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Sunset on the Kalahari by SilEnigmaArts Sunset on the Kalahari by SilEnigmaArts
He has had his fill for now. Tomorrow he will hunt again.
He turns to watch the vultures circling as the sun sets on the Kalahari.

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A great big thanks to the following Stockists:

DA stocks:

:icondrachenvarg-stock: Lion [link]
:iconshakieth: Rock [link]
:iconmomotte2stocks: Vulture Landing [link]
:iconneyjour: Vulture sitting on Kudu [link]
:iconanimalphotos: Kudu Antlers [link]
:iconlady-valentine-art: Blood (stock no longer available)
:iconblackstock: Grasses [link]

Other stocks:
Circling Vultures purchased from Dreamstime -> [link]
Sunset background with permission from Jimmy Deguara from ASW [link] who so kindly allows me use of their photographs in my manipulations.

Everything else was made by me in PaintshopPro7.

Sorry if I cannot thank every :+fav: personally, but I will respond to all comments.
Know however, that every :+fav: is a compliment and highly appreciated. Thank you!!
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feainne Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the lighting... I have no words, greatly done, especially as you had to deal with a sunset which I'd say is one of the most difficult light settings (shadows and outlines can be a nightmare!). Besides, it's somewhat dramatic and calm at the same time. There is something majestic about the lion, yet I can't help but feel pity for the poor kudu... well... life!
SilEnigmaArts May 1, 2013   Digital Artist
The cycle of life ... mankind feels pity, remorse or grief when it is taken away. Everything exists till it is their turn.
This concept was a thought I had in my mind for many years, I just didn't know how I wanted to visualise it. I cannot be happier with how it eventuated after all this time. Happy you like it too Judy...thank you :hug:
feainne May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes I've got the same, some concepts are in my mind for quite a long time before I find suitable stocks or gain some skills to visualise them :) But then I also think it's worth the wait!
You're very welcome :rose: :hug:
Sandra-Cristhina Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's :iconalightindarkness:[link] :iconsomeredhearts:
SilEnigmaArts Feb 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much....your support is greatly appreciated :)
Sandra-Cristhina Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You deserved it!:D
Ellyevans679 Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork has been featured in my January journal here [link]
:heart: Elle
EmbrisionArts Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
SilEnigmaArts Jan 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks Brenda :D :hug:
EmbrisionArts Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome! :D
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