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Elysian Feline by ThreshTheSky Elysian Feline by ThreshTheSky
Digital painting inspired by a photo belonging to ~schmoo15 depicting his cat, Schmoo. His photo won best-in-show in my 2013 animal photography contest and was used with permission as reference for this painting. His winning photo is posted here:


A tutorial on how I paint fur is posted here.
I know a lot of digital artists don't like lens flare renders but while I respect their opinion, I'm also happy with the result here and can still sleep at night. ;p

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:iconnekomimikairi:
nekomimikairi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
So Awesome~! <3
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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temporaryreality Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The lighting and colors are fantastic!
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you think so. Thanks! :)
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:iconavitalhalperin:
avitalhalperin Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
wow. i cant explane how incredible it is...!
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it. Thanks for commenting!
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:iconanissak:
AnissaK Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student General Artist
This has to be my favorite animal drawing of yours yet!... P.S. I love the lens flares in digital art lol and you made it look even cooler xD
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. Glad to hear you respond positively to the lens flare. I like it as an effect when it's fitting but some people/artists can't stand it. To each their own. :D
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AnissaK Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Lol yeah I can see people not liking it. I for one love it if it is used beautifully, as you did here. I have a friend who uses them a lot as well, but I like it lol
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AnissaK Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student General Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!! :faint: :faint: la in love 
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconanissak:
AnissaK Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome!:happybounce: 
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:iconhyenax:
Hyenax Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly beautiful... It's so nice on your eyes, I could look at it all day :)
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)
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GoryGnat9 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This actually makes me mad how good this is
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks? And sorry? :shrug:

Either way, thanks for commenting.
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GoryGnat9 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no don't be sorry I'm just kidding...its just amazing and I'm disappointed cos I can't make anything like it :D
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, ok then. Well thanks again. :)
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bryzunovrokks Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! Love the colors, lighting, and the general ambiance of this piece. It's so uplifting, especially for cat lovers like me. I hope you don't mind if I use this as a wallpaper for my phone. Fabulous job, keep it up! :heart::heart::heart:
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad to hear you like this, especially that you like it enough to use it on your phone. :aww:
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bryzunovrokks Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome! I love your works. :rose:
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allison731 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcongratssignplz: Your wonderful art is featured here Feature 08-Masters of Art :heart: :star:
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very kind to do so. Thank you :D
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allison731 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome. :) :ahoy:
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Amazing colors! :la:
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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FoxyPika Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so good I actually thought it was a photo and wondered how you got it to be rainbow colored.
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear that. Thank you for commenting. :)
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Too cool!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
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MeowWhiskers45 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG rainbows! Rainbow awesome lick Rainbow awesome lick Seizure Kitty Dance 
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't go wrong with rainbows and cats. ;p
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cherrytail1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. cat planet cat planet 
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you feel that way! Thank you :)
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cherrytail1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome!
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ZHoot Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love cats.. and this art is one of the best cat digital art I've ever seen.. Schmoo is sooo cute... and this art was so colorful.. and the real photo.. well, very cool too.. I'm impressed!
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm crazy about cats too. Schmoo is indeed very cute (and photogenic). :D
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:iconzhoot:
ZHoot Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome! I really crazy about cat too.. cat is always make me calm..
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love cats too and this comment made my day. Thank you for the thoughtful comment. I'm glad to hear that you noticed and enjoyed the details. :D
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Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I certainly did! :nod:
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ninjacatrocks Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"What is this place of so many wonders? Casting it's spell that I am now under! Colors in the trees and cute rainbow bunnies, colors flying free and sweet rainbow honey, HONEEEEEEEEY! Oooooh what a colorful place, and I owe it all to the kitty-cat race! If I knew this backyard had so much up it's sleeve, I would come sooner for the colors I'd see! Yes I love these colors!"
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. I had to look up what that was from. Surprisingly fitting. :D
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BYBcool Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautifull.... its really identical with the photo.... same..... you so creative....
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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BYBcool Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome....
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krischan8 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The colors create an amazing world in this illustration.
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like the colors. I don't usually work with a palette this bright.
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krischan8 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're right, is a risk to use a palette like that but I think you created an spectacular result.
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