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i'm making a calendar. wanting to make a chinese water color feel to it. need suggestions on what to improve as this will be printed and distributed =.=
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well, there aint a lot of traditional styled art on dA. maybe i can try play around with this.
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the big chinese character is 'ox'. ox having the same pronounce in chinese as 'turn', the 4 characters makes 'turn around the tides'. thus the yinyang sign in the background.
it is to hope that the new year brings a good tide.
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LillyandGarth Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
is this the 1997 ox?
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k-hots Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
year of the ox was 2008... why 1997 to you?
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LillyandGarth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
whoops I meant you know the calendar that says if you were born any of these dates like the ox has 1997 in it then people born in 1997 have the sign of the ox.
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k-hots Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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yes. 1997 is the year of the ox.
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Hmclay77 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Love it for my bull themed room. I'm a Taurus and a year of the ox. It's perfect. Really beautiful.
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k-hots Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much. you're actually my first ever print customer. though it's not much commission given by dA, i'm really grateful for it. :)
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Hmclay77 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Do you sell this print?
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k-hots Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
are you interested in buying it?
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Hmclay77 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Yes I will buy it, thank you!
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k-hots Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you can click "buy this print" on the right hand side. i'm sorry i couldn't get higher resolution anymore because it wasn't made in a higher resolution for the calndar. but it's small and cheap... i'm glad you like it. :)
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Hmclay77 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I like it a lot, I have it framed and hanging. I'm a Taurus and also born in the year of the Ox. It's hard to find a depiction of a bull that doesn't show it looking beaten up or just plain scary. This looks just like I envision them, strong powerful, but with restraint. It's lovely. Beautiful work.
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k-hots Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah. i thought the same about other ox drawings too when i was drawing this one. most of the drawings found on the net didn't have much power in them... so, i decided to draw my own. this is the most popular piece of drawing i have on dA. i'm quite proud of it too.
i'm glad you like this drawing, and i'm happy that you bought the print from dA. though i got only 0.80dollars out of it... thanks again. happy new year to you. :)
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Hmclay77 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Well, congratulations on your first sale! Did you ever consider selling on etsy? I buy a lot from there and I think you could get a much better deal. A whole calendar would be fabulous. But as far as my ox, I framed it alone. I think a bound calendar would be gorgeous though. But you'd have to do your own printing. Still I think you could get $25-$60 each image.

Happy New Year to you, too.
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k-hots Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
25-60 is a good price for me. i will try to look around for more opportunities in the future. thanks for the advice. :)
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emrox61 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I use this as a cover for [link]
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k-hots Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) can you put a permanent link on it? i'm really against you using my work. just thought that i would only gain through more pageviews. can you do it?
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emrox61 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure if I could do that, the most I could do is put the link to this and your DA profile on the description of the cover, but I don't think too many look at that lol. I won't use it if you're still opposed, I completely understand why you wouldn't want it used, and I respect your wishes :)
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k-hots Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm sorry. maybe next time :)
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emrox61 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely! It's a very pretty drawing~
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k-hots Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) thanks.
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darkhourvampire Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student General Artist
nice! XD love it!
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k-hots Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks~
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RaginOx420 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I too was born in the year of the ox and my nickname is ox so this is bad ass.
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k-hots Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks. XD. luckily you're not born in the year of the tiger. XD
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RaginOx420 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
why is that?
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:iconk-hots:
k-hots Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
coz i don't think i did a good job on the tigers i did last year...
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RaginOx420 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
well all artists judge their own work and find things that they wish they had done differently to make it better...to those that didnt create the work the flaws arent noticable. =)
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k-hots Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah.. thanks lots for the encouragement. : )
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neolle Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
i was born in the year of the ox so i especially love this! :)
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k-hots Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so... you're 25? or 13?
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neolle Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
thirteen!
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CowgirlPistol Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
k-hots
I really like this piece do you have a horse one????? :)
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k-hots Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
unfortunately, i am too lazy, perhaps not good enough to do a horse. i will try to make one when the time comes... but... the year of the horse is ... 5 years from now? -__-"
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CowgirlPistol Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
lol kk i really do like the ox though way cool
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k-hots Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah. thanks. the tiger is total failure. hahahah. hoping for better luck come next year... rabbit =_=
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CowgirlPistol Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
lol hey water color takes time it has its own way of working wit things :)
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k-hots Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't know if you'd call me a cheater... i put this drawing under "traditional" because it's using traditional chinese drawing style... instead of me using traditional water color.
i think dA sucks this way... that "digital vs traditional" is not the right terms...
so i used my tablet for this drawing. it's much easier than using water color which is the only medium i've never took the time to learn... =__=
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CowgirlPistol Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
lol well i got a chinese water color set for xmas and it totally kicks my butt im not used to the style but i gotta say totally wicked style of painting :)
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k-hots Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yes. traditional chinese water color is very kick ass and wicked. hahahaha
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ladyzilla Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Just to let you know, I used this as a rough draft for my tattoo. ^_^ This is beautiful work.
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k-hots Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. thanks.
do notice me when you upload that on dA. :)
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CheekyNana Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
I'd buy it if it looked like this! :dummy:
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k-hots Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha. it's just one piece give-aways. not for sale. :)
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CheekyNana Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
darn! ^^;
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k-hots Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahha. don't worry. you can get better art at almost the same price. :)
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CheekyNana Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
noooo - dont say that - i'd like to support a friend! ^^;
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k-hots Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
geee. thanks :)
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stilettoPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Professional Artist
I am featuring this in my next journal!! Very well executed. :love:
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k-hots Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
why thank you very much.
it's nice to see my work featured with all those other nice artworks.
thanks again.
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ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Hi, I like this work, especially because of the Chinese New Year of the Ox. :nod:

It is featured in my journal: [link] :D
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