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DilettantO

QUINNS ROCKS, Australia

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Digital artwork created for a WWF ‘Numismatic’ envelope (with a clear window which contains a coin also showing the subject)
I also designed the coin for this issue.
If anyone is interested in these, you can get them from: www.groth.ch
Don’t panic when you see the site is in German! There is also an English version.
The coin window will be located within the space ‘circled’ by the lizards’ tails, where all those leaves are, so that part of the art will be lost, so I’m glad to be able to show it in it’s entirety and offer it for sale on RB. This piece was quite difficult to paint as most of the ref pix only showed the lizards with tails outstretched, which meant they wouldn’t fit this format. The only ref pic I could use more or less as is, was the one for the lizard in the foreground, although it wasn’t anywhere near another lizard in the ref pic. The other lizard was from another ref pic and I had to bend the tail around to get it to fit and at the same time made it look like maybe the two lizards were ‘jousting’, which is what the zoologist asked for. Interestingly, the ref pic for the other lizard actually showed it on top of a female, but she was deleted. I don’t think they were mating, but the male was definitely on top of the female for some reason and one the zoologist didn’t want to portray! Yet another example of why the WWF don’t use photos for their stamp collection art. The chances of getting a shot of the exact scene I have depicted, would be almost impossible, as these critters are very shy, move very fast and are hard to photograph at all.

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