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Vance and Carmen Colored by tbolt Vance and Carmen Colored by tbolt
This came out a lot better than my first pic in this vein. Thanks again to :icondragon-furry: and :iconrj-pilot: for helping me past some anatomy issues!

Story:

Vance smiled. “Congratulations, Carmen, you just learned the hard way why it's a bad deal to take the Goathead Valley shortcut! Well, at least they're only flat on the bottom!”

Carmen rolled her eyes at the cliché joke. “This isn't that funny, Vance!”

“I would almost say that it's hysterical!”

Carmen's ears wilted and she put on her best hurt kitten look. Unfortunately the tall grey fox had his back to her. “Vance! What am I supposed to do now?”

“I'll head back to the ranch and get the big compressor, tire irons, a better jack. I should probably hit town and see if they have a set of tubes. With all those sidewall punctures, I don't know if we can reliably fix all the holes. You stay here and keep an eye on the Jeep. I should be back in a few hours.”

“I, what!??!” Carmen goggled, her ears fell flat, but her tail shook. “Leave me here?!?”

“Well, you did get all the thorns out. There's a decent mini compressor in the Jeep, but I don't know how long they will hold air. You can see how far you can get. Just be careful that you don't shred the sidewalls.”

“But, why not let me ride in your car?”

“Because you make the cutest expression of dismay I've ever seen, and I want to see how long I can keep you guessing!”

Vance had enough of a lead to escape Carmen's initial lunge.

“Come here you jerk! I'm going to claw that irritating smirk right off your smug snout!”
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:icontails-sama:
tails-sama Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her expression is adorable, but I'd want to claw his face off if was in her shoes too ^^; though I'm *usually* good at avoiding the temptation of shortcuts cuz it often involves dark alleys or pricky plants.
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Hee, hee, thanks!

Vance tugs her chain a lot, but they get it worked through! =^^=
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:icondragon-furry:
Dragon-Furry Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Heh.. turned out good man :)

Heh.. Vance better run fast :XD:
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! =^^=

(and thanks for all the help too!)

Quite Carmen keeps her claws sharp for just such emergencies! :D
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:icondragon-furry:
Dragon-Furry Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
LOL..

and your welcome :9
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Ffex Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Carmen's expression is indeed priceless!
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you kindly, and for the favorite too! =^^=
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:iconrj-pilot:
RJ-Pilot Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Heh, no probs man! The finished version looks great btw! :D
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks again for the assist! =^^=
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:iconrj-pilot:
RJ-Pilot Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
np dude :3
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Letrune Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Nicely drawn, you made out drawings very well from the lines... Is there a secret I might learn frm it, or a technique of it? :)

Poor Carmen seems to got bad luck that day... Perhaps a black cat crossed the road before her...? :D
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! =^^= (and for the favorite!)

Technique developed through observing others, actual objects, and practice! :D

(What Carmen doesn't know is the first time Vance went through Goadhead Valley, not only did he pop all four tires, but he managed to puncture the lower radiator hose, and break the fan belt! =^^= )
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Letrune Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Thanks for the tip, thought it is just hard a few times, when never-seen things are the topic. :D

Oh, Vance also a bit unlucky in this way...? Poor him... Thought I can dream and adore him being in the same situation as Carmon now. :D
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice colouring. with an interesting story to paste to it.
jerk :D hahaha.

could give ya a pointer.

Vance, you'd need to give him a butt else it does look like he's running backwards.
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! =^^=

Ah, I thought there was something missing down there!

Maybe he already laughed his butt off when he saw Carmen's predicament? :D
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep
Laugh his butt off :D
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Now he has to find out where it went! :D
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It got KICKED over the MOON :D
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spacewolfomega Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Wait... I'm trying to remember. Where's the rest of the story?

Nice work on the poses and the anatomy. The jeep looks good, too! You might want to make your shading paths a bit wider so they're more noticeable (like on Vance's arms, etc.). All in all, nice work!
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Heh, I don't think I posted the rest of that tale, this is the tip of a rather larger iceberg... =^^=

Yeah, I see what you mean on Vance's arm, I had to redo that a few times and was getting my layers tangled... ^^;

Thanks for the favorite! =^^=
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flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, Vince is a jerk <3
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You always hurt the one you love! :D

(Albeit, he's the one who got her the jeep, and he'll either be shelling out for the repairs too! =^^=
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