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Sly Cooper by Lurking-Leanne Sly Cooper by Lurking-Leanne

Most original title ever!

Well, this took me hours. I started the sketch last week, and slooooowly coloured this over the past 4 days with my terrible hand. I could have finished this in a day or two :p but I am pleased that I got it done at least.

So here's Sly Cooper, the lovable thieving raccoon :D I really enjoy his games, and I have been playing Thieves in Time lately. But thanks to my hand, I had to stop playing last week :C
But that game really rocks. I even like the new art style, it's actually easier for me to draw xD well I still have my own style, but yeah. There may be some more Sly related fanart from me as my hand recovers from the pains.

This is actually a giftart for a good friend of mine. He hasn't seen it yet (Im giving him the original in person, lol) but I hope he likes it. He's a fan of Sly, and well, I thought it would be great to draw Sly :D it has been YEARS since I last did! (2005) hope he looks okay here! Be gentle on me, I've only drawn him... twice now XD

Done with Copic Markers.
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Bliver-Sleeper Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love how he's drawn along with the scenery. beautiful
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What-if-Writer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
This look awesome! The sky and background shading is very detailed, and Sly's fur is really cool. He's drawn perfectly :la:
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StevezousClouds Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
l like drawing of sly 
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bobosmith01 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Sweet!
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jeremyrocks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
#1 around the world
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jeremyrocks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
how long did it take u to draw the magnificent sly cooper?
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jeremyrocks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
#1 fave!
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Saru-Starwind Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student
Such wonderful fanart of Sly. The coloring looks fantastic and I love the detail you put into the fur! :D :+fav:
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NostalgicOblivion Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow the way you did this with copic markers amazes me extremely! It amazes me :) I am such a die heart fan for SLy cooper and the gang :) Thanks for posting an amazing piece of artwork :D
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watersee Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I love it
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slyguy100 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
This looks fantastic!!
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BradGomics Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow very good job, i love the detail and shadowing!
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slycooper11 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow amazing work! :iconclapplz:
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vitamin-kae Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Only drawn him twice!? *chokes*

This is amazing for only drawing him twice! I really love the details :heart:
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Crashcandyness Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very beautiful work with colors.
Sly in your style it's AWESOME really adorable!!:heart:

YOU ARE A GREAT ARTIST.
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AcuraAquatosPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow this is so well done :D I love the colours and details in this :D One of the best Sly Copper pics I have ever seen.and belive me,I checked entire DAs and googles hits on Sly... XD
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks a lot! It's strange, because I didnt even try my hardest with this picture.... :noes:

But I certainly do plan to do more Sly related art when I can :-) looking forward to it!
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Kassanovas Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's some fine Sly Cooper'ing going on there Tara.
Beautifully coloured too,makes me want to draw some Sly stuff
too.Hope you plan to do another some day.:heart:;)
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MegS-ILS Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!! This is amazing!!! :D i love your colouring!!!!!!!!!!!! :squee: :squee:
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy! That looks awesome! And his fur! Fantastic shading. :clap: I think his expression really captures his personality perfectly!
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AgrizzleBear Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Oh wow, that detailing work and balance. I love it
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chao93 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am amazed.
How on earth do you make a GORGEOUS artwork of SLY COOPER with COPIC MARKERS?
I rarely see traditional art that is this beautiful! :heart: Can't stop looking at it ;A;
The more I look at it, though, the more I want to play Sly Cooper Thieves in Time. Come on, release it on EU already D:
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Had no idea Sly fans would like this picture 'that' much :faint:

But yeah, I always use Copic Markers so this is just normal to me :XD: thanks a bunch though! I'd like to do some more Sly fanart soon too...

I live in NZ, so I could not wait! (releases here on the 28th March) I just had to import Thieves in Time from the US last month :giggle:
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chao93 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Sure they would!

You're welcome :)

I live in Finland, but I ain't exactly sure when it's gonna release here (I see dates 27th and 29th March everywhere :confused:) I'd really like to stick with EU version, which is why I'm still waiting XD
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Sister-Nightingale Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well holy crap. This looks really AWESOME!! :wow:
I like how you did moon and all... :heart:
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CloakedNobody Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really cool! Sly looks awesome in your style!
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Fantasy-Fashionista Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! I really like the background!!! You did a great job with the building and the night sky! The moon looks realistic too!

Awesome job as always! ^.^
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RedSlashwolf Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This looks amazing, the background, the traditional Paris setting (Paris I'm guessing) and the value looks great. I also like the shining effect on the golden hook attached to Slys cane.
What I like the most is how you did the texture of Slys fur; it has that free flow style which I think is really neat. =)
Sly overall looks as cunning as ever, well done. =D
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polar27 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm sure your friend is going to adore this! I don't even know where to begin with commenting on this, it's great to see more full drawings from you again, you know me I've been a fan of your illustrations. No matter who the character is you have such a great way of incorporating them into your style, and I dig that. I remember your past Sly drawing, and though I liked that one, this updated drawing of him is way better. I mean for only drawing him two times he looks great, you make it look easy to draw him haha.
From the thumbnail I thought this was a digital piece. I love how you rendered the fur to look natural, most people try to give him "realistic" fur but can't get it just right, you accomplished to make it look natural and not forced on. I'm always blown away with the amount of detail you put into your drawings, all of the detail put together make this piece stand out, well all your pieces that is. For example the shading you did for his belt and especially the cane is great because most people would usually get lazy when coloring in small parts like that. It's awesome how you can blend these copic markers so well so it goes from a darker to lighter value, without looking all "scratchy?" Gosh I'm so intrigued by the movement of his tail, and his cunning facial expression is down to a tee. And golly I LOVE you for adding that awesome background, this is from the Paris level right? Sly 2 was the best in my opinion, though Sly 4 is growing on me X) But yeah wow you're so good at drawing structures, I want to commission you again one day when I have the money for a full drawing because they're always rock'n. And what a lovely sky, love how you colored the light from the moon casting onto the clouds. And it seems the light is gleaming onto Sly, not sure if you attended to but it does affect the foreground to be darker and upwards to be lighter, so kudos to you for doing that :)
Anyways I need to stop blabbering on, this is a wonderful piece and I assure you your friend is going to love it.
(I need to comment on more of your art, sorry I've been such a slacker with that. I have so much to say!)
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot, really glad you enjoy the pic!
It's odd, I actually find Sly very easy to draw. Especially with that new art style they're using in Sly 4 :D and yes, the background is based on the Paris level from Sly 2. I just looked at a screenshot to get an idea on what to draw for it =P but changed it.
And I love using the Copic markers, it makes colouring so much easier on the hand.

I'm hoping my friend comes around and collects the picture today, or else I'll take it into work with me and give it there :p (next week when I go back)
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Whoa! He looks great in your style. I love and I mean love the background. And again, I am so blown away that this was done all traditional. You still got it, that's for sure. :)
I'm sure your friend loved this, amazing job!
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NobrisAgni Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Even with your sore hand, this picture is still beatifully drawn, I must say. I'm really proud of your determination to finish a picture that you owe someone even with all of the trouble you are going through. Keep high with your optimism Tara! All those details are nice!
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... that's a really cool take on a cute and hunky-looking raccoon-dude! ;)
Love the detail on his fur, and the scenery looks great!
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ratchetlover345 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best pic EVER
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shaloneSK Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Awesome!! This is amazing! Love Sly 8D epic coloring job and detail ^_^
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BlueFireVixon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
that's amazing! I'm very glad to see that you have gone such a long way to get this good well done hun :)
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Verona7881 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TTMESAISSF!!!! = Thats The Most Epic Sly Artwork I Saw So Far!!!!
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
whut? this is epic :XD: ?

I feel odd because I wasn't expecting this pic to be 'that' good XD thanks anyhow! I'm eager to do some more Sly related art... just as soon as my hand is back to normal 8O
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Verona7881 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ffffffff! Its epic! Hahaha! Eeeep! Whats wrong with your hand? D:
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's been very sore from overworking with it at my job... so bad that I couldn't barely draw or write on Monday. So I'm currently on a 5 day sick leave ^^; but it has been getting better.

I still need to finish Thieves in Time too, once I can!` XD
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Verona7881 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As I noticed, this pic is based on Sly 2 right? Anyway, fffffff! I so would see moar of you of Sly! You are very good oWo And Ikr! I know the feeling to have pain in hand >:C and cant draw then! Beh! Well we get the game over 2 weeks. Well bit less than 2 weeks :D
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeap! I was looking at some pics to get an idea on what to do for the background so.. I chose Paris from Sly 2 :D
But yeah, Im already excited to draw some of the other characters once I get the chance :la:

And yeap, not too much longer until Sly 4 comes out everywhere else... D: a friend of mine who lives around here is still waiting too XD
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Verona7881 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha! Epic! I so want it.... srsly! :( I so love the villians! Fffffffffffffffff!!!
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MikeyAnthroVulupin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Hmm, I guess drawing Ace and his friends for so long gave you some pointers in how to draw hot guys well.

Either way, awesome drawing of Mr. Cooper, Double-L! (and I enjoy the looks of the background.):thumbsup:
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well Ace is still the hottest character to me :lol: (I've just been having a break from personal art for a while) but I am however, eager to do some more Sly related stuff when I can :XD:
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Whoa awesome!
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Gashu-Monsata Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dang, this is awesome! And I want to try out the game but it comes out at the end of the month haha. Was gonna order from the US like you did, but figured I'd just wait instead =P
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's definitely worth it, get it when you can :D

Im actually planning to sell my US copy to a friend cheap, and get the normal NZ/Euro version instead XD
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akorhaphi Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is flippin awesome and amazing~! :la:
And don't you worry about how you draw Sly, you draw him better than I ever could.
I actually haven't drawn him yet, but I'm sure I'd be terrible at it, haha xD
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wolfcub Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the dark tones and the details in the backgrounnd
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