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By the River by Agaave By the River by Agaave
Panda Nordanner incoming! From this pretty couple: 6174 AS Abstruse x 5171 Aurifer Luna. Thank you *kalmanen for making this Panda baby happen! :love:

Panda is my favorite of Nordanner mutation; I like its simplicity and it also tickles my imagination by giving so many possibilities for character development. I also like oriental aesthetics very much and I am planning on drawing this new baby in different Asian environments. I have to admit that my knowledge about differences between different Asian cultures is still rather hazy and cheesy but I hope to fix the situation by exploring the actual cultures while drawing backgrounds for this yet unborn character.

This is my very first deviation in 2014 so should probably say something constructive about the artwork itself... I tried to do a picture with less promined linework but I think this ended up being a weird mixture of having and not having lineart. I am still quite happy with it even if it didn’t end up looking like I originally planned. I hope you can recognize oriental influences from bamboos I threw there and from my pathetic attempt of drawing stylized clouds. :D


Credits:
Photo ref 1 and Photo ref 2 by *Colourize-Stock

6174 AS Abstruse belongs to =Argentievetri
5171 Aurifer Luna belongs to *kalmanen

:iconnordanner: © `Cloudrunner64


Tools: Watercolors, markers, colored pencils, white gel pen and Gimp
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:iconmossyoakstables:
MossyOakStables Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1. Are you in the US? 
2. WHERE DID YOU FIND A WHITE GEL PEN! :stare: I have searched HIGH and LOW and cannot find one! :paranoid:

By the way this piece is very moving and gorgeous! I love the bamboo's in the background! :la:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I live in Europa, in Finland to be more accurate.
I found a white gel from an art shop in nearby city: it is a Hybrid Gel Grip K118 by Pentel. Not sure if those are sold in US tho. :(

And thank you kindly for your feedback! :heart:
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MossyOakStables Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, <3 I hear it is gorgeous there! <3 I must find this white gel pen! :3 I have heard and seen Pentel before... I shall continue the search! <3 

You are welcome! Your artwork is simply stunning!! <3
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Agaave Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We just got some snow so it really is beautiful at the moment. I am just afraid it will melt away next week and everything will be dark and muddy again... but must enjoy this white moment as long as it lasts! :D

I wish you good luck with your gel pen searches! :w00t:
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MossyOakStables Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:stare: Lucky! I hardly ever get to see snow! But that is the states for you! The south to be exact, :facepalm: If it EVER snows here it ices over literally the NEXT day. :( So it isn't all white and fluffy! :shifty: I hope it last a very long while for you! :la: <3 

Thanks! I very much need it! <3
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Agaave Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, as I assumed it melted away but hopefully we get some more soon. Even if there are side effects on having snow (it is cold and slippery and it blocks the roads... etc. :giggle:) I love its look and am excited every year when it snows. :heart: 

I am sure there where you live are some other nature phenomenons and beautiful things that we north people can only dream having. :aww:
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MossyOakStables Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, <3 We have a chance of snow this weekend. It is 30 degrees outside. -_- And it is supposed to rain. <3 So hopefully on Sunday night so I don't have to go to work Monday, :giggle: Because whenever it snows here (since it doesn't happen often) the southern people freak out since no one knows how to drive in that shit. xD

I also enjoy the sight of the beauty of snow, but my favorite sight is watching the leaves change from green to orange, yellow, brown, red, etc during fall! <3
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Agaave Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even if we get snow every year, driving during winter is still something that people have to get used each winter. During sunny summer it is so easy to forget how treacherous dark and icy roads can be...  I hope that if you get snow, no accidents will happen. ;P

Must agree that fall is the prettiest season. I love its colors and even if nature is "dying" and going to sleep, I find autumn like a new start after summer vacation. It is good to go back to work/school/whatever with newly loaded batteries. :dummy:
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tricolorpinto Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Wow! This is amazing.
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :dummy:
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Cloudrunner64 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added to Featured <3
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :love:
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TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really sweet.
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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SunRayStables Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is gorgeous. I absolutely adore the stylized clouds and the horses. Everything blends together so well. 
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I am glad to hear that you like! :heart:
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Windspirit-Aquaeris Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favorite pictures of yours so far.
I love the bright but still smooth colors especially the green. Reminds me of a fresh green of Spring ^-^
When everythings blooming and the days getting longer and the sun's getting warmer :3
I also like the small details of the grass and the trees.
The characters were drawn also very well.
You've really got much better in drawing backgrounds! You put more and more details in them and the coloration is getting smoother everytime. (:Just great.
Can't wait to see more of your pictures :3
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, thank you very much! :huggle:
I am really happy to hear that you like my backgrounds; I know I still have lots of work with them but I am hopefully getting there slowly. ^^
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Calluna-Draconis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ihanasti olet saanut aikaan aasialaista tunnelmaa taustalla!. Erityisesti bambupöheiköt ja nuo pilvet ovat omiaan tehtävään :giggle:
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kiitos paljon! :heart:
 
Bambut on must kun yrittää tehdä jotain aasilaista (huraa kliseille), mutta noi pilvet on aika kaukana kuvan muusta tyylistä, eli jäivät vähän irrallisiksi... :XD:
Noh, täytyy tutkailla lisää aasialaista taidetta ja kulttuuria, josko sieltä irtoais muutakin kuin kiinalaisten ravintoloiden vakiokuvituksia.
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crazypunk92 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so very my fav piece you have done!!
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :love:
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Darvia123 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!!!
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Eleweth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wonderfull! :wow: That smooth colour is so awesome and that horses faces are adorable :heart: lovely compositions as always. And you know I envy you patience with every tiny whiny detail :giggle:
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you sweetie! :huggle:
And duh, details in your drawings are always so interesting to explore so how do you do them if not with tons of patience? :XD:
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Eleweth Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Oh.. now I don´t have respond to this, haha :D. But your details are much more beautiful :giggle:
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pffffft, let me disagree! ;)
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Eleweth Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
I don´t! :giggle:
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Adreos Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is a very nice color scheme and pattern. Got nothing to nitpick in this picture, nicely done.
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I am glad you approve. :D
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ReQuay Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Oh my gosh, where to begin gurl!?! 

This is absolutely beautiful and I adore the colors you have used in this.  Such beautiful, lightly colored parents... I can't wait to see your (sure-to-be) stunning new panda foal.  The way you have drawn them and their poses is so beautiful.  The shading and highlighting is fabulous.  And your manes and tails.... excuse me while I wipe away a little drool.  I just can't get over how beautifully you draw hair.  And then, totally random, I love those shiny hooves - you really shade them so well.

Again, another beyond amazing background from you again!  Do I dare even ask how long it took you to draw all that grass and foliage?!?  :faint:  But no matter the time, it was totally worth it - because it looks awesome.  I especially like the curled fern leaves in the bottom left corner, the elegant bamboo stalks, the bark texture of the tree, and those fabulous swirly clouds! 

Great job on this!  :love: 
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :blowkiss:
I cannot wait for the genos and to design my beautiful lil' colt. Yeah, he will be a boy! :dance:

I am really glad to hear that you like this picture. I myself have a bit mixed feelings because this looks so different in style-wise from what I usually do, my eyes and brains are missing the bold outlines I am used to see. ^^;
I have no idea again how long this took but I have feeling that I was rather fast this time. Although I started this while I was still on holidays so I had plentiful extra time to draw.
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EspressoOnTheRocks Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Congrats! I can't wait to see more, Excellent job on this. I loves it!
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :la:
Moar to come - soon-ish. :D
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mystdragoon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful!
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :floating:
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very, very nice. The whole scene has such a soft, gentle air about it. :heart:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I am glad you like my experiment! :aww:
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horse-spirit13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your art as always!!! 
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :happybounce:
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shekeira Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Gods, your pencilwork is amazing. Such detail!
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you very much! :floating:
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nds-stock Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh this is delightful! It is Beautiful and well thought out and so lovely colored 
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I am glad you like! :heart:
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hhorseACE Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh geez
The scenery is stunning!!
so
beautiful :la:
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :boogie:
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kalmanen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Siis wow. Mulla ei taas sanat riitä kuvailemaan, kuinka uskomattoman hieno tää kuva on. Aurifer ja Abstruse näyttää todella hienoilta ja tausta on aivan upea <3 Koko kuvasta huokuu rauhallisuus ja vähän on Kiina-henkeäkin bambujen muodossa :) Tää on tosi hieno työ vuoden ensimmäiseksi ja ohut lineart/lineless sopii tosi hyvin. Jatka kokeilua, varmasti päädyt mitä upeampiin tuloksiin! :la:

Oon tosi innoissani tästä varsasta sun puolesta ja toivottavasti saat tosi ihanat genot! :hug: 
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kiitos paljon! :glomp:
Note on lähetetty ja nyt vaan jänskätään, että millainen geno sieltä putkahtaa. Panda nyt ainakin on tulossa, se taitaa olla varmaa. :D
Voi olla, joudun taas vaivaamaan sua varsan värien kanssa, jos vain passaa. Katsotaan, joska tällä kertaa menis design ekalla kerralla läpi. ^^

Tämä työ meni vähän kokeilun puolelle kun en oo tottunut piirtämään paperille ilman paksuja linejä, mutta eiköhän tästä saa vielä ihan toimivan tekniikan.
Jatkan kehittelyä!
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kalmanen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Auttelen mielelläni :) Tää on kyllä niin ihana kuva, tähän on aina kiva palata <3


Kyllä se siitä! Tässä ainakin onnistuit tosi hyvin. Parempi kuin mun lineless-maalausyritykset xD;; 
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