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Olly Wishing you Happy 'Ollydays! by balaa Olly Wishing you Happy 'Ollydays! by balaa
Happy 'Ollydays to all you wonderful people out there from Olly my little Ollyday critter! It's becoming a tiny bit of a tradition to draw Olly around the holidays so I suppose he can be my own personal Holiday mascot. I grant you, he is a bit of an odd concoction featuring bits and pieces from here and there (giraffe, owl, snow leopard and goodness knows what else in future incarnations.) It would be lovely to see how he manifests himself every year from here on in!

This and every Holiday season is a reminder how blessed I am to be surrounded by so many beautiful, inspiring, and kind people. Thank you to all of you that give color and light to my days and all the paths awaiting ahead of me yet. Without you all these visions would not have reason to spring from my mind into reality.  Your words, your views, your support all make a profound difference!
May your own holidays bring you many cherished memories and may the New Year bring with it new inspirations, new aspirations and wild sweeping horizons for you all to dare to explore!


From Olly and me:  Be Bold. Dream. Create. Share!
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As a heads up, I am holding a holiday print sale to help me raise funds for a once in a lifetime trip to Africa to research my novel: Savuti.

Use promocode: OLLYDAY at checkout to receive 40% OFF ALL PRINTS! Sale runs through January 1st!

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VampireHaven Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
>.O I see a giraffe with cat ears and spider fangs
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violinsane Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Aww, he's just the cutest! :aww: I wanna give him a hug!
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xKaseix Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, those frozen berries!! <3 You did a perfect job with everything, lovely, lovely work. :clap:
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xandraclay Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cute! The ice covered berries look amazing!
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onomisha Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist
This is so very pretty .....beautiful colors.....AMAZING. ❤️
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TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Those berries are so great!
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Child-of-God Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2015
Wow! What a unique creature. Love how realistic this is, and how naturally camouflage it is in it's environment. The ice looks really good too.
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StoryTellingChoir Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
What a strange but lovely creature. He's an absolute pleasure to see drawn. 

Nice work on the surroundings and the chosen colours, it really gives off the holiday feeling of it C= 
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cooley Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Those eyes are amazing! And frozen berries - that had to be hard to do! 
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SpottacusCheetah Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Merry Seasons to you too!
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FelidaeCat Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
unbelivible cute :D ! ♥
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww. Thank you for sharing this with us. It looks great, both the animal and the background! :clap: Bravo.
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Choiicho Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! :D 
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iEmme Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Amazing work. The eyes are staring right through me.
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Hantari Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Amasing and very cute)
Brilliant! *.*
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Sunima Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
had you drawn this one before? :O where can we see more pictures of it? ^^ it looks so cute
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Oha Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014   Filmographer
Icy berries look so juicy (what are those berries, by the way?), I love the background very much! I love how freely it's painted. :heart: I kinda wish the character would be in the same style, it looks a bit too detailed against the background, but, I appreciate your choice.
Thank you for the warm wishes this holidays season and Happy holidays to you too, Anastasia. :heart:
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Zazzine Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THIS PAINTING AND ALL YOUR OTHER ONES TOO! THEY'RE PERFECT!!! 
Big Hero 6 Baymax (There There) :rainbowfrog: :love: 
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Interesting!
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Brainmatters Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I'm confused, what's up with it's mouth?
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lilwyverngirl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! The details are amazing, Olly looks so realistic and the thick ice on the berries help bring the realism to a different level. :meow: Lovely work!
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BingTatsu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Awww, this is so cute and beautiful!
Happy holidays to you too <3
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, so simple yet gorgeous and beautifully rendered ;^;  I'm staring at the eyes and wondering what that reflection on the right is.
Happy Ollydays to you too <3
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cute overload <3
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THE-JADED-CREATOR Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Jesus christ
this looks so real
i am completely amazed
you are an art god
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FlashW Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
So beautiful, happy holidays, dear Balaa!
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Jahpan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
spider deer??
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Sharpfang Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Blood on the horns
Blood on the lips.
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coMceptArt971 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oh the frost on those berries! :)
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BeastRedAsh Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! *O*
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Phraggle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014   General Artist
That's fascinating. :merry christmas: 
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milyKnight Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Lovely work and great color scheme! :love:

Happy Holidays! :heart:
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PineRain Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He's lovely, and so is this picture!
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