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Seeking Solitude
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Published: May 28, 2011
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The droghte of March hath perced to the roote
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne,
And smale foweles maken melodye
That slepen al the nyght with open eye-
(So priketh hem Nature in hir corages);
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages
And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes
To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes;
And specially from every shires ende

~~ Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales

A bookmark design for the Werewolf Calender project!

Later this year I will post my finished painting for 2012. This was painted in Painter X. I was very inspired by this lovely photo:

Work for the same calendar project:
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Comments (41)
Mineriva's avatar
Mineriva|Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a bautiful piece - there are so much details, like in your other artworks.
Really awesome and great work.
May I ask you what resolution the original size has. With all your details it might be big.
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TheTater's avatar
this is awesome do you sell this in a print
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WhiskerfaceRumpel|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible... stunning job.  It speaks to me in some way.
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CrookedtailMoonclan|Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!! :D Great job!! ^^
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John-Peter|Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet work :)
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Eltasia's avatar
w0w! fabulous work!!
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Zaylund|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the feel this picture gives, definitly a fresh breath of air about - very relaxing ^^
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Vampyre-Lover's avatar
A Stunning Piece!!!
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Lambaskis's avatar
Lambaskis|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! I love very much the placement of the rocks. ;)
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hannahslion|Student General Artist
nice, Canterbury tales in middle English.
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CanisLilium's avatar
Beautiful work~ The fur and the moss are so detailed! I love it~ :squee:
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ratcabob|Professional General Artist
Aww what a cute image!! I would love to have this bookmark, can't wait for the new calendar. :)
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portheiusJ|Professional Artist
This really does have a warmth and nostalgia to it! Lovely work with the lighting, textures and details. :D
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Charming-Manatee|Student Filmographer
i love this it's so beautiful
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Veirilin's avatar
Veirilin|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really wonderful! I love this picture, colors and details are amazing :love:
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NivvyArt|Professional General Artist
I LOVE hummingbirds, and I love wolves. I love how the wolf is just admiring them. It's PERFECT <333 You're detail and lighting is astounding!
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BlackwolfSilverpaw|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's truely beautifuly!
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BlackwolfSilverpaw|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's truely beautifuly!
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The wolf has such a gorgeous face. I love the way he's fascinated by the little bird and the scenery is beautiful !!!
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whisperpntr|Student General Artist
Gorgeous as usual vantid. Love the details and the composition and coloring.

Since critique is on though and I dislike the layout of the critique system, I'll comment here.

The only thing I spot that looks a bit unusual is the discontinuity of the arm and hand as well as the lack of displacement of the neck and head.

The following photo is a bit of an exaggeration but notice how the neck and face folds are displaced by the placement of the foreleg.

This is a more accurate example though it does not show the realistic displacement the arm would have on the wolf's left eye (viewer's right) in that location
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vantid|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for this critique! I am hoping to have some time soon to fix several things.
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Basike-Crowolf|Hobbyist General Artist
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OwlSunrise|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so AMAZING!!!
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