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AT: Prelude to Light

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:bulletpurple: :bulletblue: Inspiration:
Staring at the bottom of your glass
Hoping one day you'll make a dream last
But dreams come slow and they go so fast

You see her when you close your eyes
Maybe one day you'll understand why
Everything you touch surely dies

But you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go.
-Let Her Go, Passenger

:bulletpurple: :bulletblue: Comments:
Another fun art trade with MerylMiles of her girl Zelda this time, you can see her half here of my silly boy Rufio.  Zelda, in three words, is kind, intelligent, and light. She's sweet and pure and loyal possibly to a fault. I am unashamedly in love with her as a character and I can't wait to see what she does. I'm also super pleased with how this image came out, from the color change to the over all feel, I wanted something a bit ethereal and almost mystical feeling. I think I did a pretty good job. Hope you like it dear!

I'd love any and all feedback/tips/and CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. Please view in full size.

 :bulletpurple:  :bulletpink: Credits:

wolf :iconeternalocean:
background :iconlittle-spacey:

Everything else hand painted by me!

 :bulletpurple: :bulletblue: Copyright:
This work does not belong to the public domain. Do not re-produce, sell, download and use, right click and save, use as your own, claim as your own, or anything else immoral and/or false. This is my work, and will remain as such. Legal action will be taken against thieves. I have enabled download for only one reason - so that you can enjoy my work as it was meant to be viewed in full view and quality, please respect that-


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EternalOcean's avatar
This is amazing! :heart:
Such a dreamy atmosphere, really beautiful! ^.^
Thank you so much for using my Picture! :tighthug:
MrsEvelyn's avatar
Hello, I am from Canipulate and here to give you your critique!

I just want to start off to say what a beautiful piece this is, as I already said in my earlier comment. I love the lighting and the overall soft feel,  you really got that spot on. The soft glow around the character gives her a light and pretty look, she looks so gentle and understanding in this piece. You did a stunning job taking the lighting into consideration and showing it very well on both the wolf and the ground. The grounding is impressive, as well as the attention to detail. I don't have much to say about this image, you are really coming into  your own as an artist and I have loved watching you grow!

The only things that I notice is the hardness of some of the white lines/fur detail. They look really good around most of the body, just the ones around the back, tail, and on the legs. I think that they need to be softened just a touch! The rest of the detailing is amazing, and adds on to her glowing look. The other thing is the eye shine/little white dot on the eye. (I never know what to call it...) For my eyes, I blur it out a little and lower the opacity so that it looks more soft and reflective.

Other than that, way to go! This is still one of my favorite pieces from you and I cannot wait to see even more from you!
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Thank you so much for a well written review! I really appreciate it. I have been trying to find the balance in the outline which I enjoy and not making it too harsh and I'll definitely try to play with the light in her eyes again to see if I can get it more natural looking! 

I appreciate all your kind words, I feel like I'm starting to find my 'groove' and it's great to hear such good feedback! :hug:
MrsEvelyn's avatar
Any time! If you need help I would be more than willing to show you what I do via screenshots with the eyes :3
Volinfer's avatar
This is gorgeous...
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QuietFox-Arts's avatar
GORGEOUS!! The colors and mood are just so beautiful :love: 
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Thank you for your kind words! I really appreciate them!
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Horsebug's avatar
This is very beautiful, nice work! :)
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DarkBeforeDawn23's avatar
Lovely! It has a very magical feeling to it :3 
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Thank you so much, that's what I was hoping for! :heart:
MerylMiles's avatar
You did her so perfectly!! I absolutely adore her and you're so amazing! Thank you so much dear!!! <3
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So so happy, long as you love it that's all that matters! Tight Hug 
seadragoness's avatar
Stunning!! You definitely succeeded with the ethereal any mystical looking you where going for :)
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Yay thank you! Feels good to accomplish what I was trying for! :hug:
CastleGraphics's avatar
At first I thought this was a stand alone pic of Taika cause its the same stock wolf from the Taikia/Tithe pic. xD (Then obviously I clicked on it, lol)
I think your fur technique is really improving, its clear from image to image that you're putting more work into your style. Nice job.
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I know! I'm always kind of tentative about using the same stock as in other pieces, but it just fit too perfectly in the scene not to haha.
Thank you so much, it means a lot coming from you! It's taken a while and a lot of cursing but I definitely feel like I'm finding my groove. :heart:
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Ahaha, I see what you did there with the title. Clever girl. ;)

This is so pretty though! So soft and touchable. <3
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All I can think of is the scene in Jurassic Park where the raptor eats the guy right after he says "Clever Girl". xD Jurassic Park - Velociraptor (M) [Clarence] [V.1] 

Anyway hehe thank you dear! Soft is definitely what I was going for so really happy to have achieved it :huggle:
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Mayyyybe that's what I was going for! xD
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