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Autumn's Blessing by KatieHofgard Autumn's Blessing by KatieHofgard
I'm pleased that once again I've been able to participate in the Werewolf Calendar! My piece is for September of 2013, so I choose a nice fall theme. This piece is a bit of an homage to the area I grew up in the rocky mountains of Colorado, with lovely bright aspen groves in the fall. I had to include my favorite flower as well, the Indian Paintbrush. When the landscape is mostly dark greens and browns, it's so neat to come across one of these striking bright red flowers in the woods. These werewolves, from different packs in the same area, are sealing their bond as mates in a quiet ceremony in the seclusion of the aspen grove.

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Approximately 30 hours
Done in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet
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Kodimarto Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015   Filmographer
Aww, very sweet.:D Great work!!! :):thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
Sherryhill Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful art!
Rocker234 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Cute! :3
ZyloTheWerewolfKing Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
It's beautiful.  They're in love.  Fantastic artwork.
Volinfer Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome and wonderful art <3 Aww 
DarkOzzy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
FreedomSoull Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 ;u;
RainbowRush101 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student General Artist
This is beautiful.
Wolflover443 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats adorible😍
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done looks very nice and sweet. :D
Royle-McCulloch Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
are they both males?
Wolflover443 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No the one with the flowers is a female
Th3Flutt3ringBrush Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
:O :o :O :o *Too amazed to speak* :O
Amyvity Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww. So cute. It reminds me of some leopard anthro characters I made up.
FaustShikari Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS is soooo
methowwolf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww! So cute! Reminds me of two anthro characters I made up!
woozle Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love absolutely everything about this piece. The stark contrast of the black wolves on the golden plants. The trees behind them are beautiful and all the details you put into each leaf are incredible. Beyond being especially pleasing to the eyes, it is really a tender and touching gesture between the two. I love how he's holding her close to him. Beautiful.
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, you're so full of kind words, thank you again! <3
tehuti Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous colors.
cookiecream4me Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! The whole thing's amazing! :happybounce:
MintyHippo000 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
love the background
Shine--Cat Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Digital Artist
I wish I could draw as well as you someday ;u;
grotemeidkit Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
amazing!!! and beautiful!!!
Ahl-Vah-Roh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Sikanako Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cute.. :aww:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
this is beautiful! feel the bond of love.
xXDemonWolfSkullXx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
This is beautiful....:happycry:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
This is too adorable.
LollipopHorizon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Absolutely L O V E the background 8v8
WuskyLuna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nyaw, adorable :3 <3
RavenFeatherAngel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woaaaah, so much detail and this picture conveys so much emotion and gentleness.... And the color-palette suits this pic so much :)
tropicana-banana Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Beautiful use of colour and lovely detail on all the flora in the background :)
scoobky Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Artist
wow this is amazing! the detail is masterful and the lighting superb. i myself am a huge werewolf fan and this pays major respects to that. also the back story is perfect and makes it come to life more, plus this background using Colorado (where you grew up) plants to give it that look perfect choice, i love this pic
Darkstar1013 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail and such a lovey rendering of two matched souls. I can feel the love.
Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
awe inspiring this is truly great
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful! :love:
xenthyl Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Artist
what canvas size do you use for pieces like this?
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
8.5" X 11" at 300 dpi
xenthyl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Artist
thank you for your reply! awesome work. thanks again.
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
CatBeast17 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely spectacular, not just the art, but the background information behind it ;)

I've never lived in Colorado, but I took a vacation to the Rockies there when I was very little. To this day, I can remember it as if it were yesterday. Such a beautiful place it is indeed! :)

Now, about the artwork itself:
What can I say? Those 30 hours you put into this really paid off! The lighting and color is fantastic! You did an outstanding job of balancing out the color so that you easily tell what's what. I also LOVE how you drew sunlight streaming down from the canopy like that, gives this already-great piece of work that much more realism. And the shading!!*shot*
Last, but certainly not least, that splash of red really draws the eye to the picture, in turn, allowing it to wander all over this piece. Smart thinking on your part ;)
Huskypawz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love this:D love autumn^^
kwonshucutie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute!
AshesAndWings Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it! autumn's my fave season too!
DaVolcomQueen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So cute! :) I love it!
Blackwolfoffireworks Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sooo sweet and sentimental. Even the overall color tone adds to the feeling. How adorable, and as always I love how you draw your anthro characters :heart:
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Little-shewolf9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my oh my... love the way it looks so much... Thank you to be a so talented artist ! >_<
*If only knew how to do this to make illustrations for her forum...*
IAmMenty Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a gorgeous fall-themed piece!
This would definitely be a wonderful addition to the Werewolf Calendar! :meow:
Keep making beautiful art~!
FallarRasyre Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Well, your definitely a new artist on my "I love their work" list. It's a simply beautiful and harm-warming image. It brings to mind many bittersweet memories, as often sad as joyful for me. Thank you, very much. Hopefully if I get a job again, and if you allow for commissions then, you could do a image for me.
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