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Here's my entry for the Minnesota Duck Stamp; a pair of Ruddy Ducks. They aren't very good at releasing information so you know who won and all that, but I did figure it out eventually and know I didn't get first, second, third, or fourth. Otherwise, I don't know where I landed (I wish they had some sort of list). Beware of the horrible quality of this thing! It was (again) a very stubborn painting to photograph correctly. Once I get it back, hopefully I'll be able to get a much better image (even with Photoshop help, it still isn't even good). I do actually like how this one came out, however, and for once, didn't agree with the judges opinion on the first place painting. :/

Oil on masonite. 9" X 6 1/2". Refs many thanks to Leslie from WetCanvas. :)

EDIT: I actually just received this piece back today and found out that I had made it to the second round (a first for me).

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:icongamma-wings:
Gamma-Wings Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw! They're so cute! ^^
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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Gamma-Wings Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your welcome! ^^
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:iconislammostafa:
islammostafa Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
amazing work
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This amazing work has been featured: [link]
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you very much! I truly appreciate that. :hug:
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!
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:iconjocelyner:
JocelyneR Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Awesome work! :heart:
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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:iconkatakana1:
Katakana1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Great job :clap:
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:iconkatakana1:
Katakana1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Great job :clap:
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconkatakana1:
Katakana1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
You're welcome :)
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:icongiganotosaur:
Giganotosaur Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome...
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :aww:
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:icongiganotosaur:
Giganotosaur Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
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MilA-10 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ducks! :D
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :aww:
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:iconmila-10:
MilA-10 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! ^^
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:icondarkelektra:
DarkElektra Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
woooooooow it like a photo, it's an amazing job, well done!! ^^ :clap:
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it. :)
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:icondarkelektra:
DarkElektra Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
you're very welcome! :icongrin--plz:
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:icondauntless-gothika:
Dauntless-Gothika Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing as usual, the detail is remarkable:)
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Dauntless-Gothika Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you are welcome :D
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VadeWolfe Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Very nicely done! I like this! What kind of duck is the one with the blue bill? I've never seen a duck with that color bill. Over all: AWESOMENESS!!! And congrats on getting to the next round! I wish you the best of luck!
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww: These are both actually Ruddy Ducks. The one with the blue bill is the male and the other is the female. I've never seen them in real life before, but they are quite chunky/cute little things. :giggle:
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VadeWolfe Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! Oh, ok. I've seen some ducks, but I haven't seen those before.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Oh this turned out so lovely... the first thing that strikes me is the colour!! I love the reds and oranges with the blue bill! The detail work is so nice here, especially on the slightly wavy body feathers on the drake, and his bill has such a realistic texture. Congrast on getting through to the second round!! :w00t:
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I was very happy with that wavy part and how it turned out. I was actually concerned that I wouldn't have the right shade of blue for his bill, but it ended up working out fine. ;)
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laurenkrieger Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yay second round! :D Congrats! *throws confetti*

And also saw the one the won and I'd have to agree with you-not so much in love with it (cause I actually am somewhat informed about wildlife painting thanks to you ;) ).
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay! :boogie:

Lol, yeah, it would have been nice to know how close I was or not to getting to the final round, and even what the other top three looked like, but oh well. Hopefully next year. :)
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:iconjgunner:
JGunner Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Love the warm colors in this! That's cool you were able to make it to the second round! Congrats on getting that far! :D
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm a sucker for these colors especially, so it was a fun painting to make. And thanks! There were only 26 entries and 13 went to the second round (three rounds total), but it was an accomplishment for me. :)
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:iconjgunner:
JGunner Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Wow, only 13 made it to the second round?! That's awesome!
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist
gorgeous work :)
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnitzup:
NitZuP Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NO!! STOP PAINTING THESE TOO AWESOME, INCREDIBLE, REALISTIC AND LOVELY WORKS OR I'M GONNA EXPLODE!!

...no, don't stop! I WANNA SEE MOAR OF THESE!! :iconlaplz: I LOVE THIS!!
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol! :lol:
Thanks a lot! I don't want you to explode...that sure wouldn't be good. But I shall not stop either. ;)
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NitZuP Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, don't stop XDD BECAUSE THEN I WOULD BE VERY SAD!
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle:
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NatalieHollick Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful painting! These have got to be one if my favourite breeds of duck, especially the males in the breeding season. They have an amazing blue bill which you captured really well! :D
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I've learned to love these guys, as it was my first time painting them. But yes, their colors are quite lovely and go nice with many backgrounds. ;)
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NatalieHollick Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! ;D
They most certainly do, though I've never tried painting one. I've done several other birds, though that was a few years ago now :XD:
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You should try it! They're actually quite simple to paint with their limited colors. :)
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:iconnataliehollick:
NatalieHollick Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Its usually the fine details I dont have the patience for :XD:
But I shall try and give it a go in the future I hope :)
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sounds great! I hope it goes well for you. :aww:
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:iconnataliehollick:
NatalieHollick Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
And I look forward to seeing more paintings from you I can drool over :lmao:
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
It looks beautiful! The body of the male looks awesome, I love the feathers there.
And the reflection is really good too!
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