Second, I must apologize to *kalmanen for the amount of time it took for me to complete this piece. Did I mention how slowly I work? (There's no excuse for it, so I must get better at working more efficiently!) She commissioned this piece to commemorate her sister's beloved Irish wolfhound, Romeo, and wanted me to include a pallanoph reincarnation of him. So I have to say I'm quite honored to have my own creations included in such a tribute. Might I also say how much I adore Irish wolfhounds? Such amazing animals! The two spirits manifest are here, frolicking in a sort of Elysium, an eternally sunlit meadow.
That aside, this piece was something I really wanted to get just right, especially given the challenge I provided myself with: I'd never encountered such difficulty painting a light colored animal before! *gasp* The background was easily the most relaxing part.
So, I really hope this looks alright to you, *kalmanen. Thank you so very much for your patience... you should have thrown so many bricks, because I totally deserved it!
Golden brand acrylics and watercolor on Arches hot press 140 lb watercolor paper, 14" x 17" (35.5 x 43 cm) I have no idea how many hours this took, so I'm afraid I can't furnish you with an answer. Will "forever" suffice?
Comments, critiques, etc. are welcome.
Art and pallanoph species © April Schumacher. Please do not utilize in any way, shape or form. (Sorry for the watermark. I'm in the process of creating a newer, simpler one.)
the fur detail is beautiful *U*
this is absolutely gorgeous!!
the fur is really nice i want to pet both of them *u*
also this whole picture seems 'refreshing', idk but i really like a lot of white in drawings with forests because it makes me think of spring in canada
i love it
And no worries, you didn't give me the sads XD I just feel bad that you had to experience that :<
*now to find out a way to watch your tumblr without having one*
- Congrats on the DD! Have a nice day!
This is my first time seeing a pallanoph, and this picture sells me on them. Both look so real and joyful.