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This picture has a loooong story! It's definitely one of my most personal paintings, I actually started it a few years ago, when I was going through a life change. In a nutshell and without going into the details too much, it was meant to be quite a happy and reflective image but a lot of things went wrong during that time, and I was SUPER stressed out to say the least and it put me off this picture that had originally had such a positive meaning. Suddenly what I associated this picture with was a lot more negative things and I didn't touch it for ages. I kept coming back to it, but something always felt off with it, not only because I chose quite a tricky perspective.

But recently I finally felt like I was ready to give it a bit of an overhaul, both technically and mentally, and went over it with everything I've learned in the past 2 years or so and even changed the colour scheme and fixed the anatomy to the best I could from what I already had. Didn't take long and still has some quirks but I'm FINALLY happy enough with this to share it! :) Feels like an achievement haha.

The original working title for this was 'Dust Clears', based on the song by Clean Bandit and while in a way I don't think it fits anymore in the same way it used to, I decided to keep it as I do still like the song and the lyrics do strike a chord to some degree, even if the meaning changed.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdfL2n…

Hope you like the final result! I'm glad I decided to change the colours, it was originally pink and purple but I think the biggest thing that helped me feel like I could finish it was to just change the whole tone of it (guess in both literal and not so literal way!) 

I also put it up on my Society6 society6.com/lhuin 

Thanks for looking!
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:iconlilac-cat:
Lilac-Cat Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
perfection and inspiring!
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MermaidIsmary Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING
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will0956 Featured By Owner Edited May 25, 2017  Student General Artist
This is impressive.

That's all I have to say.

As well as you earning a watcher
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:iconcryofthedingo:
cryofthedingo Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
This makes me feel so many things. Honestly a special piece and incredible work
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muustache7234 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This could be on a poster
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:iconmuustache7234:
muustache7234 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Or a t-shirt
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:iconwill0956:
will0956 Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Student General Artist
Or my desktop (if it was 16:9)
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:iconmuustache7234:
muustache7234 Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Yeh.
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ShannonxNaruto Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute. :D
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:iconkkht311:
kkht311 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
Fantastic work.

Love it!

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Verzascca Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
What a lovely lovely picture!!! To my beginner eyes, everything in this composition looks perfect, magical and truly inspiring !!!!
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TruthOfTheMt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!! Boy, I sure do hope to learn to do digital art soon...:) :D <3
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ServineThistle Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it sooooo much 
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Kelshray Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Colosr are wonderful!
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RiversReverie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful~ And what a beautiful story, I'm glad you shared it with us.  It's always nice to hear the process and emotions behind a piece.  I'm glad that you were able to return to this piece and make it work in the end, and that finishing it gave you a sense of closure. :)
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L-James Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
I love these colors and the whole thing is very well done, I'm happy for you that you made this piece work in the end!
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Sandra1993S Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sad and beautiful.:)
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MajkaHarolds Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing !!!!   Woohooooo! Headbang! 
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TheClanCat Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
I don't have words (this is amazing) Clap Worship 
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
This is so stunning :) I love the warmth of this piece. I've been working really hard lately on my lighting and transition between lighting in the backgrounds! This is truly inspiring <3 Thank you for being who you are and creating such wonderful art for us to enjoy! :love:
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SpreadYourWingsCover Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Love it! So beautiful!
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Leandrit-Ferizi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Great Artwork. <3 
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rcurcuru Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
great job
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MarzKartoons Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I love all the realistic detail on the fur, and the backlighting is masterful! :o (Eek) 
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Lhuin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's definitely one of my favourite light settings :D
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Kayru-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It goes without saying that this is gorgeous, but explaining what went behind it gives it so much more meaning. It's clearly quite an emotive piece, although it's kind of hard to describe how... I think this is one of my new favorites of yours. 
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Lhuin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's so cool to hear the emotion comes through, it definitely went through quite a lot of emotionally packed stages!
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Astrokiwi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :)
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PhotosCrystalJones Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow !
I love it ! =^-^=
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Crowdenth Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
incredible
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DragonOfYore Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So Beautiful and elegant!
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skelelle Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaa *screams* this is so beautiful ♡
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:iconpanickerz:
Panickerz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
What sorcery is this!! :icondizzyplz:
Really beautiful work! <3
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Rosirika Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful
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Rianne2k8 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truly breathtaking! :D 
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BifrostedRainbows Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful 
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SLeopard Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
marvelious work :love:
so lovely adorable :D
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MayumiTsukimoto Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the dance of lights and shadows here.
And I'm happy that You finished it, even after so long period. I hope that future challenges won't be so stressful and help you develop more for better in every aspect of your life ^^
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Lhuin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconzookiedragon:
ZookieDragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Professional Artist
Lovely lighting effects :)
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:iconsuezn:
suezn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
So beautiful and intense
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Drawbro Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
lovely colors :)
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Horsefinity Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous and incredible!
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cryofthedingo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Incredible
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LTGRAPHIX Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
amazing!!! :hug:
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trinity-draws Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!Clap 
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laolaure Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is epic
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Teirisha Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So gorgeous, I cried.
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rhymseez Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Lovely
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phenomenom9 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Beautiful
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