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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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Briecat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Wow this is amazing I love how you did the girl's hair.
ferrrch Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student General Artist
That's awesome. I love the color palette you used.
MoonlightMysteria Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your wonderful art has been featured here:  moonlightmysteria.deviantart.c… :heart:
chivalryss Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
this is beautiful artwork
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 rich, expressive, deep, dark and mysterious. It needs to be more fearless though. It's technically fantastic in my view. 
Annyarej Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
i love this one 
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
Tezzah Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredibly beautiful.
Marty4110 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Love ALL your beautiful work! Do you have a tutorial posted anywhere?
blanket86 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very nice style! Congratulations!
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