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Detective Slade
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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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MokiTimo's avatar
MokiTimo|Hobbyist Artist
Good fox in hatt.
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Oddeum's avatar
Oddeum|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She does her very best!
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AkiaWalker's avatar
AkiaWalker|Professional Traditional Artist
That is so cute!!!
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Oddeum's avatar
Oddeum|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much ^ ^ ~
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isletree's avatar
isletree|Professional Artist
Lovely painting!
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Oddeum's avatar
Oddeum|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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Cirprius's avatar
Cirprius|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is adorable!
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Oddeum's avatar
Oddeum|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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JetMalek's avatar
JetMalek|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's avatar
Oddeum|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's avatar
I wish the fox luck on her detective work :) (Smile) 
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Oddeum's avatar
Oddeum|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
She does a very good job, she's a good girl  Fox emoji - hearts  
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DramaPersona|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's avatar
Oddeum|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's avatar
DramaPersona|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's avatar
Oddeum|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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theGrayStray's avatar
theGrayStray|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How lovely! This piece is so cute I don't have words for it @_@ :love:
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Oddeum's avatar
Oddeum|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: Thank you! I wanted to do something cute for no reason.
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TokyoMoonlight| 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's avatar
Oddeum|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D :D
Thank you, TokyoMoonlight!
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TrollGirl's avatar
TrollGirl|Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome use of negative space ^_^
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Oddeum's avatar
Oddeum|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
That's something I still need a great deal of practice in :P
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BlueHairedJinx|Hobbyist General Artist
So good! Love it!
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Oddeum's avatar
Oddeum|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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