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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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