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megaptera novaeangliae by odontocete megaptera novaeangliae by odontocete
My first try at a baleen whale. It's a bit rough, but it was fun (especially to get the knobbly texture - I'm so used to doing species with smooth skin) so I definitely plan on doing more in the future.

Prints available! [link] Thanks for taking a look!

Edit 9/26: Oh my goodness, a Daily Deviation! Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my work and for the lovely comments. This piece was drawn and coloured digitally using my tablet, but my recent pieces are all traditional media.

I wrote some words on this piece here on my blog, with some images of it in progress: [link]

Please visit my website for more of my work, including sketches! [link]

Thank you again!
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Given 2012-09-26
megaptera novaeangliae by *odontocete ( Suggested by lapis-lazuri and Featured by SRudy )
:iconpaulfrancis:
PaulFrancis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Damn, that's beautiful work!
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:iconedris-kingfisher:
Edris-Kingfisher Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So deep. So blue. And then the whale. I dunno why I love the deep whale pictures so much. There's just something so magical and mysterious about them.
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
simply wonderful!
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:iconnoirerora:
Noirerora Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
wonderful!
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:iconsahar01:
Sahar01 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is beautiful!
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
cool
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:iconepsilow:
Epsilow Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is astonishing work!! Simply amazing, the deep blue and the games of the light in the surface, and the vastity of the ocean surrounding an enourmous animal, making it seem small; that's what I see. DD, well deserved :iconclapplz:
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:iconushi-de-bray:
Ushi-de-Bray Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconlepurpledemon888:
LePurpleDemon888 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
favorite mammal. beautiful :)
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:iconmarcos-vom:
Marcos-VOM Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Whales! principality Jubart(her name in Brazil)
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:iconi-am-jenius:
i-am-JENius Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It reminds of the movie 'Big Miracle' :) Anyway, great job!
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:iconbluelisamh:
Bluelisamh Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful work! Congratulations on a well-deserved DD :)
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:icongraeth-raltharn:
Graeth-Raltharn Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Amazing work
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:iconaquophis:
Aquophis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
I love it so much.
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:iconthe-midnightflower:
The-MidnightFlower Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!! This really detailed piece takes just the perfect harmony of this mammal!! <3 love this!!
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:iconwestlylafleur:
WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:clap:
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:iconsubjectivelight:
SubjectiveLight Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely fantastic.
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:iconaktphantom815:
aktphantom815 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely Amazing work here! bravo! DD deserved indeed!!!! =D
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:iconblueberrycrazy:
BlueberryCrazy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
This sent a physical shiver down my spine...those unimaginable depths...*freaking out slightly* but its very beautiful :)
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:iconartcromm:
ArtCromm Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing...:D
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:iconevergard:
evergard Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconsandyandi146:
sandyandi146 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice!
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:iconkeintial:
Keintial Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Incredible!!!
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:iconindigo-98:
indigo-98 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I. Love. This. :love:
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:iconezxekiel:
ezxekiel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Wow that is beautiful!
Lovely depiction of the well and good use of lighting! Very serene. :)
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:icontitanium-zen:
Titanium-Zen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 <3 Breathtaking
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:iconbirdie121:
Birdie121 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconemillie123:
Emillie123 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
very cool
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:icons3crt:
S3cRt Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Wow!
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:iconraivere-chan:
Raivere-chan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the way it's surfacing from the deep blue, just like hidden emotions slowing rising through and being exposed on your bare skin and your connections. Then it returns and ripples in reactions.
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:iconmermaidine:
mermaidine Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
this is an absolute beauty!
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:iconsilverwingpam:
silverwingpam Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
only one thing for me to say...love it
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:iconsilversoulartist:
SilverSoulArtist Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OH MY LORD!! D8 You're work is amazing!!! I just followed the link to your website and I'm in total awe and shock!! May I please watch you?? I like to ask first to be polite :}
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:iconrataafalava:
rataafalava Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
great job on showing the emergence from the depths.
i love your colors!
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:iconmassi-san:
Massi-San Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
congrats nice!
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:iconvolotation:
volotation Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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:iconkitamikichi:
KitaMikichi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Just awesome!
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:iconcasego2:
CASego2 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
simple and nice very good
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:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
:onfire: ... outstanding work!
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:icontaurauthiel:
Taurauthiel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Oh, good God! :love: I apologise for my outburst, but I really liked this.
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:iconamariesell:
amariesell Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the tones.:P
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:iconinsolitus85:
insolitus85 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, it's beautiful!! A DD well deserved! Congratulations!
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:icondenby-tea:
Denby-Tea Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! *0*
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:iconneaffka:
Neaffka Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm afraid of wales but your pictures is just amazing! Deserve it to be a DD :nod:
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:iconsato-photography:
Sato-photography Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful!
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:icongaytacos:
GaYtAcOs Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is just flat out beautiful
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:icondelta-13:
Delta-13 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is stunning!
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:iconxxladouleurexquisexx:
xxladouleurexquisexx Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
serene & beautiful. With the light filtering down from light to dark colors & soft details of the whale :love:

amazing stuff :D
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:iconcogwurx:
cogwurx Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Stunning!
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:icondjinn-world:
djinn-world Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
WOW! We like that!
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