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    Mother and child

    A White Rhino and her newborn female offspring. The baby rhino was just a matter of hours old when the photo ref was taken. She was born at our local free-range zoo a few weeks ago.

    Watercolour and airbrush. I think I spent more time deciding on the background than I did on the painting!

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    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
    -
    Unknown.

    http://enug66.deviantart.com/gallery/

  2. #2
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    Looks nice. The background is a cross between natural with perspective and a tonal treatment like a photographer might use called a 'no seam' which is a roll of paper or fabric pulled down to be underfoot and wrap up behind.

    The earthy feel definitely suits mom and the baby. Cute stuff.

    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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