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Elephant Vs. Whale 1

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My very FIRST watercolor that I did in college. Style has changed a good deal since then but I think this style could stand some revisiting!! :) That poor whale's tail could use some HELP !!! LOL!!
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Well I guess size doesn't always win!
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ArtisinmyHeartProfessional Digital Artist
I LOVE IT!
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Thanks!!! :)
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I like it very much!
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Thanks!! :)
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:wow: amazing!
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:blush:
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This drawing reminds me of an old African Folk tale about a clever spider who tricks and an elephant and a rhino into playing tug of war with each other by making them think they're playing tug of war with the spider
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DING DING DING!!! Give the informed viewer a prize!!!! Yep you are dead on!! That's teh story!! But the one I read didn't have a rhino or Anansi(whom I imagine is who teh spider was in your story.) In teh one I read they just wanted to see who was stronger. And what's even weirder is that the elephant won!!! Pretty frickin strong Elephant!! :)
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your first watercolor?

Good lord!!!!!......
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I waited until my final year of college to try my hand at watercolors. All before that I was trying to master oils and acrylics with little to no success. I just wasn't a good enough painter(still ain't that great). I largely went to watercolors because my sketches were okay but my finished painted pieces sucked. I wanted a medium that allowed my sketches to show through, hence I went with watercolors. And from their the love affair began!! :)
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I love them because they are the only ones I can blend fairly decently...plus they are so low maintenance...and reusable on a pallete!
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Isn't that part wonderful!!! I can just let em dry up on my palette and go back to them weeks later and ah ha!!! A little water and good as new!!
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I know.....you save on money too! I love watercolors!

Frank Frazetta used to use his kid's mickey Mouse watercolors...weird huh?
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Not weird at all considering Frazetta! Did you know that later in life he had a stroke and taught himself to draw with his opposite hand!! Their's a video on his life, that I can't remember the name of but, he was a prodigy in his youth. The stuff he could draw in elementray school was better than the stuff I wish I could do now!! Amazing artist!!
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Frazetta is on a whole other level. That guy is possessed or something...truly not of this earth. He, (besides Norman Rockwell) has to be the most amazing illsutrator ever. Frazetta almost played pro-baseball too!!!

Did you know that he normally could get a full painting done in ONE DAY....
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Doesn't it make you SICK!! Amazingly talented guy, a master!! The art community is so weird now that I rarely hear of any prodigees anymore. And the last one that I heard of was a little girl that did Fine Art paintings, sadly I'm sure the measure of her genius was subjective since it was in the non-figurative range of paintings(colors and shapes primarily). There have to still be prodigy's!! Don't there??
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Hahahha, very funny. I liked a lot the idea.
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Thanks, it's actually a piece of African folklore. Lots of cool stories from that continent!
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Yaay!! It's really cool! I like very much that stories, but nobody use to think on that (well... I only did one too... long time ago :__
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willy you one talented brotha
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Awesome work :3
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Thanks so much!!! :)
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Welcome :D
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