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The Greatest Burglar by maina The Greatest Burglar by maina
I wanted to give myself a bigger challenge by doing a more complex background. But I think that was one too many bricks! *laughs*

The scan is as close as I could get. My scanner hates blue. It really does.... or it hates me!

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11x14 watercolour, acrylics and ink on hot pressed watercolour paper.
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Given 2012-11-28
The Greatest Burglar by ~maina ( Suggested by SaloGuardione and Featured by STelari )
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theheek Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
very cool
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SuperSanek Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Reminds me of Sly Cooper, lol, nice work!
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AskPaRappa Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know you probably had gotten this alot but at first I thought it was a raccoon and I thought of Sly Cooper :XD: :cd:
Wonderful job on your cat character :)
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newboldworld Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Brilliant! :-)
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
aesthetically executed indeed.
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Zipper-1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I thought he was a raccoon at first and it reminded me of my own character and the inspiration I had to break the raccoons as bandits cliche and instead make him a superhero.
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:iconmaina:
maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I guess I didn't draw him so well, because I reallly wanted him to be a cat, not a raccoon ahah! :)
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Zipper-1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well, I figured he was one of the two, the rings on his tail just threw me off. XD I saw the goggles in the thumbnail and thought it was a mask but when I looked at the full size, I realized it wasn't.
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DallellesLaul Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Nice archway
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:iconmaina:
maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thank you!
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Weaselhatter Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the colors and the crook himself <3
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:iconmaina:
maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thank you so much!
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NaikoPako Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The lighting.

ABSOLUTELY phenomenal. I can't figure out how you did it so well... Well done, and congrats on the DD. :)
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:iconmaina:
maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thank you so very much! :)
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Talesfangirl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
SLY COOPER! :D
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maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Sorry!I had to look it up, I didn't know who Sly Cooper was until so many mentioned it today. My character was supposed to be a cat, not a raccoon. Ahah :)
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Talesfangirl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Oh XD.
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myceliae Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah Annie! I was so pleased to see this on the front page! Well done!!
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:iconmaina:
maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thank you so much Kel! :)
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Craazhy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Somehow tender.
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:iconmaina:
maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
aww thanks! :)
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s-mores Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw—
For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
For when they reach the scene of crime—Macavity's not there!
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10xTAGx01 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I'm kinda loving this!
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:iconmaina:
maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
aww thanks :)
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alicenpai Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that background is so detailed and lovely. (Don't worry about the amount of bricks; I think it's fine!) * O * I find dramatic lighting really hard to pull off in traditional art, but you've done it exceptionally well here.

Your picture gives off both a mysterious (makes me wonder, where is he taking that? haha) and enchanting (the stars) feel to it. It reminds me of a charming storybook-like illustration. And of course, the character is adorable.

Congrats on the DD; it's well deserved!
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maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thank you sooooo very much! You're so kind! :)
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catsrock7 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
haha :) reminds of the game Sly Cooper
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maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I had to look it up! So many brought this up! ahah! My character was supposed to be a cat though, not a raccoon. I knew nothing of Sly Cooper until now. :)
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catsrock7 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hahaha.its a good game :D anyways, i like the picture :)
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DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it.

It's a raccoon right?
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:iconmaina:
maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thanks so much! I was actually trying for a cat, but I can see why people would mistake him for a raccoon because of the stripy tail and the goggles! :)
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DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome- i thought it was either a coon or a cat!
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finefrenzied Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I reminds me of Sly Cooper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^-^ I llove!
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maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
aww thanks so much! :)
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finefrenzied Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh de nada! Its really awesome.
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Oh wow it's beautiful! :D You are very skilled. :clap:
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:iconmaina:
maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thank you very much!
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richard-chin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
simply beautiful
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maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thank you!
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richard-chin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
your welcome
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MieleMac Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's ABOUT TIME this gets a DD!! I bought this print from you at Otakuthon in Montreal almost 4 years ago! It's still on my wall, and it's still one of my favourite! Congratz!
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maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
awww thank you so much! So glad to hear that my little illustration is still on your wall! That totally makes my day. :)
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stasher-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All scanners hate blue. Why? Have you ever heard of a non-photo blue pencil? It's difficult to pick up certain blues.
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maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
yes, well, I am aware of it. It actually will always be tricky to scan blues and blue-greens (even some greens)

I think my problems resides in the fact that I like painting in blue a little too much. So I always turn out disappointed when I scan my paintings. ahaha!
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stasher-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah.

Do photographs come out better? Do you do color adjustment on the computer?
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NnyorNieorKnee Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just amazing~ X3
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maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thank you!
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Bl4deMast3r Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Wow. Amazing. He reminds me of Sly Cooper! :XD:
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maina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
aww thanks! Yes, well a lot brought up Sly Cooper! I knew nothing about him until a googled it! ahaha :)
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