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Vortex and Hypnosis by LuxDani Vortex and Hypnosis by LuxDani
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Finally! We have the internet again. We've been out since October 30th. Now...back in business. *cackle*
Though I suppose there is one upside to not having any internet for awhile. I actually get some artwork done.

These two were in my dreams one night. They were hanging around my place and we wanted to take them in because they were so freaking cool (come on, blue and purple cats? SWEET) but we then got a phonecall from a neighbour demanding them back. So we kept them for another week then sent them on their merry ways. Not very exciting, but they looked neat. They actually had more of a leopard print pattern but it wasn't working out so I changed it.

But HOLYHELL I love their eyes. Spent the most time on those babies and I think it paid off.
And their eyes in my dream stood out too, so I tried to draw them exactly like they were in the dream.
And as for some random names, on first glance, the name Vortex jumped out at me and Hypnosis for the one on the right.
And this was roughly reffed off a photo I have on our two kitties together. The fur and everything I freestyled though. WHOO FOR FREESTYLING :w00t:
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NovaYoshi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
I love it!
Especially their eyes.
Nicely done!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thankyou <3
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NovaYoshi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Welcome! xD
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shanree Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Student
Have to say, out of all those pictures you've posted so far (am doing quick looks at all of them), this one made me actually have to pause and look at all the details. You did a nice job with catching my attention when I'm doing quick rate - that's usually fairly difficult to manage. Bravo!

Quick note to you since I do need to continue to empty my inbox - love love love the blue cat (the purple looked a little too suddle for my tastes) and you've mastered the fur and eyes. Keep it up! Oh, also - the thick black border with the thin white lines works. It gives your picture so much more value.
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou Shanree! :love:

I personally love adding a border with a very thin outline on the inside for both photos and more detailed pieces of art. It seems to give it that final touch, that really polishes it off. And it looks more professional.
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shanree Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Student
I agree. ^^ Your drawing and knowledge on art have advanced greatly since I last saw you. I mean it, I'm going to have to throw you and all the other people I've critiqued a huge party or something. :plotting:
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Keaze Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Wow, I LOVE those tattoos and the sparkly eyes! And the fur is so detailed but what I love the most is the dark atmosphere, the colors and darkness are so fitting here.
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!<3
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bblk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
This is awesome.

There's nothing else to say. Very beautiful creatures. The eyes are so captivating.
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friskers Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Student
congratulations on such a stunning piece!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. <3
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Daktari92 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Student General Artist
I'm feeling ashamed for being inactive lately. You've made some stunning deviations in the mean time! Those eyes are just -absolutely- beautiful. You know, they really look like something from space:) Like a black hole or a supernova. God, I just can't stop looking at them, they seem to hypnotize you. Haha, actually, those names are well chosen: Vortex (something from space) and Hypnotize (you can't stop staring). The colours are very beautiful too.

When I was a little kid I used to dream about a pink shark. Yeah, you read it right: a PINK shark. I'm not even that fond of the animal itself. But everytime I had a nightmare, I teached myself 'conscious dreaming'. Maybe you've had it too: That you actually KNOW that you're dreaming, and eventually can influence the dream (change it) O wait, I searched it on Wikipedia, it actually has a name:D [link] But, anyway, almost every dream this weird creature was there, and seemed to watch over me. It really helped me through a period, when I was really young (4-6 years old) and had a lot of nightmares. But as I grew older lucid dreaming became a not so nice experience at all. Wikipedia says that it can treat nightmares, but instead I sometimes had a lucid dream where I just wanted to wake up, but couldn't. That is so scary, I can tell you. But apart from this, I just LOVE dreaming. It's like the exciting life of the people in books, you know you'll never have, but now get the chance to experience. In my dreams I seem to act really bold, because somewhere in the back of your head, even if it's not a lucid dream, I know nothing can happen to me. And dreams have such a strong atmosphere too. Oh, now I feel like recording some of them, the ones I still remember. I've wrote 3 or so down, because they were so special, and so realistic.

Okay, nevermind, your deviation and comments beneath just made me think of that:D Oh, had I already said how gorgeous the fur looks? You've got quite some skills with fur direction! And those wiskers:) Hahah, I love wiskers, even though they don't always stand out: They're the icing on the cake.. Btw, what kinda tablet you've? I see that the lines of the wiskers are pretty fluid, so I think you must have a pretty good one.

Great job ;)
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I thought the names were pretty suited too.

Mm, I've heard of this lucid dreaming. A few years ago I became interested in it and tried to change my dreams but I couldn't. But then again, since then I've never had a really scary dream. Some a bit twisted, I woke up pretty disturbed. (One was that my soulcat, Prince, his eyes were made of these tiny little 'blood beads' as I called them. It was like his eyes were disintegrating, turning into these black-red grains that got all on my hands and his face. Not scary, just really disturbing.)
Also since then, its always seemed like I turned out to be on top in my dreams. One was that my house and yard was being destroyed by dinosaurs, then I had this revelation type thing and then I became their master. Weird. They even had names! xD
I've always told myself that I should write down my dreams but I seem to be able to remember all my good ones. Dreaming to me has always been some sort of...escape from reality. Anything can happen in dreams, and sometimes it seems so real. Even if they are a bit disturbing or twisted (or just plain weird) I cherish them.

Aw, thanks. :heart:

Uh, I do believe that I have a Wacom tablet from Graphire. I've had it a few years so its beginning to show some wear and tear. Its got a mind of its own, I swear. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. And sometimes when it is working, it stops working midstroke, or makes a funny looking stroke instead.
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008   Traditional Artist
These two really are gorgeous, I love them. The free-styled fur really turned out awesome too, I love it. What incredible eyes, I sure wish they made eyes like that for the doll I want. The expressions are so hypnotic too and I think that is one of my favourite parts. Their noses look precious. Even if the dream was seemingly plain it feels like it actually had a lot of hidden magic to it and that these two held more of a meaning which is really neat.:blackrose:
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou :heart:
Mm, I'm glad other people think the eyes turned out good too. I spent so much time on them.
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nyface Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
Wow Ko! These guys are stunning!
Your work on the eyes definitely paid off. I love the yellow that you put in Vortex's eyes. They look so pretty! I wish I had eyes like that. :C

Wonderful job on the fur detail too! :thumbsup:
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thanks Nyliir. :heart:
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
Mmhmm you are right, it did indeed pay off. Those eyes are gorgeous! They look so realistic too. It feels like I could just reach out and pet them.
Man, I wish I could remember my dreams, I would have so much random material to draw.
Beautiful work :)
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, if I drew everything that I remember from my dreams, I would have a sketchbook filled with some seriously twisted stuff. Especially as of late. I just finished an excellent book about a terrible virus (full of blood and gore! My favorite) and every time I read it before bed, I'd have the wackiest dreams. Good thing I welcome dreams with open arms, even nightmares. They're like adventures.
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
Yeah same here. The night after I first watched Sweeney Todd ... I had some pretty freaky dreams. :hmm:
I like the kind of dreams that feel really realistic, but I don't get those very often ...
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DelinquentDog Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome :) love the detail :love:
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MinimalistFish Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, severe detail...Genius work...
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks<3
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Konsumbrot Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
These two are really sweet. Those eyes really came out amazing. I also like how you made the colour actually look like part of the fur, instead of just on top of it.
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad it looks that way because its a personal pet peeve of mine when markings look like they've just been pasted one.
Thanks <3
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Kamunyak13 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
LOVE thier eyes!!!! Great job!
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