Eagle Vs Cobra

Eagle Vs Cobra
Eagle Vs Cobra

From my Bird Series of Art

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A bald eagle swoops out of the sky and strikes at a reddish brown cobra atop a large grey rock. With one talon, the bird grasps the snake’s middle, while it uses the other to stave off the deadly fangs. Rays of the dawn sun strike the clouds to give them a brilliant edge and create an energetic background to the great raptor as it struggles with the venomous serpent. Behind the struggling creatures, giant pines and fir trees rise into the sky and create a dark backdrop as morning mists rise from the forest floor. 

As the cobra and bald eagle inhabit different continents, this is not a very likely scenario, but I suppose one could come up with a story where such a fight might happen. Originally, I had the eagle struggling with a rattlesnake, but I decided the that cobra with its hood open just looked better in the composition. So I used it instead. 

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Landing Heron

 

Landing Heron
Landing Heron

A white feathered heron lands with a splash in a shallow pond.

 
I created this using a variety of digital art tools, but primarily this one is about Topaz Impression which is what I used to give this the Impressionist stylized look.
 
It you want to know what Topaz Impression is, check out my overview of it on my blog: http://fineartbydaniel.com/2017/12/22/topaz-impression/
 
There’s plenty of other digital tools involved as well.  You can check out my resource list here: http://fineartbydaniel.com/resources/
 
Thanks for looking!
Daniel

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