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Old 04-14-2018, 01:18 AM
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Magnificent. I can't find a matching reference photo online, so I presume you found the image elsewhere. Or you took the shot yourself. Or you compiled various images into one. Or you have a pet wolf who is particularly good at holding a pose.

Whatever method you used, the end result deserves applause. You got a remarkable amount of detail into a small space.

Did you work from a grisaille, or did you simply go straight into color?

Thank you!

I actually did find the photo online. But I spent two straight days looking through hundreds of pictures of wolves so I guess I dug pretty deep. 😀

I do try to use "non copy written" photos when I can though.

And I just started with a quick block in undercoat where I applied middle tone colors. I let it dry then came back with darks, and then lighter tones and finally bright highlights.

The background I purposefully blurred, and separated the sky and mountains with bands of color to simulate the bokeh effect of a short focal range photograph.

Ellis, you can pet her if you are brave enough! 😀 And I DID paint fleas!! But they crawled down deeper into that thick fur before the paint dried.
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A successful essay in photorealism.
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This is lovely. And I am also glad you didn't do the howling thing.
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very nice ...he really pops out at you! You have captured the feeling of a cold crisp day too
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Thank you, all for the compliments!
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Oh my; this is just incredible work!
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