Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Bookmark - Life Bringer by Nimrais Bookmark - Life Bringer by Nimrais
Second bookmark! Did I ever say I LOVE african wild dogs? They're so beautiful. And fun to paint, too. I had really fun doing this one, that's probably why I went into detail a little bit more than I planned.

I just have to experiment with my new laminator some more until I can sell the bookmarks. ... but the results of my experiments looked fine so far :>

EDIT: Oh wow, thanks so much for the DD and all those nice comments! *happy dance* :]
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2009-02-02
Bookmark - Life Bringer by ~Nimrais "I like how the artist managed to capture so much of his spirit in such a restrictive size and space (bookmark sized), but I really appreciated the feeling of hope that is is conveyed." very nice texture and polished work I must add! ( Suggested by MoonsongWolf and Featured by Katmomma )
:iconpukkis2216:
Pukkis2216 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I liked it :D
Reply
:iconstray-southpaw:
Stray-Southpaw Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Absolutely wonderful! :heart:
Reply
:iconsilvernight1996:
SilverNight1996 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student General Artist
This is wonderful! Love the colours.
Great job!
Reply
:iconsarythewolf:
SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, I love the detail exspecaly the hair. I can't find anything wround with this.
Reply
:iconkatt315:
katt315 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hello there,

this Artwork has been Featured in #AfricanWildDogFans 1st Edition Monthly News Article. Please be sure to Fave the News Letter by clicking on the Green +♥ button at the top left corner of the News Article for it to be seen.

Here's the Article: [link]

Thanks again!
Reply
:iconnimrais:
Nimrais Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, this is really great! <3
Reply
:iconiluvtherain:
ILuvTheRain Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
This is absolutely stunning. My most favorite Wild Dog piece.
Reply
:iconpaintedmutt:
PaintedMutt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Beautiful! Just purely stunning! The detail alone is just lovely!
And African Wild Dogs are indeed fun to paint. :D
Reply
:iconalthelion:
AltheLion Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Student General Artist
african wild dog! nice!
Reply
:iconcloudchasershaconage:
He's beautiful by any standard, even other males who're straight
Reply
:icontimid-wolf:
timid-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work ^^ beautiful, beautiful piece!!! Im surprised noone's started collecting bookmarks. There are so many out there of so many varieties
Reply
:iconzanslev:
Zanslev Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
This is neat! ...have you ever by any chance attended GenCon?
Reply
:iconalpha-frags:
Alpha-Frags Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Hey dude, this pic is awsome! I wonder if you would mind if i used it for an illustration in a pdf im making of some custom races for my D&D setting? The pdf will be freely available online so im not getting any cash for it, and you would of course be credited. If you're interested the race are called Averoux and you can see their details here:

[link]
Reply
:iconbloodstainednight:
BloodStainednight Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
Simply gorgeous :heart:
Reply
:iconloulougstp:
LOULOUGSTP Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
Gorgeous my friend wooooooow
Reply
:iconpoppynka:
poppynka Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
wooow...
it's wonderful :) I love african wild dogs too !

:+fav:
Reply
:iconmaximus-alexandros:
maximus-alexandros Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i thought it was a female
but then the body showed it's male
with that feminine face (for me), the entire.. ehm.. dog.. ^^; becomes young.. but wise at the same time..
Reply
:iconquadrioters:
QuadRioters Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing idea. Great anthro pic :D
Reply
:iconsrmkcs:
srmkcs Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
te salio muy bien
Reply
:iconibrake4cake:
IBrake4Cake Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Oooh, African wild dog... pretty... I'd be happy to sell some for you out of my bookstore!
Reply
:iconrichu-ninja:
Richu-ninja Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
ohhh, thats beautiful!!!!!
Reply
:iconjade16oni:
Jade16oni Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Awesome!!!!
Reply
:iconultimatesxrfan:
ultimateSxRfan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Wow thats very gorgeous!
Reply
:iconbikuu:
Bikuu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
OMG YEY!

I have an African wild dog character~
I loooove them.
Reply
:iconn1ghtmar37:
n1ghtmar37 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
a very beautiful pic
Reply
:icontazzy-:
Tazzy- Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
Very nice!
Reply
:icontiger-in-a-tie:
Tiger-in-a-tie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Gorgeous :heart:
Reply
:iconduckey5:
duckey5 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
I suck, I meant *AWD's*

i just got so excited haha
Reply
:iconduckey5:
duckey5 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
this is awesome! AFW's rule!!!!
Reply
:iconkasasky:
Kasasky Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Wow! It's awesome D:
Reply
:iconrhahsid:
Rhahsid Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
nice
Reply
:iconcab-rod:
Cab-Rod Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The best of the artwork is the application of the material you used for colouring and the very well documented face of the animal your character is based of. Also the selection of colours is very good.
Reply
:iconanimalwithin21:
animalwithin21 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
This is truly amazing...and African Wild Dogs are definitey uniquely beautiful creatures. It's great to see such a beautiful work of art featuring one...especially with such a positive message. :-)
Reply
:iconkatie-the-cat:
Katie-the-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   General Artist
It reminds me of a egyptian god like Anubis or Isis
Reply
:iconkekpafrany:
KekPafrany Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The african wild dogs has an other name: "painted dogs", so I can understand you found fun to draw :) It's a nice piece of art.
Reply
:iconmlake:
mlake Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Omg awesome *drools and dies from the pure excellence and brilliance!*
Reply
:iconshadowthorne:
Shadowthorne Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Its gorgious!
:love:
Reply
:iconversipellissanguini:
VersipellisSanguini Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
ooo pretty
Reply
:iconxkinutadosux:
xKinutaDosux Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
WOW :omfg:
it looks fantastic!!! i love the colors :)
Reply
:iconcrouching-kitty:
crouching-kitty Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
real beautiful lighting work.
Reply
:iconbahsomallias:
BAHSoMallias Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
great!! I like the colors very much :)
Reply
:iconamnael-x:
Amnael-X Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Wish I could draw stuff like this too... Really nice job!
Reply
:iconprofessorprincess:
professorprincess Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
This reminds me of Wall-E hehe.
Reply
:iconnimrais:
Nimrais Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
OH lol, yeah somehow you're right. :D
Reply
:iconkiyarasabel:
KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, your digital work looks almost like traditional media, very much like colored pencil to my eye.
Reply
:iconeireme:
Eireme Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful!! love the soft feeling and the face and the concept are amazing!! :D
Reply
:iconfluroyellow:
fluroyellow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
Lovely concept-
Reply
:iconfree-falling:
Free-Falling Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Do Want! =D Congrats on the DD! If I had the funds I'd buy a bookmark like this X3 It's very nice, and African Wild Dogs are absolutely gorgeous creatures as well. Your anthropomorphism is really exceptional
Reply
:iconnimrais:
Nimrais Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much :3
Reply
:iconbelovedshadow:
BelovedShadow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see why you enjoy painting them, they are indeed gorgeous. Good thing I love anything related to the canine family but this is one awesome bookmark. I can really picture this hanging like a bamboo wall scroll as well :)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
March 16, 2008
Image Size
69.7 KB
Resolution
200×680
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
14,347
Favourites
1,021 (who?)
Comments
93
Downloads
288
×