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Autumn Showers by caroro Autumn Showers by caroro
I am really, really happy with this. Thank you to ~Kitsunia for suggesting and `Katmomma for featuring, again :)

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Watercolor and Acrylic on watercolor paper. :3

Started... last Tuesday night and I stayed up until 3 am to get this beautiful image I had in my head put down on paper to some extent because it had been raining for two days strait. When I was satisfied I wouldn't lose my muse that night after sleeping I finally went to bed xD worked on it in study hall (I persuaded my teacher to let me paint in the classroom) and then in Design class Wednesday. Been working on it on and off since Tuesday now.

This is for *yujlee of her character Kitten! <3 I don't know much about the character, only that she doesnt like dogs ;; but I wanted to draw her :)

Thanks to *SenshiStock for pose help~!

Note: I have Design class on Monday, so when I take this painting there she might have me change a few things. If so, I will be rescanning this

Art (c) Morgan Allen
Character (c) *yujlee


Exhibited Bryan High School, Texas ArtFest 2009
Exhibited Downtown Bryan, Texas Art Step February, 2010
A Print was sold in the Art Relief Fund 2010 as a Haiti Relief Donation
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Autumn Showers by =caroro "I am absolutely amazed at the amount of detail in this piece. The colors beautiful as it the subject itself." said Kitsunia. I have to agree- this is a gorgeous illustration! It has such charm and creative quality to it! The colors are well chosen and create a great balance of emphasis and contrast. ( Suggested by PorcelainPoppies and Featured by Katmomma )
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JinxTheKillerCat Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student General Artist
This is one of the reasons I stalk your Art Gallery, these are really good works of art!
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kartyyy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg sexy cat. Love the colors!
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's not bad. :D
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ChristianKolle Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work. still looking.
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JacoDM Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I find this erotic. Do I have problems? :o
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caroro Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:shrug: Who am I to judge? Glad you like it!
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JacoDM Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
:)
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runningfreely Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome work :heart: I love the colors and the composition (:
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NestR Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
such a wonderful painting.
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caroro Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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LarsVanDeGoor Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Briiilliiiant!!!
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KeenerArt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
This is absolutely beautiful.
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:iconcaroro:
caroro Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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BanesShadow Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice painting style you have! :nod:
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caroro Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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BanesShadow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No probs :D
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FrauWolfen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Excellent work! 0.0
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caroro Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thanks!
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JohnTheCat1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
This is awesome! =D
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caroro Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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JohnTheCat1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
You're welcome. =D
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Noireis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Absolutely great work :] ! I love this!
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caroro Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
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Bezmo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
I love how much calmer this work is compared to some of your pen and ink works.
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caroro Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
My watercolors tend to have the more free, and often more calm atmosphere versus the ink. Thanks again for the feedback!
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Bezmo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
of course! :3 its very lovely
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Tai-L-RodRigueZ Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
awesome!
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kitsunilla Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010   General Artist
I don't have much to say that hasn't been said, but I'll say it anyway.
This is a BEAUTIFUL painting! My favourite parts are the umbrella, the leaves, and the cat's head/face. This is just another reason why I prefer traditional art over digital art. C:
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caroro Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thank you :) :heart:
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
This is beautiful! O_O
The colors, the pose, everything just fits together rather nicely :nod:
Great work!
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caroro Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thanks!
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AmaaDivine Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student General Artist
I love this! It's amazing. I love how you painted it..
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caroro Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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Mirix Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I really love the way you've done umbrella here :) The background awesome as well, the water on leafs and bricks really nice! But kitty's human parts, the hips, breast, shoulders, they don't work together too well.. but thats just my point of view :)
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caroro Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
my anatomy wasn't that strong in 2008, even with a reference to go by. Thank you for the feedback!
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Mirix Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Yup, as much as we have everything planned inside our head or even right before out eyes like on ref's we can't still repaint it 100% identical, some say it's the originality that artists give to their pictures, for copies we have scanners or cameras ;)
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IrvingBrew Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
dAAAAAaaaaammmmmn this is good.
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caroro Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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Spectrolite Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
You've requested critique on this and I'd like to give it my best shot, though I don't have a subscription any more and can thus only do so through a comment. Ah well, such is life.

First, let me say that this is a lovely piece of artwork. You've got great colors, the pose you used is wonderfully cute, and the lighting is very well depicted. I particularly like the way that you shaded the umbrella. The mostly warm colors of the rest of the painting really set the bright blue off, which helps draw the eye to the character (though the light touches of green and blue tones in the background add balance so the blue of the umbrella isn't out of place, nicely done).

The only nitpicks I have are with the character and a little confusion I have on light sources. The hip and knee position of the character's left leg is just a little awkward. The shading around the hip area suggests that the leg is facing forward, while the knee is bent more at a 3/4 angle to the viewer, which might be a bit painful if one were to stand that way for very long. Also, I'm not sure if it's a foreshortening issue, but her left thigh looks to be shorter than on the other leg, while her shin seems to be a bit long. This could simply be the way you handled her feet (anthropomorphic feet are some of the most difficult things to render anatomy-wise), but it seems that her her ankle is nonexistent and thus her shin extends down to her toes, making any possible foreshortening of her thigh seem rather strange. If there were a more visible heel on her left foot, this would be less of a problem.

The hand position is a tiny bit awkward as well because the wrist is bent at a somewhat unnatural angle (the bump of the wrist before the hand is too high and thus makes her wrist look broken) and her hand looks a bit on the small side, though again, depending on how you draw anthro characters, this could be correct (head shape and size in anthro characters varies so much that hand size could conceivably be invalid, and as this is such a dainty character, having small hands works out rather nicely). The starting point for the visible portion of her tail is also just a tad low based on its curvature for it to start at the bast of the spine like it should.

The last thing I'm going to pick on is the lighting, and really not very much because I quite like how you handled this (I'm really quite enamored with your color choice on the leaves present in the foreground and how it shows off the light :heart: ). I am, however, just a bit confused as to where exactly your light sources are coming from. I'm assuming this is natural light, as everything about this suggests the outdoors and rain, but the leaves in the foreground and the background all appear to have a strong light source from the top right side of the painting, while the character and her umbrella appear to be lit mostly from the top/middle left. I would assume that the light is bouncing off of the leaves and highlighting her face and upper body, but the highlights on her tail and umbrella suggest another source of light, which throws off the shading on the rest of the character. This could be the nature of the light source you chose (I'm not particularly good at judging where light should or should not come from, especially natural light) and it's only the position that looks to be a little off. How you actually depicted the lighting is another matter. The way you shoe your light through color and texture is phenomenal--I'm really quite impressed in particular with how you rendered the pavement and the lighting on the umbrella so that the wet texture of the rain comes through without seeming forced.

Now, with all that said, I think the most wonderful aspect of this painting is the atmosphere you've created. The warm, hazy background that gets more vague but brighter the further back you go, the harsh light of the sun breaking through the clouds after a storm, the tiny droplets of water sliding from the leaves and umbrella to the pavement, the little smile on the character's face, all make for a peaceful scene of wonder after a sudden storm. Makes me wish even more that it was raining where I am. Lovely work. :)
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caroro Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the critique. I admit I never was good with executing light sources. Usually when I paint, draw, or what ever, I don't think about where my light source is. It's a habit I've been trying to break here lately.

Technically, I suppose the sun would be in the back where the other buildings are (the brightest part of the picture). However, my lighting on the cat obviously suggests otherwise.

I see what you mean about the shading on her left thigh. It is actually suppose to be darker than the other one because it is behind the right. The right is supposed to have that lighting effect to it. It make sense, however, that I did that. This was right about the time I was discovering foreshortening, and I was figuring out how to execute it. I did the total opposite of what I was suppose to do in this piece, though.

Although old, this piece is still my favorite to this day. I don't know why, nearly two years later, I am unable to create a work of art that strikes up the same emotions that I get from this one. I hope this fall I can do it again.

Thanks again for the critique.
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Spectrolite Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Not a problem. :) I've never been terribly good at determining where light sources should come from either, and the vague light source is a problem I've been trying to overcome as well.
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judgeandjure666 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
astonishing... it was a lot of time i didn't see an artwork like that! great job.
the fact she doesn't wear anything render it more enteresting.
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Wolf-Daughter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
You have some nice work.
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caroro Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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shimmer-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Couldn't agree more with what the suggestor of the DD said :clap:

Definately faving this :)
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
wow!
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KidoKoala Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Nice painting skills, you have; this is just wonderful!
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LovelyNeko-MeE0w Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Student General Artist
tis ish epic much O.O
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vladimirsangel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's just absolutely lovely. You've got the pose and the tilt of the head just right.
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TheTaoEngine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I always come back to this piece in your gallery. I love it. The subject matter is so bright and alluring. The end of a fall shower. The closing of the umbrella (of course a kitty would have on of those!) like better things are on the horizon, and the look of contentment on her face. I'd love to visit this world, and walk down the leaf strewn paths dappled with sunlight. Thanks for taking me there with you.

Den
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