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On The Hunt (not a photo) by Heatherzart On The Hunt (not a photo) by Heatherzart
Scratchboard and Ink
24" x 36"

My beautiful old school scratchboard - really wanted to do this one in color but I like to still do the black and white on occasion and it seemed like a good choice. I'm loving and hating the snow which is why I think I'll do a series on it. It's important to challenge yourself and keep growing.
Professional photo taken, prints available.

Nice!  Thanks for the DD!
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Given 2014-07-15
On The Hunt; unbelievably detailed and breathtaking piece by Heatherzart ( Suggested by Astralseed and Featured by jane-beata )
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You have the anatomy of this wolf perfected. On top of that, the fur texture is just stunning. The black and white scheme is also a nice effect, making the subject more intense. This wolf is traveling somewhere, steadily and intently. You capture that moment with great emotion in this piece.

The only improvement I can see to be made here is a very small detail. Flecks of snow are coming from all four of the paws, from which at least two of them the snow should have settled at the time of taking a step. I may be incorrect however, seeing as how there is a possibility of a blowing wind.

Excellent work, A+!
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:iconjosephhutchison:
josephhutchison Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Splendid stuff,well done.
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:iconsuperscarykitty45:
Superscarykitty45 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconk8cre8tive:
K8Cre8tive Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow... flawless detail... *bows down*
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:iconmaria-korneliou:
Maria-Korneliou Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG
WOW!
I don't think I can find the right words to express how stunning this is
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work! This is super gorgeous!
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Such amazing work on the anatomy and fur texture! :clap:
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:iconkirraq:
KirraQ Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Absolutely stunning :heart:
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:iconkhenr24:
khenr24 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Artist
I love your wolf and the lion excellent work
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:iconnonier:
NonieR Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Another well-earned DD, you!

(Sorry I'm a few days behind; a storm took my connection down last week.)

Your fan,

--Nonie
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:iconnegatic:
Negatic Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional
CongratulationsI am a dummy! 
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:icontanvikulkarni:
TanviKulkarni Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Superb, Beautiful!!!!
Its looking like an actual photograph!!!! 
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:iconflamewolfthewhite:
FlamewolfTheWhite Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply incredible ._.
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:iconfabiotaras:
FabioTaras Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconcrazytay168:
Crazytay168 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
SCRATCH BOARD???? *feints*
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, yup one big scratchboard.  Check out my gallery to see the colored scratchboards
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:iconcrazytay168:
Crazytay168 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Will do even if I die of jealousy :)
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:iconanik10000:
anik10000 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Interface Designer
nice. how did u do that?
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - it's scratchboard, it was drawn with an x-acto knife and steel wool.
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:iconjesusagudo:
JesusAgudo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Oh Goshhh so sadistic!!! O___O
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Funny you should say that because the wolf in my reference photo was playing with her sisters in grass.  It's amazing what a dark moody background can do!
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:iconjesusagudo:
JesusAgudo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Oh wow! Really? And yes the dark mood put the wolf in a pose really imponent!! Good work! I love the result! :D
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:iconraakxhyrshapeshifter:
RaakxhyrShapeshifter Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing! You did a magnificent job and the detail is exquisite! The wolf is drawn beautifully and the gray scale is very nice
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconhesaret:
Hesaret Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful!
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconhesaret:
Hesaret Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
One of our huskies used to get mistaken for a wolf by some of the local suburban school-kids. She used to try to sneak up on birds. You have beautifully nailed the wolf coat and body language; and the snow (I've seen it like that). Well done and congratulations on that DD.
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! This and On The Hunt were drawn from reference photos of the same wolf - they can be so playful and canine-like but change the setting and light and they look so menacing.
Liekos by Heatherzart
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keight Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Oh,my, yes they can be; but their etiquette a bit different from that of our dogs, and it is very important, if not quite worth your life, to use the proper version in their presence.
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:iconwalis:
Walis Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really exquisite detail!
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it. Very nicely done!
Congrats on the DD! :)
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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:iconmegpaige:
MegPaige Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Really impressive! Woah, keep up the excellent work!
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
This... is... amazing @_@
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaryak:
Aryak Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how it says "not a photo" in the title. OP draws photorealistic and knows it.
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, sometimes you just have to draw people to the table...
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:iconjohn-peter:
John-Peter Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning...! Simply perfect :)
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconalyoh:
AlyOh Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Man I love when people do such real stuff on scratchboard. Beautiful work! Congrats~
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!  It's an amazing medium, you can do so much more with it than most people think.
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:iconalyoh:
AlyOh Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I understand that! My sister does some really great stuff with it and I love watching her.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconshimmerwolfgirl:
shimmerwolfgirl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Artist
IT LOOKS SO REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, thank you!
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