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Proud Expression Greyscale by ritwells Proud Expression Greyscale :iconritwells:ritwells 190 4 Proud by ritwells Proud :iconritwells:ritwells 216 6 Snap by ritwells Snap :iconritwells:ritwells 276 7 Canine/Wolf Face Studies by ritwells Canine/Wolf Face Studies :iconritwells:ritwells 665 8 The Aristocat Kittens Grown up by ritwells The Aristocat Kittens Grown up :iconritwells:ritwells 874 40 Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron by ritwells Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron :iconritwells:ritwells 460 17 You're Going To Be A Father by ritwells You're Going To Be A Father :iconritwells:ritwells 288 10 Proud (quick ref) by ritwells Proud (quick ref) :iconritwells:ritwells 202 3 Scout and Alarion by ritwells Scout and Alarion :iconritwells:ritwells 245 8 Catriona by ritwells Catriona :iconritwells:ritwells 329 9 Mufasa and Sarabi by ritwells Mufasa and Sarabi :iconritwells:ritwells 193 7 Sleepy King by ritwells Sleepy King :iconritwells:ritwells 286 3 Simba Fanart by ritwells Simba Fanart :iconritwells:ritwells 406 15 Hope by ritwells Hope :iconritwells:ritwells 250 4 Rabbits Of Watership Down by ritwells Rabbits Of Watership Down :iconritwells:ritwells 981 49 Adult Hope by ritwells Adult Hope :iconritwells:ritwells 248 4


The Announcement  by ADiresTale The Announcement :iconadirestale:ADiresTale 7 0 Captain Duncan McConnell turnaround by faithandfreedom Captain Duncan McConnell turnaround :iconfaithandfreedom:faithandfreedom 152 13 Aivar Caricature by InstantCoyote Aivar Caricature :iconinstantcoyote:InstantCoyote 155 18 Turquoise Dragon by akreon Turquoise Dragon :iconakreon:akreon 1,984 32 Shattered Illusions by Tazihound Shattered Illusions :icontazihound:Tazihound 653 13 Teliko by Nightrizer Teliko :iconnightrizer:Nightrizer 2,046 52 Exodus by Tazihound Exodus :icontazihound:Tazihound 2,723 80 Merciful Spirits by Tazihound Merciful Spirits :icontazihound:Tazihound 1,831 97 big cats by akreon big cats :iconakreon:akreon 3,591 62 DotW: Polaris by Tazihound DotW: Polaris :icontazihound:Tazihound 931 251 Last Breath by Naviira Last Breath :iconnaviira:Naviira 725 83 WG -Giftart- by DJ88 WG -Giftart- :icondj88:DJ88 321 8 Moret by faithandfreedom Moret :iconfaithandfreedom:faithandfreedom 234 12 AUS Cover by WhiteKimya AUS Cover :iconwhitekimya:WhiteKimya 637 39 Sketch Stream Commissions #1 by lightningspam Sketch Stream Commissions #1 :iconlightningspam:lightningspam 167 7 Snap reference 2019 by Astarcis Snap reference 2019 :iconastarcis:Astarcis 309 12


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Riley Langston
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
hello! i am a 21 yr old artist living in minneapolis MN. i have had a career as a freelance artist for nearly 3 years now and am living independently. i attended MCAD for a semester before dropping out due to insufficient funds for tuition but am now happily living with my girlfriend in our apartment with our tuxedo cat, sylvian.

i will be using this account to post things strictly about my narrative, "Hope's Story". for more information, you can visit my website or check out my Twitter account or Instagram!




Proud Expression Greyscale
Another quick expression study for Proud! This one's a little more sketchy than the other one
Some fanart of Astarcis 's character Snap! If you haven't checked out their art already, I definitely recommend doing that asap! Their work is incredible - such great shapes and understanding of planes and structure and environment. 

Canine/Wolf Face Studies
For Bawfle ! Just some basic studies of snouts/faces and how to draw them at different angles. As always, photo references are your best friend. Don't be afraid to trace real photos with shapes just to get a feel for it before drawing on your own looking at the reference or without reference.
The Aristocat Kittens Grown up
Had an idea to draw Berlioz, Toulouse, and Marie all grown! I don't believe I've seen it done ever, but perhaps one day there will be a sequel...
So sorry if everyone's notifications are spammed with art uploads by me! I managed to get most of the art I found in my files uploaded to their respective galleries, so hopefully I can keep it organised.

I'll be updating some of the information on the reference pages with more detailed descriptions of histories and personalities for each of the characters, but all of the scenes have been uploaded with brief descriptions of the narrative. I don't really have a completely comprehensive plot just yet as it's a work in progress, but hopefully it's engaging with what little I have worked out so far.

My hope is that I'll be able to upload a few chapters eventually, just to give people the occasional taste of what I'm working on. I still want to make more reference sheets and scene art, so hopefully I'll get to that in the coming months! 

A huge thank you to everyone who has already expressed interest in the story - without you guys, I wouldn't have the motivation to continue working on this project as much as I do. All that I've created has been completely on my own (other than the character contributions from my girlfriend), so it's been quite a lot of work so far. I really do enjoy working on it though, so expect to see more!

Thank you again, and I look forward to hearing feedback!



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JonathanLillo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Professional Filmographer
Richard Rosewood A.K.A. Malu  by JonathanLillo May I please commission you to make this in full color?
MightyRaptor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Hollaaaaaaaaa March! 

Raptor lays down begging for a belly rub.*
Kyasarinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Fave from you is a big honour, thank you very very much :happycry:
Sfaira Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Student Digital Artist
My new dream is to see a full animated film about Hope's story. 
It's all just too beautiful
ritwells Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww man me too! And thank you so much, I'm flattered!~
Flora-Tea Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Good afternoon! I just wanted to say that you are absolutely incredible, inspiring, and wonderful! Please do keep up the amazing work and I'll be keeping my eye out for your Hope narrative. It looks incredibly fascinating and the project is definitely something I'd love to follow! :heart:
SolitaryGrayWolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just found you through the group All Things TLK and love your style and look of your art! Keep up the amazing work!
Lynx-Brush Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
You have to be my favourite wolf artist on here. Incredible work! I'm in love with your style!! <3
JonathanLillo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Professional Filmographer
May I please commission you for an original artwork?

Richard Rosewood A.K.A. Malu  by JonathanLillo
loiiypop-chan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Professional General Artist
Your art is wonderful!
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