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This is the dark brother of my "God of Evanescence"... the God of Shadows. He rules the Enchanted Forest during night.

Drawn in PS CS4, about 5 hrs

-- Critiques, comments and favs are highly appreciated!! :D --

God of Evanescence:


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Sorry for reuploading, but I changed the mood/colors a bit (made it darker), because i thought it fits the character better.. :) :heart: Thanks for your support and love! :hug:
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Overall, a very good piece of work. I'm particularly fond of the way the attention of the viewer is drawn to the eyes. It reminds me very much of the White Tiger from the game Lost Kingdoms, who himself is based on Byakko, the White Tiger of the West in Chinese Astrology. The faint traces of blood in the fur beneath his mouth definitely gives the piece a more sinister look as you absorb more of the picture, whereas initial viewings of it may seem that the tiger is a kind creature. Truthfully, if I were to want to get a white tiger tattoo, I'd looks to this for inspiration.
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The main thing that attracted me to this beautiful piece is the fact that he is glowing. I love the green on black concept. Reminds me of something out of this world, or maybe even something supernatural. The eyes and facial expression is just perfect, very majestic, and the horns / limbs makes him unique and elegant.

The lighting and background fit very perfect with this concept too!

Though it is a minor thing and probably just me, there's something just a little off to me about that back leg. I'm not sure what it is, it seems like it should be larger because it looks kinda long to me like a deer's leg. But having such a unique and supernatural being he can get away with it due him not even being a normal animal anyways.

Overall, a very beautiful work! I can't express how much I love it!
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Wow, this is so gorgeous! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/>! Love how you put a different spin on this tiger; tigers are usually drawn with warm colors..I don't think I've ever seen any of them with green/blue hues o.o So the color selection is what really got me, but what also caught my eye is the contrast of the bright green and glowing blue with the gray/black; it makes it pop. And I just can't get over how beautiful the lighting is! Especially on the face..the spots of green and blue seem almost random, but they work! And of course the animal itself is just so interesting..I'm sure no one has ever seen a tiger with antlers [except in your other works xD]. One thing I would've changed though, would be to make his eyes look a bit angrier..you do have the "fierce" vibe down already, but I would emphasize it in the eyes too..but that's just me; it looks amazing as is already <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> I am just in love with this image! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/>!! Your attention to detail is beautiful and visible in every one of your works, but it's your unique spin on things that really captures us..Keep up the great work <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>!
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It's so mystical and yet so well done. I love the eyes kind of being lighted up and the trees on his head ^^
And the fur "striping?" is so well done, and the beard just topped it <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
It's so much detail and it's obvious that you've put your heart and soul into it. graphics in the background is amazing, like he's a spirit and it really helps his eyes look more highlighted/mystical. overall amazing <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/e/e…" width="15" height="15" alt=":O" title=":O (Eek)"/> I gotta admit that this is the best picture I've seen on deviantart, but I'm fairly new so I know there's other masterpieces. I'm just about to check out the rest of your art and if you're not drawing profesionally you could, you're talented enough for sure.
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Wow. I can't believe this only took five hours!!! I love the attention to detail, especially in the antlers and the highlighted hairs. The colors are amazing and really make the eyes pop, especially with the glowing hue surrounding them. I love that you took time to make a realistic scene for your background and did your best to make this image as realistic as possible. The faint cloud for the tiger's breath and the stray hairs really make the image just that more amazing. I love your work in general and I've always admired your ability to make the eyes and noses so life-like. This honestly looks more like a digitally altered photograph than a digital image made in PS. Now, I'm not sure if this can really be called a critique since all I do is praise you but it really is amazing. I absolutely love it. Keep up the awesome work!!!
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Wonderful concept and atmosphere. Great use of lighting and colors. My one complaint is the hind leg area. They seem too straight, too close together, almost human in a weird way. The body leading up to them also seems a little oddly tube shaped. I think it needs a little more anatomy (wrinkles, muscle definition) to look more natural.
The (viewers) right side of this is perfection but the left could use some improvement anatomically.

Also, for me the eyes need a little more umph. They seem to sit back into the image. They would draw more attention with a contrasting color. Then again, that could disrupt the serene atmosphere.

All in all a wonderful piece! Just thought Id giva ya more constructive criticism since all I have seen is praise praise praise!
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Wow! Everything is fabulous! From the colors to the design to the layout to the glowing affect to the eyes to the nose to the concept to the idea(same thing. . .) to the textures to the just. . . Wow. Everything is fantastic. I'm not sure even what to say. How to say. I see nothing, nothing wrong with this. Except maybe the eyes could be improved? Or are they supposed to be like that? They seem rather. . . Empty? But otherwise, everything is pawsitively purrfect. Did the beast just finish a meal and that's why there's blood? In any event, I have nothing but praise for this, so I apologize. The critique thing was really just an excuse to obsessively praise you and your technique. Good job!
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oh haha, wow, thank you for this amazingly awesome critique!! :heart:
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You are so very welcome, it was just perfect. All the perfection. Props to you!!!!
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I give it 100 out of 100!! wow!! so much to compliment about it!! the colors are amazing!! i love the shadows and the brightness of it! the design, so... wowsers. The second I saw this pic my head felt like it was going to explode it was so amazing!! it looks so realistic, the blood on its fur gave me chills e_e in a good cool way!! So amazing! your art is great!!! I would love to make art like this like you can! it's so great! I can't even explain it!! you did an amazing job!!! Keep up your amazing work!!! I would love to know more about it 8D
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ohh wow, thank you for this aweeesomeee critique!! :la:
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haha your so welcome! it was my first one so I hope it was okay :D
AngelStargazer's avatar
It's beautiful, really, but if this tiger was the God of shadows, his eyes should be more chilling 😁
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Amazing!! I love it :D
if i'd say it turns me on (a little bit, though), would you think i am crazy?
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He is gorgeous. i love the dark colours. Beautiful. You Deserve a Llama badge.3D Llama Badge 
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Wonderfully stunning.
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This pic really freaking me out ! Nice work !
AvalonAnime1990's avatar
Everything I want to say about this piece of art is already said.
It's amazing :o I love it
riverotter7's avatar
Now this Lady is who I was speaking of before. Most Mothers have at least two sides, many have 4.
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So beautiful ^^ By the end of this I will fave all your art lol
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wow this is amazing, is there a story to go with this?
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