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The night winks its eye by namu-the-orca The night winks its eye :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 111 16 Steam engine t-shirts by namu-the-orca Steam engine t-shirts :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 15 3 Marine Life of the Maritime Provinces by namu-the-orca Marine Life of the Maritime Provinces :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 293 62 Burmeister's porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis) by namu-the-orca Burmeister's porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis) :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 61 18 Future Investment by namu-the-orca Future Investment :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 192 38 Menu dolphin friends by namu-the-orca Menu dolphin friends :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 122 22 Underground by namu-the-orca Underground :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 171 40 Febirdary 2018 by namu-the-orca Febirdary 2018 :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 147 33 The air tasted different that night by namu-the-orca The air tasted different that night :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 177 24 Redpolls by namu-the-orca Redpolls :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 232 38 African lion by namu-the-orca African lion :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 133 27 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 61 27 Thank you guys by namu-the-orca Thank you guys :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 101 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 206 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


Tapioca by FionaHsieh Tapioca :iconfionahsieh:FionaHsieh 717 10 #151 by kenket #151 :iconkenket:kenket 694 17 The Wolf and the Lamb (inktober #1) by Rusakkoko The Wolf and the Lamb (inktober #1) :iconrusakkoko:Rusakkoko 191 6 Feeling a moment - Juvenile Ring-billed Gull by Spirit-whales Feeling a moment - Juvenile Ring-billed Gull :iconspirit-whales:Spirit-whales 16 1 show the way by kalambo show the way :iconkalambo:kalambo 448 20 Spring Dance by Eurwentala Spring Dance :iconeurwentala:Eurwentala 294 30 Inktober2017 - 1 -  Tiger by NadiavanderDonk Inktober2017 - 1 - Tiger :iconnadiavanderdonk:NadiavanderDonk 199 9 The Swallow and the Crow (inktober #5) by Rusakkoko The Swallow and the Crow (inktober #5) :iconrusakkoko:Rusakkoko 170 6 The Wolf and The Crane (inktober #4) by Rusakkoko The Wolf and The Crane (inktober #4) :iconrusakkoko:Rusakkoko 167 1 The Goat and the Goatherd (inktober #2) by Rusakkoko The Goat and the Goatherd (inktober #2) :iconrusakkoko:Rusakkoko 208 5 Inktober Day 5 - Long by windfalcon Inktober Day 5 - Long :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 304 29 Ancient skyscrapers by tuomaskoivurinne Ancient skyscrapers :icontuomaskoivurinne:tuomaskoivurinne 236 13 Alone by useless-machine Alone :iconuseless-machine:useless-machine 55 19 Mae by kenket Mae :iconkenket:kenket 3,896 108 Inktober - Day 01 by TailSlap Inktober - Day 01 :icontailslap:TailSlap 19 1 Prehistoric Pals by TailSlap Prehistoric Pals :icontailslap:TailSlap 30 3


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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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Hello my friend it's lovely to see you still active on here :)
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.
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? 
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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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!
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