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New Dawn by Chimaerix
New Dawn
HAPPY 2015!

I hope this counts towards the DotW January MSE!

My main focus was on background, colors, different types of brushes, and other various effects. I started out with a black textured brush and painted the foremost trees, later painting the ones behind on bottom layers and lowering the opacity. I also attempted to paint snow, and I have to say that I'm not ashamed with the results. There's still something off that bugs me about the picture though. Maybe it's Phen, who's just sitting there for no reason?

I also used a ridiculous amount of overlay in order to manipulate the colors a little bit.

I had to download some nature brushes for the ferns and I used a default textured brush for the grass. I also downloaded a cloud brush for the clouds.
I usually hate drawing backgrounds but this was actually a lot of fun! So thank you admins for making this MSE so I could try something new. Hopefully my backgrounds in the future will look a little less terrible.



- This scene takes place in a small patch of spruce forest, just around Brisbane Woods where the Vale is now. Except Phen stumbled upon this area before the pack was established and only rested here momentarily to refuel and get some rest. She's just woken up and is still kind of brooding about her scuffle with Stallion (hence the scars on her face). But they'll fade with time. She's also gotten a tad bit thinner and more tired-looking due to her inexperience as a loner.

She smells wolves in the distance too. AN ENTIRE HOARD OF THEM LED BY 50+ NEW USERS. Ohgod.

Phen (c) ME
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Elk by Chimaerix
Elk
Well, frick. I always forget what I want to say as soon as I start uploading. Maybe I should start with the story? Okay.

Phen was sick and tired of wandering the same old land, hunting the same old prey, and meeting the same old people. She always believed that new experiences would help her learn, but it became increasingly clear that she was going nowhere. She needed to move on, if only for a while. So she quitted her old home and headed south, the warm climate a welcome change to the cold winters of the north.

Unfortunately, the further south she ran, the lonelier and more desolate the land became. There were no wolves, and trees were close to nonexistent in the wide open plains she found herself in. Chilling winds quarreled with her every day. There were, however, a couple unexpected benefits. She became more vigilant, more hardened, and more tactful. The direct winds developed her senses and gave her a more stable stance. New herbs and plants revealed themselves to her. And there was a new prey she had never encountered before; Caribou, a dangerous ungulate that bore antlers whether they were male or female. And plenty of plains hares.

Phen was correct to think that the area was deprived of others until she met up with a band of wolves herself. With an alpha male and female leading the group and their three young offspring accompanying them, they were too small to be considered a pack and therefore didn't have a territory. But they were the start of one, that was certain. And to Phen's surprise, they had branched off of a clan that had come from many regions and had thrived for decades. They may have been small, but they were knowledgeable.

Despite the abundance of prey, chasing them across such a rugged and stone-laden terrain was not Phen's specialty. The rogues could tell that immediately, and feeling pity for the half-starved female, decided to take her under their wing until she adjusted. Phen asked for their teachings. Surprised but amused, they accept.

    "Do not be tempted to approach the elk in the wind's direction. They are powerful and will smell you immediately. Run with your body parallel to the wind; You must be as straight as a rough-legged hawk through a storm, or a copperhead as it strikes. Your spine is elastic- Can you feel it pulling on your shoulders and thighs as they thrust you forward? The ground is uneven- You must pull your head back when it slopes and bend it down when it declines. The prey is the target, but the rocks are obstacles. You have claws- Use them for sharp turns. Remember these things".

One day, Phen asks that she must once again return to the land she had come from. But the male is unwilling to let his pupil go without her proving that his efforts were of usefulness. He and his wolves watch from a safe distance as Phen approaches a herd.

She runs. The elk scatter. She pursues it. It stumbles and falls down a short cliff, and Phen, too determined on making her teacher proud, dives in as well.

She gets her prize, by the way. But after falling about ten feet, rolling down a hill studded in sharp rocks, being crushed under a cow elk, and almost killing herself. Phen the moron strikes again.

This actually started out as a sketchdump but I got inspired and turned it into a comic. So the sequencing and positions are kind of awful. Just enjoy comic, okay?

I'm almost embarrassed to submit this to the group. Geez.

Phen (c) Me

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Sparkanine Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stop stalking my page and not saying hi!! Lol. x3
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Chimaerix Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
lol I will never stop stalking your page :eyes: /lurks around
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Sparkanine Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD
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Wolf-Chalk Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hiiiiiiii
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Chimaerix Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
heeyyyy :0 How you doin?
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Wolf-Chalk Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
doin' ok, tired and bored lol you?
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Chimaerix Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Busying myself with school stuff, mostly HW and SATs. Junior year sucks >:c
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Sparkanine Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Chimaerix Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
FFFFF
oh my god
im dying
I love, love this SO MUCH. I just realized how awesome they look side by side.
I just want to eat them both
Thank you so much for getting one for Phen asdf she looks so grumpy and adorable!
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Sparkanine Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IKR!!! I put them both in my story box and it is so cute!!!! 
I can only imagin Phen barking at Razor and him rolling his eyes at her as she is huffing and puffing at him! LOL!!
I can't wait til he comes back to the group, eeeee!!! Only like.. eight or so more weeks!~ Haha. x3
We so need to RP Phen and Copper soon too! :D
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