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R.I.P James Horner

Tue Jun 23, 2015, 12:12 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:







Symphony Of Memories


James Horner August 14, 1953 - June 22, 2015


I am totally devastated. James was such an amazing composer. He changed my life emotionally in so many ways. He sparked creativity and inspiration from all corners of my being and forged from the embers of his symphony's into the chords of my heart.

My passion for his music started when I was very young. I enjoyed all of his scores from all sorts of movies including Braveheart, Land Before Time, Balto and Forest Gump. James was truly one of those unique, one of a kind people that could bring to life your wildest imaginations. It could send you far away and into serene peace.

My heart hurts..

We have truly lost an amazing man and an amazing artist. If you've never heard of his work, go take a listen. He will change your life. Take comfort in what gifts he has given to the whole world.

Goodbye James. You will live on in all of our hearts forever.


"To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die."- Thomas Campbell


Your Songs Will Resonate With Us Forever






"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey." -Kenji Miyazawa



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The Diary Of An Adventurer

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 12:14 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:







My Adventure In Yellowstone


"Not all who wander are lost"

 

On May 16th I embarked on a journey to Yellowstone National Park with family. There's nothing that can truly describe the sense of renewal from this trip despite all that had transpired that tried hard to bring it down. A total recharge. So if you are interested in what I've been doing for the past 2 weeks, feel free to continue reading!

Yellowstone is a place that truly inspires and renews. It's a place where anything can happen and discoveries are made all the time within yourself and around you! There's never the same thing twice when you visit and your experience will last a lifetime. Yellowstone has breathed new life within me and I can't wait to share what inspirations are a direct fruition of my adventure.






Day 1


A Series Of Unfortunate Events - May 16th, 2015



On the road again, can't wait to get on that road again! At around 10:30AM Wethrildae and I where off. Unfortunately it would seem that my husband contracted some sickness after returning from Anchorage Alaska for a conference so we where focused on trying to get him better. With that in mind; Texas was becoming a blurr in the background behind us. Windows down, a cool breeze at our backs and thennnnn......Storms. Lot's of them. Like a roaring lion expanding it's call in the distance it reared it's ugly head. Dark and ferocious clouds with the promise of hail approached us and fast.

Dark Storm by KovoWolf


As soon as we breached beneath those dark clouds loud hail and rain began to fall for at least 2 miles. We pressed on determined to get through it for fear we'd crack our brand new windshield ( we literally replaced it a day before our trip ). After an intense shower we finally made it through! Phew. Phew. We can breath again.

All seemed well and the trip continued to press on. We get a phone call from the in laws. We expected it to be like every other call like "here's where we are on the road" call. I pick up the phone and my mother in law seemed to be slightly stressed. I asked what's going on. Apparently while driving through Nebraska the winds where so high that it ripped the top of their just bought ( older ) pop up camper's top right off. They bought it just for this trip. Nooooo. Are you kidding me?! Sadly it was no joke. Luckily no one was hurt and no one was behind them otherwise it would've ruined the entire trip before it could even begin. Broken and battered they drove it to a tractor shop. The manager came out and helped them wrap up what was left with tarp and shrink wrap. They where then on their way. The plan now was to meet up in Cheyenne WY.

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They found a Manards parking lot and that's where we all met up. When we got there we hugged and laughed at the situation. We where more content in seeing each other well and safe then the crippled camper. What else could we do? So sad. The goal was then to buy some Gorilla tape ( best tape ever ) and wrap the whole thing up to ensure there was no more wind blowing the tarp around. The shrink wrap, by then, had all but tattered and frayed off. The spare tire was removed and wrapping began. Content with the job about 30 minutes later we drove off to get something to eat. As soon as we sat down for our meal my father in law remembered that he forgot to put the spare tire back on. Damnit.

Quickly we finished our meals, paid and drove back to Manards. As soon as we crested the hill the tire was gone. Gone. Seriously? Not even a half an hour and someone already swiped it? With a last ditch effort ( and some hope ) I ran into the store and asked if anyone turned it in. No.

"Well... here's hoping they don't' get a flat" I thought to myself then proceeded to knock on some fake wood. Hey, its all I had.

We where on the road again. The landscape was beautiful. Rolling green hills and beautiful topography was there to greet us. Our destination for the night was Rock Springs.


"Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures"



Day 2


The Grand Tetons - May 17th, 2015


Renewed and refreshed after our stay in Rock Springs we continue our journey with full bellies and smiles. The drive was peaceful with the patter of soft rain. Rainbows crested over rolling hills and elk lay lounging in the green grasses with no care in the world. We saw Bald eagles soaring over head and Osprey hunting for their young while their nests lay just a few feet from the roadsides. Life was good.

We finally reached The Grand Tetons! Just imagine emerging from a gully of rock and water into a huge valley where these giants stood before you capped with snow. The sun's light peaked through the spreading clouds and illuminated them like a beacon in the night. A cold chill nipped your nose and begged you to bundle closer into your seasoned jacket but you couldn't dare look away. So fantastic. So breathtaking. We stopped for the obligatory photo next to the sign and breathed deep the fresh mountain air.

This was just the beginning.

Grandteton by KovoWolf

"In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take"


Day 3 - 10


Yellowstone & Sickness - May 18th, 2015 - May 29th, 2015


We finally reached Yellowstone and our campsite. We quickly pitched our tents and relaxed. The week was spent driving around, exploring and picking all the good spots to take my sister SpiritWolfen and her husband lionrunestudios to who where due to arrive that weekend. They have never been so we really wanted to hit up all we could! S'mores fixin's. Check. Coffee. Check. Pancake mix. Check. Folding chairs. Check. Firewood. Check. Lets get this camping party started!

While we where preparing for the arrival of my sister and brother in law my husband was still fighting off this cold. It never got better. In fact it got worse. We where camping outside and the entire time it rained and even snowed one night so that obviously wasn't ideal for recovering. We ended up taking him to the clinic and got some antibiotics ( luckily he didn't have to take them ). After 2 days he was starting to feel a bit better. We did our best to "relax" and take it easy to ensure that allotted time to get better.

So literally a day afterwards my throat started getting scratchy. Awesome. I had been downing vitamin C and Emergen-C for at least 3 days when he got sick. No go. Not only did I get sick but I got the mutated version to the point where I couldn't keep anything down for 2 days. So not fun when you're camping. I kept myself hydrated throughout the entire ordeal and luckily after those two days I was able to down at least applesauce and gradually work myself to solids again. Phew. I was really concerned the mutation I received would ruin the trip or send me into the clinic for fluids. Yay for will and strength to get better when all odds are against you!





The Show Must Go On


Explore All The Things


Drained but excited we pressed on! Throughout the last week we took my sister and my brother in law all over. We saw all the fantastic sights and geysers we could! Old Faithful. Prismatic pools. Fumaroles and more! Though rain fell most of the time there where a few breaks in the weather that allowed us to really enjoy the day. It was warm and comforting but accompanied by the sweet scent of wet pine.

We pulled over to all the hot spot look outs, we soaked up the rain and we hung over cliff faces to take photos of a rare flower growing only in the mountains at Dunraven pass!

We visited the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in west Yellowstone. I love this place. You really get a good up close and personal view of all the animals they have there. Especially the wolves. It of course was raining and at one point it was hailing. The poor wolves sought shelter in the most adorable places. Even one who ducked under a tree hoping to stop the pinging against her coat. Enjoy the pictures below of the Grizzly & Wolf Center!



"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt"


The Animals


Woof. Roar. Chirp.


Wow what a list we have! This year yielded a great deal of animals. Below is the recordings of all that we saw. It's never seizes to amaze me just how beautiful these animals are in the wild.



 May 20th, 2015 - Madison Junction / Old Faithful
  • Osprey
  • Bald Eagle
  • Bison with young
  • Raven - Canyon Village



 May 22nd 2015 - Old Faithful
  • 2 Coyotes - Hunting - Road to Oldfaithful next to prismatic pool
  • Robins
  • Osprey



 May 29th, 2015 - Mammoth / Lamar
  • Red Fox - Just outside Mammoth headed into Lamar next to Roosevelt lodge
  • Coyote Pups ( # count 6 ) - Lamar Valley
  • Adult Coyote - Lamar Valley
  • Mountain Blue Bird
  • Juvenile Golden Eagle - Sitting on a snag just out of Lamar Valley near restrooms
  • Wolf - Black - Collared - Believed to be M829 Of the Canyon Pack now Alpha Male of Lamar Valley



 Not Categorized Yet ( need to go through my logs for proper days )
  • Osprey
  • Bald Eagles
  • Marmot
  • Yellow Rumped Warbler ( aka: Butterbutt )
  • Robins
  • Crows / Ravens
  • Bison with young
  • Elk
  • Moose ( Female )
  • Yellow Bird
  • Mountain Blue Bird
  • Black Bear
  • Golden Eagle fighting with a Red Tail Hawk
  • Juvenile Golden Eagle
  • Big Horn Sheep ( female  / male )
  • Black Tailed deer






A Chance Meeting


M829 Of Lamar


Obviously one of my main goals when going to Yellowstone is seeing the wild wolves. There are several packs that still exist and one of the more popular one, Lamar Valley Pack, is in Lamar. I really wish I could have been around to see the Druids but alas, time is cruel.

We spent 2 weeks in Yellowstone and going in and out of Lamar and the popular wolf places there where no wolves to be seen. I was really concerned because I wanted to see at least one while I was there. More so, I wanted my sister and brother in law to see one.

Friday was our last day and we decided to go to Lamar. We found the perfect spot to settle which was near the pack's densite. They believe the Alpha female gave birth April 27th so we where hoping a small chance would arise where we could see them. A few days prior we heard them howl far in the distance at this spot so we figured we'd give our luck a go.

We just finished our lunch and where observing a juvenile golden eagle perched on a snag near a bison. I decided to pull away and randomly scan the horizon. There on the ridge I saw something large and black running just below a herd of bison. I quickly lept to the car and my husband grabbed the bino's ( binoculars ). We confirmed. It was a wolf!! My heart was racing. Admittedly I get way to excited and ran with ferocious ( yet careful ) speed to the best spot we could reach for a good look out. There it was. What a beauty. I turned away for a moment to find myself literally surrounded by dozens of people. Where did they all come from!? I looked back and admired.

It forged the river and then began to run through the open valley up to the hillside. The Bison where alert but suprisingly couldn't care less to it's presence. They drew their tails up in 'alarm' but didn't really budge. One didn't even rise from it's sun bathing. I grabbed my camera and snapped away. It was probably a good 50 yards out so it was tough to take really good pictures via my camera, but the experience will stay with me forever.

We saw a wolf. On the last day. The last few moments we were going to be there. This beautiful collared wolf ( who we think is M829 of Lamar ) arrives. So humbled and so breathtaking to see these beautiful creatures in the wild. Their movements are fluid and flawless. Their curious nature was tentative but alert.


Wolf by KovoWolf
Wolf 2 by KovoWolf







A Glimpse Of Wilderness


Quick Photo Gallery


I may / may not upload some of these to DeviantArt but I figured I would share some of the photos I took! More to come! ( I have 3k to go through! ). I am feeling really inspired by my trip so expect a lot of awesome drawings and art to come! Sorry for the watermarks!

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I'm BACK

Mon May 25, 2015, 8:00 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:







I'm Back


With much to tell. Stay tuned.




Le Dru by spatarozliev


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LOA / Art / Patreon / Commissions

Mon May 11, 2015, 2:40 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:







Leave Of Absence - I got 2 weeks off!




I'll be going on vacation to Yellowstone with my family from May 15th - May 30th. I really can't wait! Yellowstone is one of those places that truly renews and rejuvenates. Nature is my muse and considering where I currently live I don't get a whole lot of it. It's there but I need tree's, mountains, typography & mountain fresh air!



Lone Bison, Yellowstone National Park by lepersabstain

"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."
- Vincent Van Gogh 



Commissions Status



Considering I will be gone for 2 weeks all commissions will be on hold. Also anyone who has currently commissioned me I now have all of my commissions listed here. You can see the status of your work, links to W.I.P's and details on your order! You can also see the 'order' in which I am doing commissions ( they are ordered in how they came in ) and my work load currently. If anything changes please let me know ASAP so I can change it.



"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."
 - John Lubbock 


Pencil Cases / Anything Bag



I am still selling these! If you are interested, check out more information here: Pencil/Anything Cases Now Available!

Also a BIG thank you Stygma for being the first person on DA to orer one of my pencil cases! You guys can check out the really awesome ( and adorable ) display of the case here:
Pencil Case by KovoWolf by Stygma

 


Patreon :iconpatreonplz:



So this is a new thing and a popular thing it seems. Thoughts? I am currently working on my own profile ( thus why I haven't linked to it yet ) and the goals and rewards I would like to offer! I find it a little cumbersome to initially start up but I am slowly getting the hang of it. Does anyone else have a patreon? I'd love to follow more people!

What Would You Like To See For A Reward?


If I started up, is there any type of reward you would like to see? Some of them include free art, goodies, prints signed, drawings for a free case, etc.

 
Le Dru by spatarozliev


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Anthro DD Roundup - April 2015

Mon May 11, 2015, 11:36 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





EVENTS


:iconanthrocommunity: :iconanthrochallenge:



COMMUNITY


:iconcommunityrelations:



SPECIAL THANKS


To the entire Anthro Community! You guys are amazing!




Anthro Daily Deviations - April 2015



Gods hear us. by Rowantis
golden tiger by wyum
Raccoooon girl by Sinto-risky
The Autumn Feather Hunt by Staticstealer
Sunrise hunter by WolfsECHO
Despereaux - Botticelli and Roscuro 2 by nik159
IODINE - P3 by tatiilange
Whispers of the Snake by SeyorrolLoL by Taski-Guru

errand by dkfktl1004
Autumn Breeze by Sidonie
The Guide by JMFenner91Khrisy - Commission by SHADE-ShyPervert
Queen's Throne by H-appysorry
Rooster de Lamancha and his Sancho by stplmstr
 


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EVENTS


anthrochallenge is still ongoing! Feel free to participate!



COMMUNITY


communityrelations for all your community needs



SPECIAL THANKS


To each and everyone of you! Without you, I truly wouldn't be where I am today!




Pencil/Anything Cases Now Available!


Thanks for the patience guys! I'm happy to announce my pencil cases are now available! Please note that I will be adding more designs soon! If you want to request something, I can print anything in my gallery! So let me know! I'm also working on designing a few more that aren't all geared towards Wolves. I'll be doing some fantasy stuff as well as some other animals in general! So stay tuned! :la:

BUY THEM HERE





Cases In Action







Art Currently Available As A Case





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Injured

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 12:23 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





EVENTS


anthrochallenge is still ongoing! Feel free to participate!



COMMUNITY


communityrelations for all your community needs



SPECIAL THANKS


To each and everyone of you! Without you, I truly wouldn't be where I am today!




Injured


So I've had pretty hard pulsating pain for the past week and a half on my upper arm/shoulder/bicep area so I finally went to the doctor last Friday. I could've potentially sprained and/or have a small tear in my ligament / muscle. As a result they gave me a steroid shot on top of some really heavy duty medication ( that I can only discern as what it would feel like to be "high" ). They said if it doesn't heal up this week I'll need an MRI. We will see what happens.

Unfortunately it's my right arm. My drawing arm / writing arm / mouse arm. So sadly commissions will be a little slow as it's honestly really painful to sit at the computer and type let alone draw.

I apologies and I hope to get up ASAP.

In the meantime, enjoy this cookie!









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Questions From Moonbeam13

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 9:11 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





EVENTS


anthrochallenge is still ongoing! Feel free to participate!



COMMUNITY


communityrelations for all your community needs



SPECIAL THANKS


To each and everyone of you! Without you, I truly wouldn't be where I am today!




Rules


1) You must post these rules
2) Share 10 facts about yourself
3) Answer the 10 questions asked by the person who tagged you and make up 10 questions for people you tag
4) Choose 10 people and put 10 icons in their journal
5) Not something like, "You are tagged if you read that".
6) You have to legitimately tag 10 people.
7) No tag-backs.
8) You can't say that you don't do tags.
9) You MUST make a journal entry! No comments.







Ten Facts About Me:



1. I am an identical twin! My twin is SpiritWolfen here on DeviantArt!
OH Nuuu by rosariocentralplz

2. I was a gymnast for 12 years and made it to nationals in Florida. My aspiration was to go to the Olympics but never made it due to gym  'stuff'


3. I was an out rider for the Fiesta Parade in my home town. You can see a video of me riding her. My horses name is Sasha and this was her first parade. I was explicitly told never to take her in a parade because she'd freak out. She was really curious but did just fine! I'm the outrider ( the one closest to the camera ). Sasha was really curious about the camera that slid along the ground you can tell by her reaction lol

 
4. Mini-Eggs are my favorite candy. Ever. I'm also heavily addicted to Ice cream ( even though I limit myself ).



5. I learned how to fire a gun when I was 11. I am a licensed hunter.



6. I've only broken 1 bone ( my fifth metatarsal ) playing football!

7. I have a healthy addiction to Pokemon as well. My favorite is Ninetails and Eevee!


8. I've met Jeff Bridges in real life. He really is the dude!


9. I was born and raised in Southern California and I wanted to look into doing either acting or becoming a stunt woman ( still looking into it )


10. I can type 250 WPM






Questions From Moonbeam13



1. If you were a worm, how long would you be?
     5 inches! Wiggle wiggle.
2. Who do you love enough to cook or bake for?
     My family!
3. If you could speak another language, what would it be?
     Gaelic or "Old Norse"
4. What is a cause that you're willing to fight for?
     The cure for cancer
5. What is your most prized possession?
     Memories of my grandparents and family 
6. What is your least favourite vegetable?
     Mushrooms. *herrp*
7. What is the strangest talent you have?
     I can do a backflip standing still
8. Do you have an innie or an outie?
     innie!
9. What is the last song you heard?
      I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts ( now you have it stuck in your head! )
10. Do you believe in magic?
     Magic can come in so many forms and shapes! indeed!




Tagging


PixlPhantasy Kaz-D wreckling kingmancheng Arichy vesner Elandria pica-ae diphylla Aeirmid  


My Questions To You!


1. If you could be any super hero who would you be?
2. Whats your favorite spice?
3. Do you have all of your widom teeth?
4. What's the worst smell in the world to you?
5. Who would you rather be? Magneto? Wolverine? Storm? or Cyclops?
6. What is your best childhood memory?
7. If you could hike anywhere, where would you go?
8. Coke or Pepsi?
9. If you could eat something this very moment, what would it be?
10. If you could teach a parrot to say one word, what would it be?




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Watch Forever

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 1:27 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





EVENTS


anthrochallenge is still ongoing! Feel free to participate!



COMMUNITY


communityrelations for all your community needs



SPECIAL THANKS


To each and everyone of you! Without you, I truly wouldn't be where I am today!




Love To Watch


Inspired by wreckling and Moonbeam13 journals here is mine! "Basically, here are some people I've been watching for a long time on DA, people who I'll go on watching without question. I'm choosing to highlight a few, because they're amazing, but everyone on the list is super amazing, and you should totally watch all of them." - Moonbeam13







My List



Moonbeam13
I've known Danie ever sense I joined DeviantArt. Not on a personal level but I've always followed her throughout all the endeavors. It wasn't until I became a CV did I become more aquainted with her on a personal level and she's absolutely amazing. She's a heart of gold and a spirit stronger then diamonds! (maybe even made of diamonds. She is super woman after all )
Shooting star by Moonbeam13Spilling salt by Moonbeam13Triskaidekaphobia by Moonbeam13





wreckling
Trevor ( or trebborrr ) is one of those people, once you meet, will hold a true strong impression for ever! He's such an amazing person and deviant of deviantart! I actually had the pleasure of meeting him a few years ago at a devmeet! he was so nice and easily approachable. Trevor is fantastic and you all should go admire him!
BarristerHe'd been in town three weeks, on the case for two, and still only had a single lead. No one in Los Diablos was talking, outside of formalities. He was an outsider, and he knew they considered him as such, but for as much frustration as the town was causing him by not talking, there was one person in the town causing him even more trouble, the one he needed to meet, the one he couldn't even seem to find.
Franky Barrister never answered his door. Franky Barrister didn't have a phone. Franky Barrister always seemed to be on a bathroom break during school hours, but was never in the bathroom. On Fridays, Franky Barrister wasn't at school at all. The trouble was that the investigation the detective was working on was regarding the death of Alan Barrister—Franky's father. Everyone in town pointed the finger at Franky, and with his constant absence, the detective could see why. Franky was not doing anything at all to prove himself innocent, and if not for a complete lack of evidence, th





aunjuli 
Juli is Sooooo sweet and so is her tea! Seriously guyz, you need to get her tea. It's amazing. AMAZING. She is so sweet and very easy to approach! Her heart is so pure and her personality is so inspiring! She brings a smile to your face even though you may be talking to her through a computer.
Delilah Jellywish by aunjuliOld Toby Tea label by aunjuliTARDIS Time Vortex by aunjuli








Starcanis
Snow has been one of my favorite artists ever sense I joined DeviantArt. Her work has always inspired me and her attitude is equally as infectious in being so positive and kind.
Aaru by StarcanisStar Wolf by StarcanisThat Radiance of Yours by Starcanis





balaa
Balaa is one of those deviants who, whenever looking at their latest works, you can't help but just drop your jaw at every single piece. True beauty and eye candy on top of that! Not only is her artwork breathtaking, but Balaa is equally as amazing! She's so sweet and extremely friendly to anyone who might inquire to her about anything! She's always willing to answer your questions and does so with such a big heart. One day, I hope to be as amazing as her in my artistic endeavors!
As to the Flame by balaaBird of Paradise by balaaFrom the Stars by balaa






ailah
Therese has been a long time, well admired artist of mine. I followed her as soon as she joined. She's an artist I too admire for all her talent and skill. She's very easy to talk with and extremely friendly! Her artwork is just fantastic. Her tutorials are equally as amazing!
The white by ailahRed panda sketch with video by ailahCaught in the moment by ailah






wolfmoonie
Moonie was one of the first people whom helped me get onto DeviantArt. She has always inspired me and motivated me to per-sue my passion in art. It was her strength, heart and motivation that really pushed me to where I am today and where I will surely go. Her artwork is fantastic both digital and traditional. I've been so fortunate to have met her in real life! 
The Omega by wolfmoonieIn Memorian by wolfmoonieKalmanen - Commission by wolfmoonie






spyed
Angelo is just amazing. He's always friendly and has an aura of complete humbleness! It's hard to believe the owner of a company is so great and easy to talk to! I've had the pleasure of meeting him on several occasions.  Mostly through devmeets and a visit to HQ. He's very open to the community and to everyone! His smile is contagious!
hot dog by spyedSummer by spyedRoyce by spyed






kozispoon
Koziiiiiiii is so amazing! She's extremely friendly and has the personality that will ensnare you with all it's goodness! I've also had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful lady and she's such a pleasure to be around! Plus her comics are pretty much the bomb.
Fluid Negotiations by kozispoonJiggle Jogging by kozispoonCats vs Corgis by kozispoon






damphyr
Katy is equally as amazing. I've also had the pleasure of meeting her while visiting HQ and she's absolutely wonderful! A pleasure to hang out and so eager to talk about all the interesting things in our lives! Especially Texas ( them drivers! ).  She is quick to make you feel comfortable and is all around amazeballs!
Stumpy Pin Cushion by damphyrThe Man with the Key by damphyrB-day shirt 2 by damphyr






techgnotic
Ron is one of a kind. He's genuine, humbling and will always ignite a spark of inspiration within you no matter what you are talking about. His ambitions and his own passions are infectous and easily inspires you! Ron is a fantastic person and is always there for the community and his friends. I've had the pleasure of meeting Ron on several occasions and work with him on a few projects of his. Especially his group about his novel #F09!
FOX09T Book 1 Chapter 1F09T Book 1 Chapter One  -  Larissa Of Foxwood
      As the first soft gray wave of pre-dawn light filtered in through the open bedroom window, there was the slightest movement beneath the blankets.  He detected it of course immediately, his peaked ears twitching and rotating like tiny radar stations, his ever-vigilant amber eyes flashing fully open.  Yes, she was stirring.  Soon she would be awake.  His guardian duties were done for another night.  He carefully raised himself from where he had lain curled up at the foot of the bed and alighted with a little jump from the bed to the floor. His four black-stockinged paws made no sound as he padded across the hardwood floor.  Then came the short hop to the dresser top beneath the open window.  There he hesitated to turn and regard his sleeping charge for a moment before departing. He wondered how such a seemin
'Wall Of Gum' by techgnoticUrban Sectional 2 by techgnotic







makepictures
You will not find a more humbling person! He's extremely nice and easy to talk to. makepictures is another deviant I've had the great pleasure of meeting! He's got a great personality that you can't help but admire and cherish. His passion for photo journalism always keeps me on my toes and excitement for when the next piece is uploaded.
Victoria Memorial, London by makepicturesLes Copains by makepicturesHollywood in the Afternoon by makepictures






Artgerm
Has been one of a more recent watchs, maybe 5 years or so, but none the less I have always enjoyed his work! It's inspiring and always motivating.
My new name cards. by ArtgermAirmail by ArtgermBatgirl Premium Format Figure by Artgerm






LiamSharp
Is an individual who is so humbling to talk to and every conversation is such a joy. He's so amazing and a great person to talk to. The endeavors of motion book have been so inspiring and motivating you can't help but admire everything he's done and does with it! His passion is true and inspires me on a constant basis! His traditional paintings are just to die for.
Minotaur by LiamSharpFilename by LiamSharpOutcast cover 3 by LiamSharp






AlectorFencer
Is one of those artists that you can't help but as well drop your jaw at every piece produced. She's a friendly, kind soul who is so approachable and great to everyone she talks to! Her artwork has always been one of my favorites!
HAUNTER OF DREAMS - MYRE KICKSTARTER IS ONLINE by AlectorFencerOne with the Universe by AlectorFencerSummer Dream by AlectorFencer





Goldenwolf
Goldie has been a long time admirer of mine ever sense I became more of a presence online and through the art community. I was introduced to her by my good friend, wolfmoonie. Her work has always inspired me and continues to do so on a daily basis! She also really sparked my interest in wanting to better my art!
Echo by GoldenwolfAilah and Mahican by GoldenwolfFantasy by Goldenwolf





And now, a really awesome list of really awesome deviants:
(Names in italics are deviants I've met in person!)

Heidi :bulletblue: danlev :bulletblue: sugarpoultry  :bulletblue: lionrunestudios  :bulletblue: SpiritWolfen  :bulletblue: hull612  :bulletblue: Lyricanna :bulletblue: diphylla :bulletblue: Aeirmid  :bulletblue: Wolf-of-Samhain  :bulletblue: kingmancheng  :bulletblue: deshrubber :bulletblue: akreon :bulletblue: vest :bulletblue: vesner :bulletblue: BeccaJS :bulletblue: Astralseed  :bulletblue: Kaz-D  :bulletblue: pica-ae  :bulletblue: ginkgografix  :bulletblue: haldron  :bulletblue: PixlPhantasy  :bulletblue: Katmomma :bulletblue: cooley  :bulletblue: sergbel  :bulletblue: Thiefoworld :bulletblue: Yellow-eyes :bulletblue: weremoon  :bulletblue: Tatchit :bulletblue: Exileden :bulletblue: WolfSkullJack  :bulletblue: Silverfox5213 :bulletblue: sandara :bulletblue: vantid :bulletblue: Grypwolf  :bulletblue: Lilyas :bulletblue: Snowypaws :bulletblue: Maquenda :bulletblue: Wethrildae  :bulletblue: woxys  :bulletblue: werol :bulletblue: AquaSixio  :bulletblue: yuumei  :bulletblue: Nambroth :bulletblue: im-not-sana :bulletblue: cinyu :bulletblue: Stygma :bulletblue: TheGalleryOfEve  :bulletblue: Arichy :bulletblue: Elandria 

And the list can go on!


Now how about you?


Who are some of your favorite deviants? You should make a journal like this one and share some deviants that you'll watch forever, then link your journal in the comments here so I can check it out! La la la la





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Anthro DD Roundup - January 2015

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 10:45 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





EVENTS


:iconanthrocommunity: :iconanthrochallenge:



COMMUNITY


:iconcommunityrelations:



SPECIAL THANKS


To the entire Anthro Community! You guys are amazing!




Anthro Daily Deviations - January 2015



Gnarl by Jarow
the knowledgeable hasbeens by liveAmmo
I have a story to tell by Grypwolf
Bulldog by DavidRapozaArt
YCH - Monopoly by vanyeeah
coffeeshop au by VerlidaineTiBear by KatieHofgardLEADtoFIRE by chichapie
Faun  hunters by ATArts
Hamsterfeen by Wespenfresser
Moon Song by Blackpassion777
The truth by Whiluna
Khajiit by SoltiaBehind the Darkness by LucidKitsune
 


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New Tablet


So I've been debating this for sometime now but I think I've come to the decision that I want to upgrade my tablet. I'm currently using a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch (small). I LOVE this tablet but I really want a step-up. I've been hesitant because I've been inwardly debating if my artwork was worthy of spending a good amount of money on a good tablet but what better way then to continue to hone your skills with a great device! I've got some money saved and have been saving little by little and I think I am at a good spot to where I can upgrade! So who better to ask then the DeviantArt community!

So, if you could get a tablet which one would you choose? What are you currently using?





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Excuse The Mess

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 10:05 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





Excuse The Mess...


I am currently re-doing my profile layout. I'm working on a few ideas but until then, somethings might seem off or not working : )

I hope you all are well!



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PE: Anthro Week Wrap Up

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 7:04 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:
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Anthro Week Wrap Up

Wrap Up!


Anthro art is such a fascinating and beautiful genre that it really deserves to be admired! I hope that you've found the information posted for this week useful and the art pieces featured inspiring! Next time I plan to host a few tutorials and get some walk throughs! Would that be something everyone would be interested in?

so I would like to pose this to the community!


When I host another Anthro Week, what would you like to see?
 


Thank you again everyone for your continued support! This was a fantastic week and I really enjoyed it! Thank you to all the artists who participated and to all those in the community who appreciated it!

Best,

KovoWolf
Anthro Community Volunteer




Anthro Week Wrap Up Journals



 

Intro!






Anthro Features







Anthro Mythical Creatures





What Inspires Anthro Artist?





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Anthro Week


 

What is a Mythical Creature?


A mystical, mythical, or legendary creature is a creature from mythology or folklore (often known as "fabulous creatures" in historical literature). Examples of legendary creatures can be found in medieval bestiaries. Many mythical creatures have supernatural powers (some good, some evil), powers that even in contemporary times have no physical explanation. In these cases the creatures bear more similarity to spiritual beings, such as angels, in religious thought. Often legendary creatures came to symbolize vices or virtues, or the power of good or evil. 
mythical creatures


Anthro Mythical Creatures


Being that a mystical or mythical creature is conjured by the soul imagination of it's creator, it can be truly anything however when you say mythical, it usually refers to a God or Goddess or a mythical creature that comes from lore or popular stories. Like Anubis in Egyptian beliefs.

There's some confusion as to whether Mythical creatures counts as Anthro. Why? Because they are usually more human then animals or don't meet the requirements to be considered anthro. However, most lore and mythical creatures are based of human figures / personification and has the attribution of human form. Therefore they would be considered Anthro.  Though they might have more human characteristics to them, they would still be considered Anthro under the basic definition of what Anthropomorphic art is. 




Mythical Creatures Features


Ra by trejoeeee
The hero of Ardentoura - EMEGEN by ertacaltinozdrider by Vasylina



Slavic mythology. Sirin by Vasylina
Beast of the Wind Advanced by AlexKonstadRandom monster by Herckeim
Deeproot by yigitkoroglu
Khonsu by PTimm
Forest God by artozi
Head Hunters Vol 1. by ertacaltinoz



Anthro Week Tentative Schedule



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Anthro Week






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    What Inspires Anthro Artists? by KovoWolf





Happy New Year + My DA Birthday!

Thu Jan 1, 2015, 5:00 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





EVENTS


anthrochallenge is still ongoing! Feel free to participate!



COMMUNITY


communityrelations for all your community needs



SPECIAL THANKS


To each and everyone of you! Without you, I truly wouldn't be where I am today!




Happy New Year!


Wishing you all an amazing new year! My how this one has flown by. It was filled with good and bad, but through all the experiences we tred through, we are better for it. I've learned a great deal of things this year. Especially with myself and my art. I look forward to some new and exciting things for this year! Hello 2015!

My DA Birthday


Wow, 11 years already. It's been an amazing ride and as I continue to grow so does this community. It's been a humbling experience being here thus far through everything it's gone through. Every change is a new beginning, one to look forward to and I will continue to move with the flow of this place and will give back all the great things it has given to me.



"One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born." 
- Antoine de Sainte-Exupery


Thank You


To all of you. Truly and honestly. I wouldn't be where I am today without the love and support from this amazing community!




"We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." - Albert Schweitzer


New Year. New Art.


Things are always evolving and changing. I myself am changing and evolving with my artistic skills and endeavors for my art. I am really excited for all the projects I have lined up, but more importantly, going to finish. I've had a few things on the side going on and I haven't really put much of it on DA just yet as I wanted to wait a little more for completion but I look forward to the new things I will be bringing to the table. I'm really excited to push myself further and harder with my art and more so, to get the projects I've been working on done!

I've felt uncomfortable with my skills and as a result, I feel like my art has suffered because of it. No more. I've been working pretty hard on the side with tutorials, walk throughs, painting, practicing and more practicing. I feel comfortable again and I have everyone of you to thank for that! You've pushed me to aspire to be something great. I will be uploading some new pieces very soon!



 

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Back!

Wed Dec 17, 2014, 2:54 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





I'm Back!


I hope you all had a WONDERFUL christmas holiday and are gearing up for a great new years! I'm back home from my vacation but I'll be a little slow still as my sisters decided to surprise me and drive back home with me :) So I'll be spending more time with them!  I'll get to all the notes and things as soon as I can!

So tell me, how was your holiday! Get anything amazing including good memories? :la:




Howl-o!


I just wanted to let you all know that I will be a on a Holiday Leave of absence from December 19th - 30th. I am visiting my family in Oregon and I'll be driving the long haul! I'll try to get to DD suggestions as soon as they come but just know that I might take a little while to respond!

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas! Remember it's about making memories so cherish them all <3



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[AI] Vol.13 - natamon

Thu Dec 4, 2014, 8:49 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





Artist Interview with the Talented natamon


Thank you natamon for allowing me the opportunity to interview you, and providing the community with some amazing feedback about yourself and your art! Without further adue, here is the interview and feature of the lovely natamon !





KovoWolf asks "Tell us a little bit about yourself! What first perked your interest in the Anthro community and Anthro art itself??"



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My name is Nat, and I live in Southern California. I like whimsical, macabre, strange things and sacred art. I think I found myself entering the anthro-community by accident, as I already really loved animals, and personifying them. Over the past 10 years, my love of animals has greatly increased, as did my amount of anthro and animal-themed works.


 

KovoWolf asks "What is your favorite medium to work with? Why?"



:iconnatamon:

My favorite medium is a mixture of ink, pencil and acrylics, together. I truly like the look that is achieved through layering these mediums, with ink and watercolor being a close 2nd choice.



Lord Hairless with Sherry and Pipe by natamon
 
 






I like whimsical, macabre, strange things and sacred art. - natamon



KovoWolf asks What is your favorite piece from your gallery? Why?"



:iconnatamon:

Wow, that is very hard to say. Art is a lot like children or pets-you really don't have *one fave*, you love em all! But, to try and pick one of my fave animal works, I say 'Bejeweled Cat 4'. I like the way the cat's eyes compliment the golden colors, and the balance of the background. It feels very regal, and I also feel this cat's look tells a hidden story...


 

KovoWolf asks How much of your art, would you say, is for aesthetic purposes (to be admired by the viewer), and how much is it about a message to the audience?"



:iconnatamon:

I'd say 70 percent is aesthetic and the remaining 30 is about a message. However, much of it
is also both.



Custom Pirate Ghost Cat by natamonGrecian Ferret Water Bearer by natamon














My imagination runs wild when I look at animals in person, as well as simple photographs- natamon 



KovoWolf asks "Where does most of your inspiration come from for your artwork? All your characters are breathtakingly portrayed as more real animals with 'human' traits. Where did this idea first come from?"



:iconnatamon:

My inspiration is simple-the face of an animal. My imagination runs wild when I look at animals in person, as well as simple photographs. Some shots just scream a certain story, that only I can see quite clearly in my mind-so I crave to capture that as art once I see it. I think I just daydream off and on when I see certain animals, and imbue them with all these human thoughts, feelings and attitudes. I can't seem to help it! 



 

KovoWolf asks "Being an artist we always find ourselves improving and growing from our old works. What is your least favorite piece in your gallery? Have you learned a lot sense this piece artistic wise?"



:iconnatamon:

Well, this one is equally tough to answer, because I dislike looking back at my old work as well, but I suppose my least favorite would be 'Bejeweled Cat 12', as I did not get the proportion of the face as symmetrical as I preferred. I think I have learned a great deal since then, and will never stop learning-ever.


Romeo And Julliet Ferrets by natamon
 




KovoWolf asks "What do you find most challenging about Anthro art or your art in general? How do you feel DeviantART has facilitated your artistic ventures? Has it allowed you to expand?"



:iconnatamon:

I think the greatest challenge is to really capture what is in my mind-that vision of some special personality that I am trying very much to translate in my medium. Deviantart has allowed me to share my work with so many people who not only seem to appreciate my work, but the stories I like to tell within them. That is especially valued by me. I come from a
long line of story-tellers, so anyone getting a smile from the visual tales
I tell, means a great deal.









never be afraid to place a little bit of yourself in your pieces and never forget the importance of reference material- natamon




KovoWolf asks "How long have you had a passion for Anthro art? Was there someone who inspired you? A group of people?"



:iconnatamon:

I think I began capturing animals fairly early in my childhood, but actually, it was the subject of people dominated my art from my preteens and onward. For many years, that was a far greater focus for me, and animals would only come into my work very occasionally. Then, in the past 15 years, my love of animals grew, and with that, a sort of 'translation' of my love of the human subject, into an animal form. Suddenly, I'd found I was making very human characters, only they just happened to be animals! Lol. But as for inspiration, the illustrators of countless children's books, growing up, was a HUGE inspiration...





KovoWolf asks "Is there anything that you are working on, project wise / art wise, that you want to share with the community?"



:iconnatamon:

Oh goodness, I am always working on something! :) If a day goes by and I don't get to make some art, it feels curiously empty....But right now, in addition to working on custom orders, I am working on my sequel to my Dr. Weaselhoffer piece, with another Steam Punk ferret-he's a time traveler...

I like to sculpt as well, so more and more of my sculpted animal pendants will soon be available, as well as more of a series of 'Clockwork Creature' brooches..there are lots of previews and info on my Facebook art page, which I update often...




KovoWolf asks "Do you have any advice to offer future / current / aspiring Anthro artists?"



:iconnatamon:

Well, I would say 2 things: never be afraid to place a little bit of yourself in your pieces and never forget the importance of reference material! No one is born knowing each and every aspect of animal anatomy, and photos will really help breathe extra, believability into your art subjects. :)



Pirate Cats 1 by natamonPirate Cat 6 by natamonCustom Renaissance Ratty by natamonPirate Cats 2 by natamonPirate Cat 7 by natamonDr. Weaselhoffer by natamonOctavius The Time Traveling Ferret by natamon







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Anthro DD Roundup - November 2014

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 1:19 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





EVENTS


:iconanthrocommunity: :iconanthrochallenge:



COMMUNITY


:iconcommunityrelations:



SPECIAL THANKS


To the entire Anthro Community! You guys are amazing!




Anthro Daily Deviations - November 2014


Realm Sworn Guard
by HappySadCorner
Realm Sworn Guard by HappySadCorner Let's skate! by AnsticeWolfLet's skate! by AnsticeWolf Helper by ZengelHelper by Zengel


Enticing Music by darknatashaEnticing Music by darknatasha Lemme upgrade ya by ZarnalaLemme upgrade ya by Zarnala Warrior Scholar by ViergachtWarrior Scholar by Viergacht


Sluggi by Kaduflyer

Oreskos Sun Guide by guterrez
 


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 5:00 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





Gobble Gobble!


Wishing you all a fantastic Thanskgiving ( those who celebrate it ). I hope you enjoy your time with friends and family and don't forget to devour a lot!





What I'm Thankful For!


My family, my friends, and new opportunities. This year has proven to have it's ups and downs. More downs then ups but we strive on and do the best we can with what we have and who we have around us. I'm thankful for life. I'm thankful for love. I'm thankful for laughs and I'm thankful for struggles. I'm so thankful for the love and continued support I receive on a daily basis from my family and friends. I am thankful for all the support I get on here as well. You guys are amazing. Truly without you I wouldn't be where I am with my heart. :heart:








What Are You Thankful For?


 


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Back From Short LOA!

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 12:29 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:




I'm Back!


I went on a short vacation to visit my sisters and family! I'm working on replying to all the notes and suggestions! Thank you everyone who sent them along :love:



Halloweeeeeen!


Is just around the corner!! Does anyone have any fun plans? :D What are you going as? if anything? Do you have any special Halloween traditions?


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