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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D3100
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Jun 2, 2012, 4:59:27 PM
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On the guard by AnkaAI3 On the guard by AnkaAI3
My (unfortunately belated) birthday's gift for my mother – a portrait of her doggie Čikalan when she was about one year old :) She was a lil' dog with a brave heart, always keeping close eye on us. This drawing is a tribute to her as well, my way of saying: "Thank you for every single day you were with us." :aww:

Drawing Čikalan's portrait tormented me a lot. Even though I spent quite lots of time on the drawing, I wasn't able to capture Čikalan's appearance well so I gave it up and decided to start again from the beginning but using a different reference picture. This time I succeeded in capturing the appearance but another hard nut to crack was a background... My intention was to draw plants in the background blurred but it looked so horrible that I had to re-draw this part precisely. I'm not still very happy with the grass but my mother loved the drawing a lot. All is well what ends well :aww:

:pencil: :liquisoft: Water soluble colored pencils on watercolor paper

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:iconstillbornparanoia:
StillbornParanoia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
When I saw the miniature, I thought it's an actual photo!
It really looks great! :)
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:iconankaai3:
AnkaAI3 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Thanks a lot for your comment, it is a compliment for me :aww: It was a gift for my mother so I tried my best :)
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:iconstillbornparanoia:
StillbornParanoia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
You're most welcome!
I bet your Mother really liked it! :)
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AnkaAI3 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
You are right, she loved the drawing a lot. :aww: She framed the drawing and put it in her living room :)
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cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! 
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AnkaAI3 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Thank you! :aww:
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skytabula Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's always nice to draw something for a friend or family member (especially moms) This is so lovely :D
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AnkaAI3 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Thank you! I agree, it was a pleasure to make this drawing and see how my mother was happy :aww:
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
beutiful drawing and sad story
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AnkaAI3 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thanks for your comment and :+fav:! Well, it was a great loss for us when Čikina passed away :tears: I don't want to make it sound like a cliché but our lives were enriched by many amazing moments with Čikina and she is still with us in our memories :)
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