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Target Practice by Scorpion451 Target Practice by Scorpion451
Sine: "Okay...now I know you're doing it on purpose."
Xeshire: "Doing what?"
Commission for =Xeshaire along with her beau ~SineDeficio

Took me entirely to long to get this painting finished, due in no small part to the unfortunate demise of my old PC in early spring, and the havoc it wrought on my completion schedule... ^^; thanks a bunch to Xeshaire for being so patient and understanding about the whole thing!

But aside from that little bump in the road, oh, this one was so much fun! :w00t:
Two super fun to draw awesome and colorful chars; a great, friendly commissioner quick on responses; a decidedly unique basic idea with a lot of room to build in (a pair of anthro foxes taking their sniper rifles for a visit to the countryside on a sunny day...); and I got to play with SO many of the color theory things I've been working on lately! And, just to top it all off, dream-come-true grade reference sheets for both characters. :la:

Just thrilled to no end with how this piece came out.

And because I know some people will ask or want to ask about the fur and grass because I would have a couple years back: There's no magic shortcut, just a knack you get from practicing. For the most part its all about going over and over an area with low opacity and an increasingly small round brush and some blending with smudge tool/mixer paintbrush tool. Maybe I'll do a tutorial if a lot of people ask for one. :)
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wolfian Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
What a tease! XD
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Barn0wl Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Made me laugh! This is cute! Beautiful work on the details. Great characters and so many ideas of a story come to mind.
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Xeshaire Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This turned out beautiful Scorp! It was definitely worth the wait and you're definitely an artist I recommend others to commission! Cause just look at this, the details are incredible, the preview doesn't do justice so you'd need to zoom in and see the details one by one yourself. ^_^

I definitely love the outcome of this, so so so so so worth the wait, I'm glad you were able to fix or get a new computer at least with the funds we all sent. :D
The whole concept is adorable, the first sketch was alrighty to me where they were laying down but this one definitely beats it! ^u^ You did a marvelous job and this will definitely be my most favorite piece I ever got, it was affordable and worth every second I waited. Thank you so much for the hard work you have spend on this and especially the time! <3
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Scorpion451 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013   Artist
Aww, shucks... :blushes:
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Bluehasia Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
wow this came out great, like a photo  taken catching a moment in the day of the life of Xes and sin.

top notch work!
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've really been on a mean streak with your artwork lately, this work is texturally impressive--along with the high resolution that it's drawn in. The quality of the fur is so thorough that I can stare into it for hours :XD: when you observe the picture in full-full view, the stroke and blending techniques look natural enough to fool the viewer into thinking it's traditional, especially at the tree-lined background.

Both characters look very appealing aesthetically, their gestures and conversations cute :aww: I don't think I've faved one of your works yet, but you've earned it by now :+fav:
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Blue-Bear22 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!  Great detail!
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