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The Big Five by LuxDani The Big Five by LuxDani
My first series of feathers!

My boyfriend and his family are originally from South Africa, he lived there till he was 13, then moved to Canada. Before I met him Africa was always an inspiration for me, but now it is even more so. I hope that some day he will take me to South Africa.

In Africa (the southern countries in particular), the "Big Five" is known. The Big Five is a set of beasts, known for being the hardest to hunt on foot. They are the African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Black Rhinoceros, the Lion, and the Leopard. I've been dying to paint them for awhile now. My dad bought me a box of 18 wild turkey tail feathers so I knew these badboys would look great with the Big Five painted on them.

So acrylic paints on turkey feathers <3


References
Elephant : [link]
Lion : [link]
Rhino : [link]
Leopard : ..lost the photo, I'll find it
Cape Buffalo : one of my boy's photos
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warriorsluver8045321 Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh this looks amazing! I love the detail, they look so real! :D
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LuxDani Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! <3
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Ryeesa Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, I so want this group so very muchly but checking the pricing I sadly cannot afford them as a whole ;n; </3
So amazing... if one day they are all still together and I can afford them, do you think you might possibly add a zebra to the group? o:
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LuxDani Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure :)
If and when you decide you'd like them, and they're still here I can definitely add another.
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Ryeesa Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay ;u; <3
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waiting-for-wings Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow they look amazing!!
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LuxDani Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :love:
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EmeraldSora Sep 20, 2012  Student General Artist
They look sooooo awesome!!! Never knew turkey feathers looked so cool! :D

South Africa is probably one of the most beautiful places on earth... (I'm South African) :D
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LuxDani Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are pretty neat looking feathers. :)

Ah cool! I'm so hoping that I'll be able to visit South Africa some day!
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AnnTheUnicorn Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For about five minutes now i've been trying to comprehind that you've just painted in quite incredible detail on feathers. Feathers. I still cant beleive it. wesome job. (alot better than awesome, but i cant really think of any words right now
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