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Birthday gift for *SoldierYena :> Still trying to teach myself backgrounds haha, it's a slow process to say the least but it feels good to practice. This background in particular was inspired by the beautiful Salar de Uyuni.

I find it really funny that out of the hundreds of drawings I've done out of the last two years... the two that end up on my front page are both horizontal sunsets reflected over water x3 Fate you are making me look awful stop it.



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Character *SoldierYena
Image *Kaylink
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:iconokamimeanswolf:
OkamiMeansWolf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so well done. I could never draw such an awesome looking background Aww 
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weigel22 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
love love love itOMG 
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Wolgron Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
WEEEEELLLL. You're backgrounds are better than what I can do.
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xUsagiProject Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome Job! I love it!
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DuskyWolfFang Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just looking at this makes me happy :). Beautiful job! 
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Squirrelstar77 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this photo and fell in love! It reminds me of my uncle's dog Shelia she was recently put down and she looked a lot like this dog. I love it keep up the great work :D
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bleistiftbiene Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I really love your picture... it shows such a joy in life :)
The dog looks so happy and full of energy!
Great drawing! :)
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DarkCatAngel99 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly...

Do a water tutorial please. ._.
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:iconjynbas:
Jynbas Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You should do a water tutorial. u_u I need a good one, and gosh... your water is wonderful.
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:iconkaylink:
Kaylink Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Check out [link] and [link] , I referenced those for this pic!
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:iconjynbas:
Jynbas Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so very much! ;w; <3 Have a lovely day.
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WestyMutt Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG this is soooo beatuiful and spetacular........:( i can do nothing like this
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LadySweetSour Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
This is so beautiful ;D You really have talent when it comes to backgrounds, always so colourful and, just, awwww so COOL! LOVE IT !
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Kaylink Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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CrestedCreativity Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Argh this looks even better on DA than it does when watching the actual speedpaint <33
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Anayris Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jeezus, I have no words... Okay, I have one: GORGEOUS <3
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AlphaRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Just thought I'd point out that I think the horizon line's a bit low; at least when I look at it. Nonetheless it's a great piece, the lighting sets the mood and the perspective of the dog is really nice.
Haha, I need to practice backgrounds myself.
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painfulVeracity Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was gonna draw something for Heartlines a while back....but....pretty sure I'm rethinking that, now.
Oh well. =u=;;
Can't be helped, I suppose.
Your work is absolutely lovely, miss Kaylink.
Your colours are vibrant and alive, you chose them very well.
The way that you drew the clouds and the water is simply divine. The gorgeous, free-flowing organic forms really just make me want to cry tears of joy.
Not to mention THE ANATOMY. AND THE SHADING. JESUS CHRIST.
But...back to being a little more serious and composed, the emotions in this are truly just so powerful and strong, and honestly, I can't look at this without feeling happy and hopeful, even empowered.
Wonderful song. Beautiful message to illustrate. Fantastic artwork.
You really are amazing, miss Kaylink. I'd tell you if I was exaggerating, but honestly, I don't believe at all that I am.
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Kaylink Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thank you very much, I really appreciate your comment ^^
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painfulVeracity Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! I really love your work ;u; But you definitely know that, by now.
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GalaxyDog Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely love this piece! All of your work is really wonderful and inspiring, but the detail and lighting in this are especially nice. The sunset and the water...everything just looks perfect. And the song...Florence and The Machine is awesome.<3

About how long does a drawing like this usually take you?
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:iconkaylink:
Kaylink Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Pictures like this with full backgrounds normally take around 6-8 hours, this one was on the short end of that.
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GalaxyDog Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome! And woah, that's some serious commitment.
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WhiteRakuenWolf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, Kaylink. I also wanted to ask what program do you use for recording your paintings? ^u^
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Kaylink Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Screenium for Mac OSX
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WhiteRakuenWolf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, is it a program you download for free? Do you think it should work for Windows? Sorry for asking so many questions. ^u^'
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Kaylink Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, it's a paid-for program and as far as I know it only works on Macs. I don't use Windows so I don't know what would work on them, I'd suggest just googling "Free screen recorder" and seeing what comes up.
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WhiteRakuenWolf Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. ^u^
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BulletsForBlue Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
I watched the Speedpaint for this. Pure Amazingness! And you know what? I'm gonna go watch it again.
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:iconphanatsu:
Phanatsu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH! This is great! I'm reeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllllllly glad you back!!!!!!!!!!
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wolfcat87 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Love, love, LOVE the water!
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Dreamfang Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
wow, awesome! :love:
the light and shading is just beautiful and the water is ... just wow
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Geko-Fetish Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Oh gawd...
I watched your speedpaint on some polish site with funny pictures and stuff,and I just fell in love in that piece. It matches the song perfectly I think o3o
And oh, heartlines is one of my fav's songs! :heart:
I was totally suprised when I saw that that picture is actually your piece! :XD:
I am sure your friend was crying from joy when she saw that piece :heart:
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Eternityspool Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing as always Kay <3
I simply must ask though (I typically refrain from asking questions about your pieces being as I know you don't particularly like it, but this is killing me) what tool do you use to blend your cell shading? It turns out so well!
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Kaylink Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind being asked questions at all! I just don't like it on YouTube since it limits comments to only 400 characters and I'm too long-winded to work with that haha.

The tool I used was a custom smudge brush taken directly from this tutorial: [link] . It works great
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Eternityspool Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh I see. Yeah, that would make things difficult indeed.
But thank you for telling me <3 I watched the video and loved the results, and had to know!
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Kaylink Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem ^^
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Kodaic Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome work!
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WhiteRakuenWolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Kaylink. I'm in love with that drawing and I want to marry it. ;w;
I watched the video in the description, and I just wanted to ask what brush you used for smudging the shadings at 1:55? I'd be grateful if you replied. ^u^'
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:iconkaylink:
Kaylink Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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WhiteRakuenWolf Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. ^u^
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deathstar899188 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous background and lighting plus the speedpaint was great. You never cease to amaze me
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bassetluver Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
asdfhjkl is this a basset hound?! cuz it sure looks like on!! i LOVE bassets! i actually have four of them XDD even if its not a basset it is still an AMAZING drawing and i could only wish i had the skills to do something like this.
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:iconkaylink:
Kaylink Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Black and Tan Coonhound actually, but thanks :)
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:iconbassetluver:
bassetluver Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
after looking at it for a while i realized that but i think all dogs are awesome. XD and you are so welcome
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how beautiful <333 that sky an the pose
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TheMotor Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! I really love the highlights!
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kitsuneko-xenon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Artist
The lighting is amazing - a very lively moment :)
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BlackwolfSilverpaw Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute ad vivid! Awesome job :love:
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tangolium Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
amazing o: I adore the colors and the splashed of water
SY is so lucky to have a friend like you

I think the sky looked a bit better looser, though, like in the original concept sketch. don't get me wrong, the end product looks great, it's just that they look a little bit hard edged
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