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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*
sweets8 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
He is definitely odd! :D
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'm just waiting for him to start spinning a revolver.
Darklis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
I think the ocelot is an adventure hero, like Guybrush Threepwood... His equipment could be stuff he's collected along the way to help him on his missions, because he never knows when it may come in handy.
He just needs the pants to help him carry it all.

Also, um, *cough* this is a lovely painting.
finn-icky Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
The rubber chicken is that extra yummy icing on the cake =) Like the tag on its foot. Makes me think of my childhood playing Monkey Island... Ah, rubber chicken; I used you well...

... Get your mind out of the gutter!
Darkdingo20 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Greating Picture it reminds of Graeme Base the Famous Aussie who did Animalia :D
Qara Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love ocelots! I love the color scheme on this. Green is so well suited. Very well done ^.^
Kawaii-Hunters Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
lol, cute and unique ^_^
MinorTechnicality Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
The ocotpus looks worried. >X)
shadowfire-kitsune Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
ohh an ocelot! i really love the colour of this- was away for some time and kept passing it as i was going through deviations-caught my attention every single time *plus fav*
KalineReine Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Writer
Oh I just love all your work and this is the cutest thing!!! You're such an awesome artist.
Feybles Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Love this little Fella! He's got a great assortment of curios to play with there. Great work!
junkyardpicasso Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
I didn't know anyone else knew what an Ocelot was! Sir or possible madame, you have garnered my respect an watch. My respect for the knowledge of what an Ocelot is and using it, and my watch for all your Phalios!
Ellygator Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
What a fabulous idea! I think kids would totally dig this as a series!
Gymnart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that you did a feline! :D
spiderlady Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Thats so cute! I have always loved ocelots!
Hero-of-justice Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness. He's adorable!
Shutsumon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Another awesome pic.
BeccaGreg Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
This is great, i love ocelots!
Menaces Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Wow, For a while I went by the name of Odd... And I am obsessed with octopi. Weird.
hoppytoad79 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Total win. I love the rubber chicken, too.
EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I like this. :D
carnijazz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009   Writer
Intriguing, cute, I love it.
abnormaltoonage Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Adorable! Well done
Joeli Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
This reminds me so much of Animalia...
Beautiful painting. The ocelot is both odd and adorable.
Evanescere Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do hope you continue it! I like the array of O-things mixed in. Amazing how you used such a unifying color theme. :D
BluRose Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Either way, you must have Six Singing Squash. It is a MUST!! ^_^
infoaddict Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
You have GOT to have the thylacines. We aussies would lerve you even more than we already do with Digger :)
Lady-KL Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the random olive in his scarf. :lol:
Xx-Kellyn-xX Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wolvensong Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is epic in its randomness ^^
Dark-Reflections Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
I really love the coloration used, and he has such a friendly face.
WitchyCatLady Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
He's so cute!
And everything is green, I love green!
zeivin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is such a cute pic! I love the color scheme and just everything about it, and once I have enough extra money, I will so buy a print! XD Such a cute idea.
EternalVigilance Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
brushtail-thegreat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I would dearly love to see the Three Thylacine Thinkers,
lurkerwisp Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too!
Nariane Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
A CHildren's (well maybe ;) ) Counting Book!!
ColdCrimsonBlood Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Student
#2 should be Liquid Ocelot from Metal gear solid, and The 3rd should be Solid Snake, Just to confuse the kids :D
Oddstuffs Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
It's expression is awesome! It looks like it's having so much fun!
TomiTapio Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Lolz, it's awesome! Kudos!
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