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By Ironshod
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This is an artwork that I have just completed. I think wolves are wonderful creatures and although from the real world I hope this composition implies an element of fantasy by the character's unusual friendship. The girl's crouched pose leaning into the wolf is designed to look as if she might run off away from the viewer and join the wolves rather than chose human company. I have made their eyes quite similar to also hint at this tie in.

A big thanks to photographer Neil Chapman and model Samii for the photo that I used as reference when painting the girl.
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© 2013 - 2020 Ironshod
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Frozen-FaeriefyreHobbyist General Artist

It seems a girl's best friend is a wolf.

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PanartiasHobbyist Traditional Artist
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This is on my wallet lol
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Heart Gray Wolf Heart Gray Wolf Heart 
SunlessNick's avatar
It's like... she's a werewolf, and she's in a spirit world where the two sides of her can appear apart, but paradoxically, a the same time be together in a way they've never been able to be before.
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May I trace this gorgeous painting and make my own version of the motif?
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Well, here it is anyway, since you didn't come back to me:  Timna and Moon in wolf form. by JakeHamsung  The original is one of the most gorgeous portraits on the site to me.
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MuseMariahHobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent. You definitely captured their kinship. I feel that it's the wolf's expression/eyes that tells their story as much as her eyes.
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Beautifully Done!
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What an incredible and beautiful artwork this is.
I have really fallen in love with it
You did a great job :)
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sondrex76Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's an awesome artwork!
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RolandLatoreSpeedHobbyist Traditional Artist
It's wonderful...
Really beautiful.... 
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how do you make those things they are beautiful keep it up!
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CelestialInkHobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautiful picture. Both the wolf and the woman look incredible. The woman actually looks fiercer than the wolf!
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AlexanderJeanProfessional Digital Artist
Love this.
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this is really beautiful <3
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Beautiful work.  I love wolves, actually got to play with some.  Check out Medicine Wheel Lodge ( ), it is a wolf rescue facility in Arizona.  The owner, Joan Healingwolf, is a great lady.
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LumimyrskydawnProfessional Photographer
Lovely piece :clap:
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Mintyd0tStudent General Artist
It's a wolf and yes they are wonderful creatures please do more of these 😃😃😃😃😃😃:))
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This speaks to me on a mental level. I love her facial expression. It's cautious and feral. It's amazing.
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tanasha67Hobbyist General Artist
You have done it beautifull...
To my eye she looks like she feels safer with the wolf than whoevers in front of her :)
much like Daine in Tamora Pierces "Wild magic" - and that's a huge complement ! :heart:
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Fabulous Pewdiepie Emoticon run run wolf Running Wolf GIMPed Rue Grin Markiplier, Cat Lick Icon :'3  
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Gwendolyn1Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its gorgeus, love it!
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Wolf <3 My favourite animals! It's so beautiful and amazing! <3
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