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Tamaraw in the Green by Lakandiwa Tamaraw in the Green by Lakandiwa
Tamaraw in the Green

"Seeking the great bull
In the verdant growth a
Along the rolling ranges
Awaken to a rustling
And find the watcher amidst the green"

2011

Metallic Gel Pen on Illustration Board

*The Tamaraw is the largest land animal in the Philippines, which is a cousin of the water buffalo. Although very elusive, they are highly endangered.

The Tamaraw is a very fierce creature, and that is why it was chosen as the mascot of the Far Eastern University.

Property of the Far Eastern University
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saphireta Featured By Owner May 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wonderful, so detailed! :wow:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Aritha
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Bizkit66 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Epic work, so very very skillful and patient :clap:
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Elloise

Well my works are very meditative, as they also help me go on with my many other responsibilities and advocacies :)
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:iconbizkit66:
Bizkit66 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Very interesting connections you make, i practice meditation, never really applied the states of mind that way, glad you do, im sure its an important way to communicate knowlages :-)
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JimmyBlaze Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
ENERGY!
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
GREEN ENERGY!
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:iconstephanie-inlove:
Stephanie-inlove Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!!!!! this is some amazing work!!!
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Stephanie

The floral motif is know as "ukkil" among the Tausug people and "okir" the Maranao people in my country . . . it took me years to master this, without referring to any samples . . . and with this work as my completely "ukkil" drawn piece

Salamat (thanks) at samuli (and until then),

Lakan
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OrigamiRain Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Astounding.
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks

Arguably the most patience testing work I've done so far :)
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GoHomeThea Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing, my favourite of yours so far. :D
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Thea

I am very proud of this work, as it was the one that truly tested my patience . . . since it is my only 100% symmetrical floral work, making it also 100% following the principles of the 'ukkil' motif I used for this piece

'Ukkil' is the floral motif used by the Tausug people of my county, to whom I have been adopted

Salamat (thanks) at samuli (and until then),

Lakan
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Lollirot138 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is fantastic! I love it! :)
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks Tickan

This is one of the few works that really tested my patience :)

Salamat (thanks) at samuli (and until then),

Lakan
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McFlyky Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
craziness!!
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Kyle

That is how I felt half way through this piece :)
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Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
awesome
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you my dear Syefy
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:iconessencestudios:
essencestudios Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
:wow: awesome work!!:clap::hug:
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Heather

Your positive reactions justifies all the hard work I put into this piece :)
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essencestudios Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
:hug:you're very welcome my friend:tighthug:
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:iconchapter37:
Chapter37 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely Amazing!
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Joseph
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Zanondorf Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
How do you make it so symmetrical?! It's amazing!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Anna

Aside from putting one straight line in the center with a pencil, I try the best to make it as symmetrical as possible . . . however if you inspect it closely there are many mistakes :)
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jacobjwetzel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
beautiful
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Jacob
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jacobjwetzel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
much welcome!
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   General Artist
i'm getting a very baroque feeling :D
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks

Actually baroque is quite an apt term . . . as this has been used to describe the intricate designs of old Philippine art :)
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   General Artist
:)
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ballofplasma Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Nice, this one really has something special. Amazing work as always!
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Adrienne

The Tamaraw is a very beautiful beast, but very hard to find in the forests . . . hence this image
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Patrick

This work was a true test of my patience :)
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh I'll bet. I'm working on a piece right now that requires so much patience. But the end result is always worth it :)
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HedgehogMolly Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing! :D
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Julia
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:iconartserge:
artserge Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, you have outdone yourself, beautiful!
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Matthew

Great stuff on your page too! . . . I think I will watch you now :)
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artserge Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, watching you back!
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:iconlealka:
Lealka Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
fine work
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Lealka

When will you be sharing your own works?
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finex666 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
epic bull
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very epic bull . . . not a single Tamaraw was ever tamed

Thanks
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finex666 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
indeed and welcome ^_
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Miyazu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
woow
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Nabila

I will be going up again to the mountains of Mindoro this April to observe the Tamaraw in the wild. This work was inspired by my climb last year
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Miyazu Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ohh i see.. I wish you luck then :)
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