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Encantados by oxboxer Encantados by oxboxer
Based on this great tidbit of Brazilian folklore where Amazonian river creatures (primarily pink dolphins, but sometimes snakes, and now arapaimas because I wanted to draw them) turn into sexy men who lure sexy ladies into their sexy underwater partyland through the power of their songs and hip gyrations. It's like werewolves but instead of biting it's parties.

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:iconcoconichole:
coconichole Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Omg I write about Encantados! What beautiful art!
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Erichan8DD Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you saw this video?? ^^
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v2ZXW…
Its all about it! (the art from it also is very similar, if you like it! XD)
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Cheddar23 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
show.
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FridgeTravellerBS Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student
Wow, This is Amazing! I love you're style :)
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:iconkronnick:
KronnicK Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
so beautiful :] the color work is amazing.
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:iconhorsesrcool22:
horsesRcool22 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I just love everything about this picture!
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grafmason Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
great.
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:iconmymarshlands:
MyMarshlands Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
bahaha! I loved the drawing and the discription you gave! :-D I'm brazilian so I found it expecially funny :,)
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:iconcinnamonhunter:
CinnamonHunter Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Deserved a favourite for the description already, not to mention the absolutely amazing, beautiful artwork on top of that ;)
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JT-Jones Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
featured here: [link]

hope you like it :)
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:iconjulipegas:
julipegas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Ahahahaha, your description of the encantados is pure genius! xD
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minnoh Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm having the hardest time picking one or two deviations in your gallery to +fav! I just browsed through every page of your uploads, and gosh darnit, singling out a piece is so difficult. I'd like to add everything to my favourites and completely spam your inbox. XD

But if I have to narrow down my search, I'll choose this one, just because the colours strike me as remarkably calm despite the subject matter. (I also read about these dolphins recently. Supposedly the myth is to cover-up pregnancies that are the result of incest...? Whatever the case, it's fascinating!)
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Thechemist57 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, I love how you included so much detail with the scales but kept them from being distracting.
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EmCaCo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Haha, gorgeous artwork aside, I could favorite this just because of the description.
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0olong Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   General Artist
I thought that too! I was on the verge of thinking 'this is great, but maybe I've already favourited enough of oxboxer's pictures for one day', but then I read the description and I couldn't pass.
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StrayWords Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very pretty, and very interesting story behind it :D
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Sirickss Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely.
Cann`t stop staring...
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:iconswirlypaisley:
SwirlyPaisley Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is lovely.
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:iconwendyfae:
WendyFae Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   General Artist
that is really cool btw, the story
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WendyFae Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   General Artist
wow i really love this style and also the "Sirin" and "Pari",relly awesome!
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handtoeye Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. You have a truly wonderful style and color sense. This reminds me of some Japanese woodcuts I saw a while ago.
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babuynno Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lindo trabalho! nosso folclore ta muito bem representado!! parabéns!!!
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purplerubyred Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
i enjoy this picture a lot. It is not only beautiful, but it is one of the few Arapaima pics I have seen.
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:iconjuliafumes:
juliafumes Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Are you from Brazil?


Your draw really get my culture!
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:iconoxboxer:
oxboxer Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No, I'm not, but it's a beautiful country and I hope I can visit someday! Thank you!
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:iconjuliafumes:
juliafumes Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Oh, you are very welcome!

And yeah, Brazil is very beautiful, If you know where to look at.
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SnittyCakez Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOOOOO ME GUSTA. This is sheer brilliance I mean...MY GOD. I want to join your party ^^
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RhetoricHaystack Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
fantastic!
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Colanah Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful artwork and amusing footnote of folklore. I was both amused and enjoyed the coloring of this piece.

Thanks for sharing!
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xXrandomchanXx Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
YOU ARE WAY TOO GOOD! i really want to know how did you practice to get so good at anatomy and everything did you draw like a lot of different pictures of peoples bodies or did you do something else? sorry i just really want to be as good as you someday!!!
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oxboxer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I go to an art school and have taken a ton of figure drawing and anatomy classes with live models. I also sketch people when I'm on the bus or grabbing coffee, use photo reference when I have to draw someone in a difficult position, and use online quickdraw resources like PoseManiacs when I feel rusty. Take some good classes and draw everything around you, and you'll get a feel for it in time!
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xXrandomchanXx Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
cool thank you so much for replaying! i try that
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kuhios Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
lov this
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KitWhitham Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Stunning! Just absolutely stunning!!
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:iconnatonelsa:
natonelsa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very beautiful!
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maybesca Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
Now here's some river creatures you don't see everyday! Caught my eye right away. I love the bold lines you use, and the simple color scheme. :)
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Vividrops Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beatiful colors and art = ) I'm from Brazil.

The boto (pink dolphin) legend is used as an explanation for a bastard child, hence the expression "boto's child". Still, i think it's romantic.
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eddypontes Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student
parabéns. xD
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:iconcarnival:
carnival Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
^____^; lurv it! great illustration that carries alot of the story in the weaving :'3 thanx for sharing~!
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sincomix Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
your work is very mucha like. was he one of your influences?
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:iconoxboxer:
oxboxer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
One of them, yes.
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BeachBoy442 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
This is one of my favorite legends, and you portrayed it fantastically! Your art style just suits this sort of thing perfectly.
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ayoderock Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
maravilhoso
o desenho ta lindo
as cores e composição
parabens
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GoatSocks Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Soooo pretty.

SHAKE YOUR BLUES AWAAAAY.
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Moon--River Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So long under water
I couldn't hold my breath no more
In this watery world
I went
Down, down, down
Past the corals
Sinking into the bottomless deep
Knowing you were the only one who could rescue me
Bubbles float
To the surface where you'll be waiting
Thinking; "She's found a treasure with diamonds and golden rings"
I needed you
And you were gone
That day

Deep-Sea by Oh Land

[link]
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Robo-Keet Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can almost see this coming to life.
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Mapped Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Beautiful.
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:iconbdefriez:
BDeFriez Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! c: the colors are amazing~ Arapaimas are awesome btw, love how you draw them~
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:iconallytha:
allytha Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I love the flowing composition, and the subtly complimentary color scheme really makes it pop.
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DeStryker17 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
This style is rather neat.
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