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The Subtle Ones by Nimrais The Subtle Ones by Nimrais
This is my contribution to the Anthro Calendar 2010 (unfortunately there is no website yet). The theme is "unusual anthros" and I chose the okapi, inhabitant of the congolese rainforest in Africa :) They are simply gorgeous animals.

The background was a pain in the ass, especially the water ... and yes, the male okapi is drinking water out of his palm. ; P The clothing should be traditional congolese, as far as I can trust the only 3 ancient reference illustrations of congolese men and woman.

EDIT: Thank you so much :iconalectorfencer: for suggesting this piece as a DD! And thanks for featuring it! I really appreciate it! =))
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Given 2010-01-10
The Subtle Ones by ~Nimrais "describes the painting's content as beautiful as it looks like. Nimrais managed to interpret the very soft and calm Okapis and their habitat beautifully and naturally. The warm colours and soft light of the background seems to perfectly embosom the two subtle ones. This is without an exception one of the most beautiful paintings of anthropomorphic Okapis that I have seen. The artist's creations never cease to amaze me hence a visit to her gallery is definitely worth it!" ( Suggested by AlectorFencer and Featured by Katmomma )
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nasubionna Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!  I love Okapis!!!
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HaymanotTebabSeeker Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Yeah man. And babylon will say such beings don't exist!
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NixKat Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very lovely.
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RedLotusPony Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I have never seen an okapi anthro before!
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Ginko-333 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :3
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Agacora Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
All I can say is wow.
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ADFTlove Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
that is so cool
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werewolflover6 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So gorgeous! I can practically hear the birds chirping. ^.^
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moxitoxis Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student General Artist
beautiful!!!
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OkapiWonder Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE IT!
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Evlydia Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Featured: [link]
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Nimrais Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the feature! It's greatly appreciated. <3
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Evlydia Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student General Artist
yw
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VampireHuntress5790 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a cool idea and good job.
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VampireHuntress5790 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okapi's are one of my favorite animals ^^
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dreameroftheblue Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YES! I'm not the only one with a passion for okapis! :D Nice job! :D
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Gorgeous!
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Saylen2013 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OKAPI! I didn't know anyone else knew they existed! YAH! They really are under appreciated.
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Platypoid Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Faved!
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, I love okapi's. So nice to see them used in art :)
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Danaril Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful!
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LadyKungFu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
its so nice love it
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Esrohs Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Okapi?
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monstercoach Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Student General Artist
I love it when people use animals other than wolves/cats/etc. as anthros, and okapis are amazing. :heart:
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misacat Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
I love Okapis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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m-lupus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Okapi anthro!! it's rare! you have a beautiful work!!
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FencerAbroad Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
I love okapi. Have you ever read Poisonwood Bible? It uses them as a pretty potent symbol. This is really unique, thank you for posting it up.
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SB-Trilogies Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool looking! The detail anatomy, everything is very well done. I love clearness of it as well, your lines are thin elegant and well defined. It reminds me of something out of mythology or an old fable. :heart:
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lluvia-lunas Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
awesome job i love it
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SiraKirkamoMarkash Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Student Artist
wie cool owo die sehen aber toll aus . deine anthros sind einfach genial :3 ich liebe okapis :love:
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aisu-isme Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Filmographer
They have such gentle faces, and the whole picture is just stunning!
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
this is an awesome illustration!!!

fantastic!!!
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irinama Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional
Wow !!!
Great work !!!

My contest [link]
:hug::love::sun:
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etheraiel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love all of the little different leaves you used :)
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Emazon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
:faint:
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CeruleanYume Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's another form of AVATAR!!
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jentchart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Visually a beautiful piece of art..
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Ninjerina Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Student General Artist
I find a lot of the anthro stuff on DA to be cheesy and/or creepy (the ones of stuff with animal heads trying to be sexy, eesh) but this is very nicely done. The creatures are a nice line between having human characteristics but still true to the okapi anatomy. The colors you chose are very nice and do evoke the sense of being in a warm forest.
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Ja-Kitsu-Ryou Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous, and I love the details and the their clothing. :D Instant :+fav:!
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CourtneyRhiannon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i love okapis..but not this picture.
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blaze-abot Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
..nice work
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A-Aelfwine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Well done!

I don't think I've ever seen anthro okapi before, and you've done a grand job with them. I especially like the almost hoof-like quality of their fingernails.
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Panda1345 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
giraffe+zebra+horse=okapis
vary nicely done if I had any money ever id totally commission u to do my anthro char's but i aint got no muny so to bad for me
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AngelsDarkenedSoul Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Beautiful!

I've always thought these where gorgeous animals, and have never seem any anthro piks made of them..

This is definitely going into my favs,

Great job, really beautiful!
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bijoukaiba Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
This is really beautifully done! The female's eyes are really gorgeous.
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Jmguzman08 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
thats pretty sick i like it
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niacmartian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
DIALOGUE
Him: Damn Im thirsty.
Her: I like how he uses that tongue.

LMAO I like this though honestly.
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Nebride7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Beautiful!
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darknessupon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Student Writer
Strange...but i enjoy the colors and detail of the peice.
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Hanyou-from-hell Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY! I'm not the only one who knows about these creatures ^-^ (my uncle didnt believe me when i told him about them, i did a report on them once when i was younger :D)
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