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Sun Gazer by CobraVenom Sun Gazer by CobraVenom
Painted my sister, :iconilenora:'s, birthday :squee:
Go wish her a happy birthday and give her some love - she is a very talented artist! :la:

This little guy is a Tamandua :happybounce:

Tamanduas live in forests and grasslands, are semi-arboreal, and possess partially prehensile tails. They mainly eat ants and termites, but they occasionally eat bees, beetles, and insect larvae. In captivity, they will eat fruits and meat. They have no teeth and depend on their powerful gizzard to break down their food.

The Northern Tamandua ranges from southeastern Mexico south throughout Central America, and in South America west of the Andes from northern Venezuela to northern Peru. Southern Tamanduas are found from Venezuela and Trinidad to northern Argentina, southern Brazil and Uruguay.

They are very clumsy on the ground unlike their cousin, the giant anteater. To avoid puncturing their palms with their sharp claws, they walk on the outsides of their "hands."


I hope you like it! :dummy:

Painted from scratch in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Tablet. References used.
Art copyright *CobraVenom
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:iconastarsia:
Astarsia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
"Painted my sister"

:giggle: your sister is very cute. 

(kidding, i know what you mean.)

You have lots of talent. I love all of it from the lighting to the fur.
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Oh my, how could I have never seen that :noes:

Thank you so much! :love:
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:iconastarsia:
Astarsia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
:giggle: its okay. I'm glad you didn't get upset at me pointing that out. :heart:

You're welcome :dalove:
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:iconrukahtsubasa:
RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Your work is such amazing perfection!!!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconleensor:
leensor Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
:squee:
This is so adorable!
And the fur looks really nice too, i wish the fur i drew came out that way. :XD:

Anyways, wonderful job!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner May 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks so very much :dummy:
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:iconleensor:
leensor Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
You're welcome! :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really neat! And also thanks for the information, too!
:heart:
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! And you're welcome :la:
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:iconkuriosit-kat:
KuriosiT-kat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks adorable! >w<
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist
cute
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist
No problem
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SonicAdvance Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gosh, just how did you draw this fur :icontearplz:
I looked through so many fur tutorials but none of them looks like this :worship:
Surely takes a while to draw every single strain |D
May I ask what brush do you use for it? O: The square brush?
I wish you had another walkthrough for this one! 8D
The lighting, the shadows, even the eyes, it all fits perfectly together and looks absolutely stunning!
...moar.... MOAR!! :stab:
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so very much! :la:

Yes, I draw every little strand, and I did use the square brush - only I disabled the Shape Dynamics on it to make the fur look long and silky :dummy:
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SonicAdvance Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Uh *steals business secrets* :paranoid:
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
:noes:
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xRedLily Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naww I thought it was an ant eater but aawwww! > w < :heart: this is so very adorable, I think my heart just melted <3
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:icondicitdomina:
DicitDomina Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconevoli-niceli:
Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh so cute !
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmonsterbrandcrafts:
MonsterBrandCrafts Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh my gosh! I LOVE this! The lighting is absolutely perfect here. I bet your sister loved it :heart:

Totally reminds me of the Tamandua Necklace I just made, here: [link]


Great work! :heart:
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! That is a very lovely necklace - you have a lot of talent :la:
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thewolftroll Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the lighting stuffs, it's gorgeous
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconsaephireart:
SaephireArt Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lovely colors dude :)
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
[link] <- This work has been featured here. <3
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :la:
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GirlinTranslation Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thought it was real:)
Nice work!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconhasentraene:
Hasentraene Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woaahh... !
The sunset looks so real and the fur is so detailed. I think it is an amazing drawing!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconjennyraepip:
jennyraepip Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so beautiful. The colours are remarkable. So warm, so gentle. I could stare at it for hours. Every little detail is perfect. Wonderful job.
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :la:
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:iconjennyraepip:
jennyraepip Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so welcome.
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:icontwiggy-trace:
twiggy-trace Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well done!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconpuppy-chow:
Puppy-Chow Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Super cute! Love those tamandua eyes.
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpoo-ky:
Poo-ky Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
LIUYHGFBNDJM its amazing hun, i really love your lighting 8D
C:
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :dummy:
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:iconbecsketch:
becsketch Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
His look is so inviting and vulnerable, it's so sweet :D
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D
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