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pelican by Ankaraven pelican by Ankaraven
acrylics on canvas, 80x60 cm
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:iconalicelice:
Alicelice Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
admirable work!
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:iconjasminsalen:
JasminSalen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful. I thought i was looking at a photo, this is so detailed! :omg:
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Superb work.
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:iconnewgaia:
Newgaia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great and beautiful work
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TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work!
I mostly do Dinosaurs such as Spinosaurs.
I base my Spinosaur drawings off Pelicans, since they were fish eaters I add the throat sack to them.
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great painting :). I love pelicans, have done a couple myself
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:iconciameth:
Ciameth Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here: [link]
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:iconinjectvibrancy:
InjectVibrancy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Unbelievable O_O
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconmarkcarson:
MarkCarson Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Dude, this painting is amazing!!! You are so talented!
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
Sorry for the late reply, I was on vacation. :roll:
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:iconmarkcarson:
MarkCarson Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
np, I read your journal hope you had a good time. ;)
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely had a good time...the Canary Islands are paradise for a geologist :D
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:iconmarkcarson:
MarkCarson Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Nice, glad to hear it.
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TemporalWolf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
omg... amazing
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:icontsuchan:
Tsuchan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
VERY nice details and color. I love all the little textures in the feathers!
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
Sorry for the late reply, I was on vacation. :roll:
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:iconwindestaenzerin:
Windestaenzerin Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, these details :heart:
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very colourful and detailed.
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries.
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Vampiressartist Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so realistic! What kind of acrylics do you use?
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!
I use "Galeria" (Winsor & Newton) (in 250 ml pots, for some reason the paint in the tubes seems to be slightly different... might just be my imagination though ;))
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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That's great... It looks so real!
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconphotoshopgirl29:
PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Welcome!
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Wings4Glory Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Student Artist
When i looked at it at first i thought it was a picture!!!:faint: I have some acrylics that are available to me but i don't really know how to use them....any pointers? I really :heart: your painting and I faved it!:hug:
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)

Acrylics are a great medium to work with as they are rather forgiving, you can easily correct mistakes by simply painting over them. I always start by drawing a fairly detailed sketch with pencils...usually one can still see the lines after grounding and that helps a lot. Then I start by grounding the different areas and already try to shade things roughly. I always colour the whole canvas before starting on any details to see if the colours will look good together.
As one can (almost) always paint over layers of colour already on the canvas it is best to paint from the background to the foreground so that you don´t have to paint around objects. That means that one finishes the background before one starts to add details to the creatures/objects in the foreground.
I tend to work with small quantities of paint and I mix all tones from the 5 basic colours...that way the shades and tones vary a little every time I have to mix the colour again creating a wider variety of tones. It is important to know that (most) acrylics tend to dry a little darker so the tones you use have to be a tad lighter than you want them to be in the finished painting.
The amount of water used is very important, depending on what effect you want to create and what brush you use...one has to experiment a little to get that right. It is also important to know what kind of brush to use for what as they hold different amounts of colour, this takes a bit of experimenting again.

That´s all I can think of right now...I hope this helps you. Feel free to ask if you have any questions. :)
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Wings4Glory Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Student Artist
Thanks so much! This will help me a lot!!!:hug: Thanks again!:heart:
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EatToast Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful work! amazing job, the feathers look so great!
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jinkies36 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Wow fantastic work! Looks so realistic, especially the textures. I think the background makes it though!
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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adavesseth Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How beautiful!
Like how you've done the black pattern on its back, and the beak. Interresting to see that it consists only of different colors, to create that realistic feeling and shadow.
:)
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!:)
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ColdSubject Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008   Photographer
Hello!! This piece has been featured here: [link]

Stop by and have a look!

=)
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airartmikel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
Wow!
Schöner Vogel.Tolle Farben. Prima hingekriegt. Muss eine Heidenarbeit gewesen sein, die ganzen Strukturen zu malen.
Viele Grüße
airartmikel
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke sehr!
Ja, Heidenarbeit trifft es sehr gut...etwa 35 bis 40 Stunden ... aber es hat Spaß gemacht :D
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airartmikel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
Und wenn das Ergebnis dann auch noch so gut ausfällt, wird die Zeit, die man aufgewendet hat zweitrangig.
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kr-ss Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the brushstrokes on the feathers on the neck and head, but I also love how you've done the feathers on the lower part. Very lovely painting.
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!:)
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:iconparochena:
parochena Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really nicely done! Love the brush strokes! Well done! :+fav: :heart:
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!:)
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:iconparochena:
parochena Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem :D
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:iconmrwhizzle:
MrWhiZZlE Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008   Digital Artist
Beautiful! I thought it was a photo :lol:
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!:)
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venatorfend Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
*gasp*
The Power of GOD! O.O It's WONDERFUL! Uh... Oh... Just beautiful... beautiful.
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:iconinner-alsatian:
Inner-Alsatian Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Oo.. I really thought it was a photo when I saw the thumb
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:iconankaraven:
Ankaraven Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!:)
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:iconmeowcow:
meowcow Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
i was certain that this was a photograph. needless to say, i was impressed. you are a very skilled artist,i'd love to some day reach your level :)
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