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Curse of the Flamingo by MinnaSundberg Curse of the Flamingo by MinnaSundberg
Commissioned illustation for a novel by Martha E. Gouws.
And it's a flamingo, yaay! Haven't drawn any of those before, heh.

Photoshop CS4 || Wacom Intuos3 tablet
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ClayBirdMod Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Hi there MinnaSundberg! I'm currently working with a poetry publication called the Clay Bird Review, and we loved this piece of yours! My colleagues and I were wondering whether we might have your permission to match up your piece with a poem and post it on our Facebook page! Your Deviantart name will also be listed up there and we will send you a link to the posting so you can see it for yourself! Please just send us a message back with your answer.

Thanks!
-ClayBirdMod
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marryinchains Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
gorgeous illustration
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome feathers on this! :wow:
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Splendide et très coloré. :D
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FrozenNote Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your lovely art was featured here: [link]

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ElementalKeepers Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Writer
This has to be my top favorite deviation in all of Deviantart. I don't really know why... I've never really cared much for flamingos, but this one picture is just so mesmerizing. I love it!!!!
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FakeKraid Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. A menacing flamingo. I never thought....I...uh...

That's pretty crazy. :noes:
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Jordan062796 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW
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DaniDoubleU Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My god... I love all of your art! You are so amazing! I'm truly inspired. I just got my first tablet and will be starting to use it this weekend. I am so inspired by people like you, truly! Thank you.
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ShadowStone13 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
This is soooo well done. I especially love how you laid everything out and how you balanced the colors. I would never had guessed that this is your first flamingo picture!
However, I hope you don't mind a critique coming from an amateur... there are two things I think you could have done a better job on. 1-the 'feel' of the body feathers and the wing feathers seem totally different, like its not done for the same piece. The body is more detailed and soft, while the dark parts of the wings look... artificial? 2-The chest feathers look a bit more like fur than feathers to me.
I know that you weren't looking for critiques, but I like this pic a lot and think that it is soooo close to perfection.
Please keep up the great work!
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MinnaSundberg Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Are you kidding, I LOVE critique, and welcome it at any time, on any piece. :3
So thanks for your terrific comment, and you're absolutely right about the chest feathers. In my pursuit to achieve some sort of movement in the image, I ended up deviating bit too much from what actual flamingo feathers look like.
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ShadowStone13 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
haha. thnx for replying! I'm glad you aren't mad :)
I'm also glad that you are willing to take critiques, even from a newb like me. it sets a good example for others on dA :D
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stasher-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now do a Curse Of The Banana Slug!
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Bartimeas-Voltaire-P Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Artist
that's not a flamingo...


that's an epicmingo
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doodles8301 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hope hes not mad at me!
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korovee Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Despite its gorgeous elegance, it almost reminds me of the flamingo dance off of Disney's Fantasia 2000 lol
Either way, very well done :)
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KaitlinDragon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The elegance and intensity are made truly incredible with the...unusual subject!
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runningfreely Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist
Wonderful! I like the pose and colora are amazing! Really good! :D
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LoryAnimals Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I'm amazed :wow:
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puck7845 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Wow! Very striking!detail, color, light through the feathers, everything!

Also, did you ask what the commission was for? I am intrigued by the concept!
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BlackHeartBeloved Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! :D
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arcanEnigma Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply remarkable. The mood is well set with the colors, and as many have mentioned I adore the lighting you chose for this piece because it makes it seem so ominous. If this is indeed a commission for a book cover, I already want to give it a thorough read!
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Abwettar Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours and pose and extra flamigos in the background and the lighting and everything is just amazing! <333
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SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Always good to try something new.:)
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ozwot Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
i realy cant say anything ^^;
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sketchLark Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that's amazing! :iconwoahplz:
I couldn't even tell this was your first time drawing a flamingo...
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themeindzeye Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Dude, that is one bad-ass flamingo!
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WolfmanDingo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Amazing!
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Mrharryballzonya Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
And then the flamingo crane kicks you in the face.
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Ala-Rai Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
The colors are so vibrant, the flamingo is so detailed and the pose is awesome. That's one epic flamingo.
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:iconaiyse:
Aiyse Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
This is gorgeous!
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popodu955 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
it's really graceful, a swan ^^
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luodan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice
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jodipheonix Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011   General Artist
you never drew a flamingo before ...
not bad for a first try ; I myself personally never seen a flamingo look so damn cool!!!
wicked job mate :D
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Lilfu-lul Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love: :love: <3 wonderful!
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Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Creepy, yet pretty...
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Arkiel-Pixie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is one scary looking ninja flamingo.
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Wydra-abr-draumar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The wings are beautiful and really stand out against the pinkish sky. Great job! ^.^
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Raineve Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! You did great this is amazing!
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CsNsAi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
What a dreadful curse!
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XmyvizmX Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
I love flamingoes! This is beautiful.
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MrsTodd Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Now Presenting, From the creators of: "Black Swan"......"Pink Flamingo".
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GlamourAngel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great work! I like the flamingos in the back ^-^
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PadawanLinea Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Evil Flamingo! I like it!

Probably my favorite thing about this is the pose with the wings extended up. I even like the colors, which is saying something because I'm not a fan of pink!
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EqualToYou Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Never seen a flamingo in this light before. Nice! :star:
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GalaxyIguana Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
AWESOME! what book is this for?
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hiram67 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great :)
beautiful colors
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DemonML Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011   Digital Artist
I love the detail work you put in all of your pictures.
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Stalkernin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks really cool! :D
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SuperNandy123 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
lovely
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