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No Turning Back by DaffoDille No Turning Back by DaffoDille
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: 

Full Body
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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:iconkiire:
Kiire Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist 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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MercyMoonSTUDIO Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Student Artist
cant be real ! *-*
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Enaxn Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist 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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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist 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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FellTheKerl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful lighting! and those mountains are Heart awesome job!
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:icondaffodille:
DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! The mountains were such an interesting challenge, I think I learned a lot haha.
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EclecticManta Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
That lightning and background is beautiful! Awesome stuff!
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:icondaffodille:
DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it too. :')
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EclecticManta Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! c:
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kaseylsnow Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional 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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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist 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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kaseylsnow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional 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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Tazihound Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
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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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist 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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FrostedCanid Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
That LIGHT.
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:icondaffodille:
DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it! :>
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FrostedCanid Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I certainly do!
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Purple-Potatoez Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Great lighting and poses!
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :>
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SacaraWolf5498 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful, the lighting is fantastic.
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm really happy with how dramatic it turned out haha. c:
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Wolfpro2014 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Wow, simply breathtaking. I love it!
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :'>
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Innali Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful :heart:
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Innali! ;u;
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notadonkey Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Those colors are mesmerizing!
Like everyone else has said, I love that atmosphere and how well you painted those mountains in the background ;o;
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ;u; I had a lot of fun with this, usually backgrounds make me bleed out my eyes but this was just so pleasant to work on. I'm glad you like it! :heart:
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tinylaughs Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
that lighting, me gusta <3
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! ^u^
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Lachtaube Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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desertfloraa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and lighting!
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I tried some new stuff here and I think it worked really well. :>
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ApplePack Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this looks absolutely beautiful!! Lovee the composition and how you did the lighting and shading <33
Everything about this looks really great, I especially love how you've done the background ;u;

Can ask if there were any certain brush settings you used for the background? (:
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah thank you! I'm glad you like the composition, I am never sure if I'm going about those correctly haha. :'D The dramatic lighting in the foreground was probably the must fun to work with. :heart:

And as for brushes, I found these that I downloaded recently to be very helpful! pelengart.blogspot.fr/ (look to the right.) I am still getting used to them and am still not 100% sure which does what but they're all great. :>
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ReQuay Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
This is just drop-dead gorgeous.  ♥  
And welcome to TsulaTribe .  
I can not wait to see more of your amazing art (and I'd love to commish you for something like this... but it's probably way outside my financial budget right now).  
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it! And thank you, it's nice to finally be part of a tribe haha. :> I might prepare backgrounds beforehand and offer them for YCH-style auctions in the future. I've been wanting to do that for a while.
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ReQuay Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for YCH auctions from you.  :eyes: 
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xY-a-z-z Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
great job! lovely use of colors x3
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I really enjoyed working with all the strong contrasts. :>
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Bandarai Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
Omgomg those colourssss. That lovely warm sunrise/sunset colours just POP beautifully. I love how the lighting just nicely frames the characters without lighting them up completely. Adds something to it. <3~

Those expressions are perfect as well. I know the "><" face too well of having wind (or snow!) blowing right at you. XD
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm glad you like this, I think it might be my current favorite digital piece I've made. :> and haha yes I am also very well acquainted with how they feel, winter isn't messing around where I live this weekend!
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Hevirago Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Student General Artist
The colors are breathtaking! (●´∀`●)
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! ^u^
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PippinDraws Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful and if I had money I would definitely be interested in a commission like this omg
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:icondaffodille:
DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it! I really enjoy working on this stuff but hesitate to offer it for commissions because it's so labor-intensive. :'>
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neon-izumi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, that looks awesome and the background is very impressive^^
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I enjoyed painting in the background more than I expected to. :b
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