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Impundulu by Amadoodles Impundulu by Amadoodles
Haha, looks better in the thumbnail as always ;p

Aaaaannnyyyways. This is yet another entry to :iconmythsandlegends: bi weekly contest. I had a pretty epic concept in my head for this, but I just didn't have time to work on it. In know that the deadline is still a day away, but I really want to focus any spare time that I have on commissions rather than this. So have a rather rushed picture of an Impundulu.

Ps: I fail at mythology. the silly bird is apparently a part of South African mythology. Give me Pinkypink or a tokoloshe any day, but a vampire lightening bird that can turn into a sexy man and seduce women? Never heard of it XD
Then again, with so many cultures here, and my own being pretty Western, I guess it's understandable?

Also, spell check is uneducated and doesn't know what a tokoloshe is D<
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Cartoon-Nerd Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
this pic is so beautiful! when i found this i could barely believe how amazing it looks!
i grew up in kwa-zulu-natal, south africa. i used to hear stories about tokoloshe's, impundulu's and imbulu's and such all the time
you've given so much life to this! amazing work!
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Woo! I'm always happy to meet another south african on here!
Hehehe Can't say I'd heard too much about the impundulu before this, but I was super excited that it was South African XD
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Susiron Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work with the lighting and composition is great.
I love how violent and free-flowing this looks! C:
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Thank you so much for the lovely comments :hug:
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Susiron Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SHITTTTTT- I accidentally clicked the neutral smiley when I went to post! OTL
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LadyElka Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
Um, I'm uneducated and don't know what a tokoloshe is. This dude sort of reminds me of a thunderbird, though. Big lightning summoning birds that eat killer whales. xD South African mythology sounds interesting, though.
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Oh you uneducated person D< You're as bad a spell check.
Thunderbirds sound cool. Fearn described it as a demon archeopteryx XD

I must say, I find pretty much all mythology interesting
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LadyElka Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh, bad me. xD Fearn thinks this looks like a demon archeopteryx? Niiiiice... she would. haha

I do too. I just don't know anything about South African mythology.
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
A demon archeopteryx is what she said XD

For that matter, me either .__.
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Makki-Summer Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student General Artist
We sang a song about this inyoni in music when I was in grade four XD
Funny times bra
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Haha, really? You'll have to teach me some time!
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GreyCorbie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
Looks like Thunderbird! :D Or a demon archaeopteryx. The backlighting of this is very good. ^^ I LOVE the drama you put into pictures like this one!
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Demon archaeopteryx! :la:
I like that XD
And thank you very much Fearnie
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GreyCorbie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Denychie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
WOA. LIKE.. WOA.
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Hehe, thanks <3
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Keberyna Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Heeey, it's moar mythology!

At first when I looked at this...I was like, man if only I could do my concentration like that. And when I scrolled down, I saw it was you. Amazing as usual. Awesome lighting, detail and all that. You should really teach me. I am in great need of that.
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Yeeeeeep, moar mythogoly! I'm trying to do these whenever I have the time.

Haha, thanks XD What's the point of your concentration and breathing pieces though? And as for being in need of teaching? Pffft, I think you're doing pretty well on your own. Besides, i can't teach to save my life.
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Keberyna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Tis really awesome.


My point in it? What do you mean?


Pfftt, You'd be a far better teacher than I could ever be that's for sure.
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Tis really fun!

What is the point in a concentration or breathing piece? What is it for, and why does it have a fancy name?

Then you'd be a really really terrible one.
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Keberyna Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeah!

Oh, the breadth and concentration pieces are for my AP Art class where at the end we make a portfolio out of it and submit the art to this website where I believe is the whole point of the class. But the grades range from a 1 to a 6. One being horrible and 6 being the absolute best. Not many get a 6...


Quite so.
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
But then why is it called a breadth and a concentration piece? What is their purpose? (besides letting you pass class).
And I'm sure that you'll do really well :)
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Keberyna Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I dunno, that's just a fancy name for it I guess. It's really just 12 pieces each. 12 at home and 12 at school in class.

Thanks :) I hope so too!
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
That's a lot. Well, it means I'll be seeing art from you, so that's cool with me ;)
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Wyvernadas Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I saw this, I thought nothing could get more awesome. Well, Other then Breadsauce.
Seriously! This is EPIC... That lightning looks so realistic, there's just something in it that is really appealing. Bravo!
Also, I LOVE those feathers. Dear lord, I'd kill to be able to draw wings like that
Just one little Critique (Which feels really weird as it's usually the other way around), I think maybe a little more bright lighting at the start of the lightning bolt/the cloud breaks would give it a nice effect. Or a little more light reflecting off the clouds (Heh, I think this is me being too fascinated with lightning XD)
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Wow, thanks so much Wyvern. And for the critique. Yeah, I wasn't quite satisfied with how the lightening came out in all places, so thanks very muchly for the tips! (And this role reversal is fun XD)
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Wyvernadas Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! =D And woop for Role Reversal!
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