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Meerkats 2 by WillemSvdMerwe Meerkats 2 by WillemSvdMerwe
An extended family group of Meerkats, Suricata suricatta. I painted this as a commission for people living in Botswana, prime Meerkat territory! Did you know that 'Meerkat' comes from the German 'Meerkatze' which means 'cat from the sea' ... and that the name today mostly refer to monkeys? The idea being that exotic critturs were in the old days brought to Europe by sailors, so you might as well call them all sea-cats. Meerkats belong to the Mongoose family of course. Watercolour.
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Meerkats 2 by ~WillemSvdMerwe ( Suggested by animalartist16 and Featured by Astralseed )
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Ozzkat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. THIS, watercolor? Wowie, Willem! Gorgeous! From the thumbnail on my phone, I thought this was a photograph! Absolutely lovely! <3
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Hi and thanks a lot!
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Ozzkat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :)
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely adorable! Meerkats are one of my favorite animals of Africa.  This is so very cute, detailed, and well done. Congrats on that DD!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Thank you very much!  I consider the DD a great honour.
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suezn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Stunning! Wow! 
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Thank you very much!
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suezn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
My pleasure it is amazing!
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starfire-rox4ever Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Wow, this is amazing.... at first I thought this was a photograph, turns out it's a painting! Nice job on this, the detail is simply amazing. :)
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Thanks a lot!
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