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But Muuuuum... by AmandaDrage But Muuuuum... by AmandaDrage
He wants to go play, but his Mum says he has to eat his tea.

Experimenting with speedpainting on an Indian red ground. I've seen quite a few artists do this and the little areas of red peeking through really bring everything together. I haven't quite managed to capture that here but I'm not far off, just need a bit more practice!

I'm not sure what was going on with the colours either, but I think a gold or bronze-toned frame will help this one a lot. I thought brick-red originally, but I've changed my mind on that.

8x8" oil on canvasboard.
Reference with permission, many thanks to *BountyHunterMacko! [link]
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:iconalixbelo:
AlixBelo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really Stunning ! =)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Many thanks :)
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zusse Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, this is wonderful!! You have really captured innocence in this and I love your use of color (including the red that's shining through) and lighting, great job!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Thank you very much :) I appreciate it! I've got to practice with the red thing more, but for a first try it came out okay :)
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zusse Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
absolutely!and welcome..
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ShadowfaxCreations Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Daawwww!!!!! Cutest thing ever!!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Hehe. Glad you like him! Thanks :)
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1-800-BAMF Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, so cute! Lovely work! I love the colours, especially the red touches that peek through.. really gives it an "earthy" African feel... if that makes sense! :3
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Thank you :) Yes that does make sense, and I'm glad because that's the look I was hoping for!
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Awww, He's so cute!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
:) Thanks!
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Terramoo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks amazing. Great job as usual.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconterramoo:
Terramoo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure.
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LavoieBieber Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I think you are on the fb group ''Equine Artists'' aren't you? ;)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I am indeed! :D I recognise your name from there too!
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DiveEleanorDive Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
cute <3
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Thank you :aww:
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caligis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Furry butt!! Love the textures in this,, great work!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Haha yes gotta love the fuzzybutts. Thank you!! :w00t:
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Shiaine Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh, you English people confuse me! "Eat your tea" will always sound weird to me XD

I love the painting, though. Astounding work, as ever. You have improved so much over the years I've known you, it's incredible :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Lol I knew that would sound odd to people! Actually my family always just call it dinner, but I know many peeps who call it tea. It is called tea-time, after all. I agree though, tea is a liquid!! XD

Thank you :heart: and I'm glad you think so!! :hug:
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Dragonfairy28 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing! How long did it take then if you were speed painting?
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Thank you!! Altogether about three hours. Not counting painting the whole thing red first, which was a five-minute job. It took two and a half hours, then half an hour of corrections...!
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Dragonfairy28 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :)
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Kichai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh, this is so adorable! :love:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Hehe thank you!! He's cute even though he looks like he might throw a tantrum at any moment. (If zebras are capable of tantrums)
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LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Adorable! :love: I love how disgruntled he looks. :giggle:
And I also really like the technique you used. I should give it a go someday! :la:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Haha, disgruntled. Maybe that should have been my title!
Thank you :) And yes, try it! It's fun, although I did keep forgetting to let the ground show through, as you naturally want to cover the canvas... :slow: :XD:
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LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Yeah, I can imagine myself having that urge to not let the underlying red show through! :XD: I'll have to try to control it. ;3
Haa, maybe! ;D But the title you've given it is cute. :meow: It really looks like he's saying, "But muuuuum, I wanna go play! :sniff:". :giggle:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Haha yeah, tantrum-foal! :lol:
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LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
And a cutie-pie at that, too. x3
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
:XD:
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the style of this one. The red outlining is very neat!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Thanks! I enjoy the style, I definitely need to practise it some more though!
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
awww so cute :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Thank you!! :aww:
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) my pleasure dear hope nyou are doing fine :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
I am, thank you! Just busy sorting things out, and also recovering from work :bleh: Hope you're ok too!
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Nameda Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
yes dear thanks :) finally having some days with sun. This was the coldest and most rainy spring I've ever experienced
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Same here! It's been really odd. Right now it is raining and grey again. It's nearly July and the summer prospect is not looking good. I needs me some sun!! Where did it go :lol:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Here it was sunny the last days but not only sunny and hot but as well so humid you felt like walking through rain because you where soaked without even having done a thing.
No summer isnt here as well, our tomatoes are still waaay too tiny and so are other plants in the garden. I miss those summers when it actually was summer from end of May till August
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Bleh, that's horrible!!
Yes, I miss those too.
Finally our sun has arrived :w00t: for this weekend at least... then it will probably go and hide again.
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, using the red ground is really a cool technique! (I should take my time and look at more other artworks here at DA, I could really learn and try a lot more. ^^; )
I just love the little amounts of blue! It looks so wonderfully vivid... :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
It is very cool to do, I have to say though that you should see the work of artists who do it a lot and have honed the technique... I need a little more practise! It's sometimes difficult to know where the best places are to let it peek through, not to mention remembering not to paint over all the red in the first place... The instinct is to cover the canvas, after all :XD:
Thank you very much. :hug: :)
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halomoon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AAAA! That's sooooo adorably cute!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
:D Thank you!! Glad you like him!
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halomoon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol XD
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JennyMoedKorpela Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like the red coming through, especially in the black stripes!!
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