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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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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible details and realism, love your use of colors aswell!
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satishverma Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work.
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harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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satishverma Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome.
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LilyRaine Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
good job! how did you do water color with the pencils? which did you do first?
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harpyja Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is really awesome the colors and details are fantastic! :omfg:
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harpyja Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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PandaguyXD Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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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