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The Deer Herder by artsangel The Deer Herder by artsangel
This was a rough doodle that evolved into something more, until I shifted bits around, extended the canvas, and eventually decided I was happy enough to try painting it.

Photoshop CS4, ~15 hours
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Colanah Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This so reminds me of a few things but specifically a character that I adore and who loves deer so much.
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matertenebrarum Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful
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Amafel-Elf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful!!
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Amafel-Elf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful!!
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scudhunt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Writer
The coloring on this is absolutely stunning.
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jellatinosa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
wow gorgeous!
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Yintzer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous piece, I love it! :+fav:
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:iconcutieloli:
cutieloli Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The softness to this work is so beautiful.
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AlchemyFox Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woow, very beautiful!! :iconlovesplz: The detail is wonderful!
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Devilbunny427 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Gorgeous.
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higarogobira Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
congratulations
very cool your art
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:iconhigarogobira:
higarogobira Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
congratulations
very cool your art
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Manweri Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Student General Artist
I love the warm and soft colours in this painting, they are very pleasant to look at. The herder and the animals are all beautiful, they look so calm. You are very good at painting many things, but what I notice the most, is skin, hair, fabrics and backgrounds - you have a lot of skill at those subjects. Great job! :)
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SicilianValkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is so beautiful!
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Amaya-K-Lilium Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful. The attention to detail is superb - especially in the girl's hair, her headband/antlers, the bark, her belt, the texture of the fawns' coats, the wooden staff, even the leaves in the background! Your anatomy is also excellent...I love her face, her ear, her arms...and don't even get me started on how jealous I am over your ability to draw hands. Excellent, excellent job! :clap:
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kathlie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
really beautiful :rose:
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scatter-shikai Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Photographer
this is amazing :)
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donnatello129 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome painting! I love the little details like the design on the belt...amazing work!
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Missawwtum Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
This picture really inspires me! I love the details, especially in the bg, the hair, and the birds. :]]
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work all around, your animals look fantastic!
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cat-whiskers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like that there's wildlife...and that the ends of her hair are lit up.
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Hedgefairy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
I love her hair, and the colours are great!
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sarahlovesrats Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
This is definitely one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever seen on here. Probably THE most beautiful.
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Neosun7 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Such a beautiful piece! Love the colors and lighting!
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bcodowd Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010   Digital Artist
probably my favorite one yet.
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fainting-goat Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love the girl's hair! So detailed and wispy.
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Rogerdatter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured both in my journal and as news: [link] :hug:
If you like the feature please "love it" :) <3
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Rogerdatter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats some of the most beautifull paintings i've seen!
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celestialsunberry Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love all the warm colors.
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run-by-hugging Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i adore the serene quality to the faces of the deer. it just really makes everything come together for me.
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AineMuirgheal Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
This is amazing! The birds look great and i totally adore her belt! And of course, the rest of the picture... it's beautiful!
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AuthorGirl86 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Oooh I really like this. The colors are so natural and pretty. Nice :)
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Deadly-Poet Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
The colors and textures are so rich and beautiful! A fanciful masterpiece.
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Top-Hat-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am blown away by not only the beauty but the warmth of this piece...
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Sidtheodd1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! I love her hair. Very cute detail. :)
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thundercaya Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That is lovely. The colors, the lighting, her hair. You are so talented.
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ashess0 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
ey! followed the link from you're comic! which Im enjoying a lot!
nice picture! really like the moody light. hmm something feels off about the left deer's neck/back connection. but the other elements- like the birds r just perfect.
huh wow. 15 hours. ye I guess that figures. keep it up!
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artsangel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The deers were off a handful of photo references, and yes the neck/back connection looks like that in the pics I used.
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Comma-Kazie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Gorgeous!
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jacquelynfisher Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It is so beautiful! I absolutely love the colors. They give the piece a surreal feeling. Gorgeous details, too. :aww:

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Agent-Debbie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This is beautiful!
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:iconciaconna:
ciaconna Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This is gorgeous, I love it!
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TaleSpinner323 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student
I love how you did one of the birds with their wings down. I don't think a lot of people consider the fact that birds have to press the air down to fly, not just fling their wings up to gather the air. Interesting position nonetheless, and it must have been fun to do. :D The rest of it is beautiful too, of course.
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moonlightbird Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
WOW that is so cool. :D I envy you that you are so talented. :D Did you made a sketch by hand before?
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Oni-no-Willow Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
So beautiful...
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SeaSlothy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
LOVELY. I loves the birds, and her hair.
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kotorjedi-amaya Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Wonderful colors! Love the detail work on the birds especially :D
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Dixie92 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist
This wonderful. Great work as usual .
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AdisCrow Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
*The colours, not the artwork. Your art is always gorgeous.
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AdisCrow Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, especially the autumn colours--a far cry from The Phoenix Requiem. ;)
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