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And The Raven — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Rating: E · Category: Furry / Anthropomorphic · Classification: Rough Image
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More brainfart than actual art, but I like it, so there! xD

No reference (I am a bad girl).

And I know they don't have eyes that colour, but it would be horribly dull if I'd done the eye in black as well, wouldn't it? I figure, with the number of inaccuracies already present, it probably wouldn't hurt to have one more...xD

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More brainfart than actual art, but I like it, so there! xD No reference (I am a bad girl). An...
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Whee — By Denise Chan (denise)
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My exams are over and I can paint, now. All day, if I were so inclined. Without guilt.

GLEE!!

Spent simply ages on the sunset and 5 minutes on the dragon-thing. Er. I need to do more sunsets and I need to stop doing my dragons at 20 am.

2 hours - openCanvas 1.1 all the way, baby!

Artwork © 2005 Denise Chan
My exams are over and I can paint, now. All day, if I were so inclined. Without guilt. GLEE!! ...
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Bubble-gum Hallucinations — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Aaaghh!! Birds are my biggest crutch, artistically - one of the few things I can draw reasonably well with my brain turned off.

I had Photoshop open, as a sort of hideously overgrown palette-mixer while I tested out colours and copied their HTML codes into my Livejournal layout, and I liked the purple blob an awful lot, and, and...

Well, it is clear that my brain was certainly not switched on, at any rate.

Artwork © 2005 Denise Chan
Aaaghh!! Birds are my biggest crutch, artistically - one of the few things I can draw reasonably wel...
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Cocoon — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Rating: E · Category: Miscellaneous · Classification: Rough Image
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Don't ask me - I don't know where these things come from, either.

openCanvas 1.1.
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The Hungry Cavern — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Putting the 'speed' back in 'speedpainting'. This took all of 10 minutes.

So the water is blue and radioactive, and so the stalactites look like teeth - so? SO? XP

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Putting the 'speed' back in 'speedpainting'. This took all of 10 minutes. So the water is blue a...
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I've Always Wanted A Rabbit — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
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Bubbles are a bit like dreams - there's no effort in blowing them, but you never know when they'll pop.

Thinking of submitting this to Threadless.com as a tshirt design...

Artwork © 2005 Denise Chan
Bubbles are a bit like dreams - there's no effort in blowing them, but you never know when they'll ...
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The Happy Walrus — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Rating: E · Category: Furry / Anthropomorphic · Classification: Rough Image
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Artrage stress relief.

(Exams are impending!! Doom! DOOOOOM!!!)

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Artrage stress relief. (Exams are impending!! Doom! DOOOOOM!!!) Artwork 2005 Denise Chan...
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Misty Forest — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Rating: E · Category: Furry / Anthropomorphic · Classification: Undefined
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Quickie digital painting in openCanvas...

I've always liked the way misty forests looked but I've never been able to reproduce it properly!

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Quickie digital painting in openCanvas... I've always liked the way misty forests looked but I've...
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Useless Birdmark — By Denise Chan (denise)
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A useless scribble done in ArtRage, vaguely bookmark-shaped, and which could conceivably be used as one if you don't mind scruffy purple birds with no feather definition in your books.

Artwork © 2004 Denise Chan
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Starfish — By Denise Chan (denise)
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30 minutes, PhoSho/openCanvas. I am SO very out of practice and can no longer paint to save my life!

Artwork © 2004 Denise Chan
Additional Credits: Inspired by some really huge oil paintings of koi I saw in the window of a local gallery.
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That Bird — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Rating: E · Category: Furry / Anthropomorphic · Classification: Rough Image
Filesize: 39.00 Kb · Dimensions: 327 x 400 · Uploaded: 25 Aug 2004 - 10:25 ET
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In many cities, the annoying habit of stealing socks and large population of the Greater Stilt-Legged Fatbeak have earned it the name of That Pesky Bird.

Regular boring mechanical pencil on regular boring sketchbook paper, originally destined to be a regular boring half-assed sketch if only I wasn't so eager to put off writing my university application essay.

Artwork © 2004 Denise Chan
In many cities, the annoying habit of stealing socks and large population of the Greater Stilt-Legge...
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And Sometimes — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Rating: E · Category: Miscellaneous · Classification: Finished Piece
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Photoshop. I like silhouettes.

"And sometimes, when you fall, you fly." Quote from 'Fear of Falling', Vol. 6 of The Sandman: Fables & Reflections, by Neil Gaiman.

Not quite fanart because I've only used the words.

Artwork © 2004 Denise Chan
Photoshop. I like silhouettes. "And sometimes, when you fall, you fly." Quote from 'Fear of Falli...
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A Touch Of Crimson — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Rating: T (V) · Category: Miscellaneous · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 52.00 Kb · Dimensions: 212 x 750 · Uploaded: 17 Jul 2004 - 13:15 ET
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Bookmark. Open to interpretation - phoenix rising from the flames, or bloodied corpse?

To be honest, I am having trouble rating this properly because of this. I'm going with T to be safe, but it all depends on how you see it.

For once: I used NO blue, no blue, no blue of any sort!

(Lemme know if you'd like one - I can run up VERY decent bookmarks on photo paper for reasonable prices.)

Artwork © 2004 Denise Chan
Additional Credits: Inspired by - of all things - one of my own pensketches. Where are you, Muse?
Bookmark. Open to interpretation - phoenix rising from the flames, or bloodied corpse? To be hone...
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After The Storm — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Speedpaint. (Not because I know how long I spent on this - I don't - but based on how finished it is.)

Playing with atmospherics. Does it look too much like nighttime? Does it look stormy at all?

First shipwreck I ever painted - boy, ships are difficult. Especially without reference. Bad me.

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Speedpaint. (Not because I know how long I spent on this - I don't - but based on how finished it is...
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Bas-Relief Bird — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Rating: E · Category: Furry / Anthropomorphic · Classification: Work-In-Progress
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A little bird I carved out of a piece of plaster of paris. I set the block in a paper cup, so it's just under two inches in diameter. It's definitely not finished yet...I plan to paint it when it's done.

Carving is addictive - chip, chip, scrape, scrape....@.@

Artwork © 2004 Denise Chan
A little bird I carved out of a piece of plaster of paris. I set the block in a paper cup, so it's j...
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Rocks — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Trying to get rid of artblock. Have taken on the Sijun 500 list of speedpaint topics. Am probably completely mad. Surprisingly, don't really care.

This is no. 4: rocks. I quite like it, so up it goes!

The rest of 'em are at http://500paintings.blogspot.com (yep, I've started a sketchblog of sorts!)

Artwork © 2004 Denise Chan
Trying to get rid of artblock. Have taken on the Sijun 500 list of speedpaint topics. Am probably co...
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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Rating: E · Category: Furry / Anthropomorphic · Classification: Rough Image
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For Bifrost's Nursery Rhyme Project - typical of me to squeak it in at the last moment, when the project's been open since March or April!

It's based on the nonsense rhyme by Edward Lear:
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat:
They took some honey,
and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.

The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are, You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!'


Done with a 0.4mm ballpoint on a 5x3 inch cue card (that's why there's a hole in the corner), with dabs of white paint from a paint-marker. No pencils, no drafting, just pen. Art doesn't have to be expensive! ;) This style is normally reserved for doodling at school...this is the first time I've actually finished something in it.

Artwork © 2004 Denise Chan
For Bifrost's Nursery Rhyme Project - typical of me to squeak it in at the last moment, when the pro...
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Starfield walpaper - 1024x768 — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Rating: E · Category: Miscellaneous · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 169.00 Kb · Dimensions: 1024 x 768 · Uploaded: 25 Jun 2004 - 11:56 ET
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Had a go at making a starfield from a tutorial - I quite like the results, so here's a wallpaper of it! Sorry 800x600 people, you'll have to resize...or use it as it is, I don't suppose it matters.

Yes, this is all Photoshop from scratch...
Additional Credits: http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/tuts_arts/making_a_star_field.html
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Ambigram — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Rating: E · Category: Miscellaneous · Classification: Finished Piece
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Hooray for word-art!

This is an ambigram - designed to read the same when rotated 180 degrees. I've animated it to rotate by itself...much more convenient than rotating your neck, no?

Designed on a Magna Doodle () and drawn using Microsoft Expression 3 (marvellous FREE vector graphics program which - suprisingly - mimics natural media quite well.)

Artwork © 2004 Denise Chan
Hooray for word-art! This is an ambigram - designed to read the same when rotated 180 degrees. I...
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The Rainbow Bird — By Denise Chan (denise)
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Rating: E · Category: Furry / Anthropomorphic · Classification: Rough Image
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Another of today's batch of watercolours I liked enough to post. As you can see, I have trouble limiting my palette! *grin*

Artwork © 2004 Denise Chan