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In Homage to Warriors Past by wielderofthewind In Homage to Warriors Past by wielderofthewind
She howls to them so that they know she will not forget. She sounds the call of remorse, honor, and loneliness. She honors them with her gift of a song of tribute and of pain. They run to her on currents of wind and memories that have all but faded into the past. They are from the Revolutionary, Civil, Spanish/American, First World, Second World, Korean, Viet Nam, and Middle Eastern wars. Their coats are almost colorless with the passing of time, but their fangs are well sharpened to perfection...muscles ripple under fur that is decades old...senses are keen, their howls made out of tears and triumph, yet their eyes shine with the same passionate life with which they fought. Death has not stopped them from their duty, for they aid their warrior descendents, their living brothers in arms, with their strength in their times of need on every battlefield. They are the Angels of the Battlefield and live in every heart that remembers them with pride and sound their call in every voice that proclaims "freedom".

Done for all of those of you who serve. Done in the memory of those that have. My voice, my howl, is all that I can offer you in return for a service that never ends. Thank you.

Technical Notes
The red, white, and blue sky was done with watercolors. The ghost wolves were done with prisma color pencils. Wielder, the wolf in the foreground was done with micron pen and prismacolor markers because she is not the focus of the piece. I wanted her to be simple in design compared to the fallen soldiers that are far more detailed.
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Kwonpacalypse Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
nice buncha ferocious wolves, love that lol, checkout my work
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WhiteFireFox Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
i love it it has alot of hours put into it i know how that is you must have gotten realy frustrated some times.
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WolfwithGlasses Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
your artwork is amazing.
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LittleWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
After seeing this, made me think of my friend, I was in tears. Not a bad thing but good. I'll have to commission you sometime to do a militar one of my friend and I together from when we were in ROTC. Very beautiful. An automatic fave.
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wolffire Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
D'aww, my brother is in Iraq.. Except.. he isn't dead o-0 Well, he's dying of boredom, from what he says. We just got some computer game from Best Buy we're supposed to ship back out to him. He'd be lost without his laptop :-P
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basakward Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005  Professional Filmographer
My! What remarkable skill in rendering and design! Your color choices are wonderful as well! Wonderful piece!
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Ayloud Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004
*ahem* i ment
NIFTY!
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Ambyyr Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004   Writer
The entire work is beautiful dear. I enjoy the colors and the red wolf in the right corner, I like how you structured her, very creative. Another favorite! Very nice job! *Smiles*
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Ayloud Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004
Nify!
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PlatinumDragonART Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004
Good work!
Another favorite to my list!
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I am going to watch you now!
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