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Mint by Heyriel Mint by Heyriel
Part of a trade with =Kiramere <3 :happybounce:

Ever since I resolved to break away from the tired-and-true way of painting fur, it feels as though I've made a massive jump towards how I how want my art to look (at least when it comes to fur); The pattern isn't all that natural yet and there are problems with handling the different hair lengths but I'm confident that it's going into the right direction. -which is incredibly motivating. Right now there are three more big paintings in progress and two more already sketched, I'm not gonna run out of opportunities to practice anytime soon! :la:
I'll also remember the tapestry-pattern-idea for future portraits since I'm always at a loss for what to put into the background. This here seem to be the right kind of 'pretty but not overly eye-catching and time consuming'. What do you think? :meow:

Comments are highly appreciated as always! :heart:

PS CS4, Intuos 4 ~ca. 8h
Character [Mint] belongs to =Kiramere
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FelidaeCat Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
liebe alles einfach dran xD ♥
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lifanonline Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome!  I really love the way you do your fur; its so unique!  I'm mostly a traditional artist myself, mostly because I get frustrated every time I try digital art.  XD  But seeing all the amazing digital art here really motivates me.  Keep up the amazing work!  :D
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Heyriel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
Haha, it's the same (but the other way around) for me -I always end up defeated, crawling back to Photoshop in shame after trying to work with watercolor, pastel chalk and such xD
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lifanonline Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, we all have our preferred mediums.  :)
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WanderingSketch Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Believe it or not, your progress is encouraging to me, too! xD I want to get where you are! I've been practicing digital for over two years now, but I still have no idea how to do this kind of thing. The tapestry idea does work VERY nicely, compliments the blues in the feathers and beads, while also making the green of the eyes and beads stand out splendidly. :3 It all just looks GORGEOUS and well-planned.
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Heyriel Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
It makes me so very happy to hear that my stuff can be an encouragement to others <3 If you keep practicing and don't give up I'm sure you'll improve a lot over the next years -besides, you're only 15 and very good for that age already! :D
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WanderingSketch Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
;;w;; Wow, being told that by you!!
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Dashing-Tophat Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Again I love your lighting here it just makes the cat so realistic!!
the fur is great, I love the brush strokes used here.
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Heyriel Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3 I'm glad you like my works and thanks again for taking the time to comment! :love: :hug:
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Dashing-Tophat Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Your very welcome !! ,v,
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