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Winter Whitetail by pallanoph Winter Whitetail by pallanoph
A holiday present commissioned by a friend for his mom. :) The necessary elements were a deer, snow, and the color blue. I know I'm not terribly creative (especially not recently!) but I figured this should serve as a simple decorative painting.

I wanted to jump right in as opposed to spending days/weeks? planning out sketches. Which probably explains the oversights I made here: angle of antlers/head (believe me, you'll see it!) and the rather bland composition. I should have more color shifts in the trees, etc, but I think other than the obvious flaws, it turned out alright. (Hurrah! Color!)

This sort of work, especially when the subject is left open to my interpretation, is something I enjoy doing between sketches and larger projects. I hope she enjoys it as well!

Pyrography (woodburning) acrylics, and touches of sepia ink on a basswood panel. 8x10 inches (20 x 25.5 cm).

(Existing commissions will resume once I'm better settled. I'm going through a very rough patch right now with finances and transitions, so thank you for your continued support and patience.) :)
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:iconjamjams:
JamJams Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just splendid and lovely.
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JezzKitty Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! You have amazing talent and skills! I just adore deers and Staggy here looks so cute and megestic ^^ lovely winter theme too! :heart:
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KigerwolfRD Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Deer + snow = :heart:
This is gorgeous though, well done! 8]
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rainylake Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here: [link]

Have a great New Year! :heart:
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Nojjesz Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice! ^^
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feral-fowl Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I see what you mean about the antlers but on the other hand you could always say he's a non-typical ;) non-typicals don't always have to have all that extra "trash"on their racks, they can simply be asymmetrical
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know why that didn't occur to me! I like that explanation. Though I should really work on perspective some more. :p :D
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Brie91 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured your wonderful work here: [link] :)
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
:wow: Wow, nice job, looks great.
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helloheath Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
really lovely, its realistic but with real expression. The blue background goes along with the coloration of the deer really well too.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Walking the fine line of balance between realism and something more expressive is pretty tricky (for me). And blue and brown are one of my favorite color combinations. :D
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aetherfang Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Very nice! I wish I could work magic with acrylics like you do ;)

Already seen a few of these run through our yard this winter, and we're in the middle of Burnsville! Not much wildlife out there today, what with the rain/sludge.
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KutkuMegsan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is a very wonderful piece ^_^.

I love it!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely. :)
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work! I bet she'll love it. I didn't realize it was pyrography until you mentioned it, but I can see the implications of it now. :) Also, I'm especially fond of whitetails too, so it made me happy to see you make one. :meow:
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The pyrography is pretty underwhelming in this one: I should have put down a mahogany stain like I did previously, as it really darkens the grooves quite nicely. :) I made do with ink, however.

Thanks very much! :hug:
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, well, it sounds like you're having a lot of fun experimenting with the medium, so I can assume we will see more experiments in the future, eh? ;)

And you're very welcome!
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Bueshang Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Artist
Lovely piece of work with nice contrast, I feel a white Christmas in it and I'm currently on a curse in the Pacific so that's tough to do :D
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Haawan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The trees are beautiful and the snowflakes look so realistic! I see the angle of the antlers now that you mentioned it but the deer looks so majestic that you hardly notice, and I don't see anything wrong with the composition - sometimes simple solutions are the best. I love how you've painted the fur (I always do!), and the fuzzy ears are adorable. This would make a gorgeous Christmas/Holiday card, I'd buy in an instant if they had something like this in stores. :heart:
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm, you know what, making holiday cards for next year with this image wouldn't be a bad idea! :D And thanks!
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Pff, those 'oversights' are completely negligible. It's gorgeous.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, I'm glad you think so, Niroot. :)
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MalteseLizzieMcGee Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love the colours in this: they invoke winter without being overly Christmassy :)
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I like things that are non-holiday specific. :D And blue goes with everything! (Mostly.)
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walkerka24 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist
"....I know I'm not terribly creative..."

You've GOT to be kidding right?? This is beautiful!!!!!!!!
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's far from inventive: I'm sure if you googled "snowy deer portrait" you'd come up with a lot just like this. :B But it wasn't really meant to be profound or anything. :giggle: Thanks!
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!
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Avis-Praeda Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the fur and those trees in the background :snowflake:
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kalmanen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Beautifully painted, I love the tones of blue :)
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's really quite relaxing to paint mostly flat blue tones for once. :D Thankies!
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tattyteddy123 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
so chrirstmasy lovely just amazing
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! I really like the way you've done the trees, and the deer looks very majestic :)
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Anafiel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there's flaws? i don't see any flaws...

hey look! a der!
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You must have an awesome pair of glasses... I want a pair! :giggle: The deer's still wonky though, wonky yet charming. ;)
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Anafiel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes! charming and wonky!
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