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Bat of many hues by Night-Owl8 Bat of many hues by Night-Owl8
Did I mention I love bats? I've never seen one in person; maybe one day.
The hardest part of this was actually just choosing how to position the tiny silhouettes and how many to use. It's the type of thing I get hung up on. I'm happy overall!

Thank you for all comments! =)
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Paleogirl47 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You did an amazing job. I love bats so much
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AbbySynth Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
Hi there! I just wanted to let you know I did a makeup look inspired by this piece over on my Instagram (abbysynthmodeling). I made sure to put your DA name on the photo itself, as well as in the post. Thank you so much for creating this beautiful piece! 
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Adam24 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
cutie
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ax0l0tl Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
I like this.  The colors are kind of retro and the bat is cute but not cartoony. 

But where in the world do you live that you've never seen a bat in real life? They make up 25% of all mammal species! 
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ax0l0tl Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
never mind. you answered that to someone else's comment. 
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really really nice!
I'm surprised you haven't seen one in person. Keep looking up. :)
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JesterOfLullaby Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
I love seeing all these colors so wonderfully blended.
Beautiful work!
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FTSArts Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome colors! In the last place I lived we had a major mosquito problem so the conservation people installed a bat box on a pole at the end of our driveway. They are really cool, my neighbor was being a jerk though and throwing his keys up in the air, the bat would dive bomb them at first thinking it was a tasty meal! Bats are awesome! 
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SpiderMilkshake Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Love the rainbow of those wings and the silhouettes of his cohorts up there... Really amazing watercolor work. :)

You've never seen a bat in person? I would recommend trying to go bat-watching some day--really amazing experience if you find a bat-rich area at dusk. I've had one take me for a perch briefly, so that was a very close look. :heart:
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Night-Owl8 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Thank you!
I think we're pretty scarce on bats where I live, but maybe it's time I looked a little harder. New Zealand has two species, but their populations aren't doing well, and people tend to suggest I go to Australia to look at fruit bats when the subject comes up. I really would enjoy seeing them!
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SpiderMilkshake Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
:D That would be a great idea--the megabat family (flying foxes and the like) are a creature I really like and would like to see myself! And the bats of New Zealand are interesting to me too--I've heard they're mostly active on the ground instead of in the air.

I live in the Eastern U.S. where we have 22 common species of little bats! It's quite a good place for bat lovers!
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SUPERNOVADRAGON Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love the bat- great detail on it!
The mixing hues are my favorite though.
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Night-Owl8 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Thank you! :)
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Gamibrii Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
I agree,bats are so adoraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaable. *U*
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Groundshock Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
o.o I LOVE the colours. This is so vibrant, its amazing :D You are brilliant at watercolour painting, well done! =)
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ScytheRider Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
FUZZZZY.

Where I live, I see bats almost all the time, but not up close. They always look like fast-moving birds in the night sky that are gone too quickly.

This is gorgeous. The bat is just adorable, and the color has such depth. Your skill grows in such leaps and bounds, it's staggering.
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Eevee164 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. The colours are so pretty, and the perspective is awesome :D Nice job
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Plaid-pichu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
beautiful work here, and the colors are fantastic!
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DottyFen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is crazy good! o:
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FedericaCatta Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful colours! :)
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Piki-chan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So gorgeous! I love the colors! :D
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selector67 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
You did excellent on that! :)
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