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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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:iconwolfloverforever1219:
Wolfloverforever1219 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013   Digital Artist
OMG No words Breath taking your a super pro!
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much! :D
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:iconwolfloverforever1219:
Wolfloverforever1219 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013   Digital Artist
aw, this is so awesome and your welcome
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:iconjonyrichardson:
JonyRichardson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! I love her fursona ^^
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! And I know! She's so pretty!
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:iconiraynebow:
iRaynebow Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is really pretty. I favor this background, too.
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't she? I love gray designs, for some reason... And thank you!!
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:iconiraynebow:
iRaynebow Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grey designs are awesome, indeed. Hehe. You're welcome, dear. <3
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:iconthislittlebluebird:
ThisLittleBluebird Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness this background and art and everything is just so good! :o
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! :D
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:iconthislittlebluebird:
ThisLittleBluebird Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!! :D
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:iconjeaikman:
JEAikman Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a gorgeous picture :)
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, friend. :hug:
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:iconkohu-arts:
kohu-arts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Wow, she is really gorgeous here - and I have to say I love the way you draw tigers. ;p I have a really hard time getting the stripe pattern down, but you've got no problems there. This looks like it ought to be a movie still.

That grass is awesome, btw. ;; I love the dew added onto it! And I agree with Dolphishy, the fog is a wonderful effect, really brings the piece together. ;3
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, Kohu. :hug: Thank you so much!!! I had to reference SEVERAL pictures to try and figure out tiger stripes! I still think they look a little too... smooth, but oh well. It's not a realism picture!
Thank you!!! :D Dew on grass is my new favorite thing to do. And I've always wanted to attempt fog! I'm happy with the general... foggy-ness. :XD:
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:iconkohu-arts:
kohu-arts Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I think it looks really good with the cartoon style, tbh! ;3 And the dew/fog is awesome, lol. xD
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:icondolphishy:
Dolphishy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that character really is gorgeous, and I love what you did with the background! Gorgeous choice, and the fog is lovely and soft!<3
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! :D
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:iconchinesefightinmuffin:
ChineseFightinMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This........this is the most beautiful thing someone's ever done for me. It brought both a tear and a smile to my face and brings me so much peace and joy every time I see it . Thank you so so much, words do not describe my appreciation. xoxoxoxo :hug:

I've set it as my Playstation 3 bg on our TV and plan to print it on a large canvas to hang in my apartment^^
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:explodes:
Oh my gosh, I'm so glad you like it that much!!! Ahhh!! :D It was SO much fun to do. Your Shivaari is just TOO pretty!!
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:iconchinesefightinmuffin:
ChineseFightinMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3 I absolutely love it, it's just so special in so many ways, thank you lanie!!

:iconspazhugplz:

So many people love her x3 She is very purdy :3 :heart:
I'm glad you like her tew :3
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww gosh. :D
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:iconwarrior-heart127:
Warrior-Heart127 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg. She looks EXACTLY like my character XD
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:iconrevinfilms:
RevinFilms Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconsoogdier9898:
soogdier9898 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
awesomeeee
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :D
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:iconsoogdier9898:
soogdier9898 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
welcome!! :)
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:iconlovz2draw:
Lovz2Draw Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
very good:D
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! :D
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:iconwingsandfeathers:
WingsandFeathers Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
would you ever concider doing a grass tutorial? or a background?? This is just so awesome !!!!
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! And yes, once I'm done with this batch of commissions, I might do a couple tutorials. :D
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:iconwingsandfeathers:
WingsandFeathers Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Awesome can't wait!!!!
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:iconphantassel:
Phantassel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Her OC is GORGEOUS~ <3
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I KNOW!! :heart:
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:iconmissbrink:
MissBrink Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is going to LOVE this!!! :D
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D!
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:iconsemi-obsessed:
Semi-Obsessed Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
ZOMG STOP BEING SO GOOD D:
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NEVER!!!!!! :D
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:iconsemi-obsessed:
Semi-Obsessed Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
works for me :shrug:
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:iconmeme00:
Meme00 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist
im so speachless right now....
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw!
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Meme00 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist
^^
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MyKatzuki Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
This is absolutely beautiful, Lanie. I always like to leave nice, long comments on your work, I seem to be one of the very few that leaves them. I think that it's nicer for an artist to read a long comment. ;)
Of course I leave short comments sometimes, don't get me wrong. But I like writing long ones for you.
I love how you portrayed this character. You shaded it very nicely, I still love your TLK type-ish style which I suppose you could say this is. Only this is lineless, some of the features are different, and the shading is different. But it's good to be different with your own artwork instead of completely drawing in a TLK style. I'm sure we've discussed this before. ;)
I also love that sky, it's very pretty indeed. Your artwork just doesn't fail to impress me. ;)
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, you!! :tighthug:
Thank you so, SO much!!!!
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:iconmykatzuki:
MyKatzuki Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Hahaha!
No problem! ;)
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:iconcutetoboewolf:
cutetoboewolf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh wow!!!
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:iconlaniej:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconcutetoboewolf:
cutetoboewolf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is amazingm once again you have silenced me with your talent!
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