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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.
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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!

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!

Artwork © me, please do NOT use, trace, distribute, reproduce or sell my artwork without a proper permission from me. Art usage here:
What program/tablet do you use?
I generally use Photoshop CS6 (with Coolorus 2.0 extension) with a Cintiq 13HD tablet. 
What brushes do you use?
Honestly, I couldn't tell you. I've gathered brushes in my library over the years from various sources, and there's no way I remember where most of them are from! I'm not sure about putting them up for download either as because of this reason. Some I've made myself, and some I bought. Some I've just downloaded from DeviantART.
How big are your drawings?
Normally around the standard A4-A3 size in Photoshop.
How long does it take you to make a drawing?
Depends a lot on the drawing! There's no simple answer to this. If it's something personal I might keep poking at it for weeks whenever I feel like it and lose track of time, but normally anything from a couple of hours to well over 20 hours.

Can I reupload your work?
Yes and
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