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Hoback Rabbit by CinnamonSoldier Hoback Rabbit by CinnamonSoldier
I love the story that goes along with this picture.
En route to Yellowstone National Park, there is a sleepy village in the midst of luscious grass, budding flowers, and dwarfing mountains. In this town, an artist fell in love with the landscape and settled down. He owns a cozy bunch of cottages he calls "Hoback Village."
Looking for a place to stay the night, I found the village and happened upon a simple magazine with a rabbit printed on the front. I registered the magazine as a source of drawing inspiration, which is pretty rare to run across on vacation. I asked the artist if I could borrow the magazine. He was a kind, old cowboy and let me keep it.
That night, I drew the rabbit which had sky-rocketed my inspiration levels earlier that evening. The following morning, I heard the agonizing struggle of my car's engine as it failed to start. It was the middle of no where, and all I had was a car which couldn't ever start it's engine. The artist was nice enough to give me a jump off his truck. I was thankful for one more chance to speak with the man. I gave him my drawing of the rabbit as thanks for his hospitality.
The moral of the story: If you ever stop at Hoback Village on your way to Yellowstone, ask the inn keeper about a rabbit drawing. ;]
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Spawn101com Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like the way you captured the natural flow of the hair without succumbing to the pitfall of becoming overly detailled rendering an artificial look. (Wow, did I just say that..?!:confused:)

Anyway, great job and a nice story to boot!
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CinnamonSoldier Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
many thanks. heh.. nicely put ;] lol I'm glad you think it looks natural. I've gotten a variety of other comments saying it looks like everything from metal to muscle o0
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zenatz19 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Damn I love the shading! Must've taken a long time to get it so accurate! :clap:
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moneeka Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's beautiful! The shading of the fur is perfect. And I like the story as well :)
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Great piece of work and great story to go with it! :clap:
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CinnamonSoldier Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Many thanks ^^ Happy to hear you enjoyed my story (and art)!
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