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Salmon Fishing in the Arctic by malta Salmon Fishing in the Arctic by malta
To go with the panda and leopard watercolour pictures, more endangered animals!

Yes I know you can't get salmons in the Arctic. And that his fishing cane is really wonky and has a distorted perspective xD It was really fun to draw nevertheless.

Windsor & Newton sepia ink, black ink and watercolours. Photoshop colour adjustment.
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KalilaSchultz Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love love love your style !! Something very nostalgic about it 💜
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LaoSati Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
It's irresistibly cute)
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ramsey2002 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
simply amazing
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iv0rine Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cutest thing ever! :o
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D-A-R-Y-L-L Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
haha I love this one! the seals are really cute!
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discworldfan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. I especially love the seals, they're so adorable!
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Faulken Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the seals in this! The landscape texture you've got with the colouring is great. Reminds me of some of the snowscapes in Calvin and Hobbes. Love that whimsical style - hits that nostalgic sense of childhood wonderment for me.

(Out of curiosity, is the title derived from Salmon Fishing in the Yemen? xD )
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malta Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D There's not much texturing I think, I guess watercolours and inks do the texturing all by themselves. Really enjoying drawing in this style, might have to do some more ^^

Yes, the title is derived from that! Kept seeing film posters of that so it was in my mind when I drew it.
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Faulken Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, you're probably right about the watercolours - I've never tried them enough to be REMOTELY competent with them. I love the look they give though! Don't know why this one reminded me quite so much of Calvin and Hobbes... But yes! More in this style sounds like a good thing indeed!
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KatCardy Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
beautifully done chicky! Really lovely! :)
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
God, I LOVE your traditional <3 <3 <3
Your watercolouring techniques are fantastic, they look so super bright!
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sayhellotoart Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so adorable!
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cricket00fur Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A superbly adorable use of watercolour!
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Vixxeen Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh such a cute style <3 Love it
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sfepan Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
It is very peaceful bear)) very cute scene )))
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CaccoXL Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
This watercolor is awesome, brava!
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Jobe3DO Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
2 Cute!_x
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GargoyleGardens Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
super cute. I love the look water color gives this piece :)
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Wolfgirl17591 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute!!!
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:iconmyrhis:
Myrhis Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist
A very astonising style you have :) Love it.
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khoosin87 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
cute *o*
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pollywoffle5 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
so cute i almost exploded amazing work!
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Kata Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awww this is adorable! I love the inking style :)
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malta Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^^ I'm really flattered by that seeing as I have the most UNsteady hand when I ink. I use a quill nib rather than a pen (so I can mix the colour and water/ink ratio how I like it) and it catches on the paper all the time.. I also smudged the ink twice but managed to hide it 8D The way I draw with pencil does not translate well to inking because I don't do one smooth stroke, instead lots of little ones.
That iceberg is wobbly as hell D:
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Kata Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Of course! And you know, one reason I love watercolors and inks is because they can be loose and it just adds to the charm :) And this image absolutely has charm!
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aniwablue Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! So adorable! I really love the seals!
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Capukat Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I just love love loveee your art and watercolor pics so soo very much >U<
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WrendingRae Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, Malta this is stupid cute! ^_^ (And by that I mean it is really, really friggin' cute and not at all stupid, lol.) Every time I look at the seal munching on the fish, I keep imagining the polar bear munching on a seal in the same way. XD
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malta Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
LOL that's awful and yet hilarious at the same time. I'm going to be thinking that now.. you so should draw that!!
And thank you <3
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WrendingRae Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hee hee, yes. It is awful and hilarious and I blame you for inspiring the idea. :p I'll put it on my list of stuff to maybe one day draw. Right now I have filled my plate with projects that must be finished soon so that I can start on a gift for my grandma (she turns 80 this year!).
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malta Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha in that boat too xD I'm sure you'll make a lovely picture for your gran! Happy Birthday to her :)
If only drawings didn't take so long sometimes T__T
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WrendingRae Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, poopy forever drawings. I am trying to give myself a whole month to work 'cause it will probably take me that long. Slow Rae is slow. x.x
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charmie Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe not in the high high north, but southern Yukon and Alaska totally have salmon! I go to the salmon run every year :)
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malta Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well maybe they could be there instead :D But I don't know if you get polar bears in the Yukon..
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charmie Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright you've got me there lol. XD
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babywolf-lover Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Sooo cute!! I love this :D
Awesome job. :D
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FreyaAbendstern Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
aww this is sooo cute
love it
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Zonobidoragon Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Really adorable! :3 Great job
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Daniella27 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
cute!
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Ze-Platygrapsus-Girl Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How cute this is ! I love it !!! The colors are so soft and the expressions of the character are very nice !
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ariadnedalua Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This one is so cute =3 the seals are really cute and lovely.
I liked the coloring ^^ Nice work! =)
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aAshleyB Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Natural enemies fishing together = Awesome hahaah
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malta Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
xD I'd messaged a friend saying what I was drawing:
"I'm drawing a polar bear fishing for some seals."
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"He's fishing for fish FOR the seals! Not trying to fish to catch seals!"

C: I wanted to include both a bear and some seals together in the picture cos a polar bear by himself seemed boring..
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aAshleyB Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL well it's an epic win!
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Sacred-Shadows Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHHHH Cutielittlechubbikins!!!!
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malta Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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RogueLiger Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
This is absolutely adorable! I love how you work with watercolours, the expressions are priceless <3
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malta Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D I hope it doesn't come out too dark, it looks darker and more saturated on my laptop than on my computer monitor..
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