female kestrel


Finished up this piece on Tara of an American kestrel, English roses and wild roses. Black healed, color in bird healed, color in botanicals fresh. Thanks so much, lady! 

We met at the tattoo convention in Nantes, France but we both live here! How about that for serendipity. So excited to complete this one.


favourite ya lit female protagonist: kestrel

“I lied when I said I hadn’t come to murder you.”
His eyes were wide, stark.
“It never mattered whether I won or lost the game,” Kestrel said. “Only how long the poison would take to kill you. It comes from a tiny eastern worm. In its purest form, the poison is clear. It dries to a shine. I painted it onto four Bite and Sting tile. You touched them.
Foam dribbled from his locked mouth.
His breath rasped. It became glottal, the sound of bubbles popping.
Then it ended.

Made good progress on this floral piece with an American kestrel on Tara, a fellow Oregonian who I met for the first time in France! Stoked to finish this one up soon! Lines healed, color and shading fresh.


endless list of favorite females »  kestrel trajan - the winner’s trilogy

“Once there was a girl who was too sure of herself. Not everyone would call her beautiful, but they admitted that she had a certain grace that intimidated more often than it charmed. She was not, society agreed, someone you wanted to cross. She keeps her heart in a porcelain box, people whispered, and they were right.”


Favorite Females (2/?): Kestrel Trajan

Kestrel’s cruel calculation appalled her. This was part of what had made her resist the military: the fact that she could make decisions like this, that she did have a mind for strategy, that people could be so easily become pieces in a game she was determined to win.