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Blue King by Heyriel Blue King by Heyriel
My part of a trade with ~diddleh c:
She wanted something with deer in the style of my other painting Purple Lady (failed in that point, can't recreate). I figured that Lady->King would be fitting, so I tried to implement a feeling of nobility into this one as well.

Stylistic inconsistency put aside, I'm extremely happy with this piece! -What do you guys think? Commenters are loved :meow:
Working on it was fantastic; Once the colors were down and the face done, the fur was just alot of mindless wrist-movement. It's great being able to let your mind drift (listening to audiobooks eg) while still being productive~ :la:
The only true annoyance: Highly-intelligent!Me didn't realize painting on one layer might become a problem when she gets around to drawing the bg. Another lesson learned.

Next-in-line is lots and lots of painting/coloring practice a la *andreasrocha. Palette Challenge, Landscape Paintings, Game Envionment Fanart, maybe even some Screencap Speeds -hopefully this will further improve my color-choosing skills. :>
PS CS4, Wacom Intuos 4. 12h
Reference used by ~Lakela [link] ; Texture from

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BumbleBeesh Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another gorgeous drawing!! you're very good at this :clap:
I'm going through your gallery looking like this :jawdrop: lol
Olessan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And so I make yet another super late comment OTL

I've liked the shading on this since I first saw it. It complements all the little details really nicely. :3
He really does look regal, too, with the angle and the background colour, and how stoic he looks.
And something I just noticed -- is that a little light shining through the thinnest part of his ear? :D
Heyriel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And so I reply super late yet again

Thank you very much, 'm glad you like it! :love:
And yes -at least it should be xD
kerrymcquaid Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;n; He's so pretty! I love all of the shading and fur detail. ^^
Heyriel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you <3
Ruwich Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww it's so beautiful and the eyes are so nicely beaded! Love it!
Dreamworkproductions Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing great detail!
FreeMech Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so good to me and creepy at the same time. Love the details. It's a beautiful creature you've drawn.
Heyriel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, the stare is a bit scary, isn't it? xD But thanks a lot <3
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