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Fatherland by Whiluna Fatherland by Whiluna
Commission for  bone-saws
The background took a bit more than I expected.. but I hope you like it ^^
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Given 2014-07-28
Fatherland by Whiluna ( Suggested by Azleah44 and Featured by KovoWolf )
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Overall, this is a decent piece. Aside from the teeth that look kinda bugging to me.

However, you seem to want to give this a big sense of motion and urgency, but I don't think you've pushed it far enough.

I would've spread the legs out farther and away from eachother, it seems like you want him to run but it kinda looks like he's stumbling forward a bit or casually jogging over to someplace. Bend his front leg a little more and put his back leg farther back and it will make him seem like he has more potential energy to spring out into motion.

I would also have raised his axe arm higher so that it seems more like he is about to swing. The way he is, he seems like he is just trying to walk with it rather than preparing to smash some poor sod's skull in.

So I suppose the gist is that the pose isn't dynamic enough. Which is a shame because it is a hairs reach from having a spot in my faves, but it just doesn't quite make it.

Oh, and the hand that is holding his axe is off too. He should be holding it tighter with the hand in a fist. He's holding so loose it looks like it's going to fall out of his hand.
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Overall, I absolutely love this piece. It's pretty intense, and I absolutely adore the pose, shading, background and expression.

However I do agree with a previous critique that it is lacking in intensity. I think you have made a fairly dynamic pose with this already, but it could have been pushed a little more. There are various techniques of making a blander pose more intense, you could have this character leaning over a bit more, have the axe raise higher making it look as though he is about to strike a blow, use foreshortening on different parts of his body to make it look like he is in a sprint, adding a bit of blur or motion lines, there are countless ways. Usually these work for me pretty well, but motion is tricky. Play around with some ^ ^

I also spot a few anatomy errors. The lower body and torso looks excellent, but the arms/shoulders/hands look a bit iffy. I'm having trouble figuring out the intended position of the right arm. If it's supposed to be back, the shoulder needs to be back with it, and there probably should be at least a tiny bit of foreshortening. The other arm looks pretty good, it could be a little longer, but thats just me getting nitpicky. Then it comes down to the hands. On the axe hand, I would think the grasp should be a bit more intense. Imagine a fist, only holding something. Also when you grasp something like that the thumb usually rests on top of the pointer finger and middle finger. It is physically possible to do it how you have now, but it isn't as comfortable or realistic. On the right hand I think the fingers are a little bit too short. The palm needs to be bigger, then the fingers come from there.
Also, this is just a suggestion, but the hand position on the right hand could be a bit more dynamic as well. You can play around with things like that and see what works best.

The background is gorgeous as usual. I love how much detail you put into it. And the anatomy of the legs and torso is so detailed and just amazing. The way you draw things is very appealing to the eye. And I love the snarling expression. The wolf seems to stare into your soul. That wolf gaze s always something you want to capture.

Beautiful work! Hope this was helpful!
-AgentWhiteHawk/Jenn
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WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. :)
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Smokedancer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such beautiful linework! You could go back and do the background the same way, and I think everything would look a lot more complete. Otherwise, I am very impressed with the anatomy, detail, and perspective! Keep up the good work!
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Whiluna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you!! ^^
Aand how do you mean "the same way"? the same way like what?
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Smokedancer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, just that your line art is so beautiful in the character that I wish your background was done the same way, rather than looking like a photo mashup.
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Whiluna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015   Digital Artist
Oh, well, I don´t know ^^"
I never do lineart for my backgrounds, I just paint them and add some textures c:
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Silverhawk1010 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
AWESOME!!!!! And that weapon is from Skyrim.
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:iconbooglybear:
booglybear Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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bone-saws Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
This is stunningly beautiful, I can't honestly express how much I love this oh my god ;u;
The pose and the background and everything is perfect, and every detail is so well done!
Thank you so much, it's incredible!
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Whiluna Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks<3
I´m really glad you like it!!!
And it seems you have a really cool character because it got a DD! ^^
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconwhiluna:
Whiluna Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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:iconyung-ae:
yung-ae Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the well-deserved DD~ :D
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:iconwhiluna:
Whiluna Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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yung-ae Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem. :aww:
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/07/d…
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:iconwhiluna:
Whiluna Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Wow!
Thank you very much!
This means me a lot!! ^^
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:iconzixil3:
Zixil3 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the details on the wolf character! ^^
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:iconwhiluna:
Whiluna Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconzixil3:
Zixil3 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcomed!! ^^
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Ramman05 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Nice
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smith4891 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, that's a different way to go after the 3 little pigs... Guess he's in the mood for some prosciutto and bacon. :lol: Congratulations on your DD! :)
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Whiluna Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Haha perhaps yeah :"D
Thank you! ^^
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smith4891 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure! :):heart:
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Goldeneyes2 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
pretty cool, I like it
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:iconeastern-fox:
Eastern-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Writer
A brilliant piece. I love how detailed the background is, as well as the wolf warrior himself. ^^ Congratulations on the DD. :D
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:iconwhiluna:
Whiluna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Eastern-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Writer
You're quite welcome. :D
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
badass :)
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TheBringerOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Writer
So realistic - EletricRainbowdash 
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:iconmeiyue:
meiyue Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :love: 

Have a nice day :iconlainloveplz:
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:iconwhiluna:
Whiluna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you very much<3
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:iconmeiyue:
meiyue Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Welcome :love:
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Azleah44 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You've always had great art, even if many people are seeing your work for the first time.
I hope your talents and styles never get old from your excellent creativity.
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:iconwhiluna:
Whiluna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconvirtualsauce:
virtualsauce Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daaaang, this is awesome. Blow your mind 
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:iconwhiluna:
Whiluna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you<3
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:iconvirtualsauce:
virtualsauce Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. Hatsune Miku-10 (Appreciate) 
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Congratulations on the DD! :hug:

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:iconwhiluna:
Whiluna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!!
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:iconagonizingswordfish:
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:iconsparrowwrightheart:
SparrowWrightheart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hate to be a deer that guy is chasing.
Great job. :D
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Whiluna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Hehe thanks! :D
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:iconfalconboy:
FalconBoy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
That arm looks weird.
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:iconbergunty:
bergunty Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great piece; it reminds me of the wolves in Beauty and the Beast.
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MornofVivec Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Great work, reminds me of Skyrim.
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:iconwhiluna:
Whiluna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
Yep, the commissioners request was to make the background look "Skyrim like" ^^
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WallachianBard Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now this is cool.
The first thing that comes to my mind is the upcoming (currently in beta) PC game Overgrowth.
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