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Crocodile as Totem

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Crocodile as Totem

This was one of the first totem files I ever wrote, and then it's now one of the last pictures I've drawn. I thought this would be reaaaally hard, but... the picture just flowed out of me very easily and I'm quite happy with it; even if the colouring did take quite a long time! Lol.

Crocodile represents prehistoric wisdom, plutonian god energy, and the reconciliation of opposites. It also represents using cunning and stealth to get ahead.

Read the full file here:

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illo's board, pencil, aquarelle, metallic paint.
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Jedi-master-Dragon's avatar
I could never draw something like this.  I'm better with photoshop.
Ravenari's avatar
I'm awful at drawing with Photoshop, so it works out! :D
Jedi-master-Dragon's avatar
It's kind of like drawing on a regular sketch pad but using a tablet.
Uranimated18's avatar
The snout almost makes it look more like an alligator?
Ravenari's avatar
This is based on the saltie (saltwater crocodile), not the freshwater crocodile, which has quite a different shaped snout to the freshie: www.crocodilesafari.com.au/ima…
Uranimated18's avatar
Right, I remember from Wild Kratts.
Jagabor's avatar
Ravenari's avatar
You have a wonderful sense of color!
Ravenari's avatar
Thank you very much. I definitely enjoy putting colours together. :)
gibsart's avatar
Beautiful work !
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gibsart's avatar
You're welcome.
Pristichampsus's avatar
It reminds me of the extinct fossil crocodile "Sebecus", that lived on land.
Ravenari's avatar
ooo, awesome, thanks! :D
Pristichampsus's avatar
Actually, landcrocs were a significant trend in the fossil record.

I'm glad there's none running around now, however.
Whimsical-Dreams's avatar
Hello! :aww: Just letting you know that your work is in my latest news article "<3 All Things Australian". :hug:
Ravenari's avatar
Thank you muchly!
FatCaiman's avatar
Wow! This is beautiful. I love it. :D Crocodiles are one of my favorite animals, and I feel a connection with them, too. =)

What is "plutonian god energy", though? :confused:
Ravenari's avatar
Plutonian god energy - gods that have a similar energy to the Roman god Pluto. ;) Also including gods like Hades.
SurlyQueen's avatar
I love the detail in the scales. Well done!
Only-Dust's avatar
I can't believe the detail in this piece. It's truly amazing. :D
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