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The Shamaness by Xena-Michele The Shamaness by Xena-Michele
A sister piece for this: [link]

This is my Therian form, a black panther (a melanistic leopard). I like to accurately represent myself with my characters or, in this case, my Theriotype, instead of hiding behind them like a coward. So this is me in every possible form. :) I'm very proud of her and very proud of my body. If you have a problem with this, then I am sorry you are so narrow-minded, but please do not throw rude comments at me. They will not be tolerated.

Anyway, black panther (Xena) belongs to me.
Art belongs to me.

Thanks for looking!!
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:iconjenn32:
jenn32 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you look so awesome, posing that smexy pose :D
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! 8D
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:iconjenn32:
jenn32 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome :)
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:iconcunningfox:
CunningFox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you drew the body type exceedingly well :) plus it is refreshing to see such in this style of painting because they're always ridiculously thin/athletic anthros.

Well done I love it!
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. Means a lot!! :)
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:iconrinzazen:
RinzaZEN Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well made and finished! Beautiful! Like I said before, you're beautiful no matter what you look, and I like your style.

Do you get those stupid comments often?
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well thank you very much!!

And no, not really, but I've seen them in other galleries and there are always trolls everywhere, so I like to make how I feel very clear right off the bat.
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XY-axis Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice :D
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconhellcrypton:
HellCrypton Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifull :D
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Kazali Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think wish fulfillment is automatically cowardly - it's natural to admit to your imperfections and want to strive for something different, especially if it's for health reasons. But if you're talking about people who believe they're worthless whales just because they're not a size 6, then yes, there's definitely some self-esteem issues going on there.

Anyway, lots of :heart: from a fellow curvy black panther :la:
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly. :)

And lol, thanks. :) :heart:
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:iconwilder78:
Wilder78 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Nice one! :)
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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SnareRifle Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very powerful stance. this isn't a complaint but just a question, why did this get mirrored from the lineart that you previously posted of this?
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because the pose is similar to a picture I made of my mate, so I didn't want us facing in the same direction. So I flipped my picture because her's was already complete.

And thanks. Glad you like it. :)
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:iconarnilo:
Arnilo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Is "now I wanna hug you so much" rude comment and won't be tolerated?
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, not at all lol. *hugs* Hugs are always welcome.
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:iconarnilo:
Arnilo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Yay for the hugs! *hugs back* Also, awesome gallery you've got there ;)
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconarnilo:
Arnilo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Just can't resist to get back here again and again and again and...
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I'm glad I can entertain so well. :)
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:iconk9battlecry:
K9battlecry Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
you go girl!! I totally support showing your "true form", this is absolutely beautiful! ^^
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconk9battlecry:
K9battlecry Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome! :D
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sagethewolf22 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconiloveyouplz: oh,thats so pretty!
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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sagethewolf22 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yw~
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:iconlegrandzilla:
Legrandzilla Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you are lovely. And so is your panther self:hug:
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!!! 8D
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
absolutely incredible! that shading is amazing dude! and the anatomy is beautiful as ever... but most of all, I LOVE the fur! it's got that sleek, shiny, short-haired look to it. and your color choice... gorgeous~
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, well thanks. I'm really glad you like it. :)

And which colour choice are you referring to?
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monochromera Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
yep~

and by color choice, I mean the way you made the character's fur, paws, nose, and eyes cool colors, when the clothing and accessories have a lot of warm colors in them.. it has a nice sense of contrast, just like the watery sunset behind the panther.
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, well thank you!
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
:D
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:iconcelestrina:
Celestrina Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
this is awesome. I like your style :highfive:
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:iconxena-michele:
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!! :)
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