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Running Up That Hill by German-Blood Running Up That Hill by German-Blood
THIRTY SONG CHALLENGE #2 ~~~~~ [Running Up That Hill - Placebo]

You don't wanna hurt me,
But see how deep the bullet lies.
Unaware that I'm tearing you asunder.
There's a thunder in our hearts, baby.
So much hate for the ones we love?
Tell me, we both matter, don't we?

You, be running up that hill
You and me, be running up that hill
You and me won't be unhappy.

And if I only could,
Make a deal with God,
And get him to swap our places,
Be running up that road,
Be running up that hill,
Be running up that building,
If I only could, oh...


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After countless hours of sketching this off and on during my holiday break, I finally managed to get it to just the way I had imagined it. I wanted the hand to be a little more masculine, but the only reference that I had was a picture I took of myself with my coat and gloves on. Then again, timber wolves are huge, so I guess the proportion evens out a little bit. Yes, I know, I fail and drawing tears. :(

Anyway, I think I'm going through a little bit of a wolf fandom stage. I've always had an admiration with wolves throughout my childhood, but recently I've steadily grown more and more fond of their elegance and nature (thanks Wolf's Rain...). It seems that the more I do research on them, the more I want to learn about their behavior and their niche in the wild. The facts I've gathered and the footage of I've seen of these beautiful creatures in my in-depth database research, just blew me away. Thus, I'm saving up for one day visiting The Lakota Wolf Preserve in Pennsylvania, or the Seacrest Wolf preserve in Florida.
So with that said, I want to dedicate this drawing to supporting the fight against wolf hunting. I personally find this act as cruel, unnecessary, and painfully sad to learn about. Shooting them for sport, is undoubtedly a topic that makes my heart sink with grief. I hope most of you out there agree with me. However, if any of you guys out there support this kind of stuff, then I'm not going to go into a whole flame debate on how you're ultimately wrong and blah blah blah. I respect your opinions and all, and if you want troll my page with comments challenging this issue, then go ahead. I don't care. I'm still going to be a firm believer that it's inhumane though, and that's that.


Drawn in graphite

Wolf reference from --- > [link]
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:iconluciferys:
When I look at this drawing the first thing that strikes my eyes is the falling tear and the expression of the wolf. His eyes seem to beg you understand his nature and to protect his world. I know that wolves like many other animals also suffer from humanity's cruel hand.
You have great skills. I like the shading and the way you drew the wolf's fur.Overall the drawing is great, inspires sensitivity and touches one's heart...but I would have liked a more detailed background...because the white makes the piece look unfinished. At any rate I love this piece. Keep up the good work. Best wishes.
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This is one of the most beautiful drawings about nature or animals I've ever seen. The wolf's expression is heart-breaking. When I look at his eyes the first thing that come to my mind is that he's saying "help me".

You have great skills, and you didn't fail at drawing his tears at all. Fur is not easy to draw and you did it great.

The drawing needs no word. The wolf and the hands that are holding his face say a lot by their own.

This is an amazing piece to show people the damage we humans do to animals and nature, and people should be more conscious about it.
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kumiewolf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Love this realy! I write a story and this reminds me of a piece of it. But this is to amazing!Love 
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much! :aww: :hug: 
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kumiewolf Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem:D (Big Grin) 
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From-Time Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Haahaa I'm listening to the song right now XD
Awesome pic by the way ;3
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome! :D
Thank you! ^_^
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From-Time Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome (^,^)/
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isaxD Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
so beautiful!Clap 
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NoodleNoo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work xxx
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you so much! :typerhappy:
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Blacktiger-eyes Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Really cool :3 This is beatiful
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :tighthug:
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Makowolfwarrior Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you dont fail at tears. you should see mine. literally a curved line with a drop lol. the picture looks awesome!
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
lol Thank you very much. :XD:
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Makowolfwarrior Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No Prob. :)
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Andromeva Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I'm so happy I found this! :heart:
Just ONE day ago. I discovered this amazing song, and I wanted to do an ode to it too. So I scrolled trough 'Running' to see the motion.
But I regret nothing for clicking this wonderful image.
:love:
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Oh my! Thank you very much for the lovely compliment! :w00t: :glomp:
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Andromeva Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
You're so welcome ^^ It's truely amazing!!! :glomp::tighthug:
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Fauphisto Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
The wolf is amazing! I love how its crying...So sad... :(
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thankies! :hug:
I definitely tried to capture a mournful emotion in this drawing as well as compelling to express it in the viewer. :)

:heart:
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Keyrye Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is an amazing drawing. Where I live there are many wolves but not many people seem to capture them in a drawing like you have. The eyes are very captivating showing so much emotion, one thinks where to begin in describing what the wolf is thinking. Well done on the fur, keep up the fantastic work!
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you SOOO much! Sorry for the late reply. ^^;
I'm very delighted that you like my drawing, and that you gave me such positive critique. :) You're too kind. :hug:
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kittykatz13 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
This is beautiful! it's heartbreaking but kind of hopeful at the same time...brilliant work!
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I'm really happy you like my work! :la:
Thank you very much! :hug:
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kittykatz13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Very welcome :D
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Haltaar Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work, love that song! ^_^
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you. :) Yup, it will forever be one of my top favorites. :meow:
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TheWolfheart89 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
all i can say is wow
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you so much! :bow:
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HeadofManycolors Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow this is so beautiful, you're a very good artist.
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you so very much! I really appreciate your kind words. :happybounce:
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HeadofManycolors Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist
Of course!
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Darandil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it...
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you so much! :blowkiss:
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heather26 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The song fits perfectly with the picture, it tends to me to be immensely deep, I love it. You've done a great job! I agree completely, hunting wolves for sport is very inhumane, it's pointless, with no reasonable outcome but the death of a very majestic creature, people should respect them, they could even learn from them.
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you so much! ^_^ :hug:
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heather26 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem at all!! ^^
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rtaylor64 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
as a native american skin walker i would say you have this perfect i would know the tear is incredible.they are very much like us socially only better bcause they do'nt kmow how to lie
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, thank you! :cuddle: I really appreciate it.
I'm definitely in agreeance with you there. :) They have such similar hierarchies like people do, as well as a strong family nurturing/upbringing. It really amazes me how many comparisons you can make between us and them.
Again, thanks for the compliment. :hug:
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IamETOH Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sehr Schon!
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German-Blood Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Danke! :hug:
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IamETOH Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Bitte Sehr! :aww:
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CentiumCuspis Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student General Artist
I know someone will hate me for this but when one owns a small farm where they work tirelessly to provide for a family, go out early everyday and feed thier animals, shovel thier crap, and work a full-time job. The last thing they need is to have the calf ,they spent months giving the mother special care to produce properly, get eaten by wild animals. It's sad but they (like most of you) hold thier own family above a wolf's. thus I second the motion to move them to Norway. or a bill greatly reducing taxes on farm animals, or compensation for lost animals in exchange for no-wolf hunting laws because both sides need to be placated for any move to occure. Sadly most governing bodies I have seen seem distinctly anti-small farm and would not look for a fair comprimise looking instead to the larger "we love animals" groups.
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German-Blood Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I definitely agree with what you're saying. Even though I love wolves I have to second you're opinion when putting you're family first before wild animals. I do, however, think that whoever is in charge of the farm or whoever's duty it is to run the farm, has a responsibility to make sure nothing goes wrong. If you have a calf that you worked your butt off for to raise and then vanishes because a wolf ate it, are you going to blame the wild animal for finding food to fill its belly (because remember it doesn't know any better), or are you going to blame the person who failed to improve security to make sure there is a safe and solid-built boundary between your farm and the outside world? I've never lived on a farm before, so I wouldn't really know, but I do know that if you have a lot to maintain and can't afford the expenses, keep up with the responsibilities of a farm, including maintainance, and have a full-time job, then don't own a small farm in the first place.
I don't agree, nor disagee with moving wolves to Norway. It seems like a good idea, but who's to say that they will even adapt? European wolves are different from American wolves, and it might possibly take a very long time for Americans to evolve to the change in climate zones and survive by eating different prey. If there is proof that Canadian wolves thriving up in Scandinavia can happen, then I would like to see it. Until then I need to say that it might be a bad idea.
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CentiumCuspis Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Student General Artist
On fences, one of the things one learns is that a determained animal can get through just about anything, and a stupid 6 year old can get through it faster and it is Impossible to watch a small child all day if said child does not want it. The costs associated with building a fence that could not be goten over not so bad, under quite a bit (moving earth costs a surprising amount). when there is a Lightning storm everyone goes inside even though the risk of actualy getting struck is low. The same goes for wolves most would rather have no risk of attack than some risk.

As for living on a farm. owning a farm is having a large track of land that one can do whatever they want on. some people go for the archetypel Farm, Garden, animals,exct. others build paintball courses on them, some use the land for ATV driving or Motocross. since not everyone does the same thing they often go and visit eachother to do things together, during Harvest many offer a share of what they have raised in exchange for help harvesting it. All this exchange builds community. A community of farmers hold self-relience, independence, and those they consider their own to be the most importaint things and will fight with all they have to maintain it (even against wolves or by taking a second job). most can't even imagine living any other way.

Thus if you want to stop or lessen wolf hunting one has to offer something in return such as tax incentives for specialized fencing or reduced large animal taxes. A strait up ban will at best severly anger a lot of people at best, or be compleatly ineffective, anger people, and damage communities (due to fines) at worse.

The Norway comment was mostly a joke.

As for my accual veiw on Wolves, They are some thing beutiful that should be protected, as are Farming communities but if I have to choose between the two I pick my own every time.
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German-Blood Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
And as a side note, who's to say they won't over-breed in Norway either and matters worse?
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mysteriouswhitewolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DAMN! Makes me think of Toboe. This is so beautiful. This drawing is one of my most favorite pictures officially. Excellent job. The detail is amazing.
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German-Blood Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! Yeah, I was thinking of Toboe a little bit when I drew this. ^_^ Hehe.
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Idalothe98 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
I HATE wolf hunting of all the deepest corener of me! It's inhumane. I hate when humans are putting out traps, like that one that the wolf step in and then he looses his leg and die, but great work btw. :-)
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German-Blood Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! ^w^
I definitely agree with you. Death traps that prolong the anguish and suffering of the wolves in them are as inhumane as it gets. :(
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Idalothe98 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
I live in Norway, and there are almost no wolves there, so I thought, insted of shooting the wolves in Canada, why not send them down here, with their pack?
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