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Blueberry Kirin by pallanoph Blueberry Kirin by pallanoph
Since I can tell you're fed up with birds (haha yeah, I can tell) I figured I'd toss you an island in the shape of this fruit kirin before going RIGHT BACK INTO BIRDS. Without apology, of course. I'll die before I apologize for the birds! 

Claimed! I'll have to be offering these as commissions later this year. Stay tuned!

Caran d'Ache Pablo and Supracolor colored pencils on Strathmore toned grey paper. Approx. 9 x 7" (22.86 x 17.78 cm)

Thinkin' 'bout doing a blood orange next, or perhaps a black raspberry... who knows?

Art © April Schumacher. Please do not plagiarize/claim copyright/use for profit, etc.
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MEQuick Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
The coloring is soooo gorgeous! Bring on the birds haha XD
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Chepseh Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
YEAH MOAR BURDS! :la:
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KookieShikoku Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, that is so cool!
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Ainiria Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist
It is so beautiful with the little flowers at it's head! And for some reason I imagine it beeing only 30-40cm tall - cute and beautiful! :)
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I think it'd be pretty small, too! I've never encountered a wild blueberry bush before, but I can't imagine they're very large. And the fruits are small, so it fits! The blossoms are pretty cute, I couldn't leave them out of the design! :heart:
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Ainiria Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist
Wild blueberry bushes are mostly not taller than up to the knees - at least european ones^^
Again: Well done!
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mishkomir Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Student
I love this series of fruit beasts. Very original and beautiful to look at
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I see so many food dogs (I think???) hanging around, so I figured plants + kirin/ungulates would be more my jam.  Also a great way for me to tentatively break out of my rut now and again. :D Thank you!
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Flaming-Lambo Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT. Is amazing! You really managed to integrate the blueberry concept really well into the Kirin's shape. I always have trouble with that sort of stuff. 

Also your name is April too haha you're only the 7th April I've ever known about.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! This one is a little more direct than my other fruit kirins, as I didn't really deviate much from the shape and color of both blossoms and leaves... usually I make them a little bit more abstract, while relying on color gradients and texture to invoke fruit. There's plenty of ways to do it!

Hah! Well, I've only met 2-3 others with my name, but I don't get out all that much, so I suppose that's my own fault. :lmao:
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Abysoothefox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
this looks amazing, how did you even make this traditionally..
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Lots of gradual layering with a handful of different colors! :D Colored pencils are quite forgiving, which is why they're my media of choice for casual experiments. (Though they can give me some pretty intense hand cramps... :XD:)
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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
good morning my friend, Blueberry Kirin, what a cute and beautiful being.
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zaco21 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
Looks great!
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MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
A wonderful, beautiful picture :)
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iceclaw666 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  New Deviant
It's so cute and beautiful looking
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Alisethefoxy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Traditional goal
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Bueshang Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017   Artist
So perdy :D
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I need to do more violet colored things. So weirdly soothing!
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px0Cal Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm never tired of birds but this is fantastic as well ;v;
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I can never be tired of birds, either... I think I'd know it by now! :XD: And thank you! :aww:
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MoodDragon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Student General Artist
I love her! Her shading and coloring are just beautiful. I really like her tail, those flowers are gorgeous.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I almost didn't include those little flowers at the end of her tail, and I'm glad I went ahead and threw them in! :D
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Pitch-Black-Cobra Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I got my phone to behave lol. I would like to claim this cutie! I already sent you a message on tumblr about it, if that's alright
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again for claiming! I'll be aiming to get it shipped out to you by this upcoming Tuesday. Here's to hoping nothing stands in my way! :D
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