tea-feathers:

Truly stunning art of The Harp and her Shadow from TamberElla/SnowAro!  I am so blown away by this, wow!  Please visit the original upload on FA for any faves or comments!
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/14114114/

Reblogging this to my main art tumblr so everyone can see this wonderful gift art from SnowAro!  <3

tea-feathers:

Truly stunning art of The Harp and her Shadow from TamberElla/SnowAro!  I am so blown away by this, wow!  Please visit the original upload on FA for any faves or comments!

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/14114114/

Reblogging this to my main art tumblr so everyone can see this wonderful gift art from SnowAro!  <3

A golden tiger basking in a golden light, whiskers alight in the beams and a mind at peace.  Portrait commissions for Kimburr once more, will always love painting adorab;e tigers!3 hours in Photoshop CS6 with an Intuos 3 tablet

A golden tiger basking in a golden light, whiskers alight in the beams and a mind at peace.  Portrait commissions for Kimburr once more, will always love painting adorab;e tigers!

3 hours in Photoshop CS6 with an Intuos 3 tablet

Speedpaint for Westly, of his vampire character from his webcomic Sacred Grounds!  With his vampire species (Anusian Strigorii), being able to control yourself around fire is a way of showing off.  The older ones smoke, but you&#8217;ll still see them twitch when they go to light the cigarette.  Young ones, like Wes, will tear things apart to get away.  They will go THROUGH the car door without the luxury of opening it up first if you flick a lighter while you&#8217;re both in the car.  But we liked the idea of a fire bending Strigorii, so here is Westly REALLY showing off control of fire.  I highly recommend checking out the comic, it&#8217;s hilarious and cute!
3 hours in Photoshop CS6 with an Intuos 3 tablet

Speedpaint for Westly, of his vampire character from his webcomic Sacred Grounds!  With his vampire species (Anusian Strigorii), being able to control yourself around fire is a way of showing off.  The older ones smoke, but you’ll still see them twitch when they go to light the cigarette.  Young ones, like Wes, will tear things apart to get away.  They will go THROUGH the car door without the luxury of opening it up first if you flick a lighter while you’re both in the car.  But we liked the idea of a fire bending Strigorii, so here is Westly REALLY showing off control of fire.  I highly recommend checking out the comic, it’s hilarious and cute!

3 hours in Photoshop CS6 with an Intuos 3 tablet

Portrait commission for Kace, of her bunny girl Enyo!  I just LOVED painting those candy pink curls, so much fun.  =)5 hours in Photoshop CS6 with an Intuos 3 tablet

Portrait commission for Kace, of her bunny girl Enyo!  I just LOVED painting those candy pink curls, so much fun.  =)

5 hours in Photoshop CS6 with an Intuos 3 tablet


Finished commission for Nullreff, of his character Alex! Alex here has a heat based power, so I got the suggestion to show her leaping through rain, the raindrops vaporizing before they could touch her due to the high heat around her body. This one was actually really challenging, with the rain and the vapor, AND the heat coming through her charcoal colored fur. Lots of stuff I&#8217;m inexperienced at painting, but I hope I got the idea across. I got a really useful paint over critique from DimeSpin for the rain, which helped me so much! Read more about Alex here - http://nullreff.net/rp/alex/ And more about the Leidenfrost effect here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leidenfrost_effect
12 hours in Photoshop CS6 with an Intuos 3 tablet

Finished commission for Nullreff, of his character Alex! Alex here has a heat based power, so I got the suggestion to show her leaping through rain, the raindrops vaporizing before they could touch her due to the high heat around her body. This one was actually really challenging, with the rain and the vapor, AND the heat coming through her charcoal colored fur. Lots of stuff I’m inexperienced at painting, but I hope I got the idea across. I got a really useful paint over critique from DimeSpin for the rain, which helped me so much! Read more about Alex here - http://nullreff.net/rp/alex/ And more about the Leidenfrost effect here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leidenfrost_effect

12 hours in Photoshop CS6 with an Intuos 3 tablet

Commissioned acrylic pet portrait for Mazz, of her dog Buddy! Buddy&#8217;s story is a wonderful one, he had a joyful return to his family after having gone missing for 5 months. I remember a couple times my childhood dog, Wolfy, went missing for only a short period of time, and came back to us on his own. I can&#8217;t imagine the heartache of waiting 5 months, wondering what happened. I&#8217;m so glad Buddy has been returned to his home, and it was a pleasure to paint this to commemorate his return! 8.5&#8221; X 11&#8221; acrylic on illustration board

Commissioned acrylic pet portrait for Mazz, of her dog Buddy! Buddy’s story is a wonderful one, he had a joyful return to his family after having gone missing for 5 months. I remember a couple times my childhood dog, Wolfy, went missing for only a short period of time, and came back to us on his own. I can’t imagine the heartache of waiting 5 months, wondering what happened. I’m so glad Buddy has been returned to his home, and it was a pleasure to paint this to commemorate his return!

8.5” X 11” acrylic on illustration board

RMFC and Commissions

This year I will be a dealer at Rocky Mountain Fur Con, in my home state of Colorado!  I’ll be at table #14 sammitched between my friends Thornwolf and Idess.  http://www.rockymountainfurcon.org/registration/dealers.html  This is my first convention in 2 years, so I’m taking it slow so I don’t overwhelm myself.  I’ll have prints available, werewolf calendars, a few originals perhaps, and I’ll be taking a limited number of badge and sketchbook commissions.

On Saturday the 9th of the con, I will have to leave around 3:00 to attend a wedding!  So I will not be there for the last few hours on that day, but I’ll be back Sunday.  My buddy Rooth will be babysitting my table for me during those hours, thank you Rooth!

I think it should be fun!  I’m looking forward to dealing at a convention again after so long, it’s always a fun atmosphere surrounded by fellow artists and wonderful art appreciators.  ^^

As for commissions!  I will not be open for new commissions for a couple weeks, to give myself time to catch up with what I have, and to allow time to prepare for RMFC.  After RMFC I’ll get back to a regular weekly schedule of opening for commissions every Friday.  If any stray spaces open up between now and then, I’ll be sure to post about it!

So happy to finally get to share this art!  I did these illustrations for an upcoming furry art tutorial book called “Furries Furever”, the third in a series published by IMPACT and put together by Lindsay Cibos and Jared Hodges.  The 128 page full color book features art by myself and several other furry artists, as we explore our painting and drawing process.  For my part, there are step-by-step instructions on how I did these paintings, and other info on my art as well.

When I was asked what anthro animal I wanted to paint for the big full illustration, I absolutely had to pick bats.  Bats are one of my most favorite animals in the entire world!  They are are only group of mammals to achieve true powered flight, their variety is stunningly vast and fascinating, and they are incredibly important to the ecosystems they occupy.  Here, and anthro bat parent guide their young through a firefly filled night on the little one’s first flight.

According to Amazon, the release date is August 13.  Here in the US, Lindsay says she often sees the first two books in the series at Michaels and Barnes and Noble, so those will be good places to find it.


Here are some places you can preorder it online:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Impact Publisher

Commissions for this week

This journal is coming a couple days later than I intended, but my sleep issues reared their ugly head(s) and made it kind of feel like the weekend was one single loooong day.  Whee!  Sleep issues aside, I finally finished up my chapter of 100 Deeds, hooray!  =D  I’m really happy to see all the pages in a row finally, it’s very satisfying.  I’m very glad for the support and encouragement I received while working on it, and I can’t wait to see what comes next for Toucat’s wonderful story!

As for commissions, starting this week I will be taking commissions in a much more normal fashion.  Instead of doing the whole “on demand” process, I’m just going to open for weekly slots via journal.  “On demand” commissions often took up the entire week anyway, and this way I am not forcing people to RUSH HURRY GO and get a slot on the days and times I designate or they’ll all be goooooone!  *pout*  No more setting your alarms, and setting them again until you get a slot or give up.  I’ll just open once a week, stream and finish what I take by the end of the week, and take more the following week!  Seems a bit easier on me as well, considering I also have to set my alarm to get started when I schedule it.  If this extra wiggle room ends up being too much slack to complete commissions in a timely way, I will go back to doing the daily “on demand” thing until it’s under control again.  Please note, you will still have to email me to get a slot!  Comments or notes will not reserve you a slot.

So then!  I will open tomorrow (Tuesday July 15th)  and Friday (July 18th) via journal, but will also upload a visual reminder so that it doesn’t get lost in the sea of journals.

From then on out I will open every week on Friday via a special journal post!  If a commission journal does not appear, just count on it coming back the next Friday.  I will have weeks where I need to skip commission openings to catch up on work.  If anything changes I will post about it, trying to keep everyone informed.  Hopefully this more relaxed way of taking commissions will work better for everyone!  =) 

Prices and information are in the usual place. Browse samples, read my terms of service, etc -  http://shadow-wolf.deviantart.com/journal/Digital-Commissions-357872935

See ya Tuesday and Friday!

P.S. for Tumblr users - I am using the tag “commission announcement” for all these types of posts, so if you don’t want to see them please block that tag.  =)  I know some of you are here just for the art posts!

Last year, I had the honor of being chosen to illustrate the 4th chapter in a wonderful fun story called "100 Deeds"!  It’s the story of Irving, an expired cheetah who looses all his spots when he dies, and must make up for his tricksy ways in life by earning each spot back with a good deed.  It’s written by Toucat, an author and artist with a big heart, and a great imagination.  Each chapter is illustrated by a different artist, and I had wanted to participate very much since I fell in love with the story.

I am an inexperienced comic artist, so this project presented many challenges for me.  I think i have learned a lot, and look forward to perhaps making some comics of my own at some point.  I can’t wait to see what happens next in Irving’s story!  If you want to see what happens next in the story, or to read the previous three chapters to catch up, check out the following links.

100 Deeds deviantart group

100 Deed website