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Background version from my recently finished commission:



Inspired by this photo: [link]
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Yesterday I have been to an Art College to check out about Game Art. (What I want to do next year.) I had showed them my portfolio and got some feedback on it. One of these feedbacks was to make :

- more background illustrations.
- Less animals
- more human gestures/drawings/portrait work
- Creature Designs

And I agree with them! But I want to work more traditional as well.

The most laughable thing was that they called my animal anatomy studies "furries".......... stereotypes.
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done.
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:icon2wolfan:
2wolfan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
they are so picky xD tho your so lucky to be in Art College ;__; best wishes to you <3
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
im not in a real art college . more of a study for graphic design. x3
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:icon2wolfan:
2wolfan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh oops my bad^^; I take it your going for a Gaming career? xD
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:iconnadiavanderdonk:
NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah x3 i think its a challenging market
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:icon2wolfan:
2wolfan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that's awesome! and yeah it is..just learning the C++ programs gave me a challenge D| I wish you the best of luck!
been awhile since there has been any decent animal games,not assuming that your going for that tho lol
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well Game Art does not ivolve the coding though x3 just the creative side!

and animal games are indeed rarely focus on. Feral Heart is one, but I dont concider that a real good game...
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2wolfan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
o.o wait..ohh..yes! i recall going to the Galleries sections on games, your right. That's really cool :) I'm stuck doing codings and such for a living...not too creative much /headdesk

Yeah I totally agree :D, it's only a decent game IF the right people are there..by that I mean your close friends and not random 10 yr old strangers x'D But in general Kovu did a wonderful job :)
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Its cool game, definately. But the gameplay is boring as hell and its crowded with children and roleplayers its not even fun anymore . It lacks extra servers, the maps lag as crazy because of ammount of players . I rather call it a virtual chat rather than a real game.
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ChokladWolf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
WOW WOW OW where is the animal ? :'(
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I ate it!
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ChokladWolf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
... ._.
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The-Cat-King Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
HAHAHAHAHAA! Ahhhh that is too good x'D During my first year of uni everyone thought i was a furry for my animal characters i had in my sketchbook. So i started drawing PG furries for a day and told them i was just to make them uncombfy
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
LOL. I had some OC characters in my sketchbook, but there is so much of anatomical studies and gestures it would just be weird. but they made a point of too many animals. so I take that as the positive side of the feedback XD
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Rizuuki Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Leonardo da Vinci was drawing horses... - FURRIES! >8U
It's just funny that they called your zebras like that, haha. It's a pity you didn't have any whale so they could name it furry. 8D
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yep XD its really weird they called like that. Hopefully i can kick their asses about it when I am on that college.
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SangVarg Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally love your background works. They're probably the best of your art :)
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AutumnsWolves Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Wow, animal anatomy studies are really common, even artists who may detest "furries" will do animal anatomy studies for practice. I'm almost surprised that a professional art college would think of you as a "furries" artist simply 'cause you draw a lot of animals and do animal anatomy studies(which all serious artists should practice anyway.)
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yep I detest furries. so it was kinda an insult/slap into my face after hard work to understand animal anatomy.
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Onyxiadrake Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Luv it!
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Makirou Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing O.o

En serieus.. Furries? Ik heb niks tegen furries maar de dieren die jij tekent zijn alles behalve furry of zelfs anthro haha, weten ze wel wat furry betekent? Lol
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
jah dat zeiden ze -.- en dat was op HKU.... bedoel als ik nou naar wetenschappelijke illustratie zou gaan (kan niet want het is master niveau) zouden ze het meer wetenschappelijk zien. Het is hetzelfde als je realistische mensen tekent en ze noemen het manga XD...
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Makirou Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
HKU? Dan zouden ze beter moeten weten toch?
Haha zo vaag, maar ben je nu aangenomen of weet je dat nog niet?
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nee was alleen open dag. Ik ga mij wel inschrijven voor die opleiding. Alleen ff werken aan mijn portfolio want die is echt slecht!
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Makirou Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Ow okee, ik vind je portfolio wel leuk :)
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ja ik moet alleen andere dingen tekenen dan dieren. x3 want dat had ik wel veel van mee XD
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Makirou Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Ohohoh doe science fiction-achtige landschappen en gebouwen, met coole laserlichtjes enzo :la:
Nouja je moet het zelf natuurlijk weten maar dat is wel vet :dummy:
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nou ik dacht meer historische gebouwen zoals Florence . Die zijn zo mooi :3
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Cass-EX Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
omgness love it. Wish I had a bigger version for a bacground to my desktop.

Thanks so much for working sooo hard <3.
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SutaWolf Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty!
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Broadwinger Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Furries? XD Lol. You should do more traditional; it's so fun :D
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:iconnadiavanderdonk:
NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
to them this was a furry [link]
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Broadwinger Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XDDD Just... lol XD
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Looks good.

Furries...
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I've lost my ability to even XD
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I gave them my sketchbook which had gesture stuff like : [link]

these zebra drawings:
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these are totally furries!
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Right! Because any talking animal is a furry, don't you know?
And especially the skeleton zebra.
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
disney must be full of furries then :lol:
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Charanty Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Absolutely)))
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