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Abandoned Velma by ancalinar Abandoned Velma by ancalinar
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I got… a DD! Thank you, dA staff, for featuring this - I never expected this and I really appreciate the honour.

Also thank you, everybody who came by to comment - positive or negative, I read through every single one and thought on each. So many swung by to share your feelings and judgments and I'm truly grateful for every single one. :]

If you like my work, I'm available for commissions, just hit me up with a note!


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This painting.

THIS BLOODY PAINTING!

This painting gave me so much goddamn grief. I swear. I probably started and re-started the sketch four or five times, not to mention the half-dozen attempts to paint it. It was fighting me every step of the way, and just did not want to be finished.

Okay, now that I'm finished blowing off steam, let me tell you of the idea behind it.

I've seen numerous fanarts of Velma, depicting her as some über curvy and sexy and geeky fantasy material... and for some reason, I wanted to draw the opposite - a tubby Velma, an out of shape Velma, a having-finished-with-the-mystery-squad-letting-herself-go Velma... I mean, that happens, right? People get done with what they think are their glory days and kind of just... exist instead of living.

So here we have Velma that's been stood up on a date. I picture this being her first date with that particular guy, but not the first time she's been abandoned like that.

Instead of distress, I wanted to show her as being used to this sort of thing by now - she's gotten into a habit of bringing a book along with her, even. I would say she never held out much hope for succeeding with the date tonight, but, nevertheless, tried to make herself look nice. She's not grieving much, as her outlook on the whole situation is rather removed and philosophical after so many failures.

I wonder why she keeps trying?




There were actually two other ideas with Velma that I'd tried to paint, but neither one worked out - one was of her, much older, dressed in business clothes, stepping into the closet to retrieve her old 'uniform' and a spy glass, because another mystery calls; the other was of her trying to work out and get back into shape. Anyway, both ended up looking rather terrible, so I just stuck with this guy.


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Abandoned Velma by ~nebriniel ( Suggested by Agburanar and Featured by alexandrasalas )
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gabivampire Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student
aww poor velma
well at least she have a good book
i hope
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:iconancalinar:
ancalinar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I think her book is great. Probably some sort of forensics-themed one.
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:icongabivampire:
gabivampire Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student
:O
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:iconthe-artist-64:
The-Artist-64 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw. Poor lonely Velma...so lonesome, yet comfortable. Sounds like my kind of girl.

God I love this painting!
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Crimson-FireCat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw somebody do a really cute little doodle on tumblr of the guy showing up late because the florist forgot his order.
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ancalinar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Haha! Yes, I saw it too! It was really sweet. :]
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DocSpades Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to have a print of this someday, I'm in love with this painting.
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:iconancalinar:
ancalinar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You know, I really have no idea if I'd be breaking any IP laws by offering this as a print. o.o
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B4NG4R4NG Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
she's so cute and fluffy
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Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
There are lots of reasons to like this. It portrays a Velma who is not perfect, but is still interesting. She is doing something I can easily imagine her doing if she were stood up by (Some damn fool who should have been) her date. She's not moaning, but doing something she likes, in reading, while quietly enjoying a glass of (what appears to be) wine. This is an adult Velma, not a teenager or a child, and she's loveable.
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