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Hmm. Started as a focus on eyes, ended as a focus on the fur. Makes me a bit sad that I went and made it all mystical and transparent, it definitely loses something. But I left the edges all gross and blank so I couldn't. But here's a shot of the solid fur if anyone wanted to check it out. [link]

Ugh, I haven't had any energy to do anything lately. I've been so sick for a week now and its really starting to take its toll. And on top of that, my ears are really beginning to ache, despite the meds I got put on yesterday to prevent an infection. My head, ears in particular, are so plugged up that at times I can hardly hear. Its starting to get really bad and the radio is sounding a little wonky.

Hrrm. Really pleased with this. But I had to force myself to finish it. Lately I feel absolutely no desire to paint digitally. My brain screams "WATERCOLOURS" instead of digital. No idea why I want to use watercolours so much lately. Maybe later when I have enough energy. My joints still feel like jello.

'Kay, I love that fur. <3

Comments and critiques appreciated!

Time to sew.
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Valhallia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Love the colours in this eye, and the reflection....and that fur looks so soft :nod:
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Valhallia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
most welcome :nod:
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Daktari92 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student General Artist
Aaaaah, eyes. So good. xD Wonderful bodyparts. To both look at and draw. Or look at drawings of. I guess this'd be an example of the eyecolour you'd like to have? without the fur of course, that would be a bit too freaky

I love it how you made iris so realistic. And the moon that's mirrored into the eye is really cool too. I stared at it for pretty some time. It's almost hypnotizing. Great job!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eyes are wonderful. You can learn so much about a person just by watching their eyes.
I love drawing and painting them because you can do so much with them. Whether it be emotion, colour or lighting, the possibilities are endless.

My, wouldn't that make for a strange looking human eye. Would be awesome!
Though if I had the choice to make my eye colour anything, it wouldn't be that. For some reason I'm particularly fond of a solid lavender with darker purple accents. Nothing multicoloured, and I'm not sure why I even feel so strongly towards that one particular colour.
I've never actually painted them but I guess I should. I'll put that on my huge to-do list.
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thunderfox5 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Wow, this is so pretty! So many detail in such alittle part of a bigger creature... Wow.
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Anuwolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
YAY INACTIVITY *crashes through wall* RAWWWRRRR

Your amazing detail and skill with eyes never seizes to amaze me x3
Amazing stuff! Love all the detail and individual furs you can see, and even the reflection in the eye, thats always hard to pull off but you did a really good job here! In a way it adds a whole lotta depth to the picture :] Celestial themes are always cool, and I agree as one person said, it'd make a kickass poster! >:3
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This is just incredible...the fur is amazing and I could stare into that reflection forever...just wow.
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou!:hug:
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful, I love it. The dusty look to it is my favourite part, it is so wonderful and perfect. I really like all the details in the eye and how well you did that reflection, it definitely feels quite magical. I also adore the fur of course, extremely well done, strand for strand. I like the transparency due to the colour it brings which is extremely pretty. The full fur does look very nice as well though. This would make such a nice poster for a wall I think.

Wow, that ear infection sounds completely hideous. Are you any better now? I really hope so.:blackrose:
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you! :heart:

Mm. I've had a rough recovery. It was this past Monday that I finally felt well enough to consider "good". I go to sleep on Monday night, then wake up on Tuesday and lo and behold, I feel like shit! Crazy sore throat, extremely stuffed head (so bad that everything sounded really, really quiet), and my muscles and joints seized up so much that I literally felt like I got hit by a bus.
But. Now that it is Friday I'm finally starting to feel better. I'm hoping that the nasty nasal spray that my lame-ass doctor gave me are actually going to continue to clear my head.
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
I'm gonna be one of those awkward people who doesn't know which ones she likes better. -shot-

The other looks much more realistic, but yet, this one has a beautiful sense of mystery and magic to it. :heart:

I love how shiny that eye is...and...is that the moon and clouds you can see within it? Beautiful! <3

Great colour choices on the eye, too. They blend together really nicely. c:
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
-is a mystery and magic person-

Thankyouuu <3
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ShadowKiwi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009   Digital Artist
I like the color and fur affect you gave it : )
In my opinion you could still make that look, only and that you should probably start the eye with very smooth blurry brushes and work your way to detail. Also, eyes look good darkest under the white shine, and lightest farther away from it, like at the bottom. Hope that helps : )
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, maybe its the colouring or brightness of my laptop but the values seem okay. From the look of my screen its pretty dark where you said it should be and lighter too in the other spot. Maybe its just the screen. :shrug:
Though I do see what you mean about working to detail with the eye. I didn't really start off gradually, I leaped straight to the details. Makes it kinda crazy looking.

And thanks for the critiques. <3
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ShadowKiwi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009   Digital Artist
Ohhh, well, laptop. The screens are kind of iffy at showing real colors xD
^^ Sure, if that's what you were working for

Yup! : )
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Dameleth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful all over, love the detail, colors and designed, from pupil to the little specky stuff on the outside. Magical and wonderful to witness. =D
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blackstalli0n Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
I like the purple-y glitter. I think it adds to it.

To bad people can't have eyes that color.
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Inkwerk Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Well done! The detail is great.
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Eirien-R Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
It's quite stunning! Dare I say...the mystical version looks better than the other one you linked.

Oh and, please get better soon! :hug:
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Kartz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Sorry to hear ya still feel like crud. :c

Even if this got blown a bit out of your original proportions, it still looks amazing. The fur and eye both. And the moon is a very interesting touch, along with the sparklies. 8D
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InvaderTigerstar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
wow. That's incredibly cool looking. I love the starry looking fur :heart:
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Mottenfest Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
STUNNING. :o
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JdEa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful =]
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