Sharpie Portrait

musket

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I'm pretty sure I haven't posted this in another thread, sorry for the redundancy if I'm wrong. This is a male sharp-shinned hawk, sometimes called by falconers by the same name as a male sparrowhawk-- a musket, a musket sharpie or my favorite, a musket shin. Acrylic on paper, from around 1996. My very first try at a color portrait of a raptor. They have larger eyes, proportionally, than the otherwise larger females. Shins are smaller than sparrowhawks-- the males aren't much bigger than a bluejay.

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musket

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By sparrowhawk I mean the old world variety, which is an accipiter-- some people still call the American kestrel by the old name of sparrow hawk, even though it's a falcon. Sharpies are common throughout the US, but hard to see.
 

Artyczar

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At first I thought the drawing was done with a Sharpie. Ha ha ha. This is very good musket! I love it! :)
 
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