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MoonPhantomWolf:iconmoonphantomwolf:
AWESOME!!! 8D
Thu May 3, 2012, 12:08 PM
Blue-Narazabeth:iconblue-narazabeth:
I LOVE UR ART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sun Dec 5, 2010, 10:47 AM
BrightSky66:iconbrightsky66:
You're AWESOME at drawing or whatever you do xP
Fri Oct 22, 2010, 5:12 AM
Atlasfield:iconatlasfield:
Congradulations for your gallery and your talent, keep it:, is great! :la:
Wed Apr 28, 2010, 11:19 AM
zillah-nightshade:iconzillah-nightshade:
This stuff is awesome!
Sat Mar 20, 2010, 6:20 PM
jshapeshifter:iconjshapeshifter:
Hot Shot!! :-) Thanks for sharing!
Fri Jan 15, 2010, 11:22 AM
jshapeshifter:iconjshapeshifter:
Hot Shot!! :-)
Fri Jan 15, 2010, 11:19 AM
WildGriffin:iconwildgriffin:
OMG DOOM
Sat Oct 31, 2009, 9:06 PM
WindSeeker:iconwindseeker:
d00Md00Md00Md00M!!!
Fri Sep 18, 2009, 3:27 PM
wolffang1031
your art is magnifacint
Mon Aug 17, 2009, 10:21 AM
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Fir the first bit here, I'm contributing to :iconcunningfox: 's Gardener's Contest Prizes.  You'd get a free simple portrait of a character of your choice if you get 2nd place.  Contest is found here: MYO Gardener contest! Art prizes

Secondly, I take a LOT of photos on my iPhone, and I am interested to know if you guys would like to see any of them.  I have an iPhone 5s and use the Camera+ App/
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Courtney Wilson
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Favourite photographer: Jim Brandenburg
Favourite style of art: realistic digital art
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Personal Quote: "Democracy is two wolves and a sheep debating dinner. Liberty is the lamb with an arsenal"
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Mmkaay Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Have a hard time believing you're blind, BUT I won't be too skeptical. Lovely artwork and a great skill and sense of lighting and color. Amazing work!
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WindSeeker Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm legally blind, which means I have some vision, but not enough to drive, get around without a cane or dog, or read without magnification.  Its why my full works look less polished than my thumbnails.
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist
Your art shows a great grasp of lighting, color and form, but I feel like it could be so much more if you focused and polished it a little more.  I thought maybe you just worked at low resolution, but some of the pictures I looked at indicated a very large resolution still with similar problems. The main thing that turns a gorgeous thumbnail into a less appealing full view is the jagged sharp edges (I don't know if you just paint out a mask and never refine the edges of it? thats kind of what it looks like but I don't know).  I'd like to encourage you to maybe find some exercises in technique (feng zhu I've heard is quite useful to a lot of people!) experiment with brushes and just play around with tools, transparency and techniques and see if you can tighten it up a little. I think your work could be really fantastic if you put some effort into polish. 
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WindSeeker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Secondly, I started this gallery around the time when I lost a significant portion of what eyesight I did have and have gradually learned to use what I have left to more effect over the intervening ten or so years, both of the paintings you left comments on are quite old, though Lover of Light will always be one of my personal favorites
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WindSeeker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A large part of the problem here is that I am legally blind and generally do not notice the problems with my work until long after I have finished a piece.  I can't quite describe my vision to you as I've never seen with normal eyesight, but I know what you mean to an extent.  I have a lot of difficulty seeing small detail which is why for me, the big images look like the thumbnails would to you I suppose, but yea, I can see partially out of one eye and use a Seeing Eye dog to get around.
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist
Thats a bummer :(  (and just fyi, the pieces I comment on aren't always the ones I like best, just the ones I have comments about ;) )

I totally understand if it's not worth it to fight with it, but if you did want to try I wonder if there are any filters or tools that might be able to help? The stuff you do at higher resolution, maybe because you are zoomed in better so the details smooth out when you shrink the image, the details are fine, but what I mainly notice is jagged spots and gaps in the underlying color layer. Im not sure what general process you use, but if it's some variation of laying out a base layer, and then painting shadows highlights etc on top of it, maybe you could try doing a layer select on the base layer, and expanding/feathering the selection by a few pixels, and doing a color fill on that before continuing the painting?  I noticed this especially on "The horned one" and "february - amethyst". Then again it's not as apparent in the newer works, maybe I only really notice it on the older ones because of how much the thumbnail image appeals to me to begin with and your method's changed enough to resolve it already :) 

by the way - thanks for the watch!!
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WindSeeker Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, back when I did February-Amethyst, and the preceding Garnet, my techniques were quite different.  Still, the jagged bits are not something I can just glance at the image and see.the problems.  I even zoom in and try to check the edges, but I still have a good chance of missing something.

I have a full "walkthrough" sort of thing on this image: Wolf Mates by WindSeeker
which is linked in the description if you're interested.  In more recent works, I've tried to do outlines and fill layer the color in, but that too is difficult due to needing to make the thing a closed shape.  I appreciate the feedback though :)
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DarcWolfHeart Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for the watch <33
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Yama-no-Mouken Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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JakkalWolf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy b'day!
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
augh holy cow thank you so much for the watch!!! :faint:
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Happy birthday! :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
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Dalanatha Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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jamie-jo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Digital Artist
your art is stunning!Heart 
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BC-paws Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww your art is beautiful 
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