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A piece inspired by my dear friend  :iconmaquenda:'s character as well as our friendship over the past few years.  This piece was started a few years ago now while I was visiting Taiwan but just never seemed to be finished. On tidying my computer I came across it again and decided to see if perspectives had changed enough to bring it to completion. Turns out they had. Sometimes it pays to step away from a piece when you feel you are grinding it, though most of the time I advise myself to work the piece while the idea's roots have first taken hold. A great many pieces I start and lose steam for along the way don't get finished, but I often keep them and return to them in an idle moment. With the turning of the old year into the new I have a tradition of tidying house and computer before I turn to the new page. This is also a time of reflection and I found myself feeling extraordinarily grateful for the influence and color this vivacious person has brought into my life. Thank you Maquenda.

 

Size: 7200x4000 300ppi

Tools: Photoshop CS, Wacom Intuos 2

Prints: My Storefront

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CapscesDigitalInk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
Brilliant work!
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CharlyJade Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
This is extremely beautiful
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JinxyDiva Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Very pretty Heart 
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thebalancer20 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
love it ^^
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PhotosCrystalJones Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it !!!  Heart  Heart  Heart  
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skymongol Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
good
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ShimmerVenom Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
So BEAUTIFUL! :iconiloveyouplz:
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myzeth2008 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
The colors and concept are wonderful!
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Summer-Lynx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
wow this is beautiful
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L-James Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
Looks amazing, so bright and full of life!!
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Glitterwater Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!!
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Bafa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Yay!! So great to see you post something here!! :) Stunning work of art as always!! You are so very talented and awesome!! :worship:
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xxcrazykittyxx2 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
aww
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Oha Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016   Filmographer
Everything is so soft and well-balanced...

So delicate... with a great rhythm... In each detail, working together.

You are a true artist <3
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kaseylsnow Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous. I instantly thought of Maq when I saw this thumbnail, you did a great job capturing her essence. I need to take a page out of your book and revisit some old pieces as well. Sometimes old concepts can have new life with fresh eyes a few years down the road. I often have that experience when looking through old sketchbooks.
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ImportAutumn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful tiger! 
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KiaraCMNoite Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Veery nice :-o
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Pixel-Coyote Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So manly
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A0ENA Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Student General Artist
so incredible
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ThePaintedDog Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww this is beautiful Balaa. Been so cool to watch your art over the years.
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Lunewen Featured By Owner Edited Jan 11, 2016
Hawwww *________*
I didn't know you were working on it for so long !! I was so fan of you process !! *w* 
So happy to see it finished !! :happybounce: 

The composition is perfect !! I love the cool colors you used on it, the serenity I feel by watching it, and the constrasts in some points !! A new masterpiece in my Inspiration collection *u*
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FireflyDances Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely!
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xY-a-z-z Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
beautiful!! <3
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
good job
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LadyOfManyArtForms Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW How gorgeous is this so beautiful!
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Eraili Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
What a beautiful picture <333
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KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanna smoosh her face! So fluffeh!!! 
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
fantastic
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Freakconformist Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fluffiest tiger ever. :D
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13lolol Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh man those time you spent away to develop your skill and then coming back to your old piece is definitely worth it! this looks MAGNIFICENT. i love how sweet the colors you choose, and how tranquil the atmosphere looks. i'm bad at drawing animals so seeing animals drawn in unique ways are always fascinating to see :)

keep up the good work! i'll use your advice on taking a break from a piece heheh XD
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Maquenda Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I am forever grateful for our friendship and words cannot decribe how much I love you and how incredible this piece of art is...;_____; 

Thank you for seeing Maquenda (and Nimmeth!) so clearly. You portrayed her with so much love...With the butterflies it brings back so many childhood memories, and new ones of our friendship <3

Thank you   <333
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