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Bullseye by teaforwolf Bullseye by teaforwolf
He had lost everything, had it taken from him, snatched from those who refused to betray everything which defined them. The world was a tapestry, interwoven threads of lives, plants, animals, predators and prey in the great cycle ruled over by the father of them all and the great mother goddess. They had no authority to destroy, but only to take what was needed, to pray for a willing sacrifice and to treat it with respect.
Their world had been trampled, men, and women, warriors and innocents fallen around them, to the wolves of another race, and now he was faced with one of them, defenseless as they had been. He could sense the pulse, everything slowing around them, the fear in the dilated pupils. Always he had been a steady shot, the importance of a clean kill drummed into every hunter, for the sake of mercy and preventing suffering, but now his hand shook, though the point remained steady, aimed precisely at the heart.
A deep breath, and he resettled his grip, readying to fire...

- drabble written for me by :iconshadowhaloedangel:

I painted this over the course of today and yesterday. I'm going to estimate that it took around 16-18 hours to complete.

tools
wacom bamboo tablet
photoshop elements 7.0
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks wonderful :) works very well with the drabble!
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nanonear Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so profesional! The lighting is so nice. Feels like it's about to pop out from my screen. XD
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teaforwolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! xD
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ShadowHaloedAngel Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Looking good love, sorry the piece didn't work out for you

Great perspective and lighting
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teaforwolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, it did. I accidentally closed the message without saving your piece.

Thank you~
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ShadowHaloedAngel Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah okay, no worries! You're welcome :)
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
What neat character design. :> You're really good with lighting.
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teaforwolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! c:

The original piece is brighter than this - deviantART just keeps toning down my colors. :,(
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I've noticed that a bit too. I need to overcompensate when I adjust the curves on my photo because the jpgs come out dull.
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teaforwolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like a plan! Oh, here's the piece without the muddled colors: [link]

Thank you for your awesome stock. :heart:
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