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The Sight: Larka by corruptangel315 The Sight: Larka by corruptangel315
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CHARACTER STATISTICS:
:bulletblack: Larka
:bulletblack: female
:bulletblack: timber wolf
:bulletblack: white
:bulletblack: golden eyes



Another photomanipulation, done on January 14th, 2009.

Wow... it's been a long time since I've last made a wolf manip, and I figured that it was about time. :D This may just be one of my best manips, yet; I LOVE how it turned out. This manip is dedicated to the amazing wolf fantasy novel, "The Sight", by David Clement-Davies. Due to the recommendations of fellow deviantART users, I just couldn't pass up the chance to buy "The Sight" when I saw it on display in the Barnes and Noble book store during a recent shopping trip at the Cape Girardeau mall, and I most definitely don't regret my purchase. The book was AMAZING; possibly one of the best books I've ever read. I recommend it to anyone who loves wolves, fantasy, and drama, as the book has all of that, along with twists of mythology, religion, magical themes, and darker themes, but the story just goes so much deeper than all of that.

Anyway, this is the leading protagonist of "The Sight", Larka, a female Transylvanian timber wolf with a pure white coat and golden eyes who was born with the mysterious power of the Sight. The Sight grants Larka healing powers, allows her to see visions of the past and future when looking into still bodies of water, and it also allows her to see the world through the eyes of other creatures (particularly, birds), and to feel what they are feeling. The Sight is also part of an ancient and powerful prophecy that is the main focus of the book, but that's all I will say, as I wouldn't want to spoil the story for people who haven't read the book, yet. lol

Anyway, because of the fantasy of the book, and because a lot of the story takes place during the Transylvanian winter, I figured that a magical-looking, surreal, winter theme was best for this image. ^^


(NOTE: Originally, it was ~forgotten-phoenix's beautiful wolf photomanipulation, "I'll Die Another Day" that inspired me to create this piece; I thought that manip was so beautiful, when I first saw it, and I loved the idea of the white wolf laying on a rock with a planet in the background. Obviously, my piece turned out considerably different than ~forgotten-phoenix's own, but even so, I feel that it is only right to achknowledge her for inspiring me, in the first place. :heart:)



CREDITS ARE ON THE IMAGE.

Wolf was provided by: Quapaw @ stock.xchange [link]
Background 1 was provided by: duchessa @ stock.xchange [link]
Background 2 was provided by: #resurgere / produced by *Funerium (cosmos photo) and `wroth (snowy mountain photo) [link]
Star brushes were provided by: ~KeReN-R [link]
Flying bird brushes were provided by *redheadstock [link]
All additional edits and effects were created by me, AKA, ~corruptangel315



This is NOT a stock image! This image is to ME and ONLY ME! Do not edit, alter, redistribute, reproduce, download to your computer, upload to another website and/or server, display on another website, or otherwise use this image in any way without receiving MY PERMISSION, first!

The book, "The Sight", as well as the wolf character, "Larka", are to the author, David Clement-Davies
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SilverPhoenix-11 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
That book was amazing! I'm actually reading Fell now :D

This is beautiful, BTW ^^
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
Thank you! :heart: And yes, it really was... I need to re-read it, it's been so long. lol ^^;
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Winzer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just thinking about this book the other day! I haven't read it in years, I am not sure where my copy went, but I loved it sooo much! Also a huge fan of Firebringer too, wish he would write more animal books
Excellent work on this! I think you really captured Larka!
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016
Thank you very much! This piece is really old now, but it's still one of my favorites, and I'm always glad to hear people like it. :aww:
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RUSTPELTGGA Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! I just finished the book. I was sad... :( welp onto the sequel! X3
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
Oh yes, me too. :( It was a great book though. ^^ I really need to re-read it...

Thanks for commenting, and thanks for the :+fav: too! :aww:
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RUSTPELTGGA Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yah...NP though! We all gotta stick together in such a small fan base!
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Stampycatluver Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I have only just read the book and I luv it ( the book and the art)
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Thanks.  :)
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Stampycatluver Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Run, Run, Run, Rad! Blue Kitty Hello 
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osowyn Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing colors in here :love:
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Thanks. :)
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Please don't advertise your own work on my work. It's very rude. >.<
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HuttserandFell Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Ah captures her perfectly
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Thank you. I'm glad you think so. :)
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HuttserandFell Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
This is truly beautiful!!!
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
:hug: Thanks again! 
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HuttserandFell Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
XD :hug:
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ShigureTheProtector Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this book. I love it so much. When I was younger, I was crazy over it, but as I got older, I used to have mixed feelings about this book, until last Little Christmas, I got the audio CDs performed by this guy Steven Crossley and it was only after I first started listening to disk one did I realized how good this book really is. It has very good characters, a good plot, etc, and I will always appreciate it as one of my favorites.
As for this picture, I love the colors and the character of Larka. She had good character development and a nice sense of life and justice. Great work. :)
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Really? I didn't know there was an audio CD for this book... how cool! And yes, I agree, it's a very good book. Of course, I always thought so, from the very moment I started to read it. Speaking of which, I really do need to re-read it sometime; it's been a while. ^^

Anyway, thank you! And thanks for the :+fav:'s, too. :)
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ShigureTheProtector Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. :)
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5UNNYR4Y3 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Digital Artist
I loved this book!! nice job :)
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Thanks! :)
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BrittHyatt Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHAHKDLFJSLDJLFKJSLDJFLKJLDS THE SIGHT!

Favorite book.

This is awesome!!!!! :D
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
lol Thank you! :heart: I really love that book, myself (as if you couldn't already tell, lol). :aww:

Thanks for the :+devwatch: and :+fav:s, BTW! :D
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BrittHyatt Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! You have awesome art and taste! :D
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Thank you! :hug: You do too, on both accounts! :D
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BrittHyatt Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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redwallbadger Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Magnificent manip! <3 I love the Sight, and his other two books about animals, Fell and Firebringer. I really reccomend them if you haven't already read them - in my opinion, Fell is quite good, even if it isn't a worthy sequel to The Sight in many people's opinions. ;D
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thank you! :heart: Yeah, I've heard mixed opinions about "Fell" (a lot of them negative), so I'm not really sure if I want to read it for myself, to be honest. ^^; I've heard "Firebringer" is good, though. :)
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exclusionary Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, I'm such a big fan of that book! I cried when Larka died :c
anyways, great job on this! ;D
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Thank you! :heart: Yes, it was very sad when Larka died. :(
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exclusionary Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem <3
probably one of the saddest deaths in a book ever. When you really get to know a character, it hurts when they die :c
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Oh yes, I know. :( I really need to re-read that book. ^^
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fawnbyday Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Artist
I love The Sight and I'm a big David Clement Davies fan too
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Thank you! :heart: "The Sight" is the only book I've read from him, but I'm sure I'd like his other works too. :)
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! Im a biiiiiiig Clement-Davies fan! ;love:
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Thank you! :heart:
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem!
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SocksTheMutt Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Larka! :iconawwwplz: I LOVE "The Sight", one of my favorite books (of course I love anything with wolves X3) This is just stunning!
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thank you! :hug: Always nice to meet another "The Sight" fan. I really love it too! It was such a great story, I really should re-read it. lol ^^ And I'm the same way, I love wolves. They're my favorite animal. :)
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SocksTheMutt Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd really, really love to see "The Sight" turned into an animated movie (traditional hand drawn animation - I am so sick of CGI :roll:) Have you read the sequel, "Fell"? I should reread it too, it's been SO long now. XD Another book you might like if you haven't already heard of it is "Promise of the Wolves" by Dorothy Hearst
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Oh yes, I agree! That would be awesome, on both accounts. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love CGI too, but traditional, hand-drawn animation is the best. <3 No, I haven't gotten the chance to read "Fell" yet, but I've heard mixed opinions about it. Some of those more negative opinions make me hesitant to read it, to be honest. lol >.< But, eh, I suppose I'd have to actually read it myself, before I can properly judge it. ^^ Have you read it?

Oooh... no, I've never heard of that book, but now I may have to look it up. I don't really read much, anymore, but if I happen to come across a good book, I can't put it down! XD Do you read *akreon and =tanathe's comic, "Off-White"? If not, you should definitely check it out. It's a really great comic, and it's about wolves; it sorta reminds me of "The Sight", in terms of the storyline, and the artwork (especially in the later pages) is absolutely stunning. I'm really hooked on it, and I think you would like it, as well, if you're a fan of wolves. :)
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SocksTheMutt Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just hate how everything is CGI now...it's as if traditional animation is a thing of the past. There's more emotion, more heart in something that's hand drawn, imo anyway. CGI, while fine in it's own respect, can never replace that.

Nope, I was just wondering if you had XD I'm curious too. :p Promise of the Wolves is a trilogy btw, although I've only read the first one so far (and it's awesome) more here: [link]

Oh wow, that comic looks beautiful @_@ Thanks for the link, I'm gonna check more into it for sure XD I've been a wolf "fanatic" since I was a kid, favorite animal (along with dogs) :3
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
:nod: Oh yes, I definitely agree.

Oh wow! Thanks for the link. I read the synopsis, and it really sounds like a story I would definitely get into. The cover art is beautiful too; it kinda reminds me of The Sight's cover art, really. :)

No problem! Yeah, it's an awesome comic, for sure, and the two girls who make it are so incredibly talented; I'm amazed at how beautiful their artwork is. You should definitely read it! They only update once a week (sometimes two, time permitting), so it can sometimes get a bit frustrating waiting for the next page (especially if there's a cliffhanger, lol), but it's always worth the wait. Like I said, I'm hooked. lol I really love it. <3

Haha, yeah, same here... Well, kinda. When I was a little kid, it was really mainly big cats that I was into (especially lions, thanks to TLK, lol), but in my pre-teen and teen years, wolves became my "obsession", of sorts. lol Wolves, and horses. I just think horses are so beautiful. :) And, of course, dogs; I love dogs. ^^ I'm an animal lover, in particular, really. XD
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wolfheart1111 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
i'm reading the books again and they are fantastic. just like this pic :) i'm a wolf lover :) xx
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Thank you very much. :) I love wolves too (hence the "I Love Wolves" collection in my "Favorites" gallery.. lol). ^^
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AsianWolf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know I have read and is a fantastic book.
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Yes, it is, I agree. Thank you for commenting. :)
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