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King Of Autumn Leaves by GoreHounde King Of Autumn Leaves by GoreHounde
"The Sovereign Ruler of the Sea of Trees, Lord of Autumn Leaves, and friend of Magpies."

FINALLY.
THIS IS DONE.

Over a year and a half in the making. Wow. This was started summer of 2012, while I was on Holiday in Normandy. I'm fascinated by birds, especially Corvids, and Europe is full of Magpies. Magpies, Magpies everywhere! I love those little demons, they're such a pain in the ass, but they're so beautiful! I started the sketch in June, inked the main figure (sans wings) within a day, coloured him (again, without wings) within the week, and then....he sat in my portfolio, sad and unfinished, for a year and a half.
It was just last night that around nine o'clock, I pulled him out, stared at him, and said "I am going to finish you".
And then I did.

Also, I'm a horrible sucker for sticking wings on anything non-avian, and this is proof enough.
This is the first time I've attempted a REAL background in -years-, but watercolours are awesome.

I'm going to be putting him up for auction in the art show at Further Confusion 2014 in a week and a half! He has been sealed, framed and looks beautiful, I kind of don't want to let him go.

8.5" x 11" Bristol Paper
Ink, marker, coloured pencils, watercolours.
Approx. 8~9 hours of work
Art (C) GoreHounde
Please do not use/repost without permission or claim as your own!
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PandemicFoxes Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh this is gorgeoussss :drool:
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Peachfuzz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
This came out wonderfully well! I love the way you color. The fur and feather textures on the character came out especially great, but I also like how you pulled off the tree bark and leafy boughs in the scenery. Just enough detail to be instantly recognizable and visually interesting without detracting from the main figure, so he stands out in terms of both texture and color, as his black and white motif strikes a lovely contrast to the earthy browns and delicious oranges of the background. :nod: Same for his magpie familiars. Awesome work, all around!
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unicornangel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so pretty!  beautiful job
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GoreHounde Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Queenofdragins Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
IF THERE IS A SUCH THING AS AN ART GOD,ITS RIGHT HERE :T

Realllyyyyy,am in love with this!All of THIS!I love the character,the design,the colors,everything!I can see why it took you so long,this is very gorgeous!I love the way you draw wings,and paws,you have such an eye for flawless anatomy!I still admire the way you easily blend any and all colors too!Just,please,keep filling my inbox with more love like this mm'kay?:>
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HanneDobermann Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good thing you finished this! It looks amazing!!! I love the fall background! :D
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GoreHounde Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!!! :hug:
Oh man, the trees....trees have never been such a pain in my life before xD
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HanneDobermann Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! I'm always scared to attempt backgrounds. like....what if I lose interest or mess it up? 
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GoreHounde Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh god, yeah, I know the feeling! With this guy, I just picked up my watercolour brush and just started painting trees without any references or idea of where I was going with it. The entire time I was just thinking "DON'T SCREW UP, DON'T SCREW UP, PLEASE GOD DON'T LET ME SCREW UP" xD
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HanneDobermann Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*entirely me*
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