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Immaculate Sanctuary by KatieHofgard Immaculate Sanctuary by KatieHofgard
Finished commission for Ozawk! I so much loved this characters design and the idea we came up with, that I think I ended up going a bit overboard while painting. The characters here are Eva, the anthro egyptian vulture/eastern dragon mix, and Ozawk the Osprey, enjoying what appears to be the perfect place to relax for an afternoon. I really enjoyed painting the layers of feathers and leaves, and the foliage textures. The water surface was a learning experience, and though it’s not perfect I’m pretty happy with the result. Will note that I want to practice more water related painting though!

See a series of work-in-progress shots (including animated WIP gif) here in my tumblr - eskiworks.tumblr.com/post/6068…

30 hours in Photoshop CS6 with an Intuos 3 tablet.

P.S. I'm still open for a little bit of hourly commissions, see my journal for more info! shadow-wolf.deviantart.com/jou…
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Timberheart Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Terrific!!! I can never have the patience for those wings...
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Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Fantastic! Rarely have I ever seen such beautiful anthro birds. Well done! :happybounce:
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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
whoa :jawdrop:
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spookowl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Awesome work on the feathers and foliage!
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Tethyse Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful as always! TT.TT
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Mineriva Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

This picture is so nice. I do not really know what it is - I guess it's the whole artwork. The character, the colors, the light - everything.

Great job :).

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DemonicMemes Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing ;u;
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CharReed Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh! This turned out absolutely stunning! I could stare at those wings and highlights forever :D

I love the rendering and all the little details you added into this piece <3
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thank you!   =D  Wiiiiings!
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:iconcharreed:
CharReed Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
<3
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OceanWolf67hatena Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
OMG!! HE LOOKS POWERFUL WITH THAT WINGS!!
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LoveandBonestm Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The legs and the wings are amazing!! I also like how the hawk sort of compliments her:) Great job as always Eski:)
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Firequill Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! I love all the leafy/mossy details and how there's so much detail in the foreground, but that the background is kind of simplified silhouettey stuff. And the lighting is fantastic! It's really relaxing and I love how much the light shines through the feathers. Your work is always so amazing!

That osprey is so cute!
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much!  Yeah, transmitted light is one of my very favorite things to paint.  ^^
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MuRcKuRy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Niiiiiiiiiicly done
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:iconravynflight:
Ravynflight Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :)
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DausenMoore-Art Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Little bit weird but really good job.
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
pretty good.
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:icondarklovelesssoul:
DarkLovelessSoul Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very intresting o= and unique i :heart: it!
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:iconvee-kay:
vee-kay Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seeing this on full-screen made my jaw-drop. Wow, you're a genius!
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Falconsong Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah! You got the water looking better than when I last saw it! Very nice! I'm pleased to see it in full detailed glory now (since it's so tiny on the livestream). Nice work Eski!
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I think it was too subtle!  I wanted to see UNDER the water more than the lighting situation would allow, to I upped the opacity on that reflection layer.  I guess I'll have to get some sort of underwater scene to satisfy that desire another time!  XD
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aAshleyB Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Again...absolutely stunning job, *Shadow-Wolf...just stunning! :clap:
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ShadowWolf234 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
It turned out awesome, i saw your live stream, had a lot of fun. I had to leave early though. You did an excellent job! ^^
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Auronyth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fantastic! love the lighting!
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:iconvermin06:
vermin06 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're getting so good at capturing atmospheric lighting! I heart this picture uber much!
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  =D 
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TheParaddict Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   General Artist
Cute and beautiful the same time
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Twilight-Veil Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god. I'd never have the patience. So much detail. :faint: Amazing job. :heart:
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Wonderful job on the lighting in the background and darker tones in the foreground. I know you said you enjoyed painting them, but those feathers must have been a bitch to do. However, they look stunning. I really like the flowers and the water as well. :)
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  The feathers were actually one of the most fun parts for me for some reason.  XD  I like to paint the cool layered feather floofed up look!
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Well, the "floofed up look" does look great! I would like to see you draw a water creature next.
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VivArts Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is so adorable! I love how you captured the light in the background. You can tell they are in the shade, but the detail is all still visible. Gorgeous! :icongrin--plz:
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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fierfairy42 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   Digital Artist
very nice
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:iconstygma:
Stygma Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
30 hours :faint: 

I would take me 300 and wouldn't be that beautiful! :D
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! <3
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InuRyoko Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful Eski!!!!!!
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  =D
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InuRyoko Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem! :D Its so pretty!
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jodifarrow22 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint: this is stunning! ^^ Thelighting and the scenery just make it look to calm and peaceful :heart:
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thanks so much!
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NIGHTFURY18 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So mystical~ You did a great job in Photoshop! ^^
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:iconmiridith:
Miridith Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Nice :)
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b00ty-burglar Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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WolfSkullJack Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work. The colours and forms are just gorgeous 
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