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Given 2012-02-09
Struggle 3 by *goodwolf. The struggle for survival is one of the greatest challenges that we have to face each day. ( Suggested by PutYourBraveFaceOn and Featured by KovoWolf )
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This is a very interesting painting. You've used the expressions of the two characters in the piece to tell a story. Quite hard to do in this realistic lighting style. Nice job.

There's a couple of stylistic issues, but nothing major. I would expect to see the sword handle to the left of the dark wolf's elbow, at this angle. That's a long sword, so it would need a sturdy handle to be realistically usable. Also, have a look at reference of wild arctic wolves eating. Blood on white fur stains VERY liberally.

Congrats on the DD. Lovely painting. :D
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I can see what you had in mind as far a setting and subject but I fear your execution was a bit stagnant. The background is by far more interesting than the two subjects.
Their poses are very static there is no energy or emotion between the two making it unclear to the viewer about what is going on. I shouldn't have to read an artist comment or title to know whats happening. Are they fighting? Why are there only cuts on his arm? Is this a bad result of playing catch with a sword?
The fact that the black wolf isn't even looking at or acknowledging the white wolf makes me feel as interested as he seems to be in the situation. Which would be not at all.
So along with bland poses your sense of basic anatomy needs work. There are a lot of lopsided limbs and contorted proportions. This cannot be excused just because the subject are not human. There's also a lot of inconsistency with the fur texture making the entire work look unfinished.

So overall there's a good idea here, but it wasn't well done. There are a lot of inconsistent textures, values, and hues happening here. I feel like you only focused on your favorite parts and then brushed over everything else making the entire work look sloppy and unrefined.

Unless of course this is an incomplete painting to which I would suggest you mention that.
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The-fox-of-wonders Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, it has something that scares me a little.
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FreeMech Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very dark piece. It's actually a little disturbing to me. But I think you did a great job in capturing the true essence of "struggle" which makes the title fit perfectly. Awesome work.
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MrWootton Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Great scene and poses. Just a couple things - the angle of the blade doesn't line up with the hilt, and there's not enough room for the dark wolf's forearm to be holding it. But that's really nit-picky of me.
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Honeymuff Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is pretty good, I love how you made this picture, how the shadings and lights are <33!!!

I hope to see more of this!
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Lunar-Wind Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
love the lighting in this! the fur looks realistic *w*
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atmmachine11 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love you
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very beautiful!
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HikaDesu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Woah *-*
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Yakuun Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Wow, the setting looks awesome! :O
And the shading is great!
I really love the fur!
Congrats for the DD :D
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xDark-Moonlightx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow.. great job on the fur(?)
even the poses are great :>
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JashinChan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow this is cool... I totally in love with this light effects *-*
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hydeshin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice painting!
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SpiderWish Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a strong painting, the light is amazing, it looks heavenly but there's a lot of suffering going on!
The background just helps the characters stand out a lot. Great job woah :D
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ming-zi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow it's so awesome.i love details and BG.great job and congrats for your DD =>late
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artnerdx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very lovely piece you got here....your lighting is awesome also the details to it,especially on the furs are really superb!
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NICK-XMG Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Interface Designer
cool
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Dogsnacks Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah this looks very stunning! I love the whole scene you put into this! Overall great job! Keep up the good work! :'D
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BelievetoMakeADream Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Aww poor baby. Your animals are always very well done. Great work!
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L-Leew Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really nice XD
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xMiidorii Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nicely done, I love the fur on them. Great concept and the blood looks great.
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TimLiljefors Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Neat, I feel like some of it's a bit too soft though.
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Apolok Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To me this portrays betrayal.... sort of like a brutus.
Very nicely done!
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Rainbow-Kitteh99 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
interesting...
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goodwolf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes
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aberrentideals Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Excellent job, love the lighting :)
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rinime-kafu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I love the details and shadings!
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Indicaa Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely breathtaking! I think it tooks long to paint the picture ( many details) :)
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Mirrou Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good! The detail is what makes me love it more! The sword is my favorite of this though.
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keroseneandgin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The fur is beyond fantastic here. The lighting, shading and whole design is beautiful. Well done.
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AFineWar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not usually a fan of anthro but I have to say this is a really incredible piece. You can see the story playing out before you so clearly. Amazing work :clap:
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Hitoraki Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG CONGRATS ON THE DD
this picture is like...WOW
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c-compiler Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cool lightning.
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TheLonelyDonut Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really cool you did an amazing job on it. I've never seen anything like it before.
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bluespartan10 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
i love the organic feel of all the brush strokes, very well done :D
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Cliffjumper78 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool scene! Love it! Great work on the detail in the fur. :)
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Toyona Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nice work on the fur and the poses
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CheezayBallz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
its amazing
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AnayaDeath Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! I just love the lighting and the marvelous job you have done with the colors!
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lucapocalypse Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! I like how everything is so smooth, poses and all are perfectly done... one small critique though, the wolf character on the left (The grey one) doesn't seem to have that triumphant an expression, he's looking away, but since I don't know these characters I can't really judge. The piece is great, no question.
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1989juni Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work
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fenna-maruda Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm not really into anthro, but I do love the background and perspective, awesome job on this!
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OnyisArt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:thumbsup: :clap: You did a nice job! Keep up the good work. :clap: :thumbsup:
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undeadfreak16 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the lighting and the detail of the fur. it's done so well. Great job!
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AkumaFairy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!! this is so cool! how do you do the fur?! it so real!!!
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pokemonlover2911 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A very well done piece of art! Great job on the fur! ^^
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ChibiPaper Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Amazing lighting and details! Looks really realistic too!!!
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MrPaprikat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   Interface Designer
really good, :P
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Undead-Hunter Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece definitely deserves the DD. The detail is amazing!
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PsychoGinGirl Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.. this is really good.. Keep up the good work! ^^
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