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Foxes kissing. by louise-rabey Foxes kissing. by louise-rabey
A3 paper.
Acrylic on paper.
2012.

First deviation of 2013!
A christmas present i did for my cousin, I was looking through a book i took out of the university library ('Wildlife photographer of the year' 1997 edition) and found this beautiful photo of 2 fox cubs who appeared to be kissing, or atleast rubbing noses with each other. It was by a photographer called David N Olsen and the photo was titled 'Red fox cubs,' when i saw it i had the urge to paint it :D
Unfortunately i can not seem to find the photograph online, if anyone comes across it please let me know :)

I am not 100% happy with it, I ended up painting it on christmas eve and had another painting to do for another family member, and so i did not have time to do a background :(

Painting (c) Louise Rabey.

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Alrighty, so lets see. The picture itself is a charming piece of work, taking a popular art subject and giving it a heartwarming traditional treatment. That said, the lack of detail on the left fox is a bit distracting, as the fuzzy outline and use of white on the hind legs gives it a feeling of insubstantiality. The use of shading on the fur though, especially on the right fox, (It looks the better drawn one to me) makes up for it by lending the picture credible texture.

I would say while not amazing, its definitely not terrible at all, and is very pretty to look at, and would be something to favorite. I smiled at this picture.

Have a nice day. :)
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IanabelleIsaK Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Beautiful - Free 2 Use by Undead-Academy  work
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RaguTheNinja Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Lovely :3
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GlitchedFoxx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
loveee
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou :D 
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:iconsnowwhirls:
SnowWhirls Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Aw, this is really cute. Love the soft colors and the way you captured the look in their eyes. :-)
:+fav:
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou :D
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SnowWhirls Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
You are welcome. Thanks for showing us your art :D
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KeraDavis98 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely colors I like the vibe I'm getting ;)
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconjedimike:
Jedimike Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
For me i loved it and the feelings it conveys across to the viewer,so i think you did a great job on it!
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconwhitekitsune1:
whitekitsune1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
too cute for it's own good i say! :heart:
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ^_^
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Gorgeous scene , they are very beautifully done ! :clap:
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou ^_^
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:iconbridgetanne7:
bridgetanne7 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute!
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconbanderi:
Banderi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful :love::love:
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :D
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:iconbanderi:
Banderi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
yw <3
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:iconjuturn-al:
Juturn-AL Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
so cool!!!
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconbirduncaged:
birduncaged Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this piece! :heart: So cute and so well done!
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou ^_^
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VMaryJaneV Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bulletred: Featured here: [link] :blackrose: :bulletred:
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou :hug:
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StabbedxWitxPleasure Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured this here
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :hug:
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StabbedxWitxPleasure Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome :D
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StrayState Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it! It is a shame you couldn't get to the background though. The painting is great now, I bet it would have been amazing with a full background.
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I know i would have liked to have done a background but just didn't have time :(
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Foxes kiss with their noses? who knew?
I really like this painting. I like the colors and the innocence of the whole scene. One thing though; the arching of the back of the left fox seems a little unnatural to me :iconimjustsaiyanplz:.
Awesome work though, I'm a big fan :D.
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louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know if they do, it just looked like they were from the photo reference :P
I see what you mean, the back of the left one was actually giving me a lot of difficulty, that's one of the reasons i am not 100% happy with it.

and thankyou ^_^
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)(you didn't comment on mine though :( )
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry :(
I very rarely comment on other peoples work unless i have some constructive criticism, if i have nothing to say other than 'great work' i don't really say anything.
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see, no problem then.
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foxstory Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like your approach to detail in portraying the fur as well as highlights and shadows. The realism is to be expected given it was photo referenced, but this still has its own painterly feel to it. Nice work~
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louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou :D
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kika-fox Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aw so cutie!
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ^_^
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kika-fox Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
^w^
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Skylyr Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg awwwww
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Skyvoltion Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
ah love this
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Skyvoltion Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
you're welcome ^^
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Cirprius Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How cute! :D
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :aww:
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Nymonyrya Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured! [link] ;)
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :hug:
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akville Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
wonderful :) :) they look so realistic and at the same time so cute
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