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*shideh's contest prize painting, featuring her character Terra as a child, with her fox and bird companions as babies, also. I had fun with the little birds in the nest! :D Terra is such a unique character with wonderful attributes and colors; she was very interesting and challenging to paint. I'm not used to working with bright red hair, or with fur. I put far more time and effort into this than it shows...I guess my painting muse isn't fully awake yet. ^__^;

Yay for Spring!

You can find the pencil lineart here:

Terra © :iconshideh:
Artwork ©me [link]
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail in your art is just breathtaking... and this is so sweet! :iconawwwplz:
gudruna Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
very beautiful
ShillMynara Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful concept n coloring
DarkFoxDragon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Name's Taryn... some people call me Terra.
I have red hair.
And a deep love for foxes...

What are the odds.
LearninToFly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks exactly like one of characters in one of my stories, Nerishka! Beautiful picture, dear :)
PraiseAdonai Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Wow!! I really love your gallery..
Sunshine-tapir Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Aw so pretty!!!
Bluefairy-16 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:heart: it
allycat16 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
omg foxes are my favorite animals! thanks for sharing your talent with us
Insaneymaney Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so goood...what computer stuff did u use?
cadmey Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
amazing detail :D
yurikorei2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Beautiful. i love you mode to work. great job ^^
clowcard27 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
so, so, so beautiful.
SillyMuffinMe Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
So extremely beautiful ;o;
Astera-T Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
So sweet and young...the colors are brilliant. :)
minichopsticks Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Love the coloring and the texture is just awesome! Somehow, this drawing reminds me of a bedtime story when I was a little kid.
vamp-kitty-meow Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful!
kath-mandu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Colorful, sweet and bursting with the essence of new life. Everything about this piece just speaks to me of hope and bright beginnings. Fabulous job! :+fav:
DarkNessie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist
So cute :3 Love it :)
autumncyn Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
awwwwwwww lovely i can see so much of affection :) love you & your work :)
Lulie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Pull the other one, your muse is live and well! That fur is just gorgeous. It looks so soft. It feels like and reminds me of childhood: playing with a cuddly toy as if it's real, being interested in things like birds' nests, and a relaxed carefree nature.
Heylenne Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
....So gentle! So... furry! I LOVE it! :teddy:

I adore the way you drew the little fox... it's so soft and cute and... furry! *o*
And not everyone manages to draw animals properly. o.o
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of the greatest pieces I've ever seen in my life, everything is just stunning! Wonderful composition, so well balanced! The coloring and detail is such a delight to look at
samisaywhat Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student General Artist
This picture is so magical! I love the way you drew everything, especially the little birdies. The colouring is also well done :)
NessaSilverwolf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiful !
svet-svet Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Your wonderful art is featured in my Journal [link]
Saimain Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! That is very sweet of you. :)
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing and lovely. ; u ; <3
ReztriKted Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! Everything from the girl to the fox, to the mushrooms, I love it all.
neko810 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
So beautiful ! :)
RainyDayFun Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! That fox is adorable! What a cute face! I like the fat little blue bird, too. You do such an incredible job on moss.
silverwizardmon Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Student General Artist
pure just, wow. incredible!
Ryivhnn Featured By Owner May 21, 2010   Digital Artist
Aww that is so children's story book.
UrsulaPatch Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
:aww: I want to cuddle with the fox and the birdies too!
MiuraEri Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Really beautiful! the colors are amazing and the drawing is really greate, good work..^^
DoppelSeele Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Oh cute little fox...beautiful drawing!
LoneSeagull333 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010

It is brilliant, instant fave! :D
lavendyr Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Student General Artist
This is SO beautiful, just like the rest of your work! I love the colors :D
prismadragonfly Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Wow, this is beautiful! It looks like it belongs on the cover of a fantasy book. I guess that
applies to all of your wonderful pieces, but I can really seen this one on a cover for some
reason. The colors and composition are fantastic. Everything seems to flow together flawlessly.
The tree is gorgeous, but that little fox is darling and I love his slightly curly fur.

Beautiful!!! :heart:
Saimain Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! The fur was a challenge I'd rather not attempt again, but I'm happy that it turned out well enough in the end. This was a fun piece. :)
Falcolf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Awwww soooo cute :heart:
Neosun7 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Such beautiful colors and shading! The lighting is gorgeous! Wonderful!
Atenea217 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
This is gorgeous!!!
Nana-cat Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Awwwwww!!! Too kawaii :D As always, beautifully detailed, and spectacular as a whole. I love the way her hair flows into the fox's fur!
Kapten-N Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Beautiful! :D
WithoutHopeLostChild Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Oh wow. Look at that fur. For somebody who doesn't seem to think that your effort shows, lemme tell you, your skill makes me jealous every time I see it. Truly amazing. breathtaking... And I long for soft and fuzzy things now. Thanks. lol.


Great job. Course, I'll continue to stalk your work, cause I love it all, so maybe you should ignore me x.x
xBluepearlx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
So cute,colorful,lovely and full of details.Great job!
JH-Kael Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
tha facepaint is a nice touch, like it.
Ariisu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am in LOVE with this one! Beautifully done! :heart:
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
I love the way you colored this. It is beautiful. c:
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