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[Gift Art] - Little Bat Family (free .PSD!) by muddymelly [Gift Art] - Little Bat Family (free .PSD!) by muddymelly

[Gift Art] - Little Bat Family (GIF) (free .PSD!) by muddymelly Bat:heart: rvmpBat:heart: rvmpBat  

As promised, here is another free batch of high-res Photoshop files on my Patreon .:Bullet:. Patreon (including step-by-step .PSDs, final .PSD + images, and step-by-step image files!) kaomoji set 2 16/67 I hope everything is to your liking, dear y'all; please let me know if you can't open any files! Thank you all so much for your gracious support and patience with my slow replies... Bunny Emoji-74 (Snuggy) [V4] The cause behind this artwork is near and dear to my sisters and me, so I have waxed verbose in writing about it to y'all... 

I drew this artwork of a loving batty family for a hard-working friend and animator, Justin Gorski, who'll use this piece to promote his upcoming 3-D short film titled "Lil Bat!" Lil Bat's story strives to raise awareness of the dreadful "white-nose syndrome" disease that has been wiping out dwindling bat populations with frightful rapacity! Imagine being unable to sleep night after night because your skin and mucosal membranes are extraordinarily itchy/scratched raw, and there's nothing in your fridge and no running water... nor is there anything you can do to rid yourself of the fungi attacking your skin, nose, lips, arms. And you feel super sick. This rather sounds like the nightmarish I Must Scream and I Have No Mouth...! 

Bats affected by white-nose syndrome are reeling from all of these experiences (and more) during their wintry hibernation season, when there are no insects and unfrozen water to consume... and when uninterrupted rest is a must. Suffering from illness, exhaustion, and dehydration, millions upon millions of benevolent, insect-nomming bats died from white-nose disease in droves over the past ten years. The italicized bit hit us hard when I was drawing this piece: 

Current estimates of bat population declines in the northeastern US since the emergence of white-nose syndrome are approximately 80%. [...] It is unlikely that species of bats affected by white-nose syndrome will recover quickly because most are long-lived and have only a single pup per year. 
-- www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_info…  

Diligent (and highly concerned) scientists have rolled out promising cures (bacteria VS fungi battles, aww yiss) over the years!! In summery Georgia, where my sisters and I live, we can see tiny and curious bats very softly chittering around street lamps, where they munch on the entranced insects drawn to the light. kaomoji set 1 9/19  These tiny (and sometimes humongous!) mammals are incredibly wondrous in anatomy and lifestyle... 

Thank you so very much for reading all of this. :heart: rvmp _(:3」∠)_ 

(Here's a list of all free files from me!) 

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:iconheracelio:
Heracelio Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
It's beautiful....
that's it, can't say more.

HOW THE HELL YOU GET THIS AMBIANT LIGHT
!!!
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tyzekat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
Painfully adorableee
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muddymelly Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
m(_ _)m!! Thank you so very much... I'm so glad you think so!!
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dihajarpanci123 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
So adorable :)
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Skunkyfly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAHHHHHH THIS IS REALLY BEAUTIFULLLLL ;;///////////////////////////;;
you really really can to send the true message on this piece,, >////< <3333333
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Mike-the-cat Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love mother; she loves me.
We love daddy, yes sirree;
He loves us, and so you see,
We are a happy family.
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muddymelly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Bless you for this sweet poem!!! (T^Tpq) I always feel so happy and relieved when family members nurture and lovingly care for one another!
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Mike-the-cat Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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SophiaDahlen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
^.^
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muddymelly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Bunny Emoji-31 (See you later) [V2] 
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AngelWolves1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, my baaaagggsssss, this is so beautiful and adorable!!!! I LOVE the colors and coloring style!! The expressions make me tear up!! The teddy bear just makes me go "AWW!" (which is saying a LOT since I rarely react to or merely think something about a thing that's adorable!), and it adds to the adorableness! I throughly enjoy looking at this piece which can warm the heart!!

Also, thank you for raising awareness about the bats! Never see many people care about bats, so it's, at the least, a nice change! I don't even care for bats and yet I know this is true :) I look forward to your friend's animation!
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muddymelly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
*Daubs away at your tears and tucks teddy bears into your arms~* (;~;pq) your touching reactions and your kindness in sharing your thoughts are deeply appreciated... I'm so glad and very honored that you liked it so, my goodness! I too am looking forward to my friend's hard work reaching fruition and inspiring people to care about the plight of hard-working bats~! 

Your taste in YouTubers/Let'sPlayers (Cry and Pewds) makes me smile!! Bunny Emoji-32 (Waving) [V2] 
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AngelWolves1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaahhhhh, this reaction pleases me so, too! (Lol XD) And I dunno what else to say! Sorry it took so long to reply, though! XD

ERMAGERSH, YOU LIKE LET'S PLAYERS, TOO? :la: Markiplier is my favorite one. Though, his videos recently have been mostly unfunny or he's not commentating enough, so I often take breaks from him by watching PewDiePie or Jacksepticeye or Cry. It's fun to watch different people react to the same game, at the least :3
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k-o0 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
LOVE IIIIIT
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muddymelly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
I'm so honored that you feel that way, omgosh!! /)////(\ 
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k-o0 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016
IT'S JUST THE TRU DEAR ~~ I LOVE IT A LOT. THE COLORS, THE WAY YOU DRAW AND DO THE DETAILS ARE JUST AMAZING ;;;^;;;
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jollykid Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
This is so adorable! I love the colors!
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muddymelly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for your sweet words, jollykid.:Bunny love:. 
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lDestiny Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
That's a gorgeous scene and it's great that you're helping to raise more awareness for the disease as well! The disease is really a huge blow bats OO - I didn't know it affected that many :(
Thanks for this and the extra links! I'll keep an eye out for the short film too!
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muddymelly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
My dear RegularDestiny !!Bunny Emoticon  I too was stunned by how much damage white-nose caused... I very much hope that we head towards a future with more healthy, happy bats! Thank you so much for your warm and encouraging words that you always so kindly send my way... I very much hope that the files are useful to you in any way. Bunny Emoji-74 (Snuggy) [V4] 
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lDestiny Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
Indeed! I hope so too!
Absolutely! You're artwork is always so nice to see!
And in such a calming scene - the reflective mirror-like colors create such a peaceful atmosphere :lovesquee:
Absolutely!! Thank you so much!!!
Spread More Love Emote - PLZ Spread More Love Emote - PLZ
(So sorry for the really late reply! >.<)
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Electricb7 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great.
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muddymelly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much, Electricb7 !! (I'm so sorry to hear that you suffered from a monitor with inaccurate colors... but I'm so glad to see that you've got an IPS [yes!!!] monitor that can display your artwork with accuracy!) 
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Snowvoice Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... Are they hanging... Upside down!?! And u just changes the Perspektiv? O_O ou i just realized that now! OW! Dats so Amazing! And beautiful!
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muddymelly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
!! rabbit heart emoji Your kind words inspire me to explore drawing more things upside-down...! -- Since the short film I was drawing this piece for had the bats walking around on the floor of their cave, I added sunrays coming in from the upper-left corner of the artwork -- as if the bats were not upside down... but I should have absolutely explored the fascinating angle that you've described (making them into upside-down bats!) Because bats enjoy hanging upside down, don't they? vampirepaf 
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Snowvoice Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah...Cocoa Surprised Icon  yeah i guess! Marika Blushing Icon 

Im happy dat i could help u!! Arata Blushing Icon 
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Lin-Kitty13 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
Aww, this is too cute! Few people understand the aborableness of bats. I love your art style too. gorgeous!
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muddymelly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Dear Lin-Kitty13 , I definitely agree with you! kaomoji set 1 9/19 It's wonderful to hear from a bat-appreciator such as yourself... I'm so grateful for your sweet words and to hear about your love for the incredible and important creature that the bat is!
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Lin-Kitty13 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016
You're welcome!
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WhiteWolfWiccan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Reminds me of the book "stellaluna" or whatever it was <3
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muddymelly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh? I must check out Stellaluna!  
*Googles~*
^^pq I'm so grateful that you told me about this, so that I know of a charming and educational book about the fascinatingly varied lives of bat species... This is a wonderful book for children to know about an incredible mammal that is sometimes cast in a scary light in some movies! 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just too precious, I love bats :heart: The soft coloring is lovely too~
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muddymelly Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Your username is so poetic and beautiful, longestdistance ! Thank you so much for your sweet words... We love bats very much as well! They're so fascinating in their habits and abilities, and eat so many insects around farmlands, too! Baby bats wrapped in soft cloth blankies are the cutest thing...! www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbTWWW… 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the nice words! And that video is just too cute... :giggle:
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muddymelly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you, too!! ^^pq Oh, yes, I def' agree; I'm so glad that you also enjoyed that sweet video of lil' bats being taken care of and being nurtured so caringly... The incredible woman who does that work uses so many hours every week for her lil' orphaned bat babies! Bat 
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