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The Guardian by 4steex The Guardian by 4steex
First time drawing polar bears (or bears at all for that matter), a bit of an experiment with the northern lights here.
I hope you like it :)

more illustrations on tumblr


15/04 UPDATE:

wow! a DD!
I never thought I'd get to have one...
thank you all so so much for all the faves and the lovely comments -
I appreciate your support.


The Exiled Prince by 4steex   The Owl of Mischief by 4steex  What does the fox say? by 4steex  The Mystic Pond by 4steex
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-04-14
Suggested by several deviants.

The Guardian by 4steex ( Featured by Thiefoworld )
:iconkirk-fitzgerald:
Kirk-Fitzgerald Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, they are absolutely adorable, this is a superb piece, bravo. :)
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:iconfreya-luna:
Freya-Luna Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is touching beautiful!
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:icontwiggy-redwolf:
Twiggy-Redwolf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is magnificent! I love it! Heart Heart 
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:iconkatutabu:
KatuTabu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  New Deviant
It's warm me up Heart
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:iconxane117:
xane117 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! :) 
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:iconkatamariluv:
katamariluv Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, how gorgeous! The Northern lights look lovely. :D
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:iconpixelginger:
PixelGinger Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of The Seekers series
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:iconinsanegirl12:
Insanegirl12 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah
It reminds me of Taqquiq (However you spell his name) and Kallik, and then their dead mother watching them
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:iconpixelginger:
PixelGinger Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Taqqiq
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:iconinsanegirl12:
Insanegirl12 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I haven't read the books in a while
So I forgot how to spell some of the names
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:iconwrc233:
wrc233 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty picture and I love the guardian concept... the northern lights increase that effect. Well done.
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:iconsarims:
sarims Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
wow!! much <3
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:iconmamamika:
MamaMika Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
!!Amazing...!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconleninandputin:
LeninAndPutin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
This is a really hard work, love it
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:iconthemagicalhobbitgal:
TheMagicalHobbitGal Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
So beautiful. I love the colours that flow through and the emotion. Love this picture.
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:iconcodywolf:
CodyWolf Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
So sad but beautiful. Nothing can kill a mother's love. Not even death. Lovely job with the fur colors, water and the lights. Very real and soft looking. I love it.
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:iconwolfblade111:
WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw cute and beautiful. :D
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:iconsilverfoxfayre:
SilverfoxFayre Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!!! :iconfurryloveplz: Foxy Love :iconfurryloveplz: 
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:iconmoonlight311:
moonlight311 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
leaves me without words
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:iconstraingedays:
straingedays Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Bear Emoji-13 (Blushing Hnnng) [V1] 
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:iconkhaliaart:
KhaliaArt Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing!!! :la: I really love it!
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:iconcormacoliver11:
CormacOliver11 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
cool <3
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:iconmargo888:
margo888 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
sings to the heart, congratulations on the DD
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:iconilovefallingcows25:
Ilovefallingcows25 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cute Polar Bears
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:iconreshiramandsuicune:
Reshiramandsuicune Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww this is the most stunning thing i have seen!!! 
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:iconnintendolover105:
NintendoLover105 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Student General Artist
I love the deep details of the two polar bears. So realistic.
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:iconoriannis:
Oriannis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the aurora work!





oh and the cute bears too. :3
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:iconlivingbut-not-really:
livingbut-not-really Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute *^*
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:iconmeow-mic:
Meow-Mic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Monkey love 

:iconbravoplz: :iconbravoplz:
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:iconsillageuse:
Sillageuse Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
beautiful work! I love the bears, the lights, the message and the colors, just everything! <3
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:iconfeyborg:
Feyborg Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really cute
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:icon4steex:
4steex Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconmerearthling:
merearthling Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
what a splendid painting! wonderful :clap:
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:icon4steex:
4steex Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconmerearthling:
merearthling Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
:XD: my pleasure!
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015   General Artist
Looks wonderful :wow:
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:iconksantor:
Ksantor Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing. North is calling...
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:icon4steex:
4steex Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much :)
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:iconbarananduen:
barananduen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015   General Artist
Awww This is so cute and creative!!! Love the concept, colors, lighting, and the adorable playful bears, of course! Excellent!!
Congrats on the DD!
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:icon4steex:
4steex Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much :)
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:iconkeystoneflora:
keystoneflora Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic artwork
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:icon4steex:
4steex Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you veyr much :)
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:iconkeystoneflora:
keystoneflora Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
very welcome!
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:iconphone-gai:
Phone-Gai Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
BEARS
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:iconscribblezennias:
ScribbleZennias Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, this is fantastic! I love polar bears so much. 
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:icon4steex:
4steex Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much for the lovely comment :)
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I have included this wonderful artwork in the new feature for May 2014 on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Please :+fav: the journal so that more members will see your art, and thank you for being a member :heart:
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:icon4steex:
4steex Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank very much :) 
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Definitely a pleasure :heart:
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:iconliberumequa:
LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Beautiful work, and congrats on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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