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Mr OTTER by JBVendamme Mr OTTER by JBVendamme
Hi !

Look who s back into drawing!!
I ve found a company I d like to work for, so I went back to design to try to show them I could brink them fresh and stylish designs and development before sculpting them... This should be a costume in the end, so I ll have to play with propotions, add some props and stuff.. But I didn t want to think too much about that for the first draft...

The little character in the right corner is a copyright of STREET CHARACTERS. Check them out, they are doing funky stuff..:
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PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT, I d be gratefull!
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:icondark-arts-h8u:
DARK-ARTS-H8U Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww i want to hug him. Come Dark little furry critter
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:iconvinare:
Vinare Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
It's my favourite otter in the whole world. O.O
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:iconlisagorska:
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
:) as always, you convey character perfectly
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:icontengofuego:
TengoFuego Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
i've grown to love this silly otter, its all in the expression, and it makes a far more interesting mascot than the typical anthropomorphic animal.
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:iconbruno-azevedo:
Bruno-Azevedo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! :+fav:
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:iconatomsks:
aTomsks Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
I love it! The best of luck for you, although im sure they will not let this amount of talent go easily!

saludos!
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Bah, I m actually getting quite pessimistic about it..
But thanks for ure support!
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:iconatomsks:
aTomsks Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
;_;

any news? mmm, imo you could easily get a job as a concept artist in some mayor companies ... :)
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Tadaaa !!! I ve been turned down! Getting used to it now, but I have to say it s getting a little depressing now..
As for the major companies, that s nice of you, but a really tiny one would be nough for me these days..
Thanks for asking anyway!
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:iconrewoundboomerang:
RewoundBoomerang Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Good lord this is adorable. My friend showed it to me since I love otters, and I love cartoons.

Awesome~
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, glad u like!
Thanks a lot and have a nice day!
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:icontali999:
Tali999 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
I love this! He's not just a convincing otter, he's got character that immediately makes him ... well... "human"
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice! That s just what I intended to do!
Thanks, have a good day!
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:iconstellamary:
stellamary Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
aw!
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:iconskwirrol:
skwirrol Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Artist
your animals are amazing!
i love his smile and expression...

cool balance between the somewhat vectorised shapes and the furry texture and details :D
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks !

Yeah, I like to play with those two opposites, stylised shapes and realistic texture... I d like people to think for a split second " what the hell am I looking at??"..
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:iconash-px:
ash-px Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
cool! good shape and proportions
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

As it is supposed to end as a costume design, those proportions should have to change a litlle tough I m affraid!
Thanks for the comment!
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:iconhyenateeth:
HyenaTeeth Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE his smug expression and the way his paws are posed. It looks like he just ate the biggest, tastiest clam ever! ..and maybe at someone else's expense, lol!
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I m working on adding some props now.. I tought it would be boring, but it s actually quite fun!
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:iconserasv:
SerasV Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa~~! He is so cute~~! <3

I want to hug him XD
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cool! I guess that s exactly the goal for a mascot!
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:iconcromou:
CROMOU Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
great design !! and pretty !
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconrociogarciaart:
RocioGarciaART Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Filmographer
it´s so cute!
i love your style and i´m glad that you have returned into drawing!
good luck!
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
Yeah, it s good to design stuff as well, here I m trying to get the chance to sculpt in this style, I really do think peolpe could like it.. But the future will say..
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:iconrociogarciaart:
RocioGarciaART Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Filmographer
i´m sure the people will love it.
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:icon7grims:
7grims Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I think your design is in the right way now, because if you admire or like that company you linked, you'll end up with a bad work.

If I were you, I would think on different material of those normally used in this costumes, which are the ones Disney staff use, they create fungus and stink in seat because those things don't bread. I would recommend you to see the Beijing Olympics mascots. I even found a cool video on youtube showing how they suit up.

Furthermore, your design shows the very cool details of contemporary character drawing, don't destroy much of those cool characteristics just because I guy have to fit in it. Work around it.

Hope I didn't say anything stupid, I believe you understand much more of this that me.
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
How, I understand you!
Here, I m trying to give this company fresh ideas, a more original and reconisable style. I think the evolution of style in cartoon, graphism was huge those last years, and it s time for those companies to follow that evolution the best they can..
I just hope they will be sensitive to my atempt..

I also think ure right about giving up the characteristics, but the suit would also have to be comfy and operational, that means studying carefully each part of the making..

But I ll focus on that later if I get the chance to..!

Thanks a lotfor Constructive comment!

Have a great day!
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:iconchellybats:
chellybats Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
My dear God - could you make this any better?! I adore your otter! Your should make it in a print, would look great on my wall :)
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Bah, you can always do things better !Yeah, some people asked me a couple of times about prints.. What exatly would that mean? U d like a bigger version?..
Thanks for liking anyway! Have a good day/night wherever you are!
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:iconchellybats:
chellybats Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
A physical version of it I guess.
I just adore otters, they're so quirky - you really did a good job at encompassing that.

I've just recently found you on DA, but your art really is inspiring.
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:iconrburrows:
Rburrows Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
This is wonderful! Your designs always are. So much character in such a simple drawing, and I love the way you use textures.
Very inspirational work from you, as usual!
Good luck!
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Well, thanks a lot!
Glad u like, have a nice day!
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:iconstevicious:
stevicious Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
WOOOOOHOOOOO! You still sculpting though?
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haa! My most faithfull watcher! how are u?
Sure I m still sculpting..! And that s what this job is about.. It s doing mascots and costumes! I d love to do that! Sculpt big, see that move, and if I could inject a little of my own style in the design, that would be sooo damn cool!
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:iconkylecbastian:
kylecbastian Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
LOL awesome, great pose. :D
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
Thanks for your post!
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:iconrock-kills-kid:
Rock-Kills-Kid Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
That otter is bad ass and knows it.
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
A bad ass?
My ex girlfriend as a bad ass ( not you AMY!!!), this one is pretty normal...
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:icongermanshible:
germanshible Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Best of luck, keep us updated!
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Surely will! Thanks!
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:icondarkmotiondotcom:
darkmotiondotcom Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
What a fantastic specimen!
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I went a bit fast on the feet and regret it now..
Bah.. Other versions will probably follow..
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:icondarkmotiondotcom:
darkmotiondotcom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
A swimming version on his back would be splendid! I love the non-existent cranium!
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:icontbtb:
tbtb Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
love it!

your designs are mind blowing
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! More to come!
Have a nice day!
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:iconwildheartfreesoul:
wildheartfreesoul Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
he looks so happy and smug! i love him!
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:iconjbvendamme:
JBVendamme Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! Thanks for u re comment!
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:iconmiktroz:
miktroz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
L'allure et la pose sont très bien, le design à un style bien "thedoberman" j'aime bien.
S'il y à un truc sur lequel je n'accroche pas, ce sont les pattes arrières, ont distingue difficilement les doigts et l'ombre est étrange (un peu hasardeuse je trouve).
C'est cool de revoir un peu de 'dessins' dans ta galerie ;)
A plus !
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