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Klimt's Vulture by ursulav Klimt's Vulture by ursulav
I firmly believe that turkey vultures are among the most beautiful creatures on earth. Right up there with walruses.

16 x 20, mixed media on cradled gessoboard. Original is for sale, prints available for $10 and $20 plus shipping--send a note or visit [link] for details.
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DancingVulture Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nicely done
BabyGuts275 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you do it with computer design or paint, it is really beautiful. Also, *high fives you* Another person that thinks vultures are beautiful birds!!! I would totally buy a print, if I was allowed to buy things from "ze Internetz". ^w^
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think Turkey Vultures are very cool. This is a wonderful portrait.

I used to live in north San Jose, up against the foothills. We'd see turkey vultures riding the thermals over the hills, it was always very cool. Then there was the time I was driving back home on Piedmont Road, which runs along the open grazing land in the foothills (to the east is open land, to the west all is suburbia) and a Turkey Vulture flew right at eye level across the road about 6 feet in front of me! Yipes! good thing there weren't any cars near me.
Gygis Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Gorgeous! Incredible how the realism of the top part is balanced by the stylized bottom part. Genius!
MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work! Very nice use of colors and a very interesting composition.
FormerWolfaboo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Wonderful creature, I love the colors you used.
ITurnedIntoAMartian Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Gorgeous illustration. Very captivating. Wonderful balance of black and gold.
littlemisshufflepuff Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Turkey vultures are such beautiful creatures. I fell in love with them ever since I saw one at summer camp when I was in the sixth grade.
pockafwye Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
This is stunning! Absolutely stunning. Next time I have even a little disposable income, I'm ordering a print. I NEED this on my wall.
magickitty1972 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Love it. Turkey vultures are my favorite bird... and I agree about their beauty. I could watch them soar all day.
XySurrealistic Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Looks very majestic. :3
Drew-Id Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Just love all your stuff! Your Klimt series is marvelous. Been a fan since the unsuspected sock puppet knocked me out of my chair!
Aprilequinox Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So I'm not the only one who gets very happy when I see one! I think they're really lovely :)
Geekhyena Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Absolutely amazing! Ever thought of doing a hyena in this style?
oldschool-sinner Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
very cool ... i agree about how beautiful they are. i just got a valture tatted on my sholder
TaraCochrane Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
These guys are pretty amazing. I saw one this morning. I love how you really capture the spirit of the animal on paper in these pieces.
teamoth Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I'm green with envy.
Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
envy or botulism, it's all good.
TornStitches Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
couldn't agree more w/ the inherent beauty of these great birds. fantastic work, too, on this.
SAWeston Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That is AMAZING. Turkey vultures really are wonderful!!!!!
Zane-The-Mudfish Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I saved one of these.
It had a broken wing.
Now I see the beauty in them.
thunder814 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
I agree with your comment here. Can't believe that I've missed this one until now!
Balamuthia Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
I agree completely :heart:
umber Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
We get turkey vultures where I live, and they are positively adorable in my mind (I'm serious).

I like the gold outlines on the side panels that move into the wings. You take cool themes and run with them, it's fun to watch.
RehGeist Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
gorgeous work!
ezkexis Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
I agree, vultures are majestic animals. Lovely painting =)
elksbugle Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
I seriously do think turkey vultures are beautiful!

Your drawing is awesome.
Vedette9 Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I volunteer at the local zoo and our turkey vulture has the coolest name ever: Modoc
Ellygator Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful homage to an extraordinary bird!
Llyerly Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
The majestic-ness of the bird comes across perfectly, and I adore those wings. :]
Rambert Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Beautifully rendered. I like how the wings are more art-like, but the face is so realistic you expect noise to come from its throat. Very nice.
DauntedNot Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa. detail. O.O
sesquipedalian Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
I firmly believe that turkey vultures are among the most beautiful creatures on earth. Right up there with walruses.

...Include Tapirs on that list, and I'm with you.
anaravenwood Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008   Photographer
He looks rather dignified in my opinion. Nice job.
heliotropium Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Interessant evocation
on the Klimt's way.
I add to my vocabulary
more one word: vulture,
turkey vulture, here is
named with Brazilian
amerindian main idiom
URUBU. It flight is the more
higher of the birds, cause
it surface to plane is allied to
use of ascendent air currents.
Thee greatest parent of the
vulture is the condor, native
of the Andes Range.
WendyLynn Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting style on the wings - I wasn't sure I liked it in the beginning, but now... I like it. :blowkiss:
alexluna Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Student Interface Designer
I totally agree. I love how they emulate life and death just by sitting there. They nourish themselves with death, and are themselves a life force that just happen to look like those they feed off of (skull faces).
Dragonis-Tay-Tay Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
That's amazing, absolutely love it, very regal looking bird ^^
sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
can't say i agree on walruses, but this is one exquisite creature. i love the simple and stylish method behind the feather detail. the framing and background space look great too.
DragonStella Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
His head looks like a skull. Very preposessing. :nod:
rea-v-mort Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Really cool! I love the detail in the face (rather, the head). It's very gorgeous. :)
Marbletoast Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the colors you chose for this, and the composition. Really nice piece!
doodles8301 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
you helped me see the beauty in an otherwise scorned bird. they really arent that bad looking.
JacksPenguin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the reference and the inspiration Gustav has had on this piece. Nicely done.
xtragicflawx Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Really lovely. I think you captured the essence of a very underappreciated bird. His face is wonderful.
ala23 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
I firmly agree! They are so graceful, wonderful creatures to look at.
TheCaptainSteve Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the color scheme.....and Bald is beautiful.
777whitedragoness Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
He actually does look very pretty, but then, I also think snakes are some of the cutest creatures on Earth XD I don't think I have any choice other than to fav this.
Mavvrik Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
I completely agree!!! I love vultures and I think that they're ALL gorgeous!!

This one is lovely :) great job!

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