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Making Waves by mynti Making Waves by mynti
My little sister's best friend just had a baby boy, so this is a personal piece for little Logan. A bit of fun and some practice at anthropomorphizing animals, which I am not so familiar with yet... keeping it loose, fast, and pumpin' out the paintings!

Medium: Acrylic on stretched and primed Canvas
Time: 4 hours total (including sketching)
WIP photo: [link]
Size: 9"x12" or approx. 23 x 30 cm

Photos of it framed: [link] & [link]

Thanks for watching and cheers!
Gracie
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:iconcbocquee:
cbocquee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
absolutely love this pic! it's perfection, really makes me happy :D
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awww I'm glad you like it! It's meant to produce that feeling of happiness! :dance:
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NaAmor Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
so cute and fun. you made my day
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
:glomp: Awww! I'm glad I did!
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Isis-M Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
How can you do that without Ctrl+Z :cries:

Is amaaazing! Dreamly colors!!!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
I rarely use edit undo even in my digital work. I have been drawing 10 years before I ever picked up a tablet... in charcoal, pencil and oils mostly. :nod:
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Soul-Of-Sorrow Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
It's so cute ^^
I love the motions of the water with yuor brush strokes :D
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :giggle: I'm glad you do!
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:iconbrennenxr:
brennenxr Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Oh, this is adorable!! Perfect for a little baby boy.. I hope they hang this on his wall so he can always be inspired.. even as a baby. :giggle:
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
It is hung :dance:
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Makes me think of being young and care free... a wonderful present for the new one.
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you darling! :glomp:
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FreakyBabe Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
oh this is so sweet and funny, his smile made my day:heart:
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm glad! :glomp: :giggle:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Adorable!!!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you lady! :glomp:
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WhiteCherryTree Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
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Love it!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
:glomp: Thanks!
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WhiteCherryTree Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
Welcome! ^_^
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popcorn-pops Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Student Filmographer
This is adorable! It looks like it should be in a little children's book about... elephant-whales. :shrug: The color palette fits wonderfully and the lack of little little details makes it perfect for little kids, in my opinion. Leaves more to the imagination. :#1:

Beautiful piece, as always.
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
:lol: Thanks, I'm glad you like it! I am trying to create pieces in shorter time, but I fear I am never quite satisfied with these fast ones..

However, they are much more fun to paint... quite loose and flowy and messy! :giggle:
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popcorn-pops Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Student Filmographer
They do have a different look, but I think it looks great!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
all right! :D
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:iconheidi:
Heidi Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
So cute! :D

~Heidi
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks Lady! :dance:
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Angelia61 Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: Beautiful work! :clap:
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hehe, thanks.
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:iconcinnamoncandy:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely.
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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Censored-Girl Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty colours and nice theme. I like the waves. :)
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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llifi-kei Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Aww... this looks like such a cute and fun picture, it's awesome! ^^ The watery effects look good, and I like how the elephant seems to be almost 'framed' by the water in a sense. =)

The creature sitting on the elephant's right foreleg seems a bit blurry- is it meant to be a frog? xD;

And if you don't mind a little critique (from my perspective at least), the colours look awesome like this, but then again, all that blue makes the foreground blend with the background, and the important parts of the piece don't really 'jump' out at me. I think maybe if the sky had been a different colour- maybe purplish or maybe white, depending on which conveyed the mood better- then the whole piece would have more contrast in it, and the foreground would stand out more. But that is just my two cents, and it looks great the way it is, already! =)
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mynti Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the little critique! :glomp: I am looking at the framed piece now and debating about what you say with the contrast in color, but I feel if I up the color scheme I will need to also rework most of the animals too, to keep it consistent... a change in the sky would also effect water, and the overall scheme of the piece (at least a lil of the new color all over, or it will seem off) and I'm not sure if I want to put so much time in to this one...

I'll think about it and post my results either way, when I decide :lol:

I might do a digital test before I go in with traditional paint if I can't make up my mind, I think.
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
No problems! :glomp: But I'm sure that whatever you do, it'll turn out great. =D
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
You have more confidence than I do about that! :lol:
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Elitha Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
I love this, it's so cute!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you sweets! :glomp:
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eskimoblueboy Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Its fun! Wonderful.
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
:giggle: Thank you! :glomp:
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eskimoblueboy Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. I like your art.
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
What do you like most? I'm curious, and you've been watching me longer than most people. :lol:
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AzureKatana Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
so THATs what was making the waves, noice!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
:giggle: It could be anything, though, that's why the WIP is fun too :giggle:
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:iconenam:
ENAM Featured By Owner May 16, 2009   Digital Artist
wonderful :heart:
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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llinderv Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I love it! It's so happy looking. :aww: Something I really needed to see right now. :)

By the way, I took up your advice and am trying painting. I'm starting simple though, and doing those paint by number ones. (and not the cheap kiddies ones ;))
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mynti Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm glad to help you smile :glomp:

I'm glad to hear you're enjoying painting, although I've not done color by numbers so I don't know how that goes :lol: I'm thinking though, to follow your own path and forge ahead without too many helpers, as what can start as a training wheel might soon be a crutch... trust yourself and your eyeballs, and time will provide the rest :glomp:

If it helps to get you started enjoying painting from the get-go though, then enjoy it for a while :glomp: :giggle:
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llinderv Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, I do agree. I'm trying not to use it as a crutch. I don't plan on using it much after this, as it is very painstaking to find all those tiny numbers to paint over with the right colour. :faint: However, I do like it as it gives me a good sense of colouring and blending. :aww: I hope to go find some canvas soon and start painting simple flowers from my garden for a bit after the PBN. :D
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
:glomp: Flower painting is very very fun and you can go a bit wild you know! :nod:
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:iconllinderv:
llinderv Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: I can't wait. ;) Any suggestions for good paint?
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