Special Art of the Day #454: Qalcove – an Appreciation, Pt. 2

I Can’t Work Like This by Qalcove
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Hey Judy, stay on your own side of the fourth wall, why don’tcha?


Hello again everyone, and welcome to Part 2 of our Qalcove Appreciation collection.

Today’s album is a mix of some of our favorite Qal pieces from previous galleries, plus some we had on hand but haven’t posted yet and even a few recently discovered images. (Our featured pic is one of these.)  We top things off with a series of images created as gifts and/or tributes to Qal.

Enjoy…and don’t forget to show Qalcove some love if you ever cross paths with her, either online or IRL.


Our first image was the cover pic of our latest Summertime Collection.   Qalcove’s artwork has been the featured image in many an Art of the Day gallery…as you’ll see for yourself below.

Summers are Better Together by @QalcoveArt
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This one was the cover of our Easter Collection.  I was privileged to attend the livestream where Qal created this masterpiece.  She was such a delight to see working, and was even open to taking a few suggestions. (The bowed handle on Nick’s net.)

Happy Easter From Tokyo Disneyland by @QalcoveArt
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This one was the featured image of last year’s Christmas Collection.  It just barely beat out the image below for that honor.

‘Tis The Season (lit-up version) by Qalcove
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This one almost became the cover of our Christmas collection–except that’s not Nick and Judy in the pic, it’s a pair of OCs (Original Characters.)  More’s the pity, because I absolutely love this piece.  The squirrel playing Cupid on top of the fox’s head is Qalcove’s fursona.  (You’ll see more of her shortly.)

Christmas Week – Under the Mistletoe by Qalcove
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And here’s some more Qalcove pics from our Christmas Collections

I say…is there something just a tiny bit familiar about that snow figure?

Do You Want to Build a Snowbull? by @QalcoveArt
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 Snowbuns in Bunnyburrow lose more noses this way.

Christmas Week – A Quartet Of Roses by Qalcove
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And after Christmas, comes New Years.

Happy New Year From Savannah Central by Qalcove
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Next we present a series of images Qalcove created for the Zinktober challenge.

D1-Ring by @QalcoveArt
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This may be the most relatable picture Qalcove ever created.

D2-Mindless by @QalcoveArt
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D3-Bait by @QalcoveArt
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I’d love to have seen Qal do a fully realized version of this one.  Look at Judy’s face; what an amazing piece of work this is.

D4 Freeze by @QalcoveArt
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Of course Qal had to include at least one feral pic for Zinktober; she’s just so good at these.

D5-Build by @QalcoveArt
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And, of course, she also included a crossover pic, another one of her fortes.

D7-Enchanted by @QalcoveArt
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D10-Pattern by @QalcoveArt
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This is kind of a rare one.  Qalcove almost never drew pics of Zootopia’s secondary characters, (without either Nick or Judy in the frame that is.)

D11-Snow by @QalcoveArt
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D12-Dragon by @QalcoveArt
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♪ “Jungle life
You’re far away from nothing
It’s all right
You won’t miss home

Take a chance
Leave everything behind you
Come and join me, won’t be sorry
It’s easy to survive” ♫
Baltimora – ‘Tarzan Boy’

14-Overgrown by @QalcoveArt
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D16-Wild by @QalcoveArt
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Remember Judy, respond to each question with one of your own, and then answer that question.

Day 29: Injured by @QalcoveArt
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D 30 Catch by @QalcoveArt
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This pic is from the second livestream of Qal’s that I attended.  (I especially like her rendering of little Nick at top center).  She did this in a tandem stream with Beatz another of our favorites at drawing Nick and Judy in Feral form.

Livestream Feral pics by @QalcoveArt
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Detail from the above image.  I don’t think Nick can hold out for very much longer.

Don’t Laugh by @QalcoveArt
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This one was the cover of our ‘Someone’s in the Kitchen’ collection, gallery dedicated to all thing culinary.  It’s one of my personal favorite Qalcove pieces.

Spicing Things Up! by Qalcove
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And wouldn’t you know it, she later created a whole series of images, wrapped around the same theme.  Featured here for the first time.  (Not complete.)

Our Graduation by @QalcoveArt
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The Next Steps by @QalcoveArt
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Try Everything by @QalcoveArt
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First Impressions by @QalcoveArt
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“There, There, Carrots…”

It Still Worked by @QalcoveArt
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Fox Takes the Floor by @QalcoveArt
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One of our very favorite WildeHopps images, ever.

Opening Up by @QalcoveArt
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I’ve always loved pics of Nick interacting with Judy’s brothers and sisters.  This is another one we haven’t featured before.

Sing By the Carpalcas by Qalcove
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This too, is an image we haven’t yet featured.

Better Together2 by Qalcove
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This one we have; it was part of our ‘Under the Moon and Stars’ collection.

Let’s Celebrate Tonight by Qalcove
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Random doodles; but still one of the few pics Qal ever did that included Benjamin Clawhauser.

Random sketches by @QalcoveArt
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A pic created by Qal for our last Feral Fanart collection.

Bad Day 4 Feral Nick by @QalcoveArt
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This image was intended to illustrate a story that Qal planned, but sadly never got the chance to write.

Once in a Lifetime by @QalcoveArt
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Another story cover, this one created for OptimusPowere92.

Cinderella by Qalcove
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Here’s a birthday pic Qal created for another of our favorite artists, Monoflax.

Happy Birthday Monoflax by Qalcove
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And here’s a birthday pic created for her by Joaoppereiraus

Happy Birthday Qalcove2 by joaoppereiraus
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Another birthday pic for Qal, this one featuring her fursona.
By The Gory Saint

Happy Birthday Qalcove by TheGorySaint
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And that leads us into some more images of Qalcove’s squirrely alter-ego…by her and also by other artists.

Qalcove-sensei, otanjoubi omedetou by Koraru-san
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Qalcove together with the fursona of another of our favorite artists, Ziegelzeig, (Yes, this is the fox from the Mistletoe pic above.)

If it Fits, I Sits by Qalcove
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Nutcove by TheWyvernsWeaver
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Qalcove by Qalcove
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Two sketch-pics done by Qal of her fursona.  I love the second one, showing her running off with that grape.

Squirrely Antics by Qalcove
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Next up a series of commission pics Qal drew, featuring other people’s OCs.  (Not necessarily Zootopia fanart.)

Most Beautiful Ever by @SlyFoxSC1
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Two of a Kind Cover by @ansem_d
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R and R by @Gerry_AAB
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Lorenzo and Domino (Commission) by Qalcove
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The Colonel by Qalcove
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We wraps things up with some pics created as a tribute to Qalcove and all her work.

TYQal by @Stuffwell303
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Don’t let them get to you by @Ennesia_Art
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Qalcove Fursona by @ocerydia
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Support Qal by @AlexKonnrad
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And finally…this pic by Samur Shalem was created as part of an art-trade with Qalcove, a trade that sadly, she was never able to fulfill.  The lynx on her right is the fursona of CasVoiceActs, another one of her fans.  As you may have guessed from this piece, Qal is an avid surfer.

And that leads us to…

Art Trade by @SamurShalem
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This pic holds the record of having appeared in more Art of the Day collections than any other image…and it’s easy to see why.  You can almost hear the roar of the surf and feel the spray in your face when you look at it.  And is that saltwater I smell?  The expression on Judy’s face is just pitch perfect.

Ride on, Qal.  Wherever you go in life, may you always catch the curl.

Joyride – Beach Bunny by Qalcove
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Until next time…we leave you with this musical thought.

For Qalcove…


  1. Oh these are fantastic. I’m really curious at what the story behind #37 was suppose to be.

  2. I couldn’t make a single image as delightfully expressive as any of these if I tried for a year. From someone you don’t know Qalcove, thanks for all the wonderful art!

  3. Actually, I’m pretty sure Qal was able to complete the art trade with Samur. Qal was first to draw, then Samur drew the picture above. And I remember because Samur commented something about having to do it sooner than he thought because she posted her part of the trade. I suppose you can ask Samur to share the picture she drew if he has it.

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