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Bird watching by MinnaSundberg Bird watching by MinnaSundberg
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Illustration of Puppy-Fox, Hannu and Ville beneath the Birds' path.
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So, I recently made the discovery that there exists ink that is not black. Yeah, I'm 22 years old, and just now discovered the wonder of colorful ink, I live under a rock. Once upon a time I went to the store to buy another vial of the regular, black stuff, and BY MY STARS; there were vials of red and orange and green and blue and yellow and WHITE ink right next to the black ones! Crazy!
Too bad I didn't have enough money to buy several of them, I really needed the black one (and a new tip for my dipping pen) to be able to continue drawing new pages for the comic, which meant I could only grab one additional item. Oh, the pain!
After a lot of staring, pondering, restless movements and looking like a shoplifter, I finally decided on the blue one! But I'm definitely going to try out the white ink one day soon, I don't even understand how that works and can't stand the mystery.
So yeah, I wanted to try out my glorious new, blue ink right away, so I drew this. But I think I need to thin it out with some water next time, the lines got waaay too dark (almost black, really) in most places, and with the watercolors on top most of the blueish effect got lost somewhere. Still, pretty neat stuff.

Oh and hey, thanks for all the happy birthday-wishes yesterday, you guys really made my day. As did meringue cake, that was heavenly delicious.

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The webcomic "A Redtail's dream" may be read right over ->here<-

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infinitystardust Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
so sweet !!! is handsome
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FJMcKinnon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
I joined just because I really, really, REALLY want to buy this print. Is it possible to do this for me? I love this print. XD
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MinnaSundberg Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm afraid I don't have a print available for this one, I don't even think I have a file with a high enough resolution to offer one at all. :/
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FJMcKinnon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Awww ok. Thanks anayway. :)
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ninjaelric Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing work~
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gerasPadaras Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Sooo cute!
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kylailakoey Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAHZING and ohsovery cute~~ Good job ne~
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
This is awesome.
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Omnitelik Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE Emerald and Ruby inks! ^^ (Sapphire is a bit too intense for what I do sometimes.) I use them in map-making and they have a fabulous effect on the paper I use. You may also be interested in using Gold inks. They, too, have a neat effect.
Also, last bit, you might try watered-down acrylic in a pinch. I use it as a very cheap alternative to sumi-e ink when I do Chinese Brush Paintings.
Final bit: Love Your Works. =3
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Ydriss Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha I love his facial expression, priceless! Such cute foxes though :3
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karkooz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I used to think the same about the crazy white ink, but now I think it is meant to be used on light surfaces. Btw delightful piece :)
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RestinsBleedingEyes Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist
so cool love it. And dont feel bad about the ink we all live under rock about some piece of knowledge.
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Inuranma44 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
That looks really good. :D
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Kata Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool, love the textures and the whole feel of the illustration is wonderfully storybook :D
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heymatt Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Wow the foxes are great. Expressive animals can be so hard to do!
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love it =D
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Colored ink is great. I used to do paintings with colored inks, with white ink for highlights and such. And I use walnut ink for a lot of things.
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vya Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Wow!! :heart:
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SuzanneMonster Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I really love colourful inks! I have several of them they are all from Koh-I-noor. :) And the white is pure magic, mine leaves only a very light white, so I have to paint many layers with it, but the finish product is so shiny! :D So I can totally recommend it!
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Kordyne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
They should be relieved that it's only feathers that are falling on them :lol: Unless the birds get a little excited....

Belated Happy Birthday, by the by :)
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is there anything that's not funny to Puppy-Fox? ;P Only flaw I see here is that the one feather resting up against Puppy-Fox has his body-line visible through it. Everything else looks great!
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MinnaSundberg Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I bet he's kind of sulky whenever he's being grounded.

Whoops, I was going to fix that with acrylics, but apparently my brain leaks like a bucket without a bottom. x3
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I can't complain about that; I've been totally scatterbrained, lately! Trying to go in five directions at once and I think I'm getting lost. I'm hoping to catch up on edits this week!

Now... where was I going?
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eridanielsu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Writer
So, not to be an ignorant idiot, but does the whole fox-family thing have some sort of basis in Finnish mythology?
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MinnaSundberg Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Vaguely. The tale about where northern lights stem from involves a fox being late for a meeting at the council of foxes, who runs so fast that his tail hits sparks that light up the sky. I've simply mixed that with the belief and worship of animal spirits that has existed in pretty much every culture at some point in history (so obviously not a specifically Finnish thing), and tadaa: I've got my council of spirit-foxes who take care of the northern lights.
Oh, and I made them a family, because a random munch of foxes just isn't as much fun.
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eridanielsu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Writer
Okay, cool! Thanks.
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MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, happy late birthday!
I also discovered color ink at about the same age(I knew about it's existence, I mean, there had to be,what did people paint with before if not? ... yeah lots stuff I didn't knew back then either =P we're talking about the pre-historic days before internet prominence =P). Unfortunately since I'm so clumsy and color inking is so messy(that thing really can make a stain and won't go away that easily, so beware!) I haven't used it as much as I would like to :(
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akaDrJ Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
very beautiful as is! though i agree: it would be interesting to see what it would be like with the ink diluted a bit more... still, looks fantastic!
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Clutter-Bug Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Cute! I love the fox on the left! :squee:
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Cherie-Marie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
indeed it it almost black =/
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martinhoulden Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
well played, lots of character!
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Helixel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh gosh, gorgeous, i just recently got into inks myself, and bought a dipping pen the other day! my first one. but i really need to know..what type of paper is best to use it on? your black lines dont seem to had bled at all. mine do and look horrible. how do i fix this? ;;
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MinnaSundberg Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Drawing on high or medium quality water color paper is great to avoid bleeding, and even if the surface is a bit rough and feels uncomfortably "bumpy" to draw on you get used to it in a while.

I can wholeheartily recommend the brand "Bockingford" for this kind of watercolor paper, but basically anything a bit pricier than garbage-brand blocks have worked well for me so far. :3
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Helixel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hmm! ah I never would have though to use watercolour paper, I'll try it out :) Thank you! :D
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KaiserFlames Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I REALLY recommend getting some walnut ink. I have a friend who got some and it makes the most gorgeous, rich brown I have ever seen.
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