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My old sketch rise alive  Young viking wolf by Kay-Ra
Something personal. This is my viking character, I still working on his degisn...
Hope You like it! ^^



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:iconkunyka:
Pretty wolf warrior you have drawn! Drawing wolf naturally (with the appereance they actually do have in real life) is not easy but much more better than cartoon or humanic style.
I would draw it in full view instead of hiding good halfs of legs if I was you, but I guess it is not a big deal really. Fur have been draw nicely, in places where it is lying (legs, ears, nose edge) there are enough of effects to be sure that these parts of wolf's body are not bald. Color tones are also well-drawn. Accessories and axe wolf wields are also fitting well.
Autumn forest background (especially while one half of it is already asleep and waiting for a spring while another one is full of fallen golden leafs) is an excellent idea, showing all the beauty of nature, native for a beast warrior, as well as looking really beautiful and calming down.
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:iconitsdraconix:
Vision: When I first saw this, I thought it looked amazing. Furst of all (Puns), I love your style here, it really pops, especially near the bottom where it looks like you have mixed a watercolor style with lineart, very eye-catching! There's nothing much wrong I ca say here, looks great to me!
Originality: I feel like this pic truly represents this character, and the whole forest idea, with a damp, cloudy feeling works perfect with that coat of black fur! Overall, very nice Creativity here!
Technique: As stated in Vision, you have a very cool art style, in which you almost seem to blend watercolor style with lineart, in my opinion. That, combined with the detailed weapons really made this some eye candy!
Impact: As a whole, this image is a very wonderful piece of artwork! It shows creativity, moodiness, and a real feel for the character and their environment. Overall, this picture was really well done, and i don't have much to say. The only thing I could really say about this, in my opinion, is that the edges to some things look a little blurred, but that's not really a big deal to be honest. Very nice work, and I hope to see more beautiful pictures from you!

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:icondawningglory:
DawningGlory Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love the detail you put into your images!
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:iconmonseo:
Monseo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018   General Artist
great atmosphere, the colours really match this character, the facial expression is unforgettable. great job!
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:iconazarius-flashfang:
Azarius-Flashfang Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
Oh wow, this looks amazing!^^ I just love the amount of detail involved here, from the wolf himself, to the scenery, and the level of detail on his equipment. Two questions, one technical and one tongue in cheek. How did you do the whole fog effect where you can still see the trees in the background? And the other, how in the world does he get the ax out of its holder and use it?
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:iconthe--coyote:
the--coyote Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful done I love all the detail in the wolf and in the background! You did a wonderful job c:
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:iconshadowwolfy6:
ShadowWolfy6 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!❤❤
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:icontherealluxon:
TheRealLuxon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tho the art is well done, there are some illogical parts. The axe if not hitting the wolf as he moves but certainly bothersome, the axes most weight is in the head of the axe. The bounds/belt/strap should be as close as possible to the weight center of any weapon when its carried. Secondly the anklet looks like it would fall down any second, but its just minor problem of mine. The cuts in the axe head are deep enough for the lower part of the blade to break off.
I particularly like how you managed the background, well done again.
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:iconchewtoi:
chewtoi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Student General Artist
i love the background!
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:iconkay-ra:
Kay-Ra Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconchewtoi:
chewtoi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student General Artist
no worries, your art is amazing!
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:iconfe203:
FE203 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
cool artstyle but one question, HOWUH THE SPATULA DOES IT USE THE HATCHET??? still amazing tho
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:iconindigowizard:
IndigoWizard Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do they use their axe?
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:iconclawpotter:
Clawpotter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
Love it
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:iconstormfly1423:
Stormfly1423 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so good at drawing ;~;
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:iconjwatkinsart:
JWatkinsArt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is really beautiful! I love the character design in this and all the subtle details. I feel like there must be a story behind that broken ax. The subtle color shifts in the fur are also very nice. The way you have a gentle mix of greys and browns is great. I especially like the creative aspects you added in, like the braid and all the detailing on the ax. Fantastic!
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:iconwonderlandtrades:
WonderlandTrades Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
Amazing amazing amazing omfg i love it. Just so GAAH i wanna hug it Your art work is so visually appealing to the eyes and soothing to the soul idk what it is but it really stands out to me right now :) Keep it up pal!~
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:icontheepicfantasy:
TheEpicFantasy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Oh this is gorgeous! I love the feel of the atmosphere and the character is lovely. Love 
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:iconkay-ra:
Kay-Ra Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:icontheepicfantasy:
TheEpicFantasy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017
Your welcome. :)
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:iconfire-link:
Fire-Link Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Nice work. How's things going?
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:iconkay-ra:
Kay-Ra Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) Things?  little bit busy :)

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:iconfire-link:
Fire-Link Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
Yeah, it has gotten busy for me too, both work and life.
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:iconmotherofdragons64:
MotherOfDragons64 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool love it 
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:iconkay-ra:
Kay-Ra Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! c:
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:iconmotherofdragons64:
MotherOfDragons64 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
y.welcome
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:icon0okamisart:
0okamisArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning! the fur is beautiful ♥
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:iconkay-ra:
Kay-Ra Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icon0okamisart:
0okamisArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome :3
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:iconitsdraconix:
ItsDraconix Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do people not see their own critiques on here?
weird..
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:iconkay-ra:
Kay-Ra Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017   Artisan Crafter
I put every criticism, I get a lot of messages and often react with a delay :D Thank you for critique :)
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:iconitsdraconix:
ItsDraconix Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My bad, just didn't know fo real xD
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:iconthe-fox-of-knowledge:
Looks like a Skyrim wolf companion
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:iconkay-ra:
Kay-Ra Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Hah, thanks! :D
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:iconroamingtigress:
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
Really nice work; I really like the texture of the fur and the setting and design of the axe.
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:iconkay-ra:
Kay-Ra Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconroamingtigress:
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
You are very welcome :)
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:iconironclawsandpaws:
IronclawsAndPaws Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh wow! I love this!! :heart: The sketch is amazing too. :)

I'm just gonna throw this out here since this piece fits the theme, but if you like wolves and viking/nordic things, you should check out Felvargs ! We would love to have you! I would even 100% give you one to start off with. ;-;
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:iconkay-ra:
Kay-Ra Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Oh, thanks for opinion! Hug 
Great idea for group! I join now! Heart 
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:iconvannjaren:
Vannjaren Featured By Owner Edited Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*apologies for the double-post, train WiFi is being a pain in the ass ^^; *

Lovely work - I love the natural colours in his design and how they vary (as in real black wolves, which are almost never one solid shade of black), and his fur is very nicely drawn indeed - enough detail to look realistic and textured, but still retaining a feel of stylisation.

I like his braids indeed - and I'm assuming from the axe that he's some kind of shapeshifter? Anyway, his accessories are nicely drawn and well laid-out, and I love the realistic anatomy style here. Also enjoying that his pose is a standing pose but still has a feel of a scene to it and isn't entirely static, I love the sense of him pausing here and even the faint hint of tension in his limbs as if he's about to move off.
I really like the background's atmosphere, but if I had to critique (since you request critique), I'd say that it's a little too obvious that you've used brushes for the leaves rather than painting them all yourself. I'd advise perhaps either some blurring, or a bit of over-painting in future if drawing similar scenes, to perhaps blend the leaves in more so they look a little bit less stamped-on. (not that they look bad, because they don't - they just stand out a bit as stamped compared to the beautifully painted wolf in the foreground.)
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:iconkay-ra:
Kay-Ra Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Hehe internet likes to make jokes especially on the trains. Thank you very much for your kind words :)

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:iconvannjaren:
Vannjaren Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, indeed it does...
And you're very welcome indeed! ^^ :D
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:iconvannjaren:
Vannjaren Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work - I love the natural colours in his design and how they vary (as in real black wolves, which are almost never one solid shade of black), and his fur is very nicely drawn indeed - enough detail to look realistic and textured, but still retaining a feel of stylisation.
I like his braids indeed - and I'm assuming from the axe that he's some kind of shapeshifter? Anyway, his accessories are nicely drawn and well laid-out, and I love the realistic anatomy style here. Also enjoying that his pose is a standing pose but still has a feel of a scene to it and isn't entirely static, I love the sense of him pausing here and even the faint hint of tension in his limbs as if he's about to move off.
I really like the background's atmosphere, but if I had to critique (since you request critique), I'd say that it's a little too obvious that you've used brushes for the leaves rather than painting them all yourself. I'd advise perhaps either some blurring, or a bit of over-painting in future if drawing similar scenes, to perhaps blend the leaves in more so they look a little bit less stamped-on. (not that they look bad, because they don't - they just stand out a bit as stamped compared to the beautifully painted wolf in the foreground.)
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:iconvannjaren:
Vannjaren Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work - I love the natural colours in his design and how they vary (as in real black wolves, which are almost never one solid shade of black), and his fur is very nicely drawn indeed - enough detail to look realistic and textured, but still retaining a feel of stylisation.
I like his braids indeed - and I'm assuming from the axe that he's some kind of shapeshifter? Anyway, his accessories are nicely drawn and well laid-out, and I love the realistic anatomy style here. Also enjoying that his pose is a standing pose but still has a feel of a scene to it and isn't entirely static, I love the sense of him pausing here and even the faint hint of tension in his limbs as if he's about to move off.
I really like the background's atmosphere, but if I had to critique (since you request critique), I'd say that it's a little too obvious that you've used brushes for the leaves rather than painting them all yourself. I'd advise perhaps either some blurring, or a bit of over-painting in future if drawing similar scenes, to perhaps blend the leaves in more so they look a little bit less stamped-on. (not that they look bad, because they don't - they just stand out a bit as stamped compared to the beautifully painted wolf in the foreground.)
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:iconvolinfer:
Volinfer Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh good work on the fur, nice painting!
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:iconkay-ra:
Kay-Ra Featured By Owner Edited Mar 10, 2017   Artisan Crafter
thank you, I tried :D :happybounce: 
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:iconbrodoyouevenfondue:
brodoyouevenfondue Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful omg (":
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:iconkay-ra:
Kay-Ra Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much ! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconsolarisdragon:
SolarisDragon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
Tough Canine! Awesome!
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:iconkay-ra:
Kay-Ra Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :happybounce: 

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DrakeTheAngel Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
Extremely beautiful and amazing! I love the background.
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