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Orangutan by calistamonkey Orangutan by calistamonkey
A little something I was asked to do for a work colleague, for her special birthday :3

She likes Orang-utans and tortoises :3 She's a huge supporter of the Orang-utan trust. I drew this ages ago, and wow, it's traditional art for once :3 I used Crayola pencils and Letraset markers :3

The scan kinda butchered the colours a little, which is a shame but I'm happy the original one was liked ^_^ One of my other colleagues had it printed on a mug for her, which she seems even more chuffed with seen as she's a massive lover of tea and coffee :D Hehe...n'aww

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saeth-kaleanae Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Drawing traditional wildlife art. I approve! Awesome stuff there Call. Poor turtle...
AOFW-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Aww, this is sooo cute :aww: Awesome pic Calista! Orangutans are sooo cool. I just love how human they look and how similar they are to humans. Lol, that poor tortoise. It doesn't look happy at being prodded by a finger. But then again, I wouldn't either :XD:
Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Awww wow Clusty! You just keep improving all the time! Haha I'm not a fan of greater apes but this orang-utan is adorable! I love how much character of personality you give to all your drawings. Oh dear that poor tortoise. He doesn't look amused at all. The colouring and shading is so neat! This really does look like a picture taken from a childrens story book. Seriously I'm amazed at how good all these pictures are. Aww what a lovely idea about the mugs :aww:. You should do more commisions I think hun. These are amazing!!!
Pikafrika Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
woah amazing pic!
Fang100 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That Orang-utan's lucky it's not poking my tortoise on the shell - he'd have bitten him by now! Fantastic expressions on both creature's faces, and I love the detail on the tortoise. You have very lucky work colleagues to have you able to draw stuff for them!
Demonic-Haze Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa C: this is so adorable C:. The posing is sooooooooo so so perfect. I love the interaction between them both is so sweeeeeeeet :heart:. You drew the anatomy on both of them really well tooooo. And their expressions are so nice too, the Orangutan's face just has so much life and emotion in ittttt n_n. Awesome piccy ^_____________^
Chelcat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
heh, monkey business! X3
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July 4, 2010
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