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Qilin - PD Contest - Breath of life by Yokufo Qilin - PD Contest - Breath of life by Yokufo
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The Qilin / Kirin (Chinese: 麒麟; pinyin: qílín; Wade–Giles: ch'i-lin) is a mythical hooved Chinese chimerical creature known throughout various East Asian cultures. It is said to appear with the imminent arrival or passing of a wise sage or an illustrious ruler. It is a good omen that brings serenity and fortune.




This is my entry for the Phoenix Dream "Creature contest".
I though it was definitely a nice challenge in portraying creatures I have never drawn before :')
For those who are interested, check it out! It's a very friendly group and I think this contest might be exciting for some of you! Besides the prizes are really nice as well! *smiles*

The Contest Journal/Information




Basic personal information:
- Paint tool SAI
- 8-10 hours work
- 78 layers of canvas
- 6 coffees and 35 self-made cookies
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:iconsousays:
Sousays Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning, and i love how you did close ups for those who love to see the beauty and detail zoomed in. This is magnificent! 
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:icongautefall:
Gautefall Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Absolutely amazingly done Oops! Clap 
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:iconamrasfelagund:
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Beautiful depiction of the qílín. This is exactly as I would imagine them, but I am too unskilled at or impatient with computer stuff to do myself.
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :')
I am glad you enjoy and feel the concept the way I do ^^
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
this just took my breath away~
I've never seen a kirin like this, it's body is almost like flowing water, and the crystal-like glow emanating from it's body gives the picture such a celestial feel. The lighting and effects are gorgeous, and I am just blown away by how beautiful it is~ 
I wish I could figure more to say, but I'm rather speechless at the moment 
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:iconinghelene:
Inghelene Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks fantastic!
I especially love your work with the light! :D
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3 :D
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:iconinghelene:
Inghelene Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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:iconmartalt:
martalt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Epic. Cool. AWESOOOME!
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THANK YOU! <33333
;; u ;;
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:iconcricetorocker:
cricetorocker Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful, so glowy! ♥
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am so happy you like it <3
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:iconandreamichael:
andreamichael Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I absolutely adore this!
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3 :''D
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:iconilda28399:
Ilda28399 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
light it's so precious here *_* i really love it! ^_^
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <333
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:iconilda28399:
Ilda28399 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome :)
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:iconjuacamo:
Juacamo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   Digital Artist
That is beautiful, love the luminosity and colors. Deserving of a DailyD.
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:icondreiks:
Dreiks Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree ;)
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:iconjuacamo:
Juacamo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you hehe
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much, honey! <3
Nawwww >/////<
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:iconjuacamo:
Juacamo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Digital Artist
You're very welcome hehe. And yes, I really think it did.
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:iconjscallan:
JSCallan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ааа он такой потрясный!! Столько деталек... *г* Хочу оригинааал х)
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Xaxa! Spasibo tebe bolshoje :'3
Original prosto ogromnij, na email dazhe pereslat' ne polu4itsja, vesit bolshe 25 MB :D *lol*
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:iconjscallan:
JSCallan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ого ничего себе х) пичалька х3
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:iconlife-for-sale:
Life-For-Sale Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's fantastic! Perfect!
I love the wonderful effects of the light and the nice colors!
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for such praise :///D
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:iconfoxhomo:
FoxHomo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do believe I've told you how much I love this.
You're not playing fair.
This is seriously the most beautiful piece I've ever seen.
And you know it.
Goddamn do you know it.
The amount of detail in this is just...out of this world, literally, it's amazing.
I don't have more words, this is just amazing.

:love:
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
>//////////////////////////////<
You... seriously... you're flattering me so much; I don't know what to do with dat blushy face of mine anymore D////: *glomps and never lets go*
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:iconfoxhomo:
FoxHomo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so sorry for the late reply! D':
And that blushy face should go stare at Lai, that should fix it ;P
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Iceliarea Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is officially too amazing I love how you adapted the qilin into your own interpretation of it without losing the essence of the qilin..
I'll just continue to fangirl quietly <3 I really love this as the Qilin is one of my favorite mythological creatures *fangirl scream*
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OOOOOH! <333333
I am so glad to hear that! :'''D It's so wonderful getting a comment from a person, who knows so much about mythical creatures :D How comes he is your favorite one??? :D
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:iconiceliarea:
Iceliarea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeh I'm really into mythology <3 I guess its my greekness coming out.
(yesh ish greek I didn't mean geek though I'm that too ) I dunno I think I just love Qilins as they are so many different versions of them, some more dragony than others and its nice to see something beautiful and gentle have some kind of darkness behind it.
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:iconerikku-kun:
Erikku-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow this is beautiful Owo
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3333
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:iconerikku-kun:
Erikku-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I knew how to do this stuff on sai. I can't do to much yet
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well Sai isn't complicated ^^ I really found out through trying out different setting; I mean you can always set back to default ;D
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:iconerikku-kun:
Erikku-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah but by trying to learn on my own I still barely understand the basics of using the layering system
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:iconwingsofkaviel:
WingsOfKaviel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMFG thats sooo freaaaakin beautifuuuuul!!! O: :la: :love:
Bei dem Bild hätte ich dir wirklich gerne zugesehen! 8-10 Stunden? am Stüüück? *Üvermutet es wegen dem kaffee* XDDDD
Ich liebe die Lichtsetzung, das leuchten der Kreatur und besonder die vielen details im Felsen. Sprich die Struktur, Anordnung der Blätter und das Wasser.
Wie groß ist die Originaldatei? :)
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, darling! <3 *über beide Ohren grins* :''D
Ohh, ich gedenke etwas Live stream zu machen demnächst; muss nur noch mein Account normal aufsetzen (bei dem Teil dauert es immer so lange haha XD *derp*)
Aber ich freue mich so sehr, dass es dir gefällt! * U * Hat mir auch sehr sehr viel Spaß gemacht! *grins* Ja, am Stück XD Ich saß den GANZEN Tag daran faktisch! *sterb* Aber mein amerikanischer Co-Writer und noch ein paar andere Leutz, hatten mich über diese ganze Zeit prächtig amüsiert und deswegen war das echt klasse, man hat die Zeit gar nicht wirklich gespürt! XD
Du hattest ja nicht auf dein Skype geguckt ;P *hehe* Sonst hätte ich dir auf jeden Fall was zeigen können *kicher* ;D
Die Originaldatei ist um die 10 MB groß :D Das Bild ist riesig *grins*
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:iconmedniex:
Medniex Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome glowing effects! :thumbsup:
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D *hugs*
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:iconsveniie:
Sveniie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
OMG SO FUCKIN AWESOME <3
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Woah, thank you! <3<3<3<3
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:iconraikaondoryu:
RaikaOndoryu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Very graceful, the mystical side of the creature is well captured. Excellent job!^^
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for such wonderful words! :'D <3
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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:iconyokufo:
Yokufo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
You're welcome.
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:iconrattemacchiato:
RatteMacchiato Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Egal welches Bild von Dir, Du weißt Licht einfach einzusetzen.
Das Licht auf den Blättern gefällt mir einfach außerordentlich gut :la:
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