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Corvus by Gatling Corvus by Gatling
I tried to be the conduit for the magic within this character the commissioner described. I loved working on him as much if not more than my own creation. It pleases me greatly when this happens and solidifies the truth that I don't want to be doing anything else for the remainder of my time.

Painter X
Private Commission: Corvus
Weatherly and various stock referenced.

Commissions publicly opened in several days.
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avidprodigy Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2016
Hey Gatling. I'm a Creative Writing student and I'm publishing a Fairy-Tale themed Murder Mystery on Buzzfeed for an assignment. I'd like to use this image for the Big Bad Wolf. Would that be ok?
ThereseOfTheNorth Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
wow! The lightning and contrasts are beautiful, i also love the little "sparkly stars" in him.
synax444 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Haha smiley face on the ground
quixzan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Wow this is amazing! Reminds me of the story of how the gods sent down wolves to balance out the population of deer.
wolfgirlmae Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
just awesome he reminds me of Darcia! love the colors :3
Adrian-Drott Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I see a smily face! :O Gj! ^^
NamlessTheOne Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
very it... :clap:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
This has been featured here: [link]
skillustrate Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really dope. Kinda like the opposite of that elusive white wolf from Pocahontas [was it Pocahontas or Balto?]. I peeped that smiley too.
Wolfblood331 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
thats just pure awsome :D
great job :D
Sangiev Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Hey there,
Your wonderful artwork has been featured in the latest edition of Stunning Digital Painting - Special Edition
That's right, special edition, would be great to see you check it out and maybe give it a :+favlove: and maybe a comment :)
Again, congratz and enjoy !

frenchfox Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Splendid and impressive work ! :love:
cristinabencina Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Great work!
thenumber42 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This reminds me of a scene from the cartoon Balto...only completely inverted and dark but just as mysterious. Very nicely done (is that a happy face in the ice?? XD)
Gatling Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
yes XD hehe and thanks. I loved that movie when I was younger, hell still do.
onigiry Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
The paint seems a scene of a film. 300.

It's amazing.

>> R <<
Megeso Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Just beautiful! I'm speechless!
Hells-Blood Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Beautiful work Gatling.:+fav:
celestialenvy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
Wow, the lighting and the perspective on this are awesome. The wispy look of the wolf is also really cool!
Hillustration Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
I love this
Epantiras Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the composition is great, you used mountains as a 'frame' around the wolf and the light to make a big contrast with the animal's black fur. The smoke rising from the wolf, the sparks and the mesmerizing red eyes add a lot of mistery and magic to the whole pic.
I was wondering, is it an aurora borealis in the sky? It seems that it can be seen... through the wolf as it was partially-transparent
Gatling Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Thank you very much. Its kind of an aurora. I felt like I didn't want the amazing brilliance of a full one though. There are already so many colors happening here that there might've been an overload of sparkly glitteriness. :LOL:

As far as the transparency, it was intentional as the wolf is a sort of constellation in himself. So I tried to make him and the sky one in the same.
celestial-fox Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, the perspective in this is really engaging!
ZoeStead Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the best pics I've seen in a long time!
Gatling Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
tttroy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
the kight and colors look so awesome.. i wish i could be on that place at this moment, just to watch the snow and the sky and listen to the silence ;__;

also, i love the smiling thingie :3
Azelah Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Simply stunning! The red, glowing eyes really drew me in. :heart:
WCSallySally Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
It definitely has the feeling to it. Very nice image!

:butterflytwo: :spotlight-left: :gummybear: :+fav: :gummybear: :spotlight-right: :butterflytwo:
Wolf-Spirit89 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Professional General Artist :wow:
Persnickitii Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
:heart: Delicious backdrop. It's incredible how something as simple as strong lighting can transform a straightforward painting into something much more. I can see the commissioner being very pleased with this.
ForeignSin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Student Digital Artist
That is so amazing OO I really love how you did this whole thing. Beautiful elements and great painting skills! Congrats on the commission and as always I'm very impressed!^^ Keep it up!
HowlSeage Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
DA is trying to rob me of your work!
Didnt even give me the update... appalling!
When i read the description, i smiled, you're back :) Now email me, u ass! :P
SunsWhisper Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Pretty cool!
Reminds me the 300 one :D
Syran-Soul Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
Great character :aww: sweet colors , the light on firs hill seems just as bright as the light on the second, you might have gotten a bit more depth if that wasn't so.. just my 2 cents, still great image!
fishy-kun Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Mafeo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
That's cool. Amazing detail. Great feel and power!
Just-SMILE-Back Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is really nice great job!
KevinDeath Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
lol hilarious little smiley. but good piece
FelineElement Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
Beautiful ^^
Creseia Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
The colors on this piece are simply amazing and I love the horizon. The fact that such thing as snow doesn't look like plain white+blue combo is also very eye-pleasing. I'm happy I saw something that's done with PainterX since I want to buy it and just wasn't sure what kind of brushwork could be achieved with it @_@
francis001 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
very nice! great colors and lighting.

knowing what you want to spend your life doing is at least half the battle if not more! :)
RavingSpazz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
The wispy lines in this artwork seriously is giving me goosebumps. Excellent work. :+fav:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Professional Artist
Beautiful work, your lighting and color choices bring this great sense of richness to the frozen, barren environment. It's great!
black-angel1992 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Love the eyes =D
sakuraswolf Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
wow thats amazing i love the perspective you did this in its amazing
and i really love the mood of it ^^
Vonsiel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. Is that smily face in the rock O: ?
Gatling Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Yep =)
Vonsiel Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahah awesome.
Quazzie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Great job. Which brushes did you use the most? Also, which blender(s) do you prefer?

Gatling Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Oils. No blenders. I stay away from the oil glazes from time to time as no matter how much I change the saturation settings, it never works how I want it.
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