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Custom Aequis: Mountain Osprey by pallanoph Custom Aequis: Mountain Osprey by pallanoph
I can't tell if I'm just getting slower over time, or getting more busy overall? (I need to figure that out!) But at long last, here's the first custom Aequis from this year's round! A mountain type with osprey-inspired plumage, for sergeanthax. This was my first run at attempting the shimmery feather edges that are characteristic of mountain types, though it's not visible in the scan, as it's metallic pencil and we all know that only seems to show up in person. :XD: At least you can see the barring properly!

Winsor & Newton watercolors and Caran d’Ache Supracolor watercolor pencils with touches of white gouache on Arches 140 lb watercolor paper, hot press finish. Approx. 15.5 x 11.5 inches, 39.37 x 29.21 cm.

Aequis, art, and design © April Schumacher, character © sergeanthax
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:iconnight-dragon-009:
Night-Dragon-009 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
so graceful!
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JNerd300 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Wow.....that's amazing! I love it!
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Wow, I'm always blown away by your feather details!  They're so gorgeous. And the textures around the face in those headshots are amazing. 
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :aww: It's taken me quite a few rounds of excessive avian art action, but I think I'm finally learning shortcuts for feathers/just getting quicker at rendering them. :D
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MaximWolf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Student General Artist
It's ironic, because Ospreys usually inhabit low level areas near bodies of water. 
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EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Incredible
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:icondiegopegaso87:
Diegopegaso87 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
All of your art irs AWESOME
SPECTACULAR
AMAZING
10/10
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:iconreborn-taltos:
Reborn-Taltos Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017
Looks beautyful!
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:iconbrzozan:
Brzozan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Hobbyist
I love it!
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:iconcrazyninja2:
crazyninja2 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful!
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TheSilverSpiritsARK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this species of yours
I would definitely want one sometime in the future, so beautiful and graceful. These look incredibly professional, I admire that about your work
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! You can count on me continuing these for the foreseeable future, they're a pretty relaxing use of what little free time I have. :D
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StormNobleheart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty fellow. I see ospreys often here in central Florida. I enjoy watching them fish or fly by. 
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
It's been a while since I've spotted an osprey myself, but yes they are spectacular to watch in action!
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:iconmistingwolf:
MistingWolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, the mountain species is so beautiful! I love the physical features!
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I think this was the original version of the species, before I decided it'd be fun to make types! So in my head I refer to them as Aequis ver. 1.0. :lol:
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Bandit-the-Dutchie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017
How much would one of these cost? <3
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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017
my friend, whoa, what a awesome being, it pose is great ^^. 
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice!
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:iconcyansky95:
Cyansky95 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist
Love the osprey influences and design of the head
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:iconwatchermagic:
WatcherMagic Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, wow :O It's been a while since we've seen one of these. Awesome! ^^
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
It has been too long! Life has definitely found a way of getting me tied up this year. AGH. :XD:
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WatcherMagic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel you XD
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MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017   General Artist
This is amazingly beautiful - I especially love the wings of the right depiction (the one having some background). The colors and details are wonderful, as well as the shading. The composition looks quite good, too - like a lot of information and picture, but one still has a good overview.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Most of the work on these goes into a) the design itself and b) getting all of the right poses to work together on one sheet, while showing as much of the creature as possible. I also don't like reusing poses, so extra tricky! :D
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MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017   General Artist
Yes - that definitely sounds like a lot of work :D. But it produces a wonderful result
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:iconkalmanen:
kalmanen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017
Beautiful work once more, especially the feathers on the top left :)
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank youuuu! :heart: That pose came together MUCH better than expected, considering it's where I started and it's so small!
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Ivoryphoenix57 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks beautiful! I always look forward to seeing new customs.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! Have a couple more to finish before summer is over, hopefully. :)
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