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Rackety Raccoon by hibbary Rackety Raccoon by hibbary
This was a commission that I did for Rackety the raccoon. I have a lot of fun with it because I love raccoons, and the commissioner just gave me the money and said: Go ahead and do whatever you want, which almost inevitably comes out better than with a very picky commissioner. Rackety, who works with a lot of machinery, managed to lose his calipers, his most coveted item, while out for a lunch break. Lucky for him, a kid spotted it and has the good will to return it.

I've been rolling right along with my commissions, which feels great. But I am worried that if I work on them for too long I'll start to get burnt out and let a lot of major mistakes slip through.

I loved the sketch, but, after working in painter, the photoshop figures seem very flat and blurry to me. Do you like the painterly backgroung with the more animated looking characters ?

If there is anything that really bothers you about this one, go ahead and say. I may go back to it later.

Anything you like about it, I'd like to know as well.
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:iconevaron:
Evaron Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well done on the raccoon.
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:iconulben:
Ulben Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Great colouring!
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:iconwillyoudieforme:
willyoudieforme Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
It's so beautiful :)
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:iconsmokey-doodle:
Smokey-Doodle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student General Artist
XD
lul
Random Calipur of DOOM!
XD
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:iconxendria101:
Xendria101 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love to draw racoons too.
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:iconsonicfreak4455:
SonicFreak4455 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist
awsome but wat iz da rabbit doing
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:iconraccoon-industry:
Raccoon-Industry Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009   Artisan Crafter
This is awesome.
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:iconantichristsupperstar:
antichristsupperstar Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
i like the background, i think it fits well.
mostly because the 2 subjects are animals, and usualy
animals will live in a woodsy area.
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:iconpsavenger:
PSAvenger Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Adorable picture, and the coloring is so gorgeous! There's a lot of personality in this, especially in his expression. I love how it sort of looks like an animated cartoon movie; like it should be made into a Disney film.
:+favlove:
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:iconjackiethefox:
JackieTheFox Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is cute ^^
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:icontaggz:
Taggz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
I really don't see anything wrong with this infact I think it's gr8, really cute I love the "surprised that this kid would return these to me" look on his face really well done!!
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:iconredrodent:
RedRodent Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007   Digital Artist
Absolutely adorable =) You got their expressions just right. Love your cartoony\animation style =D
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:iconmyuutsucmce:
myuutsuCMCE Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
This is excellent Hibbary! :+fav:
And for me; the blurred background gives more emphasis to the characters, precious drawing!
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:iconspyridonstar:
SpyridonStar Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
This is so cool - it's like a screenshot from a show or something! I admire your dexterity with the photoshop. *wishes she had animation-like skills*
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:iconst-coon:
St-Coon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Truly impressive Milady Or Sire?
You are quite talented my respects *bows*
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:iconbipolar-wolfcat:
bipolar-wolfcat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
*hides drawing he did behind his back* um... yeah.... >.>;; i've got nothing to show.... so.... *sneaks off, muttering about how crappy his art looks compared to yours*
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:iconsouthernwolf03:
SouthernWolf03 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
The painterly background and cartoony characters make for a nice contrast; the sharp, defined lines and brighter colors of the characters make them "pop" and draw the eye to the heart of the picture. I quite like the combination!
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:iconisapphirus:
iSapphirus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This give me memories of the Walt Disney Animal based Movies from the past, this is very cute indeed ^__^
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:icontiger-hawk:
Tiger-Hawk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
that a good one.
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:iconmiyako7:
Miyako7 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
That's so cute :) Really like the colouring style and the background is very detailed, really amazing :)
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:iconerwyingel:
Erwyingel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, it's awesome! I do like the painter background because it draws more attention to the characters and adds personality! =)
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:iconuberslug:
uberslug Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
TAZER
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:iconmanganut01:
MangaNut01 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is sooo amazing. My dad has some callipers like that. He uses them all of the time. And a raccoon eating a hotdog. That cheered me up. Great job
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:iconjay-chan3:
Jay-Chan3 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
Actually, I think the background looks nice that way. Great job on the characters,too - I just love that racoon :D.
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:iconcar-fan:
car-fan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
Great work:clap:
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:iconitsbetsy:
itsbetsy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
I love anthro societies! This reminds me so much of Maple Town or Sylvanian Families...Did you ever collect those figures as a child? As a fluffy little kitten-child I was OBSESSED with these things. I swear I had them ALL. I had a whole city in my room...those were the days.
Either way, that brought back a little spark of child-hood.
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:iconpixelbudah:
pixelbudah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
great work I love it
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:iconlougier:
Lougier Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
The Painter background is perfect with the Photoshop figures- somehow they seem to give balance to the whole picture. It's good to add those thin lines to the animals because it's the main focus and it should stand out the most in the picture.

Man, I'd do anything to get a commish from you! -is broke-
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:iconlougier:
Lougier Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
Sorry for the double-comment. D:
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:iconlougier:
Lougier Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
The Painter background is perfect with the Photoshop figures- somehow they seen to give balance to the whole picture. It's good to add those thin lines to the animals because it's the main focus and it should stand out the most in the picture.

Man, I'd do anything to get a commish from you! -is broke-
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:iconc-katt:
C-Katt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW...
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:icon626elemental:
626elemental Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
I love your stuff! Keep up the good work!
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:iconsweenyx964:
SweenyX964 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
Wonderful^^
I like your pic=D So cute^^
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:iconfuenkchen:
fuenkchen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
wow... that's sooooo cute :D i really like that ^-^
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:icondisneypsycho:
DisneyPsycho Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the detail of the foreground and the blurry background. It draws attention to the characters, which I would think you want. It also gives it the feel of being a storybook illustration, which I love. :)
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:iconduo2nd:
duo2nd Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
Details were nice.
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:icondrakkenwulf:
DrakkenWulf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
i love life pictures. very well done
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:iconorphion:
orphion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I see what you mean about the bg looking flat, but I love the almost animated look the characters have! The colors are so... colorful!!! XD I don't know why, but I'm a sucker for art of this style... if it is a style. If I were any good, that's what I'd do, but I'm stuck in anime and am trying to get my faces to not all look the same XXDDD Sorry for rambling! The pic is great!
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CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
I love everything about it. Especially his expression and his tail. The rabbit's cute, too. I honestly don't think it needs anything changed.
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dominikolai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
I think the painted background offers a nice backdrop to the slightly cartoony characters. It emphasizes them. The lighting really shines, both literally and figuratively. It adds depth, though I can see why you think it's flat.
I just noticed your logo in the bottom-left corner. =)
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:iconeuforia84:
euforia84 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
wo...w its cute......
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fearandpain Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
The quality of your work is excellent - you have an amazing eye for color as well as depth. The image may look flat to you because of your choice of locations for your subject characters. I have friends who work in animation and they have the same problem with "neutral" areas such as exterior covered or interior with mid-day lighting. I think it looks great and the only thing that might "fix" it for you is to increase the color saturation? Just some ideas, but your work is great!
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Chrono-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
The umbrella doesn't look quite right. I can't explain it, but it looks as though it should be close up instead of over there, or something. Thats all I can think of that seems wrong. Everything else looks pretty nice.
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:iconmatsumitakk:
MatsumiTakk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
Awesome job in coloring!!! <<333~~
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:iconashmaster100:
ashmaster100 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
wow this looks really kl. i love it :D definitly fav :)
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:iconchemmisforest:
chemmisforest Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007   Photographer
I like it. It looks very well done. I like how the critters stand out from the background too. ^^
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:iconjohntheronso:
JohnTheRonso Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
hehe lovely
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:iconpurplemuffin:
PurpleMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
that is the cutest raccoon i swear I have ever seen
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:iconshinigami-ka:
Shinigami-ka Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
hehehe thats really cute ^______^
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:iconpeertje:
peertje Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
verry good i love it :D
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