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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Seth DotsonMale/United States Recent Activity
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My sister's cat by sethd2725 My sister's cat :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 4 3 A friend's cat by sethd2725 A friend's cat :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 5 0 Moorish Idol by sethd2725 Moorish Idol :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 4 0 Tyrannosaurus rex by sethd2725 Tyrannosaurus rex :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 33 11 Apatosaurus head - colored pencil and gouache by sethd2725 Apatosaurus head - colored pencil and gouache :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 5 0 Under the Stars 3 by sethd2725 Under the Stars 3 :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 0 0 Under the Stars 2 by sethd2725 Under the Stars 2 :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 0 0 Under the Stars 1 by sethd2725 Under the Stars 1 :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 0 0 Apatosaurus head - Watercolor by sethd2725 Apatosaurus head - Watercolor :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 12 10 Apatosaurus by sethd2725 Apatosaurus :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 9 4 Under the Milky Way by sethd2725 Under the Milky Way :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 6 2 Springbok Tattoo Design by sethd2725 Springbok Tattoo Design :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 4 0 Tylosaurus Pursuing Ammonite by sethd2725 Tylosaurus Pursuing Ammonite :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 11 0 Oceanic Whitetip Shark by sethd2725 Oceanic Whitetip Shark :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 1 0 Leatherback Sea Turtle by sethd2725 Leatherback Sea Turtle :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 0 0 Polar Bear by sethd2725 Polar Bear :iconsethd2725:sethd2725 0 0


Ginger Cat - Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts Ginger Cat - Ballpoint Pen :iconvianaarts:VianaArts 2,825 499 Barry's ammonites by namu-the-orca Barry's ammonites :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 229 65 Diplocaulus displayed by PeteriDish Diplocaulus displayed :iconpeteridish:PeteriDish 23 28 Cephalaspis by PeteriDish Cephalaspis :iconpeteridish:PeteriDish 30 26 Camel spider 4.0 by PeteriDish Camel spider 4.0 :iconpeteridish:PeteriDish 22 15 refueling station by PeteriDish refueling station :iconpeteridish:PeteriDish 14 30 The ugly ugly giant Endoceras, full of issues by Bestiarius The ugly ugly giant Endoceras, full of issues :iconbestiarius:Bestiarius 32 8 Cheesy bites pizza by mylesterlucky7 Cheesy bites pizza :iconmylesterlucky7:mylesterlucky7 7 4 Iris by AmongstTheShadows Iris :iconamongsttheshadows:AmongstTheShadows 12 0 Drawing of a lynx by EsthervanHulsen Drawing of a lynx :iconesthervanhulsen:EsthervanHulsen 774 146 Macro eye by mancae90 Macro eye :iconmancae90:mancae90 2 0 eye macro 1 by M4773 eye macro 1 :iconm4773:M4773 9 5 Star Wars - Peacekeeper (Obi-Wan Kenobi) by thetechromancer Star Wars - Peacekeeper (Obi-Wan Kenobi) :iconthetechromancer:thetechromancer 538 44 Star Wars - Whispers of the Past (Ahsoka Tano) by thetechromancer Star Wars - Whispers of the Past (Ahsoka Tano) :iconthetechromancer:thetechromancer 817 123 Shego by al305sr Shego :iconal305sr:al305sr 1,612 161 Kim Possible by scri3e Kim Possible :iconscri3e:scri3e 344 55



My sister's cat
I wasn't using any references when I drew the basic outline, which is why some of the proportions are a little wonky (big head/ears, small butt).  In retrospect I wish I hadn't used primarily black pen to shade red fur, plus I now think the practice of simply adding dark shading atop flat colors to be a rather puerile technique, I think the drawing turned out to be a good exercise.  I have enjoyed experimenting with fur.  I want to start trying out some more complex fur textures and try placing a little more visual emphasis on each individual hair.
A friend's cat
I drew a cat for a college friend from some photos he sent me.  I think it turned out okay.  It was my first time attempting a real fur texture.  I've drawn furry animals before, but I'd only sort of implied fur, since I used pen stippling for most of my old art.  I was using felt-tip markers for the fur around the face, but the colored pencil wax kept ruining them, so I switched to ballpoint for the fur texture on the lower body, which gave it a slightly violet hue.  Another friend pointed out that I was kind of lazy shading around the legs and lower body.  Using photographic referenced helped to keep the proportions correct, but I was a little off on the facial symmetry since I wasn't using any measuring techniques.
Moorish Idol
A drawing I did back in November.  Normally a very brightly-colored fish, I sort of washed the colors out by mistake trying to emphasize surface texture and detail.  I'm still trying to work out a good technique to capture complex surface texture while preserving color details.  I was new to colored pencils and hadn't figured out burnishing yet, so you can see the pencil lines where I was trying to blend colors together.


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Seth Dotson
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I am a college student who enjoys making art in my free time. My focus has always been traditional art; drawing in particular. Lately, I have focused making art using the pointilism technique with pen. My favorite subject is biology, especially zoology and palaeontology. I also enjoy drawing people.


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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!Birthday cake  icon Birb intensifies
San-Chu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you for adding Rapunzel to your favorites :)
Rain-T Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding "In a Different World" to your favorites! ♡
xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
hi Seth! thank you so much for :+fav:ing my art!! :hug: :dalove: hope you'll check out the rest of my gallery! :D

sssslither by xthumbtakx
Virnavus Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016
Thanks for the fav! :)
Oladara Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching!+fav Hug 
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