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Bird Sidewalk by KatOtter Bird Sidewalk by KatOtter
So I entered a chalk drawing competition last weekend, and walked away with first prize. I don't know if I feel worthy, but its kinda nice to get some recognition for something I've been doing for a while for nothing. :)

Edit: A DD!?!?! Holy cow! I'm..I'm so very honored I don't feel worthy at all SOBSOBSOB TTTTwTTTT Thank you so very much! I must give credit to my best friend :iconn0messages: she's been my constant art buddy for the last year, and together I think we've been helping each other grow to be better artists and she's the best help I've ever had. Thank youuuuuu.
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Bird Sidewalk by ~KatOtter ( Featured by kiwi-pdd )
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little-space-ace Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I'm going around finding things to submit as DD's, and I found this one and I'm about to see if you've already had a DD in the last 6th months, when I scroll down to find it's already been suggested.
So, point is, it's awesome! :)
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KatOtter Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you I'm honored that you and many other people seem to really like it. Now I just wish that I felt worthy of it all.
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little-space-ace Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha np~
And you are! It's really creative, and not to mention, the art is quality ^^
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spring-sky Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magical and pretty . You deserved the first prize AND the DD !! Congrats .
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you.
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Phoenixofdarkness62 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome! :D
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Phoenixofdarkness62 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you kindly. I'm still stunned, but I'm gratified none the less. :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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MsLissome Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
This is depressing! Iīll never reach this level. :bucktooth: - I love, that you added your arm (drawn) and the chalk is drawn, too. :D:D
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm flattered by the praise but hey now...I realize you mean the first part as a compliment, but its a really bad idea to predict self failure. If you say something long enough, you will start to believe it. So its best to turn doubt into something positive instead. I usually feel so deficient compared to all the awesome talented artists here on dA that I practically have to live by the mantra "I don't really think I'm good enough, but someday with sweat and work I will be." That way I can acknowledge my flaws, and then start fixing them. :)
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MsLissome Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words - You are right, itīs a bad idea... Brain works exactly like this.
I use this phrase only for drawings. I donīt have any illusions about my level. :D - itīs middle-class at the most - but I donīt have any ambitions to improve earnestly, either. So I can risk to reprogramm myself IMO -
I like your composition here... you added the artist. :D:D
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koshplappit Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable! ^-^
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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koshplappit Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   General Artist
:clap: I love sidewalk chalk art. :heart: Congrats!!
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner May 8, 2013   General Artist
:) You're welcome
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fleatail Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
QAQ I love this. The Cockatoo is well done. The Phoenix as well. I can't place the third bird though :(
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much. The middle bird's supposed to be a swallow, but he ended up a little broader face then I intended. Pity that, he was supposed to be the central focus as the park the competition took place in is swarming with the little fellows, but I think I should have developed him more.
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fleatail Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's still good. I've never actually seen a swallow before, so that explains it. :D You did a very good job.
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh they are terrific fun. They prefer to build their nests riiiiiight over the doors of buildings, and will then spend their days chittering arguements at each other and swooping around chasing each other at low altitudes and high speeds like little feathery jet fighters. As if this wasn't entertaining enough, they don't care about people at all and often ignore them completely buzzing peoples heads and scaring the bejeezus out of unsuspecting people. I love the little scoundrels that I do.
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fleatail Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, i wish we had them here! They sound so adorable! We have robins, robins and more robins :(
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh believe me, we've got too many of them too. Swallows can actually be found over all of the United States but they tend to only be seen in areas that they like to breed and feed in. For example the reason they show up on my university's campus is that they like the old stone arches over the doorways, because they are perfect for building their nests.
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fleatail Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That would explain it...
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Infiltr8 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Oops only just noticed that the hand isn't real.....
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Darn that forced perspective thinking its all real and stuff. Being all tricky and whatnot. :P
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Chateaugay Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Congratulations on both counts! I love your idea and your subject!

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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I don't think I've ever started a bird painting that didn't end up being a load of fun, so the subjects always a winner. :meow:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aw shucks. Thank you very much. :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Monsoni Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Very nice!
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you kindly. :)
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cliselle Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is like, chalk-drawingception. >u<

I love it!
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*cue that foghorn sound from the movie*

Thank you, :)
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shadowluminata Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Artist
Congrats of the first prize! This is a really amazing piece of work (and I've seen many sidewalk drawings in the city... this takes the cake over all of them) You have a real talent here and definitely earned it.
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I don't really have any friends who chalk draw, so its very gratifying to hear that my work can stand on its own feet. :)
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xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Duuuuude! This is amazing! I love how you drew the hand drawing it and the chalk down at the bottom, I thought they were real at first!
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm way too amused by meta imagery. But seeing as how I still have trouble with hands, I happy to hear people think it turned out well. :)
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xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You did an awesome job on the hand ^w^
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Philiphe Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Great!
A well earned first prize, and, of course, the DD...
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Idk there was a pretty awesome Batman drawing I kinda wish had won. It was good AND it was Batman. Double whammy. :)
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Philiphe Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Of course, because of Batman!
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AdrielWrath Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
<3
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KatOtter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Zephyrift Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Artist
Cool!
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