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Don't walk away by Nightdoodles Don't walk away by Nightdoodles
Holidays trip is over so its back to the drawing board for me folks! :icondignitylaughplz:

This is my entry for :iconskailla:'s contest, where you have a set of themes to choose from to draw the characters of her comic with. [link]
So I've chosen the music theme theme :D [link]
I think it fits nicely with the feeling I wanted to show in the piece :nod:

In the OMFA story, Urten, the proud and aggresive alpha wolf of the Ganvar pack, founds out that Raven (a female he was secretly meeting with) was an omega (the lowest social class among wolves)
That was unthinkable for him since he values the social status and hierarchy almost militia-like.

So then, he went out in rage looking for Raven, only to find an unknown female who introduced herself as Snow.
Moreover, she had with her a pup with few days of being born named Wolpy, telling Urten that was his and Raven's son
Raven had to leave and probably would never come back, and as a sort of last wish she asked Snow to deliver Wolpy at Urten's care.

After recovering from the initial shock and despite of Wolpy being a bastard son (Urten already had a mate) he took the pup with him anyways to his pack, yet not revealing who Wolpy really was.

Starkiller (Urten's "official" mate) took Wolpy as a step son, raising him along with her own and Urten's pups.

Now, what'd happen if Starkiller founds out the truth about Wolpy and Raven?
I've always thought of Starkiller as the calm and motherly type, but you know, even the sweetest mother can turn into a raging beast when it comes to protect her family.

So I figured that although Wolpy isn't her son (even worse he represents Urten's cheating to her) she'd still feel the need to protect him, and she'd more likely aim all her anger at Raven and see her as a threat for her family.

There are other little bits of symbolism that I added to the piece but I don't wanna bore you to death with geeky details :D
tl;dr version: Blah blah blah I drew dis, I happy :iconimhappyplz:

Wolpy, Urten, Snow, Raven and Starkiller are (c) of :iconskailla:

[EDIT] Added a stronger contrast and shading to stand out the characters a bit more.
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AngelWolves1 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The art and description.............. just................ it's just................. it's SO wonderful, I'm at loss for words! :wow:
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LawinPL Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O my ... this is... fu*k .... O.O Awesome....
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EvaWolferina Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
OMG! Me and my friend love this song!
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VelvetWaters744 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Sweet!
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Rachel-the-zarbax Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Nice art dude!
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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whitefang789 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
awesome icon and awesome pic ! :D
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot ^^
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whitefang789 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
^^ do u want me 2 draw u some thin?
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:iconrachel-the-zarbax:
Rachel-the-zarbax Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
you're welcome!
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KiwiPikachu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I really really like that bg! :3
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:iconnightdoodles:
Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it ^^
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KiwiPikachu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
No problem! X3
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WolfAcopolypse Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
OMG this is pretty.. i love how you put the water XD
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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WolfAcopolypse Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
np
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Max28 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
My favorite pic of the contest by far! I cant really word it but there's just something about how you drew their emotions, that you can look at them and immediately tell what they are feeling, im no artiest but im pretty sure thats one of the hardest parts of drawing, and ya nailed it!
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
Yes I wanted to stand out each character through their expressions and poses reflecting their feelings about Raven and Wolpy, which it was pretty difficult to me 'cause I haven't tried canines since ages ^^;

But after the 10th try I got 'em right so everything's cool I guess :D
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Max28 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
well the hard works shows fo sho
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SiberiumAbyss Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-Gasps in awe- Whoa... Everything about this picture; the colours, the details, the concept, the emotion, the story... Absolutely astounding!!! I particularly love how just about every element in this picture is symbolic to the thoughts and feelings portrayed here... I don't know what it is about this picture, but it brings in an uncanny feeling... Something of depth and wistfulness... It's a bit of a complicated notion.

I wish I could remember what else I'd intended to say about this picture, but I'm quick to forget if it's a thought generated on the spot. ^_^' Nevertheless, amazing work!! :icongrin--plz:
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:

I tried to put a lot of emotion in this piece with both the characters expressions and the background, and I worked on it for so long that I had time to think in a few silly symbolic details :D
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SiberiumAbyss Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it's true that the most thoroughly worked on pieces are usually the most fine in quality and splendour. And considering you've worked exceptionally hard on this one, it definitely deserves much praise. :) It certainly has mine!
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, why thank you a lot :hug:
Hearing this in real life would have made me curl into a ball of shyness :blush: :D
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SiberiumAbyss Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He he, awww. :) Well, keep up the good work!
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Chess-Kitten Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Que hermoso trabajo, hace poquito me lei la historia completa y la verdad que tu interpretación es muy buena... Y por cierto, que hermosos te quedaron los árboles de ambos lados, las texturas, las hojas, todo... muchisima suerte con esto, que seguro la va a romper^^
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Muchas gracias Chess ^^

Le puese muchas ganas al fondo, y me volvi maestro shaolin pintando hojita por hojita uff :faint:
Y a los arboles los pasaba cambiando a cada rato, un dia mas frondoso otro mas abierto pero bueno, al final quedo bueno y solo se me derritio la mitad del cerebro en el proceso :iconimhappyplz:
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Chess-Kitten Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No hay de qué^^ Que bueno que solo se te fue medio, pues necesitaras la otra mitad para seguir con tan buenos trabajos XD
Hojita por hojita? Santa paciencia la tuya, pero el resultado se agradeció pila, es realista a su modo pero guarda un cierto toque como de magia y fantasia...
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jaja bueno gracias ^^; mientras el lado derecho siga funcionando todo bien ;P
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Skailla Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow::wow::wow::faint:
first, the picture's awesomeness almost kills me, then, I read your comment...
I have no words to describe how amazed I am right now :)
every single part of your work is amazing... and everything was also so well-worked! every part of Starkiller's personality, but specially, a part that has never been worked before: Her feelings over Raven and her husband's betrayal..
the picture not only works the bright side, but also the dark side. I like how this piece of work is widely open for interpretations. I see it as if the dark and the light side represent Starkiller's two sides of the story. The dark one, where Raven and Snow are standing, are the ones she hates and wishes it would just go away, disappear like the night does when the day comes. But just like the night itself, this dark keeps on coming back to her.
on The bright side, we have her, and Wolpy, looking at the same direction (where Raven is), but what I find interesting is that Urten is not looking the same way. Is like... after his betrayal he sort of became something apart in Starkiller's heart, opposite and indifferent.
I'm sorry if my interpretation is crazy and wrong, and I'm also sorry if I offended your work in any way by doing that! but I just couldn't help myself... this is simply amazing. OMG I just read you also added symbolism to the picture! could you tell me the hidden significance then? pleeeease? :iconiloveyouplz:

now, to the pic. awesome. wonderful. incredible. powerful. marvelous.
Every single part of this drawing makes my eyes shine with admiration. The characters are extremely well-drawn. The trees look amazing, and the water... gosh, the water just blows me away! it gives the image, I dunno, such an original and nostalgic feeling! it's hard to explain...

thank you so much for giving me the honor of having you in my contest.
I wish you all the luck with this wonderful piece of work. :thanks::hug:
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you so much for the nice comment! :hug: I'm so glad you liked it :D

And don't worry! Although there're many ways to interpret this you hit the nail there ;P
Part of the symbolism I wanted to show is that Starkiller, blinded by the rage, could only see things "black and white" light and shadow, good and bad. And of course she sees Raven and Snow as the villians of the story, her enemies.

I wanted to show that Urten was there, but at the same time "not there", like off the scene.
I figured that he's the cold type, and wouldn't want to get involved in the Starkiller vs Raven rivalry. However he still has feelings towards both females, so he can't completely evade the matter.

The flowers in the middle are Blue Gentianas and Impatiens, and they symbolise unfairness and motherly love respectively.
I think those are the stronger feelings on Starkiller's mind, and the flowers are in both sides because the same feelings can be at the same time positive and negative depending who they're aimed to.
Either to protect, or to destroy.

But even on the "dark" side, there's a slim light, the beams of light symbolize her repressed feeling, her hope, that there still might be a way to sort this out without violence.

That's all :D
Again I'm so flattered that you liked it, Skailla, your characters are very interesting and I had loads of fun working with them :nod:
And the honor was all mine! :hug:
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Skailla Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yeah, and I forgot to say! this song is amazing. it adds such an incredible feeling to the picture!:wow:
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glacgl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I love the detail alot :).
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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glacgl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Welcomies.
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GabrieldlTC Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oye eres bueno con los lobitos XD y como siempre buenos bgs, aunque siento que el lobo blanco en la noche no queda con la perspectiva :noes:
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Na no tienes idea lo que me costaron esas poses normalitas ^^;

Y si el blanco fue el mas dificil, se supone que viene caminando de frente pero bue, creo que las patas traseras quedaron medias off ^^;
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GabrieldlTC Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bleh ya que XD se ve bien aun asi :p
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JeMiChi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice use of colors and lights / shadows.. :heart:
This picture is really good! ^w^
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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JeMiChi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome =D
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Kiminuria Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wo wo wooo te pasaste con este!! Mira todos esos detalles!! Y las expresiones!! :iconbravoplz:
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gracias Nuria ^^
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me-Liisa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMG, that's so epic emotional and just amazing. I think you'll win or at last get third place. I love this pic so much! :la: I just looked at my shitty entrys and .. :p
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you for the nice comment Liisa, I'm glad you liked it :hug:
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me-Liisa Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That's no prob. your art is amazing c:
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TigresaDaina Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woshhhh!! O.O sin palabras!! que esplendido trabajo!!! amo los detalles de las rocas y el ambiente dia/noche ..mucha suerte en el contest!! =D
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Muchas gracias Daina! :hug:
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Ranshiinsitha Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ASDFGH, WORALES! Pero q laburo!
Cada submission tuya es mejor q la anterioir, te digo q deberias diobujar mas seguido XD
Me mato la historia, y el dibujo, wow.
M encanta ese q esta agachado en la parte obscura d l aimg
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Nightdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gracias Ran :D
La verdad que un laburo barbaro ^^; pero al final quedo weno :D
Na y si, deberia ser mas activo y terminar mas dibujos pero ando todo bloqueado y sin muchas ganas :icononionwoeplz:

Ah y esa es Raven, aunque esta un poco off-character aca. Ella mas bien se estaria riendo de la cara emo de Wolpy :D
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Ranshiinsitha Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Se nota q lo fue, espero q ganes algo :iconwthplz:
Yo tmbn ando re bloqueada, ando solo sketcheando y no hago naaaaaaaaadaaaaaaaa XD
Ah, yo haveces me voy d personaje tmbn, ultimamente dibujo a mi fursona anthro cuando ella no tiene forma anthro y los Churias no son anthro XD
Me molesta un poco cuando hago eso, pfff XD
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