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Please Don't. by Steph-Laberis Please Don't. by Steph-Laberis
Most of my compositions for the book have been very "BAM! ANIMAL IN YO FACE!" but with the white tailed deer, I decided to push them into the background a bit. They're the quintessential prey animal; something always wants to kill them, whether a predator or a game hunter (hence why the shadows here are blood red), so I depicted them as I remember seeing them as a kid. Wary, pleading, never quite trusting... but always with Dad not too far behind.
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dreamndrum Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
The colors are stunning, and their expressions are so vivid. Just love the piece. *_*
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Bewildermunster Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, I really love the colors of this piece!
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FoxTone Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014   Digital Artist
When I first saw this it seemed like the yellow b/g was in front of the trees, it was weird. But very nice drawing!
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome trees.  And I like how Dad fades into the background a little bit.
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GwinnaTheWildLizard Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   General Artist
These guys were a big part of my childhood, and you've captured them (so to speak) beautifully. Thanks for sharing this piece!
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Sound-of-Heaven Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I think this is my favorite from you yet! (Well, since I've been watching you anyway ;) ) I love all the cute/funny pictures, but it's great that this one has more meaning to it. I like how you have the stag kind of transparent, almost like a ghost; sometimes they seem like that with how well they hide. deer for emoticon project 
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Mindjock Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"For you, I wouldn't" (that was at the deer).
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KarHutPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Wow, that visual over-layer is strong -- it took my eyes a couple of seconds to resolve the scene. It's beautiful, and striking.
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SKTAF Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Really beautiful. Before I read the description, the title and the image reminded me of burning forests and how deer suffer from loss of habitat like many other forest animals. I suppose it unwittingly took me back to bambi during the forest fire. I like your description better though.
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RossoDH Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Love it!!!
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