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Namu's sketchbook part 7 by namu-the-orca Namu's sketchbook part 7 :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 44 2 Watercolour woodpeckers by namu-the-orca Watercolour woodpeckers :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 122 10 Namu's sketchbook part 6 by namu-the-orca Namu's sketchbook part 6 :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 123 7 Mucky Ducky no more by namu-the-orca Mucky Ducky no more :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 32 7 Raining bubbles by namu-the-orca Raining bubbles :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 273 28 Wild water buffalo by namu-the-orca Wild water buffalo :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 113 21 The porpoise tornado by namu-the-orca The porpoise tornado :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 101 27 Haole Ohana by namu-the-orca Haole Ohana :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 154 31 Little paintings #3 - Deer and water-deer by namu-the-orca Little paintings #3 - Deer and water-deer :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 130 31 Little paintings #2 - Borbles and antelopes by namu-the-orca Little paintings #2 - Borbles and antelopes :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 128 25 Little paintings #1 - borble time by namu-the-orca Little paintings #1 - borble time :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 152 22 That is not how gravity works by namu-the-orca That is not how gravity works :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 94 41 Between her dreams and oxygen by namu-the-orca
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Between her dreams and oxygen :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 111 53
NKW1000 by namu-the-orca NKW1000 :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 221 28 Red-cheeked cordon-bleu animation by namu-the-orca Red-cheeked cordon-bleu animation :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 194 28 NCIS human practice by namu-the-orca NCIS human practice :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 35 12


Tanystropheus longobardicus by tuomaskoivurinne Tanystropheus longobardicus :icontuomaskoivurinne:tuomaskoivurinne 343 42 Spring Restoration by KatieHofgard Spring Restoration :iconkatiehofgard:KatieHofgard 996 16 The Short Story of a Fish by Nambroth The Short Story of a Fish :iconnambroth:Nambroth 738 15 Mayan Azhdarchid by Hyrotrioskjan Mayan Azhdarchid :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 359 39 American Avocet by windfalcon American Avocet :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 167 8 Duality by Ubhejane Duality :iconubhejane:Ubhejane 29 7 Grey Day Gift by Nambroth Grey Day Gift :iconnambroth:Nambroth 597 35 Great Blue: Evening Glow by Nambroth Great Blue: Evening Glow :iconnambroth:Nambroth 890 34 Blue water dragon by GaudiBuendia Blue water dragon :icongaudibuendia:GaudiBuendia 1,817 34 Return of the Blue Herons by natureguy Return of the Blue Herons :iconnatureguy:natureguy 29 11 sabertooth by Dinomaniac sabertooth :icondinomaniac:Dinomaniac 447 35 The king by Dinomaniac The king :icondinomaniac:Dinomaniac 688 36 Sable Antelope by oxpecker Sable Antelope :iconoxpecker:oxpecker 141 20 Frosty Geese by natureguy Frosty Geese :iconnatureguy:natureguy 18 5 spex by The7thSea spex :iconthe7thsea:The7thSea 22 8 Bird Costumes at IOC 2018 by Nambroth Bird Costumes at IOC 2018 :iconnambroth:Nambroth 1,632 129


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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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