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Pale Gray Wolf as Totem by Ravenari Pale Gray Wolf as Totem by Ravenari
SOLD. Commission info here at Etsy: [link]

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Gray Wolf as Totem

Meanings

Teacher Give-Away. Lack of Success. Disappointment. Loss. Regular Let Downs. Perseverance. Strength. Endurance. Giving Away Energy. Connecting With All to Connect to a Few. Solitude and Socialising. Teacher. Shepherd.

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The wolf (Canis lupus approx 32 subspecies) is considered the largest of canids, though it has a highly variable size and weight depending on geographical distribution. The wolf has been both highly vilified, hunted until its population reached dangerously low proportions, and yet has now become a celebrated aspect of eco-tourism today.

Wolves are a highly social, pack animal with very large territories which they scent-mark with urine and feces to establish boundary. Packs include an alpha male and female (a monogamous pair who are the only ones to mate), their offspring and sometimes assimilated members. The alpha male and female are the first to eat, and hierarchy is maintained through cues such as physical posturing, facial expression, mountain, crouching, chin-touching, rolling over and biting. Packs - due to their large range - will often howl to re-unite one another, to defend territory, and to increase excitement before a hunt.

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Crescent medium weight illustration board, with watercolour pencil, pencil, water-fast fineliner, and acrylic and iridescent paint. 7.4 x 8 inches
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:icondraconicat:
Lovely wolf, with such eloquent eyes!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Sep 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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:icondraconicat:
You're entirely welcome!
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:icontygermoonfoxx:
I'm really impressed with the depth of color and the intense detail. The strokes indicating fur --- something I am still attempting to master --- are amazing.
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Ravenari Sep 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Fur takes a while to learn, and I have a long way to go, as well. There are some good tutorials out there though, if you google 'fur tutorial' or 'how to draw fur.' :)
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
I look at this one, and I look at your original Gray Wolf as totem, and while I love the older one, this one just amazes me for how deeply you've developed your style. Heh--maybe a retrospective is in order, "Pia's Wolves Through the Years"!
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Ravenari Jul 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh. Oh man, there is so much difference between Gray Wolf now and way back when I was still working on paper. It kind of boggles the mind to look back and realise that I've levelled up a few times. If I was a Pokemon, I'd maybe be in my final evolution. Lol.
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:iconjagabor:
The calm expression really adds to its beauty
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Jul 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Incyray Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful.
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