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I’ve finally been able to finish these series of big cat portraits.

The personal meaning behind these paintings have slowly shifted towards something darker as I’ve been feeling down lately about the state of the enviroment and its wildlife..what we are doing to the earth and all it's inhabitants, is creating all manner of wounds. 

If we’re not careful animals will slowly go extinct and will soon be nothing more than relics of the past, only to be observed again behind a glass wall of a museum display. Like gemstones on a cabinet.

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:iconsolarizing:
Solarizing Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Love both the execution of the concept and the deeper meaning behind it! Very inspiring and shocking artwork! Great job :clap:
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:iconrawnst:
Rawnst Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Student General Artist
uberstress holy shit look this is so cool
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:iconuberstress:
uberstress Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE TIGER........I LOVE THEM.
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:iconstarthecometwolf:
starthecometwolf Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty
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BlueTopazBeast Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It creepy/ beautiful at the same time
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:iconqdpxqbp:
qdpxqbp Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  New Deviant
I like the idea and how, somehow the colour selected for each feline resembles them.
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CallMeWhisty Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
AAASNDBJCBJCE OMG ITS SO AMAZING!!!!!!
THE DETAIL THE FLUFF THE CRYSTALS ITS SO GOOD!!!!!!!
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Student General Artist
Love it! Wish creatures had features like these!
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XxxSugaxxX Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
ooh!!!it so cool!
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:iconwannabeartist01:
WannaBeArtist01 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just jaw-dropping beauty right here
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:iconriredecire:
RireDeCire Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
Ew the first one is really scary with the red geode for the eyes Scared Fluttershy 

but the others are amazingly beautiful Lucy-in-love 
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:iconlovestarhazelangel:
LovestarHazelangel Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very well done! Scary, but also very pretty and well made. :D
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ObsoleteAlice Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has such a powerful message and it's done so beautifully, you're very talented~
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DemonNoodles Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is absolutely beautiful!
This is one of the most creative pieces I've ever seen! Definitely earned a fav & watch !!
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CadaverCrafts Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Those are so amazingly cool, seriously great job!
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shadowekat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018   Writer
extremely pretty and creepy at the same time..i love geodes, rocks and big cats!
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CrazyWendigoCat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't post shit like that here. There are kids on the site for god's sake
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:iconferrety-lixciaa:
Ferrety-Lixciaa Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What the hell? Why here? Please be respectful to this artist.
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:iconmaquenda:
Maquenda Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I was away for two weeks..what happened D:
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:iconferrety-lixciaa:
Ferrety-Lixciaa Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They posted a picture of 3d woman bare chested and shot in the middle, with a phrase but I think I blocked the words out... :')
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:iconmaquenda:
Maquenda Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
wtf XD
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:iconferrety-lixciaa:
Ferrety-Lixciaa Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed! :'D
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friendlymrguy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  New Deviant Professional General Artist
heil hitler xd
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:iconmx444:
Mx444 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
Amazing
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:icontenebrisart:
TenebrisArt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist
Very nice description... :)
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:iconaerglow:
Aerglow Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful as the message behind it, great work dude!
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:iconmagtox:
magtox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are absolutely incredible! Thank you for also linking your etsy, I'm in love with everything in your shop. 
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:iconjadedragondestiney:
Jadedragondestiney Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Student Artist
That's really beautiful. 
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:iconzeldagamer11:
ZeldaGamer11 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Student General Artist
This freaks me out a little. Kinda like trypophobia but I guess with one big hole instead of many tiny ones?
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:iconaeryael:
aeryael Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018   Digital Artist
Very impressive work.
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:iconpteridium:
Pteridium Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful but horrifying. I love it!
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:iconnearlyeverythingfan:
NearlyEverythingFan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
Oh jeez! Now this is terrifying! But your message is understood.
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Someday-Tokay Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These portraits kind of give me a very.. ominous vibe. Beautiful, but sought after and dwindling in the light of those who would take and take and take and take..

Depressing
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Micshork Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
What species are all the cats?
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:iconmellowix:
Mellowix Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Student
From left to right, the only ones I can tell are: 1st: Cheetah. 3rd: Snow leopard. 4th: Tiger. 

The other two I'm not so sure about. The 5th is probably a leopard but the 2nd I'm lost on.
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:iconmaquenda:
Maquenda Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Clouded Leopard and Leopard :)
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gorillabutter Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
Very cool! Love this
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:iconlovestarhazelangel:
LovestarHazelangel Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand now; not only is this beautifully sad, it is a realistically depressing issue we need to solve or else life dies and is forgotten entirely.
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Goopy2 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you and i will probably die before they go extinct so who cares
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:iconlovestarhazelangel:
LovestarHazelangel Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, why do you care about my comment so much, stranger???
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LovestarHazelangel Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Why can't I care?

Humans are a complicated species that will die by their mistakes,
while these guys are trying to be killed and saved by humans at the same time.
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Goopy2 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
also, I only left 1 comment how did you got into a conclusion saying I care about your comment?
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LovestarHazelangel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No one usually replies to my comments on others artworks unless they agree or disagree,
so not only did I feel suddenly and randomly targeted, I had to come up with something
to defend what I said. I'm sorry... I guess I jumped the gun. ^^;
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Goopy2 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's okay my intention was nothing close to targeting you have a good day man
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LovestarHazelangel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry again, and I hope you have a good day/night as well.
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:icongoopy2:
Goopy2 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
chill, i wasn't being serious
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LovestarHazelangel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought you were doing a sarcasm or something... sorry. :<
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bentreq Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
isotope
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