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Vivid Platypus

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I love these brightly colored, simple critters...I just need to figure out the kind of background they want to live on. (There's the rub!) Metallic gold is a little better than blank white, but it's still not perfect yet.

I am quite pleased with the design, though. I also think he'd make a fabulous pair of enamel earrings, but I'm not sure how I'd get those made. Probably there's a place in China that does it, but I'd probably need to buy 300 pairs or something.

5 x 7, mixed media (I WILL use that tube of iridescent gold metallic acrylic I bought in 1997 in my lifetime!) on watercolor paper. Original will probably go to MFF with me, unless somebody's just gotta have it first, prints available at Red Wombat Studio at: [link]
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trinitysong's avatar
I've been searching for a platypus to get inked on me - my own thoughts on how even god has a sense of humor, and all that. Are you adverse to people doing so? I'd be happy to include the sig mark.
ingechan's avatar
so. damn. adorable.
aktigerlily's avatar
Shhhhhh. You cant tell anyone, but that's perry in disguise. :D
pancakeeeee's avatar
This is adorable!! I love it!
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Hejin0057's avatar
Wow...you have an amazing eye for color. I love how bright and alive the colors in this platypus are.

Awesome work! :clap: :clap: :clap:
The-Bails's avatar
great color choice! this is so cute!!
Piquipauparro's avatar
its grate! the lines and shapes are so fluid and teh colors are grate!
i would love to have a figure of this guy. can i make one?
gingertom84's avatar
Use colored Sculpey® clay to make those earrings!
BananaGirl48's avatar
This is just perfect, I love his inquisitive little eyes.
If you do get some earrings, please let me know, I'd love to buy a pair.
canadiankazz's avatar
Wonderful work ^_^
Necrypt's avatar
yanameGus's avatar
love the colors
Rayzerwolf's avatar
make it into a quilt I would love to have one
Chinata0822's avatar
:meow: it's a platypus
crazydeidara's avatar
OH MY GOSH!!!!OH MY GOSH!!!!!THIS PURE AWESOMENESS!!!!I LOVE PLATYPUSES! THEY ARE MY FAVORITE ANIMALS!!!
Wela-Inomae's avatar
If you do end up getting those 300 pairs of earrings, I would be more than willing to buy one off of you. ;P
glowworm56's avatar
He's adorable and would make a great pair of earings.
beanarts's avatar
really love the rendering and shading and the subtle textures along his belly. I love your work :D
Godzoro's avatar
I've fell in love with it! :D
GreyOfPTA's avatar
This is a very well made piece. :)
You're very good at making these characters look slick and glisten-y.
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