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Where Will We Be When They Come? by LuxDani Where Will We Be When They Come? by LuxDani
This took way longer than anticipated.

More ink! My newfound love <3
India ink, and coloured pencil and watercolours for the coloured parts.

Zebras are so gorgeous. They make me hold onto the dream that someday my boyfriend will take me to South Africa and I can see wild ones. Though he refuses..I can crack him! xD

Been on a bit of a black-and-white-with-a-splash-of-colour kick. I just love pieces like that. Didn't turn out exactly as I had planned, but close enough.

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Bonus points to you if you can pinpoint which song the title is from. Can't stop listening to them <3
Yay lady singers!

Want a print? [link]
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saltwaterlungs Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Holy crap, this is detailed. :heart:
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly thought this was a photo. Really well done.
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LuxDani Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha that's what I like to hear! =D
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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DoodlingDragon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE this picture! <3 i love zebras so much you did the coloring and shading so well! and nightwish is so inpirational! just amazing :)
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FantasticFennec Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This has been featured as one of #AfricanValleys monthly features. [link]
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SkriBlerLenZ Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very talented piece ^^ :heart:
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :heart::heart:
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Nicole-Marie-Walker Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! Have you every tried scratchboard? Its great for high contrast pieces.
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A long time ago I did some of those pre-made, pre-designed scratchboards (I still have a wolf one that I did years ago). But I'd be interested in giving it another shot. :)
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Nicole-Marie-Walker Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pre-designed? I've never heard of those. Unless you just mean they're heavy duty pre-inked boards. That's what I've used. I think it might be fun if we both did one together~! That kinda stuff always motivates me. ^.^ Maybe we can do something that compliments the other, or something that goes together. I understand if you're too busy, just a thought!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The pre-inked ones I suppose.
That sounds like fun! Though university hardly leaves me with any time for artwork, its kind of depressing. The summer time would be better for me if you would like to do some sort of collaboration thing. :)
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wiingzz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, this is really nice!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe thanks! <3
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wiingzz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :aww:
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BlueSkies21 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
wow! this is so cool looking!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm pretty happy with it too. And thanks for the watch :heart:
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Hakuzwergin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student
Wow that is very expressive ! The jewelry make the zebra looks a little bit human ... like an oriental dancer :) very nice ! And when your bf lived there a long time I am sure he will take you someday with you :)
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well thanks!
I did have some sort of dancer in my mind while painting this. Perhaps not oriental, but still the essence. :)
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MythNeko Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful picture. :D I really like the eyes and jewelry. :)

Would the song happen to be 7 Days to the Wolves by Nightwish?
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes!! That would be the song :)

And thanks<3<3
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MythNeko Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! :)
And you are very welcome! :3
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africanimages Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Great pic!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well thanks!!
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monochromera Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
this is lovely <3 your skills with ink are amazing! you got all the contours of the face, and the shading, and everything else juuust right! it's downright gorgeous! we have zebras near my house in an exotic animal ranch.... your picture really shows the textures of the face perfectly! (they feel all bristly, but their noses are soft! :))
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh that is very cool, I wish I had nearby inspiration like this in real life! The most exotic critter near me is peacocks, I just have to step outside.
And thanks! Ink is such a fun medium to work with, I love it.
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monochromera Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
your welcome ^^
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ImeriBridzhet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully.
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ohara916 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Wow what a beautiful piece. I love this. Such detail.
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks <3<3
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the-perspective Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student General Artist
This is stunning! I would love to go to Africa someday (was so close to deciding to go there over the summer). My aunt and uncle have been there and loved it :)
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Why didn't you go? I'd love to visit Africa, hopefully some day I will! But in the meantime, I would be perfectly content traveling anywhere. If all goes well I should be going to Hawaii next Christmas!
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the-perspective Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I ended up going to Amsterdam and Israel instead, which I don't regret at all! Africa is going to have to stay on my bucket list for a little while longer it seems.
Ah, my parents just got back from chicken-filled Kawaii~ I hope your trip works out for you!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amsterdam and Israel sound pretty amazing <3

Kawaii is where we'd be going too. My boyfriend's parents just came back from there, and that is where they would be taking us next winter.
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pavrzlove Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
lovely <3 and good luck convincing your bf to take you to africa xD
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha thanks!
He spent the first 13 years of his life in South Africa, so I want to go so bad.
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pavrzlove Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
wow lucky him 83 and I think it would be fun to go, to. It seems so pretty and all the animals <3 but alas im hardly an adult |D
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to go.
But apparently it's falling apart, hearing my boy and his dad talk about it really makes me sad. South Africa is on a major downward spiral.
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pavrzlove Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Oh my D: that is quite sad. It seems like such a beautiful place
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012   General Artist
Love the textures, especially the fur! And the way you did the stripes and jewelry is awesome too. :)
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   General Artist
Welcome :)
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