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Save Me by LuxDani Save Me by LuxDani
Every once and a while I paint something that I actually want to show to the world because I am so proud of it.
This is one of those pieces.

Its a contest entry for :iconafricanvalley: for their Endangered Africa contest. I chose, obviously, the cheetah.
I aimed for those pleading eyes, those "save me" eyes.

The colours seem a bit off here on my computer, they're more golden-brown in real life.

Painted with acrylics on a 11"x14" canvas <3

Feedback is hugely appreciated :heart:

Details --> Save Me - With Old Man Kodiak by LuxDani

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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
beautiful beyond belief
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe thank you!
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:iconkiliangrey:
KilianGrey Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully artwork.
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkiliangrey:
KilianGrey Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome. :) (Smile) 
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:iconlelixiana:
Lelixiana Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How you've got the inspiration for this? Looks really emotional and beautiful :meow:
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was originally for an endangered species contest, and I wanted to go with a pleading look. Other than that, it just kinda happened! Still one of my favorite pieces of mine <3
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Lelixiana Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, you definitely cought that look, that was the first thing I've noticed. And it perfectly match with the topic, you're genius! :D I love the way you drew the fur. It looks really... IDK, semi-realistic! The way I love the most --> realism with the artist fantasy in it, so it looks like it has magic in it. I have to try this style --> I've just got my second canvas :D (first I used on pop art) Do you have any advices for me? I don't want to screw it up. I'm thinking about trying lion or some landscape... Also I wanted to ask, how did you manage that little strokes? I haven't seen a brush small enough and hard enough to use with acrylics. And that white... I might have cheaper acrylics, because my white doesn't cover that well :S
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well the first bit of advice for painting on canvas, is don't be afraid to mess up. All you have to do is paint over it, and start again! :) I always have the tendency to start big, which always results in a huge struggle but honestly, I like doing it that way.
I do have some pretty fine brushes, but making fine strokes comes with practice too. The larger your canvas, the less fine your details have to be (unless you are like me and detail the crap out of it anyway). It also does help to have some decent quality paints and brushes, I'm slowly building my supplies stock.
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LPSlover722 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am very struck by the detail of the fur and eyes. You did a really wonderful job. :)
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! C:
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:iconarthaselric:
ArthasElric Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Traditional medium is always the best for me no matter what! :D
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed! =D
And thank you!
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:iconarthaselric:
ArthasElric Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

:D

No problem! ;)

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Alodix Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
What a striking look ! That's a wonderful piece of art !!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :la:
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Utterly, utterly gorgeous. What a wonderful piece!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :heart:
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:iconmourphine:
Mourphine Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
beautiful
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconswifttail28:
Swifttail28 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful... wow. Have you heard of the group [link] ? I think they would like this beauty. <3
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:iconred-mohawk:
red-mohawk Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow. I daresay you paint animals better than Blotch/Screwbald realistically! I love the blending of the markings with the tops of the eyes. Brilliant!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, thank you! :D
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:iconred-mohawk:
red-mohawk Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
:)
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:iconauroradragon2272:
AuroraDragon2272 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful and realistic! I love the light reflecting in his/her eye!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I was worried the eyes wouldn't turn out but I'm pretty happy with them :)
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:iconnomore4s:
Nomore4s Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow love this, the detail on the fur is great. Love the eyes.
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:iconlenslady:
lenslady Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!! You achieved what you set out to achieve, and more!!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! <3
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:iconlenslady:
lenslady Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconfalcolf:
Falcolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Super gorgeous :heart:
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you :)
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely, great eyes :heart:
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youvegotmaille Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Amazing job with the fur texture, and the eyes.
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah thank you! I'm really happy with the eyes
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:iconplhils:
plhils Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
You should have a good chance of winning this contest. Impressive work.
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha I did win. <3
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:iconplhils:
plhils Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Congrats and a well deserved win. Keep the amazing work up.
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xxxNamileekitty Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
so beautiful!
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iam-SHERLOCKED Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured! : [link] :hug:
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Anj3lla Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   General Artist
Remarkable composition!!! Perfection! :iconbigheartplz:
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Anj3lla Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   General Artist
yw! :aww:
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!!!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
always my pleasure :love:
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KomodoEmpire Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fantastic! :)
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Shadow-D-Keeper Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here [link] :D
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Eitvys200 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Stay perfect,
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just WOW!
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