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The Treasure Hunter by KalahariFox The Treasure Hunter by KalahariFox
A drawing for :iconpatpahootie: of a rat girl surviving in the dangerous desert wastes off the trade of trinkets and treasures. I tried out a few new techniques with my media in this one to give starker shading, better environmental texture, and shinier metal.

Ink, colored marker, and watercolor on 9x12" cold press board.

P.S. I've read two of Paul's novels ("Whisper of Wings" and "Fangs of K'aath") and I can totally endorse both of them. Very enjoyable reads!
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draggane Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
well done ! anthro rat are not very common on DA !
Tygepc Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Aside from the the amazing detail of the gun and armor. I love the tape on the stock. Gives it a cool authentic look or insight I wouldn't have thought of. Interesting ammunition that gun seems to use.
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Lethal and cute.
lil-snowbear Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous, dear. Absolutely stunning. Wonderful job. The colours work so well together, and it's very clean and smooth. Well done, darling. Absolutely well done.
Levn Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
You modified a Calico rifle? I know the Helix magazine has it's faults and 9mm rounds aren't as accurate in a longer carbine barrel but c'mon,. I'm messing with ya, but i must honestly ask if you created that or if it's an actual gun. it has the G3 FAL appearance with the combination of a grease gun. I'm curious to know what ink you use?

any who i love your use of blending of the colors and how i can't tell what is marker,watercolor or ink. that shows you skill at blending your mixed media together. I also, and always have, love the way toy compose your drawings. you hit the nail on the head perfectly, not to hard not to soft. you don't over load your drawing and you don't under shot them ether accept on one part. lol some times i feel that your gun drawing are so technical that they take away from your whole composition, i noticed this in you past drawings but i like how you leed the eye away form your perfectly drawn weapons to the characters. in thesis drawing you did it using a thick black for her glasses. your composition does leed the eyes around the page. The only suggestion that I have for your work is MORE SHOTGUNS!! preferably blued barrel non tacticla ones maybe?
Erikku-Kun Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really nice job
Stormourner Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
such a gorgeous rat >W<
The-Last-Dragon-Kni Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of Project Wasteland, Very well done :)
Shirogitsune Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Shes a cuite...and is that a sticker I spy on the armor?! XD
Swiftstack Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice finished product!
AMTRAK Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Well done.
fox0509 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
if it's makeshift, it's always badass. plus, I know how to make my own shotgun should the need arise.
KristopheB96 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow kalahari, this came out really well. It's awesome that you found a new style! It looks fantastic! I'm not saying your old style was bad, but this is awesome too!
CahjesaalLesou-n Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Writer
Looks awesome!
RadosBadger Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Damn! You are getting so good!
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Whoa awesome!
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