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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!
cheetoBowler Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
your work is amazing. absolutely love this one.
LordChewingGum Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wolfes forever.. I love this picture *-*
SirFerrick Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

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?
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.
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.
Magnakanus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Another very true piece of wolf wisdom.
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. :)
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.
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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