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Orca Portrait by SurrealisticPillow88 Orca Portrait by SurrealisticPillow88
Number 2 of my animal portrait series: the almighty killerwhale.
I chose Keiko as a model for my drawing.


Done in Photoshop CS5
Wacom Intuos Tablet
About 16 hours
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:iconatrafeathers:
atrafeathers Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
dang this is amazing 
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:iconmary8a:
Mary8a Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
ow Keiko, I love you I love you I love you
were the best killer in the world
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
:la:
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:iconmary8a:
Mary8a Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
:D
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:iconlilminx29:
lilminx29 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning!! my fave on deviant art so far.. well done
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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ArchAngelDuskandDawn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this one a lot ^^
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconfluffah:
Fluffah Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow so much detail! He looks so beautiful! I wish I could paint as amazingly as this he looks so real I almost thought it was a photo manipulation at first!
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :hug:
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presstartoplay Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
WOW, IT'S KEIKO!!! Good job!
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:iconsurrealisticpillow88:
SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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presstartoplay Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
You're welcome!
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:iconkim2303:
Kim2303 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow I love it
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:iconsurrealisticpillow88:
SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconitsgoose2u:
Itsgoose2u Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is so gorgeous :D
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:iconsurrealisticpillow88:
SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconprince-petrichor:
Prince-Petrichor Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing! So clean and smooth! I love it, especially that water running off his side! :wow:
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconverybluebird:
verybluebird Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is truly a masterpiece, and a breathtaking tribute to dear Keiko. Wonderful work...wow!
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! :dance:
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Angelorca6109 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We all love keiko... its like, hes still alive. However, anybody or anything we love that has passed will stay alive as long as we remember... :cuddle:

(wow, that was uber sentimental, and it was on your comment too!! :giggle:
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's sweet! It's always good to be a bit sentimental :hug:
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful portrait :) I like how you drew the teeth and the mouth; looking reall realistic! :D Good job on the skin and reflections, too.
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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:iconkaly89:
Kaly89 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!!!
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Treekami Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GASP! this is amazing! wonderful job on the realistic approach on this.
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Dragoniade Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Very beautiful
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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kapitanbar Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Wow, very nice pic!
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconhinzekatze:
HinzeKatze Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work!
Looks really like Keiko. =)
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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AnoOrca Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. It looks exactly like him...:heart:
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:iconsurrealisticpillow88:
SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconanoorca:
AnoOrca Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome~
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:iconakelahnaih:
AkelahNaih Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work!!
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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AlexPhotograpy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
look so cool :)
i love how the water flows over his skin.
:heart: it ;)
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconokura:
Okura Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work!
Absolutely wonderful!

Your art is always impressive and you really hit the nail here with Keiko.
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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whitetippedwaves Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: Wow! This is so realistic and his markings are very accurate. Absolutely stunning!

I hope you plan on entering #CetaceanArts's Commerson's dolphin contest. With work like this, I'd love to see a submission to the contest. ;p *hint hint*
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks!
I wish I had more time to enter the contest though... Luv the idea! Commies are cute! :)
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AtlantisOrca Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing and really realistic. You can see the detail of the water on his body and this is just an incredible piece. Very well done.

R.I.P. Keiko :rose: NEVER FORGOTTEN.
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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