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My Backyard Visitor by LuxDani My Backyard Visitor by LuxDani
An entry for a rather large contest, wish me luck!!


So my little sister was hanging down on our dock a couple weeks ago and happened to spot something that we have NEVER seen in the area before: a River Otter. My parents have lived in our yard for 27 years (and we are always outside), they have never seen one before here, we didn't think they existed in our river! We suspect that this little dude may just be cruising through, since we haven't seen him (or her?) since. My sis was lucky enough to have her camera with her, and was kind enough to let me use her pics for reference.

The only part I actually referenced was the otter, and the front half only (back end was covered in greenery). I wing'd all of the foliage, the shoreline and the water. Whew. Challenging to make things look realistic sometimes when you don't have a ref.

So all painted with acrylics on a piece of watercolour paper.

Feedback would be hugely appreciated!! :heart::heart::heart:
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TigerOtter7 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its amazing and cute!
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Zaalu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE OTTERS. Need anymore feedback? well good job on the light&shadows, great fur texture altho you should of used something thicker and/or be more soft with the leaves unless they are supposed to look furry as well. Love the pic
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Bewildermunster Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work, you did a great job with the lighting and with the pebbles/water!
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work!
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! <3
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Skritecek2 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
That's really amazing job.
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Beautifully done! :heart:
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