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Vivid Otter by ursulav Vivid Otter by ursulav
I had to start this painting three times. The first time it was too large, and the second time the color went completely haywire, and finally the third time it took. I had taken the precaution of scanning my sketch and printing that on the watercolor paper, so I didn't have to physically redraw the otter every time, which is the only reason the painting ever got done. (Check my blog for more process commentary.)

Fooled with an abstract square background this time, akin to the one on the Blue Otter painting. It sort of works, but it's not quite there yet...maybe I need to do something Klimtian...

I kinda want to do prints of this very small, cut out the otter, and make weird ACEO collages...

Anyway! 8 x 10, mixed mixed mixed media, a little digital, a lot of acrylic, some ink, a good bit of colored pencil, etc. Original will probably go to MFF, unless someone wishes to snag it at the pre-con price. Send a note, drop a line, etc. Meanwhile, prints are available in two sizes at Red Wombat Studio:

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:iconfreddiecat:
FreddieCat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God, I love this!
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:iconcrunchfarm:
crunchfarm Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Naaaw!
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:iconsupershahaf:
SuperShahaf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
sweet!
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:iconwolfmoonwings:
WolfMoonWings Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is too cute! ^-^
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:iconotterrz:
Otterrz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
omg! i luv otters :D
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:icontnhawke:
TNHawke Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
I'm so glad it worked out in the end. He's so cute!
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AndromacheNY Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   General Artist
This may be an insane question, but is it a Vivid River Otter or a Vivid Sea Otter? My friend, Bill, who is an otter afficionado is very particular.

I, on theother hand, am less particular since Vivid Anything makes me happy. I dunno if I've ever had the nerve to say hi before but your work alternately thrills me and makes me laugh till my sides hurt. Thanks for both.

~Molly
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:iconursulav:
ursulav Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
It's a river otter--sea otters have different proportions and are more shaggy and less sleek.
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:iconvinralfakyn25:
VinrAlfakyn25 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's ADORABLE! :D I lurve him. <3
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:iconysabet:
ysabet Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
So cute! His tail blushes. **amused**
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:iconglowworm56:
glowworm56 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Cute little guy.
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:iconlavender-ink:
Lavender-Ink Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Zoh mah gossssh. I love otters; they are so darn cute. :heart:
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:iconlittlemissscare-all:
LittleMissScare-All Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009   Writer
Reminds me of the traits of the Otter from the Native American zodiac :)
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:iconbrushtail-thegreat:
brushtail-thegreat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
is it a harry nosed otter?
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:icontrulyquixotical:
trulyquixotical Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
>.>
<.<

*boops its nose*
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:iconthantra:
thantra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!!!!
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:iconjacquelinerae:
JacquelineRae Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
SEA WEASELS!!!
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:iconphethure:
phethure Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Love this! :bounce:
i used to know an otter named nemuay she'd like this!
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:iconhymenomycotina:
Hymenomycotina Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
looks mystical. Like some sort of children's story spirit animal.
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:iconenmesarra:
enmesarra Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
* rubs eyes * It burns!

Seriously though, very cool :)
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:iconjedi-gert:
jedi-gert Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
He's otterly cute!
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:icondorathescribe:
DoraTheScribe Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable.
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yoshiboy1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Great work. You know what they say, third times the charm.
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:icon0netnet0:
0netnet0 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
omg that reminds me of a mongoose =D
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional
these have all been so much fun
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:iconduerkark-the-witness:
Where do these things come form?
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:iconriverfox237:
Riverfox237 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is really cute! And the design and background combination is really lovely and goes together great. I love otters, and this is a really fun, colorful, and all-around enjoyable picture. Excellent job!
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FakeKraid Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh. Man. That. Is one VIVID otter. I mean, it just pretty much jumps out at you in a rabies-fueled leap of rage, and tears your eyes out.

Okay, I was just being an idiot. Actually, I really like the use of contrast in this picture. The lines are so simple, but the colors lend it a sense of life. The squigglie-cue on his forehead kind of makes him look like a Pokemon, though. Like, maybe, Vivotter? Otterrata? Spiralot?
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:iconjag08:
JAG08 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
That's one of the cutest Otters I'm ever seen. Thank you.
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Smoke-Z Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
There's something about this one that doesn't pop as much, though it's still good. Maybe it's that the others had a vertical stress?

Then again, I know this screen can lose yellows badly.
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TheDeadFishReport Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty and CUTE.
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:iconfennfeatherdragon:
FennFeatherDragon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
He is just so cute
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:iconzapperzoid2000:
zapperzoid2000 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
I could see myself getting a tattoo of this
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:iconcresun:
cresun Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
he's adorable :D
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:iconotter2347:
Otter2347 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009   General Artist
I iz an OTTER! YAY! :boogie:
But I'm a brown one. :D
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:iconmaxrunn:
Maxrunn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
River otters rock
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:icontigerstorm97:
Tigerstorm97 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
he is so adorible :aww: go otters!!!! =D
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:iconvoid-dragon-scorpio:
Void-Dragon-Scorpio Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009   Photographer
Aaaawwwwww cute
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:iconlinake:
Linake Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So CUTE!!! ^_^

I personally like the abstract square background. :) I think it's a nice contrast to the organic swirls and curves of the otter itself. :nod: It looks good!
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seanlan2000 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
This is great!It feels so realistic!
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:iconmiss-brightsidex:
MiSS-BRiGHTSiDEx Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
third times the charm ;)
Looks great!
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:iconajoom:
AjooM Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
wow... tis is trippy D:
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:iconmoconnor03:
MoConnor03 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
I know it's prolly been said a bunch all ready but this otter is super cute!
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:iconvoodoochild99:
Voodoochild99 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Student General Artist
This painting is tres cute! Otters are one of my favorite animals.
I love the swirly, almost tribal designs where the legs connect to the body.
This is definitely going in my Favorites :D
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PsychoDemonFox Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww.... cuuute!!!! ^_^
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TheCelestialDemoness Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Student Filmographer
That's so cute. <3
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:iconfishiebabie:
Fishiebabie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
awh! i love the swirls and dots, theyre so adorable and the background is great! so cute!
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:iconkonluver:
konluver Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
wow! I really love the colours <3 this is just dorable and I love the tail the most and how it fades.
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:iconpaxilon:
Paxilon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BWA HA HA HAthis made my day. Abstraction and otters are the stuff of dreams.
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Gabirules54 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Student Photographer
amazing
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