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Dreamtime by mirroreyesserval Dreamtime by mirroreyesserval
This years contribution to the Anthro Calendar. www.anthrocalendar.com/

The theme for 2013 is 'Cultures' and I was given 'Aboriginal Australia.' The animals featured are Red Kangaroo, Black Cockatoo, Bilby, and Echidna. They were originally going to be up on the wall as paintings with the Python. But the scene I went with was too cute not to do, after it was suggested. ^^

What is Dreamtime?: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamtim…

Many many thanks to pandemoniumfire who gave me a great amount of help from an Australian's perspective, which I'm extremely grateful for. (I feel like I almost steered toward cliché with the background painting... I meant for it to just be a python, but it's giving off Rainbow serpent vibes. ^^)

2013 Anthro Calendars available for purchase here --> dragondust.storenvy.com/produc…

Available as a Print here --> society6.com/dragondust/Dreamt…
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:iconsantiartj:
santiartj Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
Awesome! the tribal kangaroo and everything that happens there is amazing :D nice drawing.
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TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AH WHYYYYY THE WEBSITE IS IN SOME MYSTERIOUS LANGUAGE THAT IS EITHER CHINESE OR JAPANESE. That said, lovely work.
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snoopcat99 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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SunlessRise Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Nice~! :love:
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:iconstripemutt:
Stripemutt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
Simply amazing. :)
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:iconfundrawdude:
FunDrawDude Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Aww~ >u<
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:iconbabbletrish:
babbletrish Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconsketchy40:
sketchy40 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
this one is different and interesting. :)
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Inspired.  A very restful and contemplative piece. 
There's a mood here of comfort and quiet companionship and of a space which is sacred, but also inviting.  Also the trance-like relaxation which comes from social grooming [the echidna painting on the 'roo.]  I imagine a quiet sort of sing-song chant accompanying.  ;)
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WinterCabin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   General Artist
I love all the tribal markings! :D
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:iconsnowyblack:
SnowyBlack Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
its all beautiful :) fantastic work!
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:iconnamakecat14:
NamakeCat14 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a great picture..can I wake him up now?
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:iconmirroreyesserval:
mirroreyesserval Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   Digital Artist
You can try if you like, but he's been asleep for quite a while now. ^^
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:iconnamakecat14:
NamakeCat14 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, ok but I think he looks adorable :3
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:iconslowbear00:
slowbear00 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Simply lovely!
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:iconcrypticpython:
CrypticPython Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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:iconjonatha-king:
Jonatha-King Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
curti :)
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:iconjohannesviii:
JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They all look so cute *^* I want to hug Echidna... that would be a bad idea, though :XD:
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:iconwillywagtail:
WillyWagTail Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Honestly, I'm in love with this. :) It's beautiful.
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:icons-tv15:
s-TV15 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I love kangaroos... To this day, I find it so odd that I know so little about the traditional culture of the country I live in.
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:iconjocaps:
JOCAPS Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Nice familly!
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oakendragon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I love echidnas, haha! Actually, this piece is very beautifully done, from the pose and balance to the incorporation of aboriginal-style painting with these animals. I like the atmosphere, and for some reason I really love that slanted shadow. Great work! :+fav:
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:iconnixkat:
NixKat Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the lines and coloring.
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:iconbluari:
Bluari Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
for me - excellent composition and also nice take on australian atmosphere
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:iconsundancejackalope:
SunDanceJackalope Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I love Roo's. I love Roo's getting a paint job done even more. Well done!
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:iconillusir:
Illusir Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
This is great! :heart:
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work, I love it!
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:iconcheetahka:
cheetahka Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
this is simply beautiful, the detail and shadowing are wonderful. You also have this nice soft pastel like tones throughout which are really sweet
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous lighting effects - it seems so stiflingly hot, with even a heavy warmness in the shade. That python painting is a perfect addition to this <3
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:iconrodlox:
Rodlox Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
it looks like the python is watching them.

very nice image. love the bilby and echidna having fun.
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ilikeshinyobjects Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the cockatoo with his happy face makes me stupidly happy xD <3
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SinisterVibe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I just love this! man I miss Australia...sob!
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GoldenDruid Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It turned out really nice, Tiina! I have to say my favorite thing is the kangaroo toes :meow:
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:iconmacawi:
Macawi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I work with red kangaroos and this guy looks just like my buddy, Dan. Lovely job. :)
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Loki-Wings Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
This is just so beautiful ;v; The scene is both cute and mystical at the same time, and I really adore all the small details and textures you put into this, like the paint textures and the handprints on the walls. The Echidna / Bibly are really adorable, and I like the sleepy Kangeroo's face :love:

Really, I'm quite interested in dreamtime mythology too <3 Lovely piece.
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kalicaferalheart Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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Wolf-DX Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
The shading is well done.
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:iconphraggle:
Phraggle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   General Artist
Very cool. :-)
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:iconwingnut55:
Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
sweetly quirky work ! a good balance of fantasy v realism, especially in the Bilby and Echidna.
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SageKorppi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much and not just because of your incredible skill and talent, but I love that it's anthro while keeping the animals as true to their form as possible; my favorite kind of anthropomorphization!
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James-the-Desert Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic, beautiful, clean work. Great job!
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Sh4dowBl4ze Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is cute!
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:iconwilder78:
Wilder78 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Really good.
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:iconandarelle:
Andarelle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Very nice! As a born & bred Aussie, I love this!
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MaerikDragon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Purely amazing!
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Tala-Atma Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so in love with this style.
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can't get over how beautiful this piece is, the texture, simplicity of it. WOW. Gorgeous! My new fav!
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:iconokapirose:
okapirose Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work :D
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:iconschnab:
Schnab Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Everything about this is fantastic, particularly the concept! Love love love.
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:icondwilliams:
dwilliams Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
WOW is this...WOW. The attention to detail, the way the colors reinforce the creamy texture feel, and evoke Australia all at once.... SLAMMIN'!!
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