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Calling Us Home by LuxDani Calling Us Home by LuxDani
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Got this baby scanned! Totally fudged the colours though, had to spend waaay too much time in Photoshop trying to fix them so they actually reflect the original (and not some homogenous washed-out version of it).
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Finally finished it!

This was soooo hard to photograph...I love that metallic paint but damn, it sure is a bitch to take a good photo of.

This piece has been sitting unfinished for awhile, too long. I liked the concept and how it was looking, but I had no idea what to do with the background. You can see the unfinished piece here: kodriak.deviantart.com/art/Hel…

I'm really happy with this. It developed nicely, and although I didn't have much of an idea of what it was going to look like, still turned out well.

Lots of that gorgeous copper acrylic paint that I adore so much, so when you view it at different angles, parts have a wicked metallic sheen. And that colour is so pretty even when its not being all shiny.
I bought a bronze too, but its very..red. The shine is bronze-ish, but the actual colour is kind of strange. I'll find a way to use it. And I need gold and silver.

Trying to decide if I want to sell the original or not...

Please let me know what you think. All feedback is super appreciated :heart::heart::heart:

Acrylics on a 10"x12"x1" canvas.

Want a print? www.etsy.com/listing/91171421/…

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Also an entry for the contest being held by :iconbirds-club: based on Emotions.
The emotion for this piece is "Euphoria".
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly? To defy gravity, to simply soar..I've had dreams and the feeling I am filled with is one that keeps me glowing for days.
When that pure, good feeling takes over you, the edges between reality and bliss seem to blur. Your spirits soar, and you feel invincible.
Is that what it feels like to fly for an eagle?
Wish we could know.

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Krissey Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured! :hug: [link]
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Erozja Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been FEATURED IN MY JOURNAL here: [link] :iconmyheartplz:

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LuxDani Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :heart:
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Erozja Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
My pleasure. :heart:
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nasheu Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning, you are awesome! :)
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mwhaha thanks!! =D
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XYamiXNekoX Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is awesome! :clap:
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piquantgirl Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazind painting :)
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks <3<3
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3RiiN Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi! You’ve been featured here! -> [link]
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Skelizard Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love the details and the colours. Awesome job! :D
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FantasticFennec Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Has been featured here [link]
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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EagleFlyte Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on winning the contest!! This really is an awesome piece!!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I was shocked when I won!
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ElysLullabye Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks wonderful! It flows very nicely! ^_^
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou! <3
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ElysLullabye Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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Nicole-Marie-Walker Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh I love this one.
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RedNihao Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good luck for the contest :)
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I've been saving this in my inbox to try and find the words to show you just how much I adore this piece. But I just can't seem to find any.

So in short; this is beautiful. The concept, the colours, the details...fantastic. Easily my favourite piece from you. :heart:
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe. :heart:
You're sweet hon. I appreciate this. <3
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red-fox357 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012   Artist
oh hell yea!!
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh wow, this turned out amazing!!

I had no idea you would do this with the background and to be honest I remember feeling worried about what could possibly top off such a lovely piece but this all fits perfectly!

That sky is stunning, I love the wild swirl of clouds. I think you captured the metallics very nicely actually.

I love the light in this piece, it feels so real and adds to the sense of freedom I get from this.

The way the bird gradually almost becomes a cloud formation itself is really amazing and of course the bird closest to the viewer is just stunning, excellent attention to detail. Amazing job! :blackrose:
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe thank you for the super sweet comment! :heart:
I've been sitting on this piece for so long. Just decided to free-style it, see what I could come up with, with the mentality that if worse comes to worse, I could just paint over it. Lovely acrylics <3
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meihua Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Fantastic work, love the concept!
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EagleFlyte Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!!!! I love Golden Eagles ^^
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too!
Such beautiful colours <3
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KestrelRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazingg! *_* the movement and colours are stunning, and I just love how the eagle becomes more faded :) Amazing work!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe thank you! I got up to the third eagle from the left, then I left the painting for a few months. Just didn't know what to do with the rest of it, or if I should even paint more birds. Glad I did though.
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KestrelRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you did too, this is amazing, and I love eagles :)
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CherylWho Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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gioja Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow - itīs wounderful
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Very sweet of you <3
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ImeriBridzhet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting, ideological work.
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks <3
It was a weird piece to paint. Some parts made themselves clear to me, then other parts were just done on a whim.
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3RiiN Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That. Is. AMAZING. Hehe nicely done!! :clap:
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you love! :love:
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3RiiN Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :blowkiss:
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fetherhd Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is lovely..what an awesome concept!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe thankyou. <3
Incredible gallery, by the way.
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fetherhd Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you
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HelenPo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
It looks amazing, I love how you finished the story. The sun vortex is just gorgeous. One can guess where metallic paint is and it should look amazing in real life with the shine. I also love how the eagle turns from a detailed one to more and more washed out, that is then "flying" into the vortex. Really shows the movement. It has some native american legend feel to it - the way the eagle can be so real but is also a spirit and is connected to something bigger. I'm really glad you finished this piece!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your comment. <3

I never had any intention for a relation between this piece and native american legend, but now I can see that it can easily be interpreted that way. That is one of the wonderful things about artwork. Each person can view the same piece, yet see something totally different. :)
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HelenPo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
I was not talking about any particular legend, just a feeling it gives. It might be because this culture is the most known for spirits of nature, a cliche, but still (and too much Steven Seagal movies).
Once again, I love the piece.
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Designdivala Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
mystical!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love:
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Kipachie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing! The lighting in this is wonderful, the clouds though I think are my favourite they are painted so nicely.
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