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The Catropus by Kajenx The Catropus by Kajenx
Another update! (FinallyÖ) I added in the shell and made the wave more wavish. I might do more with the shell. I kind of want it to look like itís gold plated, so maybe Iíll beef up the contrast a bit. I had a bunch of extra yellow on my brushes after I was done, so I just smeared it around on the sand, but now I donít like it there very much. When it dries Iíll make it a nice brown again, I think. The whole right side of the painting is a problem right now. Iím not sure what Iíll do there, but something needs to be done.

EDIT: This painting been hanging on my wall for so long I think I'm gonna just call it done, lol. It looks nice enough and I have other pictures I want to make.
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glassthroughskin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Very beautiful work on the waves! I love the overall color scheme :thumbsup:
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Artist
Hey, thanks man! :D
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zonerka Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Just beautiful
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Artist
yep yep yep yep

Haha, your avatar look like those creepy sesame street aliens. They always scared me so much as a kid. Good times! :D
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zonerka Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Lol I don't see this before ;D
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HUAdelis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Majesty of Colors?
It's not as dark but the atmosphere is kinda similar
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Kajenx Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Artist
Wasn't that with Cthulhu though? :3
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HUAdelis Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
I meant, like, the colors, and the shading, and the general feel....
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Kajenx Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Artist
Haha, I know, I was just being confrontational because I didn't really like that game.
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HUAdelis Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Why didn't you like Majesty of Colors?
Like, the story, or the art, or the (lack of) music, or...
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Kajenx Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Artist
I thought it was pretentious. I don't like it when something tries so hard to be artistic, especially when it lacks any sort of craftsmanship; it feels fake to me.
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FeralParadox Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It looks absolutely fantastic!
I personally think the right side of the painting looks just fine, and I think you should leave it be, so that it doesn't become overelaborate.
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Artist
You know, it probably will stay that way since it's been sitting on my easel for more than a few months now and I'm not too motivated to work on it.

I think I have an issue with wanting to "finish" everything too much, you know? Some of my favorite paintings I've done or seen have very abstracted textural areas worked into them. Maybe I'll make a conscious effort to do that in my next one.

It probably doesn't help that I'm so influenced by Rococo art though, lol. They tend to overload on decorative detail.
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FeralParadox Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, I see what you mean. I know many people how are just like you, on one hand I very impressed by their determination, on the other - I feel a tad bit sad for them... Well, just do whatever you see fit, I'm sure it'll look amazing no matter what. :D
It's also quite interesting that say you're influenced by rococo, and the painting happens to have a shell incorporated in it - this must be intentional, right? ^^
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Artist
Lol, not really, but we can pretend I did it on purpose. :P
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FeralParadox Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
^^
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xilethegunner Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
well thats not creepy at all O_O but it is very creative. and its way better than anything iv made. nice work!
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Artist
:D Thanks. It's kinda creepy, kinda cute, right? :P
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xilethegunner Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
not relly... if it was small it would! BTW, is there a name for this creaure? oh, and do me a favor: the second u make ur RPG u meantioned on ur blog tell me
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Artist
Heyy, I just noticed this comment again, and I started working on that RPG! I'll let you know when it's done next time I stumble upon this, lol.
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xilethegunner Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn... you know how when you look at your facebook posts you made like, 3 years ago, and you think "Wow i'm an idiot"? The same thing kinda just happened when I reread over my comments. I'm not sure why I hated grammar so much back then :D Anyways, glad I can remind you about that!
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Artist
LOL, don't feel bad! This is the internet, hoo neds gramrs or splelin
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Artist
I call it a "catropus" and okay! :D

I think I might do it for my next game...maybe...
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xilethegunner Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that would be awesome! but to what game?
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Redrupeethief Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
wow, this is getting really refined. very nice. :D
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Artist
:)
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Saurus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic splashy waves effect! For the right side, how about some rocks or sea shells?
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Artist
I was thinking a flying fish, actually. :3 Or maybe a fish, orating from a rocky cliff...
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pukicorn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
i like it! the whole thing! maybe you would like the yellow if it were a bit more spread out :) but i like the contrast between the three layers of color on the right... and junior looks fantastic!
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Artist
I like the yellow on the shell, I just think the chocolate brown I had in the sand before was so nice I kinda miss it. With another layer of paint it'll look even cooler, though, I think, so no loss. :D
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bruteghost Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
there's something in me that wishes i could go to any body of water and that creature washes up. :)
I'd be so happy. It reminds me of the never ending story creature.
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Artist
Ahhh, so true! The big turtle! :D
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seuljiju Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow this is amazing. And you're not even finished!? Holy moly! :O
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Artist
:D
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