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Cherished Among the Spirits by kiki-doodle Cherished Among the Spirits by kiki-doodle
My Christmas card design of 2015!

Cherished Among the Spirits

Inspired a lot by my boyfriend's stories of growing up in far eastern arctic Siberia (and he definitely gave me a ton of feedback on this!)
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This is an incredible piece! Above everything else, the impact and vision of the piece is incredible. You chose a very interesting, beautiful, and engaging subject. Your style is carried through the piece beautifully from the animals in the background to the boy and his dog. The only thing I would suggest is looking at your technique that you used for the mountains. I love the geometric feeling of the mountains and shadows, but there are a few things here and there that take away the overall effect of jagged, straight-lined peaks, such as the curved effect you gave to one of the peaks on the left. It doesn't look bad whatsoever, but it does feel somewhat inconsistent if you look at the mountains long enough. Your choice of color was brilliant, and this is a fantastic piece overall. Good job!
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MademoiselleOrtie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Love this piece !
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cooley Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know how I missed this - but great illustration and Christmas card idea :)
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ScurvySimon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the late comment, but I really love this!  Beautiful colours and patterns, and wonderful composition overall. =)
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chiisana-m Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015   Digital Artist
This piece is amazing! Heart 
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FeretStudios Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
So pretty!
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! I love it!
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Shembre Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Awww, love this! And that's awesome that you had that feedback from your bf! I bet he smiled when he saw the final. :aww:
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
He was exceptionally excited!  He's hoping people notice a lot of the little details he had me add in.
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Shembre Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Niceee! With that said then, then I love the little igloo family in the back, the awesome fur texture on the bear, and how cute the walruses look! :aww:
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becsketch Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The colors in this are incredible, it reflects the cold climate but doesn't feel unfriendly and I especially like the light line work :)
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I played with the colors a lot on this one!  It's harder to bring a ton of warms into an otherwise icy environment :p
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
Very lovely work. I've always found indigenous people and their tribes' tales to be quite fascinating. :)
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
They are some of the most beautiful stories I've heard!
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
Indeed. :)
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Casimilin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
It's beautiful, but I'm not sure about the colours you used, especially for the boy (maybe too warm?), and the background seems to lack some depth. But that's just my opinion!
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the feedback!  I was worried about letting the piece get too cold, so brought back a lot of warmth, but nothing's perfect!  Is there a way you would rather have seen the background?  Just checking for future references!!!
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Casimilin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
Darker. There's too much contrast with the sky, and not much with the foreground. Especially the water, that seems to be of just one tone. But then again, I'm not an expert. Thanks for taking into account my opinion (:
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It doesn't take an expert's opinion to improve art :)!  I'm happy to listen to anyone!
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GnarlyDiamond Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The northern lights with animals reminds me of that movie BrotherBear. I love this picture! There's a lot of emotion!
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That scene from brother bear with the Spirits is super powerful! My boyfriend actually recommended the animalsthough so I'm giving him credit for the great idea.
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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BillehCipher Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This.Is.Awesome.
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