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Kaleidoscopic Candlelight by nekophoenix Kaleidoscopic Candlelight by nekophoenix
(When all else fails for titles... alliteration is your friend : D)


Another one that looks better in person... but I'm sure most pictures do, and I think I just keep repeating it recently because I notice myself spending more and more time on pieces. Green, Orange, Yellow and Red, why do they always scan in so weirdly?!


AAAANYWAY!



Commission for :iconredrumwolf: and :iconthe-kitsune: of her and her boyfriend's characters, Cassie on the left, Kitsune on the right :3 (I think they both may have commissioned me for this actually! I've gotten a bit confused X3 ) This is commission 1 of 3 for ~RedrumWolf


I am really pleased with how this turned out. I don't know why, but it just feels like I took a step forward with this one (and my recent commissions in general), and even though the background is a partial, rather than a full, it just seems so... complete, somehow!

Such cute characters too, I loved working with all the browns and creams, and the highlights of mad blue for Cassie and toxic-green for Kitsune... I just love subtle additions like that! :3

AND they formed on the page relatively quickly, which I am extremely thankful for. I swear, characters can have stubborn personalities when it comes to being drawn!



Hope you like! :3
Drawn on 160 g/m² card, Coloured with Karisma and Prisma pencils



EDIT: Omg, A DD?! Thank you :iconsavagebinn:! Wow, what a lovely surprise to wake up to! :3
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Given 2009-03-07
Kaleidoscopic Candlelight by *nekophoenix is a gorgeous illustration that displays wonderful balance and composition. The characters and their surrounding background are drawn with such elegance and style; the whole piece just fits together beautifully! ( Featured by savagebinn )
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banderi-fursec Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lovely :love:
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:iconjcrudde:
Jcrudde Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, thats beautiful! :D
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :3!
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:iconjcrudde:
Jcrudde Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob :D
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:iconchillinturtle:
ChillinTurtle Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Student Photographer
That's adorable.
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Cokuruscana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Oh, this is just gorgeous. Anthros, like a lot of other things you draw, really shine in your style.

Such a lovely scene. I get a lot of inspiration from this, especially for backgrounds! :love:

And congratulations on the DD! I had no idea you got one! You deserved it, though! ;3
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is still one of my favourites, I must admit :3 Thank you, I'm really so glad that you like this! :3
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EpicFlyingGlitch Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
its so cute! wonderfuly drawn!
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AWdeV Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Was I even watching you when you made this? :O_o: Oh well. Either way, great work and congrats. The expressions, details and colours work really well together. :nod: One thing, though. Those candles look like they'll singe tails any minute. :O
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Haha, people have mentioned the singed tails, I honestly didn't mean them to look that close to the flames!

Thank you very muchly good sir :3
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AWdeV Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
You're very welcomeful. :B
I didn't notice others had mentioned the tails though. I wouldn't have said anything about them if I had seen others mentioning. :oops:
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CittensCollar Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Oh my, congrats =3

I think I originally watched you because of this picture :XD:
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Haha! My colourful pillows bring all the girls to the yard. That'd be awesome actually. I make no sense. Thank you! :3
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CittensCollar Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
You are welcome, my dear!

I must also say that I thoroughly enjoy that they're not uber-thin :nod: Curvy = win!
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westpunk16 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
furry
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm at a loss to whether that's supposed to be an insult, or a rather obvious observation of the characters.
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Oyiket Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Thats awsome, plus the coloring is amazing :D
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Aldawolf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
hey congrats on the DD the coloring is amazing. :eager:
^-^
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bigblackhorse101 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Oh my! Your art is beautiful! This is beautiful! love it!!!!
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ooh, thank you!! :3
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bigblackhorse101 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
your very welcome! i forgot to say this last time, i love the pose, and your style as well! The coloring, and the proportions of the picture, are perfect! Great job again! And congrats on the daily deviation!
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
That's really very nice of you to say, thank you so much once again, I really appreciate your kind comments! :3
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bigblackhorse101 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Your very welcome!:XD: Cant wait to see more!^.^
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Stereofidelica Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Although it's not my cup of tea, the use of colour and the pencil technique is delightful :heart:
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FireFaerieTalia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
How cuuuute~! : D
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Yukkabelle Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
Congratulationsfor the DD, well desserved. It is beautiful as the rainbow :hug:
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! :hug: :3
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Yukkabelle Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
All my pleasure :iconemotionkingdom:
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VexFennec Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very pretty
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GrAY-MAZ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
.... why is this a daily deviation?
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Yukkabelle Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
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GrAY-MAZ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
ok
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
option = issue. Was busy being amused by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie to be paying full attention.
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
I dunno, I didn't choose it :shrug:
If you have an option, why not bring it up with whoever chose it, instead of acting like an ignorant nonse? :3
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GrAY-MAZ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
who do i take it up with again? i didn't mean anything to you, it's just frustration... even tho i don't think this particular piece deserved it, congrats on the dd
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
I really don't care if you're frustrated or not, how did you not mean anything to me when you pretty much insulted my work by deeming it "unworthy" in your mind for an admin feature. Why on earth would that give you the right to bitch to ME about my work being featured when I had no say in it? DDs aren't prizes, they're just an admin-pick, it's not as if I'm getting some sort of cash winnings while some poor-starving artist gets no credit for their work.
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GrAY-MAZ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
why do you care this much? you got the DD, my opinion shouldn't matter
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Because your opinion wasn't really based around my work, it was based around the fact I'd gotten a DD, and you're acting as if your friends or you or whoever it is you're being upset about DIDN'T as a result of me getting one, as if I'd featured myself, and you were being a tactless arse.

As I said before, a DD isn't a prize, it isn't a "haha, I don't have to listen to anyone because I'm now better than you all for having an admin like my work", so I'm at a loss to why you think that your opinion shouldn't matter as if I've been awarded some sort of immunity.
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GrAY-MAZ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
because i guess i just don't get it, in my head, it's all favouritism, in my head it IS a "haha" situation... i just DON'T get why or how the DD's are chosen and i just DON'T get what that entails, i'm sorry i took this up with you, but as far as i'm concerned this recognition is everything and the only thing that matters
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theFuzzyHat Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
"as far as i'm concerned this recognition is everything and the only thing that matters"

omglol. Thank you. I was missing a fail!quote for today on DA.
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Yukkabelle Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
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QueenBeePlush Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww..so cute! Amazing job! Congrats on the Daily Deviant :heart:
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PsyKnight Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
:love: Gorgeous and adorable.
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Anime-Wolf-08 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow, this is amazing. Excellent use of details in the hair and fur. The lighting is also great. Good job on having this be a daily deviation.

XD it looks like the guy should be careful, or else his tail might get singed.
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Why thank you, that's very kind of you! :3
Haha, you're not the first to say that, I hadn't meant for it to look so close to the flame!
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Anime-Wolf-08 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist
You're welcome, the recognition for this is well deserved. :D
^^; I guess not... Oh well, it's the moment at hand that matters.

You're actually the first deviant that I've seen actually respond to given comments for a daily deviation. I respect that.
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Well, sure, I don't respond to absolutely every comment, but I do try to let people know how much I appreciate their comments :3
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Anime-Wolf-08 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist
Right, it must be difficult to respond to all of the dozens of comments you get for it. But at least you try, which is what matters. But again, congratulations.

I don't know if this is true or not, but I feel that if someone never replies to any comments they get it kind of gives a sense of ingratitude for them. ^^;
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Well, I don't tend to reply to one worded/one sentence comments, but I understand the feeling of ingratitude, it really does give off that air. However, I do think some people are just oblivious and don't mean to appear as sort of snobbish as they are doing by never replying to even long, thought out comments and critiques.
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Anime-Wolf-08 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist
Right, the usual one-line comments with something like "Awesome, man :+fav:" don't really lead anywhere.
I've even had to learn to give more thought into giving comments by looking for something in the deviation to talk about. Those tend to lead to a better response apart from the usual "Thank you" But even a simple thanks is good. But you can even give a lot of thought without going on and on with compliments. As long as the artist takes a few minutes to respond to a few good comments they've recieved. :)
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