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Shared Between Us by lpeters Shared Between Us by lpeters
I completed this painting a little while ago for the Share One Planet Competition: [link]

You had to select a certain type of animal to illustrate. I chose the Platalea minor which is a black-faced spoonbill.

In keeping with the guidelines of the "Harmony" category, I wanted to illustrate the action of sharing the ecosystem. Water is a symbol of life in this painting and I highlighted the idea that water sustains all life forms and is something shared on this planet between animals and humans. I wanted to reflect these two species existing in harmony without threat to one another - so close in proximity and seeming comfortable.

Enjoy!!
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:iconneverm0re-r0ses:
neverm0re-r0ses Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was positive this was a photo until I read the description you did a great job- I love the lighting and coloring
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Myraidisawesome Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
for a sec i thought this was a picture and i was like Nice pic! then i noticed you made this and im like WAIT WHAT?!?!
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Pilgrim3 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
Fecal bacteria count in that water should kill the human in three days.
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DemiurgikArt Featured By Owner 7 hours ago   Digital Artist
I can't believe this is a painting. wow.
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:iconpsycocat:
psycocat Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
The knees look like 2 more birds.  This is lovely.
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:iconunniyettan:
Unniyettan Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Hug 
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:iconalbatrion:
Albatrion Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
Beautiful.
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:iconnadsamsi:
nadsamsi Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Hermosa obra !!!
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:iconbyeoi:
ByeoI Featured By Owner 1 day ago
this is gorgeous..
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RyleeFabre Featured By Owner 1 day ago
This is a PAINTING??
DOODE THIS LOOKS LIKE A PHOTOGRAPH
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Aart-ish Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, this is so gorgeous :) I would say what I like about it, but it's what you mention in the description haha. Not to mention the softness of the colors :) Really remarkable piece!
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Skandar1995 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I wondered the human was a man or woman
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:iconramen-chuu:
ramen-chuu Featured By Owner 1 day ago
So beautiful.... I love how her legs almost blend in with the shape of the bird as well, very much shows harmony throughout.
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LuckyNoble Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap that's a painting?!

That looks so realistic!

You're amazing at art!!
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shanedro Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing at painting! It's so realistic, I feel like I'm in the painting myself. I saw your other realistic paintings and started to confuse art with reality!
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Halfknight Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait you mean this is a painting? *looks at it again* Oh yes, I see... *looks again* wow, that's some serious painting skills
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bubbabubba15 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!


in the gallery it looked wrong...
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. So many people seem to think of "protecting the environment" meaning removing ourselves, humans, as far from it as possible, and just "not touching it." But this shows a wonderful, optimistic idea of us being able to be involved in it in a gentler, more positive way instead. Very uplifting and thought-provoking.

Beautiful art technique-wise too, of course. Well-done all around! I hope this gets a DD! :clap:
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phlogiston2312 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Amazing, peaceful image
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Salemik Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Well before i read the title or the name of the competition it was for I thought about how this image made me think about sharing the planet and being close to the animals.
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:icononuasurge:
OnuaSurge Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful piece of art work that shows us coexsisting with such magnificent creatures.
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cosmicbrat Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Ideally a pix to do this with Impact, would be a wild cougar lapping cream poured into a cupped hand from a half liter milk carton, at dusk..
Next pix would be a wild cougar resting its head comfortably on a persons lap by the fading fire...

Next times I heads into the bush, I plan to always have a small carton of cream wrapped in ice, in my pack..  I thinks I could pull this off..  Feed the monster sweet milk, and you are essentially "mummy" to it..  I would then use a soft rag wet with warm water to gently wipe its face like a mummy would..
I'm bets I'd have a wild cougar sleeping near my tent part of the night...
I've met three cougars up close and personal...
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Meepster411 Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
When I looked at it for the first time I thought it was actually real life! LIKE WHOA! I showed my mother this and she was absolutely stunned, she didn't have any words!
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mimikascraftroom Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015   Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning artwork!
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pluvis Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
I didn't notice the human at first glance. Kinda surprised me when I realized it at second look. ^^"

I love the delicate-looking hands and the bird in the middle whose eyes were kinda looking at the human. Really beautiful work! :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is beautiful. :)
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:iconrgjelic:
RGJelic Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Bonne conclusion sur l'eau entre les Ítres
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:iconpicolo-kun:
Picolo-kun Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is so beautiful and meaningful. I'm speechless!
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:iconscorchyz:
Scorchyz Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow <3
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darkoverorg Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Incredibly beautiful.
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AdventurersGallery Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh..my..god.. Nuu 
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Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous Heart 
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icchy92 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Beautiful... :)
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Celestetrq Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
awesome artwork!
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CouchyCreature Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice, it just appeared in my facebook feed.
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xavierk99 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
When I looked at it for the first time I didn't see the human. That art have some different air, and I love it!
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daniellong2 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
THAT IS A DRAWING1!? awesome
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:iconlpeters:
lpeters Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KassidiKeys Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Hi, I've given this piece a Feature over here -> kassidikeys.deviantart.com/jou… :)
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:iconlpeters:
lpeters Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconkassidikeys:
KassidiKeys Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014   Digital Artist
You're very very welcome- your work is just breathtaking.
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GabrielaBorta Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
You can take a look here: saphirekitsune.deviantart.com/…
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Maqugo119 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Soo beautiful!
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:iconlpeters:
lpeters Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmaqugo119:
Maqugo119 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
You are very welcome! keep going on wit hthis amazing stuff!
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MichaelO Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i remember seeing this as the contest winner.  they made a good choice
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:iconlpeters:
lpeters Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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fedechiccaaa Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems SO real!!!! *_*
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:iconlpeters:
lpeters Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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