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Seeking Solitude by vantid Seeking Solitude by vantid
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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This piece feels like a breath of fresh air. The moss on the rocks feels fuzzy and full of life, the fur on the wolf feels realistic and accurate, and the rocks are colored and textured very very well. The intricate details draw my eye from the wolf's face down to the first hummingbird, but unfortunately stop at the golden background.
The trees back there feel as if they are part of a different piece. Most of this bookmark is highly detailed and textured, whereas the trees and grass in the back are flatly colored, but hold enough contrast in value and color saturation that my eyes are brought here more than the rest of the piece. To push the trees farther back, lower the value contrast. The saturation level can stay put, because it gives this artwork a rich and warm sensation (which is fantastic).
A couple more smaller critiques include the placement of the leftmost hummingbird - the dark and light of the rock behind it are more intense that the hummingbird itself, which confuses the eye into thinking they are squished together. This could be amended by lightening the shadowed rock beneath the hummingbird, so that the bird pops forward.
The wolf's arm is amazingly rendered, but the place the foot comes out is uneven with the arm - making it appear that the foot is growing out of the wolf's head. An easier way to fix this is by upping the impact that the head/neck fur receives from bending around the foot. In a nutshell, more division between the foot shape and the head/neck shape.
I adore this piece. It gives me an odd feeling of nostalgia and reminds me of fantastical daydreams. Great stuff - this is a magnificent show of skill. Keep it up!
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amazing! i have found me in the closest thing florida has to a secluded forest sometimes, and stared at the wildlife, listening to my favorite songs, and not forgetting entirely about society or anything else, until my phone rings and my mom calls me home (im still only 15). this is an absolutely beautiful piece,the colors are so vivid, the only person that can compare is my art teacher (best class in da world!) and the oinly thing i can say bad about it is not being able to under stand the poem in the description. >.< again, really good with moss, fur and pretty much every thing else!
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TheTater Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
this is awesome do you sell this in a print
WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible... stunning job.  It speaks to me in some way.
CrookedtailMoonclan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!! :D Great job!! ^^
John-Peter Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet work :)
Eltasia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
w0w! fabulous work!!
Zaylund Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the feel this picture gives, definitly a fresh breath of air about - very relaxing ^^
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
A Stunning Piece!!!
Lambaskis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! I love very much the placement of the rocks. ;)
hannahslion Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student General Artist
nice, Canterbury tales in middle English.
CanisLilium Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Beautiful work~ The fur and the moss are so detailed! I love it~ :squee:
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