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Deep Breath by Snow-Owl Deep Breath by Snow-Owl
Howling ghost they reappear
In mountains that are stacked with fear
But you're a king and I'm a lion-heart.
A lion-heart.

Of Monsters and Men ~ 'King and Lionheart'



Hi,
Lately there were quite a few changes in my daily life and I couldn't really get down to beloved pencils for as much time as I would've really wished to. And I really missed you here on dA!! :glomp: However, this also inspired a new drawing, which is all about new discoveries.

This one took a while and it was quite a challenge, both for new objects, like fur, and for new techniques - combining charcoal with graphite (for the first time!), but I'd like to believe it was worth it. I hope you enjoy it, as much as I enjoyed creating it.

It's based on a very inspiring photograph by the talented photographer Sam:
:iconcagedfury86: [link]

Close-up's here: [link]
WIPs might be coming soon, just have to stick them nicely together ;)
Please let me know if it appears too light or too dark on your monitor.

Have the most amazing Spring :heart:

My :facebook: [link]

Materials:
*HB and 2B lead mechanical pencils
*Charcoal pencil (medium soft)
*Slightly grainy watercolour paper, size 37 x 24,5 cm
*Kneadable and simple erasers
*Cotton wool for some blending
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:icontpallier:
tpallier Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely artwork :-)
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Superb!!!
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:iconagnes21:
agnes21 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Love it! :D (Big Grin) 
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DausenMoore-Art Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Great job! what kind of paper do you use?
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:iconbloodtiesss:
Bloodtiesss Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic, really good
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmathubex:
mathubex Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THis is so beautiful!! How do you work around textures, like the hairs?? I really love your art.
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! A thin slice of a soft eraser helps to bring out the little strands of hair.
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:iconmathubex:
mathubex Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome, and thanks for the tip too, i never thought to do it that way. :)
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

Hello :wave:

Featured your beautiful work here carol-moore.deviantart.com/jou…

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:iconliamreading:
LiamReading Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you're fuggin amazing
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:iconsophiaazhou:
sophiaazhou Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
you have so much talent. :heart:
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:iconsuanin:
Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, this is lovely! Well done! :clap:
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :hug:
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing detail - awesome pencil work!
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, Carol! :)
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:iconstuntedsanity:
stuntedsanity Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful work as always - the fur looks magnificent!
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm late with my reply, but still - thank you so much! ;)
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:iconstuntedsanity:
stuntedsanity Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist
My pleasure ;)
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:iconcrusaide-nino:
Crusaide-Nino Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks AWESOME!!! Great work! SO REALISTIC!!!
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the kind words! :)
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:iconcrusaide-nino:
Crusaide-Nino Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
NP
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing! :heart: I absolutely love the details in his mane, and the look you managed to catch in his eyes. Awesome job!
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so late to reply, but thank you so, so much for your constant support! :hug:
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Naww, you're welcome! :hug:
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truly beautiful, I'm speechless!
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Simona :wave:
Your beautiful drawing has been featured in my journal :heart: [link]
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! :D
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rick, I'm so late to rely, but still, thanks very much for your support! :hug: Hope you're doing great these days!
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No probs, yes and thanks!! :D
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:icon250981:
250981 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap:
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:iconsusanjo:
susanjo Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Magnificent!!
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:iconcelissasharron:
CelissaSharron Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful,
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W444GH Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconolaf68:
Olaf68 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconnunopadilha1974:
nunopadilha1974 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
what a great work
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:iconcolouredart:
ColouredArt Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful!
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:iconfer554:
Fer554 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Waua nice kitty, I drew a lion myself recently and I have to admit yours is way better!!
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconjoniwagnerart:
joniwagnerart Featured By Owner May 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is awesome. Background/Foreground makes me think of Aslan.
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) I love your own work very much! Indeed, while adding stars, had an idea it might appear like Aslan. I didn't really have him in mind while drawing, but I'm not against this interpretation, either - it's such a wonderful character. :)
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:iconsekhmets-child:
Sekhmets-child Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning work, the detail in this is outstanding. :iconwowplz:
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank youuu! :hug:
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love: Featured here: [link]
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:iconireneshpak:
IreneShpak Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Irene!! :)
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Jeroen88 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!!
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Beautiful & enchanting work!
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