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Detailed Animal Portraits Meticulously Painted onto Delicate Feathers

Using feathers of wild turkeys and macaws as her canvas, Krystle Missildine paints intricate acrylic portraits of animals, ranging from small birds to big cats and everything in between. The texture of the feathers naturally adds a wispy visual effect to the painted animal's fur, producing a strikingly realistic image. The gifted artist has made a career out of pet portraiture—including ones on custom-made ornaments—but only recently decided to venture into the art of painting on feathers, using a molted feather from her Lutino Cockatiel as her very first quill canvas.

In addition to painting on feathers and other unconventional canvases, Missildine is equally skilled at rendering animals in a variety of mediums, including charcoal, graphite, and colored pencil. You can view more of her outstanding artwork on Instagram.

Krystle Missildine: Instagram

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