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"Argos"
12 x6"
Acrylic on canvas board
Gift

Thank you ahead of time for any favorites and comments!

Loyal, all-seeing, and royal.

This is my very belated birthday gift to the magnificent Ellygator [link] who--thanks to her own artwork--always brings lions and peacocks to mind. Merry Unbirthday, Elly!

My thanks to Woxys [link] for allowing me to use her beautiful photos as references.

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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi :wave:
You've been featured in my journal :heart: [link]
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
A belated but sincere thank you!
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :heart:
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:iconlost-in-the-day:
Lost-in-the-day Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Thank you (albeit belatedly)!
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:iconimperfecttrinity:
ImperfectTrinity Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very creative! I love how you bring the painting together by using the colors in the eye and peacock feathers :)
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Thank you very much! :)
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
your fantastic artwork has been featured in :iconnaturalworldartists: [link]
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Thank you so much! :)
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
:aww:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, I so love and adore my wonderful peacock king! You make me like all the 364 unbirthdays of my year!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Peacock king! Blast it, I should have had you name him. *smile*
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! Argos is good, too! The beast with a thousand eyes...
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:iconfoxipaws:
Foxipaws Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Stunning!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Thank you!
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:icondarksorrowinme:
Darksorrowinme Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wish someone gave me a gift like that on my birthday :D

Too beautiful :)
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you! I actually try NOT to give paintings as presents to anyone but my boyfriend, lest jealousy arise between folks, but Elly is a generous art friend who's given me much of her own beautiful work. I owed her this one, at least! :)
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latent-ookami Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love the subject matter; lions and peacocks. The colors of the greens in the feathers and his eye balances out so nicely. Draws your eyes across the picture flawless :heart:
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you so much! He was going to be a white lion, but I found that I needed to deepen his color to keep the feathers from dominating the piece. I'm glad you find it so successful! :)
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:iconkach-back:
kach-back Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is beautifully painted, I really like the way you've created the texture of the fur, and how it flows into the texture of the feathers. :D
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you! I do wish that I had angled the feathers more to follow the flow of the mane, but I am very pleased with my first peacock feathers :)
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kach-back Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
I might disagree with you, I actually think I would have liked to see the bottom feather straight rather then angled. I think the shape of them mirrors the eye a bit, and creates an interesting abstract pattern. :shrug: But regardless of anything this is a beautifully done work. :D
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:iconganjamira:
Ganjamira Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such infinite beauty *_*
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
What a compliment--thank you! :)
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:iconreapercrowz:
reapercrowz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love it. owo
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconreapercrowz:
reapercrowz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Np. owo
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Really beautiful!!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you!
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
you're welcome^^
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:iconshirls-art:
shirls-art Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
how lovley
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you!
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:icongreen-eyed-leopardes:
Green-Eyed-Leopardes Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love the green eyes and feathers! Such a fun contrast with the golden lion.
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you! This was initially going to be another white lion--as was the reference--but deepening his color kept the feathers from dominating the piece.
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:iconcybelemoon:
cybelemoon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lucky Elly! I guess I missed her birthday too! I sooo love her work. I'm in the same general area and we have yet to meet. *sigh*
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
She's a busy lady, as are you, so that's not too surprising :) *hugs*
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:iconcybelemoon:
cybelemoon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not so busy ... I just pretend to be. LOL I am a lonely hermit these days.
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:iconlegrandzilla:
Legrandzilla Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you :)
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a beautiful idea!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconbhut:
bhut Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Very nice, though if I remember the myth correctly, lions had nothing to do with it. But the painting is still very fine!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
You're correct, lions had nothing to do with it, though the monster Argos' eyes were set in the peacock's tail by Hera. I honestly just couldn't think of a better title for this one :)
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:iconschonig:
SchoniG Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
sehr schönes :))
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you! :)
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:iconallerlei:
Allerlei Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work, interesting idea to combine lion and peacock! :D
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you! :)
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:iconkaorisilvermoon:
KaoriSilverMoon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely. Fantastic.
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
awesome as always :aww:
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