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Elysian Feline

By ThreshTheSky
Digital painting inspired by a photo belonging to ~schmoo15 depicting his cat, Schmoo. His photo won best-in-show in my 2013 animal photography contest and was used with permission as reference for this painting. His winning photo is posted here:

A tutorial on how I paint fur is posted here.
I know a lot of digital artists don't like lens flare renders but while I respect their opinion, I'm also happy with the result here and can still sleep at night. ;p

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Roxalew's avatar
Pikachu want it So colourful, gosh i love it!
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Glad you do! Thank you for the nice comment and fave. :)
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You're ever so welcome :D
CyndalCreates's avatar
omg the colors <3 <3 <3
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Glad you like them! Thanks for commenting. :)
CyndalCreates's avatar
my pleasure! <3 <3
mockingbirdontree's avatar
Magnificent work! Looks like out of this world! Love it very much!
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Thank you! Glad to hear it. :)
Ysydora's avatar
Superb!! Great colors!! Heart Love 
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Thanks very much! :)
Soilborn-Bro's avatar
This really makes me wish I wasn't Color deficient.  This is gorgeous!  10/10 would stare at when high.
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Ok. I think "would stare at when high" is the new bar by which I'm going to judge art. :D

Thank you! Glad you like it.
Soilborn-Bro's avatar
You're most welcome!  Glad I could rename the bar!
AnnaCo94's avatar
The way you've done the colours and lighting in this is gorgeous. Wow! 
That flowy-ness and detail on the fur is amazing too!! 
I could just stare at this all day and still be mindblown, it's just so beautiful.I think I've fainted. 
ThreshTheSky's avatar
Thanks! I don't work with bright colors like this very often so I'm especially glad to hear you like this. :)
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temporaryreality's avatar
The lighting and colors are fantastic!
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Glad you think so. Thanks! :)
avitalhalperin's avatar
wow. i cant explane how incredible it is...!
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Glad you like it. Thanks for commenting!
AnissaK's avatar
This has to be my favorite animal drawing of yours yet!... P.S. I love the lens flares in digital art lol and you made it look even cooler xD
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Lol. Glad to hear you respond positively to the lens flare. I like it as an effect when it's fitting but some people/artists can't stand it. To each their own. :D
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