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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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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  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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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  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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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