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February 14
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The Gift by CatBeast17 The Gift by CatBeast17
*Whew* Just in time! I finally managed to submit something holiday-related for once :stare: 

This idea came to me last night, when I was eating dinner with my stepsister and brother, and they had invited their significant other over to eat too. There was one point in conversation where they were discussing what types of things each had planned for the other for Valentines Day, and a thought occurred to me (and quite randomly too): If people give each other roses for V-day, how would that look for an animal? 

So I sketched this, and liked it enough to slap some color on it and submit it here. 

Apparently, D.J., being the caring soul that he is, went and got a flower for our dear Sierra….only to find out, painfully later, that the prickly rose he chose No rhyme intended probably wasn't the smartest idea in the world, seeing as foxes have no opposable thumbs and all….
And Sierra's expression is more or less shocked that A) she's actually receiving a gift, or B) She realizes that it takes guts (or something) to decide to bite down on something that lethal….

He'll be pulling' prickers out of his teeth for a while :XD: 

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! :la: 


Side Note : HNNNNNNGGGGHN, I'm submitting this from my neighbor's internet because halfway through the submission of this thing, my internet decided it would be a good idea to stop working. I tried everything to get it going again, from restarting my computer to restarting the router. This was my computer's response to my efforts:

Lol, nope :icontrollfaceplz:


:icondothisthingplz: :iconfliptableplz:

Oh how I wanted to hurt something…..

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magranger16 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just wondering where you get the backdrop, or if that is actually paper you are drawing on? Also is it digital color or what?
CatBeast17 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the inquiry! :wave:
I actually make a lot of the backgrounds you see in my gallery. Or, I use free stock textures that I get from one of my good friends here on DA, Sirius-sdz :) However, I never directly use the stock as-is…everything is almost always tweaked and modified to my own liking in Photoshop, depending on the mood of the drawing. This includes me more often than not adding different colors, textures, and elements with brushes or other images, and merely using the stock as a base. 
This particular image is drawn traditionally, then colored digitally in Photoshop. This is for when I feel like cheating the system of traditional art because It's easier and quicker than coloring traditionally :XD: I hope this answers your questions! :D
magranger16 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
mostly, but do you just scan the image to your computer. I never understood that because the paper is white and its a pain to remove the background.
CatBeast17 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I see. Yes, initially, you do scan the picture like you normally would, then you upload the file to Photoshop. However, I can completely sympathize with you on the absolute PAIN that I went through at trying to remove all the white manually at first! (Trust me. We do NOT need to revisit those days! Ahhhhh yes, those DA noob days were always such a joy…. :XD:) Assuming you have Photoshop, there is a way to 'blend' or 'turn invisible' that annoying white paper background of your original scan. If you go to the far right corner, you'll see a row of three bars in alignment that say 'layers' 'channels' and 'paths'. If you click on the 'layers' bar, you'll see another bar that says 'normal' under it. Clicking on that bar will give you a variety of filter options….I recommend experimenting for yourself on which ones suit your fancy. But the easiest way to get rid of the white background is to click on the 'multiply' filter option. Make SURE you have your chosen background ready to go first, along with your scanned image in another tab. By copying and pasting your scan to your background under the 'multiply' filter, you should see that 'blending' or 'invisible' background effect that I'm talking about. 
I hope this helps with your apparent dilemma :) Let me know if you have any other questions, and I will do my best to help you out! :D
magranger16 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome thanks so much, that really helps a lot. This will make me want to do more Traditional/Digital stuff now.
CatBeast17 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! I love to help fellow deviants ;) Feel free to ask me for help anytime when something comes up, 'k? :D
magranger16 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, sure will.
RogueAtSketches Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my gosh ;o; ur art is so stunning! <3
Wonderful artist you are indeed~

I'm tempted to draw a little something just for you c':
CatBeast17 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My, why that's mighty flattering! :faint: Thank you very much, I'm happy you enjoy my work! :heart:

Well no pressure, but I would be honored if you did! That's very kind of you to consider :D
RogueAtSketches Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hehe, your welcome! :) (Smile) And who doesn't? Your artwork puts a smile on my face :XD:
No problem! I'll make you something soon Hug for being a wonderful artist here on Deviantart! Clap 
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