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Elements Contest - EARTH by AlectorFencer Elements Contest - EARTH by AlectorFencer
My entry for :iconkankakanka: and :iconpearleden: elements contest.

I chose the element earth once again because I felt like drawing a lot of rocks again. xD
This is definately a place I wouldn't want walking barefoot on.
Yet another picture which started as a simple random sketch and ended up like this.
A part of the tree isn't detailed because I wanted to let go from the strict lines a little bit and leave the leaves almost melt together with the sky. Also, I liked my pencil strokes there and I didn't want to draw over them. :D

I decided to treat this wolf like a dragon and therefore had more freedom to draw such details which belong to his body.
It might be "hard" stroking this guy. xD
Yet he provides a nice shadow for you!

Watercolours and coloured pencil on Bristol board.
It took me 16 hours as far as I can remember.
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:icondragonmaximus:
dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
bellissimo
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:iconskyworthy:
skyworthy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
odd
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:iconanimewolf13:
AnimeWolf13 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
omg soooo faving!!!!!
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:iconinku-inku:
Inku-inku Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Wow! Stunning work!

The different patterns bend so well together, and the expression of the wolf is lovely :aww: .
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:iconmizsquishy:
MizSquishy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favorite out of the other winners :)

:heart:
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:iconlarksprite:
LarkSprite Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
this looks amazing! i love how the wolf is fused with the earth.XD
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:iconrunningwarriors:
runningwarriors Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Ah............me amazed..........................may i ask for tip?
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:iconmintyfreshnoodlebox:
MintyFreshNoodleBox Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Not knocking all the other entries, they were superb, but i think this one should have won
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:icontenko72:
tenko72 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Ooh, nice! I like the tree head, mountain back, and those roots!
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:iconmysticm0nkey:
mysticm0nkey Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008   Traditional Artist
Great work... I love the way he amalgamate with the Earth...
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:iconbravebabysitter:
BraveBabysitter Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find it strange that you didn't win... because your is the best by far.
this is really amazing :wow:
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:iconpredben:
predben Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
grats on 3rd place but this should of definitely won first!!
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:iconlizawolfie:
Lizawolfie Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
this is beautifully done!! the way you blended the wolf and earth is very nice. Congratulations on your win!
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:iconshamelessmagic:
ShamelessMagic Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
I really LOVE how he blends in!! :love:
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:iconincarnadine91:
Incarnadine91 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Congrats on winning 3rd place :hug: It deseves it!


... Heck, to my mind it deseves 1st ;)
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:iconsargeantsweety:
SargeantSweety Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OO OMG thats so unbelievable! no wonder it came in 3rd place it is so gorgeous! *o*
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Thank you so much! I feel very flattered. ^^
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:iconsargeantsweety:
SargeantSweety Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
youre welcome ^^
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:iconavalik:
Avalik Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
You won third place! Now you can get the DD after... several months. I'll go re-suggest now.
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Woaah! XD
Thanks so much! I feel so crazy now! If you wouldn't live so far away, I would invite you for drawing lessons and tea! :D
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:iconavalik:
Avalik Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Man that would be just brilliant! Ah, you and akeyla, and demagis, would be the three artists I'd want lessons from. :3

I haven't seen ya on MSN by the way, so I'm just going to note you a bunch of questions if ya don't mind.
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
Hey there. Sorry for the late reply. :S
That is so awesome. Akeyla is definately one of my most favourite artists. Her works are soo awesome! :)
Yeah I know about MSN, I'm not online very often these days... but if you like, you can note me questions if you like to. :)
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:iconsuperdemon-inuyasha:
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooo I love the detail 8D very nice! it looks awesome!
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:iconpernilles:
Pernilles Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Student Digital Artist
congrats sooo much with the placing, you truly deserved to get up there:D
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Yay! Thanks! :hug:
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:iconpernilles:
Pernilles Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
np^^
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:iconmokinzi:
Mokinzi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008   General Artist
Congrats so much on the 3rd place!!! :hug:
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Hihi yay! Thanks so much! XD
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:iconxolilsquirtox:
XoLilSquirtoX Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!!! congrats on 3rd!
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Yay! Thankies! :D
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:icondemonicaljakkal:
demonicaljakkal Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
the detail in this is just out of this world... all that effort really pays off!!!

amazing job <3
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconray72285:
ray72285 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008   Traditional Artist
He's a beautiful guy. The mixture of water color and pencil turned out beautifully. I love the transition of detail on the tree to the sky. A very nice effect. Wonderful work. :)
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconjskra:
Jskra Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Das ist ja fantastisch! Villeicht mallst du noch Elemente wie Wasser und Feuer? :3
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:iconsarrow6894:
Sarrow6894 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
You did such a good job on this. I hope that you win.
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
Awww! Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconsarrow6894:
Sarrow6894 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
:hug: I was gonna enter but I decided not to. :) I'll cheer you on. :D
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:iconwolfesskiss:
WolfessKiss Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
holy .. wow!! this is full of win!
O_O
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:iconjunryou-na-kokoro:
Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! It reminds me of Bev Doolittle's works. All the textures meld together very well and the colors look beautiful :) Job well-done!
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Cool, thanks a lot. :heart:
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:iconbeaulieu13:
Beaulieu13 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
omg thats so cool.I cant get over it
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:iconbobtodd:
BobTodd Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Hahaha, I'm so behind on commenting on your pics. *belms*

This is cocking ace. There's nothing critical I can say about this that wouldn't be nitpicking for the sake of nitpicking. The depth of some things is ambiguous -- it's not clear whether the mountain-shaped parts are mountains in the background or whether they're small projections atop the wolf-spirit's body, and there's how its antlers merge into the tree branches -- but it's not a bad thing; I think it works well in this piece.
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:iconburaqina:
buraqina Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Absolutely stunning! What an amazing concept, and so much detail...I love it :heart:
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:iconthaumagonometry:
thaumagonometry Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
This would be my wallpaper if it came in 1280 pixels wide. Any chance of a larger version? I'm just in love with how the earth and the wolf's body are blended together here... there is something really dragonish about it, and really profound as well, the connection between animal and earth.
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:iconmercelinar:
MercelinaR Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
?
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:iconmercelinar:
MercelinaR Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
watercolour.
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:iconzalcoti:
Zalcoti Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008   Digital Artist
That's an insane amount of detail.
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:iconvenator-somniorum:
Venator-Somniorum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
The final result with this one just simple WOW!
It looks really perfect, the colors you choosed, the idea you made alive, I can see a legend here :D
I also love the way you put details around with the elaves, the rocks, and also with the branches too!
A great concept with a great skills!
One day you really must show me how you work with traditional way :D
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