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Goodmorning Sunshine by balaa Goodmorning Sunshine by balaa
I have been debating for a while whether to upload commissions to my dev account for several personal reasons. But all my friends told me I should go ahead and upload it. With commissions I tend to be over critical and stare at the picture until all I see are the flaws and as such hate the piece. So I definetly tend to not see the positive aspects when it comes to work I do for others.

This is a commission for the incredibly talented and wonderful =jenny-jen It is her clouded leopard fursona Spike. Yes I realize it is floofier than you would expect to see a clouded leopard...but well admittingly, I have a strange affinity towards exsessive floof. I spent quite a bit more time on this piece than I should have but since she did a wonderful picture of Balaa in Fairly Odd parent's style, I felt compelled to do a nice job for her.

In the future I may start uploading commissions to scrap, for any of those interested to see them. The reason is not so much that I am not proud of the work I do, but rather for whatever reason I feel my scraps are somewhat safer from overly critical judgement.

**Please respect the work and time put into the piece and full view! Thank you in advance!!**
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Gamef0rpaw Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amg, you are AMAZING! <33 Its so pretty *o* You have them skills
Growlie26 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous! I love it!
nyxthehedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
how do you make these? XD
Laikoua Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
what programs do you use to make such amazing art? O.O its like..... gorgeous!
Upendi13 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
DreamLynx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
wow It's so beautiful!! *reminds herself to breath again* I absolutely love it so much(L)
LadyWithTheHorses Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
:iconbigheartplz: the lighting!!! So jealous!
The-Big-Cats-Club Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
You were featured here [link] :aww:
arcanefool Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
The poofy-ness makes it look a bit like an amur leopard, but the coloration is cloud leopard, spot on!

I love the personality and expression! :+fav:
Nameda Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
You have been featured here:
if you dont like let me know and
I remove asap if you like have a
look at the other features :)
Wind-Flower Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Keep Going I :heart: it
Gohin Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Yeah.. this is cool :D
ShadowyKat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
Amaaaaaaaazing!!!! Loved it!!!!!
JessicaSansiquet Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Superbe ;)
xdeathpassionx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Wow. I love the way you do the texture of the leopard's fur. Great job!
Tapion32 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
AlexTF Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
very beautiful! ^__________________^
HannahLovesVictor Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
he has antenae! xD aww so cute ^_^
songbird21 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh my goodness. Just so beautiful!
sdil Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
nice. why you like to draw the tigers ?
Revelation-Six Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
shadowstarwolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
i love this!very beautiful!
MischievousPooka Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Beautiful pic! Nice lighting.
hassan739 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
apart from this lovely painting i love the best friend uses it mostly
Marianne-Blacklands Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful :)
Pantheryx Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
I love the peacefulness of this pic!
ThaOnlyMoonchild Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love this fluffy tail... :heart:

wonderful. (:
Gordy98 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Student General Artist
wow the textures on it are amazing and the detail you put into it is breath taking
FreedomSparrow3 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
You are friggin amazing. I wish I knew how to work that well on the computer...all I have is graphite...
CRASHANOMICS Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never seen such an adorable clouded leopard, can I hug it? OwO
It looks genuinely..... flurrfy.
Fluna Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Student General Artist
Awesome! Fur looks real ^^
I like the light effect, is like in a jungle :D
the-sadistic-one Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
Wow, that's gorgeous. The sunlight is so looks like it's fighting it's way out of the clouds. I love the tree branch, and the Leopard's eyes. They're such a pretty color.^^
escaflowne006 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating!!! Sunshine indeed! *fav* :+fav:
Meowster003 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
That's cool. I like the pose, and how the leopard's sitting on the tree.
bblk Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Wow.. that's amazing!
Mottenfest Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
balaa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
If you look hard enough for similarities, that is all you will ever see. I did not copy, trace and I will stand behind that. Cats sit/lay on tree much of an original pose can one really make of that? I would ask you to write me a private note if you have a problem with me, I would be HAPPY to talk to you in a civillized manner. But comments like this, I take as an outright attack of my character.
Mottenfest Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't mean to attack you at all. <3 sorry, hon.
balaa Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Professional General Artist
Hopefully there isn't any true harm done. I just ask that you be careful and try to treat others as you would like to be treated. A quiet note about an old painting could have easily saved everyone a little drama and in my case hurt. Of course, I made a mistake, I am human, I make mistakes like anyone else..and considering how old the piece is..I had forgotten entirely that it was even in my gallery still.

After all..the internet probably could use a little less drama..and more often than not, I have found speaking politely, in private to a person, on whatever matter usually leaves both parties with a peaceful resolution. Unfortunately, I see a lot of things in the art theft community on lj that could, realistically, be handled quietly. However, I do understand if a person truly just rips off someones art and uses it for their own profit or tells bold faced lies..then yes, the public must be made aware...on the avg, I've just seen too many people burned unnecessarily by threads on community similar to art_theft. When someone posts in such a community, it is easier..of course to jump on the bandwagon, than to stop and ask if the thread is relevant or if there was any attempt first made to resolve the matter in a peaceful way. My apologies, not trying to preach..I've just seen this happen one too many most cases to people I don't know or even..close friends. It gets a little harder to deal with it each time.

I wish you only the best.

Mottenfest Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
wow love the lighting effects 0.0 can't wait to see more
Namerak Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
twistedsilk21 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
Come join my romantic contest! I am getting together new romantic pics...see link below!
FelineQueen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006
again, great lighting. love this piece. ^^
XoX-adorable-XoX Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006
I wish I was this good... absolutely stunning *clap clap*
WildDragonsLuvBacon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
Such a pretty picture!! :wow: Just the detail of it (especially the fur) has me speechless! :clap: Faving!
Flordeaqua Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
Just....... just..... just awwwwwwww! Too adorable for words!
Cheetawulf Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2006
This is incredible.
I can't say much more. Everything looks so warm peaceful..honestly it feels like somethings just hit me. The position and everything is oh so perfect. I have no idea how you do it but, it's incredible, really it is :)
5P3KTr Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
wow. the colors and detail are beautiful. i also love the lighting and the fascial expression. :)
910926 Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
I love this picture!

but how do you draw it? with wich pens or did you paint it, in the computer or with your hand?

It is really incredibel! (or how you spell it :S =P)

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