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Waiting for You by balaa Waiting for You by balaa
started as a rough oc sketch but I wanted to clean it up and just..have fun with it..see where it went on its own without overthinking or planning it. I had fun and it was a good way to practice canines..which for those of you who haven't noticed, I don't draw an over abundance of XD! I think, though, they arrreee growing on me and I am learning a lot with each time I attempt to draw a wolf/fox/what have you.

I do welcome constructive criticism on any pieces I do, however if you do leave criticism please give me something helpful to work with instead of "this or that looks off"..that really aggravates me more than it helps me. We all have room to grow and improve and I am always excited at the chance to learn something new ! OH and if anyone has the names of any good books for canine references, please speak up; that would be very helpful! Thank ya in advance.

The idea behind this piece is the wolf is waiting for someone, just who, I will leave to interpretation. The pedestal he is sitting on is a sundial and I did incorporate the symbols of the elements used in the film "the Fifth Element" because I adore that movie to bits and it has brainwashed me completely. Also I would like to thank some of the canine artists out there that kinda nudged me and inspired me with their beautiful rendition of canines (thornwolf, Dark Natasha, and Goldenwolf to name a few), without your inspiration I doubt I would have become so smitten with canines.

I be supposing thats all for now!

Size: roughtly 10x10 inches
tools: mechanical pencil, q-tip on bristol paper (I LOVE MY NEW .3 mm pencil!! :D)
time:? 5 hours? I watched a movie while I drew!
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MARCO24NL Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
it makes me feel so warm :) he looks like he is in love... i am sure that he will find his She-wolf XD quite a handsome chap! beautifull shading outstanding pose and a very detailed all around. 10/10 on the epic scale
KidnappedPrinceDarin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Wow very nice
ninjaelric Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
lovely work,keep it up :)
Silver-Zabrak Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So pretty... I love this! And not just because I LOVE anthro wolves, I also love it because it's beautiful.
faster-by-choice Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O The detail is so stunning! I love the way you shaded the body, and the big, strong foot paws!
RoseOakMoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
The details are just amazing. For some reason, the carvings on the staff really stood out to me when I was looking at this. And the longer I look, the more the rest of the picture surprises me. Well done.
hisako1amaya Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awesome - wolves in my <3 !
sailortitan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the relaxed pose and expression. <3
Tigers-Shadow Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student General Artist
The back and the hind paw closest to us are the only things I see that are off, the paw just looks odd, but I'm no expert, it could be fine. The back curves out a little odd and it looks like he has a turtle shell for a back xD Other than that I really love it
sunfire-vixen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
A good book for canines and other North American mammals in general is Drawing Wildlife by J.C. Amberlyn. Its great because it has many mini tutorials in it as well as background and anatomy info for each mammal.
BioDove Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful...:)
Very beautiful...
I love the goose and the pose :iconweeplz:
Angfox3 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
you did great on it!
laryss14 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jesus :D this is so perfect :d
keep it up :D
tootsfur Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
I remember this from so long ago! It's nice to finally find the artist who created it ( not that I found it posted by someone else, I had just long since forgotten under who's name it was! ^^; ). This is still beautiful! :love:
Draikairion Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The paws/feet/hands are wonderful and you did fantastic. I also love the staff and decorations. I only have two things points that you could improve on.

1. The nose/muzzle of the wolf seems crooked as the nostrils are on a much steeper incline than the angle of the eyes. Still, the nose is drawn very well

2. The tail seems like it is made of leaves rather than fur. You did a great job creating a soft texture on the head and paws, but that same softness was lost with the tail.

You did great and I really like this.
balaa Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
I appreciate the critique, though it should be said the piece is a few years old now and looking at it now, I cannot help but cringe seeing all the mistakes I made x)!!
OniVrask Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Ahh yes us Wolves are a brilliant bunch. Much more intelligent then we are given credit for. <.< This pic is great and I love the expression to very well put together!
Winchester-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
oh my goodness! this is just absolutely beautiful, the face, the body! everything is perfect, you should be proud hun, great job as always :) ^^
FuryTigresse Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
Sniiiifff, not fair, wanna draw like that too ! >.< It's absolutely gorgeous !
PaintedSavages Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Your highlights and lowlights are very clean! The only thing that seems off to me about the piece are that the eyes seem a little too close together. (The thigh dagger looks a little phallic, but, that's just me) Beautiful piece <3
WulfyWaffle Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Wow O_o... I am in love with this picture! It's a job well done ^^

ClaudiaConstantino Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
woooowww that's awesome :wow:

Fantastic work :clap: :+fav:
goddess-man Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
WOW! You are really good. I love the detail, most notably his tail and the leaves on the left side. Bravo :)
Scarefish Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you draw such sexy wolves :3
Zaxerutag Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
The fur textures you create are amazing, this drawing is truely stunning
MRmoonWolf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
wooow...that is werry nice!...
khari-guardian Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
Such detail with just pencil! D:
I love it ^^ :heart:
Twin-Kamon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
The detail in this piece is truly awe-inspiring. Very beautiful. :)
Jennie-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Awesome. :D
ghero06 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
wow thats like WOW lol i need a sketch from you XD

IamBeautifulDisgrace Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Wow O.o your art is beautiful! This is how well I hope to be someday ^-^
Eireme Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful...the detail is amazing (i love "Fifth Element" too!! :D) and i love the wolf's expression...the only thing that i can see is that the hind feet look a little big...but they are still drawn perfectly anatomy wise and everyone has their own style i's a beautiful picture nonetheless :D
Kickii Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Beautiful! I love the details and the expression in the wolf's face.
meow-woof Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really good!!! Although the nose, it looks like it's a little too much to the left. At least to me it looks like that. Other than that... it's amazing! So yeah the muzzle seems to be the only place for a bit of improvement. Tweaking it to the right might help. Keep drawing I enjoy your work! ^^
Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
O_O Wow, he has BIIIIGG feet! Does that mean he has some growing to do? ^_^
Lycanthrocifer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
This it's pretty awesome, the fur it's super great and the details of everything are really well done!
SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe I didn't see this the first time. I really like this piece. :D
Ascended-Anubis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. beautiful...
I can't find anything to's just amazing.
Really good job. *thumbs up*
kast-the-wolfie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
WOW JUST WOW i love it.
StarDragger Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's beautiful! More and more, I've found a liking for anthro wolves and this is one of the best I've seen.

By the way, did you say .3 mm? Wow, I didn't know they made them that small. The right lead must be difficult to find though.
akkiie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
I love your style so much! Thsi is so purdy

Fave it=D
Xtreme2252 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Excellent fur detail!:D
MykeBorello Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Good contrast in values you handle your medium very well.
MischievousPooka Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
Beautiful picture. The detail of the muscles are quite nice. I would probably move the tail a little bit up or down so it wouldn't make a tangent with the bottem of the base of the chair. But all else I say it's a great piece.
undefinedangel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007  Student
Holy crap this is amazing!!!! You work really well with pencils too :love: Inspired by you! :hug:
tastelessfate Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006   Filmographer
^_^ i likes teh wolf
Gaurohtar Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love it! So many details and all just awesome! Very nice job ^^ :clap:
Doctor-Jen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
whaat! thats such a tripp.
Snowdrift-69 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
wow...awesome! :heart:

such detail! you are very talented!

(I would so fav this right now...but my computer is being a munch an won't let me click the fav button....but I assure you, it will be faved soon!)

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