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Collection: Contest Entries
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Inspired by Australian Aboriginal art - my entry for the Australian Fauna contest are my Platypuses.
According to Aboriginal Dreamtime legend, the first platypus was born after an attractive young female duck mated with a lonely and persuasive water-rat. The duck's offspring had their mother's bill and webbed feet and their father's legs and handsome brown fur.
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The platypuses (?) arrived today and I love them. Thank you.
Posted 12 months ago.
:) Thanks Michelle! What a lovely comment!
Posted over 3 years ago.
Excellent illustration, I love the colours, the dots the whole movement of the platypus' :)
Thank you Maria!
Thanks Sue Ellen for the very thoughtful comment - much appreciated!
I love your use of the Aboriginal "dotted" style, a style that I have admired for ages. These colors are very pleasant, too, the coolness of the water, and the warmness of the fur really come through. Good luck in the contest!
Thank you so much for the lovely comment Su! So glad you can see this as a fabric. The tiny dots kept me occupied for quite some time, over a number of designing sessions!
Great colors, lovely illustration, and really liked the story too! I was totally amazed by all those little tiny dots when I had a close up look. I can totally see this as a fabric, very very nice!
It is a bit bright isn't it Sharon! :)
that blue is electric! So eye catching! best of luck! xxx
Thank you Melanie!
This is lovely!
Thank you Angel!
"...mated with a lonely and persuasive water-rat." Hahaha! I've never heard the legend, thanks for sharing. Great design. I especially love the tails.
Thank you for the awesome feedback Pamela and Julie!
Lovely design Shelley! I love the blue background with all the detail!
Bravo! You managed to capture the playful platy and Australia in this design.
Thanks Ottomanbrim :)
I love the background detail too!
Thank you for the lovely comments Alex, Julia, Rhonda and Angela! So glad you noticed the background detail. It was rather time consuming painting all the dots! :)
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Beautifully designed platypus!
Dreamtime myth and beautiful art work come together nicely in this fantastic design!
As fabric is going to look beautiful!your spotted background is very nice!good luck!
The detail in the background is wonderful!
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