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In the Embrace of Dawn

A private commission thats been a bit overdue! This year has been so full of ups and downs, I've just not been an overall reliable commissioner to deal with. HOPEFULLY that will change or I'm afraid I will have to stop taking commissions. For all those that have been waiting on me in one fashion or another, I'm sorry folks, I am trying to sort out things and get back into my normal groove.

A pair of lovers bask in the secluded warmth of an early morning sun. This piece took quite some time, and was, more than anything, a learning process. Mostly I learned 1. refine your sketch before you jump into painting it, or pay the consequences later. Go me for being a slow learner. 2. More is less, ugh I always end up learning the easier ways to do things after I end up making a ton of mistakes. Eh oh well. I had fun painting these 2 guys, and yes one of them is a grey tiger with red eyes, not a shadow saturated white tiger XD!

As always, there are things I wish I had done differently, things that drive me NUTS in the final piece and etc. But one must learn when to stop working on a piece for fear of losing their sanity or ruining the piece with frustration.

Technical Details:

Time taken: ?
Size: 20x30 inches at 300 dpi
Prints: yes, jumbo prints available in limited numbers, 8x10 prints 10$ US plus 3$ shipping & handling within the continental US (pm me if interested)
Watermark: eh unfortunately yes, printed version will be watermark free.

Critique discouraged for this piece since I a don't intend to go back and work on it again. Helpful critique to keep in mind for future pieces is ALWAYS welcome :).
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TrottingPeryton's avatar

How sweet and lovely.

dholedays's avatar
This would be so beautiful if not for that other tigers color scheme, it just doesn't jive well with the greens and yellows of the background IMO. Still amazing work. I suppose that's just the nature of commissions...
dholedays's avatar
I mean contrast can be nice but it's jarring when the rest of the artwork just radiates serenity.
dholedays's avatar
Wish I could edit on mobile, I'm referring to the red eyes specifically.

Nature has always had a really good aesthetic sense IMO. But I guess some people get attached to their bizarrely coloured critters.
ChronoGandit's avatar
Outstanding artwork.
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Avaze-Zolhusky's avatar
Awh that's awesome!! ^_^
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GothicChains's avatar
What a beautiful piece! I like how the red of the gray tiger stands out against it's dark fur! Nice work! Clap 
AngeliinaSwan's avatar
Tiger - My absolute favorite animal on earth. So incredibly stunning. Love it!
Growlie26's avatar
The tigers, especially the brown one, are absolutely magnificent!
Wolffjaw's avatar
That is sooo Awsome!
Barricade1991's avatar
wirklich sehr sehr schön geworden wirklich
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[link] You were featured here!
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Thats incredible *O* Its just what can is say amazing!
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Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

Greetings! :aww:
wow that is just beautiful. love the detal
IceCatDemon's avatar
This is just breath taking.. *purs* I wanna cuddle wif dem too.
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