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'Animal of the Week' - Atlantic Blue Marlin by Bushdog4
'Animal of the Week' - Atlantic Blue Marlin
Week 33 - Atlantic blue marlin (Makaira nigricans).

Additional species: Wilson's storm petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) and Blue shark (Prionace glauca).

Artwork is © me.
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'Animal of the Week' - Eurasian Badger by Bushdog4
'Animal of the Week' - Eurasian Badger
Apologies once more for the delay. (I'm not always very good when it comes to consistency!)

Week 32 - Eurasian badger (Meles meles).

Additional species: Brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus) and Tawny owl (Strix aluco).

Artwork is © me.
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Request for KunYKA (Finished version) by Bushdog4
Request for KunYKA (Finished version)
My finished version of the request by KunYKA. (This is the first time I have tried drawing an orc, so apologies that it's not the best interpretation!)

Orcs, the Eagles and Middle Earth are © J. R. R. Tolkien.
Artwork is © me.
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'Animal of the Week' - Great Barracuda by Bushdog4
'Animal of the Week' - Great Barracuda
Week 31 - Great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda).

Additional species: Chain moray (Echidna catenata) and Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum).

Artwork is © me.
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Freya: Sut mae, everyone! Sorry it’s so late, but we have one more Gaelic festival to introduce to you! This is Imbolc, which…

Auk: Hang on, hang on! I want to tell them all about this one.

Freya: Oh, very well. Carry on, then.

Auk: Thank you. Imbolc is held on February 1st, and heralds the arrival of spring. The key figure of Imbolc was the goddess Brigid, who was said to visit people’s homes. Food and drink would be left out for her, and items of clothing placed outside so that she could bless them. It was also believed that she would protect homes and livestock. Brigid’s crosses would be made, and a figure of the goddess paraded from house to house. Torches were carried across fields and prayers made to Brigid to bless the ground before planting began. The holiday also involved feasting and visits to holy wells.

Anne: Incidentally, it is thought that the festival was Christianised to become the feast day of Saint Brigit of Kildare, who is one of Ireland’s patron saints. She is the saint of, amongst other things, cattle, brewers, blacksmiths, chicken farmers and children whose parents were unmarried.

Freya: There are also several festivals which take place on February 2nd. One of the most famous of these is Candlemas – or Gŵyl Fair y Canhwyllau, as we call it in Wales, which is also the Welsh equivalent of Imbolc. Activities traditionally included wassailing and rites of divination, and working by candlelight would be stopped, due to the lengthening of the days.

Anne: Well, whichever occasion yeh choose to celebrate, be it Christian or Pagan, we wish the lot o’ yis the best o’ times!

Freya: Absolutely! Hwyl fawr, everyone!

Auk: Oh yes, and a very happy Groundhog Day to you, if you’re reading this on February 2nd. I just hope those groundhogs decide that spring’s come early – I’m not sure how much more of winter we can all take…  

 

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Louis Burnard
United Kingdom
A part-time artist with many ideas, but little experience outside of traditional methods. For this reason, I am largely restricted to using pens, pencils and watercolours. I specialise in drawing animals (usually in an anthropomorphic cartoon style), and am especially fond of carnivorous mammals, particularly mustelids.

I'm not very good at writing journal entries, so usually, my various characters write them for me.
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EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Student Writer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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Bushdog4 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Many thanks! :D
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kiriOkami Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: ♥ Thank you very much for the watch!
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Bushdog4 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
You're welcome! :D
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beareen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey there,
thank you for watching me! I'm glad you like my art. C:
By the way, your Animal-of-the-week-series is very nice, keep it up! :)
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Bushdog4 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
You're welcome - I look forward to seeing more of your work! :D
Glad you like 'Animal of the Week'! :)
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Artisticallicous Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:!! :love::huggle:
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Artisticallicous Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
LOUIS!!!! :glomp:

Thank SO MUCH you for the :+fav:!!! :huggle: :love:
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Bushdog4 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
You're welcome! :D Your work is amazing!
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Artisticallicous Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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