Mountain"
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
:D Same here! :highfive: That's such an awesome book! :nod:
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TheMelz Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, have you read it's sequal? "On the far side of the mountian"?
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
I did, but that was a while ago...and I can't quite remember it as well as I do "My Side of the Mountain". ^^;
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TheMelz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I own it.
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
:D Aww, cool! :)
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demondragon6 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Ekks its so cool! Literally lol. I :heart: falcons & all other birdies!!
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
:XD: Aww, me too! :highfive: Birds of prey are the coolest! ^.^ I wish I could try Falconry or something! :excited:

Anyway, thanks so much for the compliments and fave on this! :thanks: I really appreciate it! :D
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demondragon6 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Your welcome! Your one of my favorite code lyoko artists. :hug:
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
You're a Code Lyoko fan too? :highfive: Awesome! :D

:blushes: Aww, I'm honored! :blush: That's so nice of you to say! :hug: Thanks so much! ^_^
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1005406 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006
I like BLUE!!!! blue is the color of sudden death!=P
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006
:XD: Yeah...that falcon kinda looks like he's about to deal some sudden death too, doesn't he? ^^; Thanks very much! And thank you for the Fave! :D
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1005406 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006
no prob! well worth it!XD
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006
:blush: Awww...thanks again! ^_^
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eac2009 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2006   Writer
Wow, that's really fricking awesome. Definitely favorite material!
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2006
:blush: Aww! Thanks!!! :glomp:
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mayumi-sama Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
wow! that's good! :nod: i cant draw birdies....TT.TT
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
:XD: Usually I can't either. I got lucky on this one...and it helped that I had some reference photos too. Thanks very much though! :)
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drakkenfan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Really nice! I love the pose of the wings.
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Thanks very much! :D The wings were really hard. I had to use a few reference pics of real hawks to get them right, admittedly. ^^;
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Micah-Lucian Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
Wow I just learned something new ...never knew about the 'claw' thing but I'm usually drawing humans, humanoids, and furry anthros anyway.

I love how you did this it's so awesome I would have never known agout the claw thing if SamBlob never said so. The only thing I really pay attention to on birds his the head and wings, I'm obsessed with wings. Again I lve this plus I like blue.
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
Thanks! ^_^ I'm glad you liked the pic! The wings gave me no end of trouble, especially the feathers. I like blue too...though pink is my most favorite color. :) Thanks for the compliments!
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Micah-Lucian Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
Your welcome ^_^ I really like it!
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SamBlob Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2005
Excellent.

One thing troubles me, though: AFAIK, birds have three claws to the front of each foot and one vestigal claw at the back of each foot. Yours, OTOH, seems to have four uniform claws in radially opposed pairs at right angles to each other.

I could be wrong, however. Just thought I'd check...
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Mewberries Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2005
You're right, SamBlob. Birds of prey do have three claws towards the front and then one vestigial claw.

I had so much trouble with the claws; I wanted to make them look correct anatomically, but I didn't want the falcon to look...stuffed. So I tried to make it look like the falcon was extending them as far as it could, as if it were just about to snatch something up...but they kind of ended up looking like crane game machine claws. ^^;

I'm glad you liked it anyway, though. Thanks. ^_^
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