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Protector by Ironshod Protector by Ironshod
This is an artwork that I have just completed. I think wolves are wonderful creatures and although from the real world I hope this composition implies an element of fantasy by the character's unusual friendship. The girl's crouched pose leaning into the wolf is designed to look as if she might run off away from the viewer and join the wolves rather than chose human company. I have made their eyes quite similar to also hint at this tie in.

A big thanks to photographer Neil Chapman and model Samii for the photo that I used as reference when painting the girl.
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:icongwendolyn1:
Gwendolyn1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its gorgeus, love it!
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DragonessTala Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Wolf <3 My favourite animals! It's so beautiful and amazing! <3
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Amalthyria Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful Work :heart:
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DragonyDoodles Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful.  Reminds me of princess Mononoke
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Pseudowitch Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Beautiful! The wolf and woman staring at me, the viewer, is a wonderful touch!
Well Done!
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:iconwasteddreams:
wasteddreams Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
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:iconerah65:
erah65 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful erah North Noway. RESPECT.
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petronellavanree Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
I absolutely love your art, it is amazingHeart Heart Heart 
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Saikano-chise Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Jeez! This is amazing! Wow! The detail is beautiful and you make her look so cool!
(Samii is actually my aunt!)
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014   Writer
Awesome!
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:iconmanga112:
Manga112 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Can I use this image if you put a copyright sight?
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igneousdragon2718 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
im loving the wolf Heart 
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WhiteWaterWolf1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
that is so beautiful your so good please do some more
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:iconcreeppingdeath:
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
beautiful as always
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Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Love the theme for this and the excellent detail on the wolf.
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:icondarkwolfthelycan:
Darkwolfthelycan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truely Amaizing... Wish I was that good :)
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ArcturusXIII Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
This is a really great picture!
A girl-wolf-combination is always awesome, and I love the background <3
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:iconmalitane:
Malitane Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
wow, beautiful. The composition is perfect and your painting skill are flawless!
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paganwolf54 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
I love your work!  but just to be a stickler, only wolf pups have blue eyes, adults are amber.  I get the tie-in, just wish the wolf had realistic eye color.
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Wiccix Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What? Lol! 
Wolves can have blue eyes. But only with a genetic defect. They don't always have Amber eyes either. They can be brown, yellow, and various other shades...

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Kina-Rain Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly beautiful! -goes to click the watch button- I look forward to see more of your stunning artwork.
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GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is beautiful *-* I love the colours and the realism, the background looks amazing and the two characters have been painted wonderfully <3 Love the description too.
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evillionblaze Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute Stare 
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:iconkiraptor:
kiraptor Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, this is amazing 
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Choccy2010 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Beautiful :D xoxox 
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HARDGRAVE87 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
truly amazing if I could befriend wolfs id want black alpha male and a white alpha female protectors. 
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:iconcandysue:
CandySue Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful! The detail is amazing!!!!!
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:iconernurse64:
ernurse64 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifully done!  Love it! :happybounce:
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:iconbloody-mar:
Bloody-Mar Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sooo beautiful *-* ♥
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moontiger5 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Magnificent and lovely!
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II-S Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014

Oh, Anne, this is absolutely wonderful ! It made me think of the wolf animal spirit from Native Americans, especially with the paw tattoo on the girl's shoulder ! 

I'd be absolutely delighted if you went on with a series of such artworks :)


Happy New Year ! 

:hug:

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Thithen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so beautiful!
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:iconwolfpk:
wolfpk Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Photographer
awww
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:icondarkroomdilation:
DarkroomDilation Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013   Photographer
You nailed it! Great job!
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
you sir, deserve a DD right here.
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MysticStargazer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful I love it.  I have always loved wolves as well as tigers.  the way you panted this is amazing.  Thank you for sharing it with us.
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deaths-slave-1 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great artwork! I simply adore the colours :)
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mouseninja Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
This is amazing!
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SapphirePheniox83 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is amazing probably one of the best I have ever seen well done
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:iconrejvaik:
Rejvaik Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Amazing done. I love your work depecting these classic scenes of fantasy!
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LycanDrake2828 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013

oh she would definitely run off with her brother!!

 

 the only thing that could possibility make it better is for her to show pointed ears, but that's just me and my obsession with pointy ears!!Giggle 

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moonstone42 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Very nice. The title is interesting. My first thought after looking at the girl's expression was "who's really protecting who?" We tend to assume that the animal would be the stronger, but in fantasy (and reality), soft flesh can hide much.
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Journeyman-K Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Exquisite!
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TheBurningWitch Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
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LittleAlicorn Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013   Photographer
oh wow <3
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:iconthepix:
ThePix Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderfully done! I love this!!! :love:
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:iconwilpery:
Wilpery Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WOW! Fantastic work. This is so amazing. I'm out of words :D
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AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Good work.
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mihoshigurl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
love the intensity in both of their eyes
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Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Squee! This is so awesome! I love wolves. You did a great job with this and got across every point, least with me. Can't wait to see more. I am a dummy!  
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