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(Updates: Lightened up, larger resolution.)

I've had this thing sitting in my WIP folder for over half a year. :P About time I decided to boot it out into the real world. I may tweak a few things but it's mostly done.

Anyway, I'd love to hear your interpretations of what is going on in this painting or any stories you could invent about these characters. I've already got my own ideas but I'm curious about yours. :3 Also, I've hidden some not so subtle symbolism throughout the picture. I'd love to see if you guys can pick up on it. >83

Photoshop, Zbrush, Blender, 60 hours give or take.

The wolves' names are (in order) Falf, Haroo, and Araff.
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:iconscherbensplitter:
Scherbensplitter Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely adorable! :faint:
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconnimitsuu:
Nimitsuu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! I love those intricate little details spotted in the front, and the warm life in the background. Amazing job :)
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Annabells117 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Pretty fabulous and 60 hours is good considering the detail. If you want to do anything else to it, you could throw a few lights and/ or intensify color on some objects in the foreground to create a visual path and communicate depth. The old masters did that in oils of backlit scenes like this (even when it wasn't totally realistic) bc it keeps the foreground from looking dark or flat. For example, i am not sure if the middle wolf is small bc it's a baby or further away. I want to think it is the baby and the other 2 are the mom and dad wolf.
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :) Excellent idea.

About the baby wolf, if you look closely, you can see his feet on the same plane as the mother wolf's. I like the idea of adding foreground elements though. I might just do that.
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:icondeadbeat-cookies:
Deadbeat-Cookies Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this would be a really cool puzzle to do 
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:iconmoonlightmysteria:
MoonlightMysteria Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, beautiful work!
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconjkemeny:
jkemeny Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They do look a little like African wild dogs...w/o the magic of course :/
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:iconjkemeny:
jkemeny Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! Love the detail in the foilage. What kind of wolves are those?
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I made them up. :) They would be sentient, highly intelligent, and moderate magic users. :3 
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ilinea Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist
oh my gosh! this is sooooo amazing :la: O: I love it really much :love:
I love everything on it, the landscape is sooo beautiful, like in a wonderful dream and the animals are sooo cute and majestic :heart:
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
^__^ Thanks.
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:iconilinea:
ilinea Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist
you are very welcome :aww:
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:iconwabbitizer:
Wabbitizer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
There's so much detail in this I can't believe a person drew this. It's amazing, something u would have seen in the newest version of Alice in Wonderland (the one with Jonny Depp) your an extremely talented artist. Words can't describe it's unique originality, odd and beautiful detail. These characters hav traveled from earth into a colorful, alternate Wonderland. 

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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Thanks. :D That's very kind of you to say. I appreciate it. :boogie:
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:iconwabbitizer:
Wabbitizer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
I speak only blind truth. 
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:iconchtuluh2:
chtuluh2 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great!!!!
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BikerChic08 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I completely suck at symbolism so I won't even try, but I find this painting captivating. I love all the colors, it really looks peaceful. I figured the two bigger wolves were mom and dad watching their child. They both have a look of love, protection, and concern while allowing Jr. to venture out on his/her own. As I read down the comment page, Orinoor mentioned a dragon his comment.... I'm like "what Dragon??" Head Scratch I don't see one. So I open it up again and there it is in plane sight. BEAUTIFUL! Very creative and clever. You did an excellent job!
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hah! Thanks. :D I appreciate that. Very nice of you to say. <3
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GIMME-SOME-ONIONS Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so very beautiful! I love it!!!  :D
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. ^____^
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:icongimme-some-onions:
GIMME-SOME-ONIONS Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem! :)
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:iconkevin-robb:
Kevin-Robb Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Well worth the 60 hours.
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, very kind. :)
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sweeneykitkat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
The landscape is so beautiful! The colors incredible!
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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:iconfelidaecat:
FelidaeCat Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i love it !!!! *.*
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:iconnikoca:
Nikoca Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
I think it needs to be a DD!
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:iconnikoca:
Nikoca Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
WOW, I've never seen something like this. CAN'T BEILEVE! You're so talented
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
^__^ Thanks. You're very kind. I appreciate it.
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:icongnanaboomi:
gnanaboomi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Oh this is incredible! So much of details! One can keep looking at it and feel awestruck as to "how" can these be created?!! 
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
^__^ Thanks. Very kind of you to say.
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:iconbad0wolf:
Bad0Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Its BEAUTIFUL
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:iconagentwhitehawk:
AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! I adore the lighting, so realistic!
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:iconorinoor:
orinoor Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Gorgeous, wow! I love the dragon and all those tiny details. This may be your best work to date!
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:iconsilvanoir:
silvanoir Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist
There's a dragon?  I wonder to myself, look at the picture.... oh wow how did I not see that?
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! Thanks. ^__^
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Neil-Macleod Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome !! love it :)
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:iconkesarra:
kesarra Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Drab colored ducklings? Who are you and what have you done with bobbie the jean?!
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Initially they were brightly colored but then I realized that in the real world, duckies tend to blend with their surroundings so they do not get eated....... because I'm totally known for being concerned how colors work in the real world XD Lol.
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BananaSplitzel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
this has to be the most amazing piece I have ever seen on DeviantArt. It's so gorgeous and realistic! I just am so amazed!
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Leoliss Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
I like new version. Araffy became less giraffy. And more ducks. Great!
Ah yeah, new colors - eye feast. I changed my mind about your color style.
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DragonPud Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely gorgeous! The detail. man, i swear every time I look back up i see something new!
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OtherworldyFauna Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is incredible!

The details are amazing, the lighting is beautiful, and this whole thing is just MIND BLOWING.

Lovely work <3
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AliyaBloodHeart Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
First I want to say that I love this piece, everything about it really!

The title to me (If I'm correct in assuming) is about taking a leap of faith, or taking a risk to see what is out there what is possible..
I never noticed the Wyrm until I read a couple of comments, but in seeing him now I think I get the feeling that one message could possibly be about the magic of fantasy and creativity and imagination, it sort of reminds me of 'The never ending story' for the point that if we forget our imaginations and fantasies we lose them forever... it sucks growing up for that reason but its nice to know we dont all lose that part of ourselves completely :)

I love all the butterflies by the way ^^ so many and so eye catching, I could look at this piece all day and I bet I could still find something I didnt notice before!
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
^__^ Thanks. :D What a thoughtful comment. :D
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AliyaBloodHeart Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome ^^
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DenaliBlu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013

I think I've fainted. 

 

 

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