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Anastasia Korochansckaja

"Obsidian Snow" by Anastasia Korochansckaja

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Introducing Zhed, a black snow leopard. His name roughly translates to 'fear' in tibetan and the reason behind the name is simple: 'That which is rare or misunderstood is often feared'. The reason I chose to go with a black snow leopard is because I figured, even in the wild genetic melatonin flaws occur, producing animals with pelt colors uncharacteristic of their species. Well I've read a little about tigers born with reversed stripes, and obviously there are leopards born with 'black' pelt..so it wouldn't be so far fetched to see a black snow leopard. I will leave the interpretation of the title and his name to each person who chooses to view this picture.

The painting actually took me quite a while to finally call finished and I struggled a bit with the background and the figure himself. All in all I feel proud of this piece and happy with how he turned out and I hope you folks enjoy it as well. I will check 'mature' content only to be safe but I do not at all consider this work mature or adult content. Nudity is beautiful and natural in the human form and if an anthro snowy ever existed, I somehow doubt he would find use for a loin cloth what with all the fur he would have to keep him warm.

Now for those that 'hate'/'dislike'/'insert synonym here' anthro work, I believe anthromorphic art can be beautiful. To me an anthromorphized animal represents a closer link of humanity to the natural world, it is our inner wish to be primal and wild and live within the natural world instead of outside of it. With my anthros I strive to make them look natural, a part of and not apart from their world. It is fantasy art just as are dragons and elves and anything else. I have seen a lot of anthro art flamed in various communities so I feel it necessary to stick a disclaimer here. You don't have to like it, I'm not asking anyone too..I am merely sharing my vision with the world.

Now that I have yammered with excessive verbage, time for the technical specs of this piece.

Size: 38 x24 inches at 250 dpi. The psd ended up being well over 500mb in size.
Time taken: ehm I really havent a clue, in excess of 30 hours..at the very least.
Watermark: sorry folks, I really don't want someone making money off my time and effort...though I hate watermarking my work.
Tools: original sketch pencil

**Please respect the work and time put into the work and full view**




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6 Oct 2011:-) Shelz Keast
Congrats on the well deserved MC, it looks great.
7 Oct 2011:-) Kim Taylor
wow that is beautiful, brilliant detail and texturing, that fur really does look like you could reach into the pic and it’ll feel soft-and those icicles-so realistic. nothing wrong with anthro art here- who hasn’t indulged in that fantasy just once in a while.
9 Oct 2011:-) Kerstyn Kaori Leigh
This is absolutely amazing! I’m usually not a big fan of anthro pictures, mainly because they look so awkward and unnatural, but this is just incredible! The anatomy is just perfect, looks so real, and the fur looks like it should be blowing in the wind! Amazing detail on the entire picture. A very well deserved MC!! **adds to favorites**
9 Oct 2011:-) Rae Elizabeth Baker
Beautiful 2
12 Oct 2011:-) Daniel Marcel Jacobs
the same, very great artwork!! please more, more more
24 Oct 2011:-) Samuel E Martens
She is beautiful too! You make the fantasy come alive! Thank you.
6 Nov 2011:-) Marty L Knoff
Very nice, keep up the great work
16 Sep 2012:-) Jared T Johnson
This is an impressive piece - great anatomy and fur detail, and good background work. I’d love to see his mate sometime.
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'Obsidian Snow':
 • Created by: :-) Anastasia Korochansckaja
 • Copyright: ©Anastasia Korochansckaja. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Obsidian, Snow, Anthro, Fantasy
 • Categories: Anthropomorphic (Furries), Landscape, Nature, Panoramic, Lycanthrope, Were-folk, etc
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Black Ink, Felt-tipped Pens, Computer-coloured Picture, Mixed Media, Mechanical/Technical Pencils, Photoshop
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2011-10-06 21:04:06
 • Submitted: 2011-09-26 03:03:37
 • Views: 2929
 • Resolution: 1250x833

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