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Western Geckos by Culpeo-Fox Western Geckos by Culpeo-Fox
Victorian foxes became fad. So we decided to change it into a western story, performing Whisper and Gneffer as geckos. Geckos are awesome and absolute no-trend-animals, unlike foxes, wolves and co.


Okay, so this picture is an obvious LOL-cow-result.
You know, there were times, when fox loving-people and fox-characters were a minority everywhere and i was happy about that. But also proud that i couldn't get called "trendfollower".

What happened? I suddenly became one of the actual trendsetters, speaking of the love for foxes and they got the "new wolves" to some degree, if you know what i mean. Trolls and haters followed, aaah, ooh, the evil foxtards.
First it felt horrible. I became what i hated once. But it didn't take me long to realize: Heck, why should i care? :P The fox is and always was "my" animal and i would never ever change it for the sake of being unique or because i fear to be called trend-follower, the fox means way too much to me to do so. And i also realized how childish i was since i also used to judge wolves for their trend (beside the fact that i truly don't like the animal itself, though. Sorry, wolfpeople, don't want to offend you. :/) .

Each to his own. Learn to ignore the trolls and kiddies. They will go on anway and follow another trend in time.
Am i overrated because i drew foxes? I think no. Because i doubt that one can imagine what it feels like to be close to your soul-animal, feeling its breath, seeing into its eyes, coming home. And this is, what distinguishes a trendfollower from a person who really cares for the animal.

long story short:
I don't mind any of your decisions and all. But don't change things because the majority screams for it. I know people who did so and became very unhappy with it - until they found back to their roots again.

No offence to anyone, just my opinion. End of story.

Sheriff Whispering Morris (c) :iconskia:
Eyepatch Lester a.k.a Gneffer the Gecko (c) :iconculpeo-fox:
Lulz, aren't they cute? No really, i like Geckos very much! I used to catch them the times i was in Thailand. The Hemidactylus frenatus-species can be found everywhere there.
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KyroSC Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
For me personally I've always had an odd fascination with wolves since I was young, in a similar to your fascination of foxes. I always questioned why the wolf and the fox always seemed to be the 'bad guys' everywhere I went, somethig that only furthered my curiosity of the animal. I can understand how you felt, suddenly becoming sucked into a trope when you were attempting to do exactly the opposite, but if there is one thing I've learned its that it is not 'what' the character is that makes them special, but 'who'. Also, it is still possible to follow a 'fad' (out of love of course, not for the views) and still be origional by doing what I like to call 'anti-sterotypes', which is taking a common trope and turning it upsides-down. For example, wolves are often times the malicious villians in many stories, so I like to include them as protagonists and I also use them to symbolize empathy and tragic pasts. Regardless, you should never have a problem being origional, after all how many enigmatic magician fox duos do you see out there?
Sabaku-No-Kaze Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Yeah, they are really cute as geckos. Heh, I dig those hats. While I was in Florida I was seeing little lizards all over the place as well; Brown Anoles I think (Anolis sagrei). I like this picture, and I agree with that 'rant' up there as well. Personally I do like wolves because I see a wise and powerful animal, almost like an owl or something (at least in the spiritual sense; I know wolves are intelligent, but they're really not THAT smart. And on their own, not really all that strong either, compared to a tiger or other big cat). You like foxes, you always have, and that's you. Hell, I like foxes too (Found your art by searching up culpeo foxes and expecting to find photos; Nope! :lol:). So anyways, great picture, great rant. Draw on. :salute:
RaV3G1rL17 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student General Artist
LOL at the tail! :meow:
ZanTheHawk Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Geckos are indeed awesome.
GodzillaGetsuga Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
I love geckos
lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Geckos for the win again! And so cute too! Great job!
PewterKat Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love this. XD
Bat-Snake Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I particularly like that he did it "again" XD
PyramidHeadXP Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i have two leopard geckos and they always fight like those geckos
BluejayPrime Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
ooohh i love them :))
AtraWolf Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I completely understand!!! Wolves have fascinated me ever since I tried out a game about them in elementary school - and since I liked to draw even BEFORE that, it was only natural for me to draw wolves. Only THEN did I go onto Deviantart for inspiration and noticed the wolf trend. I loved wolves and I still do no matter what!!!
ILOVEGECKOS Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
TheMoonAndSun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're point is very thoughtful and I agree with it completely. I hate when people follow a trend only for the sake of following it, not because they truly love the art they're making. I'll be honest, I love foxes. Not because I have seen a ton of them, but because they are gorgeous animals. Now don't get me wrong- I love wolves and cats and other animals too, but I simply enjoy seeing other people draw an animal I admire. But you yourself have to be careful of accusing people too, because some people will also draw foxes because they love the animal and you have to be ok with that. The people to really watch out for are the people who don't care, they just want favs.
LionKingLover443 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
I did that to an anole once...>.>
PsFox Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I would catch Geckos at this certain house to keep for a couple days before letting them go. Though, when I moved it shifted out to walking sticks, then becoming even more involved with coaxing strays so they wouldn't be tipping garbage cans >.<
OliveTheBreloom Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've done that to so many geckos.
thespartanpenguin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Trolling is a way to get over jealousy about real talent. anyway following trends is natural because humans natraly wich stick in the group as it was the best way to dsurvive
and i am not saying you are wher will be or any variation of the sort following the trend
Besides if foxes hadent become trend somthing elese would have and lots of draings where probaly done because of the trend wich is great more art to enjoy

Nice drawing

pps soz for spelling dyspraxic
Illusioninme Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
As weird as this sounds, I love hyenas, and jackals! they're my favorite and I hope they never become so popular that people start a trend. I love your geckos, they have such a cartoonic vibrance, and their expressions are very clear! I wish you'd make a comc or something, you'd be very good at that!
lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
*Laughs* THIS is just to cute and funny!
I love the soft brown colors it really gives that 'feeling' of the Old West!
Awesome job!
Have a great and blessed day!
May the Lord keep you and your family safe!
strong-1 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Well it's not like Sin is one of those mass produced Red foxes or nine-tailed foxes. He is unique both as a character and as a species. It's not like you'll see that many grumpy Culpeos out there.
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
true. All the more, its funny that all those trolls i came across bashed me for doing those overrated foxes, saying that i should draw the lesser known animals.

No one of them ever realized that the Culpeo actually IS such a lesser known species. :P I mean, come on: Even nowadays, people come and ask what "Culpeo" means, thinking that i came up with that word. Big and juicy failure sauce.
strong-1 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Well don't be mad at them, pity them, for they know nothing of Taxonomy.
Blostma1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Haha, Reminds me of when I used to catch geckos for fun-- their tails ALWAYS fell off. Also reminded me of when I tried to catch a gecko and.. well... as soon as I grabbed it, I realized it was dead and crusty--toasted in the sun. Ugh.
corjoth Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
trends tend to ruin things temporarily for people that ACTUALLY like them>.> but if you always liked it then it's you FTW^.^
Fiyhi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god! You DID predict Rango! :D
ClassicKnuckles Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
This man predicted Rango! Hail!
PrinceofPride Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute picture.^^

Anyways, what annoys me the most is when people judge the animal because of its trend. In a way, there is originality within the reason why you like the animal and how you portray it. I will always like wolves, but I kind of miss the old days when they were one of the least popular animals out there (not that I like the 'big bad wolf' or 'devil's helper' reputation either). Now that I think about it though, I can't remember a time when foxes were the minority. Then again, I grew up with someone who liked foxes and played a game about a fox (which also had an antihero that was a wolf who was my favorite character). But I guess in comparison to wolves now days, foxes still kind of are the minority. I always thought coyotes were the minority though.
Wow, I kinda went off topic there....
twistedaround Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
lol this would be epic on a shirt
Treachirani Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh, love them. Hehe, love geckos too. They´re cool creatures. Especially with guns and nice hats.
SqueekyMoonkin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
I want this on a shirt. LOL
NovDecJan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Did that gecko in the wanted poster pose for the drawing?
Hisscale Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouch...? I love the concept.
Glamophonic Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
..My lizards name is Lester. D:
HE'S NO CRIM! .. ...Maybe. :P
howdoyoulikeyoureggs Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
you ever had a gekko tail fall down the back of your shirt? it's not pleasant.
Magnumformer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO MANY FREAKIN' WOLVES. And trends. It's hard to be individual, but you pull it off :)
katman252016 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
love geckos.
is there more i can see?
FoxeeLaLa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wait, loving a fox is a trend now? Interesting. Most people I know love wolves or tigers lol Or dogs. I thought wolves were still the big trend :p Ah well, fox has always been my fave. I still have my first stuffed one xD Love the Geckos! Very amusing :D
catmanmovies Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Fallout New Vegas anyone?
DevilsKid2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Man you are so awsome. stick wth your soul animal and be the person you wanna be! T-T may the foxes live on!
CaitlinSuarez Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
lol! This is great!
Feline5656 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
ROFL! This is amazingly funny!
AstralGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student General Artist
omg that reminds me of something, I was 10 and in Bulgaria and I saw a Gecko and grabbed his tail and..
He threw his tail off and ran away, and the tail was still moving in my hand!!! >.< QQ
C-Niall-Demancha Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
I know what you mean.
I used to like foxes because they were the underdog, and they were sneaky, devious, and cunning.
Now, that liking foskers is trendy, I almost want to not like them. It's like enjoying an indie band.
You were the die hard fan, until they became popular. Owl City is a perfect example. My sister and I liked him a full year and a half before he bcame popular, but now we don't enjoy him as much because he's on the radio and he's mad popular.

Gamers too.
Just go here: [link]
Also, very poetic about the soul animal.
KariRichter Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Hahaa! This is full of win!! Plus <3 geckos
FablePaint Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Filmographer
The whole "not liking something because it's a trend" thing is a teenager kinda reaction. You grow out of childhood and look for an identity and latch on to something you like, then get scared you'll be "just one of the crowd" if everyone else likes it too. So if you count yourself as a noncomformist, you naturally reject it to maintain your "unique" and "cool" attitude. Ultimately though you're still letting the crowd define who you are and what you like. It's when you get older and become more secure in your identity that you realize what other people like doesn't matter; what you like is what you like. That could be childrens' cartoons, funny hats, or fluffy animals.
RJtheAwsome Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
haha! that is so funny!
Seriously, where do you come up with this stuff????? oAo
isonade Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
geckos are cool!!!
isonade Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I say:draw what you like cuz you like drawing it! my soul-animal are ferrets but I usually draw dragons or other animals. I've always liked drawing long-bodied animals though...and sharp teeth and claws!
Scarymonstertoaster Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I kinda get your point with the trend following, with me tho its not because of a trend, Im a wolf because i have been obsessed with them since I was little. I actually recently had a spirit animal experience, so for me its natural, not a trend. :)

Also i love the old west theme stuff, and rofl at the geckoness
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