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Color of my World by tarkheki Color of my World by tarkheki
This was a gift for :iconhewhowalkswithtigers:.

I cannot express my deepest profound admiration and love to Kuba- for being someone who actually "does" as opposed to "talks".
Kuba has traveled continents and countries, dedicating and volunteering his time to Tiger conservation. At a first glance and meeting, you are met with a quiet, soft spoken man who's passions obviously roar greater than the cats he protects. Well educated and versed in the ways of conservation, Kuba's driving force is without a doubt, a Tiger: the endurance and the tenacity to continue even in the hardest of situations, standing up against anything and anyone; even at the expense of oneself.

I honestly believe that if there were more people like Kuba, our problems in this world could be solved. For now, I can honestly say that I feel that Tigers have a fighting chance to survive becuase people like him exist. :heart:

Pencil on Black Craft Paper.
Prints available.
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storytellerX Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Oh my gosh,this is so amazing I can't even explain why I love it so much
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liliesformary Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Um, friggin gorgeous. Love your pencil work.
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
thank you!
I almost didn't recognize you becuase of your new icon! I guess it's time to go and scout your gallery for pretty things to seeee! :heart:
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DemonRave Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work.

I saw this in my devwatch folder and I was instantly drawn in by the eyes. Simply amazing.
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Thank you!
I was aiming for the focal point.. both symbolically and artistically. SO I'm glad it worked. :)
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DemonRave Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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arpellias Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that is beautiful...I like the contrast esp <333
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darkmane Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Simply inspiring, you do such thought provoking work. You come off as a philosophical person and someone that contemplates, and because of this, your art is in an even great realm. Amazing piece.
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Thank you so much! You really made my all warm and fuzzy with your compliments! I do like to be deeper than the shallow surface, so naturally I want to saturate my art with a lot more than just a pretty picture to look at. Thank you so much for noticing! :heart:
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darkmane Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
You know you are welcome! It makes your work all the more inspiring and you are one of the main artists I came across that has always impressed me. Plus, you come off as humble and genuinely nice, there are many who just ignore the people giving support, but you take the time to acknowledge, that is a rare quality today. I know you will go far.
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Oh dude, you have just painted me red in the face this morning with all your wonderful comments! I admit I can be moody and temperamental- especially when defending the principles i hold dear and my close relations... but overall I try to tread lightly always remembering that the only "true" power in this world. lies in the Supernatural energies that exist outside of our reality. And that thought alone reminds anyone to humble themselves in realization that they are merely craftsmen, temporary walking a planet that doesn't belong to them. Behold it's beauty, keep it safe, and pass it on. :heart:
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ArdanBlade Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
It's quite a brilliant piece. Deep details etched into a face that captivates those who look into it's rainbow eyes.

That you did this to honor the sacrifice and valiance of a man like Kuba makes it all the more profound. Well done!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Thank you!
When I have a purpose, my work can really shine- and it's so easy to find purpose if the recipients are amazing! :heart:
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Jehvelielain Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Those eyes are just.. magical. So beautiful that one can stare at them for hours. :O
Also like the whole piece. It's so well done and detailed. ^-^;;
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Thank you! I am happy that the eyes are such a success- as the focal point of the image, I wanted them to be obviously alluring and powerful. XD
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Storyweaver1 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
There's something really cool about a black/white tiger with rainbow eyes.
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
I'm glad. :heart:
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ringoyamato Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
man you just make me fall in love with you more each time you upload *love love love love*!!!!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
And you make me BLUSH LIKE CRAZY every time you post!
How did your application go? When will you hear if you got in?
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ringoyamato Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
i applied for emily carr, i find out in march i thinkthe 13th? and i tried sending in for camosun but it didnt send!!!!! so i am going to try again on monday! i should upload some of the things to show you xD i dont upload my nice pieces cause i am paranoid someone else will say it is theres ahahaha

Im not going to apply to sherridan, its way too far, and i wouldnt get band funding i heard if its out of province >.<

But on the bright side, i am going down to vancouver again! on the 7th to the 13th!!!! im going look at schools and then grad dress shopping haha! i cant wait XD i want a huuuge dress!!!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
DUDE! Feel free to e-mail me the "good pieces" I'd love to see them!

Huzzah! Grad dress! Thems were the days.. oh wait no, I didn't like my highschool and I don't like dresses. I stayed home and save princess Zelda! XD
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ringoyamato Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
AHAHA OMG XD!!!!!!!

I CANT WIAT XD I want to go ALL OUT!!!!!!! A big pink or orange mermaid dress!!!!!!! xD
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AngryGulo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
I love how confident your pencil strokes are in this. It really shows on the white markings how they are sometimes layered but still so clean that you can still see each individual stoke. It looks so flawless.

Good study material here!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
OMG your comment left me :faint:. Thank you so much! It was truly a labor of love here... I think that's why it came out so clean and confident! :)
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mangamegbe Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Very very pretty
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SueaNoi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What you describe about him is so true.
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
It is! :heart:
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mmasterpawnsal Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Student General Artist
:jawdrop:......................:iconstunnedplz::iconamazedplz::wow::wow::wow::wow::jawdrop::jawdrop: Times that by a zillion trillion you'll get my reaction to this XD OoO *speechless*<3~:iconlove::iconlove::iconlove:
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
:giggle:
Thank you! I'm greatfull. :)
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mmasterpawnsal Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Student General Artist
You deserve so much praise for your amazement:iconawwehplz::iconlovehug::iconlovehugplz::iconbackhug::iconhuggleplz:
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Oh my that IS a lot! :hug:
^^;
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mmasterpawnsal Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student General Artist
:aww::iconlovehug:
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HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You are f***ing awesome, Bernice.
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
AWEEEE! Thank you! You are just as awesome! Let us stand in the streets and radiate so much awesome, that we will scramble air waves. :w00t:
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HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sounds like a plan!
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Lithium-Tears Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Booteeful!! I love the eyes! :love:
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
:heart:
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JinxWolf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Student Writer
those eyes are beautiful! i now have a new background.
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
:giggle:
I'm glad you like it! If you want the non-watermarked version, it's the same price of a print. I'll also resize it to fit your desktop measurements, without distorting the image. :)
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JinxWolf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Student Writer
lol I don't know the measurements at this point and time. Soon as I get home ill try to get those. You know i love how you at least reply to us, most people don't reply to the people who comment. Thank you ^^
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Well, I try my best. The truth is, some days I am SO busy- including the real life work, on line work, and just plane family life that I don't have time to comment on EVEYRONES comment. I usually put the effort to comment back to people who have taken the time to comment something with depth or meaning. It's hard to know what to say to someone who leaves you an "amazing" or "nice". XD
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JinxWolf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Student Writer
lol true true. but thank you for trying to anyway ^^.
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Goshawk Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Kuba is a totally awesome person! Most of the time when I think about the state of the environment, I get depressed. But people like Kuba give me hope.

I love this. It is a beautiful piece of art for a very deserving person. :D
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HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww... thanks. :meow:
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Goshawk Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Only telling the truth!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Thank you!
He truly is something special. :)
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hedgehog3000 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love the colouring :love: AMAZING
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Thank you. :)
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OkuniSensei Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work ^^
The eyes are gorgeous :heart:

Yeah, Tigers deserve more interest. I hope this year, who's Chinese tiger year, will be a great for them :3
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
I think Tigers have a lot of interest- but we are talking about the people who DO something about it. DA is FILLED with people who love big cats and dogs- but more than drawing pretty pictures and being all pretentious, these folk do nothing. And they hide behind the excuse of "I'm poor" or "My parents won't let me" or the like. Kuba didn't let that stop him- he still volunteers his time logically, and has managed to make it out to Thailand, Indonesia, and the Far East on his own hard work and earned penny. He is really the thing we need to help save this world. :heart:
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