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Secret Santa - s-u-w-i by WhiteFoxCub Secret Santa - s-u-w-i by WhiteFoxCub
:iconsayhiplz: Hey guys! Remember that secret santa activity I agreed to participate in? Well here's my bit for it. I procrastinated for a while before starting this, I'm glad I could finally put it together and I'm very pleased with the outcome ^ u ^ Merry christmas to :icons-u-w-i: I guess I am your secret santa - surprise! :iconchristmastimeplz:

The adorable creatures you see in this pic are some sort of moth type creature... moth type human? I'm not sure! I couldn't gather enough info to understand the story, but I hope my interpretation of this character and these creatures are correct. Apparently this boy hunts these creatures -- theyaresocutehowcouldhe!? e 0 e I went for a more harmless portrayal of the group x-D They are attracted to his candle as you can see > v <

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seeking by s-u-w-i looking for way back by s-u-w-i

A big mistake that is bothering me; I got the boy's hair style wrong! He doesn't have curly hair like I thought from the reference of the first picture. I'm sorry! :iconwhywouldyoudothatplz: 

I hope you do like this :icons-u-w-i: It was a pleasure to work on this piece :heart: Your art style is gorgeous I have to add ; v ;

P.S. I'm looking forward to seeing who my secret santa is! And which character they've chosen to draw > v >!

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LBPBOY Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
THE COLORS!!!
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Maga-Link Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The texture on this is amazing, you just make it work perfectly with your colors! * o * And is it weird that I find this cute and creepy at the same time? It's an adorable, weird feeling! Cx :heart:
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awww thank you so much :heart: \; 0 ;/ It's the funniest thing! I've had so many people comment on how it's "creepy" when I don't find it creepy at all < - >;
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Maga-Link Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehee! The picture itself is not creepy, in fact the little creatures are so adorable! :love: Cx but the way the are all on top of each other staring at the other guy, who looks so scared, is what I find creepy xD It's a wonderful work in all :heart: u :heart:
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!! I seriously do not know if I have to feel creeped uppon or just go and snuggle all of them at once!!:la:
They are all so adoreable and yet very mysterious and stuff. I just don't know!! xD
Oh, you really did a magnificent job!!
And with the hair thing, now you know how I felt after you changed Fathoms concept sheet and I just drew his chibi version! xD
For me it was an unbearable mistake and my heart just flushed itself in the toilet back then.
Anyway, I think your style is a compliment on the artists original style, both work in such great harmony. I love it and I know it will be a most wonderful surprise!!:heart::glomp:
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
But you silly! I never changed his concept, you thought his eyes had blue mascara around them or something when it was just coloured shadow! I did take away the bloodshotness in his eye but it was no big deal really! Will you ever let me live that down? =( I never get upset when concepts change, because it's a natural process towards production! Fathom's look has changed so much as I've improved anyway so it's pretty inevitable =I So no, I don't know how you feel cause it didn't bother me! e N e I loved that chibi drawing you did of him, it tore up my heart to see you reject it! 
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
asldfjlsdjf No no darling!! Do not worry about it anylonger! XDD I just ment that I am so in love with your designs, there is nothing more important to me then doing them justice. Plz, if you think I am mad at that or anything you are wrong. I am totally not, I actually don't much care for the sake of work or anything, it is your right to do whatever you want and I welcome anything you do because it only means that I have to be more careful and show more attention to details. It is very good training, I appreciate that. If I ever "sob" or "cry" over something, it is just silly blabbering. Do not bother, it's my super dramatic personality being... melodramatic I'd say. ^^; Quite the joke for myself I'd say.
I do not reject it, I'd NEVER reject something I made. I might be crumpy at myself for a while (my art is just the poor target), but I still love it!! I still use it as reference whenever I try to draw more chibi Fathom! xD (yes I do that teehee...) Because I am still very fond of how the hair and face turned out!:la:
However, I learned since then, that I have to pay more attention and be careful with my general way of looking on other people's art, most of all when I am not sure about the intentions, shading or idea of the artist. (mostly happens with new art that evolved, as you said)
So please, don't consider me being in a bad mood whenever I talk about it. It's actually the different, honestly. I am glad to remember things I did right or wrong, otherwise I would have a problem evolving myself.
That's what I ment about feeling alike. Seeing things, knowing things and the overall result of our studies on other peoples art or else, actually is the thing I was talking about. You thought the hair was curly and I thought he had blue bloodshots beneath his eyes. The happy result: Nope, wasn't the thing, be more careful next time. (or live with the fact, that nobody draws another artists character as good, as that artist himself)

No I am sorry, but I haz to go back to my wallpaper now. Your wonderful gift is all over it and I haz to worship it!!:la::love: (also, I am totally gonna print it so I can rub it all over my body xDD)
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Okay I'm relieved! Thanks for explaining that to me, I understand what you mean. Sorry for that, I didn't wanna come across as upset or angry or something! I just wanted to be honest or else it would bother me. I'm glad you took it well, after I sent the reply I then remembered your comment on the Fathom x Elda gift; saying how I'd picked up your christmas - I was worried I ruined that ; - ; It is a nice thing to know I could make a difference to your day! Thanks Ally (can I call you ally? Short for your name > 3 >; ) This thing was worrying me all during christmas day > o<

Lol aww you funny goose X-D :heart: :glomp: 
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am sorry for being... complicated! xD
Oh yes! You saved my christmas and my faith in humanity!! Thanks a lot for that!:iconsweethugplz:

Also, yes I am a goose and you are a kiwi!! (you win, because kiwis are so damn adoreable) A goose just talks to much and they look like the ugly version of a swan. Kiwi's are fluffy, unique and they are handed to chiefs of a tribe as a present!! Not to mention they taste delicious as fruits!!:heart:
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Miss-Etoile Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely piece, I love the strokes you have in your lineart!
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Doria-Plume Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the colors you used there! That's very pretty >v<
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TheCorcinoIMC Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW you are a AMAZING , YOU ART IS BEAUTIFUL i wish i can be like you someday. i hope you a merry Christmas.Pucca crazy dance Italy (Thumbs Up) [V2]  
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s-u-w-i Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa *O* i don't know what to say, it's just so amazingly amazing Nuu   you made my poorly looking characters look so great, i'm so happy Crying and please don't worry about the hair it doesn't matter, he looks beautiful ♥ and the moths are just perfect (much better than the original :D ) their faces are wonderful (the eyes and noses ♥ ) you even drew small one in the right corner! so cute La la la la 
i really do like it, thank you very very much :tighthug:
and i'm so glad it was pleasure for you, i was wooried that my Secret Santa may not like these chracters ^^;
thank you again and very merry Christmas :)

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ADias96 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student General Artist
you did a very good job, at the firts sight I thought u made it with wathercolor XD
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Paper-Plate Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks so adorable and precious. Loving the lighting and the whole feeling of the picture!
*s-u-w-i's character melts so perfectly in your style. 
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Kcici Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist
I love :icons-u-w-i:'s characters. Your rendition looks really beautiful.:heart:
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brittoniawhite Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Those are moths?! 0___0 that's pretty cool! Beautiful as always! C:
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Shiroi1062 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Woah....it's like those children's stories that you loved as a kid then as you got older you realized that it was actually kind of creepy....I love it!
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The expressions on this are AMAZING!! I love how you draw eyes, they hold so much mystery to them. I love the color scheme you used. And the paper texture is great. :)
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lulles Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
I really like the watercolor paper texture! Mind telling where you got it from?

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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I grabbed it from google images =) Would you like me to send the file?
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Mayli-Song Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could I have the texture too please? Also, how do you use textures in photoshop? (Sorry I'm a noob ^^;)
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure! <3 oi42.tinypic.com/zj7x1e.jpg The image is pretty small, just duplicate it and erase the edge so it blends with the first part, then merge the two layers and continue to duplicate and blend until it fills the canvas.

It's no problem :giggle: Make sure the texture image layer is above all the other layers in the layers panel, then edit this tab here: oi44.tinypic.com/33p9e1s.jpg  and set it to "Overlay". You can experiment with the other settings too, overlay is the setting I usually use. If the texture seems too strong; lower the opacity of the layer to your liking. A texture image can also alter the appearance of the colours in your art, you can fix this by lowering the saturation of the texture.
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Mayli-Song Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconlulles:
lulles Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Yes please!
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Here you go! <3 oi42.tinypic.com/zj7x1e.jpg The image is pretty small, just duplicate it and erase the edge so it blends with the first part, then merge the two layers and continue to duplicate and blend until it fills the canvas. What am I saying, You know what to do! =P
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lulles Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Haha thanks for the link!!
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No worries! :heart:
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FaerieMayden Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
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