Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Standing the Test of Time by Face-Reality Standing the Test of Time by Face-Reality
Standing the Test of Time - 12" x 18" - August 2012 - Watercolour

Here she is - my completed painting!! I am so UTTERLY thrilled with this painting, and have entered it into the CSPWC's Open Water Watercolour competition - keep your fingers crossed for me!!

This painting features one of three African elephants (Iringa, 42, Toka, 41, or Thika, 31) from the Toronto Zoo. I've only ever visited this zoo once, with a dear friend, back in 2009, when my photo reference was taken, and didn't know of their fate until recently when I was researching on the net, trying to gather a little more information on which one I had painted. I hope all three 'stand the test of time' with their impending move.

See the following: [link]

Thanks for looking!
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2014-04-14
Standing the Test of Time; unbelievably detailed and structured watercolor painting by Face-Reality ( Suggested by psoty and Featured by jane-beata )
:iconartmind4ever:
Artmind4ever Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Marvelous work. Love the texture, gr8 job!
Reply
:iconfedelawwc:
fedelawwc Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beyond amazing :) .
Reply
:iconwarkentien2:
warkentien2 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful
Reply
:iconbewlyer:
Bewlyer Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student
I' absolutely stunning! WOW! Great job!
Reply
:icon0618623:
0618623 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
wow. you just blew my mind great stuff
Reply
:iconmichaelhocking:
MichaelHocking Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very moving great watercolour 
Reply
:iconsanityhorse:
sanityhorse Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW - beautifully done.
Reply
:iconeduardoleon:
EduardoLeon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD!!
Reply
:iconalthea-25:
Althea-25 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
amazing work! :)
Reply
:iconiminyin:
iMinYin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
STUNNINGLY DETAILED!! Im at a loss for words! This work of art is absolutely BRILLIANT!!! You have such amazing talent! BRAVO!!!
Reply
:iconscathachlongmane:
ScathachLongmane Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such wonderful work!  Congratulations on the DD - you earned it!
Reply
:iconinannaquest:
Inannaquest Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
I adore your work, the more I see, the more I like...thank you for sharing your gift!
Reply
:iconhands-of-a-pirate:
Hands-of-a-Pirate Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
wow! simply amazing
Reply
:iconkaxanthedragon:
KaxantheDragon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Will you be allowing prints of this anytime soon?
Reply
:iconmagicphoenixstonedra:
MagicPhoenixstonedra Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Fascinating, it looks so realistic, like you took a photo of it.
Reply
:iconmynameisblupyro:
Mynameisblupyro Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Holy lonely pony eating macaroni!!!
Reply
:iconmanwith0name:
manwith0name Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible!  Despite the colors, it looks remarkably real.
Reply
:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
Reply
:iconshowmethecarfacts:
ShowMeTheCarFacts Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely work, the white highlights really emphasize the golds and reds throughout the folds in the skin.
Amazing work and thought-provoking title.
Reply
:iconhaatch:
Haatch Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Extraordinary work! Very inspirational. How did you make the fine dark lines for the skin folds? Small brush and completely-dry paper, I assume?
Reply
:icondarkstarwolf53:
DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
Reply
:iconrambleonrob:
rambleonrob Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!! congrats on the DD!!!
Reply
:iconsnipefalcon2:
Snipefalcon2 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Realistic but Magical. Best of both worlds <3
Reply
:iconjuutwin:
Juutwin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
She's beautiful. 

Good luck.
Reply
:iconvina-shiranui:
ViNa-Shiranui Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
omfg Wonderful!  Love the colors and texture!
Reply
:iconmargarita-f:
Margarita-F Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg: :faint:
Reply
:iconramwoc87:
RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a masterpiece!
Reply
:iconlord-godzilla:
Lord-Godzilla Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
So many wonderful wrinkles!
Reply
:iconfourquods:
fourquods Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
discovering treasures like this is what Deviant Art is all about!
Reply
:iconmadfeuler:
MadFeuler Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
I'm really impressed with the details! Absolutely stunning. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you, but you don't really need it ;) Great work! 
Reply
:iconpaulinemoss:
PaulineMoss Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is utterly stunning work and the colours and textures are awesome!  Congratulations! :wow:
Reply
:iconlenslady:
lenslady Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
An absolutely amazing painting and a well-earned DD.  I've seen a recent documentary on the elephants in California and they are doing great . . . love their new home.
Reply
:iconaurora-celest:
aurora-celest Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Oh my God. :jawdrop: The textures in this piece are simply sublime!
Reply
:iconaegiandyad:
aegiandyad Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Too good not to favour, full of pachyderm personality.
Reply
:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is gorgeous!!! Congrats on the DD and thank you for sharing your work with us!
Reply
:iconoxana-lee:
Oxana-lee Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Wonderfull work with watercolors! Congrats on the DD :aww:
Reply
:iconargentinian-queen:
argentinian-queen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is astonishing, good job!
Reply
:iconrobson666:
robson666 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist
congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation Clap
Reply
:iconkalamjamil:
kalamjamil Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful
Reply
:icontheclottedcream:
theclottedcream Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful piece of work!! Worship 
Reply
:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Congrats on the DD
Reply
:iconchasmanxx:
chasmanxx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Truly amazing ☺
Reply
:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love the hair details, especially near the eyes 
the shading and texture on the tusks is lovely too 
Reply
:iconpunahuuli:
Punahuuli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely!
Reply
:iconcandyrag:
candyrag Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm really sorry, but I thought the Tusk was a banana... Excellent work nonetheless
Reply
:iconlmn101:
lmn101 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
wow
Reply
:iconalvringer:
alvringer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! The texture and colours are just perfect :heart: :O
Reply
:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!
Reply
:iconartsoteria:
ArtSoteria Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
unbelievable! you s
hould be thrilled!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
August 17, 2012
Image Size
476 KB
Resolution
533×800
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
9,929 (1 today)
Favourites
1,401 (who?)
Comments
188

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 60D
Shutter Speed
1/99 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
41 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Aug 12, 2012, 6:47:20 PM
Lens
EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Software
PhotoScape
Sensor Size
22mm
×