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What Makes Peter Smile by DimeSpin What Makes Peter Smile by DimeSpin
Peter loves his little dog Gentle. Even though having him as a master means being homeless and sometimes hungry, she'd follow him to the ends of the earth. Because dogs are like that. Still, he does everything in his power to take care of the tiny little thing.

Haha, Gentle looks like something you'd get in a Happy Meal here, but really Peter is just huge, while she's chihuahua-type-thing sized.

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LoveandBonestm Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh!! I LOVE Peter so much!!! He's almost like my Character Manda--> [link] She's an unfinished project. I couldn't think up ways of how to finish her. Now I think you drawing Peter the way you did, is nearly PERFECT!! And if you don't mind me asking if I could borrow some of this inspiration? Just to finish her. This would be perfect!! There would be some MAJOR differences between them, like the fur on her front legs would go all the way down to her knuckles, and her back legs would be paws rather than human-like feet.
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DimeSpin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Digital Artist
As long as they look clearly different I don't mind you taking inspiration =)

If you're particularly interested in the knuckle walking, I think ~korybing has a sphinx that walks on its hands too (not the one from Skin Deep, from another project).
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LoveandBonestm Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OOooooh thanks!!! But yes they are CLEARLY different. like a very flooffy tail, and actual paws on her back feet, and tiny wings that she can't fly with, but used to. She doesn't walk on her knuckles, she has a double joint in her hand, like an extra joint where the thumb would have been if she had human hands, instead she has more of an apish looking hands. Plus she's female, and has different colors. And has dog ears instead of elf ears. Plus a few more differences that are very noticeable. I haven't posted the new pic yet but I have been drawing her as practice. so it'll be a while before I post anything of her.

And thanks so much for letting me use Peter as an anatomy reference. it'll really help a LOT with a LOT of things, like where to put her head and how she should walk on her hand at times, and even working on small wings. This means a lot to me!! And I'll DEFIANTLY check out korybing!!
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azzacanth Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist
have to laugh at your size comment, because (being somewhat blind myself) in the thumbnail it seemed possibly the smaller creature was a horse ....which would make peter REALLY huge ;)
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool , love the explanation . But you can tell they are friends from your picture alone which is a testament to your art work .
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aisu-isme Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
Duuude, I love Peter's design. (Which you can probably tell from all the faves I gave you, lol.) This is really sweet!
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dangochao Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student General Artist
this is beautiful!<3
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Getaro Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks so huge.. I don't know what creates this effect but just looking at him makes me thing that his arm is twice as long as I am tall..
But concidering that dog is a normal dog.. he ain't THAt tall, still kinda tall..
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SoldierToger Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist
Pretty cool concept :)
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supernova8041 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
The colors are lovely
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ThaddeusGrey Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Yay for little dogs and love for dogs in general ^^ And yay for Peter looking happy.
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Kitsune-juusan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
i was looking for stock pictures of wolves, and somehow ran across one of your picture of Peter and his brother. i have to say, this is an amazing design, and i absolutly love the originality of it. i really, really REALLY want to give peter a hug, just because he looks so huggable XD
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theDarkessLight Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Student General Artist
I like how you've make Peter so unique!! His feather are extremely appealing and his little dog is oh-so-cute!! Tell me, How did you come up with Peter looking so...amazing!!
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Lizzy23 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
this is so surreal but in a good way! I love to see a new twist on a old idea. amazing coloring and I love their expressions. :D
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BlackWerewolfDemon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Awwww :heart:
I'm in the love with the shading
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DSil Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Student General Artist
Believable color scheme, and I love his feet.
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ioyousbook Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Awww, man, that is so sweet. Peter is such a neat guy, visually and what you've told us about him.

How do you get that slight background texture, btw? It's very neat.
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DimeSpin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008   Digital Artist
I made the background a solid blueish grayish tone, then set a hard brush (I always paint with hard brushes) to about half opacity or lower and painted over it with white until I had the effect I wanted.
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
I love Peter's design. His hands and feet in general, they make a lot of sense.
Their expressions are great.
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
in general? in particular. I'm tired, sorry.
also his little ankle-chain is sweet!
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Rosewood-Jackal Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
really amazing work,
besides detail,
:aww: I love the faces :aww:
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TruthxLiesxMagic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
Aw, both of them are pretty adorable. ^^
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Ironkitty Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
This has a really sweet, friendly atmosphere to it, he and Gentle both look really happy. I also like how you put a bit of human into his hands too. Great job.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
How touching... I fell in love with Peter as a character the instant I saw him in your journal, and I am SO happy to see a full color piece of him! I didn't know he had a dog, that's so wonderful. ^^
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korybing Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous. I really like Peter's design, especially his anatomy. Also that's a disgustingly cute dog.
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Maybe-On-Sunday Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
WOW AWESOME!!!!!
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hunterspire Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
;A; aw, the emotion passing between them just puts a lump in your throat.
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Luusan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
wowr, love the emotions here. I'm a huge animal person and it feels a lot like this when i look at my cat, Bast, who is ridiculously devoted to me.

I love the hair, and the little dog's face, and Peter's expression, and the shoulders, and the knuckle-walking. :D
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lemurkat Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! IT's so serene and beautifully rendered.
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, that's so true about dogs. The expressions here really touched me - you captured the love between a dog and her ';person' so well. :love:

Does Peter every take her flying? ^^
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NellWilliams Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know the story but it is a lovely image :)
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shelzie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional Filmographer
This certainly made me smile. <333 I love the tenderness in Peter's face and the cheery devotion in Gentle's. The size contrast is just wonderful here.
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moth-eatn Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Your art is so weird. But so gorgeous. His wings are so pretty and your color use is fabulous. And I especially like his gorilla-style walking on his hands.
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Dipp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
just wow. Gentle looks so happy.
reminds me of my silly dogs.
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Allaze-eroler Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what an interesting creature you did there ! :)
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Beaverhunter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Student
without nyuuu, I'll say that the shoulders look a bit akward and that his body seems too short. but you've done a fantastic job with the colors. also, the dog looks hilarious:)
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Glakita Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008   Digital Artist
nyuu thats amazing :clap:
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