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The Fox Fire by Lhuin The Fox Fire by Lhuin
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(Sorry about the big logo in the middle! I've seen this picture stolen in a lot of places and some people are even trying to sell it without my permission so I just want to protect my work.)

Fox fire; A northern European folk term for the Aurora Borealis.
In Finland we call them "revontulet", literally fox's fires. It's based on an old folk lore where the fox creates the northern lights with its tail.
(www.arcticacademy.fi/revontule… scroll down to The Fox Fire)

Once again, something I've wanted to draw for ages, possibly for years but been waiting for the right idea on how to do it. And last night I started scribbling it and just kept drawing and drawing and... got it finished today! Really enjoyed drawing this and been wanting to paint a starscape too :)

took around 8 hours I think, drawn in photoshop
and tried lots of new things with layers/lights/shadows again. I can't seem to stop experimenting with every piece haha but guess that's not a bad thing anyway X)

thanks for taking a look :)
and please no copying/using without a permission!

WIPs on my tumblr! lhuin.tumblr.com

also, sorry for not replying to all comments on this picture, but thanks so much everyone for taking your time to write a comment/favourite the piece! I really appreciate it :heart: thank you!

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peppa2111 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Artist
may i use this as my facebook cover? its just so amazing! (i thought to ask before i do use it cx) its ok if i cant XD
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FurryDanny Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  New Deviant
awesome picture :)
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tardisonameter Featured By Owner Edited Aug 11, 2015  Student Artist
Lhuin, Could I please use just the basic pose in a drawing? I'm drawing a sunlight- themed fox, and this pose would be perfect...
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Lhuin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I don't mind if you credit me if it's exactly the same, but I would still recommend using real photos instead to construct the pose from - this one has lots of anatomy errors especially being a lot older work. If you google 'fox leaping' and 'fox looking up' there's some great ones that I found helpful while drawing this.
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tardisonameter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you<3
It shouldn't matter too much, the fox I'm drawing isn't nearly as realistic in style. But I'll definitely take other photos as reference, too.
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RosetailCYS Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Mahtavan näkönen.
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:iconpuzo603:
puzo603 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
what did you use to make?
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BlueberryInk Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing :heart:
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:iconrubydog93:
rubydog93 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
so beautiful!! I love it!! ^^
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:icondawnaly:
Dawnaly Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So pretty!! :D
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IsabellaDrawsCrap Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS MAKES ME CRY HOW I CANT DRAW ;O;
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Fnafgirl25 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is awesome
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foxyloxykrabbe Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO AMaSING
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:iconwinters-aria:
Winters-Aria Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning.
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:iconmeekshi:
Meekshi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your work!!! <3 This is amazing ~ I drew a tribute for my dog who passed. Her dancing or floating with the northern lights. ~ Because after her burial, 10-15 minutes after the northern lights appeared in the sky. 
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Freedom50 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Wow...
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:iconelementwolf266:
ElementWolf266 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
omg! how do you do that!!!!! im inspired!
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:iconburningasylum:
BurningAsylum Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Beautiful! C:
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:iconwidowthevaporeon:
WidowTheVaporeon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
I'm sorry, this amazingness is too much for me to take...
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:iconskyedawooo:
Skyedawooo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student General Artist
This is outstanding! *__* Incredible work,really! :heart:
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:icongirlyonder:
girlyonder Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student General Artist
beautiful.......
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BlazekinAlready Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so amazing that I'm speechless! Great job!
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Sugar-Dazzle Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm so... so... so... that drawing... is... GOD... SO... I HAVE NO WORDS ! CONGRATULATIONS FOR MAKE ME LOSE MY WORDS, LHUIN ! Nope, more seriously, that is simply incredible, wonderful, majestic...
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Cinemutt14 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Omg I cant describe how beautiful and incredible ths is :)
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:iconlilia-derosso:
Lilia-DeRosso Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I love this piece, it's wonderfully dynamic and beautiful.
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:iconeveemaster999:
eveemaster999 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
makes absolutely no sense, and I love it. :D
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MrMarsu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Mun taidoilla ei kyllä noin upeeta työtä paljoo piirrellä :"D Mä en käsitä miten joillakin on noin paljon taitoo että ne piirtää tämmösii upeita töitä huh ;u;
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SgtGamerWolves Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Amazing. I understand the logo bit.I love the way the colors don't mix, making it look... what's the word... well, like the fox is the center of attention, but the colors emphasize northern lights. Perfect 
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Willow-Dust Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student General Artist
AMAZING!
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Gi-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I know the legend!  Its amazing, loved it!
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TheNyanCatToaster Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You are amazing with drawing animals!
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AngelHalo2277 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice atmosphere you drew there.
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artlover005 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the tail and how you made it look like he's swimming in the sky
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:iconmilhae:
Milhae Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Perfect, nothing more than pure perfection <3
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:iconblueduskwolf:
BlueDuskWolf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
that is awesome
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:iconsussch:
Sussch Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Awesome!
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:iconulvkatt:
Ulvkatt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
absolutely amazing!!!
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:iconfoxlariat:
Foxlariat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
How beautiful! I love how you did the northern lights! How amazing! Perfect piece! I love it!
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:iconbloodfangdawolf:
Bloodfangdawolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015   Digital Artist
Gorgeous! <333

I'm so jealous of your amazing art skills ;-; 
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solangedrawing Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very wondeful work!
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FlamingHorseGraphics Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Beautiful I am a dummy!  Kawaii Bonnie Cute Chat Icon 
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Edscratch23469 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Its beautiful ö
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DragonWolf1143 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FABULOUS!!!!
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FantasyWolfCat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is..amazing oh my gosh. I love the colors and WOW! It's so beautiful!
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:iconcakewolfy:
CakeWolfy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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RuthBean-Trix Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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my jaw is now broken
my keyboard is now smashed
this is fabulous
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GamlaTheAncient Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
This is so good! How do you even do it :0
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hollyleafwarrior Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this is amazing!!!
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DerpMouseh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So pretty :iconfoxyayzplz: 
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cynthiartist Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
oh my goodness, beautiful!
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