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Distraction by Exarrdian Distraction by Exarrdian
That's what she is! A skillful distraction! It was meant to be lounge, read, chillax pic but... let's be honest, who would do that if their partner has pointy ears? :giggle:

And another lovey dovey, cuddle pic before I sink into commission work this week. It was a sketch at first but I decided to try a proper background and then started experimenting with the ambient light and it ended as a complete picture. ^^;
I'm really happy with my background. Those who know me for a while know how I struggle with interiors even if it is not center of the picture.
This is sadly the original size. I should have made it bigger before I started to line art it. :no:

Paint tool SAI
Photoshop CS4 for color balance
A lovely Sunday afternoon.

Ariessa is (c) to me.
Clydance is (c) to ~DBomber Poor guy, I keep using his characters for practice. :XD:
Please don't use this artwork without my permission.

Thank you for viewing!

I am so drawing something more action-y next, honest!
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
The best of october in comic & cartoon category in :iconparadiseofartists:.  You're featured in our blog: paradiseofartists.deviantart.c… and in our gallery: justsitback.deviantart.com/?rs…

CONGRATULATIONS! :icongrin--plz:
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is a great honor! Thank you! :love:
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Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is a very sweet picture with a relaxing and playful atmosphere. :D So cute!!! Lovely lighting too!!
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Now I fear I will never get anything with such good lighting ever again! X'D
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:iconpurplefire40:
Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nah, your lighting will continue to get better and better!
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:iconape-the-impaler:
Ape-the-Impaler Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable! Great work with the lighting. :w00t:
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconape-the-impaler:
Ape-the-Impaler Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Poki-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
good job! i'd like to distract certain someone in this way :D
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ditto! :XD:
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DrMadison Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The best kind of distraction...
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely is! :giggle:
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MelZayas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love the lighting, and the position of their bodies is so realistic. :)
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's certainly hard to get those cuddle or hug poses look realistic so this feels like such a big achievement for me! :nod:
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Tigryph Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know how that goes. Only my distraction has four legs and black and white fur. 38 Same thing right? :shot:

Very nicely done! I love their poses, the expressions, and the lighting especially. XD Poor man getting his ear tweaked on. Seems he's taking it in stride though. XD
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If it's equally distracting it should count for the same! :giggle:

He certainly enjoys it.  >> He is the type who loves attention. :XD:
And thank you! :hug:
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Tigryph Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dahaha. XD

Gotta love the peacock characters. ;3; They're fun to play!
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pytryseck Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
love the humour of it :D
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Hedrick-CS Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love it! XD You know that you really should make a Tutorial? XD
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Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hedrick! :hug: Thank you so much!
Will you be interested? I could make one for this picture especially, given how I actually used some different technique than how I normally shade. ^^;
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Hedrick-CS Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, absolutely on this one, I whoud be more than interested.
The colors and the lighting work so well ! *o*
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Billiam-X Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Amazing choice of colouring! Keep up the good work!
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, kindly! :thanks:
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Fabiring Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just looking at this makes me smile and feel all warm and happy! Such lovely couple with adorable interactions. Ariessa's an energy ball and Clyde seems to find this refreshing! 

The colors are so beautiful in this one, and you really nailed that interior and lighing! (I'd like some of those silky sheets, thank you!)
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Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He certainly doesn't mind it! :D
Thanks sis! I should try practicing more interiors... when I feel like I won't lose hairs over it. ^^;
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ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Writer
Confound it woman! Will you stop fidgeting! I'm trying to expand your mind!!!
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
And then he will get pounced! 
It always works! :laughing:
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Arieskin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cool, I love it :la:
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, kindly! ^^
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l2awrling Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I love your couple pics omg... I just imagine all the cuteness that lead to thiiiiis!
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Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
All the cuteness that lead to this was mostly bickering, lots of pouting, stomping and grumbling. :XD:
But it worked out at the end!
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l2awrling Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I just now noticed the ear pulling *is working on a pointy eared elf ear pic....* Aoibhell and Ariessa must discuss this pointy ear love together ++! Over lemon squares!
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She will suggest taking the target by surprise! :laughing:
That's what she does, most of the time.
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is so stunning! Their poses are adorable and the soft shading and warm lighting just adds to the warmth of the whole image. <3 Beautiful art.
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Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :glomp:
I'm so glad it seems to be looking alright for everyone. The colors looked too vibrant on my monitor and too washed out on my laptop...! :crying:
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MacCarrickLuv Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, totally understandable. :0 I'd rub those ears too. And nibble them. D:<!!!
I love your style! and backgrounds= evil spawn of satan.
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Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know, right? These ears there are just asking for it! She does nibble on them at times... :ninja: I think the pull is just the warning! :giggle:
Thank you very much! Yes, gosh these backgrounds! Satan really did it this time creating their existence! :shakefist:
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DazzlingEnd Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEsss, give me more cuddly pictures *u*. Great work! I'm glad this turned into an ambient lighting experiment. The shadows on the faces work really well, so I think it was a success! It's so great to see you uploading so much 8D
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Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The muse forces were with me this weekend q_q; I can only hope it will repeat. *sob*
Thank you! I'm surprised this one turned out so well! People seems to like it too! D8
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