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Harry Otter by rainyXskyz Harry Otter by rainyXskyz
May I present to you.... HARRY OTTER! *insert hp theme song here*

Finished for the Scholastic Art Competition with 42 minutes to spare! I think its my finest procrastination job yet.

So, this is my third scratchboard, this time of a lovely otter whose photo was taken by B-F-G [link] (thank you!)

I hope you like it! I nearly stabbed myself with the exacto knife midway through and cursed myself and existence multiple times, but here he is, finished, after about a year, Harry Otter!

Enjoy. (:

art (c) me
photo ref (c) B-F-G
any talent (c) God
me still being alive after this (c) God (lol)
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Given 2012-01-04
Harry Otter by *rainyXskyz. The detail forged from this artists hand is truly worthy of praise. ( Featured by KovoWolf )
Critique by AliciaMarieCreations AliciaMarieCreations/critique/321717681">Dec 14, 2010, 5:02:21 PM
I had to give this all five stars. This is so incredible. I love the details first of all, you did a fantastic job there. I also love the idea - it is really unique. The way his hand fades into the black in such a contrast-y way is really interesting as well and his wand looks great. You paid so much attention to detail to create something realistic yet not something that can really happen in life. I also love the otter's expression, something about it just looks great.

You seem to do a great job with scratchboard, keep it up! I love it :D
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Critique by woxys woxys/critique/542814234">Jan 1, 2012, 6:53:58 PM
Many months ago, I promised you a critique - here it is! This is absolutely fantastic work and I can not believe it has just 160 faves - in my opinion, it deserves at least a week on front page and double Daily deviation :D

I am not into this sort of art, so I do not really feel like giving you real critique, which means advices what to improve or so. I just want to tell you, that I admire the effor you put into this work and the talent you have in general.

I hope many people will find this fantastic piece of art through this critique and they will apprecite your art with attention you deserve!
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beubah Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh this is everywhere on the internet, i saw it on an otter Facebook group with no credit so i image searched it and like 10 pages of meme pages showed up with this picture. Just wanted to say you ain't being credited also it is adorable !  
by the way if you are interested in what Facebook group it is, it's from…
Random-candy-lover Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shadowart9735 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I loaf Harry Otter!Thats literally what I call him check my gallery😊
Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderful work! :)
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Lutra75 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing artwork and awesome detalls especially the fur. Great idea also ;)
dexteradon12 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh hey, another scholastic winner. I think I got to see this one on display. Kewl
chertan-koraki Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is perfect. :heart:
Ikke46 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
This is sò gorgeous work, i BIG fave!!!!
Danyealle Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I just want to say that is utterly beautiful and an amazing job.  You have an incredible talent!
Eitvys200 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SpotlightHello, your work(-s) were featured here Spotlight

Stay perfect,
ottermann Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Hi. I saw this, and I was wondering about getting you to make one I could purchase. If you're interested, please contact me at: ottermann at g mail dot com
snivy27 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student General Artist
It's Hermione!!!
varshapeterpanda Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have been featured! :heart:Huld Maso…
KevinNichols Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
very nice-great character
TheRootPress Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013   General Artist
That's insanity...
julieexann Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not only is this really well done, but I love the humor as well! Great piece. :D
cbutleruf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
well done
Young-stoaty-chap Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't care for Harry Potter much, but this is amazing and funny!
frillyfins Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, this is awesome! Great job on the well deserved DD :D
smilinggoatstudio Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How awesome! Love the title. I have a graphite I did of an otter reclining titled "Otter Take a Break" and people just don't get it. Too obscure I suppose. But I digress, very nice. I am in awe of what can be done with scratchboard and hope your fingers stay intact so you can continue to create more of these sort of fab pieces.
ChinatsuChan1237646 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3 <3
REDVAMPIRE120652 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconotterplz:.....tappp tappp tap~ 4 ur pleasure~[link]
solariswoof Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang! This is mind-blowing! :O
Benzene-c6h6 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
congrats! this is really amazing.
TinasArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
:iconnox149::iconnox150::iconnox140: I feature you in my Journal ;) hope you don't mind :dance:
Larrygandalfp Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
My lazy typing brought me here. never have i been happier.
rainyXskyz Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks :3
RubySezWhat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw :icondawwplz:
Dtfolife Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is legit!!
I make my own scratchboard with a lighter, check it out [link]
nacho36 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HI-LARIOUS. THat is so funny and adorable!
physteddy Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is very good!!
ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
This is AMAZING. The lines are so delicate and intricate, and I can't believe I never made the Harry Potter - Otter connection when I first saw this. I also thought he was a conductor. XD. His expression is hilarious; he looks like a furry old man with glasses!
Tamar-UK Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Awesome - my friend thought it was a conductor, which is another interpretation of this wonderful picture!
DeviousDevilDoll Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
amazing, i would love harry potter more if it was about otters, thanks for the visual :iconbravoplz:
Tammi-sempai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
QQ-CRIER-T-T Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Suanin Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This made me laugh out loud! :D Brilliant work!
EnchantedDaydream Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazingly Adorable!
LitteRozy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Photographer
Harry Otter x3 That's epic! :meow:
WerewTerrefGrin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Brilliant and beautiful.
TanteFeluex Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist
this picutre is soooo fabulous!!! :D so much details and all the hair! love it! Did you produced the scrabboard by yourself or did you bought it? I only get some with copper undercoat!
One more time: great work!
Graphart-1 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work, though I have one question. Was it white or black on the outside?
rainyXskyz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The board starts out black, and you scratch away to reveal the white. ;) Hope that helped.
8AlnitakKaleids8 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, wow! This is really awesome! Funny thing is that my daughter has a sweatshirt with "Harry Otter" on it *insert hp theme song here* ! And...Congrats on your Scholastic Art Competition!, Shauna
Chaosluv Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
astutia Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
OH MY WOW. this is amazing!!

It reminds me of a t-shirt that I got from the Seattle aquarium that says "Hairy Otter" and has a cartoon of him as an otter. :D
MartaEmi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
This is wonderful, so much detail, looks like it took quite a long time = )
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Canon PowerShot A530
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Focal Length
6 mm
Date Taken
Oct 31, 2010, 10:43:35 PM
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