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- Kiss The Bat - by HotaruThodt - Kiss The Bat - by HotaruThodt
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0.5 Lead
Jiminie Gel Pens
Pilot Ball Point Pens
Black Sharpie Marker
Accent Opaque Paper
PhotoShop 7.0

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"Spasquini.Interfree.it" (Thank you ~sinnerdragon for the translation)
"Make A Planet Turtorial by Greg Martin"

A month or so back, my good friend Jess Jess (=Albino-Kitsune ) was going through some hardships, so I thought I'd make some giftart for her. Things have gotten so much better for her, but I finished up her giftart yesterday and decided to post it today. :aww:

This is her character Ritu (Ritu Ranu to be exact), who is a type of bat. I'm not sure what kind oF bat though, despite the fact that she used to be a korbat over on neopets. I'm really happy with the way this turned out and I hope Jess Jess likes it (even if it is taking me forever and a day to get her commission done. ^^; ).

I like purple. :heart:

Ritu Ranu Copyright Jessica Clites (=Albino-Kitsune )
Artwork Copyright Jennifer Hopkins (=hotaru-sama666--Me!)
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:icondorchacht666:
dorchacht666 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Well more like a group of bats. Unlike other bats The Flying Fox group ironically feeds on fruit rather then a carnivorous diet. Ok now I'll shut up! :P
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dorchacht666 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
She seems to resemble a Flying Fox which is a bat with a sort of foxlike muzzle which has earned it it's name....I could be wrong tho.
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know what a Flying Fox is. This isn't even my character, and I no longer have contact with her creator. If you have any questions, please read the description and ask Ritu's original creator.
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dorchacht666 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Ok. Sry bout that.
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MDFive Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good linework, great colors and detail.
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. I think this piece was one of my 'turning points' in colouring. :)
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MDFive Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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xxsqueekbatxx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
omg she is gorgeous! lovely coloring!
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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SeciaLunegaze Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
This has got to be one of the best bat anthro pics i've seen in a while! favorited ^.^
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner May 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thankies. :hug: I'm pretty happy with it myself. :)
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converse Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
Puple is neat!
mmm, such pretty hair. I really like it!
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. :hug: I think Purple is piddy too. :D
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:iconminedia:
minedia Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
Beautiful! You're so good at drawing, what more can I say? :D :heart:
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. That's all you need to say really. :hug: :aww:
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YamiHolopainen Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Student
Ooooh! Nice ears! :clap:
"Amy Lee stole my bike" :rofl:
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thankies. :hug: And yay! Someone actually acknowledged her shirt! :excited:
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YamiHolopainen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007  Student
You're welcome!
:XD:
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:iconalbino-kitsune:
Albino-Kitsune Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
I LOVE PURPLE SIR. And I love you~

Do you realize how hard I drooled while looking at this? :3 You ahve everything right. I haven't seen A current picture of Ritu in so long because I've had next to no desire to do or finish anything of her... and now I'm just loving you so much. :heart:

You did her so much justice and then some. I'm melting in the glow of the beauty. Yes. @.@
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HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Awww, I love you too. :glomp:

Well, I did look at that character sheet of Ritu in your scraps as I was drawing this. I wanted to make sure I got her right. I was worried that I might have missed something. ^^;

And you should draw more Ritu. More Ritu and Beca. :aww:
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scribbledperplexity Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
Pretty stuff as always.
Looks like a very interesting character to draw, eh?
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HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thankies, and yeah she was very interesting to draw, but a real pain to colour. ^^;
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scribbledperplexity Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
That was a super quick reply.. XD

Pain to color? Oooooh.
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
It was, wasn't it. :glomp: :XD:
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LilChiisai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
wow! she's beautiful! 9.9 I love her clam expression and shading! those ears! X3 great job on this, and I find it sweet that you did an art gift for your friend n.n
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HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. :hug: I love the way the shading on her fur came out. :D
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BlackHeartBeloved Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the shape of the face! X3
Kiss the girl! hehe!
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Well, =Albino-Kitsune designed her, so I can't take credit for the face. :D Glad you like. :hug:

And now I have that damned song stuck in my head now. ^^;
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BlackHeartBeloved Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
teehee! sorry! XD
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
It's okay. I listened to some VNV Nation and I'm all better now. :love:
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BlackHeartBeloved Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
XD XD
you'll never be better!!! hahaha!!!?!?!? :giggle:
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Oh yes I will. I have my EBM and metal collection!!! :evillaugh:
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BlackHeartBeloved Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
XD XD fine.. be that way! hehe!
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GenesisRelapse Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
Wow, I love her outfit, especially the shirt. x3 And the wings. Nice picture, love :heart:
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HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :D :hug: :heart:
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xerablac Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you get the outline thick like that? *envy*
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HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Oh, it's a simply PhotoShop (i.e cheap) trick, though sometimes I do thicken the outline with gel pen. I just make my linwork a layer, delete the excess, then go into blending options. From there, I select 'stroke' and choose a thickness (depending on the size of my picture) as well as making the 'stroke/outline' black. After that, I turn it back into a 'background from layer'. I then clean it up and get ride of little blobs and such. :D

if you wanna take it a step further, you can select the area surrounding your picture, go to 'select=modify=expand' by about 2 pixels then go to 'filter=gaussian blur' and set that to 0.5 or 1. This is just in case you outline is too pixelated for your tastes though. ^^;

I hope this helps and that it wasn't too confusing *makes a note that this could make for a good tutorial*. :blush:
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xerablac Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tutorial it :) yeah that kinda makes sense, will give it a try :D
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HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm thinking of making a tutorial/stamp/stock/PS Brush account. So, I'll make a tutorial for my 'thick lines' as well as a 'how to make beer foam' tutorial. ^^;

What I just expalined is easier to do than, well, explain as you can probably tell. It also depends on what version of PS you have. I have PS7 for example. ^^;
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xerablac Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have that too :)
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Awesome. I take it you want CS2 as well though. :D
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xerablac Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do i?
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Well, it seems the majority of people with older versions of PS want the latest version, so I thought you might as well. ^^;
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