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Wolfsong by jocarra Wolfsong by jocarra
A howling wolf, to be the cover of The Wolves of North America, a portfolio featuring the lupine artwork of ten other artists as well as information on Canis lupus.

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This piece is actually quite experimental in nature: it marks the first prominent change in my fur-rendering technique initially described in my fur tutorial. The differences may be seen in the various work-in-progress images ( [link] [link] ) - instead of relying on opaque blocks and mass scribbling, I've done most of the work using soft airbrushing, followed by detailing (which involved rendering fur hair-by-hair). It also managed to drastically cut down the amount of time taken. I'm really quite pleased with it :3 A photo reference was used from one of my wolf calendars, as well as stock texture for the forest floor that was manipulated to match the rest of the background.

20. Adobe PhotoShop 7.0. ~4 hours.
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:iconhantari:
Hantari Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Cool)
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconagent36496:
Agent36496 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014   Writer
The wolf is beautiful :heart: You must've worked hard on this.
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly :)
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:icontbhorse:
tbhorse Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
it's quite impressive the way you have done it
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconfeathersongriver:
feathersongriver Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Artist
Your great at art, this is just beautiful.
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :thanks:
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:iconwolfsong-of-dragon:
WolfSong-of-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's my username O.o Beautiful piece! :D
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, so it is :) Thanks!
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:iconwolfheart2350:
wolfheart2350 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
too EXPENSCIVE
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, sorry again :b Maybe just print it out yourself?
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:iconwolfheart2350:
wolfheart2350 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
yeah thanks
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:iconrenesmee132:
renesmee132 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
How do you make it look like its painted or cartoonish??
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hm, what do you mean?
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:iconrenesmee132:
renesmee132 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Like the whole image looks painted or cartoonish. Like how did you create the whole image?
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It looks painted because it was painted. [link]
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:iconadoptabls-for-all:
Adoptabls-for-all Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing! I thought it was a photomanipulation from the preview thing! Stunning!
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, thank you very much :)
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:iconadoptabls-for-all:
Adoptabls-for-all Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome! :)
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:iconlynelle13:
Lynelle13 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! Intense!
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsporks-and-knives:
Sporks-And-Knives Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's so beautiful :3 I love it
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconfireheart2324:
Fireheart2324 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
this is so epic!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconfireheart2324:
Fireheart2324 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
No prob
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:iconfreezingicekirby:
FreezingIceKirby Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Head explodes from the awesomeness of the detail alone*
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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:iconelectathevernid:
ElectaTheVernid Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
This is awsome !!! A love this art !!! :love:
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconnakutawolf:
nakutawolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
do you know how amazing you are? you should put a tutorial of how to draw wolves XD
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I have a few tutorials on painting fur, and hope to make some animal anatomy tutorials in the future :)
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:iconnakutawolf:
nakutawolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
awesome! Thats great to know
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:iconhaliel88:
Haliel88 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
whoa! man, this is awesome *-*
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconzelfia:
Zelfia Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Pretty... :aww:
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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:iconmagicmoonmelody:
MagicMoonMelody Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This is so amazing and realistic, i love it :)
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmagicmoonmelody:
MagicMoonMelody Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome :hug:
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:iconsnowtipwolf:
SnowTipWolf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
its really beautiful i must say
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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:iconsniddleberry:
sniddleberry Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
This is absolutely amazing! The fur is so realistic and the colouring is perfect. This is a truly stunning piece; outstanding work. :D :D
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :thanks:
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Katakana1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
:clap::clap: Great job.
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconkatakana1:
Katakana1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
you're welcome :)
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:iconfire-fur:
fire-fur Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
dies......you must be a god or something
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nah, just use lots of references in my work :)
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