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Aug 23, 2011, 3:19:24 PM
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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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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Hi and thanks a lot!
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:iconozzkat:
Ozzkat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :)
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:iconsilkenwinds:
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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:iconsuezn:
suezn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Stunning! Wow! 
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconsuezn:
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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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, such a bunch of cuties!
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Glad you like them!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconprincessvegata:
Princessvegata Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are soo sweet. My mother adore them. Me too. They can be so cute in their behavior sometimes they act like humans.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Thanks a lot! They are like little people indeed!
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Alakram Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome painting. There is a TVshow named The Suricata Kingdom about that animals that is so fun. They are really incredible animals.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Thanks a lot! I don't watch TV but that sounds like a nice show.
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:iconlisebujold:
LiseBujold Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are fantastic, which medium!
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LiseBujold Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! you have a good technic 'cause I was sure that was acrylic. Is that you use it dryer on the meerkats to get this result!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Thank you very much! Watercolour.
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Leny97 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you´re featured here [link]. :)
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Wow, thank you very very much!
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:iconleny97:
Leny97 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you´re welcome :heart:
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you got a DD, congratulations, it is well deserved! :)
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Thanks, I was very happily surprised by that!
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:iconfireman5:
fireman5 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
meerkats yes
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Yes!
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Baby meerkats are so cute!! 8D

And this is really good! Thought it was a photo at first, but I looked closer and wow! Such nice detail, especially on the fur ^^
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Thank you very much!
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
You're welcome ^^
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:iconendaewen:
Endaewen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely amazing. Well done!
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconmallackart:
Mallackart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
hakuna matata
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Heh heh thanks!
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N-E-P-K-A-T Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
meerkats <33
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Yes meerkats :-)
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:icontgiba:
TGIBA Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks almost like a picture!!!
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
It is a picture!
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TGIBA Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I meant like a camera picture... It is watercolor, isn't it?
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Hello, yes, it is watercolour.
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:icontgiba:
TGIBA Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, you were confusing me there!! XD
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acg3fly Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
very awesome work
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Thanks a lot!
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:iconacg3fly:
acg3fly Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
no problem mate :highfive:
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OrangeKrissy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
I love meerkats! Good job!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Thank you very much!
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ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Congratulations on the well deserved DD! :heart:
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Thanks, I feel very fortunate!
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