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Lune's Lament by balaa Lune's Lament by balaa
I could not post this until now :). Cover art for I was privileged to do for a literary anthropomorphic themed magazine called Renard's Menagerie. You may visit the site to find out more about the magazine at: [link]

The cover imagery is meant to depict one of the stories from the issue.

Well this was a challenge in more ways than one. I don't typically paint people for one..and of course wolves aren't something often seen from me as well but overall I really enjoyed painting this piece and learning as I went along. Some stock photos were also used to mesh with the painted elements. I have been leery of using stock photos in combination with painted elements as I still have mixed feelings on the matter...but even that in itself turned out to be a learning experience. I also worked smaller than I usually do for such paintings.

Size: 10x6.5" at 300 dpi
Tools: photoshop & graphics tablet
Time: ? Can't really say
Prints: 8x10 available through my, 10$ plus S&H, pm or e-mail me if interested

Critique: I welcome constructive criticism but I am also fully aware of the flaws in this piece..as I have been sitting on it for over a year now!
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Avaze-Zolhusky Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  New Deviant
Wow that's amazing.
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carolinesphotos Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
this is totally wonderful 
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Midn1ghtcat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
wow this is awesome
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esil-aisa-96 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i really love the wolfs eyes :3
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SpazzAttack96 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
O.O This is amazing!
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Lieutenantbrinx Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Interesting
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GLaDOS9000 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist
this is so beautiful!
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Ely79 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
So lunar, sad and romantic!
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Wow very nice
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bubblegumlol Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Artist
i luv the way u did the wolf and her hair
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SiiLvAH Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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K-oji Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
I FRICKIN :heart: ALL YOUR ART.
Especially wolves but I :heart: wolves ^_^
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
great piece! i especially love the scars you added on the wolf's snout. very cool
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skinwalker3 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
this is really inspiring..
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VannaSig Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
It's lovely. Will fave. :)
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Tsume-Life-Pink Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
SUBLIM . Oo
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awsmdragonqueen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
the wolf's eyes are particular striking. almost convey a sense of innocence/awe. :heart:
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Dkelabirath Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Incredible emotion on her face - beautiful!
Please let me know if the woman was from stock? If so, I'd love to see it :)
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balaa Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
No it wasn't stock, most of her was made up with a few refs to help guide me x}.
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Dkelabirath Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
In that case this is even more extraordinary. I adore the realistic expression.
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Spoofty5 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Wow, just wow, this is so beautiful
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Smokey-desperado Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
*stares* Oh my-- !! :O

It is AWESOME, it really is.
I actually had to look behind my back, just in case :D

Only thing that seems a bit wrong in this picture is maybe the woman's hand. It seems to be left hand but looks like it's coming from the right. But this whole pic is so great that that kind of little thing doesn't pop up from it.
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DestyPanthera Featured By Owner May 19, 2010   Filmographer
Just fainted for awesomeness. Too beautiful for DA.
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ZombieL Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Beautiful, I see no flaws whatsoever. This kind of work really inspires me to paint again!! It's amazing, and it makes me really interested in the story. :love:
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wolf-in-spirit Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Beautiful! love it! :D
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:iconlegolin:
legolin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Student Photographer
this is beautiful! :D
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010   General Artist
Incredible, how can you find flaws in this?
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ScottGardener Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
I can't remember when I first clicked "fav," but seeing this again "for the first time" really blasts me with a sense of awe and astonishment.
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Zaluke Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
very beautiful I love how you did this :clap: great job!
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Demon61 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
sweeet
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Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
this is really cool! I think you did a fine job on the girl for not drawing people much ;) it looks really good!!
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yoavb Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
nice work. i like the wolf that you drew in the background.
-yoav
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0Demonic-Angel0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Amazingly breathtaking work, I love it. Nice one :)
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DerekAramburu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
OMG!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!! IS SO BEAUTIFUL..ITS AMAZING YOU TOOK S MUCH TIME ON IT...THE WOLF EYES ARE AMAZING! CONGRATS!
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wolfmotes Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
oh my gawd..
i simply cannot express words for this, whatsoever

*wolfmotes
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shootinboi52 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
I love this picture. the shading of the colors and the girl as well. This reminds me an awful lot of Twilight. But i need to ask of a favor. Can i get the picture without the watermark in the middle? I want to make a card for my friend and i was thinking of using a black wolf. Please reply as soon as possible. I greatly appreciate it if you help me. Thanks~
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Winchester-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
wow! Those eyes! i couldn't stop looking at them for a whole minute! their simply gorgeous, like they actually shine! and this one on a magazine? wow that's amazing, congrats hun, well done for this beautiful piece. ^^
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X-WindDance-X Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Beautiful job! This is wonderful!
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wolfspirit395 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really love how the wolf's eyes glow its really awsome
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Xx-CJ-xX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
AMAZING!!!!!!!
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Ennathrae Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
epic pic! :D
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Teliquin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
The wolf's expression draws me in..

I admire this beautiful representation as well as the concept!
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KissednMoonlight Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Aboslutly love this picture :)
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TitaniaOrion Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Beautiful! The lighting, colors, and detail are all amazing!
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lunaramazon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
wow *jaw drops*
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Winter-Cranium Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The only thing that threw me off a bit was her hand but I don't see any flaws. This piece is very beautiful the way you did it as well with the emotion.

:heart:
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skugga1984 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
hum, reminds a bit on bella and jacob from stephenie meyers vampire books OO
i really like the wolf!!!! *o*
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Flickgeek Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Which story?

Absolutely fantastic painting by the way.
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TygerStryke Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
MUST FAVE!!!!
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