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Longing by TitusW Longing by TitusW
"The Serval slave peers out the open-air window, carefully watching the people in the streets below. Most of them are just ordinary folks going about their daily lives. They're not wealthy or living in luxury, and many of them are poor clothed in rags. Yet, while here she lies in the comfort of her master's palace, she can't help but envy them; longing for the freedom they have."


Well well, I finally finished this drawing :D By far longest drawing I've ever done haha. I was curious though, what would happen if I put all my effort into a full drawing for the first time in months, and then tried to make it epic! And I'll say I LOVE the result! I've had this image in my head for a few months now actually, and now that I have a character in the story that fits the image, I couldn't resist XD Lots of experimentation went into this one like always XD Tried some new shading techniques and atmospheric effects :P Turned out pretty good XD Took FOREVER to draw that city haha. I think I spent 30-35 hours on the whole drawing, and I was already sick of working on it at 20 hours lol. Normally my drawings don't take much more than 10-20 since I get pretty impatient after that XD But glad I stayed with it and finished it without cutting corners! ^^

About her, this character's name is Asha, she is a Serval slave owned by a certain proud cheetah Lue'maar the Proud . Lets just say he isn't very... gentle with his slaves lol, or even with the rest of the family slaves. Quite the menace actually :P But Asha he likes most of all, and is comparatively pretty good to her. She lives with him in comfort and luxury constantly, but has to deal with his "personality" still. Also she is actually supposed to be black, and quite prized for her rare color. But, for the sake of this drawing, I went with the normal Serval colors :P If you are curious what she normally looks like here is an alternate version with her real color:
LongingFINALaltDA by TitusW

Also this city is supposed to be the Be'vaal capital of Dith'ata in the beginning of the comic. You can actually see the building they go into in the comic to the left of her head :P Of course the city looks quite a bit more middle eastern here than than in the beginning pages of the comic, but I think I like it more like this XD Seems to have more of a focus, and this theme of a city would fit their culture quite well, so I'll probably stick with it looking like this in the comic XD


But I hope you like the drawing! Was a TON of work and a real pain at times but I'm happy how it turned out ^^ Let me know what you think, comments and critiques quite welcome as always :D
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Firstly, the amount of detail in the background is captivating. Seems like the city is divided into two, with the wall down the middle. Makes me wonder what the reasoning is. I also enjoy how the viewer is able to see beyond the walls and into the desert and water. Gives the feeling like Asha is quite high up and gets an amazing view. The gradient in the sky is very natural, ending in a light blue near the horizon.

Onto Asha herself, the anatomy on her is great. Her hips aren't ridiculously large and look really good. I love that her left toes are stretching out, revealing her claws. Nice touch.

Her left shoulder seems a little too small for her body and I find it strange that the pillows she's laying against don't have any indentations in them to indicate she's putting her weight on them. You did do that with her seat, just not the pillows for some reason.

You did really well on her patterns and the perspective of her face. She has beautiful blue eyes and a thick, short muzzle, much like a big cat would.

Overall, a gorgeous piece with just a few minor nitpicks here and there. It really shows that you put a lot of time and effort into this picture and you did a wonderful job.
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Well before I start I am biased for cats and cat people, if anyone hates that...fine GTFO and stop reading this now. I have to begin with the fact you seamlessly combined human anatomy with that of a cat. The tail is positioned correctly and you managed to make the cat head still look amazingly beautiful. The back ground is stunning in and of itself. The foreground aside from the chained girl is rather well thought out for a companion slave. Personally I like the black image more but I can also understand why you went with the Seval colour pattern.
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Mulunia Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
Wow! You put tons of work into this, and it really shows! Amazing!
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garrus368 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Awesome draw and awesome slavegirl,hace this a cómic?
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TitusW Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you much! ^^ 
The story she is from is my comic here ^^ Taria: Convictions Pg4 It is not updating right now, but will in the future ^^
And the character may only make a short appearance at most in the comic, but her owner is a main character :P
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Preyote Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
wow I love the detail and the colors
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TitusW Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D 
Glad you like them! ^^
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fairyfur12345 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I absaloutly LOVE this. I also Like the black colors better. But It is all still AMAZING!
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TitusW Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Heh glad to hear! ^^ And also that is her "real" color for the character so I'm glad many people liked that one more XD
Many thanks! :la: 
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Salvage-98 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I want to buy her out.
Also, this is an instant turn-off for me.
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TitusW Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Too bad her master isn't selling :P Many other characters have tried to do the same XD 
Haha same here! I feel so bad for the poor thing! 
Thanks for commenting ^^ 
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Salvage-98 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I hate slavery so much, regardless of how it's depicted.
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TitusW Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I think I would have to agree :P
I have kinda felt like a monster recently with how much slavery is affecting my characters :|
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Salvage-98 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I wonder why...
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is phenomenal!  I love the amount of detail, the pose, and the defeated longing in her expression.  The perspective is perfect, and I bet it was incredibly difficult! Fantastic job!
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TitusW Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Wow thanks! :D Quite happy you think so, it means a lot! ^^
And it was indeed quite difficult, it was a test of my patience for sure XD 
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, I bet!  You're welcome :heart:
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Leehon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So ethereal. Love 
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TitusW Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Heh thank you! :la:
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Leehon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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FlashW Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
In love with this
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:icontitusw:
TitusW Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm happy to hear that! ^^ 
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runewuff Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic, and love the original colors. One of those drawings I want to lust over, but, feel guilty because the whole slavery thing, damn you. ;p
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TitusW Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you much! ^^ 

Hahaha understandable XD So sorry :P 
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016
           Love cat icon 
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Mahogi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I am absolutely enchanted by your art. This is like the Grand Finale that I was looking for :) I was stalking your activities lately x)
This picture's details are extraordinary, background is perfect, the details... so beautiful.
Also the story is captivating, I absolutely love the play of thoughts with bathing in silk and riches, but feeling poorer than street beggars.
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TitusW Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ah wow thank you so much! :D I'm super happy you like it! ^^

And glad you like the story too! I really feel for the poor character!
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kattam12 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god this looks absolutely amazing! Love the colors, the shading especially the background!
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TitusW Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Happy you like it! Was a ton of work XD 
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0laffson Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry it took so long for me to write a comment! ^^

Anyways, as I said already, I think this is the best work you've ever done, everything is amazing here. The anatomy is great, the way you draw cats is always perfect, slim and agile as they should be, and considering the pose was not exactly the easiest it's even better.  The expression is spot on too, she looks like she's not exactly happy with her life but she resigned to it, while still pondering about the world outside.
The best thing in this work is the background, though.  I really can't stop staring at it, and every time I see new details I missed before. It is one of the best cityscapes I've seen in a good while, it's so lifelike!  :la:

Oh, and after thinking about it.... I prefer the black version in the end :P
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TitusW Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
And sorry took me so long to reply XD

Well I'm super happy you like it! :D Especially with all the effort I'm glad it paid off! ^^ 
Indeed a slim cat is a good cat! XD
Yep she is more or less used to it :P But it is always fun to dream about what could be out there :P At least all is well for her in this shot at least :P 

And again glad you like it! ^^ If I knew how hard it would have been I would have chickened out haha, glad I stuck with it! 

Darn it! XD 
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ChatLunatique Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The effort shows.  This is beautiful!
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TitusW Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Happy you think so! Thanks! ^^ 
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HYPPthe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
This is truly beautiful! Awesome work! The amount of work needed to pull off that Arabian city background must be mind-blowing!
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TitusW Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you much! :D And indeed it took forever! My hand hurt quite a bit after I was all done XD
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Horatok Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is one of the most epic drawing i've seen theses last days !
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TitusW Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Wow quite the compliment! Thank you! :D
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TakaTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing!
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TitusW Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it! ^^ 
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AstarGoldenwing Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
Wait, she is Lue'maar's slave? :o Somehow, that makes it even more tragic in my eyes. I can get used to humans and elves having anthro slaves, but anthros owning other anthros, even if they are different species, that just feels wrong. I'm not criticizing your idea, though, it's just that the world you created is bleak enough. :( And Lue'maar is Ti'maar's brother? Darn, Ti'maar is such a nice person, I supposed that his family wouldn't be half bad, too...

On the picture itself, I love how graceful serval looks. You didn't quite see the chains at first, but it's hard to unsee them once you notice them. And that background is really gorgeous! :)
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TitusW Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Indeed she is, and it is quite unfortunate for them :P Slavery is quite common between the anthro races, and it tends to be the smaller and weaker the race the more prone to enslavement they are. There are far fewer anthros slaves owned by elves and humans actually compared to how many the anthros own themselves :P 

And yep it's his brother :P Ti'maar is quite a bit more caring then the rest of his family, while how Lue'maar acts is a bit more on the "normal" side for cheetahs [and other higher social classes] :P 

And I'm happy you like it :D Thanks! ^^ 
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Adenars Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you pulled it off great
think this is the best drawing you have made so far and it will also make a good "poster image" for the comic :aww:
I like it overall but the shadows/lightning and the textures, gives me the shivers on thinking how much work you put on that Clap 
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TitusW Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D It was indeed a lot of work haha, but worth it! Glad you liked it! ^^ 
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Legion1a Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
Great image
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TitusW Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :P 
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KyleTheBrownFox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I also love this drawing, the city looks great and the character also looks great as well. :-)
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TitusW Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! Happy you think so ^^ 
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wolfian Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
She's lovely! Pity servals can't fly...
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TitusW Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^^ And it sure is! She'd be gone in an instant XD 
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wolfian Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016
You're welcome! Beware the claws from above! XD
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Everyone covered what I was going to say.

Uh... maybe the kitty would like a foot rub? Nice paws.
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TitusW Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Haha well that is good XD Thanks! ^^ 

Not so sure she would XD Careful she has claws! :P 
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