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Gecko on Rocks by heavenhel Gecko on Rocks by heavenhel
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Oh man guys a DD!!? Immense! I am so so grateful - I honestly have no idea how I'm going to handle all these comments and favs and watches so please know now, even if I don't get around to replying - THANKYOU!

*happydance*

Also - really sorry I've had to add the watermark - I hope you all understand, as it's a commission and the commissioner was kind of weirded out by all the attention her art got! Hope it's not too intrusive
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This is a finalised commission for Kim and Pete of a kaikoura gecko on river stones. This is an A3 mixed media piece, with watercolour wash, watercolour pencil, coloured pencil, and a little bit of white acrylic thrown in too!

There’s a certain amount of therapy to be found in just texturing such large areas like a rock. Some of the stone veins were drawn in clear wax crayon which held up nicely against the watercolour pencil as well as the watercolour wash base. The watercolour pencils were Derwent Inktense pencils – My sister generously gave me a set of 72(!?) for my birthday and whilst they will take a while to seem familiar, I have certainly become acquainted with a good proportion of them now! They are very lovely with great strong colour, I admit. Also I found that for small areas of very deep colour, wiping a slightly damp brush directly onto the pencil lead and then painting with it worked really well for fine crisp detail.

I hope this one fits in nicely in it’s new home! And it’s on to the next one now…
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Given 2012-09-29
A wonderfully shaded piece with subtle texturing, be sure to give Gecko on Rocks by ~heavenhel a closer look. ( Suggested by animalartist16 and Featured by Astralseed )
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Eublepharis Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome
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:iconstyx-leagon:
styx-leagon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Really amazing work on the rock.
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:icontadeuszek:
tadeuszek Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Real or art
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:iconrandomperson-1:
RANDOMPERSON-1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is so pretty!!
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:iconredfangreptiles:
RedFangReptiles Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Lovely Work!
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:iconthelosttargaryen:
TheLostTargaryen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, the detail in this is absolutely stunning! Beautiful job, you are an amazing artist! (And congrats on getting a DD, even if it is a little late - you fully deserve it! =P)
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wave: This work has been included in Traditional Art Favorites of 2012 feature! :aww:
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:iconheavenhel:
heavenhel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks so much for featuring!
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! :heart: Happy Holidays! :holly:
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:iconmorphine-cloud:
Morphine-Cloud Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Featured : [link]
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:iconof-the-skies:
of-the-skies Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH WOW!
I thought this was a photo the first time a saw this...
:squee:
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:iconswanlullaby:
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!
Good job on the pebbles and leaf :)
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Awesome picture! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconmaniacalmew:
ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work! :)
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:iconriazzz:
riazzz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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:iconcri-kee:
Cri-Kee Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow... absolutely breathtaking! Everything is perfect. Congratulations! :clap:
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:iconbarbareola:
Barbareola Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Beautiful and lovely textures. I love it.
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:iconchocolatehousepop:
chocolatehousepop Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
natural art!!!!!!!!!
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:iconxionammy:
XionAmmy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Writer
it looks more like a photo than a drawing. You're really good.

Congrats on making DD.
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ApocalypticStarDust2 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful texture on the rocks!
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:iconiaseor:
Iaseor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
For a moment, just a moment. I could have sworn this was a picture. The lighting.. is this truly a drawing?
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:iconapriltwilightfreak:
AprilTwilightFreak Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, at first I thought it was a photo lol.
Great job on this =D
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:iconleafyheart:
LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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:iconvulturandes:
vulturandes Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! Es tan hermoso!
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:iconterlia:
Terlia Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
When I heard that it wasn't a photo, I needed a double-take! This is so amazing!
A well deserved DD! Congratulations! :clap:
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:iconmugetsufused:
MugetsuFused Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
gecko.. i meant gecko...
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:iconmugetsufused:
MugetsuFused Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lizards are cool!
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:icondracothunderwings:
DracoThunderwings Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
WAIT. You mean that's not a photograph? O_O
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:iconmelikeumanime:
MeLikeUmAnime Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Really good job.
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:iconunknowntodeathnorlif:
UnknownToDeathNorLif Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
Whoa... No way. I thought it was a photo :O
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:iconmumblemumblemumble:
MumbleMumbleMumble Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
OMG THIS IS A TRADITIONAL ART?!?! OMG I CLICKED ON THIS THINKING IT WAS A COOL PHOTO OMG YOU'RE AMAZING
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:icontheshanar:
TheShanar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The grain in the stones look quite realistic! Lovely.
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:iconbitsy83:
Bitsy83 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Wow! Amazing picture! I swear I thought it was a real photograph.

Now, can the little guy save me 15% or more on car insurance?
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012   General Artist
WOW! :wow: that's amazing! and adorable! :clap: congrats!
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:iconjeffzz111:
jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Mind-blowing! Congratulations on the DD :w00t:
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:icondarkstarwolf53:
DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought this was a PHOTO!
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:iconmightyplue:
mightyplue Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
omg i thought that was a photo haha thats awesome
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:iconhg-project:
hg-project Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012   Digital Artist
DEM VALUES.
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:iconluckystarys:
luckystarys Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I thought this was a photograph when it was thumbnail size! amazing! (thats how good it was)
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:icontherese83:
Therese83 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconterra2341:
Terra2341 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student
Daaaaaaaang how long did this take?
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:iconthegirlwhoreadit:
theGIRLwhoREADit Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Artist
IT LOOKS SO REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconnobiliskrypton:
NobilisKrypton Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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:iconannodomini007:
Annodomini007 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hhahah, for a sec I thought it was a dragon :P
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:iconl0uw:
L0uw Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Wow, gorgeous!
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So amazing, such attention to detail and form! :wow:
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:iconjoyose:
Joyose Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love Inktense.
I: they're the burst.
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:iconfallingrock70:
fallingrock70 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Great job!
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:icondovethunder:
DoveThunder Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
This looks so natural! Fantastic job!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
very nice
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