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Phantom Okapi by Magenta-Moop Phantom Okapi by Magenta-Moop
Influenced by another DA user (Phantom-Okapi, of course). I just saw the name, and this image jumped in my head...especially with the striped legs fading into nothingness.

Heh, just a doodle, but I like how it turned out.

Of course, you could assign all sorts of deep meaning to this...about the okapi's threatened extinction, and disappearing, and all that jazz...but depth was not intended.

Edit: decided to unscrap this, after a day of mulling (and some outside influences, heh) it seems like I should put this out. Though I'm concidering scrapping a few other pictures...

Because of this, I'll talk more about the picture. I actually basically traced a photo of an okapi (I didn't put it in photomanipulation because the photo is no longer there...) and added my own little trademarks, with the legs, and the creative liberties with coloring (especially on the face and eyes). The smoke was a real half-job, but it turned out decently.

Made in Gimp.
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:iconokapishomapi:
this is... amazing. just stunning. i love how you colored his legs, and how you didn't give him eyes. it's just perfect.

fave for sure....:clap:
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:iconmagenta-moop:
Magenta-Moop Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you like it!
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:iconnavarre:
I love Okapis ^.^ It's so beautiful too!
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:iconeattoast:
EatToast Jan 27, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
very cool...if there were vampmiric okapis, he's be one. WATCH OUT! HE'S COMING FOR BLOOD!! i like ths a whole lot!
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Magenta-Moop Jan 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Your comment and fav are much appreciated!
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:iconerinmid:
bleeeeeeee
i love the legs and how its all fade-y instead of a completley outlined and everything picture.
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Magenta-Moop Jun 27, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanky. I am happy with it as well.
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:iconphantom-okapi:
:glomp: The quality of this is so fantastic, I believe it should be unscraped- and I'm saying that because I truly believe it. I'm ecstatic that I influenced someone :heart: -=+save+=- What a divine image, absolutely stunning :heart:
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