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This is a piece I just finished for my good buddy Eddie from Vet Tix for his up-coming art auction. Vet Tix will auction off this original artwork to the highest bidder during their fundraiser auction at the end of May just following Phoenix Comicon.

:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:

This is a follow up to the White Rabbit & Pikachu prints that I did last year, and final farewell to the White Rabbit costume my wife sports at conventions. Coincidentally Jessica Nigri (Pikachu girl) is also retiring her costume so I thought it was kind of a nice sentiment to the popularity of both cosplays that proved to be a big sucess.

If you haven't heard about Vet Tix, it's actually pretty cool. It's a non profit organization run my American military veterans that makes dreams come true for other military vets. They have a lottery of military veteran names and who ever gets their name selected is basically granted a wish and the awesome guys at Vet Tix will have fund raisers to raise money and make the dream happen.

One guy was given a full expense paid trip to Disney Land with his family, another guy won tickets to the Super Bowl a few years back and there's just a whole list of other great stories that Vet Tix has created in the last few years.

This time Vet Tix is having a professional comic art auction to contribute to the next lucky soldiers' dream, and this is one of the pieces up for grabs. Billy Tucci is a big supporter of the program so I'm sure he will have a piece or two in there along with a slew of other big name talent.

The art auction will we an online worldwide internet event on eBay and it open to everyone, not just military vets. The big kick off for the event in May 28, 2012 (Memorial Day) and is expected to run until all the contributed art is sold!

If you'd like to learn more about Vet Tix visit their web site: VetTix.org vettix.org/ or "Like" their Facebook page which will keep you up to date on the latest happenings and news surrounding the art auction. Vet Tix Facebook: www.facebook.com/VeteranTicket…

:iconsquirrelshaver: Pencils: me (Mike DeBalfo)
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Vet Tix: vettix.org/
Jessica Nigri: www.jessicanigriofficial.com/
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Copyright 2012 Mike DeBalfo

**EDIT - MARCH 2013 ****CLEANER SCAN UPLOADED**
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:iconkiihnascimento:
KiihNascimento Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
lovely ♥
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realizedesignsjason Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Nice
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:iconfishman0422:
fishman0422 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always find it difficult to do a perspective like this. .....obviously you don't!
References help though!
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:iconmainekaiza:
MaineKaiza Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
nice
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:iconlemiken:
LEMIKEN Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Two hot bunnies, what's not to like?
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:iconegnigmatic-king:
Egnigmatic-King Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Killer!!!!
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:iconrosirika:
Rosirika Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute and Sexy, Nice work!
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:iconstangace20:
Stangace20 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
is there a color print of this?
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:icontravinapple:
Travinapple Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i wish i could draw faces like you. all of your portraits are completely flawless. if you don't mind me asking; how do you do it?!
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:icondanielocelott:
DanielOcelott Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Exactly what I think. I'm not that bad but the female faces on his works are just...wow
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:iconbauerpower24777:
BauerPower24777 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Extraordinary render! Great angle, and tough to pull off, and yet you did so with great skill.

I see your *STOP* sign, so I was wondering a few things. One, has it been inked? Two, are you against people inking not-for-profit, for practice?
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nikkimagnusson Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
:kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss:
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:iconcloser2u:
closer2u Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist
do u have this in color??? i love the pencil
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:iconwerdghana:
WerdGhana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Artist
this is defenetly nice... i like your lines
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:iconcyberyanmar:
cyberyanmar Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
remarkable art!
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Artist
:clap: Amazing work! :clap:
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:iconjwiest:
jwiest Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't suppose there's a photo of your wife and Jessica like this floating around somewhere? :D
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:iconmehdianim:
mehdianim Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Great Pencils !
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:iconmehdianim:
mehdianim Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Great Pencils !
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:iconklanus:
klanus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
This is nice.
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:iconsupermarioart:
supermarioART Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect babes!;-)
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:iconkagami-no-kuni:
Kagami-No-Kuni Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Needs to learn how to draw people from "down" and "up" angle...
BTW, love the detail on the hairs :D
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It can be tricky but with some practice it gets easier. Thank for the comment!
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:iconkagami-no-kuni:
Kagami-No-Kuni Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome! :D
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:iconpalarsson:
palarsson Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
beautiful!
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkperfect:
Kperfect Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
that's goooodddly drawn !!!
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha. Thanks!
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:iconrssdragon:
RssDragon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! Magically well done... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you much!
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:iconrssdragon:
RssDragon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconwellingtonchino:
Wellingtonchino Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Wow! I'm loving it!
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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tZuB Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow! this is one of the best thing you did! Awesome! What I like most are the faces and in general the camera angle. You perfectly managed the bird eye view and their body look perfect. I'm sorry to know there won't be other bunny and pikachu cosplays but, well...I wouldn't have the chance to see them live anyway so if I can't, NOBODY ELSE WILL!bwhahahahahaha!
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! Since I did the strong worms-eye on the Rei piece I thought it's only fitting to attempt a good birds-eye as well. :)
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:iconmadpredator:
Madpredator Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Wonderland anyone?
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:icongremlich:
Gremlich Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Mate, consider supporting also Operation Ward 57 [link] . they are supported by my friends The Rogues [link] .
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:iconblackjamie:
blackjamie Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
sounds like a great organization...sorry to hear that the White Rabbit is being retired tho...those drawings are among my favorites...:)
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:iconbrunovicart:
BrunovicArt Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING :love:
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:iconorgnixstudios:
orgnixstudios Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
sexy!
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:icondesmondlogan:
desmondlogan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent work man
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:iconchristinamandy:
ChristinaMandy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:wave: Your work is featured in my journal here: [link] :iconbummiesplz: ^^
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconchristinamandy:
ChristinaMandy Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No problem!:hug:
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:iconnahp75:
nahp75 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
wow! :wow: love it.
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnahp75:
nahp75 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
;p
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:icondressydung:
DressyDung Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
man, i may have kept watching the tv show if pikachu was that hot
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha!
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KingUggi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Two beautiful bunnies :)
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