Thunderous Tides by Nambroth

Thunderous Tides

Nambroth

8 April 2014 at 09:11:14 MDT

Moa, a Barred Plymouth Rock and also the boss hen of my flock, is tremendous in her girth. At times she is truly large beyond imagination, and is seen here emerging from the ocean. Don't be jealous of her thunderous thighs!

The gulls are in no danger. She is too rotund to give chase.

Corel Painter, acrylic brush.

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    I actually squealed with delight at the majesty of The Big Stink emerging from the sea.

    Well played.

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    This is incredibly cool! I love the water and the waves splashing on the rocks!

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    All hail the magnificent Mistress Moa!!

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    Sigh... I'm just gonna say it because if I don't, someone else will eventually.

    Ahem...

    GIANT WET BLACK COCK

    There we go.

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      Well, she's not black, and it's a hen.
      I know you were joking but these comments make me cry inside. u_u

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        hands you tissue

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    I'm incredibly impressed with how you've rendered the water! (and that sassy boss lady look is perfect haha)

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    I can't get over the way you painted those waves in the foreground, holy moly. I want to charge into them and them probably get knocked on my ass to flounder helplessly about. ANYWAY, dey pretty and look fantastic and refreshing, is what I'm saying. Obviously all that time spent painting water in duck stamp entries has paid off well!
    I'm also really impressed by the detail level of the individual fibers in the feathers, dang.

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    Really love this.

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    OMG this is amazing.

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    This is digital? That is very impressive!

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    I love your humorous realistic paintings XD

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    Oh my god. This reminds me of Matthew Ebel's song, Surf Chickens:

    ~We could roll around the Earth
    Collecting scratches, dents, and dirt
    We could lie here in the sun, for all it's worth
    Let's just be chickens in the surf~

    http://matthewebel.com/store/songs-from-the-vault-vol-3/ Song number 5! A really great song.

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    Ahh, the mighty chicken of the sea! After emerging from the water, she'll puff herself up then proceed to the sandy beach to attempt a dust bath.
    And dang, them feather details! Too awesome

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    this looks so splendorous!

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    Nam, that is EPIC. I love it! lol

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    where arent there more epic chicken paintings?

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    That is the most adorable idea ever! A great big hen walking in the ocean, gosh, so cute!

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    Ever thought of doing something absurd like this for the duck stamp contest? It seems like they all look identical and boring every year.

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      I have. But, given that it takes 2-3 months to do the paintings and costs over a hundred bucks just to enter, AND you can only enter one painting, not so much.
      Plus I don't really want to mock the program, it's a pretty important conservation tool. :)

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        Yeah, if it wasn't for the entry fee I'd be tempted myself. However, even something like your old underwater painting of duck butts would be funny without being too mocking. I really don't know what kind of people are doing the judging, but that would have been way more unique than what they normally have.

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          There are a lot of considerations, such as the print sales they have to make to the Average Joe Public that wants lovely, realistic ducks. I think a lot of people would be amused by a silly entry, and appreciate it, but not enough to warrant the expense of making prints and such.
          The thought that any given design might cause LESS people to buy the stamp (which goes towards habitat conservation) is enough to nudge them to always pick the same sorts of things every year.

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    That's very creative and well detailed, particularly the water/waves and feathers. My first thought was that she must be related to the mythological Roc.

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    Can't quite decide if I prefer the description or the picture itself..both are brilliant xD