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Cleansed by little-owlette Cleansed by little-owlette
It had always seemed necessary -- that final moment of cleansing, giving back to the earth what he had taken away. It was not enough merely to lick the blood away -- to do so would have been animal, barbaric. No, this was a necessity -- an act of penance and grief, washing the blood from the hands which had taken yet another life.

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I spent way too long on this, and yet I still can't call it finished!
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Given 2012-10-04
Cleansed by ~little-owlette shows great depth in imagination, detail and a superb background that makes you feel so cold yet warm. It reels you into the scene and makes you wonder. ( Featured by KovoWolf )

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PrinceOfArc Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The written description really makes it. It's a great piece.
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ForeignButterfly Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Wow this background is just incredible!!!
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:iconxxinsanityx:
XxInsanityX Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, very beautiful and emotive. I love your use of lighting :)
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:iconvaliahfang:
Valiahfang Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so gorgeous, and the written portion to go along with it only adds to the beauty. <3
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sages-sweetblasphemy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
This is so pretty X3
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:iconlittle-owlette:
little-owlette Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :dummy:
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:iconthresholdofoblivion:
ThresholdOfOblivion Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the emotion in this piece :)
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:iconlittle-owlette:
little-owlette Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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:icongalaxywriter:
galaxywriter Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconlittle-owlette:
little-owlette Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
It's my pleasure! :)
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:iconzarine-aybara:
Zarine-Aybara Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That is beautiful!!
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:icongordonjugah:
gordonjugah Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Very detailed! Nice colors and concept! It really shows the expression very well!
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:iconashleyjordan:
ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a masterpiece. This is stunning, so much symbolism, an intense and intimate moment with such a marvelous world you've created!
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:iconshadowpuppet-studios:
shadowpuppet-studios Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous work.
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:iconthatlonerchick:
thatLONERchick Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
This is wonderful.
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:iconpksketch:
PKSketch Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
First off i just want to say.. AMAZING! This has me dumbfounded right now. It's so cool. I really love the way you created the suns reflection on the water. :meow:

Congrats on the DD as well! Keep up the great work. :D
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:iconsteampunktransbot:
steampunktransbot Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
this picture evokes powerful emotions....the way you've made the light sweep in and the mood of the forest is simply amazing...
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:iconkaseyann73:
kaseyann73 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
what this image does for me, is combine human emotion with animal instinct in a way i never thought about...not so far fetched. Makes me think of my cat Roxy...we love each other dearly, yet she can slice me open if I cross the line. I love it!
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TinyLittleFirefly Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Lovely
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:iconpearl-whisper:
pearl-whisper Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But but your a tiger... and killing is what you do, its nature, its order. There is no shame to it. Violence through necessity is no evil. Only those who kill for no purpose should fear judgement
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible! I'm just wondering if that's his hands that are covered in blood or if he's holding a dead bird or something. I can't really tell. XD
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newmanaccount Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful. I love the emotion you captured with this piece, the feeling of helplessness at one's destructive nature, and shame as to its effects, but of integrity and hope despite that.
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:icongoliath-artistry:
Goliath-Artistry Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconenaicioh:
Enaicioh Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Wow this image is spectacular, and the message is profound. I love the focus of light on the tiger-man.
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:iconrbananas:
Rbananas Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
The colors are beautiful.
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:iconfalathiel-valasilwen:
Falathiel-Valasilwen Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i should be doing my homework but im here instead.
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:iconccura:
ccura Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist
What do you mean you can't call it finished? It's a Daily Deviation! You're finished. :D
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:iconlittle-owlette:
little-owlette Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: Well I guess you're right! Thank you.
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:iconccura:
ccura Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist
And it looks great by the way.
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:iconcaco007:
caco007 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
muito bom
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:iconbackscratchcat:
BackScratchCat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the lighting!
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:iconleomon90:
Leomon90 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
is very nice! i love tigers :D
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:iconbrunoprata:
BrunoPrata Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Man...wow...that's absolutely great... what software? SketchBook pro? Painter? Well done!
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:iconlittle-owlette:
little-owlette Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I use photoshop! Usually only a regular round brush, but sometimes I use special textures and brushes to help flesh out a painting. c:
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:iconmurphysmate:
murphysmate Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Incredible! I especially love the birds and background; very peaceful and contrasting with the tiger and blood.
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
Woah this is so beautiful and poignant. Well done.
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:iconkitkittykat:
KitKittyKat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow this is sooooo awesome!!!!!! How did you do this???
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:iconkindergartenteacher:
KindergartenTeacher Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Does that DD finish it for you? ;) Congratulations and my sincere admiration and awe. :wow:
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:iconblackstar707:
blackstar707 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The lighting and attention to detail are astounding! I love the little excerpt as well. It provides a lot of emphasis on the emotion being displaying in the picture. :clap:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the colors - the whole scene is well done - with the ripples in the water, the lighting, the shadows and the birds!
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Ebineyflower Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful
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Myselfsama Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
A work is never done, only abandoned. My favorite part of this image is definitely the colors of the environment. Particularly the water's behavior to light.
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BladeNeo123 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
very good and its an amassing picture
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:iconmaaykeklaver:
MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD!
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:iconthestjohnlady1:
thestjohnlady1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Holy bat droppings batman ~ this isn't finished???
It's bloody amazing!!!
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:iconlynnduffy:
LynnDuffy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi

This is an extraordinary Painting. The concept is so moving and your creativeness in expressing it is fantastic. It hits me hard and reminds me very much of disney's Bambi and other such movies In that it has the same emotional impact in this style as they do.
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:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
:onfire: ... excellent!
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darkness846 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
beautiful
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