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Otters at Evening by Mararda Otters at Evening by Mararda
North American River Otters enjoying the evening Sun. I adore otters as I consider them to be very intelligent, playful and beautiful animals. They are superb swimmers.
This Sennelier watercolour painting is based and adapted from my own photography. 
Lontra canadensis.

Other examples of my work:
Great Horned Owl by MarardaRepose by MarardaImperial Tigress by MarardaLanner Falcon in Flight by Mararda


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:icongabrielgrob:
GabrielGrob Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hello,
thanks for Added to my devWatch! and Walking llama , good works here! :) You deserve one back ;) llamacopter 
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:iconcuthillius:
Cuthillius Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it. Otters are one of my favorite animals.
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:icongodofcreation:
GodOfCreation Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Good stuff!
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:iconchaosofgods:
ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Photographer
I love the texture of the fur. They are adorable. Nice work.
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:iconbrasier76:
Brasier76 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
great work. love it!
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, :) and apologies for the late response. 
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:iconbrasier76:
Brasier76 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
no worries, you're quite welcome :)
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:iconchrisdonnell:
ChrisDonnell Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent painting, I enjoy your process - take your own photographs and paint from them, I think more artists should be like you, including myself, thank you for sharing :)
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words, :) and apologies for the late response. 
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:iconchrisdonnell:
ChrisDonnell Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Don't worry about it! Always glad to give feedback! 
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:iconannawilliam:
AnnaWilliam Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful painting!!  I love it!
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words, :) and apologies for the late response. 
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:iconmagicalmerlingirl:
MagicalMerlinGirl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014   General Artist
It's beautiful! :wow:
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you, :) and sorry for the late reply. 
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:iconmagicalmerlingirl:
MagicalMerlinGirl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014   General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderfully done! :love:
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.:) :hug:
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:icon98laurat:
98laurat Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful, precisely drawn watercolour, it's one of those things I love about them, you can make very loose, transparent paintings and then you can get into realistic detail, such as this painting has :) well done!
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words. :) I agree, watercolours are a very adaptable and lovely medium to work with. :hug:
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:icon98laurat:
98laurat Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome ^^ xx
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:iconjuliabadeeva:
JuliaBadeeva Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh! Beautiful!!
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) :hug:
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:iconkairinaminemix:
kairinaminemix Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student General Artist
very beautiful detailed work :)
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :) :hug:
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:iconambergriselement:
AmbergrisElement Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every single detail in the fur is wonderfully done,as well as your soft coloring.
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind words, I am flattered you think so. :) :hug:
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:iconambergriselement:
AmbergrisElement Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You´re welcome.:)
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:iconschokopir:
Schokopir Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, they look very realistic! :)
I like the way you painted their fur - it's full of Details and different colours.
Well done !
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the lovely comment. :) :hug:
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:iconbastardprince:
BastardPrince Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
excellent. :)
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) :hug:
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:iconshadowjonh:
ShadowJonh Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful drawing
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconshadowjonh:
ShadowJonh Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you welcome
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:iconstreettalk121:
StreetTalk121 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Youre good!
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind words. :)
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:iconstreettalk121:
StreetTalk121 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome :)
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:icondanceofcolors:
DanceOfColors Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   Artist
Beautifuly done!
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :) :hug:
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:iconal1n7a:
al1n7a Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
Wow, great watercolour effect! How many layers did you use?
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) I used quite alot of layers, but not in a 'direct' sense..I worked on one part of the painting at a time (adding layers)..When it came to looking more completed I added a final layer. I did not count, but probably at least 3, probably 4 layers in some areas of the composition. 
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:iconbrunoceriz:
BrunoCeriz Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely! the tone is beautiful. good job!
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the nice comment. :) 
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:iconbeccaabot:
Beccaabot Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
aww so cute :)
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you. They really are, in real life. Even though they are of course predators, there is something very sweet about them..they make me think of dolphins (I know that probably sounds odd, but they have that kind of personality in my opinion). 
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:iconbeccaabot:
Beccaabot Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
yeah they are so sweet. I agree they are very much like dolphins. dolphins are my favorite, I love them.
They are so playful and have great agility! If I could be an animal I would probably want to be a dolphin. lol :)
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:iconpongapp:
PongApp Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing :)
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) :hug:
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:iconflane-kanja:
Flane-kanja Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how defined the fur is and how you've made it look wet. Beautiful colour and contrast here :)
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I found it a fun exercise, it did take me awhile! :)
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