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The Veteran by moyan The Veteran by moyan
"Now this is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky,
And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die."


~The Law for the Wolves by Rudyard Kipling.

when you have lived long enough, you will come to understand that, in order to strive well, obeying rules is as important as enjoying freedom.

to see more traditional drawings of wolves in this series of artwork inspired by kipling's poem, please visit the folder in my gallery: "The Law for the Wolves"

reference photo by ~Katzilla13



original size is b4 and done by kisshou watercolor paint and chinese ink on XUAN paper, with watercolor and calligraphy brush plus a few dots of maxon white comic ink.
i meant to do everything in this project with pencils, but it should be a good idea to do the very first stanza with something quite different. :)

by #dALinkSystem, look at lone wolf by ~SavageArt:



a battle-beaten beast, lonely, fierce and vigilant.
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TigerKub Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love it!
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cheetoBowler Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
your work is amazing. absolutely love this one.
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LordStarsCreamy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wolfes forever.. I love this picture *-*
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SirFerrick Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantasmic.

Ohay, did you know that you are so far the only person that i have found who paints coloured ink paintings? I mean, like, i have seen some that are of traditional asian panoramas being sold in shops, but none that are done as non-traditional paintings, without the thick black line of traditional chinese works.

Do you know of any others by any chance? Like, established artists or dA hobbyists or anything like that?
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:iconmoyan:
moyan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
i would think my method is somewhere between the western and oriental style of watercolor painting.
the chinese painting technique of MOGU, (没骨,boneless) could be the type you would like to see.
i also featured some other ink painters in the artist's comment section below the ink paintings i posted. you could take a look at their gallery as well.
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SirFerrick Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XDD Cheers, that should come in useful.

XDD That other person is very simular to you, methinks.
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Magnakanus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Another very true piece of wolf wisdom.
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linards74 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist
You drew my favorite animal! Thanks! :P They are just beautiful and strong. This is one of my favorite pictures in the whole DeviantArt. :)
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Young-Jacob Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply amazing. All of your illustrations for this poem are amazing. (I think this one is my favorite, but [link] is a close second.)

I love how this picture almost has a glowing quality to it. It is complimented very nicely by the earthy colors throughout.
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Laisteala Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I LOVE WOLVES!!! beautiful..!!!! I also have some wolf paintings as well.. they are old though.. now I want to paint them again!!! :)
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DARKNESSZT Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That could be a picture of me before I got married and turned into an old hound dog... :D :P
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:iconmoyan:
moyan Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
congrats for finding an owner to tie you down. ;p
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DARKNESSZT Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well unfortunately I still had a little wolf left, so she cut me loose. Now I get to talk to my kids on the phone sometimes, and all the wolf is out of me, I've curled up next to a pretty little sheepdog and the only wolf I've got left now is the part that would do terrible horrible things to people if they were to hurt my pups.

Got to get enough money for a bus ticket to get to one right now... :furious: But he'll learn after someone comes to teach him a lesson or two... :D

My girls are smart in the head, unfortunately, not so much in the heart.
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:iconmoyan:
moyan Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Don't kill anyone papa mark.
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DARKNESSZT Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not even if I eat the evidence??? :P Nobody's getting hurt by me. His girlfriend, my daughter, wouldn't understand it...
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Khaz-Lycan Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Oh wow. Your style is hauntingly beautiful! I adore it!! I love that it's so surreal until they eyes- the eyes are so real.
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annkgoo Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
*automatic fandom

What a beautiful excerpt...to go with a purty picture! And the color blending...you is my idol now xD
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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice style!
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Impressive and amazing.
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:iconkarl-ds:
Karl-DS Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student General Artist
like your technique is so cool............ :)
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:iconmiroyoshi:
Miroyoshi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice work ! I love it ! *w*
Especially the colours that are really beautiful.
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work! Love your fur textures and liquid technique :)
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:icontybaku:
Tybaku Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing!
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TiamatHeart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely:)
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fairyville Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Awesome! ^^
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:icontyler1012:
tyler1012 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
UGG this is amazing!!!!! is it water color?
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:iconmoyan:
moyan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, chinese style.
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:icontaciturnemo:
TaciturNemo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
nice work!
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:icontrinitite:
Trinitite Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice!
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pachirisustar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
wow
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:iconnamisao:
Namisao Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing picture =D
I love it =D
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:icone-quahlo:
e-quahlo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. Your water coloring skills are so amazing! :heart:
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Laila18 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
So beautiful wolf > u <
Amazing....
All those colors... are so well mixed > u <
Brilliant art :heart:
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:iconaxel230:
Axel230 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, beautiful and majestic, this is amazing
I love this series of paintings, keep it up n_n
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SilverNinjaWolf Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woooow
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dracodrugo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
its so beautiful
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daertrijckephoto Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks awesome! well done.
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LB-no Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
This is absolutely stunning. Brilliant work.
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XxBlackBooKitty11xX Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. <333
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mastergray Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing!!
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Fire-Taco Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good. The choice of colors is great. ^^
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inginuyasha Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Wow ^_^
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:iconsenthesilverfangwolf:
Wow! That is amazing! I love wolves XD!!!!!!!
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:iconcascade71:
Cascade71 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is really beutiful
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:iconpoetic-stitches:
Poetic-Stitches Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

This is so very beautiful...lovely choice of colours and blending, too ^^
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TheSavedWolf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool, love the style! :D
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autumnechoes Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wowwww :iconiloveyouplz:
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merhorse102 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool !!!
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Bambiiie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:O :iconbigheartplz:
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SpyroAndKagaminLen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow its so pretty :nuu: !
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