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Imperial Call by Misted-Dream Imperial Call by Misted-Dream
Okay, so I know I said I wouldn't upload another drawing for a while, but this one turned out so nice I had to! I actually started making this at one of my cousin's birthday parties on Sunday and finished it yesterday. I don't know why, but elk always seem to be difficult for me to make as well as I would like. That's why I was so pleased with this one and how it came out.

One of my main focuses with this piece was contrast, after receiving so much helpful advice in my journal. (Thanks guys!) So I really tried to focus on that here with black and white. I guess you could almost consider it a "contrast practice piece" before I really delve in with my oils.

Oh, fun fact here. Did you know an elk with 6 points per antler (the "average") is called a royal, 7 points is an imperial, and 8 and up is a monarch?

Ballpoint pen on 9" X 12" sketchbook paper. No refs and a few hours work each day for about four days.
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fudgsicles Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful <33
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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fudgsicles Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh man it was nothing this is lovely nwn
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Loving the detail as always :) I love the antler fact too! Does that apply to only elks, or other antlered beasts?
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankies! I'm not sure, I think moose have that designation as well, but I'm not too keen on how points are judged with their antlers.
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VadeWolfe Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! Nice job! That's cool about the elk's antlers. I never knew that, but hey, learn something everyday, right?
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! And yes, I'm always a fan of learning new things about animals. ;)
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VadeWolfe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Same here.
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Heyriel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing :wow:
It could easily be a photograph :D
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :aww:
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