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Warmth and Care by KatieHofgard Warmth and Care by KatieHofgard
Commission for Kur0, who is collecting a series of really cool images from other artists with her character! In real life she is a zookeeper, so each image is of her character caring for a different kind if animal. Recently she was involved in the care of a baby bat named Noah, a story which captured my heart. I have a huge soft spot for bats, but getting to see the pictures of little Noah all swaddled and being fed was just cute overload for me! So my contribution to her zookeeper series had to involve bats of course. =)

WIP shots are in my tumblr as usual - eskiworks.tumblr.com/post/6283…

10.5 hours in Photoshop CS6 with an Intuos 3 tablet
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:iconw17:
W17 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
aww, so cute ^_^
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:iconlunarasky:
LunaraSky Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm usually not a fan of anthros (don't get me wrong, they're just not my thing ^^), but it's impossible to not love this artwork. :D

Sweet idea, lovely topic and very nice art style. Shadow-Wolf and Kur0, both of you, keep up with the good work! :D
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WerewTerrefGrin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Baaaaats! <3
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:iconfreedomsoull:
FreedomSoull Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yessss <3
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:iconesuterure2006:
ESUTERURE2006 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Comfort and joy.
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:iconleeleechanlee:
Leeleechanlee Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful. :heart:
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:iconraniaelsayed:
raniaelsayed Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
mesmeric
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:iconred-rose-12:
Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
d'awww! neat!
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:iconthenekk:
theNekk Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!
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:iconcorvinore:
Corvinore Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Waw...socute...so...cute. ;;
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:iconlittlelinnemann:
LittleLinnemann Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
why cant i draw like this O.O Wow
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DrahgonWolves Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, so cute!!! And if anyone can answer this than it's fine but, is that a Flying Fox I see in the background??? <3
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lttttt Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
So cute!
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:iconscratchydragon:
ScratchyDragon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Amazing work! So precious!
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:iconkhelmer:
Khelmer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable! n..n
It is very thoughtful of you draw this.
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dwilliams Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
I like bats, too!  I think the mom's wings are really neat (are they to scale?).  Can you link to her story with Noah?
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:iconravynflight:
Ravynflight Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adorable!
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:iconroomble:
Roomble Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely adorable :heart: :huggle:
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:iconpikachulover2012:
PikachuLover2012 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aww, how cute. I love fruit bats so much. They're so fluffy and adorable. I love this pic so much. :heart:
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:iconmrdemarr10:
MrDeMarr10 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool as fuk!!
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:icon10animallover10:
10animallover10 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Aww so cute! :love:
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:iconfugimoto:
fugimoto Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
daaaaaw! <3 i love fruit-bats! X3
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:iconfoxred1988:
foxred1988 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good Work ^^ As aways :3

And Cute ^^ Very Cute this One =3 FAV
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:iconthekidwithaknife:
THEKIDWITHAKNIFE Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Defiantly feeling the warmth.
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:iconloveandbonestm:
LoveandBonestm Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is soooo touching!!! I love the older flying fox's face, it looks so real!!
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:iconthemiles:
TheMiles Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
This is hella adorable~
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:iconhawaiianstile:
hawaiianstile Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
i LOVE bats, this is an incredible piece, love it.
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:iconblackwolfsilverpaw:
BlackwolfSilverpaw Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's soo sweet :love:
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:iconunlikeablemegastos:
UNlikeableMegastos Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Mommy's here, heheh

It looks great, I must say
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:iconsergehanna:
sergehanna Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow! amazing!
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
I don't know what it is about your art, but it always brings me to tears >w< the way you put so much emotion into your work, the gorgeous expressions and beautiful use of pose and anatomy, and that always brilliant shading and lighting; it's just about flawless. I especially love this picture though, the sense of care and nurturing is nearly palpable~ and the bats in this are so sweet oh my goodness~! everything about it is precious, like a priceless moment in time captured perfectly! I absolutely love it 
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kashuarashi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
*watches her heart melt all over the keyboard* Baby bat! *_*
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:iconarabianwolf4:
arabianwolf4 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is a very nurturing picture:) (Smile) i always liked bats they're so cute
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:iconanimallover12411:
AnimalLover12411 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh this is so cute! I've always thought bats were adorable, but this just PROVES IT FURTHER :squee:
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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:iconchakat-shadows:
chakat-shadows Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Its nice.
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:iconnecrodeus:
Necrodeus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww, really love the cute soft feel to this.
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:icondefgon:
Defgon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
me and my mom had to boddle feed puppies recently cause their 13year old mom couldnt produce enough milk for them and it was her first litter, 7/8 made it
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xXNibiNoNekoXx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Dawwwww!!! x3 I love bats too! So god damn cute and flying foxes are too smart for their own good.
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FelldohTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D'AWWWWWWWWWWWWW :icontoomuchcuteplz:
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Enaxn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhhh I LOVE the way this turned out! I was a zookeeper for an entire summer, and it's SO so cool getting to know all those exotic little critters. I can't imagine how cool it must be to hand-raise one! I LOVE this picture too! I love the way the bat is wrapping its wing around Kuro like that. And I love the sort of muted greenish brown shading and lighting colors you used. The BG texture is really delightful as well. This came out really well ahhh! :heart:
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh what an amazing story and job.
i just adore the expressions in this. the tenderness of the zoo keeper. the caring mother bat 
and the cutie little baby
<3
beautiful lighting, such a sweet moment. 
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:iconsuriwox:
Suriwox Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cute ;__; 
amazing work :D
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KAKITORIMOKA Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Digital Artist
<font><font>quen trabajo muy lindo en serio me encanto :)</font></font>
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:iconvlower:
vlower Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student General Artist
pretty awesome and sooo CUTE CUTEEE CUTEEE :love: 
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:iconpoltergeistnaga:
PoltergeistNaga Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWWW! That made my day X3
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:iconcelestialspiritwolf:
CelestialSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww. This is absolutely heart warming! You can actually feel the tender and motherly atmosphere in this piece. You always do so well with creating the right air and emotion in your pieces. Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful! :)
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StoryShepherd Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww man they are so lucky to have been able to feed a baby bat. 

This is a stunning picture, I love the expression. 
So much is said by that expression. c:
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:iconj-harper:
J-Harper Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh. I really love flying foxes and fruit bats.
This is really adorable... You're too good.
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Wolfbaloo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awwww that's cute.
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