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In Memoriam by DarkIceWolf In Memoriam by DarkIceWolf
Memorial commission for Coaldog of FA.
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Given 2013-03-08
In Memoriam by ~DarkIceWolf has such a deep impact of raw, untempered emotion. A beautiful piece to sit back and admire for what it represents. Anyone can sympathize with the loss of many. ( Featured by KovoWolf )
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Featherstripeeeeee Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my gosh. This is a true masterpiece. Captures that sadness emotion. I wish to one day be like you! :D

I just can't get over that detailed emotion of the face. Probably the first thing that attracted me other than the graves.
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TygerStryke Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
anyone else notice the vague ghosts in the fog in the background?
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Duckydog197 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
hunger games flashback
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Maykera Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwws so emotional Llama Emoji-47 (Pretty Please) [V2]  hear dud have a hug Hug 
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OlderLocoBoy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
like what happened in helica idaho
this reminds me of the lost [link]
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oldblueford Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes me think of this song, tones of sorrow, yet the pride of the spirit [link]
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duzetdaram Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Just beautiful
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OutBack-Art Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great detail! Love it! :D Did you use a Wacom?
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AugusRlz Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
FALSE, WOLVES CANT WEAR CLOTHES.
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DarkIceWolf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Ahhh but see this is an odd colored husky :B, huskies can do whatever their fluffeh butts want. XD
:P
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Demon-Rebirth Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013   General Artist
This comment made my day XD
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Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A truly emotional piece... I think it speaks to everyone because we can all relate one way or another.
Grats on the DD; it's completely well-deserved! :squee: :heart:
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suyuku-san Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Writer
awww poor Coaldog... :( it's almost like WW2 all over again where a solider is left all by himself when all of his friends were lost in the war...
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CheshireProductions Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is really a beautiful piece of art
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Karinta Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing anthro. It transcends the boundaries of anthro and human and sits among the most emotional pieces on dA.
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow..... excellent job... very emotional and thoughtful.
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jadesyn Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
one thing to say wow....
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bite-yer-face Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Beautifully done.
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD - amazing details and colors
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forbravery Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Writer
Aww :(
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SpunkyxXKittyXx15 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist
I come from an area where things like this happens all the time, so to see that someone else besides us cares about these kinds of things is such a heartwarming thought. From everyone in Kentucky, we thank you.
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Gab1231 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... (sniff)
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Rajani-Blake Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful
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PennyWereSkunk Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So sad, a wonderfully conveyed piece.
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ubermagen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oo god job getting featured <3 awesome work
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JAFNOVA Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful work! :)
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ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
This is a very powerful and emotional piece.
The dark and dull colors used added to the mood of this drawing and made it even better.
Congratulations on the well deserved DD!
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17BloodWolf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i love this, it's so beautiful
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lavandel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sure to teach anybody who doesn't like "furries"--for whatever reason--to think twice. It's beautiful and without a doubt deserves that DD C:
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Kira-Tobu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
And as a counter point. I feel I would like this picture more if it wasn't a furry.
Though it is of course up to the artist and I'll respect their decision.
I don't personally relate to furries, I find them quite silly (Seeing sonic fan art will do that to you)

And I also feel like you can't put as much emotion into a wolf's face as you can a man's.
(Though the artist did do a good job)

So... TL;DR.
It's nice artwork, but it's not going into my favorites because personally, it's not "Powerful" to me, because it's too close to the realm of fantasy rather than reality.

(If you're reading this DarkIceWolf, I hope I haven't offended you, it's nice art, just not my cup of tea)
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lavandel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You make good points, and I understand. After all, subjectivity is really at the heart of art!
I guess what I meant to say was that this piece can debunk a lot of the hate around furries, like the stereotype that they're all just "furry porn" and "yiffing" and yeah like Sonic fanarts too... It proves that it doesn't have to be like that.
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Kira-Tobu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Yeah exactly :)
While I suppose that's true. I'm sorry to say that the bad side of your fandom (Yiffers, Obsessives, Fursuits)
Are very vocal. so they don't paint a great picture.
But yeah, my best friend is a furry. so I do understand how they're just normal people.
But still, I'm not a huge fan of any fandom that treats it like part of who they are (Making connections between gay pride and furry pride)

Ugh this comment sounds really hateful, I don't mean it to be. so I'll stop talking now.
I just want to say that I've seen some stupid furries, and they annoy me (Like a guy insisting he has the spirit of a wolf, and bestiality is fine, despite many cases of bestiality hurting the animal)

So yeah, thank you for giving me a thoughtful and decent answer, sorry if mine isn't quite the same, I'm quite opinionated at times.
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MissPinks Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i agree. i have nothing against furries and they can draw what they want etc etc. just whenever i look at furry art i just...think it looks silly and i cant take it seriously.
i dont really consider it fantasy either idk
i also dont want to offend the artist, they are obviously very talented but im just seconding this comment here. just because you may like a piece doesnt mean people who dont like that style should "think twice"? the quality of a peice doesnt make the actual style more valuable/invaluable. people are allowed to draw what they want just as much as people are allowed to have the freedom to choose what they like/dislike.
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Audball08 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Out of all the ideas that have come out of my head, I've never thought of something like this.
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OutBack-Art Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great pice! Love teh detail heer! :D
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Broadshore Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
En Memorum... *bows head*

Great piece! Powerful piece you have done here DarkIceWolf.

Your shading and tones really adds to the factor of Sorrow and pain. Great job!
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mineskinz Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing truly amazing
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done looks very nice and touching.
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Zmaj-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In all honesty, I can't really describe what I'm thinking, watching this picture. It's full of emotion. Many tears were shed over graves filled by war.
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MarinaNeira Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
This has nothing to do with war, though. Those are miners' helmets. The commissioner's version has a detailed description. [link]
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Zmaj-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I see. I read it. May they rest in peace. I probably forgot about that because I'm not in America.
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD!
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SparkStone Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Awesome!It is really amazing. Good work!^^
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The-Lighted-Soul Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So much feeling, good work!
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FoxGoddess44 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, all i can say, amazing
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joptopia Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
nice but also touchinh
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PsychoPaw Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really beautiful work.
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MissingNoGhost Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
His emotion is portrayed so well; He has lost so many friends...
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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random-drawer-person Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't normally like anthro but this is amazing. Well done. ^^
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