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Why Do We Fall?

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 3:59 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:









"So we can pick ourselves back up. The world isn't all sunshines and rainbows. It's a very mean and a nasty place. I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.  Nobody is going to hit as hard as life. It isn't about how hard you get hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. Pain is temporary, it may last for a minute, for an hour, a day or even a year but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. Something strong. If you quit, that pain will last forever. You have a dream? You have to protect it. If you want something? go get it. You can stay down and get the life kicked out of you, or you can fight your way back into the light. You can climb out of hell. One inch at a time. Don't cry to give up, cry to keep going. Don't cry to quit, your already in pain, your already hurting, keeping going and get a reward for it. You know what your worth, now go out and get what your worth. Every day is a new day. Every moment is a new moment. Go out and show the world how great you are! Because limits like fears are often just an illusion."







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I Have A Question!

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:15 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche



A Question For The Community!

Advice is great


Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well! So I've got somethings I've been working on lately that's kept me busy.  There are a few special projects that have taken my attention but I am nearly finished with some commissions and gift art which I hope to post soon.



The Question

So, pushing forward with my art, I had a question for my fellow artists! Does anyone have any information to share in regards to setting up a Business account for your art? Does any artists have one?  Should you set one up?

I recently received my "Square" card reader ( so I can swipe credit cards for payment ) as I plan to push myself out to my local art festivals, contests, and galleries to try and sell my art.  But I wonder if I should make a separate account just for this? Or should I have it be pay pal only? Or just go directly into my checking?  Also does anyone use the Square Up or Pay Pal Here card readers? Any preferences to using one or the other?

I'm kind of on the fence and I would love to hear opinions or people who've experienced the same thing I am :)

Thank you guys! :heart:



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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Photography Feature

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 7:54 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche




Please go give some love and attention to these awesome photographs and photographers! Share your support! Photography is another great passion of mine and I absolutely love sharing it with you guys! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!   :heart:


Photography Features


Monochrome Sunburst by WethrildaeFlight Into Morning by Wethrildae
Prepare for ludacris speed by hull612Are my wings ok? by hull612
Lift Bridge Redux by hull612A Far Horizion by hull612
Sunlit Doorway by WethrildaeRaven by Wethrildae
Madre's Cove by Wethrildae
Sorted by WethrildaeRings by Wethrildae

Morning Lighthouses by hull612

Moonlighting... by RadekDemjan
 
 



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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Face Your Avatar

Sat Jan 4, 2014, 1:43 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche




Face Your Avatar

A Social Experiment

I decided to hop on the bandwagon!
The theory is that by removing the no-face-barrier, we can make online conversation a wee bit more natural. In doing this, it will become easier to meet new people and make friendships, as well as strengthening those already established. We'll know that there's a real person chatting to us behind another screen on the other side of the world - something we so often forget.


You can find more information about it here

:iconkovowolf:
Face Your AvatarA Social Experiment
Online Communication
The internet is a cool place. There are people to meet and things to see. I'm sure we'll all agree that deviantART is an amazing online community filled with plenty of like-minded individuals for potential friendships. But there's one problem with online communication - it's just not like face to face conversation. There are many differences between online chatter and physical chatter which set internet friendships apart from physical ones. You can learn a lot about somebody when you talk to them in person - from the expressions on their face, to their hand movements, to their tone of voice, to the way they represent themselves through their appearance. You can also learn a bit about them from their face itself. Because none of this exists on the internet, barriers are put between online communications. It's not easy to jump over these barriers to make talking on the internet more personal and more relatable.
Face Your A





1000 watcher Giveaway by ORCHIDPLUM!




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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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A New Year + DA Bday

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 7:05 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche




 

A New Year & New Beginnings

Remembering all that's happened, to reflect and bring forth a better year



First and foremost, Happy DeviantART Birthday to me! I'm now 10 years old ( well, I have been 10 years old sense the beginning of this year, but alas having a birthday on the last day of the year is woo! )!  Wow, what an amazing, inspiring ride it has been thus far. So many positive changes for both DeviantART and myself.  <3

So we are finally saying goodbye to 2013. With the end of this year we are submerged in the beginnings of a new year.  You can't help but reflect on the previous years and on the future.  New things to experience, old things to remember, changes we want, changes we don't want will come to pass. With each new year brings the promise of great things and new beginnings and we must manifest that positivity for a good year to come. We must do our best to keep perspective on life and what we have. We live and we learn through the experiences  with each passing year and it continues to build upon the foundation of who we are.  For the good things we have and still have. It's been a tough year and one full of loss for myself and my family. We have to revel in the memories that we are so honored to have had and made to help us get by. It can be painful, but to press on is to look ahead. To look forward to other lives we can touch while keeping memories strong and true of those who are not with us. For in memories, they will never die.  Nothing will die as long as someone, something is there to remember them. So this helps me to cope with the losses that myself and my family had to endure this 2013.

"Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once."  -  Paulo Coelho


I'm really excited for the new year and what it will bring. For myself and for my family.  Already we received great news that my mother is still breast cancer free after beating it 2 years ago! We had a little scare when she found a lump again in the same area as before and was concerned it had returned but, after getting blood tests and labs done, it came back negative! So that's been a true relief and joy for us all!

 There are a lot of changes that I plan to bring to the table for myself and for my art. For starters on myself, in January, I will be beefing up my work out routine to get to where I want to be physically, so that's pretty exciting and a bit of a challenge to motivate yourself to do it; but I won't give up and I will see myself through this goal!

Do you have any goals? If not,  set goals for yourself and achieve them! Even if it's getting up in the morning and no matter what, remember to smile. Let's bring on a strong 2014 everyone and I wish you all the very very best! I truly wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for the amazing support of my followers / watchers so thank you :heart:

 

Volunteering

For the Community


Another amazing year has gone by for me as a Volunteer and mentor!  I really look forward to next year and all the things that I will be bringing to the table for the Anthro Community and community as a whole! I've received a lot of really great feedback and I'm already planning / writing up some articles, features, working on issue #3 for the Anthro magazine, artist features suggested by you guys and more!

"Pull up a chair. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious." -  Ruth Reichl


I just want to say a big thank you to the entire Community Relations team. The amount of support, inspiration and love has just been so humbling! Thank you to each and everyone of you for working hard an dedicating yourself to your position here on DeviantART as a volunteer. I'd like to send out a special thank you to Moonbeam13 for being an amazing leader, supporter and all around super hero to us all and the entire team! Same goes for dxd, wreckling and fourteenthstar! Thank you for all you do for the team <3





  

My Art

Changes, patience, effort and new skills


I have to say that 2013 has been an amazing year for me in regards to my art. Especially the last few months. I'm really excited about the new skills and techniques I've picked up and continue to improve on. I will be working and re-working a lot of old and new pieces of art to allow my new skill to flourish and thrive. I will also be cleaning out my gallery and removing old art ( putting it in storage ) which will almost be my entire gallery save for my newer stuff and my more popular things. As an artist we are always growing and expanding and reflecting that in our galleries here on DeviantART is a great step forward.


"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."  -  Thomas Edison


This next year I will be focusing on getting my art out there and into the world and really pushing myself to improve throughout all the various projects I am working on. I've even been flirting with the idea of maybe even opening up a local gallery here where I live once I exceed my current skill level to something even more! This would be a huge step for me in both my art and my confidence in my art. I think that's one of the hardest challenges as an artists is to feel confident enough in your skills to push yourself out there and to make that positive change for yourself and to share you vision with the rest of the world outside the internet!  But I am ready and motivated to do it! So here's looking to 2014 and a bright horizon!






 

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2013 Artwork Thumbshare

  
Fang Of The North by KovoWolfGuardian Of Lunar by KovoWolf

A Dashing Splash Of Color by KovoWolfCall Of Spirit by KovoWolfLyra531 Gift Art by KovoWolf
Blossom In The Dark Wallpaper Pack by KovoWolfTotoro's Slumber by KovoWolf
Free Gift for wotansvogel by KovoWolfWhisper In The Mist by KovoWolf
Cloud Study by KovoWolfStars Falling, Ancestors Calling by KovoWolf
Ice Dragon At Dawn by KovoWolfGuardian Of Light by KovoWolf
Tundras Journey by KovoWolf









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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Happy Holidays!

Wed Dec 25, 2013, 1:00 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche



Happy Holidays everyone and merry christmas! Wishing you all the best today and I hope you are having a good one creating new memories, sharing with family and friends! :heart:


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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Holiday Vacation

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 1:23 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche




The Holidays

Cheer, love and laughter


Hello everyone! I Hope you are doing well! I wanted to give you a heads up that I will be traveling to my grandmother and parents in Oregon for this holiday season and I will be gone from December 17th - December 30th! I will not be available much as my internet access will be limited as I plan to spend as much time with my family as I can! So if I don't reply to your inquiries, please know that is why! But please keep sending your DD suggestions to me and I will get to them as soon as I can!

Wishing you all the best this holiday season! Be safe, have fun and remember to laugh! :heart:



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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thu Nov 28, 2013, 5:00 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche



Gobble Gobble!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and spend it with friends and family! I am so thankful for my family, friends and amazing supporters of my art and passions! Thank you all! :heart:



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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Hello DeviantART Community!

I am looking for some Anthro artists to feature and I thought I would reach out to you guys to get an even bigger list of anthro artists that you'd like to see featured!

I am currently working on some more Anthro Feature Volumes! So please comment below! :heart:

My Art - Promo Code!

Sat Nov 16, 2013, 10:05 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche



Heya Guys!

So I’ve decided to go ahead and sign up for a Society6 account to start selling my art there as well! I’m running into  financial crisis and I’m trying to push every avenue that I can to get my art out there and sell my art! So you can now find me over at Society6! Also, you can buy throw pillows, totes, iphone covers, and laptop covers as well which I think is awesome!


PROMO CODE  - FREE SHIPPING UNTIL NOVEMBER 17th

Get free shipping on any orders when you use this promo code!!



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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Art Request Winner!

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 6:38 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche



And the Random Winner is......



TruSpiritWolf Oct 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks  for the opportunity and good luck everyone <3
Spirit Reference 2012 by TruSpiritWolf

Finished Piece


TruSpiritWolf Gift Art by KovoWolf

Thank you everyone for this outstanding turn out! There where a lot of really awesome characters! So much so I felt inspired by a lot of them that I am going to do a small round of little gifts and painting a few of them! So don't fear! You very well might get a piece from me yet if you didn't get the lucky number this go around!

Also, I think I will keep this journal available too so If I run anymore Requests, then those who've already entered can still count :)



Art Request Journal


Art Request CLOSED!CLICK BELOW TO SEE Who The Random Winner is......
Drawing 1
 

** This journal will be kept for future requests so those who've already entered can have a chance to win still! **
Wow
Speechless..
I received such a great outpouring of participants in this and some with some really unique characters! I look forward to running through to see who the lucky winner is! I will be doing this later on today, so keep posted! :)
I will also be replying to people afterwards :la:

Get em while it's hot!
Generosity and thanks!
I've been working on a lot of artwork on the side including commissions ( which you will see soon! prepare for spam upload :P) but I really want to keep working on refining my skill and my style. So what better way to do that then hold a raffle for a free r



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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Birthday LOA

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:10 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche



Hey guys! I just wanted to let you know I will be on a small Leave Of Absence from October 22nd - November 1st. I will be going to Southern California to be with my sisters and brother in law for my birthday! :la: Then October 27th I will be off to Denver for a GSA conference. I will have my laptop with me so I will be able to hop on now and again but if I am oddly quiet, that's why!

If I don't see you before Halloween, Happy Halloween!!



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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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A Beautiful Day

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 11:35 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche



What a beautiful day!




"Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got." ~Art Buchwald




Thank You

To all who's participated in my free request thus far :) I haven't replied to comments just yet just so I have an exact count without mudding it up with all my I love you comments ;D  So thank you thus far! I am humbled by all the people interested in my art!

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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Art Request CLOSED!

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 8:10 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche



CLICK BELOW TO SEE Who The Random Winner is......

Drawing 1


 
Art Request Winner!And the Random Winner is......
TruSpiritWolf Oct 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks  for the opportunity and good luck everyone <3

Finished Piece

Thank you everyone for this outstanding turn out! There where a lot of really awesome characters! So much so I felt inspired by a lot of them that I am going to do a small round of little gifts and painting a few of them! So don't fear! You very well might get a piece from me yet if you didn't get the lucky number this go around!
Also, I think I will keep this journal available too so If I run anymore Requests, then those who've already entered can still count :)
Art Request Journal

** This journal will be kept for future requests so those who've already entered can have a chance to win still! **


Wow

Speechless..


I received such a great outpouring of participants in this and some with some really unique characters! I look forward to running through to see who the lucky winner is! I will be doing this later on today, so keep posted! :)

I will also be replying to people afterwards :la:



Get em while it's hot!

Generosity and thanks!


I've been working on a lot of artwork on the side including commissions ( which you will see soon! prepare for spam upload :P) but I really want to keep working on refining my skill and my style. So what better way to do that then hold a raffle for a free requested piece to one of my amazing followers and supporters? That's right! This very limited offer is going out to one lucky deviant! :la:

I will modify this from last time and instead of closing it out in a week, I'm going to give it several weeks, this will give me time to finish other free art and commissions sense I am trying to work on my priorities! I'm getting better, I swear ;) Life needs to just stop being hectic for once!




Free Request Rules

- Comment on this journal with a link to your reference sheet or request!
- You will be entered into a drawing and a random lucky deviant will be picked at the end via random.org!

Time Frame:

October 14th - November 1st, 2013!


Example Of What You Can Get


Whisper In The Mist by KovoWolf




Comment GoGo!



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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Anthro DD Roundup - September 2013

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:00 AM



Hello Anthro Community! I hope you all are doing well! So moving forward I wanted to let you know within the coming day / weeks I will be posting some news articles, interviews with Anthro Artists, finishing up Anthro Magazine Issue #2 and working on Volume 3 of the Anthro Artists! If you guys have any suggestions for deviants to feature, please feel free to suggest! I am always more then willing to accept suggestions! If you haven't already, please check out Anthro Artists Feature vol2

There will be some articles I will be presenting in the coming days so make sure you guys keep an eye out for those! I'm really excited about them! Also, make sure you are following anthrochallenge! We are looking for more individuals to get involved plus its a great way to hone in on your artistic skills as we offer several different themes/challenges per month!









Anthro Daily Deviations - September 2013

 
Prism Magic by The-SixthLeafClover
The Hunt by JECBrush
Rocky Mountain Rivals: The Ram by AdmYrrek
Tale As Old As No by TsaoShin
The Other Sister by RachelCurtis
Afternoon tea by Linzu
Black Raven Warrior by FourHorsemenStudios
Bunny and Tiger by Scyao
EMOTIONS by Dogsfather
Foxglove by PanHesekielShiroiRemember Me by teiirka
Werewolf Calendar 2014 by Tatchit
Summer roadie by stucat
Old School Charms by TheGallopingStallionThoughts of the past by hontor
Magic 4 by Mikeypetrov
Morning coffee by MoaWallin
Vengeful Water Spirits by ALRadeck





 










Helpful Links For You!

Daily Deviation FAQ's


Suggesting a Daily Deviation is as simple as sending a note, but below you will find some helpful guidelines to see you through!



How To Suggest An Anthro DD


All Anthro Daily Deviation Suggestions should be sent to ^KovoWolf
Please make sure that you check out the Daily Deviation Guidelines on ^KovoWolf main profile page.



Helpful Links


FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?
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Anthro Community Groups


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What Is Anthropomorphic Art?


Anthropomorphism or personification is any attribution of human characteristics (or characteristics assumed to belong only to humans) to other animals, non-living things, phenomena, material states, objects or abstract concepts, such as organizations, governments, spirits or deities. The term was coined in the mid-1700s. Examples include animals and plants and forces of nature such as winds, rain or the sun depicted as creatures with human motivations, and/or the abilities to reason and converse. The term derives from the combination of the Greek ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos), "human" and μορφή (morphē), "shape" or "form".

As a literary device, anthropomorphism is strongly associated with art and storytelling where it has ancient roots. Most cultures possess a long-standing fable tradition with anthropomorphised animals as characters that can stand as commonly recognised types of human behavior. In contrast to this, conventional Western science, as well as such religious doctrines as the Christian Great Chain of Being propound the opposite, anthropocentric belief that animals, plants and non-living things, unlike humans, lack spiritual and mental attributes, immortal souls, and anything other than relatively limited awareness.
Original Source: Wikipedia

Examples


Mr. Wolf by imperioliCeremonial Garb by caramittenSalted to death by ThemazeJark by Quoosa
non title3 by Ryohei-HaseSamurai Beaver by blazi76outlaw by Noir-xMob Dog by ConceptGuyA Mind Unmoored by DimeSpinVictorian Natilla by stucat





Breathing Change

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 11:33 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche



Another Loss...

life is precious


Things have been settling down just a little bit in the way of sadness and heartbreak but it seems that life wasn't finished taking precious things from us  just yet. If you can go give some love to my brother in law, lionrunestudios, who had to put his dog down a few days ago due to a untreatable, aggressive tumor, that would be appreciated.

We will grow stronger with each passing day and the positive thoughts and energy given by friends and family is overwhelming so thank you :heart:







Art / Life Updates

Kovo is busy busy


I hope you are doing well and the days are treating you with kindness and positivity. I've been really busy with quiet a few projects. I am prioritizing them as they come and I appreciate your patience! Especially to those who are waiting for commissions. I'm happy to say that I am nearly complete with a large commission and I will be handling all the other ones in the order in which they where received.

I have been working on finishing up some awesome pages for my web-comic!  I'm really excited with my progress thus far and I continue to learn new things as I trudge along! I can't wait to share it with you all!

I am working on issue #2 for the AnthroMagazine  and I hope to have it ready within the coming weeks, I'm really excited for this issue! Feel free to meander by the group for more information or updates if it suits your fancy!







Stuff For You

thoughts?


I'm thinking about having my latest art available as a wallpaper, thoughts?

Whisper In The Mist by KovoWolf






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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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R.I.P Tundra

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 3, 2013, 1:18 PM

Heartbroken...

You can never be prepared when life does things that will change your life forever. You wake up and suddenly the world is flipped into a chaotic whirl wind sending you thrashing, without mercy, into it. Animals mean so much to me. They are children, they are family. Their life, their spirit, their souls touch us in a way that sooths and quells even the hardest of fears, depression and pain. To share in the smiles and the laughter.

This morning I received a phone call from my sister telling me that Tundra ( 10mo old kitty ) had been bleeding internally and there was nothing that they could do to stop it and so, had to put her down. The cause of the bleeding will not be known without an autopsy.

I'm so broken. I'm so shattered. There's so many questions as to why. She was perfectly fine yesterday. I just can't believe she's gone. I feel so broken when my family is broken and there's nothing I can do to pull the pain away except be a voice of comfort as best as I can for them.

She was such a sweet soul that helped us all through such difficult times. It's never easy loosing a loved one and it's never easy to quench or swallow the loss of an animal, especially one so close to your heart. Rest In Peace little girl... you brought life and joy to this world throughout your short time with us. You will always be remembered and honored in our memories. Thank you for the cuddles, the laughs and the love. You will be greatly missed sweetie :heart:



Anthro Critique - Results! Thank you!

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 6:00 PM


Anthro Critique Chat Event!


Anthro Critique night was awesome! Thank you EVERYONE who joined in and participated! You rock, you're awesome and I love you!





What Is Anthro Critique Night?

Please bring a thumb of a piece of Anthro work you would like the community, and myself, to critique! Everyone and anyone is welcome including all mediums!



Thank You All Who Participated! - Critiqued Pieces:





Suggested Resources



PE: Fur Tutorials and ResourcesFur Tutorials & Resources
I did a previous article on some awesome resources as far as Anthro art is concerned but I wanted to highlight some awesome tutorials, brushes and resources that have sprout up sense then!
DeviantART has such a wide variety of resources available to all beginning, improving, and skilled artists alike! We never stop learning and being able to provide some of those resources I hope will help you as they've helped me!
Some of the more 'daunting' tasks with Anthro art is anatomy but I get a lot of questions about fur and how to draw it or paint it in. This includes direction of fur, direction of strokes, what brushes to use, what stock to use, etc! It's nearly limitless!
So without further adue, here are some great resources that I hope you will find helpful to you!
Questions to the community
1. What is most probalamatic for you in respects to anatomy? 
PE: Anthro Art TutorialsOn today's Project Educate Article on Anthro, I'll be highlighting some great tutorials on how to draw Anthro. Sense there is no right or wrong as far as drawing Anthro, because lets face it, we don't see a werewolf running around to reference from, your imagination is the limit. However, there are some simply guidelines that you can take home with you and practice to better your creativity.
Anatomy
This is probably one of the most challenging things for people to adhere to. Anatomy in itself is a little challenging but once you get it, the sky's the limit as far as drawing Anthropomorphic animals, beings and things!
So below are a few pointers!
1. The Ultimate Anthro Tutorial - This tutorial was created for all beginners and Art enthusiasts around the world. It has such detail and walks you through all the basics before getting to the next level where you feel comfortable drawing anatomy for an Anthro character.
2.
Anthro Leg-Paw Tutorial by LuthienNightwolfTutorial: Anthro feline heads by LainMokoto


Definitions / Advice To Help Your Art!


"Foreshortening occurs when an object appears compressed when seen from a particular viewpoint, and the effect of perspective causes distortion. Foreshortening is a particularly effective artistic device, used to give the impression of three-dimensional volume and create drama in a picture." suggestion offered by fluf-studios


"Did you try to flip your paper over from time to time? go to a mirror and hold your picture up to see your potential mistakes pertaining to your proportions, its a neat trick that is wonderful;)" suggested by NitelyHallow




Anthro Artists Feature Vol 2

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 3:40 PM




The Anthro Gallery Presents


Featuring Great Artists Vol 2




Terry von Torvald
by blazingamer

"Like a sir" is an understatement with this lovely piece of art! Be sure to check out this cheeky fellow and his very regale stature!

 
Werewolf
by gugu-troll

Who can't appreciate lovely, golden locks flowing in the wind? This mysterious werewolf definitely has that look down! Be sure to check out this handsome werewolf and enjoy the beautiful highlights, shading and simplicity! 


Kaplumbaga Kral
by volkanyenen

Brings you right back to your childhood and then some! This beautifully illustrated piece of art will bring you back to all your kid fantasies of adventure and story telling!

Moon deer
by Wolnir

Dance with the moon with this lovely hound! A beautiful piece that will send you to the skies with both inspiration and muse.







Hello DeviantART Community! Welcome to the 2nd installment of the Anthro Feature! 

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." Thomas Merton
I find that the Anthro gallery holds some of the most amazing gems to behold the wide world of art and I love to dig through them and share with the rest of this amazing community these gems! I also enjoy featuring from the gallery that otherwise might not be seen!

I hope you find the beauty in these pieces as I have and am so happy to share! If you have any suggestions for the next feature please feel free to send me a note! So without further adue I would like to have the honor to present this gathered feature from the Anthro Community!  :heart:
 


Anthro Art Feature





Heavy Metal Demon by malverro.: Blue Galaxy  :. by WhiteSpiritWolfBoston portraits by Veramundis



 


Daydreamer by ALRadeckAstrologer by anryForever? by wielderofthewind


The Fighting Irish by LarryWilsonDayDreaming by vantidPooch by escume





"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."  - Oscar Wilde



New Art In The Anthro Gallery

Lackadaisy Ziegfeld by tracyjbPredator into prey by VengefulSpiritsNarashimha by darknatasha






Sunny California by super-tulerNinja Way by atrylCoffeecoffeecoffee by ALRadeck






 


Thank you everyone who took the time to appreciate this art feature! I look forward to more features! :heart:


Anthro Artists Features


If you missed the previous volumes you can find a list below! Please click on one of the links to take you to a previous volume!

If you want to keep up to date with more Anthro Community related things, articles, contests, chat events etc. please make sure to follow the group Anthro Community!

If you missed the deviations throughout the month, don't forget to check out the dd round ups for more information!










I'm here, I promise!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 12, 2013, 9:58 AM



Busy, Busy!


I'm sorry I haven't really been around a whole lot the past couple of days or so! I've been extremely busy with a few real life things that have arisen but, things are slowing down and settling back to normal so that's always good!

I've got a few things that I am working on right now for articles and updates, so I will be posting those soon. Along with that will be a journal on my commission prices for those who are interested in commissions from me (which I am open for!).

Also I've been wanting to work more with other subjects for my art, so, as a little incentive for me and inspiration from you guys I might be opening up trades / requests soon! :eager:  Mind you, there will be a very limited amount of spaces open! So keep your eyeballs peeled!

I've also been working on a major website over haul so that's been occupying a lot of my time. It has got to be one of the hardest I have ever coded so it's been testing me in all shapes and sizes lol.  I'll be posting the design to DA shortly. Can't deny there's so many times I just want to do this:



Solution? Grab food. Come back. Start again!


Fixed some bugs that refused to be 'fixed' for the past 2 hours.




My Music Playlist


So this was requested last time I had my livestream of my art going! A lot of people really enjoyed my music selection (or that playlist) so to those who where interested I am getting that together for you! I will have a list here shortly!




 


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