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The Boreal King - Winter Wolf by dloliver The Boreal King - Winter Wolf by dloliver
Primordial spirit of the tundra and forest.
Moon singer, wind walker, winter ghost.
The first and eldest.
Wild lord. Boreal King.


Many moons ago I was obliged to produce a series of sketches of various wild animals for a game we were working on. This must've been, mid to late 1990s. One of them was that of a wolf [link] I was pretty pleased with that one and after looking at it this afternoon I decided to resurrect the image as a digital piece in colour (albeit, not a lot of colour). Quite pleased with the end result overall.
Whatever source material I used in the original sketch I couldn't say. Probably a scan from a magazine at the time.
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:icontammy5s:
Tammy5s Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Photographer
May I use this on another website?
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i dont mind provided that its a non-profit venture and you remember to credit my work and include a link to my gallery :) enjoy.
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:icontammy5s:
Tammy5s Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you😃
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EchoTalen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this looks awesome!
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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:iconname-already-chosen:
name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Excellent!
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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:iconbloodnale:
Bloodnale Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really stunning picture
I really love it <33
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
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BakedBananaBeans Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
the fur look so real, like you coul feel it. The effects on the eyes are beautiful too, it makes it look mysterious and powerful. Do you use a tablet?
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i do, and photoshop CS5.
Glad you like him ;)
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:iconfoxbat-sullavin:
Foxbat-Sullavin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the softness of this and the eye are beautiful, awesome job! :3
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
glad you like it ;)
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:iconxyliaz:
Xyliaz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and mysterious. Simply stunning, sir!
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
its not often that i draw something non-gruesome, so its nice to see someone enjoying it ;)
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Xyliaz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your gruesome pictures, as well as the non-gruesome ones. You are extremely talented. It's strange to think that things like this and the others can come from the mind of a human being.
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
arrg, existential dread! :D
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:iconxyliaz:
Xyliaz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha what?
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:iconrandomite93:
randomite93 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
I love the and fierce and cold expression in this artwork! Awesome shading and style of drawing too, amazing job! ;)
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
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randomite93 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
You're very welcome! :)
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:iconluthera:
luthera Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
very awesome
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot :) glad you like him
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:iconmissyoghurtcake:
MissYoghurtcake Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! I love the shine in the eyes. :clap:
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ;)
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:iconmissyoghurtcake:
MissYoghurtcake Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :la:
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ClarisseMcC135 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
:O fantastic ! i love it! :+fav:
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
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ClarisseMcC135 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
you are welcome!
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:iconguardiandragon1:
GuardianDragon1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
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:icons-a-k-u-r-a-haruno:
S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow awesome *_*!
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ;) glad you like him
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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dloliver Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks jon
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome.
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AtalaSirion Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i luv thoose glowing eyes :la:
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconatalasirion:
AtalaSirion Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconglitterwater:
Glitterwater Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool I like the white as a contrast to the yellow eyes,this looks very special!
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, glad you like him ;)
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:icondark-sheyn:
Dark-Sheyn Featured By Owner May 8, 2011   Digital Artist
OwO Wolf looks so wonderful! I really like the anatomy! But you need more practice at fur :3
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ;)
you are probably right. its something ive never tried before
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:iconaytanay:
Aytanay Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow so beautiful. I love the way he stares and the fur looks so soft

And I wouldn't imagine this coming from u xD
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
... neither would I
if im not careful, i might end up doing something.... cute... *shudders*

thanks a lot. ;)
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:iconaytanay:
Aytanay Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yea.. be careful xD
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WolfOfDarkness12 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That looks so beautiful :heart:
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
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WolfOfDarkness12 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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His-Majesty-In-Tears Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful, wonderful :D
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