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rainy day by hibbary rainy day by hibbary
I'm totally beat after MFF. I spent the day arranging my lists of work and finishing off some illustration jazz. I also figured I'd upload some things to FA, because I've been neglecting the place. While I was digging up old files, I discovered a half-finished piece I'd abandoned way back in the dungeons of my picture folders. D'you remember this fellow? [link] I started this picture right after I finished that one. So, I figure what better to try out the new system then with a very old image?

So, I spent an hour or two rocking out to the Scissor Sisters and working on it. I had a surprising and interesting experience employing all the different things I've learned since, working with traditional, and also everything I've soaked up in painting class, and the finished image is rather different than the thing I started on. The most noticable difference is the color leading into and obscuring the figure, which enables image to lead the eye through and out again. It creates a more coherant image, thus avoiding the cookie-cutter look. I am finally escaping that dasterdly cartoon influence that retarded my work for so long.

I wouldn't call it finished, but it wasn't a very good picture to begin with, so I'm going to let it alone and move on to better things... or more likely start nibbling away at all the commissions I've accumulated.
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Given 2008-01-26
rainy dayhibbary brings us yet another beautiful anthro image. ( Suggested by Butch007 and Featured by cooley )
Irinore Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really damn beautiful with the lighting and the papery background. You have really succeeded in making everything seem soaked!
Ugebu Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CarolynMcCully Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015   Traditional Artist
Another outstanding image, So beautiful!
Greyvenn Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
I really, really, love this piece.
shadowjac Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply amazing!
angelanovus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely love it
sandina Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Love the lighting in this! Actually, I love everything about this piece.
Ellen-Souler Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Social-Misfit Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous Afghan. I can't believe all the groups haven't been bombarding you with requests for this! It's beautiful. :)
hibbary Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's kind of old. I think not a lot of people see it, buried in the bottom of my gallery.
Social-Misfit Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
that's too bad - it's great :) Hopefully some people might see it in my group
crazydude159 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student Artist
nice work, but seriously, if you bring a dog with you and suddenly a rain come and you have to pop-up your umbrella, and when you got home your dog is part wet part dry, cause the rain can splash at unexpected places
Mirrixor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Everytime I see it, i want to fav it again ^^
I really love him! *Wants to hug if he was real*
thetravelingbard Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chinese crested or afgan hound?
mendha Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent. full of wonderful stories.
SerpentineDoves Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
That is so gorgeous:)
Ebony-Tiger Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student General Artist
I absolutely love this.
Pixel-Spotlight Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hiya, you've been featured in one of my 'Anthro Song Searches', you can find the feature here! :la:
McMillanStudios79 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
this is amazing :D x
Morevial Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
oh my friggin god this is amazing :|
Jack-Antlers Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
pretty cool :o
xcarbonx Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
wonderfully believable and well executed
spock-sickle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always had a soft spot for Anthros, and this is simple yet holds an elegance. :heart:
kiyoko-Usagi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm actually considering buying this print. I show and breed afghan hounds and this is by far the most beautiful piece I've seen featuring them on dA.
Shembre Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
I like the colors and how the light reflects off the umbrella :aww:
928 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
I like this picture. =D
stormaf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Nicely done. Afghans have been a big part of my life for a very, very long time. Just a question: Have you ever been had by an Affie?
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010   General Artist
I can't believe I hadn't fav'd this pic already... it's probably one of my favorite pics you've done.
fireworksinice Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this is old, but... that coloring is so, so amazing!...
TheSorceress Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
This looks amazing, I love it, I love the different textures and the pose of the character, dripping even as he is under an umbrella. It's hard to find a piece in your gallery that I could fave to show my appreciation for your work, but I will go with this one. You are wonderful with watercolours and I'm in awe as how you merge different mediums to make an astonishing piece of work. You take the best of digital and traditional and mix them like fantastic alchemy :)
GentleFighter44 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Incredible, and I love the rain/sun thing going on. I really like the wet fur effect, too.
JessicaDunn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010   General Artist
Gorgeous! What a good idea! and it's the perfect breed to show the heavy wet rainy-ness!
catearsfan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
That's a really beautiful pic
^^ and...even though this's got nothing to do with it, he kinda reminds me of Sobi from Loveless =^.^=
Anyway I just love all of your work!!!
Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
i love the way you paint!! :D
Andy-Mii Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
My favourite part's the dog's drenched tail. This is fantastic.
CherryEye Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Student
wow! It's cool
XXX-Lizard-XXX Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
I really like this characater.
PassingReMark Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
you mentioned this is hand-dyed paper ... what type was it? It looks like rice paper but being dye idk how that reacts with papers.
PassingReMark Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
awesome pic ... hand dyed paper sounds like so much fun ... is that like the kind of dye they use for silk painting? its a great idea to scan it ... then you can keep reusing it!
blackdreamangel Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009   Photographer
which is good to you. primavera
Glamrgrl104 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAzing! I love the lighting and the overall feel of this picture.
thegriffin88 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like this one, it's kinda abstract in how it sorta fades away at the bottom and there's no discernible background but you can still tell what it is. :)
txteclipse Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. This looks like it could be the opening panel to a prestigious graphic novel. I love the atmosphere. It's like a film-noire in color with an anthro. XD

TrasKatter Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
Ohh, I can't belive I found it! Been looking for this pic for at least a couple of months now, knew it was someone who drew animals! (I'm so happy) :D I'm so gonna fav this one :) Because this is one of my absolute favourite picture out there :D
BlackDorian Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
BeBeLorefield Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
love this character of urs, he looks great
infact im in love with um, lol
grimshawdmac Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
In a word: Awesome.
AnimezingArtist Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Student General Artist
UniquelyYours Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
I love the colors, lines and textures in this piece. Well done! I featured it in my journal [link]
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