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Visions Speak by KovoWolf Visions Speak by KovoWolf
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01/14/09 - edited the essay
01/12/09 - added a little bit more detail to the wolf's fur as well the background



Title: Visions Speak
Contest Details: [link]

What does Speak Visual Mean to you?
When words softly brush a tender voice against our ears we often find ourselves looking for reason, for meaning and for what the word conveys. Its like your lost in a visual dream , you are on a quest for an answer. A motion sending you spiraling by your minds breath. When you're looking at a piece of artwork, it is a visual expression of the artists mind. When they find themselves unable to speak the words they feel, when they find weakness in a time of darkness, when they’re caught in a spiral of emotion, they paint this for you. Whatever the medium the artist uses, the mind holds no bounds because the details of what is before you envelopes you in a sea of sentiment compassion that will take hold of you and fly you to anything you could envision. The medium is a mode of transportation, the soft gentle wings that take you aflight and will glide you across the calm waters of your thoughts and emotions to allow you to focus on what is before you. You will find yourself escorting your eyes over a piece of their soul, a piece of their desire, a moment captured in time in a visual representation of how a person feels or felt at that time. It sends a fierce stream of electricity throughout your body and at that moment you can firmly say “I really know how this person was feeling because I feel it too”. A firm relationship is suddenly developed between viewer and artist. What is appreciated is the visual eye candy producing words of satisfaction and devouring you into a world of unthinkable imagination. In itself, a single word can provoke the utmost and empowering emotion known to man, words bring us vision. It can make a smile and it can make a tear. Words can be a delivery of ones self or thing, such as art can hand out to its viewer. Art is pure expression and even the simplest of words could be beautiful, harsh, light and dark. You don’t always need to have words to express your inner imagination, art can do this very thing, but accompanied with vocals and voice can only strengthen that very message. Naturally when looking at a piece of art, you would find yourself submerged within your inner muse. Your mind will travel along the path set before you and happily skip down the lane of letters putting together what your mind paints for you to see and how to feel. It can be kept a secret, or it can be shared with others, but most of all it is for you, this is the gift an artist gives to you. This is where I want to take you..

This piece represents the inner voice within all artists. Wolves have a special meaning for me and to which is my subject that will represent speaking visually. The wolf embodies the very idea and core of power, strength and voice. Through their beautiful songs sung at night or day, we feel something. A strong connection and very much like the wolf, they sing to their family and loved ones very much like art in its vibrancy would sing to its audience. With art, it is in a way like the mother, singing and sharing with its children and family. Through their very eyes we can feel our blood grow cold and then warm at the same time as the majestic unknown seeps slowly into our very body; a power given, a beautiful song painting its voice across the obsidian sky and stars for all to cast their wandering gaze upon and appreciate, just like the very stars and sky, that in itself is art. This piece represents the voice and to any words unspoken and to words spoken. The need and desire to express who we are and most importantly, share what we believe to be a piece of ourselves with everyone else around to whom as well could appreciate it. The most powerful thing we can possess is words and combined with art can take anyone to a extraordinary place, to our place even if it is just for a moment. It allows the viewer to take back what we envision with them. Emotions rise to the surface and something unknown can fester just at the tip of your tongue. But what is it? Seeing with your eyes is just the same as speaking what you see, both your eyes and your voice are connected, for your eyes are the windows to your very soul, the canvas you paint for everyone to see into. All things have a voice and all things have imagination. To the artist, his/her art is his/her voice. Listen. Hear it. Speak it. Appreciate it. It is a glimpse into their world. It is a horizon of indescribable possibilities just for you.

That is where I wish to take you with this piece… possibilities. I want you to follow the path I set before you and wander to your muse and imagination because that is where solace and adventure can be found. I have lit the way, it is up to you to follow.




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"Visions Speak"© 2009 Amber "Kovo" M.


DO NOT take/redistribute/copy/alter this idea/image and drawing in any manner what so

ever. This idea/layout is respectfully mine. I’d appreciate it if you not use this idea (layout or

art) without my prior written consent and permission.

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:iconsaberskittleswolf:
SaberSkittlesWolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Could i or others possibly use this as a Laptop Background? I felt like asking for your permission. :)
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
I can make it a background :)
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:iconsaberskittleswolf:
SaberSkittlesWolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Okay :) Thank you.
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Puppylove329 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Beautiful concept,this is great
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euphoricmadness Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, just wow. The colors you use are amazing.
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lamelobo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful!!!
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!
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electric-blue-moon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
wow...that is just beautiful :heart:
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Kytomi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Wow I really love your style ^^ :love:
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconkytomi:
Kytomi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
:glomp: :D
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
:woohoo:
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Swirledsky Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
This is amazing. :0
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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Malumvolo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Wow, this is beautiful!
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconnekoori:
Nekoori Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
This is gorgeous! And absolutely stunning. :happycry:
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Nekoori Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
My pleasure. :)
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PrinceZarbon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wolves are my favorite animals by far from the canine family...and without a doubt my favorites in the entire animal kingdom. :]
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aye :)
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PrinceZarbon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I paid very close attention to the reasoning behind your care for the wolf. I couldn't agree more. I'd have to say that they represent some of the most moral kindred spirits. They fit under the survival of the fittest and they are also magnificent in that they are very much like military and soldiers together in the sense that they are in packs, hunters and scavengers. But they are certainly not weak and should never ever be perceived as weak as they are highly loyal animals and have very powerful standards. That's why I mentioned that they are extremely enthralling for me, brilliant, elegant, and at the same time sleek and slender, handsome even. Their characteristic is unparalleled. The only thing that annoys me is that they are almost always portrayed negatively in television and film. They are perceived as threatening. This is in itself something I don't concur with since I've loved the animal since birth, literally. And I can't lie, the call of the wild hits close to my heart, hence my yearning for the undying howl of the wolf: forever in pain yet forever a respectable, loyal, and honorable animal to the death. :]
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
first and foremost, I appreciate your kind words and sharing them with myself. As for being portrayed, aye. There will never be a middle ground between human and animal. Not just wolves have fallen into this poor trap. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done to sway others, only the hope to try and get other people to uphold their thoughts about wolves by education.

Wolves are a symbol of freedom, strength and indeed loyalty. Attributes I wish all of humankind could uphold..... perhaps that is why they're hated so much..... because human's are jealous..
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PrinceZarbon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely agree about this. When humans do not comprehend something, they manifest their jealousy into forms of hatred and a misunderstood sense of villainy. They either portray wolves to villify them or to make them seem dangerous and rabid. That's partly why even the fictional world of wolves with characters derived from wolves are always looked upon negatively. For me its the complete opposite. I don't pay any attention to how humans twist things. The wolf remains my favorite animal. :]
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
*nods* aye, indeed and very true. Thus why I adore my quote so ;)
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PrinceZarbon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw on the news just recently that Palin is allowing and condoning and requesting that wolves be executed in Alaska. Now we already know that the wolf is an endangered species as it is and she wants to add to the problem. The reasoning behind it is that wolves attack moose and caribou and those animals are supposedly owned by people there. it's stupid how these people are trying to control nature. Now Palin says that there are aerial hunters who sit in helicopters and are slaughtering the wolves to bring down their population. a few people spoke against it, but it's not making a difference because even Ashely Judd is incapable of swaying the majority against the slaughter.
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0r4nos Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Epic...
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
win?
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:icon0r4nos:
0r4nos Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Yes.
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LeoNeal-CP Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is wonderful =)
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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LeoNeal-CP Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
no problem =) it's beautiful.
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MidnightMystic Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it, great color and design
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank you for your kind compliment :)
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MidnightMystic Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
*nods* :) a great site full of fantastic resources for PhotoShop users
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Createvi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Yes, yes it is
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Nurak Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I'll keep my fingers crossed fo you, Kovo. ><
The image is absolutely breath taking. The colors, the subject, the detail... just beautiful. Good luck. =D
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StarrLion Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
:omg:

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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
:lmao:
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Boss-Kaz-009 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
This is amazing, I feel so many emotions when I look at it, it's strange and coupled with what you said about it, it just makes it all the more breathtaking.
I really hope you win, I'll be shocked if you don't! :floating:
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for your support!
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Boss-Kaz-009 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
You're welcome :)
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
:)
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Lippin-Teh-Pixiekins Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured in journal :)
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
:hug: thank you!! i'm honored :D
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R150 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm faving this one not only becouse you did some really good work on the picture but mostly becouse of what you got to say about it :)
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you R150, I appreciate your support very much :)
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