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Mowgli and Baloo

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Picture of Mowgli and Baloo the brown bear! ^^
Done with dilluted acrylic. I'm not too good at color, especially paint, but it's something i'd really like to get good at! Practice makes perfect i guess...
Dunno whether to ink it to make it stand out more (especially for mowgli who seems a bit faded!)... Plus scanner killed it a bit cos the paper had gone wavy ^^
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Kodimarto Filmographer
Very, very detailed piece.:) I think you did a grand job.
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thanks, thats kind of you. Its a very old picture!!
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Kodimarto Filmographer
You're welcome. :)
grazatt's avatar
Very good, they look like they were described in the book!
girllover1's avatar
WILL U PUT ON BANANA LEAVES OR SKIN AN ANIMAL JUST PUT CLOTHES ON HIM
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why would he need clothes? he never wore anything in the book ^-^
girllover1's avatar
no wonder they never made any other movies
DTWX's avatar
Another good picture of the Wild Boy and the non-Blue Bear. =p

Would you ever re-scan this or remaster it someday to get rid of the wrinkles?
kookybird's avatar
I'd probably do a whole new version, this one is pretty old, and I've learnt lots since. I'll give it a go at some point!
DTWX's avatar
Ah, a remake of the Original. 8-)

So long as it ain't done by Rob Zombie. :lol:
LeeM's avatar
Another terrific Jungle Book image. And I'm sure Kipling did describe Baloo as a brown bear. Sloth bears are much smaller and have black fur and grey-brown snouts. (I only know that because I've just been watching a wildlife show.)

My only quibble with this picture is all the unused space around the edge. Apart from that, the dark marks caused by the wavy paper could be digitally erased from the white background, and what's left of them wouldn't show up so much on the figures. Anyway, leaving all that aside, great picture and I hope to see more soon.
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Ta! yeah Baloo is definatly a brown bear, i checked the book first just in case and he's described as "the sleepy brown bear" ^^ And yeah does look a bit empty round the sides, i often leave pics unfinished cos im worried i'll cock the rest up lol
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Wow! I love it. Although I always do like your drawings. Lol. By the way, I think heard somewhere that Baloo was a sloth bear. However, I am not sure. Then again I think the sloth bear is the only type of bear that lives in India.
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Im not sure.. I did check the book first just to make sure, and its written "sleepy brown bear" when Baloo is first metioned.
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Ok, I'm not sure either. Although, I'm not sure if brown or grey bears even exist in India. I think the sloth bear is the only bear that exists there. However, I'm not sure.
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right... i looked up the bear thing to put my mind at rest, and it seems that there are 3 types of bears in india : the himalayan black bear, the sloth bear and...the brown bear! phew ^^ But hey i trust Kipling to know if there were brown bears in India, he lived there after all... Anywho..^^
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Sorry, about that then. I was wrong. I know you like to be accurate about these things.
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lol hey no worries!! didnt mean to split hairs if that was the case, i can be annoying like that ^^
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Don't be worried. You did not annoy me.
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