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This picture has a loooong story! It's definitely one of my most personal paintings, I actually started it a few years ago, when I was going through a life change. In a nutshell and without going into the details too much, it was meant to be quite a happy and reflective image but a lot of things went wrong during that time, and I was SUPER stressed out to say the least and it put me off this picture that had originally had such a positive meaning. Suddenly what I associated this picture with was a lot more negative things and I didn't touch it for ages. I kept coming back to it, but something always felt off with it, not only because I chose quite a tricky perspective.

But recently I finally felt like I was ready to give it a bit of an overhaul, both technically and mentally, and went over it with everything I've learned in the past 2 years or so and even changed the colour scheme and fixed the anatomy to the best I could from what I already had. Didn't take long and still has some quirks but I'm FINALLY happy enough with this to share it! :) Feels like an achievement haha.

The original working title for this was 'Dust Clears', based on the song by Clean Bandit and while in a way I don't think it fits anymore in the same way it used to, I decided to keep it as I do still like the song and the lyrics do strike a chord to some degree, even if the meaning changed.…

Hope you like the final result! I'm glad I decided to change the colours, it was originally pink and purple but I think the biggest thing that helped me feel like I could finish it was to just change the whole tone of it (guess in both literal and not so literal way!) 

I also put it up on my Society6 

Thanks for looking!
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bomsteinam Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Professional Artist
BubblesSolveProblems Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
Woah, this is amazing!
astomnus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hey! I'm really sorry to be bothering you about this, but I found a wattpad story that's using your artwork without credit or a signature;…
KakikoArts Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!! Is there any chance this could be available as a print on deviantart??
I would love to buy this as a gift for a friend of mine! ; V ; They absolutely adore your art!! 
TheMadWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
I was wondering if it was alright for me to use this artwork for a banner on a roleplay site called "Animal Jam Clans Wiki"? I will gratefully provide you complete credit in your username with a link to your DeviantArt profile as I will also not diminish the appearance of the image in any sort of way.
If not then I understand!
Lhuin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, please find my FAQ on my front page! :)
lilawalkermoon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
love it
snazzy-tuxedo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is stunning. It's amazing. Your talent is so good.
AnimaloftheNight Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing
positivvibes Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconsnowfox-angel: this artist is amazing, come look at the art! 
Snowfox-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow - this is amazing :squee:
Sophia-Eowyn Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful :'D
myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
this is a beautiful piece i adore wolves and moon phases
Big-bad-Rocket Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
Awesome picture. So well done. The fur looks incredible. Keep up the good work.
Phrixi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite pieces of art on the internet. I really like the glow around the edge- it makes sense because of the lighting and makes it more realistic in a way. It also gives a magic feel to the drawing, along with the background and colour scheme. I remember when i first set it as my lockscreen, I would just turn on my phone and stare at it. I'm weird that way.
Budgielover19 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, this is gorgeous. I love the color scheme! I was wondering if I could use this masterpiece for something? I will of course credit you, and leave the watermark. 
Saellek-Star Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
perfection and inspiring!
MermaidIsmary Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
will0956 Featured By Owner Edited May 25, 2017  Student General Artist
This is impressive.

That's all I have to say.

As well as you earning a watcher
cryofthedingo Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
This makes me feel so many things. Honestly a special piece and incredible work
Muuluzi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Student General Artist
This could be on a poster
Muuluzi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Student General Artist
Or a t-shirt
will0956 Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Student General Artist
Or my desktop (if it was 16:9)
Chefia-64 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it can be a phone wallpaper ^^
Muuluzi Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Student General Artist
ShannonxNaruto Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute. :D
kkht311 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
Fantastic work.

Love it!

Verzascca Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
What a lovely lovely picture!!! To my beginner eyes, everything in this composition looks perfect, magical and truly inspiring !!!!
TruthOfTheMt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!! Boy, I sure do hope to learn to do digital art soon...:) :D <3
ServineThistle Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it sooooo much 
Kelshray Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Colosr are wonderful!
RiversReverie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful~ And what a beautiful story, I'm glad you shared it with us.  It's always nice to hear the process and emotions behind a piece.  I'm glad that you were able to return to this piece and make it work in the end, and that finishing it gave you a sense of closure. :)
L-James Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
I love these colors and the whole thing is very well done, I'm happy for you that you made this piece work in the end!
SuperiorArtWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sad and beautiful.:)
MajkaHarolds Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing !!!!   Woohooooo! Headbang! 
TheClanCat Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
I don't have words (this is amazing) Clap Worship 
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
This is so stunning :) I love the warmth of this piece. I've been working really hard lately on my lighting and transition between lighting in the backgrounds! This is truly inspiring <3 Thank you for being who you are and creating such wonderful art for us to enjoy! :love:
SpreadYourWingsCover Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Love it! So beautiful!
Leandrit-Ferizi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Great Artwork. <3 
rcurcuru Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
great job
AphelionMars Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I love all the realistic detail on the fur, and the backlighting is masterful! :o (Eek) 
Lhuin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's definitely one of my favourite light settings :D
Kayru-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It goes without saying that this is gorgeous, but explaining what went behind it gives it so much more meaning. It's clearly quite an emotive piece, although it's kind of hard to describe how... I think this is one of my new favorites of yours. 
Lhuin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's so cool to hear the emotion comes through, it definitely went through quite a lot of emotionally packed stages!
Astrokiwi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :)
PhotosCrystalJones Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow !
I love it ! =^-^=
Crowdenth Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
DragonOfYore Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So Beautiful and elegant!
skelelle Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaa *screams* this is so beautiful ♡
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