Hi everyone, sorry Ive been absent as of lately. During this time of the year Im running around the forests like the legendary yeti and hunting my redtail hawk. For those of you that have the same passion in the sport of falconry as I do , we all know how fun it is. Its the closest thing that I can relate to as far as addiction...well besides drawing, but thats another story.
This year Iwent to our North American Falconry meet which was held in Oklahoma. Every year falconers from across the US gather at a diffrent location and hunt there birds. Its a time to catch up and talk, the equivalent of an art workshop etc. I was honored to do this years print for the event. This is the first time a golden eagle has been depicted as a falconry bird on a NAFA falconry print. Eagles have been used in falconry dating back to the time of Chinngis Khan. They are fantastic falconry birds and are incredible to watch hunt. The shear size of them makes them look so slow, but its a huge optical illusion. They are incredibly fast. In Asia they hunt hares ,foxes and sometimes occasionally wolves. A dear friend of mine is at this time in Mongolia spending 10 months out there to learn and observe from the eaglers of the steppe. What an experience!
I hope everyone out there will have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Best to you all!