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Otter Kingdom by Cacodaemonia Otter Kingdom by Cacodaemonia
EDIT: I'm resubmitting this with some changes that were suggested by William B. Hand on CenceptArt. org. :) I like it better now.

I know, you're expecting "WIP" to be on the end of the title, right? ;) But I think it's done! I don't even know how many hours I've put into this image. Not just painting it, but searching for dozens of reference photos and other people's artwork for inspiration.

With this image, I tried to capture the feel of a recurring dream I used to have. I was floating along in a deep, slow river while otters made their way to an underwater kingdom. I remember feeling like I was a part of the river, or at least a welcome guest.

To those of you who have been following the development of Otter Kingdom and leaving comments and suggestions, THANK YOU!! :heart: In particular, I'd like to thank the lovely gents and ladies at Monkeyslunch Forums, Dacademy, and ConceptArt.org. You guys rock! :hug:

The size you're viewing now is less than 50% of the original image. I may upload that as a print. I will also upload some detail shots, but see if you can find all the little critters hidden in the roots. ;)

Available as a print.

Corel Painter X, Photoshop CS3, 2008-2009.

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~~~Commission Info!~~~

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:iconcanislutra26:
CanisLutra26 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, really awesome! :D
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:icontallchick1901:
tallchick1901 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconysabetwordsmith:
Ysabetwordsmith Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Writer
Wow, this is beautiful. It captures the underwater environment very well.
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:iconwatermella:
watermella Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist
oh my, this is so wonderful...i have no words, just splendid, the atmosphere is really unbelievable! Like from a fairytale :meow: Stunning!
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
great piece. otters are so freaking cool it's ridiculous
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner May 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
nicee!!
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:iconwoodian:
woodian Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is stunning!

featured!! [link]
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:icontrutze:
Trutze Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it's so so soooo beautiful
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:iconrotten-ralph:
rotten-ralph Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very creative :)
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconsongwind:
Songwind Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"My son, ask for thyself an otter kingdom, for that which I leave is too small for thee." - Phillip of Mustelidae
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha! Oh god, the puns. XD
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:iconsongwind:
Songwind Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*bows*
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:iconyumor:
yumor Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
this fantasy !!! I love it ~
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpsycho23:
psycho23 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
simply beautiful

makes me want to be an otter and go live there forever.
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconpsycho23:
psycho23 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem
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:iconvor4:
Vor4 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconjirachi-wisher:
jirachi-wisher Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is great!!! :eager:
I lub otters ^3^

I like how the otters look like the roots sometimes...and it makes you do a double take.
I hope someday I can draw as well as you!
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you so much! I'm glad you like it. :)
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:iconjirachi-wisher:
jirachi-wisher Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconsvenmarie:
svenmarie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Writer
Oh wow. You've captured that eerie underwater feel perfectly with the green lighting, and the movement of the otters is so beautiful, too. I love all the details, and the algae on the roots.
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you think so. :)
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:iconlily-box:
Lily-Box Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous you know
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconlas-t:
LAS-T Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Astounding lighting and colour choices! :wow:
BRAVO! :clap:
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconlas-t:
LAS-T Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
you're welcome ^_^
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:iconbilly-pilgrim:
billy-pilgrim Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Student General Artist
This deviation is featured here: [link]
Please consider :+favlove:ing the article. It may help your work get more exposure. :peace::thanks:
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you! :D
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:iconmy-mythical-world:
My-Mythical-World Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Aww how cute! Awesome green light!
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it. :)
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:iconmy-mythical-world:
My-Mythical-World Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
:D
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Yay otters! Beautiful concept. Perfect sense of an underwater riverscape.
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it. :)
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:iconkaijae:
kaijae Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Student General Artist
I love the lighting in this, and all those details. Amazing! :)
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconfooledsweetness:
Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
So peaceful and elegant. they are beautiful creatures
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
They are, aren't they? :) Thank you!
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:iconthepyf:
ThePyf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! This is amazing!)
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconthepyf:
ThePyf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You are welcome =D
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:iconriverwye:
RiverWye Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Love it! Otters are the best! ^^ <3
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
They are! And thank you. :)
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:iconstrawberryjam0606:
strawberryjam0606 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
WOW
this is incredible!!
the detail is great
everything is great!!
good job!!!
:D
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconstrawberryjam0606:
strawberryjam0606 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
no prob :D
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:icontincek-marincek:
tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful drawing. I really like how you draw
details on water and grass...and colors are
perfect. Well done :clap:

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