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Digital Painting
Digital painting commission for casteddreams


I do accept commissions of this type, please email me for details. thornwolf227 at gmail dot com.

And with that, bed time!

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corvus_animus From: corvus_animus Date: July 14th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC) (Link)
That turned out amazing!!
fragile_alchemy From: fragile_alchemy Date: July 14th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
That is incredible. Loving the shading and the detailing of the fur.
iolarnula From: iolarnula Date: July 14th, 2009 06:56 am (UTC) (Link)
The one thing I like most about this is that you've used incorporated some translucency into the wing membranes. Nice colour palette :)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 14th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! This was my first time attempting that. I'd seen other artists do it and I know its more "accurate" that way, so I gave it a shot and am pleased with the results!
camelai From: camelai Date: July 14th, 2009 06:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that is gorgeous! About how long did that take you to do?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 14th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I can't give an accurate number because I started it in March and worked on it for a solid couple of days, picked it up again in June for about a day and a half, and then the last 2 days I've been working on it straight through, so technically it only took me a couple days worth of hours but spanning over several months :3 It was longer than 8 hours though that much I do know. If I had to give a really good estimate I'd say about somewhere around 40 hours of actual painting.
keovi From: keovi Date: July 14th, 2009 06:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Omg Thorn, WOW! That turned out fantastically well, I'm very impressed! I watched you work on it a bit over Ustream, and I liked it then--but this is even more polished and refined, almost like a whole different picture! I really like the level of detail, especially in the fur.. and the lighting is simply delicious, nice shiny, chocolately hues. I like that the pose, rendering style, and background give it an "old classical painting" feel, despite the more modern subject matter. I don't think I can laud you enough on this one x)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 14th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much! I'm very proud of it and am very happy with the result. This was my first larger digital piece I do believe.
selunca From: selunca Date: July 14th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)
This is really amazing, Niko! I really love the color pallete, and your grasp on light theory. TEACH ME WOMAN.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 14th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
As someone else commented I wish I could bottle it up and sell it! It would probably sell more than actual commissions XD
eski From: eski Date: July 14th, 2009 07:17 am (UTC) (Link)
My god, this is BEAUTIFUL! I love the warm orange lighting, and the delicate approach to shapes of fur clumps. The transparency of the wings looks really believable too.

Really truly amazing piece of work here!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 14th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you muchly!
doc_halfmoon From: doc_halfmoon Date: July 14th, 2009 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Spectacular I'd say!!! Just spectacular! =D I love that light on tail and paws. =)
bastekk From: bastekk Date: July 14th, 2009 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Dude... Fantastic. I loooove the way you deed the stripes on the limbs.. especially the forearms.
Beautiful work!
charreed From: charreed Date: July 14th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've seen this character around a bunch and you really did a fantastic job on this one! The rendering is very believable and the lighting is great. I always loved the little stripies on the arms, tail and face! Jawesome job!
henriekeg From: henriekeg Date: July 14th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, AMAZING work! I loooove the paws :D This has such a classic feel to it... amazing how you are doing so well in so many different styles.
I'll definitely commission you sometime when I am a little less broke ;)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 14th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay thank you :D
dustmeat From: dustmeat Date: July 14th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, you went all-out on this one!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 14th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
This happens when I get /really/ interested in what I'm doing. It was a nice break from the normal 'wolf looking sideways'
kylet From: kylet Date: July 14th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Incredibly striking! As noted, the slightly translucent wings are a great touch. I also really like the fur texturing, particularly the way the tailtip has the long silky strands at the end, but you can see the careful rendering of the soft but shorter furs along the tail length.

Feelin' more comfortable about light sources now? :-)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 14th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
A little better. A lot of my successes I feel are trial and error/accidental. I still don't feel confident but I feel more confident than I was when I started this thing if that makes sense?
sekhmet From: sekhmet Date: July 14th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
That looks awesome. Wonderful palette colors and I love her big paws :D
calicougar From: calicougar Date: July 14th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
*jaw hits floor*

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