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Basking in the Canopy by KatieHofgard Basking in the Canopy by KatieHofgard
A large by-the-hour commission for Veyz of FA of her polecat/skink hybrid character, basking in a sunspot in a jungle canopy! This piece was a real delight to paint, I don't often get leafy green commissions. I wish I did more, this was fun and a good exercise!

20 hours in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet
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:iconceruleanyume:
CeruleanYume Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very curious-looking creature. :) I really love the atmosphere in the picture. 
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:iconharleydane:
Harleydane Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work on the scales!
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:iconevoli-niceli:
Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful character !
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:iconmethowwolf:
methowwolf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I have one?
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:iconthestormunleashed:
TheStormUnleashed Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Veyz has an awesome character! I love reptile/mammal hybrids. Your style is amazing and I love the fur and scale detail <3
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much!
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:iconjaguatirica02:
Jaguatirica02 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
your backgrounds are amazing, do you have any tutorial?
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:iconartbydani:
ArtByDani Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love your backgrounds, stunning.
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconartiyochi:
Artiyochi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Woah! This is an amazing piece! I love the colors and shading you used for this! It's beautiful! In fact, I saw this piece in a magazine I was reading! :O Congrats! :D
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StellaMay2807 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Holy Crap, this is gorgeous!! With the sun shining through the leaves, and the colours of the hybrid. Simply stunning!! :faint:
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:iconhammiesfriend:
hammiesfriend Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
:iconomgsocuteplz: can has~?!
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:iconmaxanna:
Maxanna Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Great job working the scales and fur, and it's face is so expressive! This creature is truly unique.
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Kat-willows-2310 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
This is amazing......... I think his ones u best so far




- insane people rule the world, just think about that
- you are annoying me.... GO PLAY IN TRAFFIC
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AxletheBeast Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is excellent! Amazing coloring and shadows. It's a really striking piece with a great background and great design overall. I'm seriously lacking anything specific to say about it, because it's just really breathtaking as a whole, which at least regarding stuff I like is impressive because no individual element here stands out as something I like, yet it's incredible when put together.
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kittenspore Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student
Oh my goodness, I love this so much, absolutely everything ;u;<333333
ESPECIALLY the lizard part<33 The lighting is so pristine >w< <333

What i wouldn't do to learn some of your techniques C: ♥
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:iconemerald-song:
emerald-song Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow :wow: Really amazing stuff! Gorgeous colors :D
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:iconspoonies:
spoonies Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
o-o
hubwa
this is just to... amazing...
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:iconwara-taichou:
Wara-Taichou Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute :3
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Griffinscry Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Ahhh it's Crazy Veyz! I remember just browsing and coming across this character. You really captured the chaotic coolness of Veyz! Looks like Veyz could just slither into the forest, with the swiftness of a house gecko. The anatomy and shading is incredible. I'm now compelled to go look at your other art. You have real talent :)
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know, I love the character too! It was so fun to paint Veyz in this environment too.
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:icondoodle-fish:
Doodle-Fish Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so cute. :) I wish I could draw animals like that...
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:iconmoedjila:
moedjila Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student
cute:D, Love the color!
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DisdainSF Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
;A; Ohmyglob.. Amazing.
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Eleovark Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful... everything. 0_0 I adore your texturing, it looks amazing on this furry and scaled creature. The background is lovely, especially the little details like the creeping flowers and little insects.
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Daio Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, just wow. Everything about this is incredible.
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:iconwolfbridgit:
wolfbridgit Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
i love this! makes me feel happy! lovely coloring job AMAZING!
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:icongwenvar:
Gwenvar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012   General Artist
Wow, awesome coloring!
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Artist
Beautifully done! All the textures are really fun to look at, I especially enjoy the texture difference between the character and the smoother background elements ^_^
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Heyriel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww, this is so pretty! I really enjoy the soft, peaceful look of it c:
Just out of interest, how much did you get paid for it?
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Nivailis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really only the few artists can show how mustelide muzzle really looks like and you're among them! I'm amazed of that! :heart: Also the scales looks brilliantly!
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:iconthelunacy-fringe:
thelunacy-fringe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The background is so gorgeous. <3 I love the atmosphere!
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:iconbugfacegard:
bugfacegard Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Nice work, twenty hours seems about right.
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:iconjustplainfox:
justplainfox Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww cuuute!!
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:iconhawkeye137:
Hawkeye137 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Eeally good painting and drawing skills mate.
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:iconclarabacou:
ClaraBacou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome !
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:iconwendylynn:
WendyLynn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's beautiful!
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:iconnicole-marie-walker:
Nicole-Marie-Walker Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do love the implied foliage in the background, it's lovely!
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:iconmithra-k:
Mithra-K Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
The red color you chose gave this such a soft feel. I wish I could make my light source as direct as yours.
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Mirix Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Beautiful picture! I love all the details :) Leafs in the background and foreground, fur, scales, wood cracks, little buggies :D I also enjoy a lot mix between scales and fur, very original! ..and the creature's face is simply adorable :aww:
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Lh0o Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...
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ILuvToothless Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Awesome! lol I saw this on............a different website. :S
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:iconcacklingpig:
cacklingpig Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Wow!! I thought this totally different, but I'm glad I clicked on it. This is awesome and beautiful!
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:iconadamecos:
adamecos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Wonderful! :)
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:iconkata:
Kata Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love it! Such beautiful colors and lighting, and the character is so interesting! Couldn't have been an easy one to look so natural :)
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:iconlizzie-bean:
Lizzie-Bean Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
....I think I just died from Awesome.
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:iconraineve:
Raineve Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Its so gorgeous!
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:iconwolfiriane:
Wolfiriane Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I love this, it's very beautiful !
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:iconkohakuro:
Kohakuro Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
i love this :heart: i had a dream witha part weasel part snake animal before....! the snake part was red tho lol
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:iconteppiee:
Teppiee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow, that's just gorgeous.
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