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Sketchdump: Animal OC Portraits by Avanii Sketchdump: Animal OC Portraits by Avanii
It's that time again! My sketchbook is nearly full so yesterday I sat down and scanned around a 100 pages. I'll be making several dumps based on content, and as I had so many portraits of my animal characters, I figured they should get their own dump. So enjoy this page of floating heads :D New, not-yet-introduced characters will be included in a separate dump.

It's sorted by character, so from top to bottom, left to right we have:
- 2 portraits of Julius the stoat, Elias (sheep-rabbit, actually an anthro character but I drew more characters as anthro so it's okay :P ), grumpy Benjamin the rat, Millie the mouse and Lin the blind ferret.
- Zosimos the Schimmikie (fantasy creature, he wears a Greek toga here), Jacke the fox (also as anthro) and Alejandro the goat
- A whole lot of Esben the Beech marten Shapeshifter (a bit of a twisted character, actually. Likes to scare and play pranks on other creatures using his ability to change and distort his form. Poor squirrel is terrified). That evil grin on the right is basically his default expression :giggle:
- Then, Tuyen the yellow-throated marten. Usually calm and composed, likes to use sarcasm but can get extremely angry when pushed too far (many of the personality traits often listed at the Taurus zodiac sign match her pretty well)
- Sibirica the Siberian weasel, one of my most-drawn and dearest characters, hehe. She's just being herself, though I must admit I really enjoy seeing her genuinely happy face for once. She's usually not in a really good mood unless she's about to destroy something, the little bastard.
- Mortimer the garden dormouse (stripey face) and Madeleine the calico cat. The two have a history together, and they've become very good friends (Mo would not approach a cat this way unless he was absolutely sure it would turn out okay!). Mo has a knack for becoming friendly with creatures of a different species, even if those happen to be predators, like Maddie. His best friend is still Millie, though. Millie herself is not convinced Madeleine can be trusted, unsurprisingly.

Art and characters are to me, *Avanii

Please do not use or repost, thank you!

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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Avanii, I lpve your sketcheeeeeeees! I looove them! Aww, it's unfair, I wanna have such sketches too D: Just kidding, but aww man, they're so pretty, they are! There's so much mass and shape and personality and I can easily tell them all apart and I'm only a bit jealous.
You're inspiring ...
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Avanii Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   General Artist
Heeeeee thank you :heart: So glad you like them! I'm so behind on compiling the other sketchdumps, ahaha, so busy....
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :3 I'm so behind on replying to messages because I'm so lazy ... I hope it's busy in a good way, and if not, then that it will loosen up soon :heart:
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Black-Sweater Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh this can be usefull..thanks hun XD
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Avanii Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   General Artist
Thanks! Practice, practice... :)
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Black-Sweater Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome...and indeed
prac prac practice XD
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite a number if mustelids there! :aww:
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Avanii Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   General Artist
Hehe yes, I have many mustelid characters, they're my favourite animals to draw :)
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'd probably like my ferret Frederick and his otter foster-family, then? ;)
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BadgerMeles Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually cant get enough of your sketch dumps, I just love them. the style of the pictures is pretty much the level I'm aiming for, that mixture of cartoon and realism, not too much of either... and the expressions are fantastic!
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Avanii Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   General Artist
Thank you so much for the kind words :D And I'm glad you like them, because more are coming! I just need to compile them...
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WooflesArt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how many various expressions they all have!  How are you able to get all the sketches to blend together on one page so nicely?  Whenever I try to do that, it looks like a crazy patchwork quilt of different shades of background.
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Avanii Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :D Aha, I used to have the same problem, but I now do a few things that prevent it most of the time: I always scan with a loose white paper behind the page I'm scanning, so no other drawings on the pages behind show up. I make sure the sketchbook is completely flat against the scanner's surface to prevent dark shadows at the edges. And finally, I cut out all the sketches in photoshop and paste them in a new, big file which has a scan of a blank sketchbook paper (also scanned with a white page behind it) as it's background. Then I simply erase the hard edges around  the cut out sketches with a soft airbrush :) It's a lot of work to compile a dump like this, but it's worth it. Hope that helps!
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WooflesArt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats a really good idea, especially having the black sketchbook paper as a background and the soft airbrush! I can't wait to try this, thanks so much!
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RimGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
awww awesome job, Av! 

I love the expressions! C:
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Avanii Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   General Artist
Thank you! :D Expressions are my favourite thing to draw!
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RimGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
yw! C:

They are really great to draw, I agree, :la:
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