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4.53 / 5.00

Jun 18, 2009 | 7:57 PM EDT
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I made this in class in the winter of 2008. It's an oldie but goodie.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow, this is the most awesome art piece I've seen today! I am just amazed at how unbelievably realistic this is! I thought it was a photograph at first! I love how it's a depiction of something just common. It makes you appreciate the miracles of everyday living. It looks more like they're kissing.

You seem to have gotten everything right with the kind of fur this otter has. It's an otter, right? The lack of color only further illustrates how fantastic the lines are. The aura surrounding them is also wonderful. It shows you how wonderful simple things are. I can't tell what kind of water they're in.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It really IS fantastic

Made in a naturalistic style, yet it also has these wonderful elements of stylization, on the otter's fur especially, but also in the water, that give it a real striking distinction. Could you please explain your technique a little? I'm curious, was it made with white pencil on black paper? If so, did you create a "rough drawing" first?

This work stands head and shoulders above everything else that you've submitted. "Cardinal in the Brush" comes closest (it is also quite good, although not as interesting), but the other ones almost seem like they were done by someone else entirely.

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Little-Eise responds:

Thanks for the review and for favoriting my work. I would be glad to answer your questions.

Yes, I did make this on black paper with a white color pencil. I did not, however, make a rough sketch beforehand. My technique was fairly simply: I drew what I saw on the reference sheet that my teacher gave to me. Since you seem to want an more in depth explanation, I'll give one to you. To get the proportions correct, I started out with a light outline of the otter and fish. From there I really had no distinct process; I worked on the otter for a bit, and then switched over to the fish when the fur became too tedious to work on. I did that for about an hour a day for around three weeks in class, and while sixteen to seventeen hours of work isn't a massive amount of time, it is still a good amount more than what I put into some of my other pieces.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Night life!

This is a good example of shading and texture. The otter has that fish in the palm of it's hands/Paws. Makes me appreciate the beauty of nature!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome and deep.


Little-Eise responds:

Thanks, I guess. In all honesty, I don't see how this is deep at all. It's an otter eating a fish; nothing more, nothing less.