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Dogs of War by FleetingEmber Dogs of War by FleetingEmber
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A wolf anthro character as a soldier in ww2, fighting on the beaches at Normandy.

This one took me a bit too long to finish. But i'm happy with the result :D
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:iconsuicuneluver:
SuicuneLuver Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gives true meaning to the words 'Devil Dog' :salute:
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:iconadreos:
Adreos Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did a good job. And nice way of making an old phrase literal.
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:iconanimewzza121:
AnimeWzza121 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
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:iconhawkeaglewolf:
HawkEagleWolf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
That's pretty freaking epic. :D
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Alice-etc Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
W.O.W :heart:
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:iconcyndardragon:
Cyndardragon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You drew these anthros and the whole scenery so well...I'm speechless! :iconiloveitplz: I wish I could draw anthros like you ;_;
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Wolves-With-Pie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Epic Win.
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:icontrinitite:
Trinitite Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student General Artist
AMAZING detail!
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:icondragonschest:
DragonsChest Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Or a Dog Fight... :lol:
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:iconfleetingember:
FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   General Artist
Lol!! Definitely!! :D
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:iconbobfishalmighty:
BobfishAlmighty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Literal dogs of war>
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:iconfleetingember:
FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   General Artist
Oh my god, that's such a good title name. Totally changing it :D
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:iconbobfishalmighty:
BobfishAlmighty Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I feel special ^_^
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:iconvalamd:
ValaMD Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job! I like the dynamism of this piece! :D
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:iconfleetingember:
FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   General Artist
Thank you! That's what i went for :)
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:iconvalamd:
ValaMD Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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khelledros Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
makes me wonder what the germans would look like hehe, awesome as always friend : D
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:iconfleetingember:
FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   General Artist
Hmmm, some one suggested cat anthros, but i like cats =P
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:iconkhelledros:
khelledros Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
hehe yeah that would be funny XD
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Kingpin2007 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nicely done. Though I still think an anthro wolf would be wearing boots in a war. boots would be shaped to suit their feet, sure, but they WOULD be boots. Can't imagine how walking on wood splinters, smashed glass, tangled barbed wire and stray bayonets would be like if they're barefoot, even WITH pads on their toes :P
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FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   General Artist
Veeerry, very good point. I didn't think that through =P Whenever i think of anthros, i always think of Morrowind where the Argonians and Khajit's feet were angled like this, and as a result, they weren't permitted to wear shoes. If i think about it though, i pretty sure there'd be some sort of specially designed footwear for them!
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GZLsarah Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Ya know, if you drew humans in this instead of wolves, I bet you could earn a lot of money :D
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:iconfleetingember:
FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   General Artist
Humans are my next step. I want to work my way up slowly. I've done animals, now i feel better with anthros. Now it's onto humans someday soon :D
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GZLsarah Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Cool!
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CrimzonLogic Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student General Artist
woah, neat. I think it could use a bit more shadow, though. Especially on the ground where the paws and metal touch.
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IceDragon64 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Possibly.
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:iconfleetingember:
FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   General Artist
Yeah, it think you're right. I wanted to keep the contrast lighter, but you are right, a bit more shadowing couldn't have hurt :) Thank you :hug:
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Bowser81889 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, my dad was watching an old documentary on the Military Channel about Normandy three days ago. :iconrollerplz:

Pretty sad time, that was. Kind of eerie seeing animals take the soldiers' places and actually seeing a dead one back there in the background...but hey, you captured something that was all too real. Needless to say you went gritty and realistic for this one, successfully replicating that wartime feel. Excellent detailing in the different textures and poses; when you set your mind to it, you can illustrate anything.

Keep it up. :)
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FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   General Artist
It was a sad time. To be honest, i remember studying WW2 at school, but my teachers were never very good, and my family weren't into history much either, so as a result, my knowledge of history isn't very great. It's only been the past year that i've wanted to change things, and find out about all the things i should know. This commission gave me the perfect chance to go over the Normandy invasion and find out more about it.

And thank you. The commissioner asked for a dead guy in the background, and i thought it'd really add to it, if one of the dead guys was actually a medic, to show how there really was no mercy. It was very interesting to do this piece, as i learnt a lot, mainly about perspective and vanishing points, and also adding that gritty, textured feel. So i'm very glad as i was chosen for this commission.

And i will :) :hug:
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Bowser81889 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, now that you're on your own...it gives you that opportunity to explore history whenever you can, whenever you want to. In your spare time, it's good to gain a little bit of insight into different parts of history and the people who made it. I do that sometimes myself, if I get bored.

No problem at all, from the details you provided it sounds as if you did his concept justice. :)


Good to hear. :hug:
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KittyStardraco Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
whoa this looks awesome
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dadona777 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
wow very nice
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TakaHawk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fantastic! The colors, the scene... everything have it looks so realistic. Also draw the character at ww2 has it have a special feel. You love wolfs, right?
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FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   General Artist
Thank you :D :glomp: And yeah, as KP said, it was a commission. But i do like wolves, although i prefer big cats :D
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:iconkingpin2007:
Kingpin2007 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
she MIGHT like wolves. but as she stated, it's a commission. So she is doing it for someone else.
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Griphass Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just love! =o
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dragonrace Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Digital Artist
0.0,super amazing!
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GameFreak38 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Writer
An extremely impressive piece I have to say. It looks quite realistic!
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:iconfleetingember:
FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   General Artist
Thank you so much :) :hug:
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:iconpicasso95:
Picasso95 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow,coooooool! Looks awesome. :+fav:
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