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Hanging Out by shelzie Hanging Out by shelzie
So I recently realized that I haven't really completed anything with a full background, at least not for myself, since my senior thesis film Durian Season. >_>;; I am now on a quest to rectify this (and also practice my background/colouring skills)! I'm proud of this one.

If I'd had enough time and motivation, my ending credits were going to look something like this, just postcard-type images of Labu and the monkeys palling around in the jungle. By then I was sick of drawing trees and monkeys, haha. But it was good to revisit these two after all this time! I need to do a good picture with all four of them in it at some point.

I was going to livestream this tonight actually but I got too into it and finished it. T_T; I'm planning another picture already though so maybe I'll do that one instead.
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really sweet ^^ I like happy drawings C: There are actually not that many around ...
There is a great lighting in this drawing, and I like the background.
I miss a bit more shading of ... I actually don't know what animal it is, but the one who's having the bowl could use a bit more shading on it's scales in the part that's in shadow. It looks flat compared to the part who is lighted up by the sun. Otherwise, a very sweet drawing with good colours, light and background ^^
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shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much, I like happy drawings too and I'm glad that there are other people that appreciate that. :)

That's actually not a bowl, it's a fruit, and the animal is a Pangolin (specifically a Sunda Pangolin) which is one of my favourite animals and native to my region of the world :) These two have their own animated short made for them (my senior project) and this was the first time I've drawn them since then. - [link]

This was largely an exercise in lighting and colouring for me since that's not normally something I've practiced much with in the past, so I wasn't paying too much attention to detail, at least not any more than I had to. Thanks for the feedback though, if this were a commission for someone I'd probably have paid more attention (when I work for myself I usually don't like to spend too long on one picture xDD!). :D Thanks again for taking the time to leave constructive feedback and a thoughtful comment. I most certainly appreciate it.
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that feeling. If it's a present or a contest entry, you usually pays more attention to things like that ^^
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slyfoxlover Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
So rare to see a pangolin around in real life. I will freak if I see one. =3
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shelzie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I wish I could! I know they exist in our wildlife, they're just super rare D:
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slyfoxlover Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Seems most encounters were around Mandai area. Once they found one injured, sent it to SPCA who then called the zoo. xD I think it's doing well now. It was such a cute ball when they put up the photo.
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flutterdoodle Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Aww, this is so heartwarming. I think you're the only person who actually draws monkeys I find cute! XD The background looks great - I like the little details like the moss growing on the branch, and the subtle shading on the leaves.
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
durr, totally forgot to actually link to things: [link] [link] [link]
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flutterdoodle Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Thank you for the links, Shelley! These are precious!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks hun! I actually have really grown to like monkeys since studying them for the film. If you like these, I recommend checking out some of ~complaint-dept's monkey art:
Yay that makes me happy that you commend my background! I really admire your painting skills, and I've been trying to focus on detailing my backgrounds more, so that means a lot to me. :)
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