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Wendigo Moon by vladimirsangel Wendigo Moon by vladimirsangel
Made for "Let it snow" contest [link]

Riven, my Wendigo, in his winter coat in the snowfall under the moon. Even nasty things can be cute when they're asleep.

Watercolour paint, pencil and indian ink for the tiny details, Photoshop for the finished layout.
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methowwolf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute! In reality, this monster is REALLY freaky.
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vladimirsangel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou! That's exactly the combination of cute and freaky I was going for :)
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Cirprius Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a very cute picture, you did a great job with the background. The details of the bones sticking out of the snow is a great addition to the picture.
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vladimirsangel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou very much. My backgrounds are my area for improvement this year so I'm glad I made a good start. And he just looked too cute for a Wendigo - so I had to add the bones in to make sure there was a visual clue :D
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Cirprius Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Backgrounds are a great area to focus on! And yes, he IS very cute for a Wendigo, but he is also a successful carnivore. :)
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treeant Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student
nice
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vladimirsangel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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TheWolverineCello Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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vladimirsangel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou very much :)
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TheWolverineCello Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
:)
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very good composition with the moon in the centre where your eye is drawn to first . and the hils and the trees draging your eyes to the centre, to the Wendigo.

The picture is a whole piece of art :)
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vladimirsangel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou very much :) I'm really happy you liked it and thankyou for taking the time to describe what you liked!
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're piece deserved it :)
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MigBird Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Is it Riven as in river, or Riven as in how an Australian would say "raven?" :3
I have to agree with JayaLaw, he looks awfully cuddly, for a ferocious man-eating cryptid of mayhem at least.
But then you notice the bones and you retreat before your hand ever deals out any pats.
Really, the whole composition just says "soft" to me. Riven, the snow, the lighting, it all looks very gentle.
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vladimirsangel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You do know that you inspired a perfectly ordinary Brit (hah!) to stand in front of the bathroom mirror on a Sunday morning trying out really poor Australian accents, don't you?

It's Riven as in river, by the way. And I liked the idea of putting something so generally nasty into a nice pretty Christmas-card setting. Hence the bones. Glad it worked :)
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3D-Fantasy-Art Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous composition on this one, awesome-girl! :D
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vladimirsangel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou very kindly, awesome-lady :D
Look, I painted actual trees!
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JayaLaw Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aww, he's so cute. What is he like when awake?
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vladimirsangel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh. He LOOKS cute... :) Well, he's a Wendigo. They're not generally speaking very nice. He enjoys luring people into the wilderness and then eating them.
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JayaLaw Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, that's right; I forgot about that part. He could be like Dexter, though, only eating "bad" people.
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vladimirsangel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A socially philanthropic Wendigo: I love it!
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JayaLaw Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Maybe if he's voiced by the cat from Coraline, that would seal the deal. Could be a thrilling story.
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