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Character Inks by Avanii Character Inks by Avanii
Two days ago I had a great urge to practice traditional inking (guess I've been reading too much manga hhaha). As it turned out, my old ink (which was not very high quality anyway) had become a diluted, mucky shade of grey, no matter how much I stirred it. With only 20 minutes left until the shops would close, I ran out through the rain to the nearby art shop and bought myself a nice flask of pure-black ink! And it works fantastic! I almost forgot what fun inking is! All of these are based on sketches I made in my sketchbook in the period I was in Leicester and later. We have Millie in the top left corner, running away with a half-eaten biscuit. Then, 3 drawings of my newest character Tobikuma the tanuki (raccoon dog). Various expressions and poses to figure him out :) He's rarely really angry or defensive as on this portrait, but it's good to reach the limits now and then. He's usually a rather cheerful guy :) Madeleine up right does not really seem like her normal self either, she looks very sarcastic, or even slightly mad. I liked the sketch a lot and her spots seemed like fun to ink so there we are. Esben in the lower right corner is drawn more realistically, like a real beech marten. The eyes are not quite marteny though, they give him away. And then finally there's the deer-like guy in the middle (deer, mouse, dog??? I don't know ^^;). He belongs to the same world as Elias, William and Maloki do (the anthropomorphic hybrid animals in renaissance-ish style thing haha). Doesn't have a name, profession, or even a set design yet. I just really like his face... That's as far as it usually goes when I draw him, haha. He does have quite dark grey fur, black hair and lighter grey (either blueish or beige, not sure yet) on his face. hmm hmm.

Ink is so much fun!! Will do more :D

Art and characters are to me, Avanii

Please do not use or repost, thank you :)
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Patrik356b Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looking nice
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Avanii Mar 2, 2014   General Artist
Thanks :)
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they're beautiful<333
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Avanii Feb 26, 2014   General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconphoenix19xp:
You're welcome ^^
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RainComa Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oOOOoo love the mousie!! and my hubby loves the cat! very nice!
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Avanii Feb 24, 2014   General Artist
Thank you both :D
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RainComa Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem!
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DCLeadboot Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... that rascally mouse looks rather funny! :giggle:
And I see you even got a tanuki in there! :D
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Avanii Feb 22, 2014   General Artist
Thanks! She's very, very happy with her biscuit :D Millie is the kind of character that enjoys all the little things as much as she can (being a mouse and all, it's something to cherish considering the innumerable dangers facing those small critters). And yes, tanuki! He's my latest character so I draw him a lot to get to know him (his name is Tobikuma).
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