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Future Investment by namu-the-orca Future Investment :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 152 10 Menu dolphin friends by namu-the-orca Menu dolphin friends :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 121 17 Underground by namu-the-orca Underground :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 170 36 Febirdary 2018 by namu-the-orca Febirdary 2018 :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 147 31 The air tasted different that night by namu-the-orca The air tasted different that night :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 176 22 Redpolls by namu-the-orca Redpolls :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 236 38 African lion by namu-the-orca African lion :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 124 23 Dutch steam engine No 3759 - NS 3700 class by namu-the-orca Dutch steam engine No 3759 - NS 3700 class :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 59 27 Thank you guys by namu-the-orca Thank you guys :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 100 29 Three-streaked tchagra animation by namu-the-orca Three-streaked tchagra animation :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 174 30 Grey crowned crane by namu-the-orca Grey crowned crane :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 205 35 Blue tit, Common blackbird and European robin by namu-the-orca Blue tit, Common blackbird and European robin :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 78 17 Celebratory wigeons and avocets by namu-the-orca Celebratory wigeons and avocets :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 80 10 Watercolour bird studies by namu-the-orca Watercolour bird studies :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 113 23 Maaike by namu-the-orca Maaike :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 87 21 Something new by namu-the-orca Something new :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 201 56


Baby Sedge Warbler by Empa85 Baby Sedge Warbler :iconempa85:Empa85 2 0 Love is in the air... by phalalcrocorax Love is in the air... :iconphalalcrocorax:phalalcrocorax 208 9 sherk by The7thSea sherk :iconthe7thsea:The7thSea 27 27 African Paradise Flycatchers by WillemSvdMerwe African Paradise Flycatchers :iconwillemsvdmerwe:WillemSvdMerwe 162 20 Pacific white-sided dolphin by JeyBirn Pacific white-sided dolphin :iconjeybirn:JeyBirn 13 3 Risso's dolphin by JeyBirn Risso's dolphin :iconjeybirn:JeyBirn 15 1 Final boss by phalalcrocorax Final boss :iconphalalcrocorax:phalalcrocorax 172 29 Sassy Stroll by Nambroth Sassy Stroll :iconnambroth:Nambroth 513 25 Portrait of a Cheetah by Eurwentala Portrait of a Cheetah :iconeurwentala:Eurwentala 122 6 Common Caco by WillemSvdMerwe Common Caco :iconwillemsvdmerwe:WillemSvdMerwe 104 19 The Wise One by omnicogni The Wise One :iconomnicogni:omnicogni 4 2 Arriving to the underwater chamber by omnicogni Arriving to the underwater chamber :iconomnicogni:omnicogni 3 1 Genetic Lottery - Leucistic Willow Flycatcher by Spirit-whales Genetic Lottery - Leucistic Willow Flycatcher :iconspirit-whales:Spirit-whales 10 2 Contemplative by Nambroth Contemplative :iconnambroth:Nambroth 557 26 Turonian sea of Saxony by Hyrotrioskjan Turonian sea of Saxony :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 484 80 Napolion and Purchill by Lhuin Napolion and Purchill :iconlhuin:Lhuin 524 12


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Frédérique Lucas
Artist | Professional | Varied

Hullo, and welcome! My name is Frédérique Lucas, though most of you probably know me as Namu. I like whales. And steam engines, too! Which may come as a surprise to some people (including me, at first).

I’m an artist based in the Netherlands – which sounds unduly fancy. Basically, I paint things and when I can’t do that I scribble on every available scrap of paper. Sometimes I write stories too, and from time to time I pretend to be a photographer. It’s perhaps an odd marriage, wildlife and steam engines, but both have a firm place in my heart and thus my art and neither will be leaving any time soon.

Always open! Contact me if you’re interested.

May I use your painting for my website/blog/avatar/dankest new YouTube video/??
If you want to use my art for anything, or post it anywhere, please contact me first! My art is not stock that can be used for free, and since I (try to) make my living as an artist, it can hurt my income directly when art is stolen or even sold without proper credits. So just shoot me a message, and most of the time I'll say yes :)

Contact: email me at or send a note here!


Hullo hullo,

I figured it was about time for a proper update-journal. It's been more than a year.

First: yes, I have a new avatar - PLEASE DON'T PANIC. It hurts my heart as well to lose the wonderful avatar Ebonenee made for me, what, seven years ago or so? I'm still getting used to seeing the new orca accompanying my comments, and I know that I for one usually have a minor heart attack when someone I've followed for years suddenly gets a new avatar. But trust me, it'll become familiar soon.

Reason for the new avatar is a rather grand one: I've recently quit university so I can devote my full time to (hopefully) making a living as an artist. Which, first and foremost, meant cleaning up my online presence. So my 'professional' website is finally made into something presentable. You can check it out here: I've also revived my art-tumblr, which had been dormant for a good five years or so. You can find that over here: (I'm still filling it up with the big backlog of art). I also have a facebook page, for those of you who are into that kind of thing:….

All these different websites made me want to have at least something that stayed constant throughout all of them; hence the new avatar. It's my icon/avatar on facebook, deviantart and tumblr, and the website tab-icon-thing on my website. I'll upload a large size of the painting soon, she's pretty cuuute.

Second: you may have noticed (on tumblr, or facebook, or my website) that I present myself as a wildlife and railway artist. "WTH NAM, RAILWAYS?". YES, RAILWAYS. More specifically, steam engines. I love them, they're amazing, etc. You can read all my further gushing and blabbering on them on the 'about' page on the website... It's all made worse by the fact there's pretty awesome heritage railways near my home, and dang does that make me happy.

Anyway, the long and short of it is: yes, I also draw steam engines now. Sometimes with faces, accompanying dumb jokes (thanks for the inspiration, Rev. W. Awdry), often without. And I'll be uploading them alongside the regular dolphos on here (and everywhere else). Since it's a pretty 'new' infatuation of mine I don't have lots of railway art yet, but it's coming. So please don't be alarmed when a 100 ton-metal machine suddenly rolls into your inbox, instead of the expected dolphin or whale.

It's okay. They're pretty darn cool. And some have amazing names. Pls love them too.

(i mean, seriously, these are real names of real engines HOW COOL CAN U BE?)

Well, I think that's all for now, enjoy your delightful er... Wednesday, and see you soooon



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Shanglon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018
You have an awesome Gallery. I love the effort and high skills you put in these pieces. The quality and dedication at showing animal details combined with perfect anatomy and ability to show perfectly their features and personality make your Artworks truly eye-candy and amazing. Watcher earned. Have a wonderful day!
The7thSea Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where u at gyrl
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You seen the cove?
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WagmoreBarkless Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing gallery, Sir!
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HanaVlad Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do you like orca?I am curious :)
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