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Hunt of the Direwolf

By cobaltplasma
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Last piece for 2014, barring any crazy huge chunks of time popping up :)  My own take on the classic beastie, wanted to push it with a bit more raggedness, a worn, weathered look of a hunter that has seen thousands of moons but still had the craving for the thrill of the hunt in its heart.
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**fistbump** thanks!
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Thank you very much ^_^
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:dance: :dance: :dance:
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Awesome picture.

I wonder if dire wolves are where we eventually got our domesticated dogs from. If not, then it's a fun idea to have.

Or maybe early man was afraid of them.

That glowing eye of his looks so menacing, and I kinda like that. Maybe he's contemplating on if he should piss off some nearby Smilodon by stealing its dinner. I'm sure that a few members from a nearby Neanderthal tribe would appreciate watching the scene of a dire wolf running with stolen prey in its jaws, away from an enraged big fanged wild cat.
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There were real dire wolves, they're now extinct (IIRC they lived around the same time sabertooth cats did) but they were pretty big; I think the average size was about where the largest wolf sizes fall, so the largest dire wolves were pretty big, over 150lbs+.

This was my take on the more fantastical versions from faerie tales and fantasy stories, so more supernatural than they would normally be :)
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Fantastic~ I really like the glowing eyes in the background, and the flow of his...fur?
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Fur works haha :D I wanted it to be this mix of fur and shadowy...stuff haha :)
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Well, great job ^.^
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Thank you very much :)
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MartinMalekProfessional Digital Artist
YES!
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:dance: :D :dance:
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I want this creature for pet <3 hahaha espectacular 
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haha thanks :D It would certainly be loyal to the end :)
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This is so amazing. It looks scary, but it's soooo cool.... X) 
You did an amazing job on this. 
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Thank you very much :D
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No problem! You did really good on this so bravo. :)
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very love this
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Thank you, kindly :D
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MattCarberryProfessional Digital Artist
I love the way the glow of his eyes leave a trail of light fading behind, really gives the creature a sense of motion, and the overall design is just pure wicked!
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Thank you very much ^_^   
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