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Jonny Appleseed Helps the Wolf by Shadow-Wolf Jonny Appleseed Helps the Wolf by Shadow-Wolf
I haven't uploaded anything for a month, so I thought I'd finally post this children's book illustration I did for class last semester. This is Jonny Appleseed helping bandage the wolf's leg after finding him in a hunter's trap. The wolf then becomes his traveling companion!

I painted this entire thing in gesso and payne's gray acrylic before glazing color (also in acrylic) over it. It was my first time trying the technique. I think it was successful in creating ground and environment textures, but I'm not pleased with the way the wolf looks. I like Jonny's face though, I should paint more humans. =)

Sorry for my absense! I'm in a bit of an art lull, but I wanted to share some stuff that's been sitting around with you anyway.

Copyright to Katie Hofgard
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fireworkpup1 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
johnny appleseed... (sigh) thats a true legendary hero...
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p-sami Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
good
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Awww, cute!
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Rosenezz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing~ You're a really good artist :3


I'm related to Johnny Appleseed :3
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Gunjo141 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Nice.
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LoserDoge Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
ahhhwww !
so cute
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DelhiK Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an amazing rendition of Johnny Appleseed. I absolutely love it. He looks so kind in it!


Fun fact: Johnny Appleseed was buried in the city I live in. That's probably why I'm so into his story. He's like a celebrity to me, and you captured him beautifully!
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CTB-36 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This could never happen in real life... But that's what makes it so cool! Gotta love fantasy :D You did a wonderful job on this. :nod:
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HeatherBarrons Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
This makes me smile... and I can't even explain why. I love it.
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GuephRen Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Student General Artist
I would be happy if I could do what Jonny Appleseed all day long. Good picture!

GuephRen
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FiftyForty Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008   Filmographer
I love the guy's face. I agree, you should paint more humans. I like the whole piece a lot overall, it's very nice.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
More humans to come then! I hope that they will eventually be as well received as my anthro work. ^^
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FiftyForty Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Filmographer
Yay! I'm sure they will. They probably already are. All your art is pretty awesome!
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Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww very cute! XD hehe great job!
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nikkiZorra Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
I like the new technique you described; I think it adds depth. Also like your portrayal of Johnny Appleseed. Slightly eccentric, but goodhearted.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you! ^^
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bonanniversaire Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
What a nice guy!
Really like the way it is drawn with a little white left on the edges. Looks like something out of a storybook.
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spookowl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
I love the wolf's expression and the BG is beautifully done =D
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Snowdrift-69 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Oh my lawdy this is so cute! :D You put sooo much time and detail in your images; it amazes the hello outta me! :hug: Great job!
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, thank you! ^^
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ruscfox Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Here it is woohoo!

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:iconshadow-wolf:
Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, that's so awesome! XD
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botchiball Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
hehe, nice pic : ). hows that song go? something about 'here comes johnny appleseed?' or i'm being dillusional..
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think I remember the song actually. XD I think there is a song, you're not dillusional. (yet)
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gudruna Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
wow, everything about the picture is wonderful :)
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glassie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
What a sweet iillustration.

I think the wolf is beautiful. Has so much personality and the posing is so perfect.

The background is stunning. Its very life like is a stylized way. If that makes since. ^__^''
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Katiria-the-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like his face expression, he seems to be a good person with a golden heart :nod:
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gaelicwolf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Student
Blahhh and then the wolf gets shot. :(
Hehehe...great picture; sorry to spoil the ending.
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Wolfsjal Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Lovely. :3
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Armonis Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Crazy hippies.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
haha! XD
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Armonis Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
:P I'm glad you thought that was funny. Nice work, btw.
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FlockofFlamingos Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Aaw, how sweet. =)
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Nook-Ookami Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008   Digital Artist
I love the detail and expressions. n.n
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dwuff Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
awww, look at that face! Both of them ^^
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Artslavist Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it- its very sweet and I love the way it was colored -
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tamiveldura Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this image, there's so much detail! I'm not sure why you don't like the wolf, it's great! The expression is wonderful.
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leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
First time trying a new technique? Looks pretty great on my end! :clap:
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Hathien603 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
I love this, The expressions are really lovely :heart: And the scenery is beautiful, Love Jonny's clothing and his pan hat to the side!
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yay, you noticed the pan hat! =D Thank you!
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Hathien603 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Lol Sure did!
And you're welcome!
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cheshiresphynx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh this makes me happy! When I was little one of my favorite stories was Johnny Appleseed :D :heart: Awhh the expression in this is lovely, he looks so kindly!
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Krakena-sempai Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
the wolf looks a bit more like a dog than a wolf, but the colors are amaing and the xpressions are to die for
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yvilmonster Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
Awesome! great use of colour, emotion, composition, everything! I love this!!
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HowlingWolfSoul Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute:D
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Shadows-dragon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Awwweeee, it's soo sweet!
I love the expressions (not quite sure what this hairless beast is doing to me but okay...vs...Poor little wolfie)
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talbona Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
This is gorgeously done. I've alywas been partial to the tales of Jonny Appleseed, they were my favorite when I was younger :3
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becca632 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
great job! i love the wolf's expression. :)
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iishima Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Student
wow i really love this :]
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