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November 12, 2012
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Radiance by cerona Radiance by cerona


Dandy, a real-life Dutch Shepherd that belongs to a friend of my friend. She asked me to draw this beautiful boy as a Christmas present for her friend last year. I have always enjoyed painting lush, colourful Autumn scenes, and this one certainly took it one step further.

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Artwork © Malin Träisk
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ApliQue Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
First I have to tell that this is absolutely beautiful! Secondly are you using brushes for the leaf in the background? :D
Veiled-Bride Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
How do you do background so well?!! -dies-
Celleno Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
This one is so gorgeous. I love all the different colors of autumn that are depicted here. I've always liked how it seems you research your vegetation because you don't paint just one type of plant you paint many and that makes it more believable. I really do love those details in the dog and in the grass below him. Your style is just so fascinating and has really evolved over the years. I know you self taught yourself so it interests me to know you know how to use color. I suppose it gives hope for me because I struggle with it so much. ^^;
Unicornlover2300 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This version is even better... I love all the autumn colors and the peaceful atmosphere! :heart:
Zephyrnos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Aww so cute :3 This is like a real photo <3 ;)
Janaita Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Nevermind, I did a little bit of detective work, I'm guessing his name is Amidos Vän Dandy Rio. ;)
Janaita Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
What a beautiful painting of a dutchie! You made the breed very recognizable too :) Beautiful scenery and absolutely very beautiful dog :)
Do you know his full name, or kennel? I'm a real dutchie enthusiast myself .. ;)
TheRavensSoul Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
So gorgeous!!
PurrfectlyKind Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful. I feel I can reach out and thread my fingers through it's fur. What a beautiful Shepard!
Erwanna-Dragony Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. It's beautiful ! I wish I could draw that well ! *Will practice even more*
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