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Elemental Lightning by CunningFox Elemental Lightning by CunningFox
This one I coulda made a heck of a lot better but iv given alot to this contest and thats enough, im going to sit back and wait and see.

Plus my commissioners are waiting on me ^^; sorry guys i'll get around to it now.

My third and final entry to *PearlEden and =kankakanka's elemental contest. Elemental lightning (though technically it falls under the fire category).
The creature you see here is the unlikely hybridization of a king cheetah: [link] (the cheetah being the fastest land animal) and a Pronghorn: [link] (the second fastest land animal) ^^ because lightning is all about speed. Here we see this elemental captured in a moment of movement as it cavorts and streaks across the land.
The speed itself is what generates the electricity flowing through it form. Momentum of the run makes the spines on its hackles and tails clatter and rub together sending even more static charge to focus at the prong horns. Once there the charge builds up and lets loose a torrent of electricity.
Her eyes are all black except for an electric blue contracted iris around a voltage yellow pupil.

background stock by *nighty-stock
:icondonotplz::iconusemyartplz: This artwork is © Holly Hindle. Do not copy, trace, otherwhise use or re-distribute this artwork.
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Unio-Mentium Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
0.0 Wow! Would you mind if I referenced this pose?
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CunningFox Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure just give credit if you do!
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Unio-Mentium Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely, thank you! ^_^
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Wolfluvah Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Very pretty can my friend post this on her roleplaying site as one of the chars? i would make sure to give you full credit and a link to your DA page attached? thanks!
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CunningFox Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes you can use this one, only because it is a random character and no one owns copyright of it. This is a raaaaare thing in my gallery (aka not owned and open for use) please mention that on your site so people don't start grabbing up mine and other peoples characters and roleplaying them without permission.
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Wolfluvah Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Oh thank you sooo much we are glad to! and I will be sure to note that on the site! once again thank you soooo much!
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SargeantSweety Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow! i really love your kitty ^^ out of all the entries on the first page, this one really got my attention lol best one ive seen so far. good luck with the contest entry <3 hehe in fact good luck to the both of us eh? :D ((ish in contest too ))
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CunningFox Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heheh yes the contest ends tomorrow how exciting! thankyou and I wish you luck too :3 I busted my ass on this contest so im hoping to place.
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SargeantSweety Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there are a BUNCH of entries so yea good luck for the both of us indeed lol MAJOR loads of it ...you sure looked like you did bust your ass on it X3 definitly shows

and thanks and youre welcome lol
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DaGrblz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Student General Artist
The pose is very nice. ^_^ And the description is great too. :D +fave
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CunningFox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou ^^
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HoroscopeJunkie Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Wow, those sparks are..hehe..electrifying at least. The green stuff seems a little out of place, but overall good job!
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehe thankyou! They are electric blue not green on my monitor o.o wierd.
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Kara-Wildsong Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
OMG! I love this! :XD: That is an AWESOME design!!
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KonnaYasha Featured By Owner May 21, 2008   Traditional Artist
If you ask me, this one is definately my favourite :)
The colors are just great and the horns and hoves are simply lovely.
I`m also amazed by the eyes they are.... mesmerizing.
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks xD though ironically this is my least favourite of the bunch. Glad you like it though!
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SnowPain Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! You made a new cheetah species :lol: Great! ^^
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Cinder-Flesh Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
You certainly make it hard to pick a favorite of the three. xP
Cheetahs have always been my favorite big cat, so this was an instant win in my books.
Very well thought out just for a contest entry, though I suppose you need to be when so many artistès will be entering eh?
I really like the whole design, quite awesome.
Though, in personal opinion, the backhoof idea, kinda freaks me out. xD I'm trying to imagine it running, and it just doesn't work out.
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the contest ends sometime in june so theres mostlikly going to be a slew of new entries between now and then. I really do hope to win.
I can picture it running with back hooves quite easilly actually x3 guess thats a side effect of studying both creatures in motion and their anatomy.
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Cinder-Flesh Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Yeah, good luck.
I don't know much about deer anatomy and motion, so I guess it's to be expected, that I wouldn't be able to picture it. It's an awesome combination all the same.
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Cloudy-Kitty Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Ohh this drawing is so beautiful, I loke how you mixed it together! :3 And I love king cheetahs!
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou very much ^^ yes I love king cheetahs and their marbled markings too!
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konamii Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
OMFG I LOVE IT!
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankies x3 might I ask to you what makes you love it? Is there anything I can improve on here? I'd love your opinion and it'd be very helpful to my art.
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konamii Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
well the over all creuter is awsome, i mean the feathers the face the horn the hoofs! its all spectacular, i don't see a problem much with it the lightling just ties it all together but i think maby the background could be a little lighter, or maby even an accuale background like a place or a cave or somthing but the bg is dark and it makes the tail and things harder to see, other then that i think its spectacular~!
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou so much for helping me out ^^ your right though the background should probably be a little lighter
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konamii Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
no problem ^^
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kaleadora Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lightning looks great, and I love those front paws. Beautiful fur design, too. I'll have to go check out the other entries, but I can't imagine you not winning something with your three amazing pieces.
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there is a TON of entries in there and certainly more than just one or two that could rival my three ^^; unfortunately I think they chose a bad method of judging it. They choose 10 out of the many entries then put them to poll for the people to decide. I'd be ok with that but the UBER popular people with tons of fans could just enter and people would all vote for their designs even if they are second-rate? yanno? Gives the little guy no chance.
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WilsontheElk Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
When I the comments on how this was a mix of the two animals I was surprised. I had not really clicked that it may be another animals as well as a cheetah. It makes sense though. The lighting effects are a treat! The body is a good hybrid without going to the point of being silly. I love the spines though. They look quite realistic and the colouring is fine.
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well normal cheetahs don't have faces that long or horns and hooves xD but I guess maybe at first glance.. hehe. Thankyou very much!
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bladebandit Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Love the colours and the pose here! :D

I like the species combination, perfect for lighting. <3

Great work here! :heart:

Wish I had the time for a better comment D:
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ^^ tis good enough heheh
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG HOLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
A CHEETAAAHH!!!
Luf emmm!!! and luf the pose u used here XD
And all teh markings and thunders and its wonderfull HORNZ!!! XXD
A realy GREAT AMAZINN work^^ as always^^
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankees!
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol nu prob^^
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Hunter-T-Wolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
the colour of his eyes and spines remind me of the electric goop in super mario Sunshine... well I guess it's appropriate, eh?
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol I haven't played that game, I just picked the most electric seeming colors.
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PyroRacoon Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
i thought they could only be fire water air and earth...

lightning was such a good idea 8D
<3
its amazing!
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
technically lightning falls under the fire category and metal falls under the earth category ^^ its legit.

Thanks!
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Mottenfest Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The mane-ish hair is my favorite bit!
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! ^^
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WolvenYoukai Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
So i'm guessing you don't want a big crit XD
lol
Well it, looks great
I like your idea of speed and the animals mixed for this
I do have to say at least that I almost didn't see the hooves of the pronghorns feet
But other then that, its another good entry =D
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nawww I can see too many faults with this one myself xD without someone else tearing it up but if you wanna say feel free. The hooves show up on my monitor just fine, maybe its a little too bright adjusted.
Thanks! ^^
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WolvenYoukai Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No, its fine
I'll leave it be XD
You've already worked hard on your entries and should be left to just rest haha XD
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muffinonie Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Wow o_______o
This is... Gorgeous!
Why don't you have more faves on this masterpiece?

Fabulously done!
I love the texture on the fur, and the lightning is awesoooome 8B
-drool-
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well I did only upload it recently and I don't consider it the best of my works heh. Thankyou very much ^^ im proud of the lightning atleast
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muffinonie Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Well that would do it XD
I just saw it on someone's favorites so I didn't see how recently it was uploaded.

Gorgeous work!
And thank you for taking the time to reply to my comment |D
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CunningFox Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it dosn't much remind me of Jolteon personally heh >.>
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