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Centaur by DikaWolf Centaur :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 69 8 Art Vs Artist by DikaWolf Art Vs Artist :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 7 5 Safe Space by DikaWolf Safe Space :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 23 8 Aries by DikaWolf Aries :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 9 0 Mermaid by DikaWolf Mermaid :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 26 11 3 Witches by DikaWolf 3 Witches :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 3 5 Us vs Them by DikaWolf Us vs Them :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 8 0 Stargazer by DikaWolf Stargazer :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 24 4 Nagin by DikaWolf Nagin :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 32 8 Neon Gypsy by DikaWolf Neon Gypsy :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 5 0 Virtualman 1.3 Mobile Gaming by DikaWolf Virtualman 1.3 Mobile Gaming :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 0 0 Virtualman 1.2 Enabling Device by DikaWolf Virtualman 1.2 Enabling Device :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 0 0 Virtualman 1.1 Robot Uprising by DikaWolf Virtualman 1.1 Robot Uprising :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 1 0 Bombardier Beetle by DikaWolf Bombardier Beetle :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 3 3 Man's Ruin by DikaWolf
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Man's Ruin :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 8 4
My Rig by DikaWolf My Rig :icondikawolf:DikaWolf 5 10

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Cover Illustration - Fateseal - Deck Of Souls by LAS-T Cover Illustration - Fateseal - Deck Of Souls :iconlas-t:LAS-T 463 24 Adult Earphone Jack by dandonfuga
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Adult Earphone Jack :icondandonfuga:dandonfuga 2,828 45
Triss Merigold by dandonfuga
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Triss Merigold :icondandonfuga:dandonfuga 5,846 144
The Allegory of Music - oil painting by borda
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The Allegory of Music - oil painting :iconborda:borda 561 37
Underwater Dream by fizzypopcake Underwater Dream :iconfizzypopcake:fizzypopcake 491 56 Ahri - LoL contest/Polycount by alexnegrea Ahri - LoL contest/Polycount :iconalexnegrea:alexnegrea 4,395 72 Tokkun Academy Tutorial Artbook by alexnegrea Tokkun Academy Tutorial Artbook :iconalexnegrea:alexnegrea 4,338 90 Coffee Break by MarcBrunet Coffee Break :iconmarcbrunet:MarcBrunet 8,941 341 Splash Art Commission - Lynn O'hara by Eddy-Shinjuku Splash Art Commission - Lynn O'hara :iconeddy-shinjuku:Eddy-Shinjuku 1,189 36 Zelda by Prywinko Zelda :iconprywinko:Prywinko 2,470 105 Albedo (January Patreon Reward) by Prywinko Albedo (January Patreon Reward) :iconprywinko:Prywinko 2,337 44 .Game Girl. by sakimichan .Game Girl. :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 29,903 1,103 Aphrodite.Happy early valentine . by sakimichan Aphrodite.Happy early valentine . :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 20,561 450 Emilee by Selenada Emilee :iconselenada:Selenada 1,547 0 Water Lily Dream by Selenada Water Lily Dream :iconselenada:Selenada 11,407 1,119 Ghost's procession by ZeenChin Ghost's procession :iconzeenchin:ZeenChin 1,528 59

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DikaWolf

Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Vallejo, California
Favourite style of art: Traditional art, sequential line art, as well as digital art done in a traditional style.
Favourite cartoon character: Captain America! I love how he inspires others to be heroes themselves.
Personal Quote: How do you know my language?
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About the New Journals:
:typer: revamp With the launch of the Eclipse Beta, I decided to move some blogs (from another site) over to DA using some of the new features. These journals give a bit more information on some of my pieces than the deviations' descriptions would allow. For now, I've added (with more to come in the future):
Safe Space
Safe Space above was originally to be called "Child of Light" as an Adobe Photoshop starchild art piece I was inspired to create.
Child of Light
However, the project was halted after creating the elf girl as inspiration dwindled when I couldn't find a direction to take it. So it sat unfinished in my hard drive for over 10 years, taking only a portion of it to serve as a link banner for my art site. As well as used in banners for other sites I've uploaded to:
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Fortunately, as I started to do Adobe Illustrator vector recreations of previous work, I also decided to revisit my unfinished pieces as well, including "Child of Light". With fresh eyes, I allowed it to take a new direction far from the simple piece I had originally intended and thus renamed it "Safe Space", as it now depicted self protection from vulnerability one tends to be bombarded with daily.
Below is a vector outline view of the Illustrator version using gradient meshes:
Safe Space (Outline)
Stargazer
The werewolf and wolf image above I'd become most known for is an Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 vector recreation of the Adobe Photoshop art piece below created in 1997 by yours truly that made its first appearance in the AOL art forums, and then in published print in an article in Traditional Music Maker Magazine.
Stargazer
Throughout the image gained great popularity when I also allowed use of the original image in art tubes used in other artist creations.
Below is a vector outline view of the Illustrator version using gradient meshes, which ultimately turned out to be my most difficult recreation as well as the most taxing to my computer due to the amount of hair that had to be rendered, thus each element had to created separately in order to lower the strain it caused. However, I was very grateful to go through that process for the lessons learned from it allowed me to better streamline the process and make it more efficient for later pieces.
Stargazer (Outline)
Nagin
During the Nagin's creation, I was heavily influenced by Hindu artwork mostly by a wonderful couple I know that had proudly shown me their vacation photos from India, and by the numerous Bollywood films I adore. I was reminded of the time I visited a Hindu temple in my youth in Los Angeles, and thought I should do a piece to commemorate that experience. Since I'm very prone to creature designs, I thought about what creature in Hindu lore I could depict. A Bollywood film about a Naga I watched at the time gave me my answer.
Nagin (Sketch)
The piece started as the sketch above, from which I began the vector work using Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 using gradient meshes (vector outline view below).
Nagin (Outline)
I studied numerous Hindu artwork and marveled at the use of bright colors, so I made sure to incorporate that into the piece. I also looked at numerous Hindu clothing and jewelry to decide how I was going to costume the piece. Finally, I wanted the face to be more exotic then the sketch. So calling on my best friend since college, Melody Roberts, I asked her if she could send me some selfies to use as reference for the piece. She then sent me this:
Face Reference for Nagin
She's a great beauty as well as a wonderful talent, who focuses it towards her music.
You should check out her Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/melatv as well as her Twitter https://twitter.com/melamelodymela out and give her a listen. Her vocals are magnificent. Anyway, she agreed and the rest as you say is art.
Mermaid
The mermaid above is an Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 vector recreation of the Adobe Photoshop art piece below created in 1997 by yours truly that made its first appearance in the AOL art forums.
Mermaid
Since, it has seen publication in an article in Traditional Music Maker Magazine, used as product packaging for incense, numerous business signs (including a bikini shop in Hawaii), and gained the height of its popularity when I allowed use of the original image in art tubes used in other artist creations.
Below is a vector outline view of the vector recreation using gradient meshes:
Mermaid (Outline)

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Yllande Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Donut.....Kitty kitty - Defeated
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DikaWolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
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What?  Miaw?
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ClutchBangstrip Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019
Thanks for the input about inking.
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