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Raksha by elektroyu Raksha by elektroyu
Portrait of *Czertice's beautiful Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Raksha.
I immediately fell in love with Raksha when I saw her for the first time and the photo I worked from had so much beauty that I wanted to try and capture it in a painting.
That's also the reason why I chose a very dark background, because I wanted to bring out her perfect silhouette.

This is a painting I could paint on forever, but I'm calling it finished now after around 26 hours of painting (spread over a couple of months). It still has some anatomy issues that bug me, but I'm trying to get it better next time.

Reference photo [link] used with kind permission by :iconczertice:

Acrylic on watercolor paper, A3.
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:iconhachiko-wolf-dog:
Hachiko-Wolf-Dog Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect *OOOOOO*
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whitekratoswolf Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! And I've fallen in love with her, too! She's such a beautiful dog. <3
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:iconelektroyu:
elektroyu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D And yes, she is absolutely. No wonder you fell for her, too. :giggle:
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shifaikia Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
This is amazing! I love it!
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:iconelektroyu:
elektroyu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! I'm happy you like it! :hug:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
This is brilliant work. The textures are great and I love the light on her coat, and her expression.
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:iconelektroyu:
elektroyu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I'm happy you like it! :D
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Masanori-Art Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lifelike! Well done my friend. :hug:
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:iconelektroyu:
elektroyu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I'm happy you like it! :D :heart:
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Masanori-Art Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome and I did! :hug: :heart:
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HaiganiDaReal Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This portrait is absolutely beautiful, it's definitely going into my favorites.
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:iconelektroyu:
elektroyu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconechiax:
echiax Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
It's beautiful! I moved it to the featured folder and submitted it to another two of the groups I'm an admin in to try and show more people this work of art :D
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:iconelektroyu:
elektroyu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much, I'm happy you like it! :D And thank you as well for featuring and submitting it, I really appreciate the support!
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echiax Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
No problem :D
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:iconczertice:
Czertice Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Josephine, this is amazing! It's so realistic that I can actually recognize Raksha's traits even though it is not wallpaper-sized. I love it! I'm very grateful that you've chosen Raksha's picture;]
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elektroyu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! I'm very happy I got her right, it definitely was a challenge! A good one, I learned a lot by painting her. And she's the most beautiful Czechoslovakian Wolfdog I saw up till now, so I really wanted to paint her. Thank you for allowring me to, I really, really appreciate it! :hug:
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:iconczertice:
Czertice Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Right back at you :hug: And thank you.
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JamJams Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That fur detail, is simply gorgeous.
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:iconelektroyu:
elektroyu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! The fur gave me most troubles, but I learned a lot by painting it.
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CucumberLove Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning. The fur was done extremely well, and I really love the pose. It's simple but also slightly dynamic as well. The face is sooo pretty. AND PAWS. <3333 Agh, your art is forever amazing.
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elektroyu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, that's what I really liked about the pose, too. And well, Raksha is a very pretty dog, so that compliment goes to her! :giggle:
Thank you!
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CucumberLove Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) You are very welcome!
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GunChica Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WOW!! This is amazing!!!!! Holy crap, you are very talented!!!
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:iconelektroyu:
elektroyu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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GunChica Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no prob!
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