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Crying Wolf by Hexabeast Crying Wolf by Hexabeast
A wolf howling over the barren landscape he is forced to call home, with markings that resemble tears on his face.

From '07, a Christmas gift for my grandma that I spent several hours on. Color was added, but I prefer this version.

8x10 Scratchboard

EDIT: Aahhhhh completely forgot to mention that I used a reference for this. D8 For the fur/highlights/muzzle 'cause I fail'd at howls back in '07.

EDIT 2: Hay guys, if you favorite this, PLEASE comment. Seriously, this ratio is borderline ridiculous and I would like to know what everyone thinks about the piece.
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Paraceratherium Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I can't believe a JD King made a god-awful "documentary" called "Crying Wolf" back in 2011. It was blatantly anti-wolf and the research was dubious. He essentially called for jihad on wolves (and conservationists) and reduce them to an ecologically insignificant role. It should really be called "Crying Shame". I don't think this film is available to watch online for free now, but new research from Yellowstone pretty much quashed the lies perpetrated by this film.

Oh btw your sketch looks good enough to qualify for a shirt print.
Scr1b3 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
foxtail3 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i felt like crying. so for some reason i looked up crying wolfs. and thought this was briliant
Agent36496 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Writer
Featured here:
ZuSirrush16 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
I love the emotion of the picture...
Agent36496 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012   Writer
This picture is so sad...but I love it
I was actually feeling sad when I saw this
dawnsong522 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. The detail in the fur is amazing and the shading is perfect. It has so much emotion and I love it with a passion.
Metaknightgirl42 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
lol sorry....but then again it wasnt my fault...i didnt know it was stolen ._.
:wow: THIS,this one right here?its winning
Nice job,amazing ^^;
Hexabeast Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. I know. :) I'm not angry at you! Don't be sorry.
Metaknightgirl42 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
haha alright :bounce:
Simona777 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful... exactly my mood now...
TheNewGamer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm gonna learn to draw wolves! I hope it comes out like your. It's absolutely flawless!
whitewolves55 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
I really love the way it looks real, and its so beautiful. I like how everything looks like you can reach out and touch it.

I was wondering if I could use this in my Art class?
mshadowmeg Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Student General Artist
its GORGEOUS!! the lines are so, so fine! tis musthave taken forever! the shading is amazing, and its SOO real! gorgeous!
MexGreyW0lf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
That is a BEAUTIFUL picture!
RunioRedMane Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOh, such s lovely pic :love: Absolute fave one :)
BOULLIE Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Yo the fur is beautifully on point.
JayfeatherXWarriors Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
wow its beautiful
MirmusMaximus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! :+fav:
Lady-Asami Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Holy crap. o.o
How does this only have three comments and 32 favorites? *stumped*

I absolutely love the realism, and especially the symbolism. It looks like it took a lot of time to execute. ...Especially with a scratchboard; no erasing. >.< That's always been an issue for me. XD

Anyway, I really love it... a lot. o.o Definitely a :+fav:!
Hexabeast Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Long depends on folks' definition. XD

On Christmas Eve I actually sat, hunched over this scratchboard piece from 7PM to 3 AM working on it nonstop. Then I paused long enough to snap about three pictures before I went and added color. :3

Thanks, though. :3 I prefer the comments to the favorites anyday (Even though I'm guilty of not commenting a lot. XD)
Lady-Asami Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
That's long to me. o.o
That's really sad though... This really does need more recognition. With all the time you've spent on it, it seems unfair to not get the appropriate attention it (and you) deserves. =(
I is glad *kesame alerted people to you. =D

Yeah, I prefer to leave either just a comment, or both a comment and fav. I feel people should know why I faved them. X3 ...Though on lazy days, I too am guilty. ><;
assemblit Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You did a beautiful job on the fur details and the lighting too. Looks real enough to touch :)
megankimmio Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
That's amazing! So beautiful...
peretual Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009   Digital Artist
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Submitted on
December 31, 2008
Image Size
97.4 KB


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Camera Data

Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
Focal Length
6 mm
Date Taken
Dec 24, 2007, 3:07:45 PM