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The Girl and the Wolf by MichaelShapcott The Girl and the Wolf by MichaelShapcott
The Girl and the Wolf
16″ x 20″
Graphite, Acrylic, and Oil on Canvas

Many thanks to Rebecca Reading for the beautiful reference!!

Prints available here

Original for sale. Please visit my website store for pricing and contact me if interested. Thank you!
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dan-odeny Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!! wow
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Briecat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Wow this is amazing I love how you did the girl's hair.
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ferrrch Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student General Artist
That's awesome. I love the color palette you used.
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MoonlightMysteria Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your wonderful art has been featured here:  moonlightmysteria.deviantart.c… :heart:
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chivalryss Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful artwork
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antonfriedman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Photographer
You have the character of wolf in your artwork. Your girl has it in her pose/bearing too. The two of them seem to reflect one another. I'm not sure how you did this. When I see wolf in nature, I see loneliness. The wolf has always been a mystical creature for me, even mythical. Wolves don't dance. They don't seem to be in step with anything except the most invisible and subtle cycles of the natural world (the moon, rain/cloud/snow, death). They always seem to know darkness and light. Wolves express the shadows of life. The know/feel the shadows. I'm not sure they like the shadows, preferring to be in the light, but appreciate the necessity for a shadowland. always just next to us as we walk through life. They are pathfinders. I have always been a pathfinder myself, identifying strongly with the mythical (powerful, bound) Fenris wolf. I found myself in your painting. Your wolf is fierce, and so is the girl. They are together, seem to have a common destiny. How did this come about? For me their destiny is in the shadows, which they have been led into to by some unfortunate circumstance. This is all in the painting. The magic of this art is the story. It is colourful, rich, deep and frightening. I don't understand your use of shadow/shading though. Technically it seems good, yet the wolf seems to be in the light and the girl in the wolf's shadow. The girl seems to be darker, deeper and more mysterious and mythical than the wolf. It's a subtle thing, but the richer and darker colours belong to the girl. She is with wolf, and seems unaffected and totally focussed on a macabre story beyond their moment together. It can only be a moment. That is wolf, not dog. Your choice of colour and its shades reflect your own story whatever the source of this picture. I like the feeling of it. I want to see darkness in your work. Rich colours, dark themes. It's there already but you haven't touched the surface of your shadow. Go into shadowland. It's a great work this....so rich, expressive, deep, dark and mysterious. It needs to be more fearless though. It's technically fantastic in my view. 
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Annyarej Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
i love this one 
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:iconcooki3pizza:
Cooki3Pizza Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is so beautiful. I have an obsession with wolves and this looks so much like me holding one, incredible job. <3
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Tezzah Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredibly beautiful.
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Marty4110 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Love ALL your beautiful work! Do you have a tutorial posted anywhere?
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very nice style! Congratulations!
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Nicksman24 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Beautiful
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ScareLight-Story Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
nice work!
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Werewolf-Bitch216 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful <3
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:iconhawkkitmc:
HawkkitMC Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE It <3 :)
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JakeCreighton1995 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Those scars really make the girl beautiful.
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:iconwakingwind:
WakingWind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is so fantastic
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Little-MissAttitude Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
its really pretty
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DarkWolf37 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Artist
This is beautiful!
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jay-man666 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I love this picture
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:iconlysamarie:
LysaMarie Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Your art is fantastic!
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Ndzoodzoo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
this picture reminds me of my best friend. She LOVES wolves!

hmm,...have you ever noticed that the word 'wolves' has the word 'love' in it? Interesting.
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kimmythepuppy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. just wow
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ValientTundra123 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
This is a Beautiful piece of artwork!I love the detail on the the scratch marks on her face. You can actually feel the pain that happened when she got the mark. I have an Akita at home and this just reminds me of him. Well, good job!
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jamsiebonsai Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
An excellent work!
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wishIwasBeastGirl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
gorgeous painting! the colors are absolutely lovely.
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BornCounterClockwise Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Writer
There is this feeling your paintings make me feel... I can't explain it. They make me feel free...calm...excited...inspired.
Love your artwork
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Jkcrystal2 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Artist
WOW! this is so amazing, beautiful and great.
Did you make this picture?
wondful great job!
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:iconemilia93:
emilia93 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student
Wow... It is really good... It's look like photo
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vssertse Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
you should upload a tutorial in youtube ^^i wanna learn to paint fur.
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ReylonBleu Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Ôsm!
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DancingKoalas Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
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:iconisafloyd:
isafloyd Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student General Artist
awesome! +1 watch to you!
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melissathepainter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student General Artist
beautiful!
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kittycat-stefi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Artist
I love the fur on the wolf! Really enjoy your work! :3
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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish that girl was me :D
This is a very expressive painting!
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:iconshadwneko:
ShadwNeko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So stunning!!..
:love:
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letoquelapin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
j'adore
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CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional
wonderful work, is amazing.
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Unicorns-aheaD Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Incredible! love the colours used.
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:iconcarlazzo:
Carlazzo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A very superior work of art with extraordinary clarity! Definitely a favorite.
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
woww :iconwowplz: it's an amazing job! well done! ^^
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:iconwendylynn:
WendyLynn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a gorgeous piece!
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:iconaryanire:
Aryanire Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of your best works so far!! Amazing :D
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:iconle-jour-du-mort:
le-jour-du-mort Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Nice work. I love the detail.
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mysteriouswhitewolf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful. Wonderful job. Both the girl and the wolf look so real.
You can tell they are connected somehow. I really love this.
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niln Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Simply gorgeous!!!
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