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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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BlueFlyer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hnggg!!! I love your Jungle Swifty! The little hanging vine beneath little monkey is just to die for. I love that little detail. In fact, I can find a detail to love in just about every sector of this painting! You did such a good job, I love this liek WOAH! <3
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Aw thanks so much Bloo ♥ It's interesting revisiting these guys and the setting I gave them with a new and updated set of skills, and it's good for me to note how I've evolved since I graduated. I don't think I've ever dared to do a background with clear outlines like this and I'm glad I tried it. I'm trying to experiment and pay more attention to colour choices and composition since I've always been preoccupied with characters and anatomy and making them appealing, and I'm definitely encouraged to do more by how this came out :D
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CapnFlynn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
That's beautiful! Good composition, really lovely soft colors, and the characters are adorable.
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!!
(I've been really bad about commenting on anything lately but I've still been loving your superheroes and marker work :D)
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CapnFlynn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Welcomes! :D

And thank you! I appreciate it!
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mederu69 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Your animals always look so great! And a wonderful but not overly detailed background!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :) I'm still figuring out a style for backgrounds, I've never really done one with outlines before and I'm happy with how it turned out. I feel like this is the first picture I've done where the character really feel like part of the scene, so I'm pleased :)
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mederu69 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
I think you should stick with this style for backgrounds. Everything flows really well. :)
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complaint-dept Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
You are so good at caricaturing animals! I especially love your monkeys! I appreciate the fact that you draw them aesthetically pleasing, not overly creepy/mean looking, but not so deformed and cute that you couldnt tell what kind of monkey it is...
this background is great and simple and cute and perfect
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much DD: Means a lot coming from you! I like drawing stuff deformed and cute but not to the extent that it loses the essence of what animal it is etc. :B
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complaint-dept Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Waa youre welcome! and yes, its always best (and the most fun) to actually keep the animal's characteristics!
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Evilduckie227 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
aww !!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
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Dai-Studios Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
cuuuuuuuuute~ This was such a good animation!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thank youuu :)
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sotee Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Love <3
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
♥ !!
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Maxrunn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
love it!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank yoooo :D
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owlity Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
This is so beautiful! I love the warm, muted colors and I love the colored lines and those eyes! Fantastic work!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
♥ Thanks much hun! I'm still experimenting with colour palettes so it means a lot to get approval on that front!
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owlity Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
You're very welcome! :)
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maria-mar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Very nice! Love the mood and lighting of it!...
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yay thank you :D experimenting with lighting and I hope it's paying off!
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maria-mar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
It is! I could tell you have been working on it ^_^
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JamJams Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, this is really cute hun!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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