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Before The World Wakes by LanieJ Before The World Wakes by LanieJ
YEAH. I've been DYING to do a picture before daybreak with this color scheme. This is a full on screen shot style commission for my buddy, :iconchinesefightinmuffin:, of her gosh-darn GORGEOUS character, Shivaari, who's a maltese tiger. I've never heard of the maltese color mutation until I was introduced to this character. It's pretty interesting, if you want to check it out! [link] Obviously the pictures are fake, but the color mutation is a real thing. :XD:

Anyway, I loved doing this picture. I actually did the background and shading around the same time of day this picture is set in. It was really relaxing. :)

So, anyway, Muffin asked for a picture of Shivaari in a setting similar to this picture I did a little while back: . Now, I did a little bit of guesswork, here. I personally thought that the color scheme I went with REALLY brought out Shivaari's characteristics, BUT if you would like something more sunny and saturated, I can always go back and re-do the background. :)
Also, I made her stripes a little more... tiger-y. :XD: If you would like less or straighter stripes, I can also re-do that!

I played around with dew, mist and fog a LOT in this picture, if you can't tell. :D I really like the end result. Oh! And I referenced almost all of the colors from this picture: [link] then played around with tones until I liked it.
The trees are brushes, again... ^^;

I really hope you like this, friend!!! (P.S., I have a bigger un-watermarked version, if ya want it. :D)

Shivaari and image use :iconchinesefightinmuffin:
Art :iconlaniej:
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Wolfloverforever1219 Dec 14, 2013   Digital Artist
OMG No words Breath taking your a super pro!
LanieJ Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much! :D
Wolfloverforever1219 Dec 15, 2013   Digital Artist
aw, this is so awesome and your welcome
mejony Mar 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! I love her fursona ^^
LanieJ Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! And I know! She's so pretty!
iRaynebow Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is really pretty. I favor this background, too.
LanieJ Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't she? I love gray designs, for some reason... And thank you!!
iRaynebow Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grey designs are awesome, indeed. Hehe. You're welcome, dear. <3
ThisLittleBluebird Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness this background and art and everything is just so good! :o
LanieJ Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! :D
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