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April 8, 2013
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Art Video: Redo from 2009 by NitelyHallow Art Video: Redo from 2009 by NitelyHallow
Youtube Speed Paint of this drawing is here : [link]

(make sure you change the resolution of the video to 720p'll be able to see the detail better!)

This Pay It Forward gift was originally for :iconshadtwif:
Original Photograph I used as a reference is in her gallery: [link]
Original Attempt from 2009(all Photoshop): [link]

Present Attempt was done in both Photoshop and Paint Tool Sai.
Fur >>> 80% of it was done in Paint Tool Sai, 20% done in Photoshop(sharpening and changing colors).
Eyes >>> Paint Tool Sai+ Photoshop
Snow/ice >>> 90% done in Photoshop, 10% done in Paint Tool Sai
Additional.Effects: >>>Photoshop

In my gallery, I was looking at this drawing I did back in June of 2009 and I thought it was a WIP(work in progress) version. I wasted an hour or two trying to figure out where the "more detailed(original)" version of it was. I never could find it. A few days later, I realized that the drawing that I uploaded in the gallery WASSS the original one after all. There was NEVER a "more detailed" version of that drawing. LOL. In the present eye, The original looks so "blurry", as If back then I was drawing half blind. I still can't even believe how much I lacked when it came to the attention to detail in the fur back then(2009). It's so different to what I can do now(March/April-2013). Haha

So I decided to redo this Gift in a celebration of how much I've improved over the last few years(3-4). Also I felt I needed a slight reminder that I'll eventually improve on my landscape practices/drawings as I have done with fur:).

P.S. hmmm... This drawing became less detailed + less colorful and more blurry since I've uploaded it on here. The original doesn't look as dull as what you see here :/. Look at the video to get a better idea on what it's supposed to look like! :)
Anyhow, I'll probably redo the snow in a few years. It still doesn't look right, and perhaps the proportions as well lol.
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Blue-Bear22 Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail!
westies1 Jul 28, 2013   Filmographer
:O_o: omg this is so beautiful I LOVE IT !!!
LullabyStAr May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What great imrpovement! :D
ThreeLeaves May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful ! The fur is so well done :D
NekoDBaby09 May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful (•‿•)
Natzyr May 17, 2013  Student General Artist
wow! so amazing!!
Nice change of background
killercandy15 Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
may I just say WOW on the awesomeness of this!!! I love it!!!!!!
Fuzzyblaze Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like both of them. :D I like how soft the first one is, but I really like the fur and the ice in this one. I also like how bright the eyes are. :D
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