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Little paintings #2 - Borbles and antelopes by namu-the-orca Little paintings #2 - Borbles and antelopes :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 106 18 Little paintings #1 - borble time by namu-the-orca Little paintings #1 - borble time :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 139 19 That is not how gravity works by namu-the-orca That is not how gravity works :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 89 36 Between her dreams and oxygen by namu-the-orca
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Between her dreams and oxygen :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 104 50
NKW1000 by namu-the-orca NKW1000 :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 209 25 Red-cheeked cordon-bleu animation by namu-the-orca Red-cheeked cordon-bleu animation :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 193 28 NCIS human practice by namu-the-orca NCIS human practice :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 36 12 Iceland by namu-the-orca Iceland :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 286 47 Redwing studies by namu-the-orca Redwing studies :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 134 21 Bittern's Birthday by namu-the-orca Bittern's Birthday :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 41 14 Tranquil gods in calm waters by namu-the-orca Tranquil gods in calm waters :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 442 37 Burning Sun by namu-the-orca Burning Sun :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 337 45 Creature from the deep by namu-the-orca Creature from the deep :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 357 48 As above, so is below by namu-the-orca As above, so is below :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 202 33 The night winks its eye by namu-the-orca The night winks its eye :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 126 25 Steam engine t-shirts by namu-the-orca Steam engine t-shirts :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 16 8


Catalina Macaw by Verenique Catalina Macaw :iconverenique:Verenique 72 10 Weekend doodle - Gathering wood by omnicogni Weekend doodle - Gathering wood :iconomnicogni:omnicogni 4 2 Tachybaptus ruficollis by TopGon Tachybaptus ruficollis :icontopgon:TopGon 18 2 Un air de deja vu by phalalcrocorax Un air de deja vu :iconphalalcrocorax:phalalcrocorax 145 5 They are back !!! by phalalcrocorax They are back !!! :iconphalalcrocorax:phalalcrocorax 201 12 It's winter out there by phalalcrocorax It's winter out there :iconphalalcrocorax:phalalcrocorax 561 46 Ruminating by Eurwentala Ruminating :iconeurwentala:Eurwentala 285 35 [C] - Meeko by 00BlacKBerrY00 [C] - Meeko :icon00blackberry00:00BlacKBerrY00 123 20 Regulus ignicapilla by TopGon Regulus ignicapilla :icontopgon:TopGon 125 22 LORE - The Inheritance by The7thSea LORE - The Inheritance :iconthe7thsea:The7thSea 26 48 Cataclysm by Seolhe Cataclysm :iconseolhe:Seolhe 58 16 Eubalaena japonica by AngelMC18 Eubalaena japonica :iconangelmc18:AngelMC18 43 6 Oilbird Headshot by Kasaurus Oilbird Headshot :iconkasaurus:Kasaurus 47 13 Mr Cardinal by Mogrianne Mr Cardinal :iconmogrianne:Mogrianne 51 11 Leopard Seal by oxpecker Leopard Seal :iconoxpecker:oxpecker 143 17 the end of a giant by kalambo the end of a giant :iconkalambo:kalambo 675 34


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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). Mostly I paint and draw, but 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.

Hows about commissions?
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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GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome gallery 🎀 ⭐
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Hello my friend it's lovely to see you still active on here :)
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CrystalingStar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love animals, especially dolphins! Maybe you can help me find a good picture for me to paint for a card for someone special for their birthday.
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v3005 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
 ahh im new but already very fond of your work! i have such a soft spot for orcas and really just cetaceans in general *___*  my first thought then upon seeing your work was 'omg, i would so put this on my wall..' 
will you sell prints of any kind again in the future? 
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Bloodwolf-Xx Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I love your art. I'm a total  whale nerd Whale EmojiOrca ~ Yes!
I would love for you to join my group if your interested. If  not that's fine. Just thought I'd ask.
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