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Bird of Paradise by balaa Bird of Paradise by balaa
(For those seeing this again in your inbox, my apologies! Deviantart is acting very strange for me today! )

My contribution to the 2015 Werewolf Calendar that will open for pre-orders on Sept. 1st, 2014 at Midnight US Pacific time!  Mark your calendars and don't miss your chance to get a copy of this year's exciting edition (psst, first 150 orders get some super spiffy stuff!)

The Werewolf Calendar 2015

Inspired by the wonderfully vibrant ceremonial dress of the people of Papua New Guinea! This fella is adorned with plumage of various birds of paradise native to the islands

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tools: Photoshop and Wacom Intuos 2
Size: 6600x4400 pixels at 300ppi
Prints: a bit down the line over yonder: spiramirabilis.storenvy.com/ : Spira Mirabilis Store

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Other places you can find me:
spiramirabilis.tumblr.com : Tumblr for sketches and wip’s!
twitter.com/Balaa_art : Twitter
www.facebook.com/balaaillustra… : Facebook: Works in progress, commercial work, sketches, and more!
spiramirabilis.storenvy.com/ : Online Store: Prints, originals, and more
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:iconryodambar:
RyoDambar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
AWESOME In Love With it <3
Great Work 
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:iconfuriarossaandmimma:
FuriarossaAndMimma Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great. I love that muzzle :hug:
And also the color of the fur is awesome.
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:iconcaleope:
caleope Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Jak zawsze pięknie.
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:icondanibeez:
DaniBeez Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Dear Deviant,

 

I have Favourited your deviation because I sincerely think it is worthy of such a title. If you are wondering why this message is so formal-sounding and impersonal in nature, it's because as a past non-DA user, I have been keeping all my favourite Deviations bookmarked in my browser for a couple of years, and I am finally uploading all those deviations unto my current DA profile! So while it is impractical for me to lay down a thoughtful comment for all these collected Deviations at this time, I want you to know that when I first came across your piece, it did (and still does) deserve a note of appreciation. I apologize for not being able to share individual comments at this time: your Deviation deserves it in my opinion!

 

Thanks for reading,

DaniBeez

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:iconjamiesquibbles:
JamieSquibbles Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! He has such a presence in this piece. 
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:icontincek-marincek:
tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aaaaa...this is gorgeous :iconlawooplz: :faint: I'm speechless so this is everything I'm gonna say :iconirapeitplz:
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:iconbalaa:
balaa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
aaaaaah I seriously don't deserve such high compliments from you!!! Your work just makes me weep with inadequacy!
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:icontincek-marincek:
tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aww...of course you do :iconletmehugyouplz: You inspire me to start making some anthro stuff...but I would fail so much :iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconjd-ivey:
JD-Ivey Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey this is really well done piece here. Werewolves are like my favorite of all monsters, and this one here is a really cool interpretation of a tribal/Native American werewolf. Awesome job.
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations in hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/08/d…
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:iconfalcolf:
Falcolf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Loove the coat sheen, this looks gorgeous and powerful! :D
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:iconabdoubouam:
abdoubouam Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing colors !
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:iconudtheaesir:
UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
That is beautiful!
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:iconjillrhodes:
JillRhodes Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
This is just gorgeous!  No wonder you were selected for the calendar.
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:iconsinistervibe:
SinisterVibe Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
That face!!!!!
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow. JUst.. WOW. Lovely piece hun! I can't wait to get my preorder :)
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:iconapalrieuscentauri:
ApalrieusCentauri Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
 This is fantastically amazing! The smoothness of the fur and the composition coupled with the bright colours makes this a great painting! 
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:iconthorinfrostclaw:
ThorinFrostclaw Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
owwww...the details on the face are incredible! :)
Fantastic picture!
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:icontatchit:
Tatchit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Having DA troubles as well?  In any case, so lovely and rich, your work always has new treats to discover in the details.
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:iconbalaa:
balaa Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
What's been going on on your end?  I'm wondering whether our issues are the same. Usually new uploads get the greatest number of pageviews/comments/faves the first day they are uploaded which just makes sense since folks check their message box and new art appears. This time, when I uploaded the image it got maybe 10 views in the first few hours of being up and zero comments for around 6 hours which is baffling based on all my prior uploads. A few folks mentioned they did not receive my art in their message center either sooo dunno. While I don't sit around counting pageviews, exposure, particularly when a project is involved is important and one of the main reasons I continue to use DA. 
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Tatchit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Yeah, I've got all the problems you do.  I'll upload something and it'll sit for hrs not getting much feedback at all (a few pageviews maybe), I've been told my submissions don't turn up in people's inboxes as well.  This includes journals.  I've been having this problem for a while now.  And I'm in the same boat as you, exposure is important and with these issues, it's kinda difficult to do that.  This doesn't happen every time I submit something, but it does happen more frequently than I'd like.  I'll often delete the deviation and try to reupload and hope for better results. 
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:iconbalaa:
balaa Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
I submitted a report to Deviantart but I am not certain it will do much of anything. I am glad I am not alone in seeing this problem but it is also more disheartening to hear others are dealing with the same issue. I've uploaded this piece 3 different times now and all 3 times the same thing happened. Maybe it is worth it for you to submit a trouble ticket as well (more folks complaining about this may see more steps being taken to mitigate it?)
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:iconshadowwolf:
Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning!!!
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:icondark-lioncourt:
Dark-Lioncourt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional
That is absoutely stunning! :heart:
[oh, FB, Twitter and stuff, me go and like! :D]
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:iconspottacuscheetah:
SpottacusCheetah Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
! ! !
So color, very life, wow.
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love the splotches on his face! That's pretty unique for a werewolf.
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work! Very beautiful piece. :)
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:icondaffodille:
DaffoDille Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah DA has been behaving badly for a lot of people lately. This only just popped up in my inbox.


Love the glossy fur and vibrancy of the feathers!
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:iconhurricane-wolf:
Hurricane-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Amazing! cant wait to get my paws on next years calendar! :D
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:iconizapug:
IzaPug Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
omgglooobbbb
this is.... *cry*
amazing
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:iconkawoie:
kawoie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
amazing! ;o;
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