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Moment of Clarity by pallanoph Moment of Clarity by pallanoph
This "painting" actually depicts how I feel about said painting at this moment. (I'm having technical difficulties involving software at the moment, and have been driving everyone mad with it since it started up 2 days ago. You poor souls, I don't deserve your patience!) Hopefully, I can find a way to beat the Photoshop/Wacom tablet union into a peaceful and reliable one. If not, there just won't be anymore of this. Like it'll be missed... Fff.

This was a graphite drawing that I wanted to experiment with in Photoshop, much after the manner of this piece: It was also an experiment in the emotional expressions of my pallanoph species: Here we have (the antagonist) Tirlag at his wit's end, realizing the enormity of his losses. He has nothing left to cling to, and is cornered and weak with grief. Nharath and Adelaide, who have him at their mercy, see that he is a mad, pitiable creature, with fear and sadness in his eyes, and fury in his heart. (I promise I will try not to write him as cliched as he sounds... x_x)

Photoshop CS3/graphite, with some marble texture downloaded from CG Textures.

The Usual Disclaimer Statements: Pallanophs are not wolves, (omg y not?11!?) nor are they related to canines of any shape or size. Please don't put him in collections designated for such animals, he won't like the company and it makes us sad when peeps don't read. Reading is the future!!!!

Tirlag, pallanoph species, and art April Schumacher. Do not utilize this in any form, please and thanks.

Yes, I'm still working on commissions. All in due time.
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HopperWulf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
I agree, the eyes and facial expression really convey human like emotion.  
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wlfmoon-arizona Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional
You're pallanoph species is really interesting, and very cool! makes me think of a cross between a baboon and a wolf, even though you say it is not even related. which is all well and good. kudos to you for creating your own species.
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TekeoMiona Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Writer
It was this 'n'~
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LedgendaryGnat Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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FenrisMau Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Full of character.
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
You've captured the expression beautifully, well done. *claps* :)

I think your pallanophs are very interesting, I don't know why but their faces look partly human to me. Doesn't make any sense but somehow you've done that.

Also (random side note is random) anyone who thinks they are wolves is blind as well as illiterate.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)

And actually, you are definitely not wrong regarding the human resemblance. It's actually deliberate! Even though I rarely post human faces here, I'm highly influenced by our range of expression, etc. With pallanophs, I wanted something somewhat relatable to humans (eyes, brows, even lips/mouth) but on the face of something far more feral and frightening, and thus, a bit more alien.

People seem to see wolves in almost anything with a long-ish muzzle, four legs, fur, and a tail. :lol: I can't tell if this is more of a primitive tendency (our ability as early humans to detect animals like wolves at a distance was pretty important, I'm sure) or if it's just because this world, especially dA, is oversaturated with wolf art and images. :XD: People here see what they want to see, don't they?
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Welcome! ^^

Ah I see, very clever. ;)

I think it's more of the too many wolves situation. :/ Which is sad really. I also know some people who only like wolf drawings. I think it's to the point where anything even remotely resembling a wolf is labelled a wolf by any wolf lovers. I showed someone a picture of an African Wild Dog (which, as I'm sure you know, barely resemble wolves) once and they said 'Omg LOL the woof is smiling!!1!' :icondeathstareplz: Someone also thought that a lizard creature I was drawing was a wolf.. honestly.
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rhenna Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail on his fur and I love the eyes. I think one of the reason people might be going 'oh look a werewolf!' is because hollywood has made werewolves go in pretty much every direction, in most movies and shows they don't even look like wolves at all in my opinion. I personally think I see a little camel in his nose/nostrils but he's definitely not truly like anything I've seen. Once again, amazing, I look forward to seeing more of your pictures :)
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Domyr Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
gorgeous! you can really tell all the emotions going through him just from that expression and body language
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