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Foxes Using a Phone Booth by waltervan00 Foxes Using a Phone Booth by waltervan00
Just foxes. Using a phone booth.
This piece goes out to all those students who left their homes to do what they have to do while being so far away from their loved ones and homeland: call home sometimes.
And yes. The Alpha's talking into a phone while on another fox; your eyes aren't deceiving you.
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Jessthepest21 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!:D (Big Grin)  The bizarre  situation itself gives it a bit of a whimsical effect.
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! It began as a study application piece but I wanted to add some story. So this happened.
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Ironwarchiefwarsong Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Haha, i wonder who they're calling
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:iconwaltervan00:
waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't know either.
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Ironwarchiefwarsong Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
Well still a great piece
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe it's Jeff! ^^
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Ironwarchiefwarsong Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Jeff?
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Pheenixorphan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hi. Found this at ProjectComment

This art is both parts funny and bizarre.
The foxes in the booth make me think of those cartoons where some animal characters are on a heist and are doing all these crazy things just to complete the mission. For this scene I imagine it being either the fox pup lies too much, or that it cries too much, and the other two are just tired of him. Just clever way of setting the message with the sign on the booth.

You stuck close with the anatomy of the foxes of course with slight differences, such as the expressions, human behavior, and my golly that teeny-tiny head on that one fox!!
The colors of the foxes are nice and warm as well as the light source being spreading out and fading is a good detail.
For critiquing I say work more on the background as its slightly questionable. Like is it raining or is it a regular night??
 
I wonder what you intended when you made the grass and the sky blur together like that. It looks sloppy due to the lack of highlights and certain detail on the grass. Like for the ground it looks okay, until one's eyes look at the back area. To me this picture has clear detailing with the brushwork such as the foxes, the telephone, the booth, the light, the sign, and then my eyes drop to the background and it doesn't fit. If the whole picture were more simplistic then the background would fit, but not in this case. (Did you do to make it seem more dreamy and as they were underwater maybe?? A lot of us can tell this isn't your everyday realistic fox moment, so I'm wondering if its on purpose.)  
Perhaps you could use more range of green colors and tones to bring it out more.   

I think that's all for me. Nothing much else I find that looks like it needs adjusting. Tell me what you meant by it and whatnot.
Have a nice day! Go Luigi go ! 
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for viewing and leaving a comment! About the background, honestly speaking, I didn't give it enough attention. I have been working on this piece exclusively for most of January, which might be because I was fearing and in self-doubt. I had to finish it before I fell further into self-doubt.

Thank you for your concern nonetheless! I'm feeling alright now. Next time I'll try to balance my time with other projects to I won't stress out too much on one thing (hopefully).

On the topic of that self doubt, on the very last day of working on the piece, I felt happier for the progress of the piece - it seemed to myself that I had been procrastinating all along. It's a part of artmaking so I'm sure to get it under control!

Cheers and have a good day!
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Pheenixorphan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
It happens to the best of us, mate. ;p 
But it's usually better to just toss it out into the wild and see what happens. I did a piece not too long ago where I like "ehh I don't know, does it need more fixing??" Turns out it did but I couldn't tell by myself. 
Also I don't pay too much attention to BGs either, I just don't like drawing them. :v 

Have a good day too. :D
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DSegno92 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clever animals, indeed!
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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02Aya Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL I love this! It's so cute! The sign made me laugh so hard LOL
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yah! I had the idea of placing an ad over there because there're everywhere these days. I'm in an online art community and so I asked them for ideas. 'Vermin control' nailed it.
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02Aya Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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theartsywhale Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this!
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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theartsywhale Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob!
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spicyteacup Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a lot of parodic things going on here. It is extremely whimisical and each time you look at it, you notice something new. Like that beefy fox at he bottom who has an extremely tiny head and is giving me a lewd look and the small fox that looks rather worried. I love how the environment looks so dark and serious but the main focus is just so silly it leaves a great contrast.
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHA! Glad you loved it!
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LopeDizzle Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
woah you went into some crazy detail :O this whole picture has a really cool muted toned earth color schematic haha! But at the same time it's surreal and just looks amazing. I can Imagine seeing this in like alice in wonderland
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! An image of a duck in an English phone booth inspired me.
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Idleye Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Nice. 

That fox has a really tiny head. It throws me off lol.
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah! Thanks for viewing my image!
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AjanisApprentice Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
this is adorable. I especially love the little detail of the fox being used as a stool looking annoyed.
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:iconwaltervan00:
waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't blame him when the alpha's got business to settle over the phone.
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AjanisApprentice Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
yeah. Wonder what the conversation is about.
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Ruima-Mikaharu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
I really like this piece, it definitely has a fun and silly atmosphere ~ > v <
Although I do have one concern, the fox that's being the stool* 's head looks a bit too small for its body and just really sticks out because of it.
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment. I was trying to convey a buff fox because it has to bear the Alpha's weight. Oops.^^
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TheStarsWolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Nice!
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MADZchickenFreak Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Haha!~  I love the atmosphere to this!  It has that nostalgic, children's book feel that makes it fun and cozy to look at!
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) (Smile) Thank you very much. I prefer ambitious bright tales over the edgy things grabbing the teens nowadays, being very much a kid at heart!
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MADZchickenFreak Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
That is a mindset I'd love to see more in art these days!~  
Best wishes with your art! <3
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Yours too as well!
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Jay-FNAF-Theorist Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Student
This is amazing
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:iconwaltervan00:
waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Happy you enjoyed the piece.
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TheDerpFnaf12 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the bottom fox kinda has a tiny head...
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:iconwaltervan00:
waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I have to admit it. Thanks for viewing and leaving a comment!
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TheDerpFnaf12 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeet
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VenomQuill Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
very cute! But, the bottom fox in the phone booth either has a really tiny head or there's a miniature poster in there. Unless the glass is tricky, then it looks a bit too well shaped. Otherwise, really nice piece. The poster was a great touch!
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! It's genetically mutated. Nah just kidding. I know that it doesn't fit the common notion about foxes, but I just can't justify a slender structure holding up under the full weight of another one. About the poster, I asked a community I'm in for what ad to put up - cause ads are everywhere these days. They said, 'Vermin control.' :D
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VenomQuill Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
True, true. I get that. Haha
Vermin control is what I definitely got from that. Awesome community you have there, then. :D
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LilithBriar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very unique concept! I like the strokes you used to render the fur.
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. It began as a 'study application' for foxes. It was hard but I'm sure to get used to it the more I do things like these.
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LilithBriar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 You're welcome. I'm impressed you managed to turn a study application into an interesting picture.
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NightmareKellyLion Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it :D
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waltervan00 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you did good sir/m'aam!
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