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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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mel1504 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  New member
this is amazing do you have an email address and do you sell them would realy like a set making specialist? thanks 
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will send you a note with my email address. :)
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warriorsluver8045321 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh this looks amazing! I love the detail, they look so real! :D
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! <3
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Ryeesa Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay ;u; <3
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waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow they look amazing!!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :love:
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EmeraldSora Featured By Owner 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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