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Wild orca breach - for Faust by namu-the-orca Wild orca breach - for Faust by namu-the-orca
Species depicted: Orca or Killer whale (Orcinus orca)
Time taken: 3-4 hours
References used: see below
Tools of the trade: Photoshop CS5


I really needed a break from the huge cetacean poster (Sperm whale wrinkles will make you go crazy) and BritishViper provided just that for me. This painting is based on a gorgeous painting of hers and as such is also dedicated to her. See Faust's original here:
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I had so much fun painting this, it has been some time again since I last did a really free piece. Decided to flip the canvas in the end as I preferred the painting that way. I hope all of you enjoy viewing! :)



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There's not much not to love about this piece. Soft detail fading into the background, a handsome subject, contrast between dark and light....
Both the frigid setting and the water streaming off the whale's fins suggest a lazy forward motion that leaves me, as the viewer, suspended in the air, anticipating the beautiful creature's descent back into the water. Any viewer must be imagining the splash that will result, wondering where the whale will go next.

This piece truly transports me to another world, and I doubt that I'm the only one who's sought to see further, to see underwater, to watch the story unfold.
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horsepassionforever Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I love killer whales are wonderful animals. I really like how you've drawn very nice
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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NyratheDragoness Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
IT IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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NyratheDragoness Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No problem! ^^





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WarriorRaptor Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Oh my. This is just... I don't have words to describe this!
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are so kind, I'm glad you like it so much that it leaves you speechless! Thank you :love:
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WarriorRaptor Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
It's amazing! I love orcas, and this is just the best thing I've ever seen. You deserve the praise!! :)
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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
it beautiful and stunning art I love the mountains in the background
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very ver much! :love:
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