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Detective Slade by Oddeum Detective Slade by Oddeum
Heeey buddies, I'm back from a month-long trip visiting and helping out family members, which mainly included babysitting my perfect 2-year-old nephew! So that's why there was no art for the last 20~ish days Fail [ OTL ] 

But I'm back and dying to paint!
With this piece I really wanted to challenge myself with fewer colors and a more cartoony approach to the design, using the whites of the paper as it's border - It was harder than I though it'd be. To balance out the design, I ended up shoving three ladybugs in the corner.
But I'm still happy with it; my new watercolors are beautiful and delight to paint with!

The colors I used were; Winsor yellow, raw sienna, Winsor blue (red shade), and permanent alizarin crimson.

Oh, and the story: a lady fox detective is out solving crimes in a post-apocalyptic world where all humans were wiped out.

Tools: W&N watercolors, sepia pens, white ink, paintshop
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AkiaWalker Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
That is so cute!!!
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Oddeum Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much ^ ^ ~
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isletree Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Artist
Lovely painting!
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Oddeum Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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Cirprius Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is adorable!
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Oddeum Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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JetMalek Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Professional General Artist
W-wow!! The piece is gorgeously composted, your character design *fantastic,* &, what an intriguing backstory...! :wow: I don't think I've ever seen this visual aesthetic in a post-apocalyptic world; I'd love to read this story someday!! TvT
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Oddeum Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!

I wanted something different with an apocalyptic world; something strange, but beautiful with the regrowth - I'm glad you find it unique! That's encouraging to hear ^0^
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cevenart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
I wish the fox luck on her detective work :) (Smile) 
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Oddeum Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
She does a very good job, she's a good girl  Fox emoji - hearts  
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DramaPersona Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome back :D I'm glad you had fun on your trip + your artworks are still amazing wow ^^
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Oddeum Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
I enjoyed my trip very much, and I'm glad to know I've not grown rusty ;)
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DramaPersona Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^

You haven't and I find that fascinating ! How do you do it ಠ~ಠ
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Oddeum Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD:

I watched a dozen watercoloring videos because I wanted to paint so badly while I was away! It was the first time I'd really studied some tutorials like that in a while, and I found it so helpful.
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DramaPersona Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait to see what techniques you brought back after watching all those XD
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Oddeum Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mainly I learned how to do flat washes :XD:
It's a simple thing but man I never could do it successfully until about a month ago.
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DramaPersona Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As someone who can't paint even in the afterlife, LazyIcon I wanna use - 20 

Youtube tutorials, they work miracles XD
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theGrayStray Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How lovely! This piece is so cute I don't have words for it @_@ :love:
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Oddeum Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: Thank you! I wanted to do something cute for no reason.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017   Traditional Artist
Amazing...the story, the artwork...and the white around it is so perfect :love:
I would say you nailed this challenge ;)
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Oddeum Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D :D
Thank you, TokyoMoonlight!
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome use of negative space ^_^
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Oddeum Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
That's something I still need a great deal of practice in :P
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BlueHairedJinx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So good! Love it!
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Oddeum Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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