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Buck Eye by AmandaMyers Buck Eye by AmandaMyers
So for my birthday, my sister bought me a wonderful Moleskine watercolor sketchbook, which I wanted to break in when I move out of the country in early August. I couldn’t help myself… I just had to put something in it. I think this came about mostly because I wanted to paint an eye but have been looking a lot at old nature paintings and engravings (Audubon, Walton Ford, Oudry). Usually that style of work is not my favorite, but lately I’ve really been digging it.

At any rate. This is on the first page of my sketchbook. Now the dilemma is, how do I follow this up?!

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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an incredibly gorgeous and yet tragic piece. The last moments of the buck's life, a powerful animal fallen by something so little and insignificant. The fur texture and the water is just fantastic! 
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NileHeart Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! :D
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AmandaMyers Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Thank you!
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NileHeart Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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WolfSkullJack Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic work. Great detailing and colours. Makes me a little sad though, but its a great piece of art!
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AmandaMyers Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thank you!
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etherealCoyote Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So it's more like "Buck's Eye" instead of a "Bull's Eye"? I love the detail, the water, the bit of blood and the little stones underneath. I especially like the glazed look, and the leaves you added instead of leaving that part blank. It adds a little life to the death.
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AmandaMyers Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Thank you. You have some interesting interpretations on this piece. I never meant for this to come across as a piece about hunting. I intentionally wanted to leave the death ambiguous. Buck eye partially refers to the leaves above the deer's head.
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etherealCoyote Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that a type of plant? That's kinda cool how you fit that in there. Along with the buck's actual eye. Cx
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AmandaMyers Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Yes, it's a type of plant.
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