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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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XxlunarpoolxX Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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my jaw is now broken
my keyboard is now smashed
this is fabulous
GamlaTheAncient Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
This is so good! How do you even do it :0
hollyleafwarrior Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this is amazing!!!
DerpMouseh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
So pretty :iconfoxyayzplz: 
cynthiartist Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  New member
oh my goodness, beautiful!
RockyRoseOWO Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
I literally stared at this for at least an hour :jumpingla: with plz account It's just that awesome
Miracat Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is extremly beautiful! i especially love how soft and  smooth the polar light is and the way the galaxy shines through..  The way you did the fox is really admirable, especially the position but also the light  and light reflection on the fur!

(german (no exact translation): ) Das Bild ist wirklich schön! Die Polarlichter gefallen mir besonders! Die Lichter und die Farbübergänge sind so schön weich geworden! Ausserdem finde ich die Art toll wie die Galaxie und die Sterne dahinter durchscheinen !  Den Fuchs finde ich bewundernswert gut gelungen, die Position is tool und das Licht und die Lichtreflektionen auf dem Fell sehen wunderschön aus!
FoxBrave Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sabientje Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning ^__^
TheRedRos3 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
o.m.g this is just stunning !
CheyWolf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bought a print of this off of deviant art over a year ago and it's still hanging in my room. ^.^ heh
feathery-blue-otaku Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!!!
kainokainen Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Who knows how long I've been trying to put this subject on a paper.  Every time the composition just looks awful, but you've made a great piece! Love it!
SheWolf546 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
This is amazing I love it!! You have a real talent for this :happybounce: :happybounce: 
JiltedJinxed Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! :o (Eek) Heart 
Ask-Tails-fox Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is so beautiful >w<
AngelicaMei Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General 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  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  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  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
Hoppipolla22 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
I love it! :D
Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Writer
666devilprayer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless it's so beautiful!
F0XXIE Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! 8 hours? That take me a year, and it wouldn't even be as good as this ♥ ;u ;
DoodleMonster5 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man i would have loved to put this as one of my desktop backgrounds. I love to just watch the backgrounds on my laptop pass. :) But anyway, Wonderfull job as always.
Lhuin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I actually got a sponsor-based thing coming up soon where I'm going to include goodies such as high-res versions of some of my work :D will post a journal about it probably next week!
DoodleMonster5 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME Sauce :D thanks
blazefire0 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Photographer!!!! that is AMAZING I heard about you from my friend and she LOVES your work and I think that this Is AMAZING
StormStarDragon Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome art work! Incredible job with the colours and space and the shading and everything! :D
Too bad about the people stealing your work...By all means, protect your work first! The watermark isn't distracting! You've done an amazing job!  :clap:
Dark-Coco Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Oh wow the colours are very stunning! It's beautiful! :D
cutelilwhitetiger Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
amazing art love the northern lights I love foxes
CelticBloodmoon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome *-*
mangafanlinnie Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
wow i love your drawing :3 <3 
Featherpool77 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I use this as an  banner tax dynasty? 
naseem-art12 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!!!
EquinoxTheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Its so beautiful I think I might cry <3
SwiftyShade Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Absolutely amazing! This is obviously not an ordinary piece. LovLa la la la La la la la :happybounce: :happybounce: ely! Amazing job! 
kolbaski Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Yoshondue Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The image would be better if you did not have the logo in the middle of it
Lhuin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
It would be better too if people didn't use it without my permission so I didn't have to put a logo on it :I
Yoshondue Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
then put the name in the bottom
xKha0s Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
The people using it would just crop out the name :I

Amazing work Lhuin! Truly.. amazing :happybounce: 
Yoshondue Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok :)
EmilyBandicoot1234 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
that is amazing 
MintyBioHazard Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I would fave this a million times. It's just so beautiful. The colors are perfectly blended, the Aurora Borealis looks perfect.... just... omg.... this is just beautiful..
MintyBioHazard Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gawd..... omg.... wow.... omg..... ;3; so beautiful.... omg...... dun mind me, just staring at it... omg....
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