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Hibernation by MirrorandImage Hibernation by MirrorandImage
How, HOW are we going to hibernate until the end of October?

Connor's hibernating. We envy him...

And yes, I gave him mittens. If you've been in a New England winter you know that fingerless gloves are just ASKING for frostbite.

What I like: the shading, interestingly enough. I went back to cell shading on a whim and it came out... kinda good. The light shining down turned out MUCH BETTER than I thought. And though it was tacked on on the last minute, I think the grass was a good idea. And the bears look the right size (sigh of relief). Black bears are SMALL.

What I don't like: background is a FAIL, though not an epically bad fail. I'm... getting there. Shading on the black bears suck, if you see them they really are dark enough that you don't see much stratification on their fur, and so the little shading I did doesn't look right and doesn't look great. The bears themselves don't look great. I don't usually draw animals, though, so that they even look like bears are a plus.

I'm still getting used to Connor's outfit, but each iteration gets better.

As always, let me know what you think!

Edit: :omfg: I'm gone for a weekend and come back to over 80 favs???? This is probably as close to viral as I'll ever get, and I'm sooooooo happy! I don't think even (E)Merging Fate did that well on it's debut. I'm curious, what's making everyone fav it? The bear cubs? The mittens? The lighting? I want to know...
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First off, LOVE the coloring. It looks so clean and realistic. I also like how the background is a little blurred, brings out the bears and Conner more. I also admire the animal choice. Though Conner's animal is more of a wolf or eagle, the bear is also a big animal in the aspect of Native culture. (the Kiowa tribe for example sees the bear as a brother spirit animal, making us unable to hunting it for any reason.) Which is why this piece stuck out to me. You also did an exceptionally wonderful job on Conner's outfit. Very accurate to the game. Over all this is an awesome work of art and I hope to see more AC work from you
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SvalaW Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How come I only find this now!? :wow: It's so adoreable! :heart: I really, really love the lighting here. It's beautiful and warm and peaceful and just gives the right atmosphere for a hibernation.
I have to admit I noticed the cuvs fairly late, but they are really good. ^^
Lovely work.
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MirrorandImage Jun 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thanks for another comment!
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Bears...:iconiloveyouplz: I...I wanna...I wanna join in hibernation! *snuggles next to Connor*
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MirrorandImage Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hibernation is almost over, though; 8 days and counting! :D
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Nnnghh....gotta get losts of rest....

My Mom: aren't you're still starting on Assassin's Creed 1?

Me: :iconimdeadplz:
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SilverSoulArtist Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! In all of your artwork you have an excellent use of lighting techniques =D From your first artwork to your most current, you have improved a lot in lighting and detail!! (your work was impressive to begin with too ;) ) Simply wow! =)
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MirrorandImage Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:blush: Aw, that's a wonderful comment. It's nice to know people can see my improvement.

~da twin
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Seeing the trailers from the E3 feed online i bet you guys were squeeing and shrieking and giggling so loud again lol
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MirrorandImage Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D Maybe just a little... or a lot...
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Wolvengra Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is nicely done!
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