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The Light by ShineOverShadow The Light by ShineOverShadow
You a LOT of detail is lost otherwise.

Phew! finally finished this.
And I'm proud enough of this to post it both here and on my digital art account.

And might I add.. for a while there, I hadn't a clue on how to go about the spots, whether I should look for or make a specialty brush for them, if I should just smudge 'em, or if I should go the long route, rough 'em in and then fix 'em one brushstroke at a time. Needless to say, that's part of why it took me so long to finish it.. and I definately went with the long route. For once, I'm pleased I didn't slack off when it came to one of my own pieces. The extra work looks much better than anything else would have.

While I was finishing this, I was listening to.. a lot of Sara Bareilles. ^^;

Used my own photo for reference:

'And if you say
we'll be alright
I'm gonna trust you, babe
Gonna look in your eyes
And when you say
We'll be alright
I'll follow you
Into the light'

~The Light, Sara Bareilles
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bees-and-honey Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
featured in my journal :D
congratulations for the contest!
ShineOverShadow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Thanks so much! =D
cality Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful! I love all the details of the fur. I think in the white part of the fur, there could be a couple more lighter spots (I'm looking at the reference pic), but it's still very lovely.

Wow, so you take beautiful photographs and do beautiful digital work! :D
ShineOverShadow Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Thank you!
You are right about the white part of the fur, there could be lighter spots. I think I sacrificed a good deal of white in some parts to add the sort of texture I wanted instead. But that's alright, because I still love it. =D (which is very rare for me. I'm my own worst critic.)

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you think so! <3 :hug:
cality Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome! The texture of the fur is indeed lovely. :nod:

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