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Desperation by CristinaPenescu Desperation by CristinaPenescu
"Desperation"
Wolf
Scratchboard & Airbrush, 16x20

This piece was inspired by a number of things, most importantly the recent 2009 open season on wolves in the United States. Is this wolf crying out in defiance? Anger? Anguish? You decide.

This piece has been shortlisted for the DSWF "Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010" exhibition and has been sold.
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Given 2010-04-08
I have to admit, countless suggestions pertaining to various interpretations of this self-same subject have come my way, and this piece, Desperation by *CristinaPenescu, is the first where I was truly wowed. Clarity is bursting at the seams here, where almost every clump and wisp of hair seems magnified and sharpened, the entire image bathed in a penetrating spotlight... simply impeccable. ( Suggested by Cacodaemonia and Featured by snowmask )
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Samaioka Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want a tattoo when i get older that tells a story about me…I want this to be part  of the design Love La la la la Heart Worship 
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GirlWithACatAsAHat Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I did a scratch board project in art class recently and this image was on of the examples my art teacher used. I love it so much, so much emotion in what seems like so little.
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Samaioka Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm starting scratchboard and you've inspired me so much! Keep being awesome!
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FoxyPika Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly amazing. The dark background fits really well with the emotion, too.
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SilverGriffinflare Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wolves are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
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Foxxmaster Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Damn this is nice. Fav.
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KemikLy Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Stunning.
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iNSaNiTYDragon2000 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Artist
Rawr
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RockinCountry Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's not a photo?! :o
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WightCoyote Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
This has been one of my most favorite pieces since I can remember. I see it stolen so often and it makes me furious every single time. All of your work is absolutely mind blowing, your ability to capture things as realistically as you do in incredible. Every piece of yours is a masterpiece and could be featured in any of the "wildlife artist" exhibits around the world. I wish you the best and I hope you never stop making art! <3
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kingkevlar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am starting to do scratchboard and your work is very inspiring. :)
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DeVilleLover Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
This is absolutely stunning Clap  great work Love 
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shandriii Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
whaou thank
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Redbuck Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student
Oh my gosh..... beautiful. Stunning. Gorgeous. Heartwrenching.
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Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you ever sell a print of this?
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CristinaPenescu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I have prints of this available through my publisher, The Greenwich Workshop. :) Please visit their website at www.greenwichworkshop.com for more information on how to order prints :)
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lill-san Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
wow this is awesome! skills! :))
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kmnfive Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
wow
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warpeddesire Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Amazing highlights. I don't think I've ever seen them done so well in scratch board.
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mirikul Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic amazing... no words to describe it!
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Vibrania Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
The howl is for all of us. Well done, you handle your craft well. Good on ya
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Vampire-KnightRP Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This.... Is absolutely beautiful. I have seen a number of wolves on DA, but this really stands out. You can catch the mood in the pic as clearly as if you were standing right there beside the wolf. You can almost feel the rain *^* Amazing work.
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Kaguetora Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Again, it's a beuiful piece!
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VigilantMeadow Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! After having just worked with scratchboard for my first time, I find your piece even more incredible!
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SilverFang600 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
holy s*** did you draw this!!! :wow:
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NatsumeWolf Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
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they didnt credit you :/
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UncleAnkle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Fantastic! Love it!
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Yaolin-Yaolin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Impressive!
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whispertalktome Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
O M G *.*
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LeitimBR Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have words to express how this painting touched me.
Thank you.
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BluSwam Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
This one is better than amazin :)
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Franwing Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
VERY VERY GOOD
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sdographics Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Awesome!!! I do scratchboard as well so I know the work that went into this piece. Beautiful!
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xmaydayxparadex Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This image speaks emotion that breaks my heart :') I love this
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imke14 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this really took my breath away :wow: this is beautiful!
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cantas78 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great job on this...i did something similar today :)
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crystal-wolves Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Featured your piece here [link] in my DA journal.
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Pengvin-Masha Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
это просто потрясающе!!!!! прям проникает в душу и чувствуешь "крик",пронизывающий тебя насквозь!!! нахожусь под огромным впечатлением))) вдохновляет....
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keturahw Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful piece
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cassandra667 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
an amazingly beautiful piece. i love it.
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3alaawi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant drawing with lots of emotions in it. When I first found this I always thought it was a digital drawing due to the level of detail on it, but you've posted it in the traditional art section so :O. I've made my own copy of this here [link] I put your link in the description please let me know if theres any other linking I'm supposed to be doing (I'm new). Thanks for the picture, I really enjoyed drawing it out, not quite as good though :D
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Saddust Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Darkness, sadness, lonelyness... Excellent.
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AlexandrBerk Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Real wolf) Great work.
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3RiiN Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:wave: Your lovely work has been featured here: [link] :heart:
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Darkend-Blood Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
:love:
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xcho20 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
amazing work!:)
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Shekhina Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!
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ShiVira Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is soooo beautiful, the feeling comes off it in waves. and i love the look of the hair sticking together from the rain.
it is simply beautiful
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ebummblebee Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
a great dark wolf
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Adrytl Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful
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