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I Follow Rivers by BlueRoseArkelle I Follow Rivers by BlueRoseArkelle
Edit: yeaaaah sorry its kind of hard to see details. Small scale on A4 size paper = fail. OTL

ahaha another completely unnecessary song reference haha omg I just can't resist! :iconmingplz:
But no seriously, its like a curse. I can't get this song out of my head whenever I think of him asdfghjkl-
Song derp derp: [link]

Oh hay look, its this color scheme again. Whoops. ;__; I must bore you guys to death with my oh so varied color schemes. OTL

//Blah textwall OC blah if you care:

;//~//; Err...excuse me i'm just being a silly person and obsessing over this character and just so much anticipation for his dollie version and- asdfghjkl-
So yeah. OTL
His name is River, hence le title xD -shot- He's a character i've had in my head foreverrrrr but never really made much progress on until recently. yay for BJDs giving inspiration!
eve I joke and call him "Catfish" as a nickname. You could say he is a bit misleading. Well, a lot misleading really. Its hard to explain but...basically he is like an Egyptian deity. Many of them bare animalistic features and had specific roles or "powers" over certain things, Ra the Sun God is a well known example. River and his kind are sort of like "demi gods", or more accurately a successor to that of the Egyptian Deities. Kind of like "watered down" lol pun versions of the original gods as time had evolved and the days of omnipotent gods were no longer necessary. River is believed to be a successor to the Godess of cats, Bastet. However, He is also believed to be a successor to Apep, the evil serpentine enemy of Ra/Bastet and is a doppelganger deceiving the cat deities. These two are mortal enemies, but River is incredibly coy and he never makes it known what is the truth. For a cat, he is strangely fond of water and does not like to eat anything aquatic, but he does not like darkness and shadow and prefers to bathe in the sun as cats do and against the typical darkness snakes represent. He is commonly seen with both parties, but the cat deities can't confirm and the snake deities are so secretive they wouldn't tell if they do know. ...e3e Err, of course all that is my own little interpretation of Egyptian gods etc. and not 100% factual of course lol.
xD So anyway as a joke, I call him Catfish, which i'm sure makes much more sense now. Reference to modern/slang definition of Catfish + name being River and appearing like a cat. xDDD
+ 1000 irony points if you noticed that his tail looks like a False Water Cobra too trolololo

....Yes I am the master of stupidly ironic/ contradictory OCs and painfully obvious names.
But i'm sure you guys are well aware of that by now. xD

//end textwall of OC blah

;v; So yeah. Another one of those cases of doodling something and then deciding to refine it. I haven't used watercolor is so long...but I got some fancy new ink watercolors a while back that I haven't had the time to use so I really wanted to try them out! @n@ Looooove the intensity and purity of the pigment!! ;__; Still hate mixing paint though...OTL
;__; I was going to make a video for this but mid-way through I just sort of...froze. I feel so weird recording things when I'm experimenting with things so i'm sorry about that. OTL

xD Anyways, feel free to lol at those incredibly derpy looking fish things.
;__; Oh and yeah sorry for being just utterly dead lately. I'm sure you guys know why by now so yeah. Have this nonsensical nonsense. OTL

River belongs to me.
Media: Winsor & Newton + Dr. PH Martins Hydrus watercolor, Prismacolor colored pencils
Time taken: About 8 hours
Date: February 27th, 2013
Character, art, concepts, etc belong to me, *BlueRoseArkelle and you do not have permission to use, alter, repost or reproduce in any way without my permission.
(eve fanart is always welcome however)
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, he looks ALOT like one of my female OCs: short light purple hair, light purple cat ears and tail, pink and orange clothing, it's uncanny (btw, in case you were wondering [which you most likely weren't] the perticular OC I was talking about is named Anne Lace Briefs. I can't remember if I've posted any pics of her yet though ^^; ).
BlueEyesNeko Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
....I officially love this character XD I'm crazy about cats and about Egypt and then you post this and I'm like ;OUNDS;KJLFASF ;w;
BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
>//u//< Hehe, thank you!~

QwQ I know riiight?! I absolutely adore anything to do with ancient Egypt omg <333
eve Hehe, and yessu, I love cats too. Especially cat boys.
BlueEyesNeko Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Everything about Egypt is amazing to me x) My dad keeps hooking it to the UFOs and stuff and I'm like STAHP. IT'S RA. NOT FREAKIN UFOS DAD. XD
SunnyMadoka Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's so adorable sempai~ <3
BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;3; Thank you!~

//notices you
NasikaSakura Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG I would have loved to watch this. QAQ It just keeps stunning me and stumping me on how you used the medium.
lol I thought his tail looked rathr snakish. XD
BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, yessss sneaky tail is sneakyyyy :iconheplz:

;A; I-i'm sorry! I hadn't really used watercolor ink much before, so I was nervous to record it. >w< But i'm more use to it now so when I use it in the future i'll post it~

RedFlameWolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is beautiful! This didn't appear in my inbox though how strange.
BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
o3o Really? Hmm, I hear DA has been having weird problems with that lately...hmmm

>u< But thank you!~
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