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Pencil on watercolor paper
Original photo reference by Nick Brandt's (Elephant drinking), taken in Amboseli, in 2007
Image details
Image size
2430x3258px 4.72 MB
Canon EOS 1000D
Shutter Speed
1/49 second
Focal Length
30 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 15, 2010, 6:46:51 PM
Sensor Size
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Your are very Talented!

duncanhamilton's avatar
I want one as a pet.
May I?
Dinossword's avatar
Zeppelinrose67's avatar
Absolutely gorgeous =)
Thank you for sharing!
Denzil007's avatar
Lobehamawesome's avatar
Hi. I am new to this site but would love to buy this from you. Is that possible?
francoclun's avatar
Hi, Yes, it is :-) I sent you a private message
cantrem's avatar
Hello! Firstly, I would like to say that your drawings are amazingly accurate, and that shows a lot of work and dedication.

That being said, it would be great if you could credit the work of the people who went through all the trouble, pain, danger, expenses and time to take the original photos and make a little bit clearer what your own contribution to the art is. Even more so when your photo recreations are available to buy in printed form. I see that other users commented about this, and you did share the photographers name, but a name or link in the description would be a lot more appropriate.

For example, this is a recreation of one of Nick Brandt's photo titled "Elephant drinking", taken in Amboseli, in 2007 , and has quite an interesting story behind it.(link:… )
francoclun's avatar
Hi. Thanks a lot for the kind words. Yes you are right, but this was one of the first drawings I feautured on Deviand Art (And I did not know the best way to do it). I added the informations you suggested ;-)
TristanTemplar's avatar
i had to stare at this for a while to make sure it wasn't a photo :P absolutely amazing!!! i cant see a single flaw :)
kj95592000's avatar
I would swear this was an old photo. The attention to details and the way you capture texture is amazing.
francoclun's avatar
Thank you!! I was trying to do justice to the photo that inspired this drawing and I'm very happy if you think I succeeded. :D
Chazrobert's avatar
You really are a master at capturing texture in your drawings, as well as the quiet majestic quality of this elephant. I admire the dedication to providing every detail, and the commitment of time in order to do this. All of your drawings are absolutely superb examples of skill mastery. Bravo!
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Thank you, you are very generous with your comment  :D

francoclun's avatar
Thank you very much :D
francoclun's avatar
Thank you very much :D
ErnestoVladimir's avatar
It's so magnificent, my friend :)
francoclun's avatar
Thanks, Ernesto. I hope you are well :D
ErnestoVladimir's avatar
Well, compared to most times, I am doing wonderful haha. I hope you are doing good, as well. I should mention; I'm actually thinking about drawing an elephant myself :)
lamb0423's avatar
This is excellent work!  I am such a fan of yours.
francoclun's avatar
Thank you very much. :D
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