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Platypus as Totem by Ravenari Platypus as Totem by Ravenari
Platypus as Totem

The write-up for platypus as totem is here:


pencil, fineliner, cartridge paper.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
they certainly are grand. :)
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Gingerbiscuits Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
Wow. Thats fantastic. It does look very aboriginal though I know that probably wasn't the idea. :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) I try not to be too derivative of any one style, I have too much respect for indigenous Aboriginal culture to use their symbolism, so I use my own. But the dotting technique can be found in many indigenous cultures, and it seemed to fit with what I felt from platypus. Plus there's kind of elements of different cultures in my work I guess. :)

Thanks for the fave! :)
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Gingerbiscuits Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
It was no trouble. When I went to Australia I fell in love with Aboriginal drawings, they are stunning.
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AkinaWolf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, look at him! He's just....just...whoa! :D
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HeartofBlueFlame Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006
[link].freaking.awesome.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, that is awesome that you like it. *smiles* I sometimes still wish I had the original, but...alas. *mopes*
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