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We Could Be Heroes
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Published: January 10, 2015
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Everyday people do
Everyday things but I
Cant be one of them
I know you hear me now
We are a different kind
We can do anything

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Alright now for an explanation! ....

... okay, I don't have an explanation. Literally none. I just wanted to draw something for Wyn. She's going through a tough time and I would call her one of my best friends on deviantart so I want her to know that I am thinking of her, and give her something to cheer her up <3 I planned to draw Sauru and Ira, something sweet and comforting, but then I heard this song and thought of Alcatraz and Athena for some reason... and... this... happened. Alcatraz is not so sweet and comforting (or he can be I guess, but he doesn't know Athena well enough yet so I couldn't do anything like that), but he sure is a loyal friend, so I thought this dramatic 'team' sort of angle could work as well! So here you go, Alcatraz and Athena walking away from an assumedly fiery scene behind them as dawn breaks over the distance mountains.

I didn't have a story for it, I just wanted something intense...and maybe...inspirational? It's just that I think the song fits them well because Athena is a born leader, very intelligent, and very physically capable as well as always willing to help others who need her (and perhaps has a pretty good singing voice? :p). She's been through an awful lot, but she has risen from the ashes of the past and powered through regardless (She's also hopefully going to be a pack leader soon! :D Look at how far you've come, girl! <3), and then Alcatraz is also extremely strong and skilled, and is a fierce defender of what he thinks is right, even if he is a bit grumpy sometimes! xD They would make a deadly team. And they certainly could be heroes, I think xD

If I had to make a story, it did cross my mind a bit of vengence against a certain pesky pack these two have run into recently....? (You guys will know what I am talking about soon)

I may have made Athena's muzzle too thin, but I kinda like how it came out overall... I hope you do too, Wyn! Let me know if I can fix anything <3 (Also, those marks below her eye, those are just on her other side, right? Are they scars? I've been trying to figure this out xD)

Kind of an odd perspective of them so any suggestions on anatomy or anything at all are all more than welcome! I know it is far from perfect and I want to get better!

Athena (c) :iconwynbird:
Alcatraz (c) :iconwildfire-tama:

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DawnFrost's avatar
I think my only thoughts of critique on this is that I would have swung their butts to the outer edge more and brought them (the butts) closer to the camera so we saw more of their backs. It would have created a compositional line that directed the viewer directly to their faces and to the heart of the picture itself. It also would have created more dimension as right now their butts look really squished up to their faces. 

Other than that I LOVE the angle, and the rest of the composition. It looks like they just got done getting some sort of revenge on some poor bastard and are about to walk off like a bunch of bad a$$es 
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I definitely see that! Honestly, I still remember making this picture, and I was so happy with the faces, but I COULD NOT figure out how to make their backs look good! And I never did end up making it look okay, and I couldn't figure out why it looked so strange, but you are definitely right now that I look at it again... but maybe if I had slopes their backs, like you said, to the outer edge and off the side of the page then that would have looked much better... and yeah, it really does look, like 2-D kinda with one layer being their faces and the next layer their butts. Okay, that is definitely something I am going to work on next time I do a picture like that! Thank you so much for pointing that out to me, because I knew something looked strange but I think I just needed another pair of eyes to see the problem and actually say it. I know I am far from perfect, and I really really appreciate critique! <3

Haha thank you so much <3 Yes, that is what I was going for! xD They got their payback, whatever that was I can only imagine xD
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no problem. And honestly the moment an artist says they're perfect is when they stop being a good artist. I'm constantly seeing flaws in my art; wishing I had done things differently or had the patience to keep at it and not cut corners. Each picture I've seen of yours has been progressing, and I can see that you take critique to heart so it wont be long before your shinning above us all. Also if ever you want me to look at some in progress art that your having a problem with, just let me know and I'll give my two cents worth. 
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It's funny that you say that, with artists on your level I have trouble finding any flaws! xD But I guess if I ever get to that level I will understand that maybe it's not as different as I think it is xD

But thank you so much! I really do try, but shining above you all, I don't know about that! I can't even imagine xD That is such a nice offer! I think I may have to take you up on that in the future! Sometimes there are poses I just cannot seem to get right no matter what I do! xD Your help will definitely be appreciated!
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WhitehArts|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing :heart:
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Zoketi|Hobbyist General Artist
This is super cool! ; w ; I love the lighting and poses ee
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Wildfire-Tama's avatar
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it!
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Zoketi|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Tawnwen|Student General Artist
Al's eyes are staring into my soul ;A;

This is beautiful! I really like what you did with the embers, it gives it a nice warm hue despite the cold background.
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Wildfire-Tama's avatar
He's not messing around anymore, Chim! He knooows!

Thanks so much! I think I had a little resentment about the Phen x Alcatraz fire picture because I forgot embers in that one, so I had to make up for it and went a little crazy here xD But I'm really glad you like it. :)
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Tawnwen|Student General Artist
DDD:

lol, really? xD You've redeemed yourself then!
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Wildfire-Tama's avatar
I'm just teasing xD

Haha yeah, I have been brooding over it for a while now and I am finally at peace!
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Tazihound's avatar
this is really beautiful, I love that they are being seen through embers, it is a great effect!
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Wildfire-Tama's avatar
Thank you! ^.^ I wanted to make it look nice and dramatic for these two!
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warpugs|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the atmosphere and lighting here!! They definitely look like a couple of badasses here ;)
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Wildfire-Tama's avatar
Hahaha thank you so much! That's what I was going for, I'm so glad it came across <3
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WynBird|Hobbyist General Artist
TAMAAAA :iconrlytearplz:

Oh my gosh this is just so amazing I don't even know what to say! ;w;
Athena looks SO beautiful! Absolutely stunning! AND ALCATRAZ IS WAY TOO COOL I THINK I'M GOING TO SWOON. They make such an awesome team! .u.
This is so uplifting and just way too nice of you, I honestly cannot thank you enough :tighthug: ♥ 

Yeah, they are meant to be scars that have darkened with age! It should make a footnote of that because they do kind of look like warpaint or something xD
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I'm so glad you like it! :D

I really like how she came out too, honestly. I might upload the flat colors just because I really liked how it looked just like that before I added all the flaming glowing nonsense xD She's already stunning, though, I just had to not ruin it, and I may have added some fur to her ruff as well so it could blow dramatically in the wind xD Awww thank you so much ^.^ <3 He's getting pretty fun to draw with how fluffy I am all of a sudden making him xD 

No problem! Honestly, it was so fun to make. It was kinda nice not having to constantly reference a role play or setting and just let my imagination go wild xD It was probably one of the funnest things I have drawn in a while, so I wouldn't say it was too nice! <3

Alright, great! That's what I figured in the end. Thanks for clearing it up!
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WynBirdEdited |Hobbyist General Artist
I loveitsomuch ♥

Oh that would be awesome! ♥ I'd love to see the flats! :la:
Ahaha you couldn't possibly ruin it! xD You're art is always fun to see! ♥
That dramatic blowing in the wind is so perfect lawl and now I need to draw poofy Traz. That hair cannot be denied. *-*

Pfft! The fact you had fun with it makes it even nicer! ;u;
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:heart:

Alright, I'll get them up one of these days soon! Thanks <3 I try my best!

Haha I notice recently that all my characters have manes of some sort to blow dramatically in the wind... I think I just like the look of long chest fur on a wolf haha. But Alcatraz's is the biggest and most lion-like without a doubt! Don't forget we might do that collab of Alcatraz x Athena rp! That may be the perfect opportunity for poof drawing if we decide to do them. :)

If that is the case then I must be pretty nice then xD You know what I especially liked, how Athena's neck fur kinda has that spike half way down where the darker blue-gray ends. It's so pretty!
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florafudou|Hobbyist Writer
This looks just...EPIC!
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