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More colored-pencil-meets-Copic-markers fun!
A pair of Wood Ducks for my dad, for Father's Day, ala duck stamp style.

I used these great photos for references:
[link] and [link]

No, I did not forget the hen's foot. I decided if she were standing still, her foot would -magically- be hidden behind the male. (read: nova got to the end, realized a foot was missing, but was VERY ready to be done, hence the magical aspect)
Yes, I did go a little crazy with colors. I had markers, so sue me. ^^

For whatever reason I thought it would be fun to try and cram uber-detailed pencil work onto paper with a texture like a burlap sack. Needless to say, I fought it all the way, and there's some parts that are really buggard up because of it. OH WELL.
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:icontherainbowpusheen:
TheRainBowPusheen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
so beautiful 
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Gumptruck Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Nice dads
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:iconaspiepie:
AspiePie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I wub ducks!Cute Mega La :D 
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:iconpicklesmerf:
picklesmerf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
OH EHM GEE
ERMERGERD
JUHST WHOW
DHUCKS:3
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:iconiraqstar:
iraqstar Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Mandarin Duck wonderful
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:iconthe-iby:
The-Iby Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this, your dad must have been pretty happy.
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:iconsophieshimazu:
SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
The colors are so beautiful and vivid! :heart:
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:iconbthslayr:
bthslayr Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic
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:icondeerhunter2012:
deerhunter2012 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! you should do the duck stamp!
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:iconsarahharas07:
Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow amazing colours, great drawing!
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:iconkatie-z:
Katie-Z Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Fantasitc, you have a great eye for colour :)
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Wow, I absolutely love the colors in the piece, so I forgive you completely :D And it's amazing that you managed to get so much detail onto this texture of paper, I would have given up very quickly ^^;
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:iconkyrank:
Kyrank Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
MY GOD:faint:!!!!I REALLY LOVE YOUR ART:love::love::love:!!!!
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:iconpastelizator:
PASTELIZATOR Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
:wow:
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:icondavisthesecond:
DavisTheSecond Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You have all the right moves when it comes 2 artwork ,,,,,,,keep it going
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:iconmanabird:
Manabird Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
just amazing!
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:iconpraiseadonai:
PraiseAdonai Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
i'm speechless.......
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:iconescykane:
EscyKane Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student General Artist
INCREDIBLE colors and detail! :faint:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous colors!
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:iconbobby297uk:
bobby297uk Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i look at your work and im thinking ...I may as well pack my brushes up...Your work is out stand you are as far as i am concerned THE ARTIST....:boogie:
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:iconnovawuff:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awwww, that's super nice of you to say. If it makes you feel any better, I'm ready to pack up my brushes on this one painting I'm stuck on. I hate it. It's kicking my butt soooo bad right now. x.x
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:iconbobby297uk:
bobby297uk Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
never give in...No prisoners....LOL :boogie:
I find every so often that i create a work that does not want to be...These I put to one side and bring out sometimes years later. ( Boy have I got a lot of them) lol
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:iconnovawuff:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, sadly this one is a commission that I've been putting off for 3 years now, anyways, so I've lost the option of putting it off more. Thinking about streaming while I work on it or something, that way with people watching, I'll be more motivated to keep working. :P
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:iconbobby297uk:
bobby297uk Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love to watch you....(blush) ... :boogie:
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:iconangelasportraits:
AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG ... this is beautiful:heart:
I need to check out the rest of your gallery, not tonight though, I'll be back tomorrow!!:sun:
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:iconsherwi:
sherwi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
like the colours
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:iconyoshikoamano:
YoshikoAmano Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Потрясающе!
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:iconsomuchluv:
somuchluv Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Shut up *bonk* This is great *bonk* Stop being so good! *bonk*
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:iconbrettsdarkangel:
BrettsDarkAngel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
is there nothing you cant do? :O
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:iconmundolibre:
Mundolibre Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
awesome!!!
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:icontaeblossom:
Taeblossom Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
This is so detailed, it is breath-taking and inspiring, my art teacher says I need more patience... this just helps me find that patience in hope I might produce something like this one day :D
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:iconnovawuff:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
My patience really comes and goes. I have to make sure my art environment is right - I need to have my giant cup of iced tea, I need to have music or a movie or good company, I need to be in a comfortable temperature...it sounds really picky, but if there's nothing to distract me, I can work for a LONG time. I'll work until my hand cramps, and I'll ignore the pain and keep working until I lose feeling in it and it feels like dragging dead meat around. XD I'm forced to quit then, since I can't hold a pencil/brush anymore. I'm sure I'll have massive arthritis when I'm older. :P
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Taeblossom Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Wow xD dead meat, that's inspiring I normally give up if I manage to reach that point :) I get distracted easily, so that's really helpfull info, good music always helps me too!
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:iconanalovecatdog:
analovecatdog Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
sooooo beautiful. excellent.
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:icongreeni-studio:
greeni-studio Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, you really nailed those feathers! They really feel like the correct texture, and even iridescent like an actual mallard!
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:iconnovawuff:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad they look good to you; they took me 10x longer than they should have. :P
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:iconkiyarasabel:
KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, love the colors.
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:iconcherrycstaff:
CherryCStaff Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
just beautiful!
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:iconspiritedaiy:
SpiritedAiy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Colored pencis?! OMG!!!
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:iconmoonlightguardianowl:
MoonlightGuardianOwl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! simply beautiful! the colours and detail is amazing!
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Maybe the hen is sitting down! Now there is no magic involved. See?! XD

DUCKS
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:iconnovawuff:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nam, I thought of you SO MUCH while I was doing this, and now I think I admire your duck art even more. This was way harder than I thought it would be. :P The paper didn't help, hehe.

She's sitting in the magical green fog of... magic. Yep.
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Beautiful colors! I am amazed by your colors and textures! I love wood ducks--I think they are the most beautiful water fowl. :love:
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:iconsecretplanet:
secretplanet Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yes! the ducks! beautiful! i was looking for ward to this! it's good to see how lighter patches work with this technique too! yours are working well, mine aren't.. sigh!
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the canvus the styel and colors are rich and vibrant what a Breath Taking Wonder of and image very classic look!!
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:iconbluecrescent77:
bluecrescent77 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow! so good!
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:iconbluecrescent77:
bluecrescent77 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow! so good!
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:iconpuppyakamaru:
PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice ducks!
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:iconthe-night-owl:
The-Night-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Fff. This is amazing. <3 How do you use the markers in it?
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:icondoodlee-a:
Doodlee-a Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Those feathers looks so textured!
Just say she's in the water!
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