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Giraffe by xbrightwingx Giraffe by xbrightwingx
I'm so happy this one is finished. I thought, again, that it was going to be quick and easy and boy was I wrong. over 5 days, 18 hours of painting, and a whole lot of paint later, it's finished.

Second installment of my African Wildlife series. I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to paint next. I would love to do an elephant, but I'm looking at my references and they're scaring me with all they're detail :/ If I don't pick up the elephant, then it's either an African Wild Dog or an Okapi. The thought of painting either one excites me ^_^

another 3 hours wraps this piece up, bringing total time to approximately 18 hours.

WIP 03:
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Final Speed Painting video is up on youtube:
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All my pieces have specific watermarks to keep from theft and so I don't have to worry about putting up a dA watermark. You wont find them, so don't steal my work. I WILL prove it's mine ^_^
Thanks!

Watercolor on coldpress

This piece has been SOLD!!!
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:iconjosephhutchison:
josephhutchison Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Exellent.
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xUlquiorra1993x Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is outstandingly fantastic, i have only just began to do speed painting myself, it feels so rewarding to watch your own work build up, and i have just watched your video, brilliant job, i love it! :)
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actingoutagain Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Fantastic art.
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconparagonofawesomeness:
ParagonofAwesomeness Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi! I was just wondering if you drew this off a photo, because this one is EXTREMELY similar to yours! paragonofawesomeness.deviantar…
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes it was from a generic photo from google :)
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:iconmyheadwonders:
MyHeadWonders Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
AMAZING
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:icontiffykittyartist:
TiffyKittyArtist Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Is that watercolor?
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Hi :wave:

I’ve featured this piece in my latest journal tradition [link]

if that’s not okay let me know and I’ll remove it immediately :manhug:

:iconhappyholidayssignplz: to those who celebrate :iconchristmastimeplz: :holly:
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:iconlibfly:
Libfly Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!!
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:iconcarmenharada:
carmenharada Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work, by the way!!
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
haha thank you :)
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:iconcarmenharada:
carmenharada Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconcarmenharada:
carmenharada Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im afraid to tell you but this guy is stealing your work. [link]
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for letting me know. I will take action with deviantart against him.
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:iconcarmenharada:
carmenharada Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your time and attention!! :D
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:iconsomersetholmes:
somersetholmes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Superb work :clap:
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^_^
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:iconerika-farkas:
Erika-Farkas Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job!
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^_^
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:iconillustr8yourdream:
Illustr8yourdream Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^_^
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:iconskeegoedhart:
skeegoedhart Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful piece, congrats
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmasscreation:
masscreation Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Nice, wish i could paint as fast and have it look so good!
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:iconshirkee:
Shirkee Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
LIke photo! Incredible :) Love the pose and how you did it :)
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconzafiroleopard:
ZafiroLeopard Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow, that's a great giraffe painting <3! *Faves* Giraffe's are my favourite animals :D. How about you?
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. They're not my favorite but they are beautiful creatures. :)
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:iconberilia:
Berilia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
great painting!
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconberilia:
Berilia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
you are welcome
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:iconscribalwriter:
ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
I've included this beautiful piece in my journal feature here: [link] :heart:
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconscribalwriter:
ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
The details are phenomenal! Just gorgeous! :clap:
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much ^_^
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:iconbankachi:
Bankachi Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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wildartguy Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Excellent work! Do the Af Wild Dog next, theyre wonderful to draw and paint, Or a big male Kudu, the horns come out great! But hey, Okapis are stunning too, just think the dog suits this style! Well done, more!
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the suggestions. I LOVE kudu's and have been wanting to paint on of them as well ^_^ I'll have to put it on my to do list. Thanks for stopping by!
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Muhkuebchen Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its wonderful !
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^_^
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:iconquintinia:
Quintinia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student
Gorgeous! Such fine detail with watercolor, how do you even...?
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^_^ A lot of patience. And I mean a LOT of patience. haha.
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:iconjayroseberry:
JayRoseberry Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing ive been wanting to do something exactly like this but im not to skilled in painting yet but imma attempt it when i can tho XD
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:iconmagicalaurie:
magicalaurie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
nicely done! :)
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zoolielim Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Hi! I loved this piece and had to recreate it
I have linked you in the description box
Thank you for creating such a lovely piece and please check out my rendition of it
:)
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ChadKilloran Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant work! :D
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:iconxbrightwingx:
xbrightwingx Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^_^
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:iconflysch:
flysch Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! I love the details and the 3d effect... :)
Great job!
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