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Ringtail Heart

By ursulav
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One of a series of simple little portraits of various species holding hearts. (I know, I know, it's a cheesy-as-hell premise, but I'm having a lot of fun with the textures, and with the small size of the pieces--6 x 6--contrasted with fairly dramatic brush strokes in the coloring, and the raised 3-D textures of the background.)

Plus it gives me a format to finally paint all those species that I keep going "Man, I should paint one of those someday..." and then never getting around to it.

Same mixed media digital-and-traditional as the unsaints. Most of these will be going to Anthrocon with me--so far I've got the ringtail, a flying fox, and a sun conure, and there's a tamandua in the works, although he may have to be 6 x 8 to accomodate his enormous shnozz--unless somebody wishes to make the usual offer-I-can't-refuse.

Prints are available! Order them directly from Red Wombat Studio at [link]
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Haymurus's avatar
Follow this link... I have been looking into the whole art theft site thing and while flipping through screen shots of the site I found one of yours o.o... Thought you might want to know :/ [link]
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Love this one... (Got to hand feed some of these in Madagascar. They really are very funny, kind of silly - and definitely like bananas!) They probably would have tried to eat a heart if given a chance! (So long as it was a candy heart, probably) Thanks for bringing a smile to my face with this piece! :)
MBB-Firecracker's avatar
Oh geez, the hearts are cute and make a nice theme, almost as if the animals are receiving Valentines and don't quite know what to make of it all.
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You, dear woman, are officially deemed most epic.
glowworm56's avatar
I really like the background-the lemur is cute too
Resafandrab's avatar
Who says "Cheesy-as-hell" can't be "fun-as-hell" too ;) I'm enjoying this series so far.
AzuraeSkye's avatar
So adorable!
DruidElf's avatar
... I know I say this a lot with your stuff, but my knee-jerk reaction was "Dawwwwww... that is the cutest thing EVER!" It helps that I love ringtails. :D
the-wee-me's avatar
It's so cute. It almost looks like it's about to nom on the heart.
SlightlyAvocado's avatar
Awww, big eyes... Very cute expression though :P
LittleLynx's avatar
did you paint the background first or second? It looks like you would have used some sort of masking fluid on the lemur to paint the background. I'm just curious, I like the contrast between the subject and the texture.
Dragoonfliy's avatar
Oy, cheesy is good!
wildsoul1989's avatar
is it oil paint?
The-Heart's avatar
This is a FOUND HEART deviation and is being featured in our current journal. :)

~The Deuce Of Hearts
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Novpyro's avatar
Lemurs are my favorite animal ever!
Haruka--chan's avatar
That's so adorable! What a great idea! ^.^
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Beliat's avatar
Soo cute. I love these animal.
fangedgiraffe's avatar
Ohmigosh! I love this SOOO much! It is so sweet.
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