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Simbelmyne by balaa Simbelmyne by balaa
'Simbelmynë'

Been trying to convince myself to work more real media again. Before I ever touched digital I worked in acrylic..colored pencil and pastel. But that was looong long ago and I have since gotten very rusty.

The problem, for me, with real media is...space. I do not have the space to work real media. My living quarters are fairly cramped and sooo though I have an art desk..it is usually buried under my pile of art/framing supplies. and so usually my bed serves as my impromptu desk...which works..but I tend to get frustrated with the long setup/breakdown times :/...and it also prevents me from working big. I often lose motivation to paint once I start setting up. But I was determined to at least finish one real media piece to showcase at Califur..and so here she is.

"Simbelmynë"
size: 12x6"
medium: acrylic and acrylic ink on hot press watercolor paper.
Prints: 8x10 upon request (10$ US +s&h)
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:icongraywolf95:
Graywolf95 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very nice and sexy
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:iconthirtysilver:
thirtysilver Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Awesome image! Nice Tolkien reference, too.
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:iconthecelestus:
TheCelestus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
beautiful work!
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:iconk-oji:
K-oji Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
:heart: :heart: :heart:
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:iconeveelover:
EveeLover Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
so realistic
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:icondalsih:
Dalsih Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
amazing detail and i like how the light plays.

you also showed the feline flexibility beautifully

Love it love it love it!!!
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:icondracon500:
Dracon500 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Impressive in detail
and very sexy
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:iconjboweruk:
jboweruk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
That fur looks amazingly soft and strokable. her expression says so much to me, "Who the hell are you? And what are you doing here? More importantly, are you friend or foe?"

Well lady, the last one is I want to be a friend, but if I'm just prey, please kill me softly, I won't fight.
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:iconkatilioness:
Katilioness Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
That's amazing! I love it :)
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:iconrocamiadesign:
rocamiadesign Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008   Digital Artist
Hi! I featured this in the "Cat Art" section of my journal. Please stop by, when you have time, and look at the other pieces featured there.
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:iconterezamarin:
TerezaMarin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
I am in :love: you dit an absoluut awesome job on this!!!
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:iconclaudiaconstantino:
ClaudiaConstantino Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing *.* :+fav:
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:icongaelicwolf:
gaelicwolf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Student
I understand your problem with painting; my studio is my bedroom, which is not very large. At all. That's why I usually can only work with small paper, and I rarely have time to set up my paints, easel, ect.
In any case.....this is a beautiful peice. It's great that you have the patience to paint all of those individual hairs. Great work!
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:iconlasmita:
lasmita Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
It's so beautiful! I thought that it's digital until I read that you made this with acrylic and other. Amazing!
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:iconbingles:
bingles Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same! :wow:
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:iconcane-mckeyton:
Cane-McKeyton Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! It looks so natural.
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:iconferacoyote:
FeraCoyote Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I applaud you for taking the time to use real media. It's a lot harder to do art when you can't just delete your mistakes. The lighting in this is just superb! I love it!
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:icondirktheblade:
Dirktheblade Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
beautiful
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:iconkatarthis:
katarthis Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Quite a stretch, and a wonderful work as always. Tasteful. I'm sure it got as many comments showcased at Cali as it has garnered here. Of course, I'm a positive fan; I'm not sure there is anything you could produce in which I wouldn't find something to enjoy.

k
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Temiree Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008   Digital Artist
Hey there, Balaa! I'm just stopping by to let you know I featured this piece in my newest feature article! =D Wondering lighting! ^^

[link]
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:iconrabid-lemur:
Rabid-Lemur Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Well there's not much I can say that hasn't already been said, heh. I love the way you do fur. =)
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:icon928:
928 Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
This one is so good and so realistic that I think it's the best one I've ever seen.
You have so much talent that it's un questionable and un debatably "perfect!".
Your detail is so defined and accurate that I would not surprised that you would be employed in a filming industry or something big?
This is really good stuff Balaa, I really mean it.
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:iconnighthyena:
Nighthyena Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
I HATE YOU! It is amazing! I love the detail on the fur! Though... I do think the muzzle's a bit long and thin, but, it's not really a draw back and it isn't that noticabe. I love the detail with the lighting as well! I love her pose too, it looks very natural! And did I mention that I hate you? GIVE ME YOUR HANDS! D:<
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Beautiful! And the name fits perfectly!
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:iconskizthewolf:
SkiztheWolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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:iconamberyflower:
AmberyFlower Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
I'm amused as always and just like everyone who's wtching your gallery! :clap: What more can i say?
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:iconminime2210:
minime2210 Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning as always, beautiful detail, top effort :)
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:iconsenrade:
Senrade Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
Wow, this is amazing.

Heh, before i worked with digital art i used just pencil, but then i started to do art in not only pencil but in pens, not the expensive kind but the 3 dollar kind that you find at wal mart =^_^= i much rather to real media though, it just feels more natura; though, even though i cant paint to save my life.

Anyways, this is really really awsome
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:iconshadeofshinon:
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, detailed and very realistic work! Your acrylic painting skills are amazing. You can do so realistic looking pictures. I really like how the pose and fur have turned out. Looks great. Lights and shades are amazing looking too!
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:iconbroken-the-chains:
Broken-the-Chains Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Her fur looks so fuzzy. =D :love:
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:iconsimmula:
Simmula Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow!!
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:iconx-dragonberry-x:
x-Dragonberry-x Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Beautiful! An instant fave!
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:icon20jaguar:
20jaguar Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
beautiful character!
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:iconwzys-corner:
wzys-corner Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
I LUVES YOU BALAA :hug:
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:iconathero:
Athero Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I, too, thought this was a digital piece. But anyways, it's a great work, and the "anthroism" is partly hidden, as her pose could almost as well be that of a normal feline. I simply adore your work :)
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:iconmystique-neko:
Mystique-Neko Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Beautiful fur textures and body pose. A magnificent piece of work.
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:icondanii-01:
danii-01 Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That fur and those eyes... are so amazing o___o
Nicely done as always c:
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:icontwistedalyx:
TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, God, what texture. Beautiful job! Rusty my foot.
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:iconoliverdragon:
OliveRdragon Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The texture rendering is absolutely amazing.
the colouring's too :D

+[link]
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:iconhutchhawk:
HutchHawk Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Wow, she's really beautiful! You draw so well. :+fav:
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:iconanatoliba:
Anatoliba Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Woah, this is great! You're a genius! All the details ... just great!
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:iconwolfheartsprite:
wolfheartsprite Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really gorgeous. I love the texture of the fur. Makes me want to just reach out and stroke her back.
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:iconscarefish:
Scarefish Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconsuperdemon-inuyasha:
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty! nice job on this! 8D
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:iconyourpleasantdarkness:
yourpleasantdarkness Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Such tremendous details and beautiful shading. :heart: I also love the sinuous pose that suggests she's female without overdoing it. She looks very regal, yet relaxed--and then the effect of those wary eyes hits the viewer and just--love it. :heart:

-A.C.
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:iconbritts-demesne:
britts-demesne Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo..he's really pretty. Good job with this painting.
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:iconrazvanrulls:
Razvanrulls Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
wonderful work !!
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:icondastierlockjaw:
DasTierLockjaw Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OwO DAANG!!! Total awesomness!! XD Keep up the lovely job!! erm work lol! Whatever .. just keep it up!! :thumbsup:
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:icononnatoe:
Onnatoe Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
That is one amazing picture
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:iconcatgirl7777:
catgirl7777 Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so pretty and AWSOME!
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