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Lost by toerning Lost by toerning
WOW I have been abusing you all over here and I apologize sincerely. I have been redoink busy with school which is, by the way, 100 MILLION TIMES BETTER THAN LAST YEAR.

This was the result of my assignment in illustration with Fred Lynch (my hero): "illustrate the word lost."
well...this is what i came up with. Watercolor on paper, and it took WAY longer than i would like to admit (i'd never done watercolor before.)

I'm hoping to get back on the deviantart horse, what a letdown after my extreme art-making summer! I will be making more of an effort; i have missed all of you.

P.S. If you know anything about livejournal formatting, PLEASE drop me a line over here [link]
I am trying to make this my banner. Thanks!
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:iconpurpelblur:
PurpelBlur Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist
poor Giraffe, so lost. XD
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:iconwhistleandsnap:
WhistleAndSnap Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student General Artist
"Mommy, what's that tall man doing here?"

XD
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silveraquila Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Calf: Mama, why does that cow have such a long neck?
Cow: It's not polite to stare, dear.

Really nice work, it looks like something out of a children's story book. :)
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misslisap Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
I love your cows! Especially the gentle faces and lines that suggest that those faces might be slightly more flexible/expressive than standard bovines! Super fun pic :)
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ser-comixmann Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
hahaha! really cute!
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Rosalind-WT Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
。。。。。。
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neotigger143 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
bawww haha
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BD34D Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
This one goes to the Picture Dictionary. Took me some time to see the giraffe. I looked around wondering "were is the 'lost' part of the pic?". Have passed my eyes by the legs 2 or 3 times before realizing "waaaaait a minu... oh f*c*"
Awesome work, painting and creativity.
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GoldenBauble Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I have never been so fascinated with hooved feet as I am this very instant.
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:iconravenaudron:
ravenaudron Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconnelmathyria:
NelmaThyria Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Nice concept. I really like this, it looks very nice for a first time watercolor!
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:iconmairelyn:
Mairelyn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it so endearingly funny how there are all cows and all of the sudden... giraffe

also the colours look really soft. like a storybook
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XCBDH Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
This is too clever to pass up. You've got a nice gallery here!
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NoxiNobodi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
lovely <3
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:iconhathien603:
Hathien603 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
This is so adorable :love: For your first time with watercolor this is amazing! Fantastic job! :heart:
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snikkio Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
I really, really love this. both the concept and the quality of art are awesome!
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Gensoukyoku Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
lol awesome! he's like "...waaait a minute..."
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:iconashwara:
ashwara Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008   Filmographer
So precise for watercolour. Nice, ha ha.
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is hilarious and a really excellent solution to this assignment. Well done, m'am!
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:iconblue-fox:
Blue-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Student
tehehe this is so charming
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:iconkkitty23:
kkitty23 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Well if that ain't lost, I don't know what is xD

I really love this idea! The colors are gorgeous too. Great job using watercolors C:
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:iconfranceskas:
Franceskas Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
it's nice
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:iconso-normal:
so-normal Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Super-cutest ever.
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:iconyoshii15:
yoshii15 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Ah! wonderful! x3 And I really like the way you've painted it, it's just... very appealing. :D
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:iconaelanessa:
Aelanessa Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Student Filmographer
I really like the way you've painted the grass :)
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:iconos9:
OS9 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Mwhahah, give that poor guy a map x3 Beutifull!
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:iconfabmariani:
FabMariani Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good job, Leela!
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cocoa-forget-me-not Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
This is so awesome! I love the concept and the colouring is lovely.
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whisperelmwood Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
y'know, I rather love the look on the calf's face XD
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H-Johanna Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh this just made me really happy when I saw this. I love the giraffe, but it also reminds me a little of an African landscape. Very neat.
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Shonk-ness Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
This reminds me of some of the optus adds (phone company) that we have down here, they are so weird with giraffe's and other random animals cavorting about where they not meant to.
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dkl78594 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008   Photographer
I like the concept and the calm mood that you captured here. Very nice. :)
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ammeyellah Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
That's so pretty! I can't believe you did it all in watercolor...I find it so difficult to use without shredding the paper.
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wildlines Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D I love that your "lost" is so brightly colored. Mine would be much more depressing, I think.

You've done beautifully (regardless that it's your first - that just makes it more impressive)!
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life-take Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
you know it actually took me a little while to find the giraffe....i'm pretty slow tonight. XD

the cows and the giraffe look *awesome*. very natural and pretty colors :) What kind of pen did you ink them with? This picture makes me want to do one in a similar style (even though i have no watercolors where i'm living right now XD)
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toerning Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
i'm GLAD it took you a second to find the giraffe, that was the original intention!
I actually just used a sepia ink and brush, OLD SCHOOL lol (But it's only cause i couldn't find my pens lol)
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life-take Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
whoa but the lines are so thin!?!
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:icontoerning:
toerning Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
it was a very small brush haha
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InkyDinkyWho Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I am in love. :heart:
I feel for him, I myself am a giraffe among cows.
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selavie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Very creative idea! And the shading is awesome.
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JoeyTheMostAwesome Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lulz, look at that. Love the concept of a giraffe out in the cow fields. :XD:
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HypnoFrogs Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Very cool, very professional looking. I love the one cow who's looking at the giraffe kinda like "what's that guy doing here?" It's funny. =)
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random-nothings Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Student General Artist
I love that one cows expression.
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AwakeAndUnafraid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I love this to death - so creative!
Especially how you cut off the top of the giraffe. Cows are so short...
Hope to see more from you super soon!
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Rabscuttle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Wow, I really like this. Awesome concept, and the watercolors look amazing and absolutely professional. Great job! :]
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