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The Fox Fire by Lhuin The Fox Fire by Lhuin
(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:
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JiltedJinxed Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! :o (Eek) Heart 
Ask-Tails-fox Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is so beautiful >w<
AngelicaMei Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful and magic!
Litleocub0722 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful! How do you get it to have that sort of fuzzy look?
Lilystripe Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
THATS AMAZING! *stares in awe*
CeruleanFox333 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! :iconfoxawwplz: 
TristAmazing Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
:O so pretty! It's such an inspirational piece of art for fox lovers out there :)
horseygirl119 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMG... I never knew the northern lights were based on a tale about a fox creating the lights as 'fox fire' This is incredible!! I now need to make an OC >.<
Seriously you have no idea how much I LOVE foxes, and this little peice of information has totally made my day because I simply love the norhtern lights also :3
This peice of art is beautiful, well done :D
AnnoyingRobin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is my favorite one of yours I just love it sooooo much I wanna hang it on my wall so I cat look at it all the time!!!!!!!Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] *Free Icon/Emote* Nutella Pusheen (OMG) *Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (So exciting!) 
Ikittylovesyou Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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