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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


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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 ^^; ).
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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;
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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.
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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
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SunnyMadoka Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's so adorable sempai~ <3
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;3; Thank you!~

//notices you
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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
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:iconbluerosearkelle:
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~

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RedFlameWolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is beautiful! This didn't appear in my inbox though how strange.
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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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RedFlameWolf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, Senpai :iconimbishieplz:
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InkTrain Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all the wispy lines at the bottom... I dunno, it just adds a really cool effect to the picture. Great job, Waifu~
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
>//u//< Thank you mai Husbando~ :heart:
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RemiAquasong Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nya~<3
I really love this drawing :D
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
>//u//< Thank you!~
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captainroxas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god, oh my god, oh my god this is so beautiful it makes me want to roll around in the corner of my room and eat candy cause this is just too adorable omg wut, i promise i'm normal.


this is amazing. thiiiiis is boooootyfull :iconretardloveitplz:
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:iconbluerosearkelle:
BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;A; W-wat.
Y-you are too silly, really! ;//u//; B-but thank you...!!
:iconbrohugplz:
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MomoCity-PeachCity Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
beautiful. now 4 random llama :) ------------------------------------->
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:iconbluerosearkelle:
BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
....xD Lol!
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MomoCity-PeachCity Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
LLamas are epic :P
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MissSonicFan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Agh, don't make me go favorite your whole dA gallery now. asdfghjkl.
WHY IS EVERYTHING YOU DO SO BEAUTIFUL. :iconcryforeverplz:
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;//A//; W-whaaaat nooooo you are too nice, really!!
B-but thank you!! ;//u//; :heart: :heart: :heart:
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MissSonicFan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist
You replied back! asdfghjkl-

You're oh so very welcome! :heart: :heart: :heart: :D
River looks so cool! I hope to see more of him in the future.

you know, along with your other amazing works. ;//3//;


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Devil-Marionette Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kitty! X3 Very cool character concept.
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
eve Yessu :heart:

>//u//< Thank you <333
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Kat-Dakuu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love the colors and how her skirt fades into the background.
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
>u< Thank you!~
not a "her" though....xD haha
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Kat-Dakuu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow, I just assumed.
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Libra-the-Hedghog Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I like purple and yellow together, complementary colours work =3
Interesting character, I'd suspect him more to be the successor of Bast than of Apophis but only you know Arkelle x3
May I ask, do you let each layer of watercolour dry while painting, or do you do it while it's still wet?
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
>w< I love purple and yellow too! But I tend to use purple/red/yellow color combos so much though. OTL

eve Hehe, yesss only I know! <333

o3o Hmmm, well a little of both really. I wet the entire area I want to color first, then add the colors while its wet. But then I let it dry completely and do the same thing again to build up intensity. If that makes sense! ;3;
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Libra-the-Hedghog Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I use the primary colours a lot so I know how you feel >.<

And you're sneaky like that C:

Made perfect sense, thank you for answering. I love the way you colour with them.
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MangaArtStudios Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you do a tutorial on watercolors? What kind of paper did you use? Love the pic!!!
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;w; Maybe someday~ I'm still pretty new to watercolors, so I want to learn more and become more skilled with them before I do~

^v^ I use Canson Bristol Paper.

>w< And thank you!
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complex-dreams Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
X3 I love it
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
>w< Thank you!~
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complex-dreams Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
<3 you're welcome dear.
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keaton4321 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, the way you did the patterns at the bottom is incredible!
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;//u//;; T-thank you!!~
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PaperStreet-Soap Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I likes these colours.
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Haha. I'm glad because I sure use them a lot.

...OTL
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PaperStreet-Soap Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Same here. I always use like a purple/blue color scheme.
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animet20 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely I just love the colors you are the best.
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;//u//; T-thank you! You are too sweet...! :heart:
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animet20 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome and I want to know if you can see the shu I drew on my page if that's okay.
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MichaelJ83 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;//u//; I-i'm glad you think so...!
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MichaelJ83 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i do i lovve it.. do u take commisions i follow you on youtube to
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