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Fox on a summer evening by GraceGoesGalactic Fox on a summer evening by GraceGoesGalactic
I am so ready for Summer already. I'm deeply inspired by the fireflies that illuminate the forests near me. I can't wait!

This was just a playful sketch that turned into a gouache experiment. I had never used gouache before but I think I really like it. At least hear the opacity in the color made it easy to make for a fun playful mood. My dream is to one day illustrate a kid's book and I think gouache could be really helpful in getting there. :D
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springartist Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017   General Artist
I like the warm orange shades in this. 
The thing about children's books is that you can use almost any medium like watercolor or even oils and still give it a playful mood, so don't feel like you need to limit yourself. Sky is the limit. :-)
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GraceGoesGalactic Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you sooo much! :heart: I appreciate the kind words!

And yes, you're right, I think I want to push myself to play with making oils playful and fun! Do you have any names of artists you think do a good job at this? I'd love some inspiration!
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springartist Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017   General Artist
I have just a couple I found via The Artist's Magazine.

link Tom Root with oils

Arg there was one that I really liked who did a combo of watercolor and colored pencil with drawing pig characters but I can't find him now. 

This one's interesting though but does watercolor: link  Raúl Colón

I mostly enjoy paper artwork like from Hideharu Naitoh  so I don't follow illustration real closely but I do know that a lot of it is digitized these days :-/

There's definitely still a traditional niche though. 
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GraceGoesGalactic Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg those tom root illustrations are incredible! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for the inspiration I'll definitely need to start playing around!!
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FoxMew4044 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute
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GraceGoesGalactic Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you!! :iconfurrydanceplz: 
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vafiehya Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute! by vafiehya  
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GraceGoesGalactic Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, your kind words are very appreciated! I hope you're having an excellent night! :heart:
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vafiehya Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my dear friend! by vafiehya   You-are-welcome-dear! by vafiehya   butterfly by vafiehya   Thank you dear! by vafiehya   May-Gods-blessings-be-always-with-you! by vafiehya  
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GraceGoesGalactic Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: 
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kookybat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gouache is so cool! It really gives a different atmosphere than watercolor! Also...I've only ever seen fireflies one time. Jealoussss hahaha
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GraceGoesGalactic Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! I really like it, it is definitely completely different than watercolor.
Hmm really? I see them every summer. I guess that's the only good thing about living in Ohio? Haha where are you from?
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kookybat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
California, and the desert, so no cool fireflies for me. I saw them in indiana or maybe it was ohio...idk we were driving from Maine to Seattle :>
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GraceGoesGalactic Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I'll say that I would much rather live in California! But at least you got to see them once :)
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kookybat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohio is pretty! My grandpa was from there. California is pretty sweet tho :)
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GraceGoesGalactic Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's definitely pretty in the country areas. I just can't stand being cold and it gets cold here pretty often! 🌬❄️🌨
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kookybat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate the cold too!!
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GraceGoesGalactic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
omg it's the worst. I'm such a baby about it. TT__TT
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SwiftTeaFox Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww it's a cute foxxo 
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GraceGoesGalactic Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much Love 
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CryingInferno Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fox emoji - run :happybounce:  
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GraceGoesGalactic Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Fox emoji - hearts 
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