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Her Best Friend by eroseon Her Best Friend by eroseon
My entry for the Elves and beasts contest at [link]

This is Hikari, and shhhh it's a secret, but the dog is actually Rang ( this chappy [link] )
I didn't just decide to draw him as a dog for fun ~ he's an elf too but he can shape-shift into a dog, as well as a bunch of other things.
Whatever form he's in, he's always protected Hikari (she's done her fair share of protecting him too of course) and they would die for one another.

Maybe a dog is boring considering I could have chosen pretty much any animal, but there was logic in my decision.
I don't think an elf would often chill with any kind of impressive mythological beast, just as you don't catch many humans chilling with tigers or komodo dragons.
Dogs are good company, and generally, MOST IMPORTANTLY, they don't try and eat you.
I wanted to do a happy, relaxed picture rather than some kind of battle scene, so this made sense.

I would like to thank Aeris, my boyfriend's dog, for being a dog and having a face. It came in handy for reference.

I used Swirly decorative brushes in the background from [link]
My Wacom Intuos 3,
Photoshop CS4
Brightblack Morning Light
Amon Tobin
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sweetsweetsunshines Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
d'aww, how sweet ^^ the pic is super pretty too!
eroseon Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha it's pretty soppy really. Thank you :heart:
Like it, bby you have art! :)
PHarold May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if I didn't read all about what this picture was about, I'd still enjoy it. An elf and her dog/friend, and the title is so perfect. Because that's what our animals are in our lives;best friends to the end.They are loyal and love unconditionally. Can't say that for a unicorn or dragon,really.Don't worry,I've got a wiener dog in my entry,so dogs are not boring!
I like her outfit,too.She looks like a very charming elf-girl,down to earth too.
eroseon May 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
And I agree completely, I think my cat is probably one of my closest friends to be honest - she makes great conversation.
Thanks so much for your words :D
PHarold May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem.My Kato,bless him, was such a loving dog. He was always there for troubling times.That poor wiener dog got cried on a lot,I tell you.
You are most welcome, and good luck!
kadda1212 May 10, 2010  Hobbyist
Beautiful! The dog is so cute :aww: !!
eroseon May 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :D
I'm glad you think so!
cattery2008 May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it :D
eroseon May 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad :)
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