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No Turning Back

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Published: January 8, 2016
Finally completed my initiation picture (doing double duty as an exploration, hopefully that's ok) for the Tsula Tribe in Tokotas, I joined up months ago but never managed to finish this. I was able to peck at it between commissions and I'm finally dooone. I'm actually super happy with how this turned out and feeling like I'm finally making some progress at getting better at backgrounds. This was heavily referenced but hey here's hoping eventually I won't have to do that. 8') Would anyone be interested in commissioning full background pictures like this? They wouldn't be cheap as they take a great deal of work but figured I'd gauge interest. I would be interested in doing one or two after my current commission batch maybe.

The reference:
 487705741 by DaffoDille


Link to import sheet: Tuk 5453 by TotemSpirit
Link to (hunting/fishing/exploring/caving) journal:  Tuk 5453 Tracking JournalImport Sheet: 

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Prowler
Full Body Shaded +5Simple BG +.5Non-Commissioned Art Bonus +1= 6.5 HPTuk and NatsiqFull Body Shaded x5 = 15Non-Commissioned Art Bonus x5 = 5Handler Bonus x2 = 4= 24 HPMorning HuntFull Body Shaded +3Non-Commissioned Art Bonus +1Complex BG +2Hunting Bonus +2= 8 HPMaking Contact: WM18Full Body Shaded +3Non-Commissioned Art Bonus +1Complex BG +2Handler Bonus +2= 8 HPQilaq Doodle PackFull Body Shaded +3Non-Commissioned Art Bonus +1= 4 HP<b>

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Kiire's avatar
KiireHobbyist Digital Artist
I would be lying if I didn't say this was one of the pictures that really made me wanna get into Tokota's, haha! It looks so fun. 

Man, that background is just... wow. I love this picture so much. The way you drew Tuk and his handler is so great, you can tell the storm must really be hitting them hard! The colors are wonderful, I love how they make Tuk's colors stand out. I also like the linework on Tuk and especially his expression! The snow looks so soft, and the background looks so vast. It's so gorgeous. ;v; 
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MercyMoonSTUDIOStudent Artist
cant be real ! *-*
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EnaxnHobbyist Digital Artist
THE COLORS IN THIS ARE SO COOL OH MY GOSH.  Orange and blue, man.  Always love.  The colors are so freaking DRAMATIC and I love it! The mountains are really well-done!   The light bounces off of them so naturally (I also LOVE that ref pic too oh my god).  This is just GORGEOUS.  All these backgrounds you've been churning out make me so happy oh gosh.  Amazing job!!
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DaffoDilleHobbyist General Artist
Aaaa you are too nice! I'm so glad you like it, I think this is definitely the best thing I've made in a long time haha. It's nice to feel like I'm growing and improving at the beginning of the year, hopefully it continues. I'm glad you've been enjoying the backgrounds! Joining the tokotas arpg has been such a great motivator for trying to improve those. ;u;
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FellTheKerlHobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful lighting! and those mountains are Heart awesome job!
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DaffoDilleHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! The mountains were such an interesting challenge, I think I learned a lot haha.
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EclecticMantaProfessional Digital Artist
That lightning and background is beautiful! Awesome stuff!
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DaffoDilleHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it too. :')
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EclecticMantaProfessional Digital Artist
You're welcome! c:
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kaseylsnowProfessional Digital Artist
You are making me want to join Tokotas so bad. @_@ I can't even keep up with the ARPGs I'm a part of already, but your art for this world is just so enticing. *drools a little*
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DaffoDilleHobbyist General Artist
You should definitely consider joining! It's loads of fun and has been such a great source of motivation for me to practice things I usually avoid (specifically humans and backgrounds.) but it's really encouraging me to grow and learn!
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kaseylsnowProfessional Digital Artist
Urrrgh, I am so tempted. >< My people skills need drastic improvement. 
...I think if I can manage to finish a few of the art challenges from other groups I might end up joining. xD They look so floofy and fun. 
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Dillllleeee this is stunning!!! The lighting is incredible! It looks like a gorgeously lit scene in a film! I can really feel their struggle, this is an amazing piece. One of my favorite from you for sure! Beautiful artwork! <3
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DaffoDilleHobbyist General Artist
Aaa thank you Tazi! I am super proud of how this turned out and knowing you like it too is so nice. ;u; I actually used some of what I learned from your shading tutorial to approach the lighting differently than I usually do and I think it worked really well!
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FrostedCanidStudent Digital Artist
That LIGHT.
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DaffoDilleHobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it! :>
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FrostedCanidStudent Digital Artist
I certainly do!
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Purple-PotatoezProfessional Digital Artist
Great lighting and poses!
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DaffoDilleHobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :>
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SacaraWolf5498Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful, the lighting is fantastic.
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DaffoDilleHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm really happy with how dramatic it turned out haha. c:
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Wolfpro2014Student Digital Artist
Wow, simply breathtaking. I love it!
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DaffoDilleHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :'>
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InnaliStudent Digital Artist
So beautiful :heart:
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