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Seven Wonders- The Holy Tree by Exileden Seven Wonders- The Holy Tree by Exileden
Meet the tiger "Strayer" who searchs for Seven Wonders of nature! :iconflowerdanceplz:

um... this is special personal artwork (rather an experiment) which I got wildly inspired and to do something different... and improve my fucking watercolor skills :(
Begin inactive in Jan, i wasnt at home but i've seen how khaosdog was greatly improving with her watercolors, her art was amazing... so I thought i shouldnt have giving up with my horrible watercolor skills. I think I havent been drawing for long time because of my lack inspiration and my style-hating lol. But thanks to khaosdogs art and my friends from Fan Club of Art uni to "push" me back onto drawing.
An advice or good critique about my crappy watercolors is welcomed :3

Most interesting on this picture is not tiger, but that tree's branch which is turning into holy stone - because I used special materials for experiment. It has 4 layers- under is dyed watercolor, on this is real crushed pearlshell, shining pigments with salt and top is covered with cracked crystal.

See details of effects!
real pearl shell: [link]
stone crystals: [link]

And it ended as a successful experiment. Now this branch is 3D and looks like real stone.

This picture is registered and numbered (symbol and number is available on back) in Fan Club of Art. What it does mean?
I will explain later, in journal maybe.

This original picture goes as a gift for ~DarkTiger-ex which I promised to draw tiger :3

-22x34 cm Strathmore bristol (thanks very much, plexar! <33)
-Ecoline ink and Reeves gouache paints (any suggestions for good watercolors, please?)
-crystallization chemics, pearl shell, shiny pigments and dyer
- 4 days working with breaks, so overall i think 9-10 hours
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Given 2009-02-12
Seven Wonders- The Holy Tree by *PearlEden I've had several people suggest this to me, and for good reason as well- and although this isn't an Anthro piece, I feature it on behalf of all animal art appreciators for the nature and beauty of this composition. This artist has graced deviantART with an ingenious technique and art style with traditional media; one that has inspired others to try it as well. However, this artist's work is truly unique and inimitable in every aspect. I feature this particular piece because it demonstrates this artist's full potential, and shows us how beautiful their world of light and color can be. Color theory and emphasis is used very well here, and you will find your eyes dancing through the composition with a fun and vibrant rhythm! ( Featured by Katmomma )
Oh, it's very beautiful.
EnevilVanDark Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
great colours !!!! i love it
Joshb941 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student General Artist
The colour contrast is amazing!
layer3 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had tried everything because of this im always one step ahead ive finally reached the top keep this between us
lespaul20 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Photographer
Make Money Right Away!
blantantlies Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
stunning :D
alext89 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
omg! I want this picture on my wall, in a very big size! it's so cool!!
RosyRose1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
O.O O....M...G O.O
TashaCraven Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Its incredible - the colours drew me to the thumbnail immediately!
StoryRPArt Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
You did, once again, an amazing job with this piece! This must be one of the best water colors works I have EVER seen. The emotion on the tiger's face is so evident and the branch its on looks so real and, like the title says, holy.
horsey14 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
So pretty!
watchfulshepherd Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This has been featured Here!! [link]
ButterflyBreezy Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Stunningly Beautiful!
FlamingBlueCat Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mrtyamiro Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Interface Designer
adorei o seu trabalho
ExesAndOhes Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
To be perfectly honest, I see nothing worth changing. I love the use of colors in your piece and it looks very realistic.
celeste1528 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
gorgeous :heart:
LaydeeUnicorn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wholey whale, probably one of the best watercolour works i've seen!
WOW... I love this!!!!!!!
kitsumie Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art work is so amazing, i can only wish i can be this good one day haha.
XBUDDYFORME Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
I like the thuis painting beautiful!
J216 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it so much my heart hurts!
JimWolfdog Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A beautiful tiger... I like Strayer's figure, nice curves of the back XD
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is absolutely beautiful :)
Thesleepywolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
This is truly incredible. :clap: The colors are beautiful and vibrant and all of it, really, is amazing.
RebelliousRabbit Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible! Do you base your drawings on images or is it all from imagination? You're very talented.
I love the branches! Creative experiment by the way (:
AnneAsiyaDuveSafi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
keyke119 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awsome
dark-darastrix Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
I don't know if it was already mentioned, but this piece looks heavily inspired by Harry Rountree's piece featuring an ocelot on a limb with its paw in the water. Had you seen that? :)
Karri94 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colours you used and yes. One word from me: Wow!
Aidielstarr Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
holy nutcrackerz!!!!!!beautiful!!!!!!!!
Musician151 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
I love the coloring on this piece. So beautiful. :)
SilverNight1996 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I love it!
The colours are beautiful and the whole piece is maginicent!
Awesome job!
Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Have I invited you to this project before? [link]

Something like this would fit beautifully!
Jeri19 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Just wow...your colors are beautiful...just beautiful!
Abbyanna Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
SoggyNoodles Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a lot of materials! I would've never thought of ever using something like pearl or crystal on a paper, I guess I'm so used to 2-D artwork. Awesome idea, awesome use of materials, love the creativity Dx It really does look 3-D even on a flat screen. That branch is gorgeous!
BlueEyedMutt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Rawrasus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
it luks like he was neglected poor thing
WolvesCurse Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful, wonderful coloration.
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
exocolumn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Great work!
thandav Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconveryexcitedplz::iconsingingbirdplz::#1::eyepopping:cool job :heart::):kiss::party::blowkiss::love: :eyepopping::):party::blowkiss::woohoo:=D:ekud::tighthug::airborne::love::iconveryexcitedplz::iconsingingbirdplz
WhiteGoldInk Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Student General Artist

the wonder is the feline herself, she should know that...
xXxElementalWolfxXx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so wonderful! This makes me see nature so much differently! And by no means is your watercoloring bad! Do you know how many people envy to have your watercolor skills? Lets just say its pretty high!
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