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Farewell to Earth by KaceyM Farewell to Earth by KaceyM
After all the time I spent creating this piece, I suddenly don't know what to say about it. ^.^.. I'm amazed that I completed it. This is the most complex commission I've ever done - 48 characters, 18"x40" on illustration board with microns, acrylics, markers, colored pencils and watercolors. Approx. 120 hours of work.

The story behind the piece: The Chakats, family, and friends are having a great big party to celebrate the move from Earth to their new home on the planet Chakona. Characters are copyright Bernard Doove, and are part of his stories at the Chakat's Den website.

This piece will be traveling to Anthrocon to be displayed in the Anthrocon Art show. It is not for sale as it is a commission, but it will be there to be seen =). And I'm not sure how I'll be doing prints yet, but prints should be available for Anthrocon as well.
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:iconminigunshooter600:
MinigunShooter600 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
what a good moment, i could appear here
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DragonRam107 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
so lively!!! :D
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
So cute!!!!!  *hugs the girls softly*
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tracker002 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I love it, I just hope that Goldfur uses it in one of the stories.
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ManiacallyEpic Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Writer
Huh, interesting. Two humans out of 42 characters. Guess you like taurs and anthros ( I do anyway).  
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:iconmacmaker101:
Macmaker101 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Actually 3 Humans.
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:iconmaniacallyepic:
ManiacallyEpic Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Writer
Oh. That totally makes a difference.
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:icontheyoungcraftsman:
TheYoungCraftsman Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thats alot of characters....all well done to
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:icondanwind:
danwind Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Awesome Drawing, you are one amazing Drawer
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ShawnSkunk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I can get used to that. we just gather up what we need and then we disappear from the earth forever and head to the new planet.
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:iconzebulonsmiley:
ZebulonSmiley Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Farewell to Earth, huh? It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN!!!
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:icontailblaze:
tailblaze Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow, just amazing.
my fave or the fox and cougar dancing.
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:iconthebrokenscale:
TheBrokenScale Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Anyone else get Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" stuck in your head after seeing this?
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:iconspartan-2ar:
Spartan-2ar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
this looks like a world I'd want to live in.
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:iconseptic-art:
Septic-Art Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why haven't you got a DD for this yet!?
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:iconsonicrailin:
Sonicrailin Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is mind blowingly beautiful!!!

And you did this all by hand?!
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:iconlonefox95:
lonefox95 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. Anthros all getting along. It must have been stressful for you knowing the amount of mistakes that could have happened whilst creating this.
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TheGoshtofDark Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW THIS IS A DRAW HOW MANY CHARACTERS IT'S WONDERFUL
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AmberLoveVixicat Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
very awesome. nice job
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grumpypuppy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
^.^
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VioletWhirlwind Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I bought a print of this at a con. (I also need to go get it framed sometime. :D) Been meaning to find your gallery, but didn't know if you had one or not, or what name to look for. Then, while browsing DA, I ran across another piece that was NOT this one, and thought "That looks like the style of the person that made Farewell to Earth" and went searching for it, and here it is. :D

So much happening here. I always wondered what the story behind it was. Now I know. It is absolutely amazing and must have taken forever. XD Very impressive. :thumbsup:
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newtofurries Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
can we get a list of who all is in this picture please? sitting here pointing out who I think is who and its hard to keep track lol.
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snowfox41011 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student General Artist
i like this a world that gets along with furries and anthros!!
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:iconlittlefox89:
littlefox89 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This piece is amazing! Every time i look at it, there's something new.
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:icon2bthe1:
2BTHE1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
THE MEAT THE BBQ FROM WHERE???
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:iconlyndentree:
LyndenTree Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Thats alot of drawing! Great job!
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:iconkitsune85:
kitsune85 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Wonderfully done! Each person is so detailed.
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AlphaGodith Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just amazing. Why hasn't this gotten a DD yet??!!
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Cmndr-Vaughn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
How do they travel to theur new home. By magic, or by ship?
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SanguineJustice Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
oh, WOW. THIS IS JUST AMAZING. i mean, all of you stuff is awesome, but this is simply STUNNING.
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:iconcheetaur:
Cheetaur Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Bravo for undertaking such a challenge. :) It turned out beautifully. Everywhere there is something happening. :) Keep up the outstanding work.
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Timelord216 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Student General Artist
finnaly. art including the WHOLE family. excellent job!
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Gizmoenut Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Student General Artist
This is amazing... :jawdrop:
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:iconrockandtree:
rockandtree Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is MASSIVE! :jawdrop:
Just busy with illustration skill! :wow: :thumbsup:
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:iconkjcxb1:
kjcxb1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Student Artist
i love centaur animals.
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ltdalius Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Woooow - this is amazing! Don't remember i've ever seen so many furrys in one place!
The atmosphere is great - you entirely captured vividness of such family meeting! You can almost hear all that voices and feel the energy!
Must've been exhausting experience drawing this - but it's definitely worth it. Simply great!
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RJ-Foxx Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
im not really shure wat u mean by farewell to earth,,

awesome painting though! vary elaborate, wish i could say more..
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:iconkaceym:
KaceyM Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
The characters in the piece are having a big party before they leave the planet Earth for the planet Chakona - so its their 'farewell to Earth' party...
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:iconrj-foxx:
RJ-Foxx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
O__o i'm a little new to the whole planet Chakona thing, what is it?
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:iconkaceym:
KaceyM Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
part of a story written by Bernard Doove on his website The Chakats Den [link]

I think his site is down right now though, but it should be up again sometime soon.. He's got a bunch of stories on there - many of which I've illustrated =)
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Ben-Lash Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
WOW
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing.
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Remejy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
antastic work..instnat fav
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RockyandGinger4ever Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
oh i can just feeeeeel the joy and happiness!!! : D
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow now thats a lot of characters! I never was really into the taur thing but still very nice. Too bad people couldn't get along with anthros and such in this world. *sighs*
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Fox-Skyline Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
See, I like this, it shows humans and anthros getting along, living in peace. The part I really like, like the couple in front, dancing, looking so happy, I just love it its very cute, and the people by the BBQ in the back, I just like how it all blends so well, everyones happy, having a good time, making new friends, I wish life was like that, it would be great! I wish I could own these piece, I really do.
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KaceyM Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Thanks very much =D
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Fox-Skyline Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Your very welcome...oh and will this ever become available to buy someday? I would love to have it hanging up in my living room...its very beautiful
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:iconkaceym:
KaceyM Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
The original has long been sold - but I do continue to offer prints =)
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:iconfox-skyline:
Fox-Skyline Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Sweet, well I must buy a print! (as long as you can sign it...please? lol)
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