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Winter heart by BlackMysticA Winter heart by BlackMysticA
The Eurasian lynx - enjoying a winter day. The supervisor of my masterproject and artwork project at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA - www.nina.no ) talked about 'changing the attitude of people towards large carnivores' . Especially local farmers see predators often just a murdermachine...but in fact also carnivores are complete animals with feelings and 'a life'. So when he talked about it I got the idea to show another side of the lynx than only a predator.

Based on a photo I had of my cat Jayto, I got the idea of a lynx sniffing up the fresh winter air and enjoying the snow. Actually much like me :)

Done with photoshop CS2 and Wacom tablet in few hours - dunno, usually such projects take approx. 8 hours.

© art by me. Please don't copy and/or use it without my permission!!!
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:iconmudthecat:
MudTheCat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
You HAVE TO have super powers to do that
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:iconblackmystica:
BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dark, very dark powers mwahaha
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014   Writer
Awesome art!
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whitelynx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's... pretty accurate. :P
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:iconblackmystica:
BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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WingedSheWolf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
This is AMAZING! No scratch that this is HEAVENLILY beautıful!!!
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:iconrukaija:
Rukaija Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Thats so beautiful...
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:iconhecathe-san:
Hecathe-San Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is so amazing...........
I wish I could do something like this........
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TwiggyStone Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful. :heart:
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Outstanding!
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:iconblackmystica:
BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
You're welcome! :hug:
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Nojjesz Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, awesome!!!
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:iconblackmystica:
BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsnofte:
Snofte Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gauper er fantastiske dyr. Nydelig bilde av den!
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BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Takk takk! ha ja helt enig med deg :) Håper at gaupebestander kommer til å øke litt - men det er fortsatt mange konflikter mellom bønder, gauper og andre rovdyr...
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professionalamature Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Very nice :) I think you meant "A life" though.
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:iconblackmystica:
BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeps- thanks for telling me :) I usually miss such tiny typos and spelling mikstakes
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professionalamature Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Mentioning those sorts of things is a war in my mind over balancing nitpicking, and apathy. Maybe I'm the first one to see it, the first to say anything.. or maybe they've heard it a dozen times already, and I'm just being a nuisance now. :)
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itongtang Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
beautifu
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:iconblackmystica:
BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thnks
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:iconduzloo:
Duzloo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
He's gorgeous!
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:iconblackmystica:
BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thankies
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:iconfaula:
faula Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Artist
lovely background and the fur looks so soft :D
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:iconblackmystica:
BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks - warm wintercoat :)
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:iconcharlottei:
charlottei Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow this is gorgeous. <33 Amazing job!
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:iconblackmystica:
BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Gorgeous work - love how dense the fur looks, and the tranquil serenity of the lynx's expression, and the blurred bg really makes the snow look like it's swirling in the wind - another beautiful piece! :love: :heart: :clap:
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BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thankies!! Yeah I had some kinda photo of Jayto in that pose and I though - it would fit perfectly to a lynx too ;) The lynx could be me enjoying the first snow XDD
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
You're very welcome, and haha, it certainly did! :clap:
I love the snow too - I miss it when it's gone in the summer. :(
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BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Same here - in summer I really look forward to winter and when the first snow comes I get really excited 8D
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Haha, I hate summer so much - during summer I can't wait for it to get cold again, I can't stand warm weather - well, I count "unpleasantly warm" as being 15oC. :lol:
DOWN WITH SUMMER! :iconanimefaceplz:
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Storm-Song Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
beautifully done ...
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:iconblackmystica:
BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ForestEcho Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've been offline on here for far too long. But I'm glad to see uploads from you in my inbox. ;w; I've always admired the way you paint fur. Beautiful work as always, MysticA.
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BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THankies! I still try to learn it a bit better actually - still some little thigns in fur I mess up. But I'm satisfied with this wqone :)
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ForestEcho Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply. oxo;

It's always good to strive towards improvement. You'll always be your own strongest critic. I look forward to your future paintings. :nod:
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Stolvezen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely :aww:

I wish all the best for 2013 :heart:
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:iconblackmystica:
BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THanks! BEst wishes for 2013 to you too!
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HowlBrook Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
This is amazing!
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BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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Brakefoot Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Ooh this is fantastic, I love it :aww:
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BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THankies!
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Svartya Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhh this one looks cute somehow :la:
that face makes me remember of my cats lol :giggle:

as always the drawings looks really gorgeous! the fur is very realistic! especially on the face i can almost fell that fluffy fur *.*
the BG also looks very good and fits the picture :la:

it is very nice this work you do :D and i checked the website of nina it looks very interesting and i'm happy that the language can be changed to english :la:
animals like the Eurasian lynx aren't just mudermachines like people think D: in fact,no animal is..all got feelings and everything! it was nice because you could expresses this very well on this drawing :love:
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BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ha yeah got it - indeed that's whay I drew the lynx like this so that it makes people think abou ttheri own cats and mabye that can help to change the way fo thinking. But good that you read about NINA - it's an instiution iwht alot of interesting research going on! - srry for the typos i hope you ccan still read it ^^
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Svartya Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah i hope this makes some people think :)
hahaha funny the Lynx face indeed look peaceful and kinda cute now i wonder...is it possible Stian with this face? XD i love his serious face but now i'm trying to imagine him with this peaceful face XD
yes institutions like NINA are very good,i'm sure they do a wonderful work :)

nah, i can right it don't worry ;)
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BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha that is really a challenge!! knowing Stian loves observing birds and just wandering and he can enjoy little moments - so if I've time I'll think about it! - maybe in the same background XDD
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Svartya Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
yes observing birds is so fun :D no doubt why Stian likes it XD
for Falkner is more than easy do that peaceful happy face :XD:
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Lois-SN Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Piękny!!! :D
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BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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