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Black Porcelain by balaa Black Porcelain by balaa
I feel terrible posting anything Ive done for myself as Im behind with other art atm, but this was such a quick painting and I wanted to share. the last few months have been busy doing company projects..and as always I walked into them thinking they would be less time consuming than they turned out to be! So I haven't done anything I can share in the longest time. I have a tiny break between projects and hopefully I can use it to catchup a bit.

The past weekend I was also stuck tending to my folks mastiff kennel and between the manic chores for whatever reason the mood for something black and purple began to tail me so starting with a blank black canvas, this emerged. No under sketches, just straight to color. This reaffirmed in me that I am a lousy sketcher. I have a hard time grasping form when working with lineart, ie sketches, but blocking in forms with solid color and chiseling away at the detail from there, that I understand. The original was an hour speedpaint, but I went in and refined the concept a bit, spending an additional few hours on it. Still a quickie by my standards! Wasn't sure whether I even liked it, but a few friends said (WAY TO) lovely things..so I figured I'd share.

size: Original was about 1000 pixels across, doubled that for the final
time: 3-4 hrs
tool: PS and intuous3
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:iconvagepaul:
vagepaul Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:D respect!!
nice verry nice.
butifull:D
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gaieric Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Wow!!!
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:iconspigos:
Spigos Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL! 
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TabbyKat16 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   General Artist
:heart:
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:iconlunicc:
Lunicc Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful! I love the eyes, and the face expression, the colours...everything! *-* 
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:iconfuranircas:
FuranIrcas Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Absolutely amazing. One of my alltime favourites!
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:iconrozzi-dk:
Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous!!
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:iconnaquadrea:
naquadrea Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
verry nice picture. I like the the cloak and the way she is wearing it.
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:iconkawayura:
Kawayura Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
cool *__*
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:iconrozh-fox:
Rozh-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
wonderful
I love all your art, you are awesome
this cat look so cool yeah >=D
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:icondustere:
Dustere Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks exquisite, this cat reminds me of a khajiit, which is quite awesome in my book!
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HaleyScoo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist
This is amazing work^^
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:iconkorinr:
KorinR Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your skill in painting is amazing! I'm trying to paint more, but it seems impossible to get to the level that you posess (: Wonderful work!
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Great!!
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:iconmasterkrypton:
MasterKrypton Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is stunning. I love the colors and expression! :)
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:iconmerqur:
MeRQuR Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing! :)
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:iconsabor7:
Sabor7 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Artist
this is incredibly amazing
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:iconmegster1940:
megster1940 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
Reminds me of the Khajits in Skyrim
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:icontannbutl:
tannbutl Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
it is beautiful.
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:iconanubis-rocks:
Anubis-Rocks Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   Digital Artist
The eyes are amazing
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:iconwooflesart:
WooflesArt Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the light and dark, and the vibrant color of the fabric.
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:iconmehleesah:
MehLeeSah Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
this is my all time favorite of your works <3
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:iconsainteciel:
SainteCiel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
LOVE the expression! Great eyes. Very memorable :heart:
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Xx-Blazy-xX Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
very cute
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:iconchotabear:
chotabear Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Dark, handsome and mysterious. He's gorgeous !!!
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:iconevaldre:
Evaldre Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
This is really, really beautiful. I love the mood and the intense eyes!
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IndigoAssassin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a bit of an odd request. Is it okay if I use this as a possible cover for a book I'm working on - it fits perfectly, the title is "The Indigo Pilgrimage" and the characters are human/cat & human/dog hybrids.

I'm obviously doubtful it would ever get published, although I'm going to try. Asking for permission in the (highly unlikely) event of this happening.
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IndigoAssassin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My mouth dropped when I saw this!
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OranReiji Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
I like it! It has a nice calm mood to it. Very interesting to look at overall too, especially with the contrast in the eyes and the rest of the piece is nicely balanced too.
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:iconsakurasoul:
sakurasoul Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Is that a pumaaaaaa! Gorgeous!
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:iconlucamaria:
LucaMaria Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did it in...3 hrs? O.o
I would not do that in 3 months, ah ah.. :D
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:iconleguar:
Leguar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's so velvety lol XD luv it great job with the lighting and shading :D
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:iconyuchtar:
Yuchtar Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Oooooooooh, this is so AWESOME! I'm so glad you decided to share it - it's so gorgeous.
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:iconkimkd:
KimKD Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Eyes! Х_Х Awesome... <З
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riot-girl Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this reminds me of the famous 'Afghan Girl' photo that was on the cover of National Geographic, wrapped in her scarf, gold-green eyes staring, unreadable.
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Elva-Young Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
It's Fantastic people! :O
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:iconkirabree:
KiraBree Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Absolutely stunning and incredible! I love it! I wish I could find someone to do a jet black picture of my anthro panthress characters. Doing black on black is hard to do.
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:iconryeesa:
Ryeesa Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous
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YuKitsuneYoukai Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Love >D
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Rajah42 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! You've done such a wonderful job with everything in your gallery really nice work! join? [link]
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xxMoonwish Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
This piece has been featured on my profile C: I hope you don't mind <3 It's a wonderful piece. See it in my 'inspiration' module.
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Sprucetail Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
stunning! caught my eye right away!
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BlazesStarGirl Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I love the colors and the eyes
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James-the-Desert Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous. I've been in love with black cats ever since I read the Jungle Book. I love the colors and the way the color of the hood is carried into the eyes.
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Bluesilver84 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would love to have you join my group #DA-Art-Gallery
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EngioloDevolo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
WOW Wonderful!!!! :heart:
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REYKAT Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Oh..She...
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porcelanmoon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011   Interface Designer
Wow! it's beautiful, it looks almost real ;)
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:iconselease:
Selease Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
O.O I love the colors! The eyes look absolutely amazing!
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dschunai Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just gorgeous <3
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