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Para Pipaluk by twinkletinker Para Pipaluk by twinkletinker
"Para Pipaluk" (To Pipaluk)
32" x 28"
Acryllics and oil over canvas.

Estimated time: 30 hours (give and take)



The story of Pipaluk, the Polar Bear.

Pipaluk, a male polar bear, was born at London Zoo on the 1st December 1967. (The only polar bear cub previously reared successfully at the Zoo had been Brumas – a female.)

The name ‘Pipaluk’, the ending of which rhymes with book, was chosen from a list of Inuit (Eskimo) names – it means ‘the little one’.

Pipaluk’s parents, who had arrived as young cubs from Moscow Zoo in 1960, were called Sam and Sally. They were named after the Zoo’s bear keeper Sam Morton and his fiancée. Pipaluk left London Zoo in 1985 when the Mappin Terraces (which housed all the bears) were closed, and died at the age of 22 years in a Zoo in Poland.

(taken from: [link])


Reference: this wonderful photo [link] taken by ~summerdew of Conrad, a Polar Bear, at Oregon Zoo. If you like my painting remember to show your love to ~summerdew. She's after all the great photographer behind this. THANKS SO MUCH FOR LETTING ME PAINT THIS!!! :D :hug:
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:iconneosun7:
Neosun7 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Beautiful painting! The emotion is gorgeous!
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twinkletinker Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011   General Artist
Thank you so much for both the favorite and taking the time to comment!! :D
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:iconneosun7:
Neosun7 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
You're welcome! ^_^
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:iconnickijw:
NickiJW Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011   General Artist
That's so beautiful, and he looks a little sad too...

It made me think of Iorek Byrnisson from His Dark Materials :)
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011   General Artist
Oh yes!!! You're right... he does remind me of him too...
Thanks for the favorite and for the comment :hug: :D
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:iconnickijw:
NickiJW Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011   General Artist
You're most welcome :D
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GlamorousGharial Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Genial!
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011   General Artist
Muchas gracias!!! :D
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I thought this was digital work. The color, the composition, the light and shade, and the feeling are very well done. Excellent work indeed :clap:
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010   General Artist
Thank you so much for coming to visit!!!
I like both digital and traditional... but when I work digitally I miss getting completely dirty and having paint in my ears and hair :giggle: :D
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
When I work traditionally, I miss undo button in the monitor too =D
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010   General Artist
:giggle: Yeah, we can definitely get used to the undo button. :D
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:iconhungarou:
hungarou Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
Hey, I featured this artwork in my Journal! :wave:
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010   General Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconcyan-sidy:
Cyan-Sidy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only 30 hours! Amazing. The bear is so touchable. I am transfixed by your use of color and painstaking details.
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010   General Artist
Painstaking... :giggle: That's the word! But they were worth it.
Thanks so much for your kind comment, I really appreciate it! And thanks so much for dropping by my gallery!!! :D
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:iconcyan-sidy:
Cyan-Sidy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome.
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:icondx:
dx Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010   General Artist
Thanks!! :D
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domitooo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
(cantado) siempre pepsi!!!
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010   General Artist
hmmmm, gracias???

._.

(el oso es d la Coca-Cola!! XD)
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domitooo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
hahahahha esta buenisimo!
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness. :wow:
This is incredible! When I saw the thumb I could hardly believe my eyes, and then when it was enlarged I saw all the details and colours you used. :love:
The background is really well done and the wood too. But the bear! :faint: Just all the strokes of colour and the way you made it look so soft. Amazing! :dummy:
You should be so proud of it.
:heart: Nat
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010   General Artist
Awww thanks so much for the nice comment!!! Yes, what I loved most was the fur... and adding color after color on a seemingly white fur :giggle:
Thanks so much for coming here and leaving a great comment!!! :hug:
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180-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
:clap: beautiful.......
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010   General Artist
Awww thanks! I'm so glad you like him! :D
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:iconmdandree:
mdandree Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Beautiful! I love it! :)
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010   General Artist
Thanks so much Mark!!! I'm glad you liked him!! :hug:
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:iconmdandree:
mdandree Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
:hug:
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist
beautiful :)
and very done too!
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010   General Artist
Thanks! :D
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weida34 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist
:salute: :D
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IBANEZRG270 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Buena pintura, me gusta!

Slds.
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010   General Artist
Gracias!!! :D
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jumbonionga Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Niña, está Increible la pintura. Felicidades! :glomp:
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010   General Artist
Gracias Fernando!!! :hug:
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:iconjumbonionga:
jumbonionga Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
no hay por donde vos. Realmente me encantó esa pintura
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:iconthecoldsoul1888:
TheColdSoul1888 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful! Really amazing . GREAT JOB :)
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010   General Artist
Thanks so much!!! :D
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:iconthecoldsoul1888:
TheColdSoul1888 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
No problem at all, you have got fab skills :)
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