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Amidst the Pines by pallanoph Amidst the Pines by pallanoph
Here we have something that you will rarely see from me...

This was a full color tattoo commission for ~Pinkvoid. I only hope it turned out decently, though watercolors sometimes make a piece seem over-complicated, since little nuances in pigment and texture can occur. It almost works as its own little vignette, though, which is nice. :)

Yes, the trees are small! But one only has so much space in tattoo art, so the scale of some things can be shifted a bit for the sake of composition. I tried pushing back the furthest trees with a change in tone and color, so I hope it reads alright.

Please, do not take this as an excuse to use this as your own tattoo, as it is a commission. Also, if you want tattoo art, I'm sure a qualified tattoo artist in your area would be more than happy to make you your own original tattoo. :)

Please do not inquire about commissions from me unless you are serious about paying my fees.

Winsor and Newton artist watercolors on Canson cold press watercolor paper, 140 lb, 9x12 inches (22.8 x 30.4 cm). Fueled by genmaicha tea and a mostly healed index finger. :XD:

Art April Schumacher. All rights reserved.
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PrinceRyan1998 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE WOLVES so much and this one is great~! Awesome~! Amazing~!
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Foxolive Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh.. I really like this. When I saw this in my inbox, I knew I had to look at it. The color of the pine needles are so beautiful, such a deep and luxurious green, it is wonderful. I can almost smell them. Not to mention that, but the wolf's design is beautiful, and the anatomy is very accurate; The ferns are beautiful as well, the moss on the stone, the bark of the pine trees, everything! Also, I like it when artists do something like this. I like when they don't do a full background, they just sort of do a little chunk of background. Sometimes it's fun, I have tried it before. It doesn't really matter to me if it's a tattoo, I still think it's gorgeous. This is just stunning, love it :clap:
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Wolforgirl15 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow beautiful work I love the lights and darks they go so well and the wolf is just stunning
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be a great T-Shirt print!
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Thea-r-tist Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Beautiful.
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Shadow-o-Rabby Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   General Artist
#x-Wolf-Paws-x has chosen to feature your piece. This has been placed in our featured folder at this time.
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aetherfang Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Writer
That turned out beautiful! I love the details on the wolf's coat, that's a pain to mirror in yarn ^^; (yup, all those facial tones... gonna break down and dye a hat some day to match an actual wolf's features...)
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely lovely!
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Bueshang Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Artist
Lovely work, it will be interesting to see how it will look in ink.
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helloheath Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! I hope you get photos of the tattoo when its done so we can see :-)
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very pretty
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hibbary Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
He could be at a higher altitude. Trees get sadder and stuntier the higher you go. I don't think the size is unrealistic, especially after having driven up highway one in Cali. Those poor trees get so much wind, they're all small and funny-shaped. :D

Either way, I think it's delightful.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That could very well be! It's one of the first conclusions I came to after wrestling with the issue of scale, since I had to make the wolf large enough to be the focus (and be easier to tattoo). :nod: And twisty old trees are my favorite!

Thank you! :D
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8TwilightAngel8 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous! :wow::heart:
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dwuff Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome work. I'd love to see the finished product as a tattoo, hopefully the artist will do it justice!
Also omgwolves and I'm sorry for the wolf-flavoured waterfall of comments you have now brought upon yourself. :P
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I want to know how it turns out, too! Though I don't think I made it easy for them... :lol:

Ha! Wolf-flavoured waterfall of comments is an awesome phrase. Thankfully, I don't think I'm popular enough to elicit such a response just yet, which is fine by me! :rofl:

(Also, there's those things going on that seem to keep any of my new deviations from getting nearly as many faves, comments, or views as deviations posted in December 2012 and earlier. It's very weird!)
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dwuff Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
That is strange :? I consider you one of the more popular artists on dA so I would not be surprised if you got hit by a wolfalanche! I'm kinda losing steam for dA tbh. Things are just... meh here at the moment.
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Stitchy-Face Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow this is brilliant! Love the colouring on this and how the pines seem to curl around him :D
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ImagineCorgis Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Really woow!
This is one really interesting and beautiful piece of art! :heart:
It'so deatiled! The fur, the trees, the rocks, I was always jealous on those people who could make such a detailed work with watercolors!
It's really stunning how you made that bark on the tree so realistic! And also the stones!
Gosh, everything is so beautiful! :love:
Keep up the epic work! :la:
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't think I would have noticed the scale of the trees if you handn't pointed it out! But it's easy enough to assume they're saplings or some such thing. Beautiful work, as always!
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I'm glad to hear they're not immediately noticeable! My first thought when taking on this commission was my concern over scale: the wolf is supposed to be the main focus, so therefore should be made large enough that he can be tattooed (fairly) easily. But... trees are tall! So I was torn, and this is the end result, stunted old pines! :lol:

Thanks, Ashley! :hug:
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous :) I love how rich the colours of the trees are :)
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madugongmaria Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
love the wolf's markings, especially that flame like pattern on his/her back :3 and it's really pretty overall x3
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Furrama Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   Digital Artist
GASP! A WOLF! ARE YOU MAD?!?

Oh, no, paid. You are paid.

It looks absolutely wolfy and purty.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, right you are!

And I'm glad it looks wolfy, because I was unsure myself despite reference photos and was mostly crossing my fingers after a while. :XD:
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