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The wolf and his ravens
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Published: April 15, 2018
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Gift/redrawn art trade piece for :iconnaviira: Her characters Raban and Alar, sitting somewhere in the the tundra and discussing their observations.

Honestly, I don't know much about your characters, but your illustrations provide enough information to make mental portrait of these two. Raban is wise adviser, not the one who do the things, but rather the one who tells the stories. Alar is calm and may seem absent at first, but one should not mistake his quietness for lack of will. 
The plot of their discussion is up to viewer's imagination.

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Grimmla's avatar
Grimmla|Student General Artist
I love the feeling of this 
the crooked tree the colors <3 
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Astarcis|Student General Artist
Yay! :iconjoyplz:
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Riervyen's avatar
Riervyen|Student General Artist
Beautifully drawn!
I recognized Naviira's characters right away. :)
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Astarcis|Student General Artist
Thank you :3
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Peace-In-Violence|Student Traditional Artist
looks good
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Astarcis|Student General Artist
Thanks.
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KatyushkaWolf|Student Digital Artist
Как же это красиво! Просто волшебно)))
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Astarcis|Student General Artist
Спасибо большое)
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FaIIenShadows|Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! The colours in the background are lovely <33
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Astarcis|Student General Artist
Thank you :heart:
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FaIIenShadows|Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime <33
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Strawberry-Tate's avatar
This is really beautiful ! <33
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Astarcis's avatar
Astarcis|Student General Artist
Thank you much!
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Husgryph's avatar
Husgryph|Hobbyist General Artist
Твои фоны невероятны *-*
Так хочется туда попасть..
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Astarcis|Student General Artist
Большое спасибо! :D
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Shetama|Student Photographer
What brushes do you use?
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Astarcis|Student General Artist
Thank you!
Mix of everything I have ever found useful.
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Shetama|Student Photographer
You should do speed paint videos!
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Astarcis|Student General Artist
I do streams sometimes, but I’m often lazy to announce it everywhere, so there are not much people usually.
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Shetama|Student Photographer
This is beautiful.
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Astarcis|Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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ASDFGHJKL ASDFGHJKL ASDFGHJKL  GET OUT OF HERE. WUT IS THIS... GORGEOUS MASTERPIECE! 
Asta, you spoil me with all of your beautiful artwork. ;-; Wow. I don't even know where to start. I can't even begin to express just how amazed and grateful I am. Thank you SO much.

Ah, wow. Everything about this is so wonderful. First off, the composition and colors in this piece is phenomenal. You really have a talent for painting landscapes, and I'm always excited to see each and every new piece you make because you just keep getting better and better. I'm slightly obsessed with rocky, alpine terrain, and I really wish I was there right now, going for a hike among those rocks. Haha! I'm also obsessing over that tree you painted. It really looks like the branches are sitting in a 3-dimensional space. It's so easy to make trees appear flat but you've done an absolutely superb job here at making it look REAL. I'm also blown away by all the ravens. Drawing birds can be such a pain, but you've managed to place 7 of them in a single painting, and they all look phenomenal! I love the bit of blue shining on their wings. Your attention to detail is amazing! And of course, my precious Alar and Raban. ;-; I really miss those characters, and seeing them together again like this makes me want to bring them back again. You've definitely captured the essence of their relationship in this. 

Thank you again. I CAN'T WAIT to pay you back for all your kindness and finish to my side of the trade. Heart Heart Heart 
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Astarcis|Student General Artist
I am so happy you like it! Alar has a place in my heart, he is such a controversial character. It’s easy to fall in love with his personality :heart:
Ravens were a tough thing indeed, yet it’s nice to practice in something that’s out of your comfort zone.
Mounty background was inspired by the paintings of Roerich. If you’re not familiar with the artist, check him out, he is wonderful!
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