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I'm still beautiful by Ileina I'm still beautiful by Ileina
May 25 2012: OMG I got my first DD!!! I still can't believe it!! :iconlainloveplz:

I finally did it! :heart:

This beauty is Odin. In his younger life he had to go through a lot of abuse which reached a sad height when his eye was shot out with a pellet gun.

Now he is with :iconlittlerobin87: and enjoys his new life! :love:

Things I used:

Sennelier Pastel Card 24x16cm
Jaxell soft pastels
Stabilo CarbOthello pastelpencils
11 hours work

:glomp:The absolutely amazing ref: :thumb114556285:

EDIT: Thanks a lot for all your lovely comments, favs and watches!! I read and appreciate every single one of them!! :heart:
I also added a WIP now…

:heart: I'm participating :iconmauriciokanno:'s Contest: Arts for Animal Rights!
If anyone is interested too, be quick, deadline is March 15th! :la:
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-05-25
Overall, I believe this is an extremely well done work, not only because of its quality and realism, but also for the theme used.
I'm really impressed because this is hand-made, which it's perfect for transmitting those feelings and everything that little Odin has been through (when I saw this, I went "awww":D) and it's as well very touching because he looks so real!
From all the comments I've read, you surely have made an impact on everybody; you don't see this kind of art everyday, and it also makes you think about animals and the rights they also have.
Finally, it gives a very deep vision that certainly goes beyond art, and makes you be aware of this awful scenes such as animal cruelty.
Nothing further to say, just keep up your excellent work!:D
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
302 out of 309 deviants thought this was fair.

This is a magnificent piece of art, the technique is perfectly done. So much so that I thought it was a photograph at first! It looks incredibly realistic which helps to portray the true harshness of animal cruelty. The title fits perfectly with the picture as well. As soon as I saw this picture I felt a deep sorrow for the animal and the horror it has had to go through in its life. After reading the description I felt a deep anger towards animal abusers, which was surely the purpose of your work. You have achieved your goal of opening people's eyes to the horror of animal cruelty and for that I gave you your score.
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198 out of 202 deviants thought this was fair.

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MJKalasky Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
I hope whoever did this got shot in the eye with a pellet gun.
MJKalasky Featured By Owner Edited Mar 25, 2018
"This beauty is Odin. In his younger life he had to go through a lot of abuse which reached a sad height when his eye was shot out with a pellet gun."
OH MY GOD!!  That's horrible!
OddWorld997 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
*I don' cry.. It's just something in my eye* Beautiful. Just beautiful :heart:
CamelliaJaponica Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have tears in my eyes. Who could do such a horrible thing to an animal? Thank you for giving this little creature some love and showing the world that he is indeed still beautiful.
SoPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
Such a beautiful cat! Really great work !
xboxspartan1337-war Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
I feel SO BAD for the poor thing, even tho I'm more of a dog person
Puddycat431 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg i thought this was real with photo shop for the eye XD amazing work
Cat-Loving-Queen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
Beautiful piece of artwork! I feel so sorry for the poor cat, though... I cant believe someone would shoot a cat's eye with a pellet gun..
BlurryFace04 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Student General Artist
That poor baby I have two cats of my own and just thinking of people who do this!
goosetooth Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW I thought this was a photo o-o I'm so relieved I thought that cat was real that would be so sad :c
Cat-Loving-Queen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
Its based off of a real photo:…
So it is real D:
goosetooth Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw :'c then that is very sad 
Cat-Loving-Queen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
Indeed :C At least the kitty's in a loving home
goosetooth Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup <3
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work, Viki.
TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gosh, I honestly thought this was a photo until I read your materials!  What a horrible thing to happen to this poor little guy...he's still a pretty kitty though :meow:  Very nicely done :nod:
Artist-Azar Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
That is one epic wink.
BrolysLover Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my <3 poor cat...
MaxHitman Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
All animals who love humans deserve to be loved by us!
Great art LLeina
Thank you

danielag82 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
featured your wonderful work :blowkiss: remake 
OptimisticRainbow Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such a beautiful kitty. <33
Studlyfudd13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this reminds me of my kitty Oscar. He's cross eyed and my mean neighbor shot him in the jaw, so now his mouth doesn't close all the way. He's the sweetest thing in the world :)

I'm glad I saw this XD A beautiful piece of art work
archangelbagel Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was almost at tears when i saw his ADORABLE face
Mangieb Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
adore this! such a beautiful cat and you did him justice <3
kila-loves-ponies Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
yep im crying 
njanna Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes you are
touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work!!
Ileina Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :huggle:
ChiisaiOgawa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats is lovely:3
c-irwin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing! 
I'm just now comparing this with the reference image, and my oh my, you've done a marvelous job at recreating him! I love it!
Lemures87 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes he is so beautiful :)
justtobeyou Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
imprefict, yet still beautiful. sesshbeautifulplz 
michaeldamico Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
my first cat was a big beautiful black cat, the previous owner had given him up because he had lost an eye in a cat fight and they said it disturbed them to look at him. I took him in and loved that cat to death. I always thought the same thing, he was still beautiful. Nice job!
doggy888 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...wait this isn't a picture? omg you're really talented :heart:
Saddust Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
...and lovely !
SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
N'awww, poor thing. Very sweet. <3
philippeL Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats! There is a real sense of depth in this picture
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Always been one of my favorites :)
HendrikHermans Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done !
oneeyedwolf17 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student General Artist
thats missing a eye to.
FrancesPsyWaffle Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pastels!?  It looks like a photograph! o:
XxLunaTheWolfiexX Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your beautiful ! i never seen a cat as beautiful as you are
SamanthaLouiseWalker Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the way you've dealt with colour in this, you've made it come alive! That poor kitty :( I cannot stand cruelty to animals, you've done him justice with this gorgeous portrait!
angelgirl132 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, you definitely are! :heart: And anyone who says otherwise will be burned ^^
SilverfeatherMelody Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
he's cute :3
Pikachu9tails Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student
This is so beautiful <3
Hatoyahoshi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
poor cat, bless his soul
GoombaPie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Samarai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
This is why I can't work with Animal Rescue, SPCA, etc. The damage I would do to someone for inflicting this kind of pain on an animal would be pretty extensive and, no doubt, permanent. And I don't look good in orange jumpsuits.

Love the drawing.
My love:love: to the person who rescued him.
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