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Leap of Life by namu-the-orca Leap of Life by namu-the-orca
OMG. OMG! OMFG! :iconeeeeeplz:

I'm so freakin' pleased, happy and superexcited about this drawing! It's my first digital drawing I'm really happy with, and then I mean REALY happy. :w00t:

I have used absolutely zero reference and I'm amazingly proud of it.

Cloud brushes by :iconredheadstock:
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:iconwr0:
wr0 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So cute!!~
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Thanks ^^
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:iconwr0:
wr0 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! :iconnewglomp:
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trextrex65 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011   Digital Artist
what tools u using
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
For digital paintings like this, I use photoshop CS5 and a wacom tablet :)
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trextrex65 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011   Digital Artist
thx
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TimePortalStudios Featured By Owner May 14, 2011   Photographer
Awesome shot!!!! :clap:
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
It's a drawing, mind you ;) Thanks for the comment :D
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TimePortalStudios Featured By Owner May 14, 2011   Photographer
You're welcome ;)
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DarkSilverflame Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'll never understand how that happens :D
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MaiMaiYay Featured By Owner May 11, 2011   Digital Artist
Thats amazing. O: My sister's here too and she says its good. xD
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Thanks :meow:
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Nyla-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so amazing!! The shading *0* The shines...gah you're so good!!
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Thanks! I'm still really happy with this one :3
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Nyla-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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SplitzBanana Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The artwork of this piece is so realistic, I thought it was a picture! No joke!
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Thank you so much :hug:
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smudge-92 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
great piece of work!
Although i would have to admit.
I love your Killer Whales More :D
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thank you!

But yeah, killer whales are nicer :XD:
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smudge-92 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
you're welcome :hug:
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Chaotica-I Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
WOW!!! :jawdrop:
This is fantastic! I don't even know where to start! I LOVE the angle that you chose... it is difficult even with a reference, and the fact that you did this without a reference is freaking awesome!!! The shading on the dolphin is very good, I especially like the shiny bits. :clap:
I also like the simple background... you made great use of the cloud brushes, and I really like the way you added in the sun. :D

I can totally tell by looking at this that you were excited about it... it shows! I seriously cannot wait to see what you do next! :eager:
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
OMG! AELIA! THAN YOU! :iconhyperglompplz: (don't ask me why I wrote that all with capital letters :XD:)

I'm still not sure if the dolphin is (anatomically) correct because there still seems to be something... odd about it. Though, I really like it, and I'm glad you (such an awesome artist yourself) also likes it :w00t: The shinies were awesome to do *.* Oehh, shiny!

I think I deliberately chose to do such a simple background because I'm ususally very bad at them ^^;

Thank you so much for this lovely comment, it totally makes me want to draw another digital drawing! :heart:
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Ebonenee Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really awesome :) its great how you learnt that quik!
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Yay! :w00t: Thank you! :D

(you don't hate me now beause I still don't want to tell you what my present is? Good ;P I'm going to work on it, right now! :iconimhappyplz:)
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WildByDesign Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010   Photographer
Wow! This is definitely some of your best work yet. I am completely blown away with how great of a job you did. I like how the dolphin has a glossy look as if it has a coating of water over it, very nice and realistic. I like the whole concept with the high jump and blue sky with clouds because I am fascinated with dolphin jumps. Great job! :wow:
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Dave, thank you so much! :huggle: (I wanted to reply so quickly that I first spelled your name like 'Dvea' :XD:)

Anyways, you know how much I appreciate your comments, especially one like this one :hug: Yay for glossy and shiny dolphins! It was actually one of the most fun things to do ;P And dolphins jumping are always interesting :lol:
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WildByDesign Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010   Photographer
You're very welcome. I am so happy that you were so exited to reply so quickly. I make many spelling mistakes too when I try to type so fast. :lol: :hug:

It was my pleasure, I'm always happy to comment and see what artwork you come up with next. Keep up the great work! :D
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Yeah, for some sort of reason, Da is making my computer very slow so sometimes I make spelling mistakes even when I'm typing like a snail :XD:

:blowkiss:
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WildByDesign Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010   Photographer
dA has been more slow on my computers too ever since they updated to v7 or whatever they call it. :lol:

:blowkiss: ;)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Indeed it is, and the new version isn't even that good :icongrumpyplz:
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Oracle88 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is awesome!
when i looked at the thumbnail to this i thought it was a photo.
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
That's very sweet of you to say :) Especially because you're such a good artist yourself :worship:
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Lunchi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
wow excellent for doing it without any reference. amazing.
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Thank you! :tighthug: You can't imagine how happy I'm with this drawing ;)
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Kaly89 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
this is so freaking awsome!!!
:love:
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Thank you! I'm so happy with this! :la:
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RobindV Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Wow this is really good!
the title is the same as my video on
youtube of a slow motion jump =D
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Sorry, I stole your title from there :XD: I saw that jump on Youtube and though it would be a nice idea for a drawing. And then, when I was thinking of a title, that video popped up into my mind again. Sorry if you're angry because I stole your title ;P

And thank you :D
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RobindV Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'm not angry I just thought what a coincedence
but appearantly it wasn't =P
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I also didn't think you were angry, but I just checked to be sure ;P
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AlexPhotograpy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: :clap: :clap:
its so beautyful.
i really :heart: it .
the colours, the dolphin, the water and the lightning.
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I'm really happy with the colours too, and making all those little shiny things was a lot of fun :D

Thanks for the comment! :heart: :heart:
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Call-Me-Starlet Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I n c r e d i b l e
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Thank! :iconeeeeeplz:
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BritishViper Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
No. Way. In. HELL. THATS A PAINTING DONE BY SOMEONE MY AGE! THATS SIMPLY AMAZING. I THOUGHT IT WAS A PHOTOGRAPH! No referance too?! The colours are stunningly realistic and that anatomy! -gasp- I long so much for that skill in anatomy <33

Amazing job, I'd be excited too if I were you! -runs back over to desk to do several scetches of your lovely dolphin right here in hope of getting the nack of anatomy-
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Yeah, I know! I was starting it with the idea to simply draw a jumping dolphin from a low-angle view. Nothing special, just to try photoshop out. I did get the basic 3/4 colours for the complete painting (3 for the dolphin and 1 for the sky) from real photos, but I don't think you could consider that true references.

I'm also really happy with anatomy here :D And I hope those sketches will come out cool, maybe you can colour some/one and then post it here? :meow:
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BritishViper Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That would make sense, I always use photos to help with my swatches (thats why I have so many :XD:)

I can if I can find one good enough, they're all either too thin, stumpy or stretched out xD I'll get there :)
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
:XD: Ah, photos are the second best way to learn to draw cetaceans. The best way is to just sit down next to a viewing glass and draw :D

You'll get it right.

Eventually ;P
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BritishViper Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Urgh, I just wish I could! x__x but I live in the UK, we have a strict ban against captive dolphins (which is a good think really) and its WAY too expencive to travel.

Sounds stupid but I'm REALLY going to try for a job in marine rescue, they do some courses quite locally to me and I'd love to help a cetacean in need :') So maybe I could get my anatomy from that :nod:
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Ah man. I know dolphins do belong in the wild, though it's sometimes so cool to visit them, especially when they have natural environment to live in like in the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk.

That does NOT sound stupid! That's even amazing! So cool you're going to help poor little dolphins, seals and other animals. I'm sure if you have rescued some animals, the cetacean-sence will come to you. Because every cetacean has it himself, so when you visit them, they always give you a little bit of the cetacean-sence :)
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