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Pastel by cryslara Pastel by cryslara
A long overdue gift for ~biostasis whose generosity has not gone unnoticed. :)

I usually don't post less refined works such as this on deviantArt but this is somewhat of a landmark piece in that it is my first work in Painter 9. While it takes some getting used to I am already loving this program! :D

Time Taken: 2-3 hours perhaps?
Software: Painter IX!
Soundtrack: Josh Groban

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:icon1ida:
1ida Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! 
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:iconxiao1312:
Xiao1312 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wounderful!
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Andi-Larie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
ths is reall really good
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BluLatias Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awww! its cute! :iconlaplz:
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:iconamethystscale:
amethystscale Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
so CUTE XD :la: :floating:
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:iconfeisty-tion:
Feisty-Tion Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cute! Almost looks like a wolf, mixed with heron wings. I like that it looks fuzzy but not.
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:iconscooperchan:
Scooperchan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
The feathers look so soft- amazing painting :heart:
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:iconstrangerprince:
strangerprince Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
I love it.♥
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:iconlindaleia:
lindaleia Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute!
I like it!
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:iconcarleycunn:
CarleyCunn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
I love this very, very much.
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:iconwhite-spirit-whisper:
white-spirit-whisper Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! The soft feeling of the feathers is cool ;)
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Dark---Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
WOW THAT IS AWSOME
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:iconschoki-lovaa:
Schoki-Lovaa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
wow! that´s soo sweet! I love it! :heart:
And the colors are so great!
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:iconetherealbeauty:
etherealbeauty Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Sooooooooooo cute :D
Awesome work!
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
I always loved the fluffiness of this one. Thank you! :D
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:iconmeerle:
meerle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
wow adorable! I love the use of colour, pastels are my favorite ^^
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
I love working in avariety of different colour palettes. It's nice going sweet and pastelly occasionally. :D
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:iconmeerle:
meerle Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
yes indeed! They make it so soft ^^
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Rainblossom Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
Beautiful. I love the way the character's fur seems to fluff out a bit; it reminds me of the way birds keep warm in snowy weather.

Also, Josh Groban is undoubtedly fantastic. You have wonderful taste in music. ;)
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
That's exactly what I was playing with with the fluffling out - I adore the way that birds puff up when they're preening or cold. :D

And you do do! I love the beautiful range and tone of his voice. :)
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Rainblossom Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
Me too! It's adorable. :aww:

He's coming out with a Christmas album soon, 'Noel'. I can hardly wait!
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vampiremackenzie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
Awww so liddle and fluffy.. <3
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Gotta love fluffy dragons. :D
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:icontyshadragon:
tyshadragon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
So beautiful, the colouring is so gorgeous and I really love that eye :)
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Thanks Tysha! The eye worried me a bit but there seems to have been a good response to it. :)
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Floral-Moon-Zenith Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
So, it's a wolf with wings, right? The title is fitting, considering the pastel colors you used. I love the soft look of this picture. It's so pretty. ^_^ Well, for a first attempt on a new program, this is pretty darn good, I would say. The backround is simple but I love the choice of colors and the hazy look. The part at the bottom is mountains right? The wolf design is very nice, I think. I really like his big ears and the way you drew his face and nose. Great job on the fur texture. My favorite part though is his beautiful blue eye. He just looks so gentle. :aww: *huggles* The only suggestion I would make would be to define the feathers on the wings more. I would also extend the wing all the way off the page and get rid of the dark shading in that corner, because it makes it looks like the wing is really short and stubby. I dunno, it just looks like it gets cut off and it looked a little odd to me. Otherwise, beautiful job!!! Very very nice for a first attempt. :clap:
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cryslara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Thank you! :)
The character in the painting is a creation of ~biostasis which is an almost dragon-like critter - there's a refsheet here; [link] .
The wings were intended to be short though admittedly I only hinted at the primary feathers which does make it significantly stubbier! I didn't want to add too much confusing detail to that bottom corner, though perhaps it was merely laziness. ;)

The background is simply abstract colours to be interpreted however. This was a relatively quick painting hence I left the feathers and other parts unrefined but if I was to work on it for longer I would certainly further define and tighten up things about it.

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and critique - I really appreciate it. :)
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Floral-Moon-Zenith Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Yeah, no problem! I always put Advanced Critique Encouraged on mine and it seems like half the time ppl just put regular comments. So, I thought that I'd give you what you requested because that's what I would want. ^___^ That reference was pretty cool, btw. :)
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xegek Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
zomg! That's awesome =D I love the colours in it. So pretty! ^_^
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
:D Thanks! I love playing around with colours and various crazy combinations of them.
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biostasis Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
:heart:
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:iconpercelli:
percelli Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
I love this
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
:) Thank you.
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Nightfeather Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
Lovely colours :aww:

And Josh Groban is so inspiring! hehe.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Oh, he is. :D I recently got my hands on one of his albums which is simply gorgeous. I adore the range and tone of his voice.
And thank you!
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Nightfeather Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
I adore his range and tone as well :aww: I hope to get more of his lovely music one of these days. You're welcome =D
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Unazaki Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
Nice!
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:iconnidhi-rathish:
nidhi-rathish Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
It looks amazingly soft and pure - you did a fantastic job!! Perhaps the wings should've been longer but nevertheless its still beautiful!! :love:
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cryslara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
I'm usually a promoter of full, sturdy wings as well so I see where you're coming from there! However, I was working under the impression that this particular character has smaller wings not built for flight; but thank you for your kind words and crit! :D
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nidhi-rathish Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Oh ok well I assumed the character was meant to fly ^^ its beautiful :clap: :w00t:
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Peach-Jelly Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! Heck, at first glance I thought you photoshopped a dog and a bird together until I looked closer! How realistic looking (ironically, considering it's total fantasy)!
I love the soft colors you used.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Aww, thanks! :D
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Zyleeth Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Student General Artist
You're using Painter 9 too now? :D Awesome! You already know how impressed I am with this piece, I love the colors.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Thanks to Kae! Painter is terrific and I've barely scratched the surface of all the tools available. :D The way colours blend in it is wonderful to work with.
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Sejuay Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it looks quite refined! The colours are lovely as usual.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Thanks. The way colours blend in this program just feels so wonderful when painting. :D
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Pastiche-X Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
That is such an awesome piece!
I really love the coloring, it does resemble pastels. :D
Great background, too. Matches the character's colors quite well.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Thank you.
I tend to place white characters within colourful environments because, while it may drive me crazy to try and paint, the combination can be pretty in the end. :)
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Neio6 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
I love that eye :) Lovely!
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Thanks. :)
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