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When the sky is on fire by NoreyDragon When the sky is on fire by NoreyDragon
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I can't tell you how proud I am of myself! Started this two days ago and finished it today. It's been long ago that I actually worked that hard and passionately on a painting :3


I just LOVE That moment when you derp around and then suddenly inspiration HITS you and then you can create awesome stuff on a big white canvas!!
EPIC FIERY SUNSET WITH RUNNING CHEETAH. BOOM.

SO HAPPEH :happybounce:

Well I'm super happy with how this came out! The sky looks a bit sketchy or speedpaint-ish, but I like that style. For the cheetah I tried out a new shading style, with a couple of tips from *Tatchit's tutorial [link] :'D

BAH I LUV THIS. Sorry XD I'm fangirling over my own picture, how uncool.
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Anyways I hope you like it! Fav and comment if so ;D And my commissions are open! You can get a picture like this for about $20 :)

References used: [link] and [link]
Inspiration: bottom left picture of [link]

Photoshop CS4 & Wacom tablet, 8 hours in total
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Oh mein Gott, ist das awesome! Bitte verzeih mir, dass ich das auf Deutsch schreibe, auf Englisch fallen mir meist nicht die richtigen Worte ein.
Als ich das Bild in meinen Messages gesehen habe, habe ich erstmal echt gestaunt, weil ich finde, dass das gar nicht dein Style ist. Und das Bild sieht so verdammt echt aus, fast wie ein Foto. Und das Fell des Leoparden (ist doch einer, oder?) sieht klasse aus. Das einzige, was ich beim Leoparden kritisieren würde, wäre der Schwanz. Er sieht etwas lang aus. Aber der Rest - das fell, die Augen, alles sieht bis ins kleinste Detail mega echt aus.
Nun zu dem Hintergrund: Ich finde die Bäume und das Gras sind der sehr gelungen. Auch das Shading ist echt super geworden. Aber das, was für mich heraussticht, ist der Himmel. Er sieht einfach toll aus und passt zu dem Bild, oder besser gesagt passt das Bild zu ihm. Das wirklich einzige, was ich am Himmel ein bisschen zu kritisieren habe, ist das schwarze links oben in der Ecke. Rechts oben in der Ecke sieht es fantastisch aus, da sich dort das schwarz mit den anderen Farben vermischt. Doch links oben ist da so ein schwarzer Fleck, das finde ich nicht so schön, aber es fällt auch nur bei genauerem Hinsehen auf.
Insgesamt ist das Bild einfach fantastisch real geworden und dein neuer Style gefällt mir sehr gut. Mach weiter so!
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I've never written a critique before, but now I have nothing to critique because it's so EFFING AMAZING.

First, I love how dark the ground is, and then the contrast of the lightness of the burning sky. LOVELOVELOVELOVE. Such beautiful landscaping you got there, I'm going to cry. :D The sky looks like its actually burning, less like fire, and more like a flowing river of lava, that's, er, flipped upside-down. :3 It's amazing in a slightly strange, very cool way.

And then there is the cheetah. AAAAHAHHAAHHH! I love so much . . .you have all the anatomy perfectly, along with the beautiful, windswept fluffiness of the fur. The colors are just perfect too, shadows added in just the right places. I love the expression. It's almost like the cat is running from something, but is almost excited about it. Or maybe its chasing something, which would make a bit more sense. XD

Anyways, this is just a beautiful piece of work that deserves to be a daily Deviation if I ever saw one. :3 The sky is truly phenomenal, and the cheetah has a certain vibe that makes it cute, dangerous, dark, light, and all these other amazing aspects at the same time.

An amazing job that I can't even express how much I like~
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IceFang100 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Every single time I look at this, it takes my breath away; simply gorgeous.
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NoreyDragon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Mudstar88-Warriors Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this one, Nors.
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NoreyDragon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you soo much! :squee:
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Oatclaw123 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
*le runs away*IT'S TOO CUTE I love it
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NoreyDragon Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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Oatclaw123 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
I can't draw like this on a computer, but I can draw like this with paper and pencil, no problem. Computer=FAIL lololol xD
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NoreyDragon Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well yeah, you need some patience to figure out all the tools of your program, also you'd need a tablet for comfortable painting.
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Oatclaw123 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
WOW
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NoreyDragon Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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