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Casting Beyond The Moon by KatieHofgard Casting Beyond The Moon by KatieHofgard
Finished full illustration commission for SunTattooWolf! A bit of a different take on a stargazing theme, as the couple find themselves on an almost impossible crest of a moonlit waterfall. I had tons of fun with this one, now super addicted to painting water! Thanks Vantid for the waterfall critique, and to DimeSpin for the title. Also thanks to everyone in my stream chat this past week who gave me little critiques and helped keep me company!

Work in progress animated gif can be found in my tumblr - [link]

26 hours in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet
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:iconcaseydecker:
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done of both wolf characters looks very nice and sweet. :D
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ZyloTheWerewolfKing Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
The female is the only one in this artwork that has wings.  It's beautiful that I won't stop thinking about it.  Super excellent job.
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JamJams Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such gorgeous work.
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YingYangWolfacus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing shadow works good job!
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Sephiroth8745 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
I've seen this couple before...do anyone know what they're usernames are in Deviantart?
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness! I could tell this was going to be beautiful even from the thumbnail, but I wasn't expecting the characters to be so beautiful along with the background! Their faces and hair are so elegant, yet also quite cheerful. And of course the stars and moon are just... wow... :wow:
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:iconamyvity:
Amyvity Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! You do such amazing work. No wonder why so many people want to draw as good as you!
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:iconhilliana80:
Hilliana80 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Woow,amazing work you did here,but well,so is all your art i seen so far!!!! :wow:
Hope i can commission you someday too. ^^ :heart:
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SilverFoxWing Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Artist
Man that looks so amazing.
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Author-Bat-Pegasus Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
They're on a waterfall in the moonlight and stars. It's official, it's my happy place with a couple of anthros in it. That is freaking beautiful!
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, hehe!
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Author-Bat-Pegasus Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Don't mention it, pal!
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:iconwingwolf88:
wingwolf88 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Wow, Very nice draw~ 'w'
100%
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:iconvalkeus:
Valkeus Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is SO cool! The atmosphere makes me stop what I'm doing and enjoy the night with them.
Your skill at lighting and backgrounds consistently takes your art from "likeable furry characters" to "window into a furry parallel world". :D
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you!
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:iconshadowwolf234:
ShadowWolf234 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
so awesome
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:iconfirebound:
Firebound Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so incredibly cute.
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:iconjgood8:
JGood8 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gads thats inspiring.
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Wandering-wolves Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS...IS SIMPLY GORGEOUS.
That sky right there...is going to make me cry as an artist.
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RainsofOblivion Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*-* beautiful
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Nitewulfe Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Wow! I love this picture, there isn't anything in it that I don't love. The characters look great and the sky and moon are amazing and I like the water too.
This is just amazing and I can't wait to see more!
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you so much! Definitely more art to come, maybe some more fun stuff with water themes. :3
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WildDragonfly Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, I'm not sure if I love the subjects or background more :giggle: Loving the lighting cast onto them, really such a beautiful scene :D I'm also loving that rainbow aura the moon is casting off, it really adds a little something without being too vibrant and drawing your eye away :nod:
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad the moon rainbow worked out. ^^
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Danumi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! :iconcraiplz:
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you!
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Danumi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem ^^
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Xshadow10X Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's incredible elegant. I wish that I were good on the hands and legs in Photoshop and in reality (and shadows) . But just to practice on.
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you! If you're up for some reading to help with your structure of hands, check out Burne Hogarth's "Drawing Dynamic Hands" book. The way the author/artist conveys hand structure really helped me a lot!
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Xshadow10X Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the tip :) I'll have to check out the book now.
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:iconskitzga:
Skitzga Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous
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FoxfurNeo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is beautiful! I love the water c:
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:iconvivarts:
VivArts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome! Did you paint the moon and stars yourself or photoshop them in? (I have trouble with them myself)
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! This is a digital painting made in Photoshop, so the answer to your question is YES. XD I painted them in by hand using that program and my tablet.
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VivArts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's very impressive! You did so well on the sky I couldn't tell if you imported a photograph or painted the moon yourself. Lots of talent goin' on over there!
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Nick-Matulich Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the fact that you added the aura ring around the moon. Few artists ever capture that.
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm so glad it looks right. :3
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:iconmasizo:
masizo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
this is beautiful, cute and awesome... :iconclapplz:
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you!
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JaguarGal Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
This is...beautiful. The stars are stunning and the moonglow is magical. The glow in their eyes, on their fur, even in the sky... and the touch of the moondog adds that little chill of the night to the piece.

This really is stunning work. Wonderful job :heart:
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you!
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:iconjaguargal:
JaguarGal Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
You are most welcome :heart:
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Denece-the-sylcoe Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the mood and color scheme of this piece! Truly beautfiul!
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thanks!
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wow5283 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love when the moon does that at night, its so amazing! and this art... this art is so beautiful. such detail and anatomy of both animal and canine! the wings and water and the fur compliments everything else!
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Me too, it's so cool! =D Thank you!
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:iconwow5283:
wow5283 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob~ ^^
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Krelianalpha Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
YAY i like it a lot
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arabianwolf4 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
theyre beautiful
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SasuBeastastic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Woooaahhh! That's amazing. I love the stars, the water, the lighting. Gosh everything. <3
It's weird too, cause I had a dream like this with my ex. Too bad it was my ex.. =~=
The thought is still amazing though. <3
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