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Hippocampus by Nambroth Hippocampus by Nambroth
A speedpainting commission of a hippocampus!

Now, when I say "speedpaint" you must realize that lately I've been spending upwards of 60-80 hours on my well refined pieces, so "speedpainting" is a relative term! Under 5 hours is very "speedy" to me. XD

Mashed out in painter using:
Chunky oil pastels
Digital watercolors
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:iconnarlapras4122:
Narlapras4122 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Name him:Speed
Name her:Arts
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:iconwrenofthecookes:
WrenoftheCookes Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
could I use your art for my blog? its a mythical creature blog, and I am doing a post on hippocampi!
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
You can link to this image, if you want. :)
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:iconwrenofthecookes:
WrenoftheCookes Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconshad-23:
ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always loved Hippocampus'
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:iconhalf-bloodcate:
half-bloodcate Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
HOW DO U DRAW THAT!?!?!?!
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:iconasuka-akiyama-sama:
Asuka-Akiyama-Sama Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
absolutely gorgeous! wish i was this good.
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:iconklau0011:
Klau0011 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
this is kelpie
the horse
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:iconnightmarecl:
Nightmarecl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Very good work, although I get the feeling I know where this is from... Greek Mythology? Oh well, its good work.
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:iconcw-kawaiicreole:
CW-kawaiicreole Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Gorgeous! I love that it has flippers as front hooves and not actual hooves.
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:iconjacij:
jacij Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010   General Artist
Hi, I featured your beautiful work here: [link] :)
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconjacij:
jacij Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010   General Artist
No problems, beautiful picture :)
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:iconyoucannottameme:
YouCannotTameMe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Stunning!
BTW,do you play howrse.com?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
No, I am not sure what that is, sorry!
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:iconesoebtakeo:
EsoebTakeo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist
awsome idea :o
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:iconspoofty5:
Spoofty5 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
It's so beautiful!
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:iconbananskallet:
Bananskallet Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
NICE
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 28 - Hippocampus", you can find it here: [link]
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconladyarah:
ladyarah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured! :iconsomeconfettiplz: [link]
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:iconrujin85:
Rujin85 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
wow a hippocampus! i love watching them swim in age of mythology!
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:icondemon-saiyajin:
Demon-Saiyajin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
Uuwaaaaahh!
Pretty!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmanjakoid:
Manjakoid Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Great!
Thanx a lot for this pic!!
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:iconjaywing65:
JayWing65 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
whoa i saw this pic on elfwood!!! if its urs great job!!! i love all the blues and the sea turtle is a rlly nice touch.
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:iconpyrostorm:
PyroStorm Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
I really like the blues on this, it makes it seem peaceful ...
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:iconmelyssathepunkrocker:
MelyssaThePunkRocker Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this. It reminds me of a kelpie.
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:icondreamingmyth:
DreamingMyth Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
your art is on this site [link]
not sure if you gave permission or not
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
I didn't, but I don't know how to ask them to remove it. :(
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:icondreamingmyth:
DreamingMyth Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
im still waiting for them to respond back to me, but if ud like i can tell them to remove yours as well
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
If you could that would be wonderful. Just tell them to please ask next time. :)
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:icondreamingmyth:
DreamingMyth Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
they have removed your image :)
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! You are very very kind to help. :)
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DreamingMyth Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
your very welcome
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:icondreamingmyth:
DreamingMyth Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
i let them know.. we will see what happens next but they were great about removing mine so i dont see why they wouldnt remove yours.
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Oraean Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
woah beautifull colors i love them both!!! and the hippocampus' anatomy is just great I'd like to have such strong and beautiful body ^^
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BrookeScuzzi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you know the word 'Hippocampus' is something in you that makes you have the feeling of 'love.'

people say they love with their heart when physically it means 'I love you with all my hippocampus.' but heart sounds better, that's why everyone uses it, because a heart is a symbol of love. But hyppocampus is the physical and scientifical name for it...most people don't know this haha* I just thought it would be fun to say lol...

But I love your artwork! And this reminds me of a peophin from neopets, but it looks wayy kwl!

*adds to favs*
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CarissaGagashi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
awesome!
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:iconmyst-v:
Myst-V Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
This is breathtaking, I love the faint smile on the hippo-something. :hug: Stunning! The water is the right number of colors to show that is sun is out
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:icontakillis:
Takillis Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful picture, I love the colours, lighting and the expression on it's face. ^_^
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:iconvanessa55:
Vanessa55 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
Amazing! I love the playfulness portrayed in this! :clap:
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:icondreamstarrei:
DreamStarRei Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
this is very will done. Not many artist draw hippocampus'. I am hoping to get mine down and have it posted. Good work!
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:iconmoondance666:
Moondance666 Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Wow.. This is just.. beautiful :heart: The water effect, the turtle, the colours.. and the hippocampus himself. They're all wonderful. Great design of the hippocampus, the tail and back fins look so elegant. So does his body.. I'm amazed =] To think you did this under 5 hours :D

Really, really beautiful :+fav:
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iceblonde Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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:iconcorvus24:
Corvus24 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
I love your art, it is all so beautiful and... beautiful.
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Someone-Save-Us Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
beautiful :+fav:
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britmcc Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow its so detailed i wouldnt have guessed speed painting...but then i read speed paintings take you like 5 hours so im like wowzaaaa lol i would never spend that much time on somthing...im way too lazy....maybe a lineart or sketch...but on the computeR? no....my hand would cramp up! lol

the picture i have in my gallery of a toucan done entirely in graphite took me about 3 weeks of off and on work...so that was an interesting experience :]


weeee long commentttt (for me)



[[BRITTNEY]]
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:iconfantise:
Fantise Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
Wow, I love it's tail. The reflections of the surface of the ocean and the colours you used are really good too. It's so realistic, fantastic job.
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LOST14 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
Awww!!! It's soo cute! *.*
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