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Cast in Shadow by Dreamkeepers

I think this piece of art deserves a full critique instead of just a comment. So let's start: The first impression of the work, that co...

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Salahir
Marcus
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Favourite genre of music: Metal (speed, viking, power), HandsUp, Jumpstyle, all kind of fantasy stuff
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Yes, my computer had an electric strike due to disbalances in the electric net. While I was saving my data on my external drive. Now my main storage drive and my external one are dead. And so all art of 5 years is gone forever. 5 years of sketches, ideas and characters annihilated. I'm feeling pretty empty right now. I'm trying to get at least my commissioned pieces of Gehenna back. Many new characters I wanted to finish like Sirri the star fox, are gone.

I'm not crying I would never start anew. It is not my type to write depressing stuff at all. But I could really need some cheering up stuff right now.
  • Listening to: Japanese fantasy music
  • Drinking: Captain Coke
A Kitsu and a shrine by Salahir
A Kitsu and a shrine
Edit: I reworked it to give the little Kitsu way more credit she deserves. Added more shadows, details, erased some errors and other stuff.

Phew, I did it. It took me a while, but since I have no Kitsumera on my own I was happy to draw this little one for the contest :)

A little backstory, that I imagine about her:

Once upon a time in recent days someone was driven by a dream. Him or her, you ask? Only fate nows. Does it matter? That one dreamt about a Kitsu, but why, the ones asked? Nobody answered, just a flicker in the mind and a whispering: Do me a favour. Build me a dreamcatcher, human, and I'll heed your calling. Wondering about it, the one crafted a dreamcatcher, never done before. A frame of sandalwood, tied together. Holding a curved stone in its middle. Decorated with little, shimering blue beats. Four ravens feathers like tails tied to it.
After finishing the one didn't know what to do. A strange dream the only purpose.
So the catcher of dreams was tied to a foxes tail. It'll bring luck, doesn't it? At the statue of Mother Fox at a small shrine in the grove. Nothing more but the statue, the dim lights of floating fireflies and the overgrowing wilderness. May Inari decide what this fine craft maybe doing. Still without a clue, the one addressed the fair kami:
'Oh may you hear me, fine god of rice and foxes. A dream called me, but the purpose is unclear. Thrice thy name may praised, thrice I bow before you. Take my offering, great Inari, for a Kitsu may be born.'
And the one left, leaving the dreamcatcher behind.

But in the middle of the night, were moon shined at its fullest, flash of light emerged from the craft! And forth came what was called: A Kitsu was born. Mother Fox blesses her kind!
With silent flapping wings like a moths, but with the shining beauty of lit stars. A glowing necklace to compete with the fireflies. And a gaze of irritation and full of questions. Hail to thee, great Inari! Today a fox is born! ... But it has no home. She feared the dark and the first thing she saw was the full moon. Dancing little sparks around her, a smell of sandalwood and lavender. She was alone. Where's the one who called her? Where is the one to greet with joy? Just the cold night around...and the statue beneath. So she sits besides small Mother Fox, to wait for her friend. Who may fetch her? Who may take this Lavender Dream out of the cold?


I imagine her as joyful and dreamy, easily happy, but also easily scared. She likes everything shiny and filigrane beautiful, but has a big distrust for modern technology. It scares her a lot, that flat boxes talk, roaring big boxes full of water rumble and long tubes may flash out light in an instant. Her way of dealing with it is to cast magic. Yes, she can shut down technic devices, especially when heavily starlted. She also may summon dancing lights around her, a mixture between will'o'whisps and little stars.


Kitsumeras are a closed species, designed and owned © by :iconpetalfox:
If you wanna know more about this little creatures, visit :iconkitsumeras: for more information. And if you like them, join the group :)
Art © by me
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The charm and the curse
I really need to upload more of my stuff more frequently. Damn am I lazy :I

A Kitsune always has both in its hands, making you smile or ruin your day. So make sure to admire one enough, for she will dance for you ;)

I'm obsessed with foxes and Kitsune. So I love to draw them often :) This is Valkyrians Sona Nova. She has a beautiful design, so I wanted to draw a pinup again. It's a while since I drew one.

She holds two Omikuji, one a curse, one a lucky charm. Feel free to translate the Kanji.

Nova © by   valkyrian
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Gehenna Ref Sheet by Salahir
Gehenna Ref Sheet
Finally I got a ref sheet for my little malicious kitsune Gehenna :3 Done by the lovely :iconlil-bit-0428: She did a great job on this! <3

Art done by :iconlil-bit-0428:
Gehenna/Jigoku © by me
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Pillow Fight? by Salahir
Pillow Fight?
That's what Theo shyly asked. And then something totally went nuts.

Now cool dragons don't look at explosions, I guess.

For those who don't now Theo, damn, look here! He's such a cudly dragon: neotheta.deviantart.com/art/Pi…

For those who don't now his owner gal, damn, look here! :iconneotheta: She totally helped me with her advices and her tutorials to use weighted lines and cell shading.
Well, it's no cell shading in the end at all but a mixture between soft shading. And I used more blue shadows instead of black.
And then...explosions! Don't ask. Just don't :'D

Hope you like him like this, Neo :3

Theo © by Neotheta :iconneotheta:
art by me
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Yes, my computer had an electric strike due to disbalances in the electric net. While I was saving my data on my external drive. Now my main storage drive and my external one are dead. And so all art of 5 years is gone forever. 5 years of sketches, ideas and characters annihilated. I'm feeling pretty empty right now. I'm trying to get at least my commissioned pieces of Gehenna back. Many new characters I wanted to finish like Sirri the star fox, are gone.

I'm not crying I would never start anew. It is not my type to write depressing stuff at all. But I could really need some cheering up stuff right now.
  • Listening to: Japanese fantasy music
  • Drinking: Captain Coke

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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy birthday my friend!
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:Yay! We're here, everypony!
:iconhappytsplz::iconsaysplz:Phew, that wasn't long. I told you we could easily make it on hoof!
:iconstyle1plz::iconsaysplz:Speak for yourself, Twi, you didn't have to carry this cake! It's heavy, you know!
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:Thank you for helping out, Dashie! I couldn't have settled for anything less, after all!
:iconfluttershy-plz::iconsaysplz:Hi... We're here to... wish you a happy birthday.
:iconpinkiepieplz::iconsaysplz:You said it! Happy birthday!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:And what better way to say "happy birthday" than with a cake? :iconcakepinkplz:
:iconapple-jackplz::iconsaysplz:Why, with a real Apple family apple pie, of course! :iconapplepieplz:
:iconderpyhappyplz::iconsaysplz:With a muffin! Yay! :iconmlpmuffinplz:
:iconraritysmileplz::iconsaysplz:But these, while pleasant to give, mean little by themselves...
:iconrarityiscuteplz::iconsaysplz:What makes them meaningful are our wishes for you!
:iconpinkiesmile2plz::iconsaysplz:Exactly! And we wish for you to have a perfect birthday and a great year ahead of you!
:iconrainbowdashhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't fear any challenges you might face! No matter how bad it may seem, have faith in yourself and keep on being awesome!
:icontwilighthappyplz::iconsaysplz:And while at it, keep a level head and don't lose sight of what's important! Keep the magic of friendship alive in yourself!
:iconapplejackhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Remember your loved ones and friends, an' don't let little things an' worries get you down!
:iconspikethinkingplz::iconsaysplz:We hope that you'll find all you seek and be the best you can be!
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:iconflutterpweezeplz::iconsaysplz:And we hope that you'll be at peace with yourself, too... and that the year ahead will be peaceful for you.
:iconpinkiewinkplz::iconsaysplz:And throughout all that, have fun! It isn't fun if you don't have any, after all, and fun it should be!
:iconpinkiepartyplz::iconsaysplz:Just like today! Party on!
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MilieNugget Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Student Filmographer
thank you so much for watching me :hug:
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Salahir Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. You have a good fluid art style I really like :)
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MilieNugget Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Student Filmographer
thank you so much :hug: 
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lil-bit-0428 Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Salahir Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sooo much :) You really did a great job here :D
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lil-bit-0428 Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NP! :hug:
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newboldworld Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
Thanks for favouring Huntress painted by Vinolata!   :-)
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Ryltha Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks! :hug: :heart:
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