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Aythya nyroca by harpyja Aythya nyroca by harpyja
A couple of Ferruginous Ducks.

This species of Diving Ducks is nearly extinct in Germany. This illustration is for a project of the NABU.

Watercolour and Polychromos Coloured Pencils on Universal Paper / about 15 hours
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:iconlilyraine:
good job! how did you do water color with the pencils? which did you do first?
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harpyja Apr 2, 2012  Student
Thank you! At first I used baked watercolour with a brush. When this layer was dry, I added some highlights with my coloured pencils. This was the first time I combined the watercolour and the pencils ;)
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GreenMacawStudios Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is really awesome the colors and details are fantastic! :omfg:
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harpyja Feb 23, 2012  Student
Thank you so much :)
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PandaguyXD Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's art like this that's misunderstood...
Much better than a lot of the anime fanart you see crowding dA...
(Not saying that I hate anime, but this stuff needs more attention.)

Anyways, I love your style! The ducks are just awesome! :D
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harpyja Feb 27, 2012  Student
Thank you so much! I agree with you - If you do not choose "most popular" there will be many scribbles and fanart of 12 year old girls... But I should not talk too bad about anime drawings, I did a Hellsing drawing, too :P
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PandaguyXD Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I don't hate anime either. The style *is* nice, but there's too much of it now, IMO. This is the art I *prefer* to see. :)
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herofan135 Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! So lifelike!
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harpyja Feb 20, 2012  Student
Thank you :)
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celeste1528 Feb 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
gorgeous :heart:
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