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Children of the Night by Burdfeet Children of the Night by Burdfeet
In the dark night of my soul, I am my own worst enemy.
Surrounded by my demons, my children of the night, the creatures of dark forests and cold mountains.
Lost in agony, blinded by fear, I move towards the light;
I wish to be found. I wish to find myself.
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Wow. This is the largest format I've ever worked on (larger than A2!), and it was extremely challenging.
I've started this work in August 2012, having huge intervals between each step of this work. I think I've started coloring it a year ago.
I'm not happy about the end result, but I'm glad to label it as a finished work nevertheless.
Working on this was an interesting yet frustrating experience, as my skills improved during the two years, and the more progress I've made, the more mistakes I've noticed (especially in anatomy and composition).
I'd rather not receive critique on this, as the sketch was done 2 years ago and my knowledge and skills improved greatly since then. You're very much welcome to leave a crit on any of my recent works!

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Watercolors, acrylic, white ink, pastel, colored pencil, mechanical pencil.
A2+ sized.

Artwork Jenny Schukin (Inku)
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afeuicoku Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool.
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STelari Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's quite a big size indeed, it paid well for the details, though. Swirls on the fangy face remind me of pheasant feathers.
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Burdfeet Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
It wasn't intentional, but now that you mention it perhaps there is some resemblance indeed :].
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TurnYourMindOff Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Very nice work!Mystical and deep...In favourites,thank you for your art
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Burdfeet Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Thank you :heart:!
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RadosBadger Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
I can only point out size of her shoulder, but all things considered I wonder how any artist wouldn't be happy about the result.
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Burdfeet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Thank you, Rados ♥! Perhaps I've been seeing this work too much in the past two years, glaring at me from a corner in the room :giggle:. Maybe if I don't look at it for a while I'll come to like it. I had this happen to me with one of my now favorite works, hating it for it's flaws at first but then coming to like it in spite of them..
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RadosBadger Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Sooo... How are you liking it now? It's been reasonably long and I also had fixed relations with my previously hated pictures that became my all-time favourites. :) 
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Burdfeet Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Hm.. to be honest I did become more fond of this work. It's not one of my best nor one of my favorites, but it's not too bad either : ).
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86-shadesofblue Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of the song "come little children" from hocus pocus 
This is also very nice btw I wish I had your level of skill!
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Burdfeet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Thank you very much : )!
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oberon13 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW. This is so uniquely special in it's own way. It's so beautiful. Your amazing talents stun me.
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Burdfeet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Thank you for your encouraging words! ♥
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oberon13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pleasure twas mine own,darling
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MasterOfUnlocking Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Digital Artist
This is a very captivating piece; my favorite aspect has got to be the the owl woman's face. She seems very wise and knowledgeable. 
Fantastic work! :heart: 
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Burdfeet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Thank you kindly ♥!
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MasterOfUnlocking Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   Digital Artist
You're welcome! 
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Kry-n-37 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   General Artist
its as if youre at night flowing through your head and this owl comes up to take your life away. this is amazing.
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Burdfeet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Thank you for your thoughtful comment :]! I'm very glad you like it.
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RachelSVParry Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
It's fantastic. You should be proud. :)
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Burdfeet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Thank you Rachel :].
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Benjaminvdm Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The wolf and the owl. Both strong symbols and both predators. As is the female sometimes :D I like it!
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Burdfeet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I'm glad you do! Thank you ♥!
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