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The Ghost Oryx by Exileden The Ghost Oryx by Exileden
I've teamed up with Grace to create a ghost oryx... inspired by nostalgic talk and looking at our old works, lol.
Looks like we are really old art friends. Blast from the past! The only "positive" thing I remember 10 years ago is that I used to really enjoy drawing. Now, not anymore.
Grace did lineart and design, and I did the whole colouring.
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:iconbanoyo:
Banoyo Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Sad to hear you don't enjoy art as much as you used to....but this is really gorgeous! I love the colors and design, as well as the attention to anatomy! Very beautiful!
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Bledengor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
nice!!!!!!
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BlackDragonSage Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
I love how bright colors of the Fire, eyes and scarf contradict the gray background. It really draws the attention to magnificent creature! Very good job! :D You are a truly gifted artist, by the way. ;) 
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool creature! I love the stylized purple smoke/flames. Also, the glowing eye. :)
I don't know why you no longer enjoy drawing (none of my business) but it's sad that you don't, because you are so, so good at it. :(
I know you didn't draw this, only colored it (which is no less impressive because damn...it's freaking amazing!), but the rest of your gallery speaks for itself.
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bunnywithmonocle Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the red cloth on it's horn. And those purple flames! Really nice design here.
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:iconrianne2k8:
Rianne2k8 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! My two biggest inspirations team up once again! Great work definitely a blast from the past and a welcomed one! 
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Haha, thank you! :D
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Ooupoutto Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been following you and Grace for 9 years, this is so much nostalgia! Albeit; Grace is no longer posting, it's good to see you are both still creating in your own way. La la la la The old 'style' definitely comes through in some parts, I love it. 
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
Hehe, mostly it's because of characteristic purple smoke I did ;) It was fun to work on it, though!
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:iconlibracourt17:
libracourt17 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
Love the colours. Just awesome design
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist
SO COOL!
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BecSparrow Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
This reminds me very much of your old art! I still remember Shizuzakka and Shizutaurus! X3
I love the glowy pink swirly smoke effects! So beautiful! :heart:
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 21, 2017
Hehee, yeah! I don't even have a time to do Shizu trio, once I've started drawing Zakka in new style but alas... :(
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lilfixit Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool design and coloring!
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aquashiram14 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
The colors of the flame are BEAUTIFUL! I'd love it if maybe one day you showed us WIPs as you colored <3

I hope you get your love for drawing back, however it comes :) And if it never does, there are many other things you love so keep doing those! <3
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:iconchigami:
Chigami Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! I love the colors and feel of this. It's amazing. :heart:
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:iconsilvolf:
Silvolf Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful! I love the colours and designs on the Oryx.
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:iconkaze26:
kaze26 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Wow
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:icongancanagh22:
Gancanagh22 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Omg... This is so beautiful! I wished this would be some mythology/Cryptid/Folklore monster so I could add it to my list!
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clockbirds Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what an amazing and mystical design *____* the colours and and markings and swirls of ghostly energy is just so magical and beautifully captivating!
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Student General Artist
Awesome! Would be perfect as an FF monster, for sure. I'd definitely hunt it down!
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
flawless
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EtherealGalaxia Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Ahh the nostalgia! You both work so well together :heart: The colouring and the anatomy are beautiful! :aww:
I'm sorry you no longer get the enjoyment out of art that you used to. I can understand that feeling in a way. When art becomes a job, it just feels less fun.
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Dra-Rad-11k Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang...that is good...
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Crysomandiaz Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't enjoy drawing anymore? D:
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
I've lost that feeling of enjoyment since 2011 I think, when my art became "work" thing intensively. It became strongly "obligation" that I have to go through to make for living, to survive. Because of that emotional background that I struggled with my art to live, stress and make it enough professional, following the client's norms has totally killed the feeling of freedom and enjoyment. Art is something "i have to do".
Though I can feel that feeling of enjoyment only with my really personal art and when there is zero pressure. Also I feel it when I travel, sketch what I see from real world - though it's mostly ugly, unfinished stuff.
I am kind of "forced" to draw for living as it's my currently only main source and constantly updating my portfolio as part of investment, but I am really hoping I can work out a way in the future I don't have to work on art for living, have a different "main career" thing and art would be as hobby - things would have been better, I believe. I am contemplating to run patreon thing to help my connection with art.
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Crysomandiaz Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, that makes perfect sense, sad as it is. You actually make a living from your art, what many dream about, but it sucks the joy out of it... I really think you should try Patreon. I don't know if it will make you less stressed, since you also have to make art, but maybe it will be more free, because you don't have to draw specific subjects? I hope you find a way out and will get the inspiration and love of drawing back. 
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Which isn't fun, really. Very much like every average job, but it's very unstable and stressful. Plus, I can only work partially as artist because I cannot sit behind the computer all day due to certain health issue - which makes me slow at creating art. In general I am fast in drawing but I'm limited with time.
There are some people who enjoy that lifestyle and can live being locked in four walls and sit behind the desk for all days. 
But yeah, in general the rule is once a thing becomes job, that enjoyment is naturally decreased. During old times it was when I was at high school, teen times so art was "side" thing for me while I had school to focus. That's why I enjoyed it :)

I have a very cool idea project to run on Patreon which is certain mixture creating with activities that will keep me healthy and I hope to inspire other artists because I also believe it's very healthy way to do that, but I am a bit terrified to start it. It's not that easy as it sounds apparently.
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Crysomandiaz Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know a few ppl that love their job, their job is their hobby. I really envy them. The rest of us just have to find some kind of balance and not go crazy in this modern world. 
I would love to see what project you have in mind. I support a few ppl on Patreon, and I think you have to find reasonable reward levels and just start small :)
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
I hope till the end of may, I'll prepare patreon plan :] I want to have a really smart "start" with that project. 
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Crysomandiaz Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll throw some cash at you ;)
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
Thank you :)

Before starting it, I'll email to you the patreon ideas: basically I have two ideas to start, I'd appreciate your opinion how does that sound for you as supporter : )
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Krovalor Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
Patreon I'd say would be a massive boost. You'd be getting paid by artists and appreciators to see your "gallery" and artistic life.
Top it off with the motivation to show your determination for creating a solid portfolio and your travels, I'd say yours would work really well.
Also, if you're feeling burned out with drawing, why not go ahead with making a living off of photography for a while?
The shots you show on your account are absolutely breathtaking, and you could meet up with all kinds of artists through it. :)
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
Thank you for encouraging. Patreon seems to be absolutely fantastic and perfect for my long-term idea that I want to realize for everyone, but at the end, that thing isn't easy as it looks. I did a lot of research and readings, actually it's pretty hard to get any support so.
Photography is extremely hard to make any money, just anything for living, nearly impossible unless you really can break out from the system. The reason is pretty obvious - there is way too many photographers around and basically "just anyone" can take pictures, the world is just exploding with photograph material. The value of photographs has dropped down. Most companies and people are able to hook up photographers for free who basically can do OK pictures. And the companies who care about quality a lot, which are fewer of them, have their own teams of photographers and are very unwillingly to get new folks. 
I know a guy who is just wow at photography and a lot of experience, he has quit photography because he made too little money from it, no one wanted to buy his (extremely good!) photographs. Market with is has broke down.
If anything, you can earn on regular weddings which is a thing I'd never want to do.

Thanks :]
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JennaJinouga Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Student General Artist
wow.... it's breathtakingHeart 
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LightinLyn Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
the skin flow and the colors are so elegant it's a shame you've glued it to this partially abstract floor by force
it's all sunk now
tell Grace to try a creature mid jump
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xRedwing Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this brings back memories!  Amazing work as always, my compliments to Grace as well!
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
She did awesome job with proportional anatomy pose :) Thank you!
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Sabs546 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is nuts
I love it
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Thankyous :)
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Sabs546 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np :)
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HerrdoktorHans Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It's so pretty.
I love the pose she have and..the all drawing..OMG
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Thanks :)
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HerrdoktorHans Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome <3
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GalopaWXY Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible! The colors are great and I love how they reflect on the body ^^
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Adding colour highlights/shadows is the most fun part of creating process! Thanks!
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ZakraArt Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah!
Nice job!
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Thank you!
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MyrielLachance Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is so pretty! Love the pose and those purple flames *w* Very elegant yet powerful!
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
They were hard to render!
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