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otter in the rain by samuel123 otter in the rain by samuel123
otter in the rain!

"Rain actually is the best thing EVER! This is mainly because itís so much fun but rain is also important for other reasons too, like keeping outside clean, or making rainbows happen.

Iím not really sure where the rain comes fromÖ. Otter Keeper says the clouds in the sky, but Iíve seen clouds that also come from our kettle in the kitchen. Otter Keeper has probably got things a bit wrong and I suspect that rain possibly comes from the kettle (or at least has something to do with it)."


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Call me too nice and shallow, but I see this masterpiece genuine and expressive. The raindrops, grasses, the odd-looking lonely tree and don't forget, the otter(s) trying to warm themselves and get away from the rain in a wet abandoned carton. I also appreciate the little details that make up the whole picture. It was atmospheric and brings back memories of an old book perhaps, in which you saw some illustrations similar to this one. Actually, I want to grasp all those things right now but I just can't. I'm hoping it was real, but it wasn't. Well, you did an excellent job on this. Superb!
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2BeTamed Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
LachrymoseLibertine Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Is there any chance you will make this available to order as a canvas?
bluegirl14 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
very cute might by this!
achanvn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Really amazing! I love it ^^
Little-Red-Boots Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. I can feel the cool wetness of the air just looking at it! Lovely!!
LaRoseDePetitPrince Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Your stunning work has been featured in my "rainy" journal which you can find here: [link] :)
Hope you like it. :heart:
Have a beautiful rest of the week! :butterfly:
samuel123 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow , thanks so much for the feature!!
SilverTott Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
hey samuel
it's been two years I come here to admire your works. it's incredible, you get to put all the charms that it must be where they are needed, all the sweetness, and all those little things remind me of my childhood, I have the impression of seeing things and objects with a look a little more naive .... this picture reminds me of a song of oasis, which is named sad song :)
thank you for sharing the memories and the sweetness of each in your drawings. (if you want you can go on my page, I just made it but it's a bit zero). OTTER <3 !!!!!

samuel123 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw thankyou so much for your kind words :) I'm so pleased you've followed my work for so long. It means very much to me :) I love to share my world with you!!! and I can't believe otters going to be in a book !!! YAYYYYYYYY
RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work :)
samuel123 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw thankyou so much much!!
RAIS1 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome :) ( sorry for late reply i am on my holidays)
LAvenus79 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the tree. that's a tiny umbrella fit for such an otter. in a fantasy point of view, my question would be why isn't the otter using it? It looks longingly out the box wanting to be somewhere other than the box. Boxes don't last long in the rain. There's a certain lighting going on in this picture. Is it lightning? it's still an impressive piece.
Vielo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Explain I, you proceed how for your stake in color? It is of the Photoshop
Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist
'Has it stopped raining yet?'
'It's eased off a little bit, sky's looking paler.'
'It's still raining, man.'
'Maybe it'll end soon.'
'Maybe, but it don't look good.'
'I wanna go home.'
'Me, too.'
thepotatognome Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Really beautiful, love the lighting and the rain drops, you've captured a certain type of rainy day perfectly.
I have this as my desktop background and when I'm stressing with homework and switching between tasks, seeing otter's furry little face is always calming. Thank you so much for otter and his adorable adventures, you really have captured childhood in them, love it!
scheibecrux Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Artist
the sky is a little to bright. make it more pale. other than that a beautiful job. it reallylooks beautiful.
Antinonymous Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I love this! Something about the lighting really makes it stand out.
khinechantun Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Gorgeous work. I love the rain splatters in the puddles and the overall dark, rainy day atmosphere. I suspect that Otter is going to jump out of that box and play in his element! :) :+fav:
Lienola Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is very adorable :*
Carolina22 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so pretty!!
Silberwind Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's beautiful, really beautiful.
I love the background and the wet colours. Poor otter, but he's not alone he has this sweet plushy =)
Keko-Illustrations Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! Beautiful illustrative style!
Black-onyx-dragon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice piece of art!
I can't help but feel sorry for the otter though,
being all alone in the rain like that,
in its little cardboard box...
tango77 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Artistic-dribbles Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Beautiful work. I love the cool colors you've used throughout the image.
Meeshell2 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
That's a lovely tree! I really like the colors too!
xelaalex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Do you think I could hug Otter? XD
samuel123 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heheh I'm sure that could be arranged, Otter loves HUGS!
xelaalex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
YAY! *hugs her* I'm loving the new animation by the way! What program did you make it on?
samuel123 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's all done in adobe after effects :)
after effects is an amazzing program

(pictures were still done in photoshop)
LovesLostWords Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
I wish this was a game o-o I don't know why it just seems a perfect character and a perfect setting for a opening to a game. Huzzah for the awesomeness :) lovely attention to detail.
soaringmoose Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you're so loverly. I love your style to the nth degree, and the otter is as cute as ever.
Cynderthedarkdragon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
:aww: How cute! Its just sitting in the box with its little teddy :) :heart:
samuel123 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe I loved your comment - thanks :)
Cynderthedarkdragon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Thank you :) you're welcome ;P
ladydragonbane Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
ooh to cute
throughalocomotive Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
this is awesome...great work...
owensangel10 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I believe I am in love with an otter...thanks to you! Adorable!
UnwrittenTale Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incidentally it's raining where I'm at right now... Kind of provides ambience for this picture.

Some of the best art I've seen on DA. :) It's very story-book-esque, yet original in every sense of the word. I've yet to see art like yours here, you do a fabulous job. :thumbsup:
caffeine2 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
The rain effect is awesome. Like a high speed camera capture.
omshanty Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Amazing! :la:
WildWinyan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010   Photographer
Featured [link]
touya-dono Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWH THAT MAKES ME SAD!!! you can come live with me cute ottersssssss but they do like water v-v
AniseShaw Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Wow. That's just adorable.
Yushimarukun Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rain is nice =)
heLLzCat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
aww at first glance, this one pic seems so sad and lonely, but when I read the comment under it, it gives me an opposite different feeling :)

so it's still our beloved curious otter there~ :3
Orfim Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
It's a terribly rainy day, it is. it's not the weather to play outside at all i'm affraid :(
DemonMathiel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010   Photographer
Feature: [link]
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