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Contest prize for :iconenaxn:

This is her lovely tigress character, Switchback :dummy:

I hope you like it! :meow:

Painted from scratch in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Tablet. References used.
Art copyright *CobraVenom
Character copyright =Enaxn

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:iconleapingshadow:
Leapingshadow Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors! They are so vibrant!!!!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner May 20, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you so much :dummy:
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:icongefsoft:
Gefsoft Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a beauty!!!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmemoriesofsorrow:
MemoriesOfSorrow Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Pretty, pretty please. Itīs really great <3 Wonderful expression!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :la:
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:iconfireheart345:
FireHeart345 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
What did you draw this on?
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Digital Artist
I painted it from scratch in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Tablet :meow:
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:iconfireheart345:
FireHeart345 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:meow: Aww cool! Just wondering how you get you're Awesomeness into your pictures :D
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:iconj0n-lankry:
J0N-Lankry Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very nice colors !
I love the subject :)
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :la:
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:iconj0n-lankry:
J0N-Lankry Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconsnowbumbee:
SnowBumbee Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ooh wow, this is so amazing, I love your way to do the eyes, and the fur is fabulous ! Also beautiful work on the atmosphere ! :la:
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so very much :love:
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:iconenaxn:
Enaxn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man I'm so sorry this comment is coming to you so late!

BUT ANYWAY OH MY LORD. This is so pretty. Like seriously SO so pretty. You have the NEATEST handle on colors. I love how the background is all splotchy and stuff too. It's like a blurry photo or something. It's seriously a REALLY neat effect. They're like trees and the morning sunlight is peeky peeking through the leaves! Aaah it's perfect! Plus it's all warm and delicious and BRIGHT which makes for the most awesome backlighting. Aaaah those yellows and oranges are just THE BEST. Bestttt ahaha omg yes.

AND YOU DID SUCH A GOOD JOB WITH SWITCHIE. I love how her head sort of glows with orange backlit goodness. That's probably my favorite part. I always love drawing that part too ahaha. ALSO I love how the warm colors sort of gradient out onto her blue fur. Like the orange sort of turns into red and then purple and blue and AAAAAGH omg colors, man. COLORS. Plus the way you sort of blurred the edges of her head to pull on the lighting like that. Ahhh it's so perfect.

Plus your cat anatomy is so GOOD! Omg I love the structure you gave her muzzle and her lovely little chin and ALL THOSE WHISKERS. I love how white they are. They seriously just POP out of the whole thing and I love it. I also really like how much structure you gave her eye spots/eyebrows, like, in general. It contours all those oculomotor or whatever muscles and it looks so realistic and lovely! PLUS HER EYES ARE SO PRETTY. They're like amber gems that sparkle in the pretty sunlight and aaaah it's perfect. And you got the ear notch! I love it when people remember the ear notch specifically for some reason <__<.

Man I'm basically just addicted to your art. I'm totally commissioning you sometime this summer. Your colors and just aaahhh your everything are just amazing. You're seriously just so awesome aaahhh I have Cobravenom art yesss. Thank you SO so much for this! I seriously LOVE it! It's my iPhone background and I smile every time I look at it.... which is basically constantly <__<. An yes thank you SO so much! :heart:
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CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh my lord :nuu: I am never going to come up with something long enough to equal this :noes:

Uhm - thank you so much and I am super glad you like it :la:
It means so much to me, every word of it is just so lovely, you have no idea how flattered and giddy I feel :iconilavplz:

I really, really appreciate your compliments <3
And you are so welcome! I really enjoyed drawing her, and I am so glad I got her right! Aaah, thank you so very much! :love:

Aaaaaah I am going to go curl up and die from the epicness of this comment :iconfaintsplz:
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SirVevvan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :la:

I love how the eyes stand out with their warm color, but thanks to the white whiskers and sharp outlines they aren't the only thing you focus on. I love it. :D
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so very much! :dummy:
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:iconthewyvernandthefox:
TheWyvernAndTheFox Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just beautiful. I always love how you draw eyes. They're just so full of life.
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Naww, thank you so much! :love:

Hey, did my note to you go into cyberspace again? o.o
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TheWyvernAndTheFox Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh, it may have. Either that or I lost it when I finally sorted out all of my notes a few weeks ago. I'll look for it, but could you also resend it? :boo:
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CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Lost it, you say? :iconlegaspplz:

I've sent it again :dummy:

PS: I sent it 10 weeks ago >.<
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:iconthewyvernandthefox:
TheWyvernAndTheFox Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got it this time. ;;

I'm pretty much out the door in a moment, but I'll reply when I get home tonight. I'm not sure what happened the first time 'round, though. It may have been my fault, frantically trying to sort through probably 100 notes that I had let accumulate over time.

Never again, I promise. :boo:
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Ah, it's not at all a problem :meow:

Just reply whenever you get the time, I don't mind :dummy:
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:icontigerotter7:
TigerOtter7 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she is soo beautiful and this drawing makes me sqeeeeeee!!!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :la:
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:iconwhitechocolatetiger:
WhiteChocolateTiger Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
THOSE COLORS. <3
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
:dummy:
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:iconfreakkatt:
FREAKKATT Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you put a sharpening filter over everything after you draw it? You're pictures always seem so hi-def ;u;.
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Digital Artist
I do indeed :meow:

I use Paint daubs to sharpen my images once I have finished drawing - I save the original as a large size, then shrink the image to about 1300-ish pixels and sharpen it (In Photoshop, go to Filter > Artistic > Paint Daubs, set the brush size to 1, and adjust the sharpness depending on the image. I usually sharpen once with 2 sharpness and then a second time with 3 but fade it to about 30%(By going to Edit > Fade Paint Daubs...)

Hope that helps :la:
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:iconfreakkatt:
FREAKKATT Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah :0. I always wondered, because you're images always looked glazed/hyper focused, and it gives them this surreal look ^^. Thank you so much, too~.
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Digital Artist
You're welcome :la:
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good lord that is beautiful.
The colours are so insanely rich and lovely, and warm. Looks like the kind of sunlight that makes me wanna curl up and have a daytime nap in.
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much :dummy:
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:iconwhitexangelx:
WhiteXangelx Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   General Artist
cute. ^^
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! :la:
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:iconwitse99:
Witse99 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is sooooo pretty! :love:
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconlizandre:
Lizandre Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! the lighting and colours are beautiful, especially the eyes :D
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconaguarush11:
AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the lighting and colors. this is really beautiful and an awesome portrayal of switchback :3
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :meow:
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:iconevoli-niceli:
Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely work ^^
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcorustenebrae:
CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great! <3
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icongraphix-goddess:
Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Wah! :happybounce: Sooo pretty!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconroraey:
Roraey Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Lovely colour choice, Cobra :happybounce:
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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