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EDIT2: Holy sweet cupcakes! Been gone for months, first login and I see this! I am delighted to get this DD. Despite it being an older piece I am still very proud of it. Thanks so much sugarpoultry and KovoWolf for this DD.
Also, thanks to everyone else for faving and commenting. I feel honoured. I am also happy about the DD since it gives all those awesome tutorials the regocnition they deserve.

EDIT: Per request from the commissioner I'll show you a few tutorials and resources I use or I have learnt from some of the techniques I often use in my pictures.
I will list a few of the tutorials I learnt my techniques from the most or that are just plain awesome.

Overall approach to drawing: perzo.deviantart.com/art/All-m…
Not exactly how I do it, but I tend to start out with a greyscale base and build my colors on top of it.

Rocks: ciameth.deviantart.com/art/Cia… Not what I use often, but has great techniques.
scarypet.deviantart.com/art/Sc… Not what I use, but I have it in my collection.
nathie.deviantart.com/art/Rock… HOT DAMN! My fav tut. Watch out for the artist's descriptions especially of this one, he links to great custom brushes you'll need for this tut.

Trees:
vandervals.deviantart.com/art/… I commissioned this one myself. Great fellow artist and an easy tut.
silverwolve.deviantart.com/art… Mostly for the bark section.
nathie.deviantart.com/art/How-… Hmm, nathie is a genius. I actually used his tree tut for the rocks in the back, because the brushes that come with the tut are perfect.
nathie.deviantart.com/art/Quic… Great one, same artist.
applesin.deviantart.com/art/La… Digital speedpainting vid. Watch it, learn from it.
calisto-lynn.deviantart.com/ar… All time fav tree tut. It's a three part tut, you need to read every part.

Background in general:
nika-wolfgirl.deviantart.com/a… Love the cloud section on this one.
foxbane.deviantart.com/art/Tut… Awesome clouds here.
aeterne.deviantart.com/art/Dig… Love the lighting here.

Grass:
My way of drawing grass is based on this tut: nathie.deviantart.com/art/How-…
And I use A LOT of custom grass brushes. Just search dA for grass brushes.

Fur is based on this walkthrough: jocarra.deviantart.com/art/Mom… Looked through the artis'ts gallery and you'll find lots more.

Eyes: souls-poison.deviantart.com/ar… My way of painting eyes is based on this tut. I use textured brushes to make them more interesting looking.
Texture is always good.

Resources I like to use:
nathies-stock.deviantart.com/g…
I use lfoliage brushes like this: mynti.deviantart.com/art/CS3-G…
You can find loads on dA, but they are very easy to make yourself. You will also mostlikely have to change Mynti's brushes, since unless you have a Wacom Intous, most tablets DO NOT support tilt. Mine doesn't so I had to fiddle with the settings to get the desired effect.

Last but not least take a look at my Stock and Resources Collection: icekrystal.deviantart.com/favo… And my Tutorial Collection: icekrystal.deviantart.com/favo…
THOSE ARE NOT MY OWN. Those are my favorite collection. I spent a lot of time browsing dA looking for good tutorials and resources and those are some of my favorite ones.

Still have questions, feel free to ask.
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Details:

The deed is done. And I am still alive.
I am not sure if I got everything right as cloudstar-wolf wanted. SHould there still be something missing, drop me a line.

Now I am tired. I need a short break, forgive me. I will list some of the tuts that helped me in creating this image later, on commissioners request.

For now, coffeetime.


Chars (c) to cloudstar-wolf
Do not use without permission. All artwork is (c) to Caleb J. Andrews (:devt0xicey<e:). Characters are (c) to their respective owner/s.
All rights reserved. Do not alter, copy, and/or redistribute.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-02-02
Their Sanctuary (with added tuts) by *T0xicEye
( suggested by many others! ) ( Suggested by sugarpoultry and Featured by KovoWolf )
:iconthetundrawolf:
"I like to pick fights teehee. But now that you've followed me back here... Meet Lug. My boyfriend."
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:iconazuris:
Azuris Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow Ses! It's even more beautiful!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconzawanarii:
Zawanarii Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Too much goldenwolfen in this.
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:iconthetundrawolf:
thetundrawolf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Boo, hiss.
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:iconvaalandil:
Vaalandil Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awsm! <333
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:iconopearl:
Opearl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good lord! Epic~ You can feel the energy!
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:iconcloudstar-wolf:
cloudstar-wolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   General Artist
Ahhh! Congrats on the DD!!!! :3 You deserve it for this piece!
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:icondoviecaba:
DovieCaba Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! 
Is there a story behind these two?
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:iconkai45:
Kai45 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Crazy good!!!!!!!!
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:iconhrtddy:
hrtddy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for tuts. It's will be useful... And work is awesome. 
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:iconlilylaughs:
lilylaughs Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
So stunning. I examined this for quite a while. I don't think I understand it completely, but it is so marvelous! Thanks for making this, lily.
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:iconkhunei:
Khunei Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg *-* is so amazing !!!! :squee: the details are wonderful!~ 
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:iconkuro-kai08:
kuro-kai08 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
awesome work
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:iconnitelyhallow:
NitelyHallow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You go weeks without appearing on D.A. I can't imagine when you come back and see that you received a DD. Good luck catching up with all the comments haha.  Hope you are doing well and congratulations 
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:iconkodimarto:
Kodimarto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Filmographer
Very beautiful. :)
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:iconivyscarlet:
IvyScarlet Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
soo cool :)
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:iconjunie-d:
Junie-D Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Very interesting piece. :meow:
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I worry for the white wolf. :(
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:iconsilverbacksis:
SilverbackSis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Look at all that detail. It's amazing.
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:iconvixendra:
VixenDra Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, but what's going on?
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:iconschneefuechsin:
Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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:iconlunewen:
Lunewen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
you totally deserve this daily deviation, hon !
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:iconstygma:
Stygma Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations for the DD! :la:
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful work. Thanks for all the useful links and congrats on the DD!
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:icontoyger:
Toyger Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! =D

I also want to thank you for all the links =^_^=
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:iconudtheaesir:
UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww, lovely!
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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:icontruthistruth:
TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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:icondatviperfangs:
datviperfangs Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep this is enough for me!
*clicks watch button*
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:iconcloudstreamer:
Cloudstreamer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHAHAHHA I just did the same thing bro~!! llD



GREAT JOB ON THE DD MY DEAR~!
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:icondatviperfangs:
datviperfangs Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//thumbs up
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconsoldat555:
soldat555 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomely done. :)
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:iconblazi76:
blazi76 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome . Congratulations on DD  :D
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:iconmarethyn:
Marethyn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Wow! Stunning!
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:iconsaddust:
Saddust Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Coffee time well deserved.
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:iconcreatedit:
Createdit Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for these tutorials! and this piece is amazing, consider yourself watched! :}
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:iconriiwinchester:
RiiWinchester Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have some serious talent. This is amazing!
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:icondragonvampriss:
DragonVampriss Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice!
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:iconmegazerik:
megazerik Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
i wanna ask, what is the exact story in this pic? did the black one defend his mate from someone? was the white one hurt by someone and is now holding back the black one from hunting them down? i wanna know. but its still very beutiful
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:iconthepantybandit:
Thepantybandit Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
WOW!
just stunning!
the amount of detail is amazing!!!! O.O
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:iconshayaroseis:
ShayarosEis Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I really like the scenery! very atmospheric! ^^
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:icont0xiceye:
T0xicEye Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. I am very happy how it turned out. At first I struggled a lot with it, but in the end it was totally worth it.
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:iconshayaroseis:
ShayarosEis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
^^
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:iconkamexxthewolf:
KamexxTheWolf Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
This is just gorgeous!!!! :XD:
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:icont0xiceye:
T0xicEye Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. c:
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful, just stunning work and detail. SO awesome that you put all the resources up. Very nifty. ^^ Kudos, I get the feeling this will be a DD soon. haha
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:icont0xiceye:
T0xicEye Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
c: Why thank you. I am very happy about the result, especially looking back on how much I struggled at first with the background.
Now that would be totally awesome to get a DD on this, since I am very proud of it.
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It totally deserves one. I wonder if anyone has noted Kovo. If not, I guess I will. :)
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