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Wolf Song by AnsticeWolf Wolf Song by AnsticeWolf
UPD: made some changes of hunter. Thank you, guys, for pointing out my mistakes! Hope it look better now.

I saw animation film of Toniko Pantoja "Wolfsong" so many times, and I always can't hold back the tears. How can I didn't make fanart on this epic peace? I really proud how art is came up, hope you guys also like it!
I spent many hours working on this art, your comments and favs are mostly welcome! :heart:

Animated short by Toniko Pantoja
Composer - Denny Schneidemesser
Year - 2013

Original video you can see here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FJvh4…

Feature poetry by :iconagent36496:Agent36496

~End of love~

Sleep, youth
Drift like night's death
And your dreams
You are safe
I promise to stay
Until break of night
As I am meant to

Our souls
As one
They dance at the horizon
When none else matters

To feel love
Is how we live and die
No regrets
Or reasons to hate
When we love
Our vows speak
And bind us
But are short-lived

The pressure built
For a choice to be made
No more beats to be heard
Fallen in your wings
Two birds singing their duet
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Now, I haven't seen 'wolf song' so i'm unable to compare this with the scene its inspired by.

I'm gonna start by saying that I love the use of colour, it's dark and cold, which leaves the viewer feeling a certain emptiness, that i'm very sure the wolf pup would be feeling. Against the backdrop of washed out hues is the rich red of the blood and the bright yellow of the eyes. These colours work to draw the eye of the viewer which is a great way to insight interest. When one looks closer they see the retreating form of a hunter in the background (or i assume it's a hunter) Which answers the question of 'who could do such a barbaric thing'.

Now I move on to technique. Your wolf anatomy is almost spot on, which I congratulate you for but the hunter in the background doesn't seem to be quite right, his arms appear to be a little too short for his body, though honestly it doesn't matter that much. Next time I recommend showing some snow flakes clinging to the fur of the wolves, which will add even further to the realism of this piece.

In short, it's a very strong piece and something to be proud of, but there a few things to improve on that could make this so much more. I hope you don't take my comments badly, but I believe no artist is perfect.
What do you think?
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Never done a critique on a deviation before, but here goes:
I have seen the animation to know full well the story behind the painting. The animation makes a very good point. The painting here, really captures the moment, like a second that one wishes would be forever. If realistic was what you aimed for, you succeeded. Like a photograph, the painting shows what the primary focus is, that being the mother wolf cradling her late pup before she is to die, which was all that she wants. A mother's love is a great example that humans and animals are much alike. The positions of the animals are very accurate, and the same goes with the detail of their fur. I can see how you took shading into account because of the grey in the snow. Bringing back to my point how this is much like a photograph, I like to think the trees are out-of-focus because of their lack of detail. As for the man in the background, he could have been more like a shadow if he's to be distant from the wolf.
It may be cliché now, seeing an animal die in the picture, but it really touches the heart of the viewer. I am saddened that wolves are killed for sport, and that the wolf mother gets fatally shot, but I do admire that her love gave her strength. In my opinion, the viewer will probably pick at the detail in the background, but will love the colouring and the animals.
I may have exaggerated, but I consider this among the very best.
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PrecariousWolf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Have the video in my phone but I will never watch it again...
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Tanneryx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The video is so sad
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nobarawolfgirl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
this video is the most heart-wrenching one i personally have ever seen. makes me cry every time...:'(
beautiful rendition of it :heart:
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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somescarywolf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   General Artist
even thinking about it and seeing this artwork gives me a lump in my throat. i love it :) such a sad story :'(
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JessiRenee Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this - the details in the fur and snow.. so beautiful! Also I just saw this animation for the first time a few minutes ago and I'm still crying over it TT_TT
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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BriksIceWolf Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow this is deep. Love it.
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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TheMoon122 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh that video made me cry ;w;
*eyes tear up* 
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LycanthropeHeart Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Wolf Crying That video made me cry like a baby!
Great job, it is still sad yet beautiful!
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, glad you like! Come here But Baby, I Can Change... But Baby, I Can Change... But Baby, I Can Change... 
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lionqueen106 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, it's beautiful.
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Vipoid Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
That video is so sad. :(

Great work though, I think you captured the moment really well.
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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LadyMignonette Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ouch, I can already assume that if I watch that film I will be in a puddle of tears, lol. Just looking at this piece stings even, haha. But good artwork draws an emotional reaction from people. :). I love this, the composition and detail(especially in the fur) are great. Beautiful work :heart:!
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this kind comment! :heart:
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BlueVain161998 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Artist
omg todd this is so good but its sad </3 AWESOME JOB!
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you loke my work! :heart:
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BlueVain161998 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Artist
lol yes always will!
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McFaol Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw it recently too. It was very touching. Great picture.
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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VampireLouislove Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Writer
I saw this video on tumblr and I lierally had to pause it cause I started bawling. You just made me tear up some. Damn it.
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, sorry about it! Big :hug: for you!
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ShapeshiftingOcean Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That was the saddest animation ever!  I showed it to my friend, and she cried. I was like "No! Don't cry!" so I sat there comforting her for a while.   Yeah, I really love the tune of the lullaby though its so soothing, I want to find a full version. Oh the picture is soooo beautiful!!!  I wish I could draw like that! The shading is spot on, and the scene looks so emotional.
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can find full version here: www.dennyschneidemesser.com/mu…

Thank you so much for such kind words!
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ShapeshiftingOcean Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are absolutely welcome! ^^
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shadowraiwolf09 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I cried a little seeing the video. :.(
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too :cry:
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sioSIN Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love that animation! ive watched it soo many times :(
this is awesome
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, Sio! :hug:
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sioSIN Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np :)
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RevontulerChrysocion Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing and touching image, nice work!
I saw the animation and it was really sad Waaaah! poor mother and pup. 
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely GOOOOORGEOUS! :love: :heart: :wow:
I haven't seen this little animated short, but I think I'm going to have to put it on my list of things I want to watch, after this AMAZING fanart - as I said, I don't know the animation, but I'm sure this is a more than fitting tribute. <3

I love the muted colours and just how realistic and wonderful that background is, just slightly out of focus but drawing the attention more to the central characters.

The snow texture is AMAZING and I love the falling snow in the background, plus I think your fur texture looks wonderful here. <3

I also have to say that the eye and expression of the mother/father wolf is just wonderful... you can really see the pain in their face, yet still glad to spend their last moments with their pup - the pup that clearly isn't aware of what just happened. :no: (I would say that the pup's anatomy is a bit off compared to the parent, but it's only very slightly so, and the piece is still wonderful. <3 The parent's right front leg is also a bit off, as are the paws of the characters, but the  main focus is on the FACES of the characters, so it doesn't really matter since these are more in the background than the faces, and you got those SPOT ON perfect! :clap:)

The emotion in this is wonderful, it really stands out, and I think this is one of your best pieces! :worship: :worship:

One day, I'd love to be able to draw like you. <3
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, thank you so much! You really need to see this film. He is really deserve it!
About some places: wolf is mother, pup looks a bit off because hunter killed him and made from  him stuffed :( 
That's why I decided to make this pup not look like real puppy.
Hey, you draw amazing!!! Be yourself, proud of yourself, hun :hug:
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, hopefully I'll get time in a few days! <3

Ah, that really makes sense now, since now that you mention it I can totally see that, it adds a whole new dimension to this piece! :love: <2

Haha, I definitely don't... I can't draw, but I want to be able to improve so that one day I'm not as bad as I am now, and maybe one day I'll improve enough to be "alright2 or "average"... I'll never be a good artist but at least I suppose if I can be better than I am at the moment, that's something at least. :XD:
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This video is only 4 minutes long, you can do it!))

Of course, Be Yourself, Just better - biggest kick in the tail and the engine of progress :work:
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I think I'll watch it tonight or tomorrow night when I get back to Uni... home internet is being stupid right now with videos. :XD:

Heh, even if I was myself but better, I'd probably STILL be rubbish at everything, just a tiny bit less rubbish. :lol:
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Dark-Dragon-Aera Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
really nice work. Love this moment.)
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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Dark-Dragon-Aera Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
только, думаю, волчонка всё-таки серым можно было нарисовать, чтобы он именно выделялся.
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SpiritWolf1471 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Poor wolf :(
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sad story...
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SpiritWolf1471 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Looks like it was :( I don't like sad storys that much
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Danman87 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artist
This artwork is quite amazing! It's great to see how well you've been able to capture the mood of the film in a single picture. This could almost go through as a movie poster! :)
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my! Thank you so much for comment! I really glad you like this art, I listened your music during work on this drawing, it really helped me to catch atmosphere.
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MoonLilyWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
WoW, this is awesome! 
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AnsticeWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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