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I - You shut your mouth! by namu-the-orca I - You shut your mouth! by namu-the-orca
Species depicted: Orca or Killer whale (Orcinus orca)
Time taken: unrecorded
References used: www.jameswarwick.co.uk/resourc… orcahome.de/images/freya72.jpg
Tools of the trade: Photoshop CS5


"You shut your mouth, how can you say
'I go about things the wrong way'?!
I am human and I need to be loved,
Just like everybody else does

There's a club, if you'd like to go
You could meet someone who really loves you
So you go, and you stand on your own and you leave on your own
And you go home, and you cry and you want to die

When you say it's gonna happen 'now'
When exactly do you mean?
See, I've already waited too long
And all my hope is gone..."

'How soon is now?' by Love spit love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoiO0r…

EDIT: did some more work on the background, mainly added lens blurr to make it look a bit more 'realistic'. A success or should I change back?

Personal piece - I'm not interested in questions about the subject, but didn't wanna disable comments either, so don't be afraid to ask something about the painting in itself :)

Feel free to interpret however you like.



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:iconorkydorky:
OrkyDorky Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I 100% dont get it But i  love it
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the right spirit!
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:iconragecomics100:
Ragecomics100 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
me:*singing
Orca:shut up!
me:OK...
:D
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:icondelicatestrength:
Delicatestrength Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHAHAHA!!! You tell 'em!!
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:iconsky-c:
Sky-C Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Cute :meow:
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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:icondolphinchild:
DolphinChild Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
it looks like dry land in the back, is it? cause thats really creative!!!!
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes it is, thanks :)
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:icontassietyger:
tassietyger Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well after all Orcas and other tooth whales are not only the ungulate's answer to primates (like apes in terms of intelligence) but also to carnivorans such as hyenas and wolves (in terms of ecological niches). So the fact the Orca is on the savanna could indicate that not all ungulates are passive grazers like sheep, reminding us that there are more complex than that. And the fact there is a human in the reflection suggests that we should wake up with the idea a "person" might not just be humans on this planet.
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, wow, now that's an awesomely different take at it! Not what I had in thought while painting at all, but surely very cool and true :D So interesting to see how different people can interpret the same thing :aww:
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:iconkihara-quagga:
Kihara-Quagga Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it just me or is there a reflection of a scared human on the orcas nose :confused:
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not just you ;)
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:iconkihara-quagga:
Kihara-Quagga Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, so I'm right hehehe :D
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:iconangelorca6109:
Angelorca6109 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous.. I think that you and i have some sort of connection, we both started working on our orca techniques about the same time.. But this one is pretty.. :)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much, glad you like :) Always good to be improving!
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:iconangelorca6109:
Angelorca6109 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes... Yes it is!
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:iconpoorartman:
Poorartman Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
very cool
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconpoorartman:
Poorartman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconshinyaquablueribbon:
ShinyAquaBlueRibbon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Yep, I checked. It's still amazing. XD
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks :XD:
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:icondarksilverflame:
DarkSilverflame Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The blur makes it better, I like it :D
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear that! Makes the background a little less awkward :XD:
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:icondarksilverflame:
DarkSilverflame Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The background is nice, though :)
I wouldn't have come to the idea to use a depth of field effect, so that's awesome you thought of it :)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was mainly used to make the BG look a bit better, though, only in the second place did I think of the 'realism' and DoF effect :lol:
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DarkSilverflame Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, we are all lucky sometimes! :lol:
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Prince-Petrichor Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing! I especially like the idea of giving the orca 'human' expression, and a very surreal use of desert background too, I can't help but notice that mysterious reflection of the human on the orcas skin!

The whole feel of the piece, as well as your (amazing) song choice makes me think of thoughts of being out of place, unaccepted and laughed at almost. I'd like to know your personal reasons behind this piece :)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Haha, had a lot of fun putting in details like that, always nice to know people notice ;) Hmm, interesting interpreation of it :) I'm sorry but I won't tell you.
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Prince-Petrichor Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! And how could I not notice? Details are the best things to look for! And whatever it is, I just hope you're happy and healthy :D
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I certainly am, so no worry about that! :D
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:iconprince-petrichor:
Prince-Petrichor Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great to hear! Hope it stays that way! :D
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:iconwhitetippedwaves:
whitetippedwaves Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the update! :nod:
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you do! :D
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:iconnocturnalsea:
NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I must say my favorite part is the shiny skin. You've really got a good handle on light reflection and refraction.
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, it is definitely the part I struggled with most as I tend to avoid them but I'm glad it worked out here :thanks:
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grayorca Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:o

...Eep. *shuts mouth*

Still, a great expression, and one that is done far more realistically for an orca's face than I have ever managed. :XD:
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, that's a job well done from the orca then :lol: Thanks, kinda went out of my comfort zone here 'humanising' her expression, but otherwise she looked way too happy XD
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grayorca Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the trick to that, with any cetacean, is to keep the expressiveness limited to being seen in the eyes and body posture. But even so, yeah, they can turn cartoonish without warning if one does not pay close attention to how they turn out in the early stages.
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SilverSoulArtist Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is beautiful!! I love the smooth look of the orca =)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconbritannia-orca:
Britannia-Orca Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Beautiful I love your orcas, I would shut my mouth if he asked me :giggle:
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much; I would too if she was getting all into my face like that :lol:
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Britannia-Orca Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
your welcome, oh she's a she? do you mind me noting you? I'd love to know the reason behind it's creation no worries if you don't want to :)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, you can see it by the small pectorals, I guess males would've had bigger ones :D You could always ask but I'm afraid I won't answer. It really is personal :)
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Britannia-Orca Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Silly me haha, that's ok I perfectly understand :nod:
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I like the expression :lol:
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconthe-average-alex:
The-Average-Alex Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Digital Artist
i don't know why but it reminds me of the hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy when the dolphins fly off earth......
but that's just me
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, now you say so, it kinda does :lol:
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Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is brilliantly done, I just don't quite understand why the background isn't water? :giggle:
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