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Himalayan Brown Bear as Totem by Ravenari Himalayan Brown Bear as Totem by Ravenari
Himalayan Brown Bear as Totem

It was actually a lot of fun drawing this animal; firstly because there wasn't many reference pictures for colouring, so I had to rely on a couple of documentary snapshots, and then basically look at other bears that live in similar climates. And it's always a pleasure drawing an animal that doesn't have 4,000 different reference pictures. Lol.

Secondly, the Himalayan animals just don't get enough love.

Anyway, a little known fact about the Himalayan brown bear, is that it is probably the animal at the root of legends regarding the Yeti. :)


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Original available for sale ($80 USD)
18.5 x 20.5cm (or 7.4 x 8 in)
illo's board, fineliner, aquarelle, pencil, metallic and iridescent paint
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!
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Frostfen Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Hmmm, what does Brown Bear mean to you? I remember I was never interested in them, until I was a freshman in high school... then I was obsessed with them! After a year, the obsession left as quickly as it came though. I always wondered what a Brown Bear totem meant though!
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I actually hadn't written it at the time, but here is a link to the totem file on Himalayan Brown Bear - [link] - it's specific for the species (so it doesn't cover all variations / species of brown bear), but you might get something out of it!
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Plexadonn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
This is an excellent piece of art, I dare say :D
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :)
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ScurvySimon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work, I really like the way you pulled off the front view of the bear, and the expression. =)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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SoyUnHamster Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
:P Earthy tones = :heart: I like brown and green :psychotic: Very good combination for a bear! :D
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Brown and green like this is one of my favourite combinations of colour.
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Valvador Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the way how you drew his fur :aww:

Valv.
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