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I haven't done a full blown personal piece in a while, this was just really relaxing and fun to work on :dummy:

Here's my little snow leopard shapeshifter Echo :la:

Anyway, I really like the outcome! I've been dissatisfied with how the fur in my latest art keeps coming out, primarily digitally, so this was really good to experiment on.
Originally, I wanted to do something with a challenging background for practice, but then hands got the better of me :I

Haha, I referenced this wonderful stock image for the post and most fur!  

With my own edits. I changed up the back legs to fit the pose I wanted so that the tail would fit in the image. There's probably a few anatomical errors in the hind legs and such but oh well XD

Also, thank you xXAcid-RiverXx for suggesting the snow on the one paw due to the fact that Echo had probably been walking around for a while. 

In general, I like it! I think I improved significantly in comparison to the last previous pieces I painted.
I did a few color corrections in PS, mainly just making this more "colorful" when it comes to his fur. So more bluish in general to fit the background. There's more magenta and other colors in there too that I added, but I ended up having to reduce the opacity of the layer by 50% to prevent it from taking away the values in the dark areas xD

My favorite part about this is how the eyes came out though, the colors were way too fun to work with! But hey that's nothing new, I probably say that about most everything I make don't I? XD Oops

I added whiskers initially but decided against it haha XD

Anyway, enjoy!


Art © Capukat/Celine Chandra Character © Capukat/Celine Chandra
Tablet: Wacom Intuos Pro Medium PTH651 Program[s]: Paint Tool SAI, Clip Studio Paint (effects), Photoshop CS5 (color correction) Total Time: (probably would've taken about 6 but I got sidetracked a lot xD)

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wow this is gorgeous!
Capukat Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you Egg!
you're welcome!
Cobalt-Flame Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello! :dummy:
This lovely picture has been featured in my journal :>
Capukat Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
THanks so much again!
Cobalt-Flame Feb 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Your welcome! :>
sherbi Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i havent been on dA in a rly long time and im going through your gallery and you have improved so much ughhhHh
im so jealous of your talent keep it up bby nwn <3
Capukat Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Omg aw thank you sherbiderp <33 
You too though :3
RowdyRocks909 Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You always do the eyes so perfectly, such an amazing piece.
Capukat Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks so much ;u;
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