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Stayin' Alive via Chalk Art! by chameleonice Stayin' Alive via Chalk Art! :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 7 1 Onward to Reading! by chameleonice Onward to Reading! :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 20 9 The Best Hiding Place From Housecats by chameleonice The Best Hiding Place From Housecats :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 15 4 The Start of a Nice Lazy Day by chameleonice The Start of a Nice Lazy Day :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 17 3 That's going to be difficult to return... by chameleonice That's going to be difficult to return... :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 13 13 Rick in the Ring - Close Shave by chameleonice Rick in the Ring - Close Shave :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 8 6 Wind Flowing Through your Hair - Sketch by chameleonice Wind Flowing Through your Hair - Sketch :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 11 11 Character Concepts - Males by chameleonice Character Concepts - Males :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 6 6 Character Concepts - Females by chameleonice Character Concepts - Females :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 6 3 Happy October! by chameleonice Happy October! :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 9 4 Gazing Into the Moonlight (Sketch) by chameleonice Gazing Into the Moonlight (Sketch) :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 14 5 An Evening With You by chameleonice An Evening With You :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 19 16 Branching Into Reading by chameleonice Branching Into Reading :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 6 7 The 'Magic' of Reading! by chameleonice The 'Magic' of Reading! :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 10 10 Wishing You a *Safe* Holiday by chameleonice Wishing You a *Safe* Holiday :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 7 9 Nothing to Fear! by chameleonice Nothing to Fear! :iconchameleonice:chameleonice 15 15

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Stayin' Alive via Chalk Art!
So, I am occasionally allowed to have fun at work...

Long story short, one of my superiors at the library found out that I can do art and have done some work with sidewalk chalk in the past, so she asked me to do some art in front of the library for a local festival. The theme of the festival was 'Disco Fever' and I was specifically asked to draw "A raccoon doing the pose from Saturday Night Fever".

... As you can imagine, I had a hard time turning the request down ;)

I spent about five hours working on this 65 x 70 inch square and using only black tempra paint and sidewalk chalk pastels. I'd sketched out the idea for the picture beforehand and also did some research on 70s clothing via old Sears catalogs. Although not entirely accurate to the era (that bunny definitely would need to be a bit more revealing and have a LOT more colors in that jumpsuit), it still felt good to learn about the styles and color choices.

In the end, this was a lot of fun, but also a lot of work! I've yet to post much traditional art here aside from sketchbook pages, so I thought this would be a fun change of pace while also showing off something that I'm pretty happy with.

Hope you guys enjoy!
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Onward to Reading!
This was my submission for the National Library Week Bookmark Contest at my local library this year... and I got first place! :D

It was rather fun to see my submission printed up on bookmarks and given out to tons of people, and it just felt good to have my work displayed in such a public and joyful way! There are few feelings comparable to having a kid run up to a selection of designs and excitedly point towards yours as the one they want to go home with.

The theme for this year was 'Libraries Lead'. My brain went immediately to two places... The first being pencils (lead... get it!?) and the second being a cute group of anthro kids following one another with books. I think I wisely chose the latter :P

Also, this was a subtle dig at all the folks I hear mispronouce the word 'Library' as 'Lie-berry'... I have now educated them!

Hope you all enjoy :) This was a blast to do! I love projects like these.
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The Best Hiding Place From Housecats
I recently read through Lisa Fiedler's 'Mouseheart', the first in a newish series of books about anthropomorphic mice that's in the same vein as Redwall and the Secret of NIMH. I actually had a lot of fun reading it and it was a really nostalgic trip for me!

To show my appreciation of the book, as well as doing a fun drawing for my review( link ), I figured I'd try drawing up the protagonist, Hopper, along with my silly blue raccoon Chammy :) They're here hiding from a cat in one of the classic hiding places for mice in cartoons and books alike: the tea cup. Chammy can only assume that it's such a staple hiding place because of cats' clear disdain for the product.

I was originally just going to leave this one as a sketch, but I got the urge to try a new way of coloring that I've been wanting to do, so I thought I would give it a try. Basically, I tried to work with the picture like a painting and not do any black inking of the outlines like I normally do. I have to admit that, while not perfect, I'm kind of happy with the result... What do you all think?

Either way, I hope that some folks can recognize the protagonist here, or at least get a chuckle out of the piece!
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The Start of a Nice Lazy Day
Recently, I had a friend ask me about how Rick looks without his hat and what sort of sleepwear he goes to bed with, and all sorts of questions about what Rick is basically like when he's totally relaxing. After musing about it, I couldn't get this picture of Rick lounging about out of my head... so here we are :P

I rarely draw the Racoon brothers' apartment, but here we see Rick kicking back on their sofa early in the morning and making a casual phone call to his gal, Paula, to wish her a good day and generally start the morning off right ;) Ben's in there as well, probably making his way to the kitchen for his morning coffee.

All in all, this was a fun chance for me to draw a bit more of Rick's anatomy while also getting a better idea for the layout of the space he lives in and even what phones look like in my world (okay, maybe that's not so important)! I'm rather happy it was suggested :) I think I might keep this one a sketch for now, but it's hard to say for sure. Either way, I hope that you guys enjoy it!
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Building up a character - Jay Tarken
I was asked a little about Jay from this piece here: chameleonice.deviantart.com/ar… , so I decided to post up my initial drawing of him and also kind of show my brief process for the design!

I do this for a number of characters when I'm first learning how to draw them. If it's a character from another property, I'll try to draw a direct headshot from art of them to get a feeling for how the artist designed them and what the important aspects of the character's features are. For my own characters, however, I sometimes do that by drawing a bit of the real animal first and seeing what really stands out. I actually haven't done this in couple of years, so it was kind of fun to look at real pictures of falcons to see what I could translate into a boxing avian (who cheats by using those talons of his)!

Nothing too much more to say about this other than I probably won't draw a ton more of Jay for the book, as he only has a few scenes, but I may use him here and there for other drawings :) I hope you all enjoy him and my process here!
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Hello all!

So, I've run into a situation lately where I find myself frequently asking "Have I submitted too many tickle pictures to this account? I know some of my watchers don't care for it..." and also thinking "It'd be really nice to have a public art page with no fetish content that I can just share with folks and potential clients/employers with minimal concerns"

With that in mind, I've decided to make a gallery here on DA specifically for my more ticklish/pawful art - :iconvioletteshub:

I figure I might as well name the page after a character who basically has tickling as her profession and passion ;) It's also easy for me to remember.

With that in mind, this is a journal to inform as many of my watchers as possible that this change is happening and to watch me there if you want to keep seeing more of that art! This is also to give folks a major heads up that I'll be putting all of my tickle/paw art in this gallery into storage, so be sure to grab your favorites NOW or ask me if you want a copy of a specific picture that you can't find.

No one person triggered this change, so don't worry about that. I think it's just a necessary step to take as I get more connected and my art gets seen by more and more people in my life :) Also, don't feel bad about making comments about characters being cute or ticklish or having nice paws or whatever. I won't be changing my interests or reactions. I'm just making things a little more visibly separated.

I'll probably be making the switch over in a week or two, but I'll leave this journal up as long as possible so that folks now. At about that time, I'll start uploading new and old art (some of it at least) to the new page.

Thank you guys for all of your support and please check out :iconvioletteshub: for more art from me in the future :)

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chameleonice
Cham the Raccoon
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United States
Current Residence: United States of America
Favourite genre of music: Jazz
Favourite style of art: Furry Art and Landscapes
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: Anything works
Shell of choice: Donatello
Wallpaper of choice: Art Collage
Favourite cartoon character: Fifi Lafume(TTA)
Personal Quote: Nothing's impossible, just difficult...
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  This is a Collab if you would like to put one of your furry characters in it.  
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Wolf492 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
I made you a gift picture.  

Singing In The Choir
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Meet my new character.  

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SammyDeerzie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018
Thanks for the fav, getting one from you is pretty cool. XP
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Raal-Steelfang Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the fave!
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Meet my new furry character.  
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