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One Odd Ocelot by ursulav One Odd Ocelot by ursulav
A reader asked me a few weeks back if I'd ever considered doing a 1-2-3 to go with the A-B-C paintings I did. I *hadn't* ever thought of it, and I was struck by the notion--there's a lot fewer paintings, even if I did 1-10, than in a whole alphabet, and I am not crushed under the weight of X. (Curse you, X!) And since I was doing stuff that started with O, I got to slide in a few random O things just to make it suitably weird.

So I started doodling around with this, and suddenly the painting madness hit, and about six hours later, here it was. (I blame the rubber chicken.) Despite going Very Very Fast, it was a fairly tricky painting to do--I started with a dark green background and pulled all the colors out of that, so it would be a very unified color scheme, and the "inking" of the edges is all done in dark teal rather than black. (The only true black in the painting are the darkest bit of the ocelot's pupils, and the bits that look white--other than the border!--are actually a fairly dark cream.) I was fairly pleased at how the colors came out, though--it's worth it, it's just an occasionally excruciating way to paint.

Whether this will be followed with Two Texting Tamanduas or Three Thylacine Thinkers or whatever is up in the air, since I never, ever commit to a series, but I rather hope it will be.

Prints are available for $10 and $20 plus shipping--I have one without the number/border, which may be uploaded at some point. Send a note or visit [link] (where you can send an e-mail!) to order.
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Jaguatirica02 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I found this page with this image randomly in google XD
Jaguatirica02 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
and that's how I joined deviantart ;) thanks to you
Iceheart03 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw!Cute!I love Ocelots!:iconevillaplz:
Angel0507 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Nice job.
clarapnaraujo Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm crazy about ocelots. love this.
MyNorthPole Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This describes me in soooo many ways!!!
Flawliet Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student General Artist
This is so adorable! When I was little I was known as 'flocelot' cos my name's Florence :3
YyanaOni Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
My aunt use to call my sister and me odd ocelots. lol I love this.
whitehound Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
How about six xanthic xoloitzcuintlis? They do come in a xanthic red/yellow shade.
Charishawk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
This is just lovely. *hearts*
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