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Calf by Crickatoo Calf by Crickatoo
Video speed painting/time laps of me drawing this piece can be viewed here: [link]

This is a Binoubu (species I made up) calf :).
The 'Noubu are ungulates that appeared in dreams I had the fall of 2010. This is a pic of an adult that I've been working on, on and off, for over a year:

I am being very picky with the detailing because I want to draw them as accurately as my unconscious imagination showed them to me, so it's going to take a while to finish that one ^^;

They're magical creatures that have amethyst like crystals form from their skull and spine. In my first encounter, I was sitting on a hill, and a herd of them were migrating in the fields below. A friend whispered to me "Those are the Binoubu. I've never seen one in real life before! I thought they were extinct. It's said to be very good luck if one looks you in the eye."
Shortly after, I made eye contact with one. Haha apparently my unconscious think's I'm special or something :XD:

Anyway, the reminded me the most of a strange cross between Elk and Gemsbok/Oryx in anatomy, and some had bongo antelope ish markings. And they were purple! :D

The calves had huge eyes and wisps of long hair (I exaggerated the eyes in this piece a bit). They have really derpy squishy faces XD

They've become my sort of go-to for art inspiration. Feeling down? Draw a 'Noubu. Art block? 'Noubu. etc etc.

Also, I don't feel like I should have to say this but you never know with people so... this is a closed species. Please don't make a character or anything out of one. They're pretty personal to me :). Thanks

`CricketWings
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jonesblachowicz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Photographer
I've featured this piece in a recent journal entry. :heart:
You can see it here: [link]

fave or feature the entry for additional exposure, and make sure to browse through the other works!
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SomersetRaven Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's gorgeous! Your imagination is so vivid... And alive to be able to create such a powerful and immense creature... :love:
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
alskdjf;salkj THANK YOU!! *wiggles* I completely blame my unconscious mind because these creatures visited me in a dream. I can't stop drawing them now! :D
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SomersetRaven Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome :D
Good, I'm sure I'm not the only person who wants to see more of them :meow:
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Celleno Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Do you think you'll ever finish that adult? I hope you get the chance to because it looked so beautiful. This calf is adorable with the large eyes. I also love your monochromatic touch to this as well as the shading. Very gorgeous.
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gosh I sure hope so! It's been almost 2 years since I started it *shame* x.x
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whirl-wind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww this is so adorable, I love the Binoubu!
The eyes are so big and cute and shiny! :wow:

I love the ghost breath!
I wish I had awesome dreams like you! :)
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aaahh Jamilla you always leave the best comments ever <3333 I love you to pieces, you know that? :D
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whirl-wind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, actually.. everytime I cuddle my build-a-bear it tells me so! :giggle:
Haha I love youuu :hug:
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
GOOD I HOPE THE BATTERY LASTS FOREVEERRRRR <3333
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