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American Kestrel Chalk Art by charfade American Kestrel Chalk Art by charfade
Original Chalk Art American Kestrel . 
 
This was done for  the Silver Springs Chalk Art Festival FL, in Ocala National Forest 2015. 

Final size: 7ft x 5ft
About 12 hours over 2 days
Done on sidewalk cement 

Materials: Koss Soft Pastels and Mountain Vision Soft pastels

American Kestrel Chalk Art Close up by charfade American Kestrel Chalk Art progress by charfade American Kestrel Chalk Art Full View by charfade


Where do I get my Chalk? Read the Chalk and Soft Pastel Guide

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For more information about Chalk Art visit: Florida Chalk Artists Association: floridachalkartists.org/
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Check out my other chalk art!  

Bee on a orange chalk art by charfade Endeavour Flight Chalk Art by charfade Michonne Chalk Art Final by charfade  



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:iconluspear-soram:
Luspear-Soram Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is a beautiful art piece. The kestral is so cute and pretty. I am a big fan of your work. It is very well done. I also like to return to your bird pictures for reference. Rendering a feathery texture is really challenging for me. So I like to view realistic pictures, and try to figure out how it is done. I plan to make pictures of creatures based on falcons and their relatives. So this kestral picture is helpful. I noticed that this picture has a jaggedness in the beak. It is unique to these kinds of birds. It helps them bite and kill their prey more effectively. I am impressed you added that detail.
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charfade Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017   Artist
daw thank you for the kind words Luspear

While I paid attention to the beak, please ignore the horribleness of how the feet were rendered. I completely didn't do enough studies of those. been too focused on head and feather patterns I derped out. Been more conscious of it lately in my new illustrations. 
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:iconluspear-soram:
Luspear-Soram Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome. :)
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:iconarjo62:
Arjo62 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful !:)
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:iconesseld:
Esseld Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Incredible!
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016   Artist
XD Thanks!:D
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:iconstevegreen2015:
Stevegreen2015 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The environment is beautiful the flowers and the misty background, the bird is well detailed and colourful, lovely eyes!
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016   Artist
Daw thank you very much ^^
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:iconstevegreen2015:
Stevegreen2015 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No probs
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:icontashioh:
tashioh Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beatiful!
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tashioh Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*beautiful
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015   Artist
XD Thanks! *:D
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:icontashioh:
tashioh Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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GoldenDruid Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Turned out lovely!
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015   Artist
Daw thank you ^^ ;)
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:iconfyreflysky:
Fyreflysky Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Very nice work here, especially as it is done so big on cement, and in pastel. 
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015   Artist
Its a awesome medium to work in. And thank you! 
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IDontKnowAboutToday Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
That's nice :)
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015   Artist
^^ thanks! :) (Smile)
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TodallyNotAmazing Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015   Artist
Daw thank yous! 
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TodallyNotAmazing Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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:iconjulia-evs:
Julia-EVS Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful..:O
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015   Artist
Thanks!
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:iconthewolfcreek:
thewolfcreek Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very fine work...
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015   Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconthewolfcreek:
thewolfcreek Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very welcome my friend...
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KatarinaDreams Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015

Brian: is that a kestrel?
Doctor: I do hope so
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015   Artist
XD
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:iconphoenixmystery:
PhoenixMystery Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty awesome!At first I thought it was acrylics but then I focused...and wow.You're good.
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015   Artist
XD aw thanks, yeah this surface allowed me to get some painterly strokes in the feathers. I was happy about that. 
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newboldworld Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
Amazing and absolutely superb!   :-)
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015   Artist
Thanks :-) (Smile)
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SparrowSparverius Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not to be an overly emotional mush, but I work at a raptor center in Maitland and just before I opened up DA, we received notice that the male American Kestrel I work with had passed away. It had been a rough morning and then I saw this art piece and I instantly smiled. Reminded me of him. Absolutely beautiful. And perfect timing.
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charfade Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015   Artist
aww, I'm sry to hear that, and thanks for such kind words. ^^ 
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the-bluowle Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Too spectacular for words!
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015   Artist
^^ cheers
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing!
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015   Artist
XD thanks!
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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Flight-Level Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :D
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015   Artist
Thank yous! :D (Big Grin)
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:iconmuzski:
muzski Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
S-w-e-e-t! :-)
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015   Artist
:D thanks Muz! 
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Three-MustangStables Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
soo gorgeooouuusss!!!
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015   Artist
^^ thanks! 
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Three-MustangStables Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :heart:
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hawkwing22 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
A little majestic for a kestrel :) Amazing drawing, I can't believe you were able to do this with chalk! Gorgeous.
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charfade Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015   Artist
^^ thanks. Had lots of fun with this one. 
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