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Fox and Otter Logo by swandog Fox and Otter Logo by swandog
Commissioned logo of a Celtic, yin-yang, arctic fox and river otter for a jewelry company. It's my first ever drawing of an otter, but hopefully I managed the anatomy ok, and the commissioner requested that I add red fox-sized ears onto the arctic fox. The circular knotwork border was referenced from clip art, because I didn't have time to create my own design for this one. (I plan to do more custom knotwork for future commissions, though.)
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hydrona Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my two favorite animals Heart 
great job :) (Smile) 
FDShighland Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is lovely
YunSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww... so amazing!:D
SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Damn! Make the fox a wolf, and I'd love to have a painting like this as a dreamcatcher in my room.
crazyruthie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
this work has been featured in the :iconspirals-and-swirls: weekly feature!   :)
bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional
very nice work
kackalina Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Earthamie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
This is amazing. I love the style!
nomad005 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would get a tattoo of this if the lines werent so fine in the yang part.
TheHomicidalPigeon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Ooh. Niceee~
LingLing247 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh~ I can't believe it, my two favorite animals! :heart: It;s so cute~!
darazan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, the otter anatomy can't be too bad, I recognized it as an otter from a thumbnail. :)
Matruliz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Love it. I kinda want to get this as a tattoo.
lifesaver54149 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Absolutely Breathtaking! Thumbs Up! Job Well Done. You are very talented! Happy Valentines Day!
TheFloatinghat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
crAzyyyDragon2010 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool Man! AmazingArt-Work!^^
subculturalgirl113 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student General Artist
absolutely fantastic hun!
kateotter Featured By Owner May 21, 2010   Interface Designer
you've included my two animal & otter, yin yang (energywork i am pursuing), celtic knot from the place of my birth, spiral reiki healing swirls....I can't believe you didn't design this for me! It is beautiful...thank you!

I-Believe-In-Subtext Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Would you be interested in doing a commission for me?
swandog Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You can note me the details about, and I might be able to, but I have a pretty full queue at the moment, so will have to see.
mahoro-ando Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
this is really amazing but one question, why choose the snow fox and river otter as part of a ying and yang symbol?
swandog Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It was requested by the commissioner. :)
mahoro-ando Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Oh ok, sorry bout that XD
bleedingmirror Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010   Interface Designer
How did you get the curves on the inside so nice and round? Nice design :)
swandog Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't do that by hand easily, so I usually have to make stencils and trace them for curves, circles and the like (I often use round saucers, lids, plates, etc.) :)
CloudLevi Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful and nigh flawless. Don't worry...the otter looks amazing. The face is slightly broader than I'd normally imagine, but I doubt otters are identical. ^^;

Anyway...I love it. Fav'd and sav'd - for my private collection only. I do not and will not post this collection in whole or in part on the internet.
ZombiePwner5 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
nice fav
sassyeggs Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
that is frickin awesome!
whitefox123 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
i love it. glad u made it. my fav two animals. my fursona- a fox and my friends fursona- otter. *hugs* thx
MsPokeBall420 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i love in love with foxes so this is so cool.
Rhahsid Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
NaturalClassic Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
This is a really great idea, and I like the idea of fox and otter yin and yang. As a logo I think it needs to be simpler. The idea about logos is, imagine it on everything, letterheads, posters, billboards, web headers- make sure that if your logo is on any of those it won't lose it's detail.
jonasgrant Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Student Writer
allright, sounds like i dont have anymore excuses not to make my own... if it is'nt that i'm lazy ^^' well, again, it's great!
jonasgrant Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Student Writer
thats great! hey can i burrow it to make my clan logo?
swandog Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, and sorry, but no.
Frenotx Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
Oh, KICK ASS! My character is actually a hybrid between an otter and a fox. How perfect.
HaleyCkitten Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
AWESOME JOB! Great idea, Love it!
ConfusedCatwolf Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is amazing. I love all the little details you added to it, especially the snowflakes and bubbles. They add so much to it. o.o I wish I had this as a piece of jewelry (or even a shirt)!
Otterbane Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is great, which company commissioned you to do this? It's so... AWESOME, otters and wolves are my top two ranking animals :D
swandog Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
The company no longer exists, sadly...but thanks (and the canine in the logo is a fox, actually; not a wolf). :aww:
Otterbane Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoops, sorry, my bad. Aww, damn, I think it would look really awesome as a silver or pewter amulet/necklace...
DeoLupin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
This is too cool. 8-)

Not only is it a Celtic art-design, which I love the styles, but it's of my 2 most favorite animasl! :D
Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Beautifully drawn - i love it completely!
Wandering-Xam Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
This one is awesome ! I love your way of drawing alot keep on !
fireheart120 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
i love it!
CinemaRain Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Student Filmographer
Very Cool!
SiryissoftheEast Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
That looks wonderful. Good job.
leopardwolf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
This is very beautiful. I love the way you blended it together. I want to glomp them both, but I am especially in love with the detail on the otter's anatomy and feet. The bubbles and snowflakes is a nice accent.

Which jewelry company? Do they do animal spiritual or other themed pieces? I'd love to see their work.
Calicolupe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
I feel like I could look at this all day. @.@ Amazing job!
ayerlind Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007   Photographer
Okay, this is fucking amazing and I'll tell you why. I know some people aren't into it, but I'm a furry. Whoopdedoo on that one, but here's the thing. I have two fursonas, because I have controlled MPD. One is a fox, and the other is an otter. So this is about the most amazing thing that I've seen in a long, long time. :3
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