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Strength

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By karibous-boutique   |   
Published: July 30, 2012
© 2012 - 2020 karibous-boutique
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
~Mahatma Gandhi


It has been a long while since I left off with my Tarot series, but Muse seems to have drifted back into my life again, and I found myself crafting this piece with joy and serenity. :heart:

Where The Chariot indicates raw power to dominate opposing forces, Strength represents the quiet, inner determination to stand up in the face of adversity and to do what your conscience knows is right. Strength is represented by a woman caressing a lion -- declaring that even the most ferocious internal enemies can be subdued with a quiet, peaceful hand. Often, the hardest strength to find is the strength to accept what cannot be changed. True strength, I've discovered, is more about letting go than gripping harder.

Production Credits
Skyler for V4 - morph (Artemis)
ADI McKenna - texture (Adiene)
Millennium Big Cat (DAZ3D)
Furify (marieah)
Queen of Cats (Daio)
Path and Nike Shiny (vikike176)
DM Fantasy Musings (Danie, marforno)
Terradome (Colm)
Ron's Angel Dust (deviney)
NR-Shadows' Mistress (renapd, nikisatez)
Moon Shadows (nirvy)
Paris 65 Hair (Fabiana)

Others in this series:
Image size
1600x2350px 1.7 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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KachinadollProfessional Digital Artist
Awesome job hon! Love that suit she is wearing and the fluffy lion too. hehe I so love this awesome series you have created! yay! :iconlovecatplz:
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karibous-boutiqueHobbyist Digital Artist
Taming that lion was very, very hair-pulling. For me AND him. You may have noticed that the standard Mil Big Cat is downright cartoonish in his native state. Thank goodness for Mariah's "Furrify" and postwork on the mane. He was not very pretty when I started! :P

And thank you! I'm so so busy these days, I barely have time for art anymore... but I'm determined to make time. Hope you're doing well!! :iconpounceglomp:
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KachinadollProfessional Digital Artist
hehe, I totally hear you! They have such an odd shaped head as well! haha You did great hon! He looks like a normal lion instead of that funny looking creature you usually see! yay! :iconfurrydanceplz:

Your most welcome hon! I hope to see you finding more time for art so we can view them! yay! :iconmfellinger:
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karibous-boutiqueHobbyist Digital Artist
The included lion morph is very bizarre... I dialed a LOT... And the standard Millennium Big Cat textures are awful. I fiddled for a loooooong time. But he looks all cute and fluffy (:teddy:) now, so I'm satisfied!
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KachinadollProfessional Digital Artist
I totally agree! I've played with that silly thing more then once and just got fed up with it! haha Yours turned out great hon! :iconfurrydanceplz:
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dragondoodleHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! I'm glad you're still doing this series! :aww:
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karibous-boutiqueHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm actually pretty glad, too. :)
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beautiful. Her dress is just stunning. Your texture?
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karibous-boutiqueHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, heck, no -- I wish! It's here: [link] And I agree, it really is amazing. I tweaked the specular settings and added displacement (it had only bump), but otherwise, it's nirvy's work!

Thanks!
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This is beautiful.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
~ Lao Tzu
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karibous-boutiqueHobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: It's been a long year, but I'm learning. :hug:
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