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You know those doodles that start our as something you sort of like and end up as something you're quite proud of?

This is one of those times.

This is a 50/50 mixture of digital and traditional. My uncle came by and gave me some old oil pastels he found lying around in his house and I decided to draw an iguana for some reason. The colors are all oil pastel, and all the shapes were digitally added after it was scanned.

©Melissa vdP 2011
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LootClan's avatar
Haha, love it.
metalstar00's avatar
I really, really like this style!
LandGart's avatar
great job, i love the style
c-beluga's avatar
Nice, I love iguanas!
grenoreo's avatar
I was floored by Best Friend is named Izzy,a 13 year old female iguana. We've been together since shortly after she hatched-she's my sweetie! Anyway,I'm disabled and poor as dirt but I'd love to be able to put this masterpiece on my profiles in various places along with her photos. May I please do so?
Thank you,no matter your answer,for creating it.
: ) Karl
ManiacalMew's avatar
Love his expression and how floppy and cuddly he looks
iceprincess7d's avatar
So cute, wish my own Iguana was this adorable
MissPoe's avatar
Hahaha xD It looks like it's melting. But it's cute somehow.

I would freak out though if my iguana became something like that.
meepymoof's avatar
Man, I love the colors!
QueenOfTheAntz's avatar
Its a fantastic drawing, it is something in it that makes it not only LOOKING like a lizard, it FEELS like one. I can imagine how it would move, sound... I like it really much. :D
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Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww!!!! Incredible! I loved this one particularly! Luckywolf, that's fantastic!!!
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nina1326's avatar
Wow, I absolutely love this! Amazing design! :love:
nanobit's avatar
Fantastic, haha :D the green colours are so delicious. I love the details and especially how the tail and the fins (?) look for some reason :XD: You can certainly be proud!
StevenRoy's avatar
Very cute!

I especially love the way those colors turned out! They're so vibrant!
YvonniFhang's avatar
I love iguanas! and this one is so cute. He looks like he's so proud of himself. Very well done. ^^
Cynthi-art's avatar
ive been drawing lots of iguanas lately (i soecially love working with their scale patterns) and you miss, have done a beautiful work here c:
Oly-RRR's avatar
Nice! :D And interesting mix of digi and trad.

My friend gave me a big box of oil pastels and I've been itching to try them but didn't really have time to do anything proper because of the thesis. So looking forward to playing around with them. Another perk of being an artist - everyone gives you art supplies they accumulate.
sketchinthoughts's avatar
Thank you! Yeah I totally agree- my relatives will give me anything from extra paper to pens they don't use anymore. It's quite useful because it saves having to buy too many supplies unless you're looking for something very specific.
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