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Autumn Breeze by Sidonie Autumn Breeze by Sidonie
"His wings.
      
      In his emotional breakdown, he'd lost even the subconscious focus of keeping up the illusion, and now they were as plain as day, spread out and largely shielding the both of them from the gusts that could not seem to decide whether to be still or be a proper breeze. But to Damian's surprise, Penelope's face, as she rested on her knees beneath his wings beside him, was not one of confusion, or really even of shock, but of amazement.
      
      "Are...are you some kind of...angel?" she asked in respectful awe, seemingly unsure whether to meet his eyes or continue gazing at his wings."  Read more  


I was beginning to think this piece would never be done!  Some pictures flow easily, while others fight you the whole way through.  This one was the latter.  However, now that it is complete I am quite pleased with how it came out!  This was my first serious attempt at a Cougar, I enjoyed it!

15 hours in Photoshop CS6
Story illustration for Roaming_Shadow on FA, characters and story belong to him
Artwork by Vanessa Hughes 2013

More of Damian:
Warmth by Sidonie
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Given 2015-04-15
Autumn Breeze by Sidonie is such a strong, emotional piece you can't help but fall in love with what it represents. The details are outstanding and the mood of all the colors makes for a wonderfully, well put together piece! ( Featured by KovoWolf )
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silverleaf02 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
i dont usually look too closly at this kind of art due to how the internet usually portrays this subject of art but this picture made me stop and take another look. there is so much emotion here that you can feel his pain. great job cant wait to see more.
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much!  I think I know what you mean about how it can normally be portrayed, thanks for taking a second look though!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
It's my pleasure! :)

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nudagimo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Amazing work! Congrats on your well deserved DD! :clap:
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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nudagimo Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
You are most welcome! :heart:
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artiststory11 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student General Artist
wow
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hsoj95 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, congratz on the DD! This image, and you, definitely deserved a DD! :D
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank youu :happybounce:
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hsoj95 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My Pleasure! I'm really happy for you! :D
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CODFANZ Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2015
The title reminds me of some Grand Thaw song from BMS or BOF, of course I'm listening to some Japanese indie-dojin music.
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Uchiha-Kage Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Dude, I really like the way you do Feathers and Fur.  I wish my feathers or fur would come out that good.  While I enjoy drawing them, there always seems to be something false or lacking in the realism to them.
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  It's certainly the subject which I've studied and practiced the most!  I have a couple tutorials in my 'Resources' folder in my gallery if you're interested in seeing how I do it.  There's also a link there to some of my Youtube videos of me painting :)
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Uchiha-Kage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Cool.  My strongest studies have been in muscle toning and anatomy, to the point where I can see the way the muscle structure of the creature has to be put together just by watching the thing move.  Or imagining the way they would move in the case of dragons or gryphons or centaur or other mythical beasts.  So i'm pretty good at proportions and basic design, but my fur and hair usually seems to be lacking in some way.  It might also help that I don't use Photoshop, I use Gimp 2.6, so I have fewer brushes I can manipulate to get nifty special effects.
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, yeah I have never used Gimp before.  That's good, anatomy is really important and it's best to know general form before focusing on fine details 
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pennywhistle444 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! Both the picture and the story. The story is very well written and emotionally captivating. (Spoiler alert) I even got a little teary-eyed at the end when I found out that Penelope was a spirit the whole time. And they were happy tears because it was like she was an angel who came to help him though his darkest moment. Well done and congrats on the Daily Deviation!
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  Yeah, he is a good writer, I enjoy his work :aww:
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pennywhistle444 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just checked out more of your art and I must say that it is amazing! I can see that you like wolves. I do too; they are such beautiful creatures. It takes serious talent to make realistic art like this!
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words, they're very encouraging!  Yes I do love wolves, they are such beautiful creatures!
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pennywhistle444 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! keep up the awesome work!
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done of these anthro characters does look kind of emotional for sure.
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! :aww:
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome nonetheless. :wave:
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razielanoyafunanya Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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razielanoyafunanya Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome
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SanjaDotaArt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
greetings :happybounce: 
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hello! wave remake 
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krasblak Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank youuu! :love:
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Dark-Sagas Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  New Deviant
Love it! ^^
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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TouchedbyLavender Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome! This is amazing!
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful painting! The details are amazing, as are the emotional contents. Congrats on the DD!
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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BDSart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Great !
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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jan-daelmansdesigns Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
I love it, superb :)
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Qoff Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Awesome
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Qoff Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Please give me a feedback on my map.
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LionkingCMSL Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All I can say is: Read the story!

A very powerful story that revolves around a very caring soul.

The image fits the emotional power of the story very well.
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, yes I agree the story is very touching and I love the characters.  It's always a pleasure working with Roaming_Shadow :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  You as well :aww: :heart:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! Cuddling Practice by TheHugClub
Thank you Flower dance by blaahy
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