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Midnight Glow by KatieHofgard Midnight Glow by KatieHofgard
Finished full illustration for Fiver! Painting this one constantly made me wish it was Christmas. Lovely clear cold winter night, everything blanketed in snow, warm glow from a quaint mountain town in the distance... Yep. Christmas. <3 Title thought up my MrCuddels, who frequents my stream chat often!

Animated WIP gif can be found here - [link]

20 hours in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet
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:iconcaseydecker:
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This winter-themed picture you've done looks very nice, and it does have such a peaceful feeling to it as well. :D
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WolfOfTheMoons Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't even get me STARTED on Christmas! Everything is just so peaceful, calming, warm, yet cold, beautiful, magical, and so much more :)
I'm trying to believe in Santa, Jack Frost, Easter Bunny, ect. again so my life will be a lot more magical.

I have the Rise Of The Guardians to blame for that XD

Anyway, I just LOVE this! Especially the sky! Keep up the good work :D
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Silver-Zabrak Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible. :)
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WolvenBird Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful ;u; Love the warm and cold contrast the mood is just so right. I really gotta know what brushes you use lol. I love the strokes on the mountains.
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much!  The brush I used in the mountains is one Balaa shared with me.  I have it for others to download here too, if you want it!

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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
wicked!
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NarcisFetalCannibal Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is a very powerful piece i love the environment and the glow it all just flows together.
very nice job!
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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HellHound12 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Love the mountains! Is that a fox - hybrid?
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caligis Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How cool! Love the landscape and poses.. The little footprints are adorable, and the squirrel makes me want to draw squirrels :>
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, why thanks! After this I wanted to draw a bunch of squirrels too. XD
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cebastianlemon Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student General Artist
verry dramadic... i love it :)
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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cebastianlemon Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
your welcome ^^
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lintu47 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Hello :wave:
    You've been featured in my weekly Anthro Poll.
    Have a nice day :dalove:
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh cool, thank you for featuring my art! =D
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure :happybounce:
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SciPhiFox Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, very beautiful.
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JGood8 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the snow is almost gone... this doesnt bode well.
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SasuBeastastic Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
You draw such magical things. <3
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Nonthyl Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cool :heart:
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nathow111 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, tree foxes.
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GoldenDruid Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Turned out lovely :heart:
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runningfreely Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow, awesome work! :clap:
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Kuro-okami1992 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.... I love this! AWESOE WORK!!! <3
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :)
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fantasylover100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm spechless
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the-kamikase77 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
hermoso trabajo felicitaciones .
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
That's very beautiful.
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SKuRRly Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Artist
Beautiful illustrating! It almost feels as if I could be in the scene with him!
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you muchly!
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SKuRRly Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Artist
You're welcome!!
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DarthAislin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I love how this came out. ;w; The squirrel was an amazing touch! It ties the orange tones in through the whole piece nicely. owo And helps bring your eyes down from the Fox towards the town~ >w< <3 And don't get me STARTED on those gorgeous lights in that sky. ;w;

What kind of brush do you use for those? owo Just a regular hard brush, and some smudging? o-o
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you! I don't really use smudge, I have a brush that *Dreamspirit created and shared with me that I use a lot. She doesn't have it available for download anywhere, however she gave me permission to share it if you wanted it? It emulates a brush loaded with acrylic paint fairly well for Photoshop, which is why I like it. Feels more natural than the default PS brushes.
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DarthAislin Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ohhh! That's the brush you sent me? owo I'm Jyskal when I enter your streams, and Angel Dowden when I emailed you. >w< <3 Sorry for the username garjumble. Thanks again for taking the time to explain it to me! I appreciate all the information, as I find it really helps me apply different strategies in my own work. owo
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, ok sorry! I've shared the brush with more than 150 people so far, so I don't remember who I sent it to specifically. XD I'm glad you found it useful!
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DarthAislin Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! :XD: It's perfectly fine. I wouldn't remember either! I wont expect you to keep a list LOL
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LauraDragongirl Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really amazing! I love the fur and the night sky, congratulations!!!
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CatInYourCloset Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work as always!
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Ludichris1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist
The color patterns on his back made me think of Star Wars pilots or Star Fox on Star Fox Adventures o.O. Cool :D!
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secoh2000 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful scenery you go going on there. :)
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Polaimi Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Everything looks great. *O* I really love your works! :3
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chalcara Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   Digital Artist
The snow looks fantastic. :)
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wolf-marco-rebocho Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHHHHHHHH its amazing!!!!! you always have the best art.
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aAshleyB Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yet again: :clap:
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Were I in a place like that, I think I wouldn't notice how cold it is, I would just enjoy the quiet beauty of the scenery
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, sometimes the beauty of your surroundings outdoes any discomfort you may have at the time. =)
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Irhileth Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Love the fur, so detailed! *A*
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Forest-Soul Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
God I love your work!
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