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Big badass Mauti for Atrocias !! ;O;
This is the sixth fullbody I've made for this particular client, so I felt the overwhelming need to really put the elbow grease on this and man I am so glad I did.
Thank you so much for being a valued, returning client-- it's people like you who really touch the hearts of artists to know that someone keeps coming back for more.
You keep giving me cool OCs to draw PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING HHHHHHHHHHHH

Few notes about this particular piece that I feel like pointing out:
1) My first anthro commission in years (?); I'm trying to really break out of my shell and move towards greater flexibility in my work subjects.
2) A background after not drawing once since the great ARPG indulgence.
3) I worked on this for two days diligently, taking breaks every hour to get up and walk, eat, etc-- adding up to about 15 solid hours of work. (!!!) 

TIME FOR APEX TO BARF IN THE DESCRIPTION

Yes, this is clearly far undervalued at just a fullbody, but it was my personal choice to go to the lengths I did for this artwork.
I don't do this often and it should not be seen as an expectancy when commissioning me.
It was a peaceful experience and opened my eyes to what I am capable of, despite lacking the superior educational value of some artists out there.
You as an artist are capable of so much, and with diligence provided, can achieve. Never, ever doubt your abilities.

I owe a bit of this piece to Gimurei as well for sending me some wonderful books that really inspired me to get back into my long gone drive for polished work such as this.
There is a long, difficult backlog that's been sitting since January that I need to tend to now that I feel like I actually have the spirit to do so.

In terms of my health and condition;
My right hand was repeatedly treated with lidocaine and wrapped up for the very few instances where minor soreness and pain surfaced during this piece.
For those of you whom are newer to following me and don't quite understand, I was diagnosed and later treated for Tendinitis in both of my hands last year, resulting in permanent nerve damage.
I have to take art much more slowly than I used to and take breaks very often to keep from my hand from scrunching up in pain for several days; which, unfortunately, tends to now scare me away from fullbodies and more laborious efforts. Yet, being the stubborn boob I am, I refuse to let this hinder me and continue doing what I love. (with proper care for my hands prioritized |'D)

I did mention a few days ago that my days were roughed up by sleep interruptions and nausea; often offset by anxiety and problems with my stomach being unable to break down foods at times.
This is something normal for me, I've grown up wrestling my gut and was never really told anything to fix it other than to be very adamant about my dietary choices. Poor choices results in a sour stomach and more times than not, me waking up due to said stomach while sleeping. Started to pick up some probiotic drinks after these occurrences began to become daily, and I've been on better footing since then. ;o;
Thank you guys for being considerate of me, many of you wished me better during my irregular streaming sessions and I do appreciate it!! ♥

Last but not least......... I'm possibly gonna be going to Seattle with a friend for Anthro Northwest!
I won't be selling there since I have zero merch and need to learnt he ropes LMAO, but for those of you who are going to the con, I'd love to meet some of you given that plans work out! C:

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:iconravenheart1984:
RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
fucking badass
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talikira Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
So good 🧡
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Eden-West Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I managed to jump on this stream for a few seconds and loved what was going on! You really did a fantastic job with the details in this! @_@
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AntiDarkHeart Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Oh dang the motion and detail in this is amazing!
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BaraKaan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't help but ugly sob over bae either, lmao. It's felt like such a journey with this boi, but its definitely ended up to be such a lovely turnout and you do Mauti so much justice. Always enjoy seeing the precious boi and the way you've gotten the background to sync so flawlessly well against his palette is super gorgeous. That lighting across his body, the way it shines through the trees, and the reflections off his swords are such wonderful touches. His dynamic pose and expression show that rugged, ferocious side that encapsulates him so well. Love everything about this and it's super motivating to want to do more developing things with Jess on him c: Stunning work Arii!
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AxlVohx Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love how you do background <3
The colors, the pose, the details! Everything looks amazing! ;w;
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The-Monster-Shop Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018
This is absolutely amazing! ;w; 
I watched a lot of the streams where you were drawing this and it was really cool to see the process, especially your attention to detail with the shading!  
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Milay Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I love this
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Velkss Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm absolutely blown away by the dynamics and details of this painting.. very inspiring!! Amazing job
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armandsteven Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it that a werewolf? nice one
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EchoSpuffy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018
omg this is magnificent, really really incredible!!!
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armandsteven Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it that a werewolf? nice one
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SlickClaw Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
AAH IT'S so PRETTEH
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Atrocias Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DONT MIND ME IM JUST UGLY SOBBING OVER THIS. I cant wait to see this on my computer once I get home Im just dying from my phone already.. you are an amazing artist and I cant thank you enough for pouring so much heart and soul into this piece, it means so much to me and I tricky appreciate all of your hard work so much!! ;-; Ill comment more when I can actually soak in all of the details when Im home ugh.. *lays here* 

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T-Lahti Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
FREAKING AWESOME STUFF, another wonderful piece of your beautiful boy Love 
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Atrocias Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YESS! :heart:
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sh-adow-13 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow looks really good
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SilverFang-00 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was amazing to watch this being during your stream! Your artwork is always so stunning! From the dynamic pose, to all the fine details and nuances, exquisite!

Sorry to hear about the gut stuff, ugh I'm in the same boat. I have GERD *and* Gallstones but I don't have the 3k kickin' around for the surgery (thanks 5k deductible). One thing I've found that helps is Dandelion Root tea if you're up for trying anything new! It surprisingly didn't taste as bad as I thought it was going to and it seems to settle your stomach and aid digestion. As much as everyone says 'watch what you eat', the pasta calls to meeeeeeeee...
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Siphiri Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOWO
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insyndiar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omgg look at how pretty!! <3
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Thalbachin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This is such a cool piece, loving the details and the background as well as the dynamic pose!
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Nupho Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018
Awesome details! :D I wish the pic wasn't so blurry though ;;
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poptheblimp Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018
Shocked :yay:  

Arii, this is one of your best pieces of artwork to date! The detail in the fur, the leaves, the swords, the face, and everything else is giving me goosebumps. This is more than perfect! 
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ScarletKnightReterns Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018
HOLLY PEPPERONI! THAT’s AMAZING WORK! Now I just have to break out of my own damn shell.  
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