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Out by the Gate by GrymmBadger Out by the Gate by GrymmBadger
A commish that's been on the to do pile a bit too long. I like how vibrant the vixen's coloring came out. Feels odd to have been commissioned for what's essentially a "cutesy" piece.

Character (c) ciaran_skye
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kadeathnas Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing job;P
bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
She's so cute!!!  I wanna hug her!
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
MercenaryBlade Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Yay, found a colored version!
Animewolfgamer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Very nice. 
boundjoey Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
i really think this is very interesting.. there's not a whole lot of art featuring human males and anthro girls.
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done looks very nice and sweet nonetheless. :meow:
biocoal Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Wow, this is great.
Scholar57 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Excellent overlapping with the bushes and vines. The values in EVERYTHING are so awesome! Those shadows under the window ledges really give the background depth from what may otherwise have looked flat. Great texture, too. The cobblestones, leaves, metal gate, and curving bricks make the whole picture pop.

And of course, the characters. Their clothes' designs, colors, and values are faboulous. The lines in the vixen's tail flow nicely. I don't know how long I've searched for a work of art like this, but let me just say, "Thank you so much for creating it!" Some say humans and anthros shouldn't be paired together, and perhaps this might be the same in this picture's world too. Maybe they're meeting in secret. But I love the idea that two people with such differences can learn about each other and even fall in love. It's really inspiring, as well as heartwarming. If there's a story to this piece, I would love to read it.

Once again, thank you. It's so great know there's work like this out there.

One more thing, I think the scenery is beautifully symbolic. The background with its hard walls and geometric windows looks like a place where strict rules and tradition are followed. But outside the metal gate, flourishing organic plants grow, suggesting change and freedom. The man's position being closer to the building and the vixen being more outside in the open gives a hint at where these two are coming from. With that gate open, these two lovers can meet, free to be in love. Simply magical. :-)

By the way, what kind of plant is the man holding in his left hand?
GrymmBadger Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My thanks for such kind words!
Unfortunately my answers to your questions will fall a bit lackluster due to this commission being so old and my memory mainly taken up with my own comic details and stories.
As far as I know this was based on a story the commissioner wrote. A googling of their user name might turn something up for you on that end.
As for the plant, it appears to be a bunch of holly branches. Holly seems to echo as correct in my memory.
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