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Damari - Color by KestrelShatterwind Damari - Color by KestrelShatterwind
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"Damari is young, and meekly becoming used to her growing body as she transforms from a child to a young woman. Although inside she struggles with her development, she shows her peers that she is advancing to the next stage of adulthood with grace and finesse. ...Although, sometimes, in her moments of solitude, she solemnly contemplates her future as a learning druidic acolyte. Born with a bit of a gift shared with her sister, Kestrel, she advances faster than most students her age, for which she is grateful."
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Daily Deviation

Given 2006-02-15
I like Damari - Color by ~KestrelShatterwind a lot. Because of the oddly appealing use of white space and balance. ( Featured by briteddy )
:iconmackykitty:
mackykitty Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
This is late (I have been negligent of my DA account lately), but congrats. It is kind of ironic that of all your art, it was a concept sketch that was chosen as a DD--but what the heck, right? An honor all the same. It's a pleasant surprise when someone you know personally gets featured, even if you haven't spoken to that person in ages. At any rate, keep up the awesome. Nice to see your name popping up in my message center again.
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Shadow-Dovie-13 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
It's so brilliant, I'm speechless! No wonder why this was a DD... :+fav:
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:iconshindigs:
Shindigs Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Student
Ausome!It's like a kanga-bird.You need more detail on the wings though...
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KestrelShatterwind Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I know! Well, this was just a concept sketch to get Damari's basic colors down while I was thinking about them, this wasn't supposed to be anything particularly extravagant. I used no references and wasn't really planning to, but what the heck. ^^
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Shindigs Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Student
wow!just a concept sketch?pretty damn good one then!
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:iconuskuri:
Uskuri Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist
Wow, this is amazing. Definitely worth the Daily Deviation. Great emotion and composure.
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darklion Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
This is a great and highly original character design. that is very respectable mate. concider this a fave :D
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Laserbot Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist Filmographer
wow these people are so amazing i love the way they look! major fav!
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yukiinu Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
woa. this is really cool. the character is very awsome
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HidekoDahlia Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
... Congrats on the DD! oo; I've always enjoyed your work, Kestrel; it's so solid and there... (For lack of better words. ><; )
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:iconkuku-desyn:
KuKu-DeSyN Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
:jawdrop:
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:iconanenome:
Anenome Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Whoa, that's quite an animal-amalgam. Nice touch on the feathers-for-hair part ;P
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haos-shaman-queen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Wow. Congrats on the DD
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petulant Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
O_O; This is loooovely. XD The simplicity of the background, when paired with the detail of the character, is mind-blowing. A well-deserved DD. I'd say. n_n; :+fav:
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salemarikan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006   Writer
It shouldn't be so sad, it's beautiful!
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:icontheonom:
theOnom Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy DD! :D
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:iconbinkari:
binkari Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grats on the DD, Kes. <3
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:iconkestrelshatterwind:
KestrelShatterwind Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
:O BINKOOOOOO. Thanks. :) I miss you!

I moved my RO characters from Iris to Loki, I thought about Chaos, but not for too long. ._. Chaos is a pit, lol, the only reason I even thought twice about it was because I have so many friends on Chaos, but ... Oh well. :\

Good to see you anyway and thanks again!
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nameless-me Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful line work. I love how it stays through the color job, which is also phenomenal. Such fine detail in itís placement in the patters and lighting effect. The background brings more of the soft qualities you have out with those clouds. X}did I mention I really want to pet it? *Ahum* I mean what creatures are she based off of? Because, believe it or not I have a character that would love to meet yours ^___x they look a lot alike.
Again, beautiful work and wonderful character design!
:+fav: :+favlove: :+devwatch:
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KestrelShatterwind Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, originally they were kind of a mishmash of different things, but now I just draw them with sort of a romanesque-classical point of view; the most fitting and beautiful aspects of any one particular species I tend to enjoy looking at are mushed into these guys.

I suppose I could say that overall they have the skull structure of a mountain lion and the wing structure of any one general vulture. Can't say much else about the rest of them, because their colors are a wide range of natural tones that don't necessarily adhere to typical earth-animals. They are, after all, on their own world, not earth! :)
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nameless-me Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful line work. I love how it stays through the color job, which is also phenomenal. Such fine detail in itís placement in the patters and lighting effect. The background brings more of the soft qualities you have out with those clouds. X}did I mention I really want to pet it? *Ahum* I mean what creatures are she based off of? Because, believe it or not I have a character that would love to meet yours ^___x they look a lot alike.
Again, beautiful work and wonderful character design!
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KeiSparrow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
How gorgeous. :) Very lovely coloring, as always. I'd be tempted to ask if you'd ever consider taking commissions, but that'd be far too rude for somebody to ask. =X Again, very lovely in coloring of the drawing. All your creatures are perfectly beautiful. Keep up the excelent work! :D
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purplerose Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006   Photographer
Nice work.
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tenchan15 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Oh mein Got! Really good pic I really like it
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kbknowsnot Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
thats a crazy lookin thing its awesome
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FoxyLady0228 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Student
beautiful ^_^
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Undeadgoth Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
very very nice!
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Sipelgas Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
some interesting moves here - such creatures are usually presented dominant, mighty, and in control, wich in my mind is a bit cliche and too distant. this one is pathetic and smacked down, giving it some personality, whilst any other similar creatures in dA seem to present a single mainstream ideal. i also like the minimal background
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Pogo123 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
woah, a daily dev? da has gone to the dogs. what is she/he doing there? floating? sitting on something? we can't tell due to the dominating white space which just screams lazy artist. the wing on the far side looks like its not even attached to the same critter, let alone matches with the other wing. and i'm surprised she hasn't fallen over due to the weight of her huge head.
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deviantARTmoderator1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
From the deviantART Official FAQ - "Who selects the Daily Deviation and how is it chosen?"

The Daily Deviations are selected by a number of staff members. It is chosen based on personal preference and the desire to feature a particular deviation each day, for whatever reason that staff member deems appropriate. Do not question the selections as they are staff features and NOT awards!

You can recommend a deviation to be featured by emailing Dailydevs@deviantart.com. Please Note: Suggesting your own deviations will be ignored, and will certainly be passed over for a daily deviation.

Please do not question Daily Deviations in a users comments feild.

Thank you,
The deviantART Staff
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:icontheonom:
theOnom Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
You do relise you can be banned for this correct? If you have a problem with a DD, it should be taken up with the admin that featured it.
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rapytur Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Thanks for helping me state that point. xD I didn't know how to put it since my brains kinda foggy. Nice icon, by the way. :F
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:icontheonom:
theOnom Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconrapytur:
rapytur Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Your comment, Polo123, is completely uncalled for. That is not the proper way to critique.
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:iconpogo123:
Pogo123 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
just offering my opinion. i'm sure kestrel doesn't need you jumping to her rescue anyway.
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:iconrapytur:
rapytur Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Actually. I'm asking you to critique in a better manner so the dA team doesn't ask you to critique in a better manner, no?
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Pogo123 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
whats this? there's critique police now? i think da have got better things to do than call someone up on their opinion and last time i looked da staff were da staff because it was their jobs to do something if it needed to be done, not to have little wannabe admins pittering about the place doing their jobs for them.
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rapytur Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Actually there is a harrassment policy last time I checked. I really suggest you stop with the constant stream of negative comments, that is all.
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Lady-Gamer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ love the wings and the hair. awesome work!
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Amion-Hacker Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
:heart: Aww an angel of some kind. Very cute!
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MechaFurre Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Very nice work, congrats on the "daily deviation" status!
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cravenredblood Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this piece, the image stands out in its own way... she looks loney
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DreamBurst Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
i really like the creature design :P
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xXRikkiXx Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Beautiful, I love the wings and the anatomy is awesome :)
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:iconleni13:
Leni13 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006   Traditional Artist
nicely done! you made this up in your mind or is it some kind of creature that you saw somewhere>?
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hartofgold Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
kool pic:+fav:
congrats on DD :D
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Tillette Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I love her colors in contrast to Kestrel's. Wonderfully natural and beautiful. ^^
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KestrelShatterwind Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm just hoping I didn't make them TOO different. Lol D: Color wise and almost even structurally, Damari and Kestrel have minimal in common, except for their blue eyes. Damari is a lot more petite and fuller in her womanly places in comparison to Kestrel's body, which is thinner and less voluptuous, plus Damari's wings are a lot smaller which is better concieved as beautiful as wings in Thevat culture are vestigal and decorative at best.
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Tillette Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I think the difference really helps though. And that's really interesting that the wings are vestigal. Also that different sized wings are different levels of beauty within the culture. Can't wait to see more. ^^
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craqued Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Ooh, I love her color scheme c: your characters are so wonderful o uo haha, I actually did fanart for that contest awhile back but never finished it x3 i'll have to redo it sometime <3
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