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August 23, 2019
A Dance of Life by Ciorano
Featured by TheGalleryOfEve
Suggested by lauraypablo
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A Dance of Life

Scarlet J50 — a little whale that quickly became the symbol of the Southern Resident Killer Whales. Her joy and energy sparked hope for further recovery of the community, that is currently suffering from having not enough food to provide not only to the calves, but to all of the whales. Sadly, Scarlet passed someday in 2018. Her relatives - mother J16 Slick, brother J26 Mike and sisters J42 Echo and J36 Alki are still roaming the waters of the seas, trying to find some food.

Last week news saddened the cetacean community as it was announced that three more whales went missing. Currently the population consists of just 73 whales and the action must be taken now! The Center for Whale Research has a great page dedicated to all the ways you can help to save these whales:
Please, take just a few minutes of your time to read this!

The process of this picture is here:
A fun not-so-fun fact is you can't actually see the first steps of the process. In the beginning I had worked for a few hours and got to the first details, but then I realised it is not what I wanted this artwork to be. So I started from 0 and this little GIF shows exactly the second attempt. This happens not so often, but when it does, it definitely leaves memories about the process. :)

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Can you do other marine mammals. I’m looking to commission a shirt design for work.

Ciorano's avatar

I can draw any species of cetaceans, but the thing is - I don't do designs for any apparel.

DunkleMaterie's avatar
It amazes me how Orcas look fat and plump yet elegant and cute at the same time. :D
Jullelin's avatar
I think I am in love :la::love::meow::heart:
Nimkish's avatar
I'm so happy you got a DD For this! Brilliant work as always! Hard to keep finding new ways to say you are awesome :)
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AnnaZLove's avatar
Very beautiful!
Igloo9201's avatar
I'm a bit late but thank you for this beautiful painting, and congratulations on the much-deserved DD. This beautiful girl deserves the recognition, thank you for honoring her with your skill
Ciorano's avatar
Thank you so much! Heart 
These orcas must be protected! 
LindArtz's avatar

Very nicely done!!

Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)!

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LunarDragon24's avatar
The picture of Scarlet is wonderful, cute, and sad at the same time. She will be missed dearly just like all of the Southern Resident Orcas who had sadly passed away in the past 2 decades. Hope that her family J-pod, K-pod, and L-pod are able to find food and recover.

It's up to us humans who care to educate others into caring about them and take out those dames in the rivers. And holy mother of god, I just looked up how many dams there are on the Snake River alone, 15! 001 - :icantbelieveit: + PLZ… They're there for flood control, but 15 is way overkill! There are places that doesn't even need dams! People need to stop building dams all over the place, they are destroying the ecosystem, and are making these orcas starve to death.

Anyways, congratulations on the DD! :D What's even better is that more people will be seeing this and learn more about these orcas, and the information I listed above that goes along with what you put above. So it's a triple win. But we all need to work together to get those dams taken down and more people aware what's going on.
Ciorano's avatar
Thank you so much! :)
I wish I could pin your comment to the top of the section somehow so that people could see and read it too, but I'll feature it at least.
loveandhope86's avatar

Such gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing with us 🥰

atram95's avatar
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
Ciorano's avatar
Thank you, thank you, thank you! <3
lauraypablo's avatar
OMG!!! I'm sooo happy you received a DD with this amazing piece!! congratulations dear, you did a beautiful work, so inspirational!!:heart:
Ciorano's avatar
I'm so shocked, never thought I would ever get to the Daily Deviations! O:
Thank you so much for the support! Hug  
lauraypablo's avatar
:la: 2018YupiANanEmote013 by YupiANan  this was your first DD?? OMG!! :la::iconaawplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
When I saw your work, I said myself: what an AMAZING work, this deserve a DD!! Hug by carenviniegra   2017YupiANanEmote001 by YupiANan  
at the first sight I thought. it is a photography :D when I realized it was a drawing I said wowwwwwww!!! the lighting is so perfect, the colors so charming and warm, the perspective is spectacular, you're very talented dear, keep it up!!! I'm in love of your piece of art. :la:
RobinVance's avatar
Your images are beyond inspirational!
Ciorano's avatar
Thank you so much, I'm very glad you like them! ;o;
MidnightTiger8140's avatar
What a beautiful tribute :heart:
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