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Happy Birthday, Saphamia! - Treasure Trove by Bushdog4 Happy Birthday, Saphamia! - Treasure Trove :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 5 0 Year of the Pig by Bushdog4 Year of the Pig :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 5 0 'Animal of the Week' - White-booted Racket-tail by Bushdog4 'Animal of the Week' - White-booted Racket-tail :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 8 0 Lemmings (aka 'That Nagging Thought') by Bushdog4 Lemmings (aka 'That Nagging Thought') :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 4 0 'Animal of the Week' - Whale Shark by Bushdog4 'Animal of the Week' - Whale Shark :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 6 1 'Animal of the Week' - American Mink by Bushdog4 'Animal of the Week' - American Mink :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 6 1 Happy Birthday, FortunataFox! by Bushdog4 Happy Birthday, FortunataFox! :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 6 2 MerMay 2018 - Auk and Murre-maids by Bushdog4 MerMay 2018 - Auk and Murre-maids :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 2 0 Happy Birthday, Saphamia! - Island Sunset by Bushdog4 Happy Birthday, Saphamia! - Island Sunset :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 2 3 'Scurvy Knaves' - International Women's Day by Bushdog4 'Scurvy Knaves' - International Women's Day :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 2 1 'Thundersnow' sketchdump by Bushdog4 'Thundersnow' sketchdump :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 3 1 Year of the Dog by Bushdog4 Year of the Dog :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 10 3 Happy Valentine's Day! by Bushdog4 Happy Valentine's Day! :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 7 1 'Animal of the Week' - Canada Goose by Bushdog4 'Animal of the Week' - Canada Goose :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 6 1 'Animal of the Week' - Japanese Sawshark by Bushdog4 'Animal of the Week' - Japanese Sawshark :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 8 2 Friarbirds by Bushdog4 Friarbirds :iconbushdog4:Bushdog4 5 0

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Year of the Pig
Just a little piece to commemorate Chinese New Year - this time, it's the Year of the Pig!

Since China has relatively few breeds and species of pig, I wasn't able to do a big showcase like I did with 'Year of the Dog'. However, it did at least make things a little simpler for me in terms of layout.

On the left is the wild boar - the only wild pig native to China - and on the right, we have the Meishan pig - a very rare and docile breed which originates from southern China.

Artwork is © me.

(Note: The Mandarin in the centre is meant to read 'Happy Chinese New Year!', but this is based on my own research, as I can neither read nor speak Mandarin. If I have spelt it incorrectly or got it completely wrong, I apologise. The same goes for the symbol worn by the Meishan, which reads 'zhū' - the Chinese word for 'pig'.)

Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!
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'Animal of the Week' - White-booted Racket-tail
2019's very first 'Animal of the Week'!

Animal of the Week - White-booted racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii).
Additional species: Green iguana (Iguana iguana) and Menelaus blue morpho (Morpho menelaus).

Artwork is © me.
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Lemmings (aka 'That Nagging Thought')
Just to let you all know, there will be a short delay in the next 'Animal of the Week' (Like that's a surprise!) It's proving a tricky one to draw, and will probably be just as hard to paint, but I'll try to get it finished by next Monday.

In the meantime, here's a piece of old work which I started in 2013 or '14 (I can't even remember which), left unattended for several years and finally got round to finishing last week. It depicts a fanciful version of Norway lemmings during one of the big migrations they undergo from time to time, and the nagging thought that so often comes back to you when you're in no position to deal with it.

I've taken quite a few liberties with this piece, and not just with the suitcases and travel guides. For one thing, Norway lemmings are extremely intolerant of each other, and tend to go for each other's throats when they meet. This is actually one of the primary reasons for their migrations - in years with good weather conditions and an abundance of food, their population explodes. Faced with diminishing food sources and the desire to be as far away from each other as possible, the lemmings set out for pastures new. Also, although I love the idea of lemmings travelling en mass a la wildebeest, they actually travel individually. However, although they will cross obstacles such as rivers during their migration, there is no evidence that they deliberately attempt to cross the sea and, contrary to popular belief, they do NOT commit mass suicide by flinging themselves off cliffs. Even lemmings aren't that crazy.

Artwork is © me.

As much trouble as this piece gave me during its completion, especially during the painting stage, I can barely imagine how long it would have taken me to complete if this had been one of those massive scenes where you have to identify a particular character in a sea of other people. I have nothing but the utmost respect for people like Martin Handford (the creator of 'Where's Wally?'), who must be blessed with infinite patience to create such incredible pieces. Perhaps I'll have a try at drawing one myself some day, but for now, I'll return to 'Animal of the Week' and stick to a smaller cast of characters.
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'Animal of the Week' - Whale Shark
Animal of the Week - Whale shark (Rhincodon typus).
Additional species: Oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus) and Common remora (Remora remora).

Artwork is © me.
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Just a quick journal entry to wish all my fellow deviants a very Merry Christmas - hope you all have a fantastic day! :D

(Sorry I haven't done anything to mark the occasion this year - I haven't really had the time or access to a scanner. I'll try to commemorate a few more holidays next year to make up for it!)

Happy Holidays, everyone!

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Louis Burnard
United Kingdom
A part-time artist with many ideas, but little experience outside of traditional methods. For this reason, I am largely restricted to using pens, pencils and watercolours. I specialise in drawing animals (usually in an anthropomorphic cartoon style), and am especially fond of carnivorous mammals, particularly mustelids.

I'm not very good at writing journal entries, so usually, my various characters write them for me.
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EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2019  Student Writer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D
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Bushdog4 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks! :D
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LilyEmiChan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Bushdog4 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Many thanks! :D
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LilyEmiChan Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you welcome
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Sabreleopard Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2019
Happy Birthday! Birthday cake  icon 
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Bushdog4 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you! :D
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Sabreleopard Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You're more than welcome. ;)
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
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Professor-R Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist
Thanks for the watch!:)
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