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Baby Elephant Walk - PASTEL PAINTING by AstridBruning Baby Elephant Walk - PASTEL PAINTING by AstridBruning
24x23inch Pastel Elephants in North Thailand. This baby was only 2 days old.

This is an entry for the contest "Motherhood" of :iconmesmerizing-animals:




This is a scan of a photo of the drawing, so the quality is not 100%

First time I had painted an elephant and I found getting the skin texture right very challenging.

Best of July 2012 Submission :iconrealismclub:[link]

Featured in Motherhood contest Aug 2012:iconwindinthecoffeecup::iconmesmerizing-animals:[link]


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I'd like to start out by saying that when I first saw this I thought it was a photograph. A simply amazing attention to detail is evident here for sure.

The only thing here that I could say critique wise is that sharper edges on the animals would make it a bit more realistic and less soft pastel like. A little more shadow on the little elephants front leg might make it stick out a little less awkwardly as well. Otherwise there isn't really anything to complain about at all.

The details are fantastic, the skin looks very real, the shadows are simply amazing and the color choices are wonderful. I'm in love with the lighting and the composition as well. You picked a beautiful piece to create for sure. Its very pleasing to look at and enjoy.

Keep up the great work!
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LuckySpirit14 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
awwww!Heart Heart 
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
thankyou :heart:
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:iconluckyspirit14:
LuckySpirit14 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
your welcome!:D (Big Grin) 
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Becky123190 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
awww so cute


we need to help stop the murders of elephants for there tucks
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
thanks :iconelephantplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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NikalaTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WOOOOOOOW I WILL CRITIQUE LATER
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
thanks for the woooow :iconelephantplz:
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NikalaTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Haha no problem
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ArtByKassie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
:love:
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:iconastridbruning:
AstridBruning Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
thankyou :iconelephantplz::heart:
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured: [link] :heart:
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lluvia-estival Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
You should consider entering #Mesmerizing-Animals "Motherhood" Contest with this piece, it is wonderful!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
thankyou for your positive comment and for the first time I have entered a contest on DA. :iconletylove:
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lluvia-estival Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Contests are fun=D And your picture is wonderful, hopefully the other judges like it as well;
And there is nothing to loose:
You can win wonderful prizes, but even if not, all entries receive a feature in our weekly newsletter until the contest is finished:)
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really adorable! You did a great job on this! :iconbugplz:
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:iconastridbruning:
AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
thankyou very much :iconletylove:
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:iconjazzilady:
jazzilady Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :iconbugplz:
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
einfach wunderbar!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
thankyou :iconletylove:
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very welcome Astrid
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist
adorable :aww:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
thankyou :iconletylove:
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Curlie-11 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww! this is gorgeous!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
thankyou :iconletylove:
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AlbinoRaccoons Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! <333
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
thankyou :iconletylove:
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very lovely painting, Astrid! Beautiful little guy. :aww:
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:iconastridbruning:
AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
thankyou very much, he is a cutie, I took lots of photos, so I may draw some more of him. (but elephant skin is a pain to paint/draw, at least the babies are not as wrinkled). :iconaawplz:
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, yeah I suppose that's true. I'll be looking forward to more (possibly)! :D
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Althea-25 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
excellent work!
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:iconastridbruning:
AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
thanks for the excellent :iconelephantplz:
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
thankyou :iconletylove:
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely superb, beautiful, wonderful...!!!!!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
thanks for the wow and brilliant comment :iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome Astrid.
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Wintella Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! Looks like this this baby elephant is taking his first steps :)
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:iconastridbruning:
AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
he was only about 2 days old and staying very close to mum :heart:
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:iconwintella:
Wintella Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, such a cuty :)
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fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student General Artist
:aww: it looks as if the baby has a wee mohawk... :giggle:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
yes it does, he was so cute :iconelephantplz:
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fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student General Artist
:aww: :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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Astranat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
:aww: :tighthug:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
:) :iconaawplz:
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Itti Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like you did a great job with the skin texture to me!
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