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Jumping Wolf by AmBr0 Jumping Wolf by AmBr0
:bulletblue:3H, 2H, H, HB, 2B, 5B Woodless graphite 8B
:bulletblue:Kneaded Eraser

Winter is coming!
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I definitely think this is a wonderful, classic pencil piece. The detail that you included within the hair, markings, and motion is excellent - and very visually captivating. Your knowledge and representation of proportions and wolf anatomy is perfect! I'd say that the strongest part of the piece is the extreme detail and movement even included with the hair - how it overlaps, moves, and has great depth to it. The blurred legs give good indication of movement as well. Only thing I would work on are the paws - most likely this is from a reference picture, however, I would say maybe adding some originality and allowing some deviation from the original picture - photographs can sometimes have awkward elements and positions to them. If you were to be a little more creative and adjust the paws just slightly so they were at a more conventional angle, it would set off the picture nicely. However, over all, wonderful piece, and definitely one of the more definitive pencil works I've seen in a long while. Well done!
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My first impression of your work is beautiful! The great attention to the detail on the fur is very realistic and almost life like enough to touch. But one thing completely bothers me about one thing, the anatomy is beautiful and amazing! But the left hind leg seems to be crooked or at an awkward angle, as well as the fact that even though a lot of artists really don't show a wolf jumping in this perspective, but the idea of a jumping wolf is very wide spread! I applaud the risk of going for this perspective, but a jumping wolf, to me, is not that original but whether you tried to think of a pose, I say the approach for this view doesn't really take away from the entire score, but I want to say before I finish, is that the work overall is beautiful and the attention to detail is extraordinary! So please! Keep doing what you do!
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schikaka Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
I know the photograph, which was drawn :D
waterofsouls Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
so life like!!!!
JoshuaKrause Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
love the motion in this one I also see you listed no reference...amazing.
FrenchTechnoKitten Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is freaking amazing!
ValsparinDragon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to say you are just Incredibly outstanding! I love your work and I just discovered it you are really inspirational to me, this is what I've always wanted to do! And looking at this it really makes me want push my self harder to accomplish it... your really amazing the amount of detail the wolf's or any animal or person you draw you capture it really well! Love them all :worship: :la: :bow: :eyepopping:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Thank you! :thanks: That's the spirit! :strong:
ValsparinDragon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome anytime! :hug:
sanctuaryfthebeast Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Gorgeous!Clap Love 
stalksthedawn Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love this!!
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
alvringer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is stunning! I did a picture of this wolf too, but you make it look so easy to draw!
Douce-Illusion Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
I have no words to tell how I like it
Starcatcher19 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love all of your art. All of it is so life like I feel like I can jump in the pictures and see it for real. Your art makes mine look like childs play. Truly magnificent.
youngrookieartist12 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I can manage to draw one of these, will you allow me to post it on deviantart? I promise to put links.
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
No problem!
youngrookieartist12 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :3
EmperorKarino Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
will the awesomeness never end? :D
nakamarusama Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow that's amazing!!!
try2fly222 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you do such an exquisite artwork? This is amazing! If I stroll through your gallery I can say I can't draw ;). You are for sure one of the best artists here in devian. :D
ellococrazy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I think this is amazing, i love drawing animals. Any tips on getting better at it.
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Thanks! :thanks:
You must draw draw and draw. But you don't have to obsess in the drawing, reading some tutorials can help, but search your own style and sometimes and unexpectedly inspiration will come to you, don't let it pass by and catch it.
Try testing different materials (pencils, graphite, drawing paper) and don't be disappointed if the result it is not what you expected to be.
It's a hard path but with patience and passion you can't go wrong.

Humble advices but I hope that could be a little help! ;P
ellococrazy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Thank you so much. I have been drawing on paper with pencils and such for a while and then i switched to digital art and it was somewhat easier for me. Now i was never able to draw humans, so i stuck to drawing animals and i kove it. Does drawing using refferences help because can't draw straight from my mind. Thank you!
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Of course! using refferences is very useful to train your mind and hands. I think most of the stuff we want to plasm from imagination is inspired in something you've seen before.
FleetastheWind Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is brilliant! I was wondering (if you ever see this) if you might tell me what kind of paper you use? I'm experimenting with different kinds, trying to find something that works well for me. ;) Thanks!
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Thanks! :thanks:

I think this one is Canson Basik but I usually use soft Bristol 250 g/m^2. I also use Canson Lineal sketch 160 g/m^2 similar to Bristol but with sepia tone, Canson Basik 130 g/m^2, also Derwent 110 gsm and Hahnemüelle Sketch 90 g/m^2 good for charc. but thin.

I think it depends on the style or idea you want that graphite looks like. I think Canson Basik suits well with Merida drawing style and some animal sketches, and on the other hand Bristol for realism, soft and blended portraits.

granulated to softest: Basik, Derwent, Hahnemüelle, Lineal, Bristol

Hope it helps!
FleetastheWind Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! This helps a ton! I think I'm going to try Bristol first, I've heard from several sources now that it's a good one to start with. Thanks!
DragonTeddy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, thats all i can say :)
babyboo69 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
This is my favorite wolf portrait by far. As soon as I saw it, I did think of Game of Thrones. Oh, to have a Dire Wolf companion =)
AuliaWijaya Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the detail :heart:
Azumi16 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
OMG!! It's like a photo! WOW i can say juts wow!
Emi-Gemini Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a dynamic action !
antoniavogel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow! Watch the eyes - great work!
dulcie-louise Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DoveThunder Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
This is incredible! The intention in the wolf's eyes is so perfectly captured. I love your style of drawing fur, it's so lifelike and really makes the wolf pop out. :)
illi33 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh, this is so very awesome!
emicharlotte Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's so lifelike! I just wanna put my hand in the picture and stroke it u__u
finding-equilibrium Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the way you draw fur, making it so varied in tone. Very nice! :clap:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Brilliant :) I remember having (and drawing) the same image from a school folder! haha. Nice work
Raanders Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Really lovely. The way you have the focus on the face andl how the legs are blurred out really gives the drawing a sense of motion.
Wyld-Art-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Wow!!! Awesome!!!!
ShadowWolfsclaw Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
emalterre Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
my good lord I guess it takes hours and hours to be realised ! what a perfection !
MauroZED Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this draw is so nice !!
hehe.. I have a wolf too in my gallery, but is not good as your..
purplemitchell Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great drawing I like the action that's captured.
YourOwnDreamcatcher Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Ooh, I love this sooooooo much! And U are too good!! I have a lot to learn..... @____@
2ndtoOne Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooooh...beautiful! The face is so intent, and intelligent-looking. Wolves are great. :)
ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very nice work, congratulations! :D
khinson Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is wonderful!
Liennepien Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done!
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi. I've featured this in my journal - [link]
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November 13, 2011
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