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Topsy Turvy by NarniaOrca Topsy Turvy by NarniaOrca
Here is an orca playing on a rocky shorebed, participating in a well-known behaviour known as rock-rubbing. It is unsure why orcas do this exactly, but there are theories that the rubbing against rocks removes any dead or loose skin or perhaps they are just doing it for fun as they like the feel of the rocks against their skin. Either way, I just love seeing this behaviour being documented. 

I couldn't decide which of my OC's to colour so this is just a random orca (though I may make an OC eventually). 
The sketch has been lying around for some time, and I though it was about time I give some much needed attention to my non-dog characters.

Any constructive criticism is more than welcome as always (:


Tools:
Paint Tool Sai - Lining
Photoshop - Colouring + Background
Tablet and Pen
Sketch: Topsy Turvey

(c) rock brushes charfade
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:iconakelahnaih:
AkelahNaih Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Love that pose! gorgeous drawing. :D
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NarniaOrca Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you Naih! :aww:
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:iconakelahnaih:
AkelahNaih Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconnarniaorca:
NarniaOrca Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww:
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AnoOrca Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my favorite of your recent cetacean submissions. The angling of the pose is different and visually pleasing. :aww: Nice design on the orca, too! Simple, yet nice to look at.
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NarniaOrca Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! it was a challenge but it was good fun to draw as well! :aww:
thanks, I think she might become a new member of my wild pod (:
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TreenamiOrca48 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute!
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GypsySkye Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I haven't seen an orca from you in  a while :aww: Beautiful work! I absolutely adore the background. ^^ 
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NarniaOrca Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its been too long! I haven't had much inspiration for them as i've been so wrapped up with the dogs. 
Thank you! I am so happy with how this all turned out! :aww:
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GypsySkye Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're dogs are always  fun to see though :aww: 
you should be! ^^ 
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NarniaOrca Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe Thank you (:
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Dolphingurl21stuff Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so fabulous!
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