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River Otter as Totem

From the 'as totems' request series.

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18.5 x 20.5cm (or 7.4 x 8 in)
illo's board, fineliner, aquarelle, pencil, metallic paint
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:iconfatefullykinetic:
FatefullyKinetic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Found this on Fb where it was being shared without crediting the source.  Awesome work.  Apparently the otter would be my totem animal if I had any native american ancestry (sadly, according to a dna test I did, I don't).
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah glad that you came over! I know my work gets shared sometimes without credit, which is frustrating; but there's always a few people who find me as a result. Glad to 'meet' you! :)
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EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Writer
Ah, just perfect for me. I identify with Otters in every way imaginable.
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2ravens Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, he is so cute!^^
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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xxraspberryx Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
This is beautiful! The otters' expression is perfect and I love the color scheme!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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xxraspberryx Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
You're very welcome. I really enjoyed this piece; it's very nicely done!
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XxPensAndPaperxX Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Instant favorites. I love the color scheme and the detail on the fur, and the expression is so curious and alive! The composition is wonderful, and the background of swirls is subtle enough not to be distracting. It adds to the picture greatly - suggests water and tides. :) Love it.

I have a special place in my heart for river otters; otters are my spirit animals. Well done - I salute you! :D
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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XxPensAndPaperxX Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
You're very welcome. :)
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:iconthespes:
thespes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! The otter is my totem animal and this a great representation!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. :) I've also drawn Sea Otter as well. :D
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thespes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I will have to check that out!
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11th-Memory Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! Wonderful work.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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11th-Memory Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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Chocolatecopper Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Love the colors ! stunning work !
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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serpentijn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
my surname means boy otter
nice work
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That's an awesome meaning for a surname!
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serpentijn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
thanks, it was nice to check out your art work while looking for inspirational otters on deviant art.
greetz and cheers!
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BlackNastopian Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
great work
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. :)
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BlackNastopian Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
Your welcome :D
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jorgevrgs Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
i've just seen one of your pictures, and i've come to see more...
very good paintings
very colourful, shining, beautiful
and all the animals...very interesting
congratulations
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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SakabatoChick Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
i just happened to stumble across your page and i am in complete AWE of your work. the detial is superb, and i am totally envious of your color usage. WELL DONE! :iconohjoyplz:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hee, thank you very much! *blush*
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ScurvySimon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love otters, they're one of my top favourite animals, and I think you did a great job capturing this one! Lovely details in the fur. The background looks great too. =)
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Only-Dust Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I *love* otters, and this one is no different. I also adore the way you do wet fur. Love it.

^_^
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whisperinghearts Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. This is one of my favorites, I have to say! The colors, the shapes… everything! I would have loved to own this piece, it's so… wow. ^_^
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I've got a sea otter coming up actually, it's the very next one I have to draw I think! :)
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whisperinghearts Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Yay! :D Can't wait!
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Snowstar346 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
cute! :D
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NoirDragonesse Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice one ^^"
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tigressmin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I <3 you forever
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schikaka Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
awww ^__^ lovely o^.^o
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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ScarletMongoose Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008   Photographer
Gorgeous, lovely colours and the fur looks so realistic. The expression and pose capture the essence of otters perfectly. Another to add to my favourites :D
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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stardancer1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
I think this is my favourite of your totems. I love otters!!
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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kika1983 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
beautiful detailed work once again:)
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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