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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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: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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svenmarie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
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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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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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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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  Student 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  Student 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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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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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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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :hug:

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HarborJack Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....................... I hate you...... JK!! I LUV YOU! This is so awesome!
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, thanks. :)
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LuckySquid Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
This piece has been featured in my latest journal. [link] :heart:
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thanks so much! :D
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PeteAmachree Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Filmographer
This is lovely. I often find underwater scenes challenging, especially when the aim is a realistic depiction. You've bent the rules of light and depth of field just enough here.

bravo madame!

Pete x
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I do too! Everything gets blurred and distorted in strange ways. I'm glad you think the image was successful. :)
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JohanndeVenecia Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Very nice. Another serene scene. You're good at making images that are both calming and enjoyable.
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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Arzeno Featured By Owner May 17, 2009   General Artist
Ok, That one Otter looking right at me, I'm naming him Jaimi (spelled in Spanish- pronounced: hi- me). The decision is final. Don't try to say different. :ignore: :ignore: :ignore:
You are phenomenal Chelsea. This is breathtaking.

Rey :heart: Jaimi 4ever
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, then Jaimi he shall be. ;)
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:iconarzeno:
Arzeno Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   General Artist
:w00t: Success!
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:iconfoozicle:
foozicle Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
it's beautiful....underwater scenes are very different from the ones we're used to xD
and i only found 6 otters D:
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thanks. :) Keep looking. ;)
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UnidColor Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
really nice lightingh and deph! love the water effect!
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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AuroraWienhold Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
It's so pretty, and the details are finely done! :+fav:
One of the best pictures I saw today!! :heart:
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you so much. ^^
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Great work! I love otters, and I like how you've used their swimming motion so well for eye-flow in the picture.
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