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Love and Passionbats by donnaquinn Love and Passionbats by donnaquinn
Just in time for Valentine's Day - passionfruit bats in love!

Passionfruit bats are extremely romantic creatures. Their courtship rituals overflow with chivalrous gentleman bats wooing swooning ladies with offerings of such delicacies as chocolate-dipped fruit flies. But oh no! The bat pictured here is down to his last fruit fly... what other amorous gestures might he have in his repertoire?

While passionfruit bats are intensely passionate, the most romantic of all fruit bats was “Casabanova”. The famous casaba melon bat was said to be overwhelmingly sweet but, in fact, the tales of his many exploits are too juicy to recount here.

Acrylic, centre panel 46.5 x 25.5 cm, side panels 46.5 x 5 cm, original for sale (note me if interested). This picture was in my 'unfinished' pile for over two years until I rediscovered it a couple of weeks ago.

You can also check out my other fruit bat paintings:

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:iconalalein:
Alalein Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Really cute and awesomely done work :D
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Clandesty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What interesting creatures! And a very lovely picture to tell their story. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the DD!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional
sweet job
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you; the DD was a lovely surprise
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
It's my pleasure! Enjoy it! :)
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:iconshadowcatofhell:
ShadowCatofHell Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Incredibly sweet in more ways than one :) Impressive
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh heh thanks so much
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:iconpainfulkisses13:
painfulkisses13 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
The details are so mesmerizing!
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, they were fun to paint
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:iconpainfulkisses13:
painfulkisses13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
My pleasure! And I bet it was.
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:icondivinedesserts:
DivineDesserts Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Awwwww cute.
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icondivinedesserts:
DivineDesserts Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Your very welcome.
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:iconbackscratchcat:
BackScratchCat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
mmmmm. . . sooo tasty looking (licks lips)!
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The choc-coated fly or the bats?
Thanks for your comment!
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:iconbackscratchcat:
BackScratchCat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cab't decide. . . they all look so good :lick:
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:iconbackscratchcat:
BackScratchCat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
me and my bad spelling. . . . "can't decide"
sorry. . . and your welcome, great work!
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:iconvioletice:
violetice Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Man you sure have a knack for racking up those DDs ;) I'm sure I've said this before but they're always well deserved. Those glowing green colors are gorgeous.
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmmm green glowing. Sounds healthy, right? Ahem, anyway, thanks heaps for the nice feedback :)
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:iconcyoung521:
CYoung521 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Artist
That's very pretty
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for such a nice comment
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:iconcyoung521:
CYoung521 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Artist
You have got some nice work!
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:iconateeef:
ateeef Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist
so awesome!
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah, such an adorable couple.
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you!
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconwildergothica:
WilderGothica Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They look like little dragons!
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Suppose they do...
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:iconxavia666:
xavia666 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
this is cute, sweet, incredible sweet and lovely!!!! bravo! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed this work.
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sensational work of art :love:

Congratulations on your DD :)
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks for the comment!
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome :)
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:icondessine-moi-un-beru:
Dessine-moi-un-Beru Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
so cuuuute !
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icongamibrii:
Gamibrii Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Perfect artwork!
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks
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:iconglowworm56:
glowworm56 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Oh, this is beautiful and cute!
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - by the way, your current avatar is really cute
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:iconglowworm56:
glowworm56 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Thanks, Many people love it.
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing colors and details! Congrats on the DD.
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks! Glad you enjoyed it
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The use of complimentary colours rocks. The shading is really lovely too and all the lil details. <3
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much- I got a kick out of using such a pretty pink :)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much; you have a great day too
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, thank you :happybounce:
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