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Fire Forest Spirit by CatCouch Fire Forest Spirit by CatCouch
A quick 2-3 hour painting to push my texture, speed and environmental skills.

Remember: fires and forests don't mix. Exercise caution when summoning a fire forest spirit to do your bidding and don't mix them up with forest fire spirits~

Comments and critiques welcome!
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Wowee! The colors on here are simply magnificent. They seem to glow and shift and the light sources are different a feeling of distance and depth. I also love the use of silhouettes with a lot of the trees, but also the illumination of the grass that is closer to the fire spirit and some of the other light source. The little specks of light -- sparks, fireflies? -- are also a fine touch. The color scheme is also perfect for night time and makes me think of The Secret of Nimh, the film, with some of the colors and grounds used in that movie. Also, the fact that the spirit doesn't have a face feels appropriate, as does her "hair" literally being made of fire. Awesome, awesome work. : )
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PanzerMachinePL Featured By Owner 5 days ago
No one visits this masterpiece anymore?
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CatCouch Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I think anything that's placed as a full view piece on my profile gets lower view counts since you can see it without having to click on it.
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PanzerMachinePL Featured By Owner 4 days ago
If you see something wonderful like this then why don't have a closer look?
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Pet2341 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Oh my goodness! This is AMAZING!! 
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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DeathstarCocktail Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sometimes simplicity and spontaneity are the way to go.  I definitely like your other work but this is a really cool change of pace

I'm assuming you painted it in grayscale and then overlaid the color? 
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I really want to get a good process for art like this down. It's hard to replicate the same feel on character focused art.

I plan to be doing a lot more concept art now and less fan art to develop my own style a bit more. I don't want to get stuck trying to replicate other art styles like I have been with my Pokemon art. I'll still draw it though, just not as much.

I didn't paint this in grayscale actually, I used the overlay filter with soft low opacity brushes to push and blend colors that I blocked in early on. It works well when there's a lot of texture.
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DeathstarCocktail Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh I've never tried that.  Yeah, fan art is easy to fall into because you end up baring less of your soul to the public and generally don't have to worry about the already established Tim Buckleys of the internet coming across your work and deciding to be "inspired" by it (why 90% of my shit is fan art).  Though I guess with fan art you run the risk of depicting the characters in a way that will  inadvertently incite religious levels of indignation inside people who care WAY too much about the source material. 
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Knifapotamas Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful, great work! I love the bold colours, the layered depth of the scene, and the textured details of the foliage.
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you dig it! I definitely plan to do a few more like it as it's a very different process from my usual art~
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Sansssssssss Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL. this needs to go in  a gallery legit ._.
Kill La Kill Icon: Ryuuko 3 
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I really like how this one turned out too, I need to make for pieces with texture like this~
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epicyoshi21 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
Very cool :)
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~
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B-Man100 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
YEOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!! THIS SEX IS ON FIIIRREEEEEE............fire spirit:..Um.. Darling... don't be alarmed...
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I bet she gets sick of the Kings of Leon references. She's like a walking embodiment of that song~
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keymomo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015   Digital Artist
amazing colors!
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ZoevanRumt Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the colors and everything about it is beautiful!
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CatCouch Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm happy you like it so much~
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
That's such an incredibly powerful colour palette! Real strong and eye-catchy, i friggen luvvit!!
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Kelogsloops! That means a lot coming from someone with such beautiful color pallets such as yourself!
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Naw come on now!!!
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HoriaBlanda Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
daaaaaaamn!!
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Booze528 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's Beautiful!
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ArtClem Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, that would make a nice wallpaper
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Maybe I'll update it and make it large enough sometime~
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J4B Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love the lighting here.
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you do, this is one of my favorite pieces I've done~
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LadyMechanikx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student General Artist
really beautiful. love the feel of it <3
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Grutthilda Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Magical... 
Free - Navi Fairy from Legend of Zelda 
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed!

It could use more Navi though. "Hey!"
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OneEyedNeko Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LOVE the colors in this! <3
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks~ This was a rather successful color experiment.
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OneEyedNeko Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely! <3
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Cati-Saki Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the colors in this are amazing!! i am in love with this piece <33
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it so much!
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Cati-Saki Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob! It's amazing!
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ValeOfHearts Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Now this is just a straight up impressive use of color!
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's so cool I'm going to use that new-fangled comment feature on this!
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lovekite Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
the use of colors here is stunning!
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Ent0nia Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Love the lighting :D.
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, glad you like it!
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SabriMari Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Nice light effect!
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