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Near the Golden Mountain by rieke-b Near the Golden Mountain by rieke-b
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Aquarell mit weißer Gouache, 40x30cm.
Ich habe noch nie ein totes Tier gemalt, aber der Tod ist ein wichtiger Teil der Natur. Wölfe sind immerhin Raubtiere und, vor allem im Winter, auch Aasfresser. In den nordlichen Breitengraden kommt es häufig zu Begegnungen zwischen Wölfen und Raben. (Viele Grüße an :iconarcticicewolf: , die mir vorgeschlagen hat, ein Bild mit beiden zu malen. :)

Während ich das Bild gemalt habe, habe ich keine Musik gehört, um die Stille des Winters nachvollziehen zu können.

Das Setting mit dem golden angestrahlten Berg wurde von einer Dokumentation über die Hohe Tatra inspiriert, einem herrlichen Gebirge zwischen Polen und der Slowakei...

Unterstütze den Umweltschutz und erhalte dafür ein tolles Kunstwerk: Ich nehme am internationalen Naturama-Projekt teil! Mehr darüber in meinem neuen DA-Journal: [link]
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Watercolours with white gouache, 40x30cm (about 16x12 inches).
I've never painted a dead animal before, but death is an important part of nature. After all, wolves are predators and, especially in winter, also scavengers. In the Northern hemisphere, wolves and ravens use to meet quite often. (Many greetings to :iconarcticicewolf: who suggested a painting showing both species. :)

While I was painting this, I didn't listen to any music to understand the silence of winter.

The setting with the golden light on the mountain was inspired by a documentary about the High Tatras, a marvellous mountain range between Poland and Slovakia...

Help nature, get a great artwork: I'm taking part in the international Naturama project! See my new DA journal entry here:[link]
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:iconlugia205:
lugia205 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
outsatanding work!~ fntastic job my favorite animal and my favorite season ^_^
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you! Really glad you like it. :)
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:iconlugia205:
lugia205 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
np ^_^
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smile1873 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :D
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IamETOH Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Its good
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Schmengee Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing job!! The details are awesome and the bg is so beautiful!
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) Glad you like it.
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Schmengee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem! :)
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wunderschön! :D
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke schön! :)
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:iconcj-db:
CJ-DB Featured By Owner May 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
:icongreatjobplz:
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:boogie:
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Silver-Raven-Wolf88 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sehr gut gelungenes bild, selten hier jemand deutssprachigen zu finden. mein englisch ist grausam, ohne überseter pack ich des kaum^^.
kannst mein prof ja auch mal durchstöbern.
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ich schreibe meine Bildbeschreibungen jetzt fast immer zweisprachig. :)
:D Danke schön! Freut mich, dass dir das Bild gefällt. :)
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VladmiesserDiVisker Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I could write this in German, but my German writing is pretty crappy, so I'll just write it in English if you don't mind :)

This picture is completely magnificent. You've caught the action perfectly; the raven taking off in panic and the wolf running towards them. The colours seem so simple, and yet the contrast with the golden mountain in the background gives it a much warmer feel. It reminds me of a book that I read when I was a kid, but I can't remember what it was :XD: it was probably one of those picture books...

Anyway, I love this picture, you have great talent :) Instant favourite.
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rieke-b Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D It's okay, my English is quite good.

Thank you so very much for taking your time and writing such a lovely comment. :heart: I'm really glad you like it.
Not all the ravens are in panic, though, some of them still try to protect their food. :D It wasn't easy to find the right positions of all animals. Phew! :)
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VladmiesserDiVisker Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, you're very welcome :D

Yeah it must have taken ages coming up with a position for all the animals :O
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rieke-b Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Luckily, my dad built a "light table" for me. I use it to copy the sketch on the watercolour paper, so that I can change the positions of the characters "last minute". :)
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VladmiesserDiVisker Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm guessing that helped a lot :)
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
it's an excellent an amazing artwork, well done! :clap:
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I put a lot of love into it! :love:
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
:iconpenguinlaplz::iconwelcomeplz:
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Rebelwolf13570 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks great!
Ceep on doing this :D
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I surely will! Thank you! :D
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Blackwolfoffireworks Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, nice watercolor work! Love the sunlight in the background (:
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D So glad you think so!
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:iconblackwolfoffireworks:
Blackwolfoffireworks Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) It's awesome!
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Kenai-Okami75 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done! A pleasure to look at, you balanced everything wonderfully. :)
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ohhh, Thank you so much! Really glad you think to. :blushes:
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SKrieck Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great work. Specially loved the "oh no" face of the wolf in the background. <3
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
I have to admit that I don't know what the expression of the wolf in the background means. Sometimes I just paint something that feels right... ^^;
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VixSky Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! :D
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you very much.
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is just amazing well done i love this one
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:blushes: So glad you like it!
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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SilverFoxWhiskers Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!! :heart:
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it!
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow, so much is going on it's amazing! The sheen on the raven's wings are perfect! The wolf looks like it just wants to play and the one in the background could be annoyed and scolding it. LOL. The golden mountain is great but the colors are so bright it could be a little distracting...I kinda see it first. For a background element that's not always good but it is pretty! :D Amazing painting!
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rieke-b Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww... :blushes: Don't say perfect, perfection is just a matter of perspective. :D
Hehe! You might be right, but I have to admit that I don't know what the wolves really intend to do or what the expression of the one in the background means. Sometimes I just paint something that feels right... ^^;
Sure, the mountain really stands out... Again, I have no explanation. I also can't really judge it myself. :shrug:
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JamJams Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning work.
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lyraleperformer Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
fabulous technique!
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KazeAi7 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good work! :)
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DetectiveSiMunLee Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Beautiful artwork and colours!
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rieke-b Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! :)
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Jerseydays Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconcheerplz:
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niki1313 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's amazing!
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :bow:
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Duzloo Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Klasse Bild, vor allem wenn ich daran denke, dass es viele Geschichten gibt, die Raben als ewige Begleiter des Rudels beschreiben. Ich hab sogar eine Geschichte, in der ein Wolf ausgestoßen wird, selbst zum Nachzügler wird, die Raben dann mit ganz anderen Augen sieht und ihre Geschicklichkeit sogar bewundert.
Später allerdings nimmt die Geschichte eine unerwartete Wendung und das Rudel existiert nicht mehr, der Wolf muss nun für sich alleine sorgen, gründet ein neues Rudel, wird gefangen und von Menschen in einem Flugzeug wegtransportiert. Das Flugzeug stürzt plötzlich ab, er und ein Mensch überleben den Absturz. Beide sind alleine, keine Siedlung weit und breit. Der Mensch lässt den Wolf frei, der schlägt sofort die Richtung zu seinem Rudel ein und läuft. Der Mensch folgt ihm.
Zwischen den beiden entwickelt sich eine einzigartige Beziehung. Und das Ende hat eine große Überraschung in petto.

Garry Kilworth - Fürst der Wölfe

Eines meiner liebsten Bücher.
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ist mir auch schon aufgefallen, dass in ziemlich allen Wolfsbüchern Raben eine gewisse Rolle spielen :)
Beispielsweise auch Das Versprechen der Wölfe von Dorothy Hearst...
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