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The Calm by thetigress
The Calm
Detailed colored sketch commission for :iconargentfatalis:

This art ties in with two other similar pieces which feature this same character (Andarra Bloodmane). "The Oncoming Storm", and "The Aftermath" are the other two art pieces in this picture trilogy. They share the same silhouette style presentation of the character along with the perspective placing the character toward the bottom right of the image.

More detailed info about the setting will be coming from :iconargentfatalis: very soon as he can do a much better job explaining than I can.
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I don't do requests, I don't do the points (ripping off the artists) bullshit, either. I don't do free art of any kind. There's even a stamp directly under my "Newest Deviations" section which states the same thing.

I make a living off of doing PAID commissions for people. It's my job. It's my only income aside from lawn mowing and yard work in the Spring and Summer, and if you have looked out the window recently you will see that yard work season is nearly over until at least March. Free doesn't put gas in my car or pay my bills. In fact, I don't even charge a "commercial rate" for my art. If I did, people would hate me even more. Most artists online already massively undercharge for their work, especially in the anthro community. I had to figure out a way to create a happy medium of getting a fair price for my work while also not scaring the commissioners away, and even still it's tough because of the quality and time I put into my artwork. Sometimes I still make under minimum wage per hour for certain things.

If this makes me sound like an asshole, I really don't give a shit. I stopped giving a damn about what people thought of me after high school.

And this is exactly why I hardly ever come to this place anymore. People want everything for free over here. From teenyboppers to full grown adults running a "business".
Cheetah by thetigress
Cheetah
I worked on this during my commission off hours and it was also a great way to test out my new tablet's capabilities.

This is a gift for one of my dearest friends. When she first came to my house and saw how many tiger posters/pictures I have in my room, she let it be known that she absolutely loves cheetahs. I love them, too. They are probably my second favorite feline after tigers. I kept that in mind and allotted some of my free time to make this for her as a gift.

This was also a great practice at a more absolute realism style which I have been trying to get better at. Sorry for the watermark but if I do not add one I will find this on sale on some website in another country or on someone elses' Zazzle or what have you.

I will be giving this to her over the weekend. At this time she has no idea I have made this. Looking forward to surprising her with it.
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Harmony by thetigress
Harmony
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"When I am with you I can do anything." -Goliath to Demona in Gargoyles

This is a long time in the making, and again like "Detox", Argent Fatalis made this possible for commissioning my time it took to make this.

This is the first time I have done Slick and Cleo in the same image in many years. This also gave me an opportunity to really show and flesh out their updated designs.

The meaning behind this image (besides the fact both of them are immensely enjoying themselves flying in the air on some futuristic flying devices) is absolute happiness and enjoyment with another person whom you really care deeply about.

The flying devices were actually inspired by the design of the Subaru Baja (my dream car which I was able to get early this year) It isn't blatant, but I wanted it to be inspired. Cleo's craft's color combo was inspired by the red and silver Baja. Slick's was going to be Yellow and silver (like my car) but due to the angle of his craft the yellow doesn't show.

In contrast to "Detox", this art symbolizes the overall upswing in my life now that I have been without any toxicity dragging me down. The enjoyment these two are showing was also inspired a bit by the absolute enjoyment and happiness I get when I am with my best friend playing basketball together. Besides getting my car, playing basketball and spending time with him has been some of my favorite moments of this year.
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I don't do requests, I don't do the points (ripping off the artists) bullshit, either. I don't do free art of any kind. There's even a stamp directly under my "Newest Deviations" section which states the same thing.

I make a living off of doing PAID commissions for people. It's my job. It's my only income aside from lawn mowing and yard work in the Spring and Summer, and if you have looked out the window recently you will see that yard work season is nearly over until at least March. Free doesn't put gas in my car or pay my bills. In fact, I don't even charge a "commercial rate" for my art. If I did, people would hate me even more. Most artists online already massively undercharge for their work, especially in the anthro community. I had to figure out a way to create a happy medium of getting a fair price for my work while also not scaring the commissioners away, and even still it's tough because of the quality and time I put into my artwork. Sometimes I still make under minimum wage per hour for certain things.

If this makes me sound like an asshole, I really don't give a shit. I stopped giving a damn about what people thought of me after high school.

And this is exactly why I hardly ever come to this place anymore. People want everything for free over here. From teenyboppers to full grown adults running a "business".

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BETA-TYSON Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice to hear from you again
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mufasa111 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Hi I used this work of yours: argentfatalis.deviantart.com/a…

I used it as a body base for this one, with proper credits of course: mufasa111.deviantart.com/art/A…
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thetigress Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's a really nice looking character design, and I really appreciate you using proper credits for the body base.
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PandaTJ Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*random hugs*
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DtheCadeyra Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you for the :+fav:! :aww:
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PandaTJ Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*massive panda hug*
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ZeroGirllove Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
tigers
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PandaTJ Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Merry Christmas Tigress :heart:
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michaelabow12 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Such beautiful art.
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HerbalDrink Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Say, I think one of your customers went to Subway. They wanted a veggie sandwich with just one thing.

Extra extra extra olives.
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