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Another Wednesday Walk by Oddeum Another Wednesday Walk by Oddeum
In celebration of my four year anniversary on DA (in three days it will be) I redid one of the first paintings I uploaded here:
Wednesday Walk by Odditorium
Look at how much my art has changed! And my anatomy is so much better.

Thanks so much everyone for all the support, encouragement, and kindness I received here! Every comment means so much to me.
I'd like to give special thanks to :iconpeachfuzz:
You were the first comment I got on DA and it was such a thrill to see it appear in my inbox; your amazing words made me feel very welcomed here :hug:

Tools: Schmincke Horadam watercolor, sepia ink + dip pen, white ink, paintshop
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:iconthepixiemoss:
ThePixieMoss Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That's really cool. I absolutely love the subtle colors with the story that is playing out here. 
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
The colors came out very well; I'm happy with it!
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Rinalpha Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Wow, I think it's my favoritite piece of your art!
The first version was beatiful but this one!
The coloring is really worked and omg, I want to do traditional like you one day ;v;
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow ^/////^

Thanks so much!
Keep trying and you can easily be as good as me. Five years ago I couldn't layer washes to save my life :X
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theGrayStray Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016   Traditional Artist
What an inspired piece! This is interesting. It would make a nice setting to a mythical story or a fantasy novel - like you need anymore ideas :P 
On a more technical side, the whale is truly well done and I love the tree reflections in the orange water - it gived the whole piece a long-lost mythical feel to it that I particularly like. Kudos - once again - for a job well done! :clap:
Oh, and congrats on your 4 year anniversery :D
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know; just waaaay to many stories to work on at one time X_____x
Thanks so much; I'm glad you like it!
I hope to be one here many more years to come :D
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alvringer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I love the colours and detail. Congratulations on four years on DA! :D :party: :cake:
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Thanks so much!
Here's to many more :cheers: 
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:iconalvringer:
alvringer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Yes definitely! :D
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:iconzootweek:
zootweek Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Captivating!
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing Work full of beauty, motion and emotions <3
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^///^ thanks!
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AKrukowska Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional Photographer
Magical soft colours!
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I'm thrilled with how the colors came out :)
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:iconpeachfuzz:
Peachfuzz Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
Wow, your improvement over the years is incredible! I loved the old original from four years ago, and this shows amazing improvement in all ways without losing the things that made the original great.

The anatomy is definitely an area where you have improved conspicuously. The human figure looks more realistic... And so does the whale, in spite of the surreal additions to its body. The extra eyes and fins make it ooze fantasy, and the barnacles adorn it like jewelry. It has such a whimsical look to it.

I also love how you retained the hot-versus-cold color scheme of the original while enhancing the awesomeness of it. Using water for the majority of the ground must have been a lot more challenging than the grass used in the original, but it does an amazing job of showing off your impressive skill. The transparency, ripples, and reflections on the water are WOW. Great job using the hot and cold colors to indicate develop depth and composition, instead of just focusing on the base colors. For instance, the flame-colored boughs become blue with distance, and the blue water reflects red from the boughs above it. Genius. Overall, this is stunning.

I'm so glad that you have continued to hang around DA and share your wonderful art with all of us. Keep it up! :hug:
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope to be as good at leaving comments as you are one day. You put so much genuine appreciation and thought into them; I just see something I like and leave a comment like "Is good. I like."

Thanks so much for your amazing words :hug: And for that encouragement so many years ago ^ ^
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Peachfuzz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
My pleasure! And thanks! Reaching out and letting someone know you enjoy their work is the most important thing, I'd say. I just type fast and blather a lot.
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squidmaiden Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
This work is incredible, what an imagination! I won't mind to find such a whale in the forest ^^
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
I think my imagination is my greatest commodity :D
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JettieHier Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!! I see a lot of progress indeed. But you can see that you already had your own 'handwriting' in the first painting too. Very recognisable. I hope you keep posting on dA forever, it's Always a pleasure seeing something new of yours!
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, thanks so much! I hope to be on DA for as along as I have anything to post ^ ^
Looking back, I did have the kernels of my original style, which is so strange as I wasn't exactly 'trying' to have a style.
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JettieHier Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A bit of a late response, but good to hear. I'm hoping to have my own 'handwriting' in painting once. Maybe I already have and will recognize it years later. Anyway,... have a nice day.
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TheGraphicAcademic Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
Oh my gods...I know I've said this elsewhere, but this piece is just beautiful, to say nothing about the fact that whales are among my more favorite animals...happy anniversary too!! Here's looking forward to many more years of awesome art :w00t: 
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: Thanks so much Inkwerk!
Whales are so strange and weird, I love them There's something surreal about just how massively large they are.
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:iconthegraphicacademic:
TheGraphicAcademic Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
But of course Oddy :glomp:
Aren't they though?! I just feel privileged to be living at the same time as the largest creatures to have ever been on Earth :nod: 
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel privileged not having to live in the same time period as THESE THINGS pbs.twimg.com/media/BvO3MOMCYA…
(not the giraffe, the big bird monster)

I can't fathom walking outdoors and having to bolt back in because a quetzalcoatlus was in my yard. Thank goodness they're extinct.
At the same time I would kind of like to live in the same time as them??
They fascinate me...*0*
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:iconlacaralle:
Lacaralle Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
i love your art more and more at each painting you add ! :D
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] Thanks so much!!
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Rulueashk Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!  And progress comparisons are always encouraging to me.  Thank you!
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I'm glad they're an encouragement; they certainly encourage me :hug:
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DragonOfAkasha Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The reflektion looks beautifuul!!!^^
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! That was definitely a tricky area :P
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4Anurag Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
Wish my wednesdays were like this.Giggle 
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD:
I think it's become boring to me after a while, lol
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phantsythat Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're right. The first one was very nicely done but this one shows a great deal of skill and restraint. The drawing is elegant, the colors subtle, and the open spaces pull our eyes toward the main figures. It'd definitely a painting that tells its own story. Congratulations!
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, thanks so much for such a lovely assessment :hug: 
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007Muse Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Another beautiful piece!

Is that the Prince from your previous painting?
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!

Now, this ones a girl; they do look similar though :O
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:icon007muse:
007Muse Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, okay! Still so pretty! :iconhungaryplz:
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:iconoddeum:
Oddeum Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD:
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