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Kissed by the Morning by balaa Kissed by the Morning by balaa
This was m project for the last two days, mostly starting as an experiment with light, color, shadow and a new style that finds itself wedged between the cartoon realm and the realm of realism.

This picture goes out to my deaaaar DEAR friend Trish . HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!!! I love ya girl, hope you like your creation Cougari!

Best of wishes to you this new year, hope we meet again sooooooon!

work hours: 10+
layers: 10
Photoshop size: 9.4 mb
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Given 2005-01-02
Something about the nice, big puppy-dog-like eyes just makes me doubt that this creature will one day turn into a cunning and ferocious hunter. Regardless, Kissed by the Morning by ~balaa is a wonderful digital painting of a lion with enough detail to make you want to reach out and just touch its fur. ( Suggested by EmmaEsme and Featured by halfliquid )
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Lustanjo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Cuuutie!
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Loulou13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you accomplished your goal. It is definitly not cartoon. And not quite realism.
Very lovely.I
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Loulou13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I was going to say I really love the eyes.
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Loulou13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you accomplished your goal. It is definitly not cartoon. And not quite realism.
Very lovely.
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Rheiwolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
WOW!I love your artwork, it looks so real!
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:iconsztewe:
sztewe Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beutiful Work!
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:iconnairazak:
Nairazak Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the eyes :D
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:iconreddragon33:
RedDragon33 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
* speechless* O.O
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:iconkeaze:
Keaze Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Amazing job on the lightning and fur! You did a fantastic job on combining realism and cartoony style! Looks like a CGI version on The Lion King! Amazing job
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Xio101 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
wonderful! I love your gallary sooo much :D
I saw you say that this was supposed to be a mountain lion but it really looks like just a lion ^^;
:+fav:
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Sephenangels Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
good art

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I like it to do my thing Sephenangels....
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TigraAngel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
I think your friend will LOVE this for her birthday. Beautiful. As you may know, I am a huge fan of your work.
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RainDreamer13 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Student
One word:
wow
Beautiful piece of work!
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bobbysnaw Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006
its is beautiful bbz 1 of my friends is asking how long did it take




the detail is absolutely amazing i love it its the best piece of art i have seen so far
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Potfur Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
This is my favourite picture from yor gallery, I think!
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Flaming-Scorpion Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006  Student General Artist
:jawdrop: wow................those eyes just pull you in and the gaze seems so warm and innocent. it makes u wanna pet em!!! :love:
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Szelenbaum Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006
adorable :D
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Twitter Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005
Wow, this is so pretty!
She looks so... gentle, the way the light's touching her!
+fave!
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Scribbley Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2005   Photographer
You have some of the most beautiful pictures
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:iconsouthercomfort:
southercomfort Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
You could soften the outline a little.
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KissimiCrazy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005
I have one thing to say and one thing only!

If I could draw lke you. I'd be a much better artist than I am now. :P
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campsoup1988 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2005
agreed! I wish I could draw, but I cant!
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campsoup1988 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2005
beutiful!
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PrincessTigerLili Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconbalaa:
balaa Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005  Professional General Artist
I swear I LOOOOOVE your icon...How do people make those?????? I want a blinking kitty the likes of cuteness lkike that..its just sooo..CUTE it rots meh teef ouf...I need dentures!
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PrincessTigerLili Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
It's an animated GIFF
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balaa Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005  Professional General Artist
that much I gathered ;)...I just havent figured out how to make them do that XD..Ie what programs people use for em.
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PrincessTigerLili Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I used Adobe Image Ready
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aluinn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005
Beautiful; Nanook you sure are lucky ;)

Congrats on the DD, it's an absolutely lovely peice of work and definitely deserved the recognition (you & the art ;) )
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Sabretooth-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very cool
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neb-tssg Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
Awww it's so beautiful. It looks like a real cougar. I want to hug it. :giggle:
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megarathewarrior Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
I love this, it's face is so sweet. ^^
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caracal Featured By Owner May 23, 2005  Professional Photographer
Beautiful !! :clap: :clap:
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sky665 Featured By Owner May 7, 2005  Hobbyist Filmographer
I hope I could be that good one day :3
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SonPan Featured By Owner May 4, 2005  Professional
yyyyesss, i love the mixture! it's SO beautiful! *-* although since it's such a graceful creature, it looks more like a cheetah to me than a lion ;)
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balaa Featured By Owner May 4, 2005  Professional General Artist
supposed to be a mountain lion..but yuss the ears and such are more lionish but I think thats because I was trying to model her after my friend's chara design.
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Beckwee Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
This is so amazing, so much detail & hard work gone into this piece, it's gorgeous! :thumbsup:

Oh and defintley a :+fav: on my behalf! :nod:
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Pantoja Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
hi... itīs amazing... Powerful... awsome... GREATEST work that i saw !!! please could u give me your psd souce? i need to study... PLEASEeeeeeeee
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makica Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
Aww... such a cutie {{{:
Great work!
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KatCardy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005  Professional General Artist
ahh!! now I know where I recognised your name from!! I came to see this the da it was DDd :] - you're fantastic :) I added you to my watch list then but I disabled all my incoming deviations cos of school work.. time to enable yours again methinks.. work like this is too beautiful to pass up on!! :)
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Faizah Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005
Wow! Your coloring is really mind-blowing, Balaa! :D

Hmm, the only problem I notice about this piece is that she looks very lion-ish. She is supposed to be a cougar right? Cougars have smaller, more narrow nose compared to lions - giving them a look similar to domestic cats. :3

But wow, this picture kicks tail!
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just so wonderful! I really like that cartoon/realism style. The colours are great too, and the fur on the chest looks very realistic - well done! And the eyes are excellent - that's what captured my eye in this. :)
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Zanehgoose Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2005
Holy shizzle. O_O Everyone PWNS. The shading is sexy.... |D
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inuyashaluva Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
Wow, just WOW. @w@ This is absolutely GORGEOUS! :love::heart: My words cant describe how awesome this picture is! The coloring is just beautiful~ :+fav: Awesome job!
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unnamednewbie13 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even if I could draw something like that (which I can't, probably for another several years), it would take me fifty layers of Photoshopping to get it near as good. Awesome picture! For some reason, I expect her to be telepathic/kinetic or to possess some other form of superfeline power.
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gallon1988 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005
beautiful:w00t: :+fav:
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Doopster Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005
Holy cripes on toast batman, absolutely brilliant.
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brukaoru Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
Wow! That's so cool! I love how you have the cartoon style to it, but then it looks so real! That's amazing, I mean I've never seen that achieved before. I am so glad you posted this because I see nothing wrong with it! =D :clap: :+favlove:
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katikat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beaytiful :heart: I love it! :hug: just like real =^___^=
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accursedx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
that's amazing. great job! :D
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