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Reach For The Light by wielderofthewind Reach For The Light by wielderofthewind
Moar Balto and Humphrey because I love them. Write/draw cartoon wolf slash and carry on.

Sketched on parchment paper and colored in Photoshop CS3.
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MischiefLong Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
I love this couple. Balto has always been one of my favorites. I have always loved Humphrey since alpha and omega first came out. Even more so with my new found love for Humphrey's voice actor; Justin Long.
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FrostbackCat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Do Jenna and Kate next LOL or Aleu and Lily. Or Steele and Garth. Hell do them all, why stop here? LOL
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PatchestheCalico Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Ooh very nice! :D
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Artist
From the way Balto's laying that paw on Humphrey's tush so coyly, it looks like he's about to reach for something other than the light... ;P
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ImageEditor Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
<font><font>Beautiful</font></font>
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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guardian-of-moon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ohhh didn't know you drew some slash here and there. :) *carrying on*
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I generally don't draw or write a lot of slash, but I do lurve Balto and Humphrey.  lol
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FranThePan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a fab drawing! :D Love the traditional look to it, the poses, shading and how the colourful background is a little box is very effective. :) Only thing is not quite ready to accept these kind of cartoon characters having 'bits', yet. :P
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!  Lol, I'm a traditional media artist for the most part, so I guess my digital just kind of looks like that by habit.  Box backgrounds are my favorite to work with because it's such a challenge to get the background and the characters to look like they work together with that framed space. 

As for the bits, yeah, I was kinda weird about including the sheath at first, but I figured if Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron could do it, so could I.  Really, I just got tired of people thinking my main OC was male just because she wasn't super femme, so I decided, fine, Imma throw sheaths on the males, and now tell me my sheathless woof looks like a guy.  So, I guess over the years, it's just become easy for me.  Totally respect your view though.
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FranThePan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fair enough! :D
Keep up the good work. B)
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lionpaw182 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
thats awesome
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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lionpaw182 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
dats ok
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Mahlattu Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Your style continues to amaze me :heart: Beautiful drawing!
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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followingseas Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Further, anatomically, Balto appears a bit more endowed than would be considered even remotely realistic...fictional character or no.
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LyricalLycaon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Feeling a bit inadequate compared to the Doggie eh?
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followingseas Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Not hardly.
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummmm, not that I really want to go to far into depicting as tastefully as possible anatomically correct male dogs in a cartoony fashion, but have you ever had a fluffy yet lanky and wolf breed of dog?  I do, and without too much research into that part of the anatomy of said dog, yeah, that's about how it looks.  Any other way you'd like to express your anger and resentment about how I DARE to pair Balto with another male dog?
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followingseas Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
"Anger and resentment".  lol  Are you really that much of a freaking idiot that you cannot recognize the difference between a simple observation versus either "anger" or "resentment", neither of which is evident in what I typed?

God, I continue to be amazed at the boneheaded stupidity and hypersensitivity among immature little fangirls on deviantArt. ROFL
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naravox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Dude, shut up already. Take a break from the internet, you definetely need it.
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I highly doubt you'd have bothered to comment on the size of the dog's sheath had it been Jenna in Humphrey's place.  You say that you don't denounce homosexuality as long as it is applied to appropriate characters.  Such stringent and simple rules you apply to a complex system which is sexuality amongst mammals.  I think you'd be better off attacking the fact that Humphrey would have to get in a DeLorean with Marty in order to have his little tryst with Balto in the first place.  Then you wouldn't have had to "lower" yourself by talking about the size of dog bulge and a homosexual relationship between two fictional characters.
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followingseas Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
You are deeply emotionally disturbed, kiddo.  And clearly have a profound persecution complex.  Not all that uncommon for a fan artist, really. 
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How lucky I am to have you here on my therapist's day off to play Hannibal Lecter with me!  Rest assured, all your EDUCATED and WELL RESEARCHED and KNOWLEDGEABLE opinions about me and my mental health and personality traits are being well considered on this end.  In fact, I'm taking notes.  Oh Blessed Virgin Mother, I think I might be reformed!  I-Is that what you wanted to hear?  Or maybe it's just one of my multiple personalities who has a "must please dickish would be authority type figures" complex saying that.  After all, dissociative personality disorder does fall under the realm of emotional and mood disorders, so that would make sense, right?  Oh, that's the bane of being this fucked up, you just never know when you're REALLY on the road to recovery...

I guess we'll know when and if I upload more Balto and Humphrey artwork.  Would you be watching for it?  Would you be that utterly concerned for my well-being?  If so, how kind.
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followingseas Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
:rofl:  This is better than I ever thought.  
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed!  I am nothing if not a born entertainer *bows*.
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followingseas Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
I am sorry, but I don't see this.  And I personally think that there ought to be a limit to how far someone would go in fan shipping.  Turning two definitely heterosexual characters, from two different childrens' animated movies, into homosexual ones is, I think, in bad taste.  This is not a diatribe against homosexuality, but one of respecting the characters as they are, and using some common sense in fan shipping.

I realize also that fans and artists have different tastes and sexual orientations.  There is no condemnation in that either by me.  And the art style itself is very, very nice.  But a strong criticism of this sort of thing?  Better believe it.  And I don't apologize for that (though I expect the litany of callous and inane abuse because I was willing to post this...even THOUGH I have been respectful to the artist).
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wolfbeast Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[trollfood] If you don't want to see it, don't watch it -- just stop complaining about someone putting skill, time and effort into their art. [/trollfood]
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't see where you think you've been respectful.  If you had just come by and said, "eh, not my thing, not into gay fan 'shipping', but whatevs, that would have been respectfully sharing your opinion.  But you are going on a full on, albeit short, diatribe about policing people's fanwork which is bullcrap.  People can damn well do as they please and if you don't like it, there should be a little back button up there at the type of your browser that will get you away from artwork you don't like.  I'm not demonizing Jenna or the original plots of the movies, and Jesus, this is just all in fun, so I don't see where you think this comment was even warranted.
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followingseas Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Ah...so much for the mature response.  lol

Actually, Ms. Thing, those characters are copyrighted intellectual property of both Universal Studios and Lions Gate.  So people can't "damn well do as they please".  lol

And no, nothing I typed constituted a "diatribe".  Learn the definition before you misrepresent someone's statements, genius: dictionary.reference.com/brows…

In other words:

di·a·tribe [dahy-uh-trahyb]
(noun) a bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism

Okay... Moving on now...
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well then I suppose people should refrain from drawing any fanart from either movie that isn't a direct copy of screenshot, right?  See, I'm all about fairness, and I believe that if you are going to say that one interpretation of a "what if" extended universe is wrong, we should just throw it out altogether.  I'm not claiming either character as my own creation, so I don't see as where I've disrespected Universal Studios or Lions Gate and their claims to their own creations.  You are the one who is acting immaturely.  I've found plenty of fan pairings from a multitude of fandoms that I don't particularly find appealing, and I haven't bitched out a single creator of said fan work.  I've simply hit the back button on my browser and gone about my day in relative bliss.  Frankly, my own opinion about fanwork is not worth debating SINCE IT DOESN'T MATTER.  People can create as they please, and if it makes them happy to share their stories with people who like them, who am I to strike them down?  Apparently you have a bit of megalomania and believe that you should be able to shove your precious little opinion in everyone's face because it's oh so wise and oh so relevant.  Well, it's not.  I don't care about your opinion, and if you continue to share it with me after this, I'll just block you.

Yes, honey, it was a diatribe.  A short one without flourish, but it was a diatribe.  Obviously since I DARED to draw something that you don't agree with, I deserve to be denounced instead of simply ignored.  It was a diatribe, and you wasted it on me.  Good job.

Now I suggest you go about your day and find some Balto fanart you agree with.  Looking at my stuff is obviously just going to get you all upset.
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followingseas Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
No no, honey.  It was not a diatribe.  I told you, you will really need to learn the difference and learn how communication works. 
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmmmm, maybe I was wrong when I described you as having some sort of megalomania complex.  Maybe you really think you're doing the world some good with your opinions...maybe you're more like a fanfiction/fanart Moses trying to lead his people to the promised land.  GODDAMN ME for worshiping false idols in the form of bad character 'shipping and enjoying such terrible sins!  I see now, you were only trying to help me.  Alas and Alack but I believe I am nonredeemable.  Might as well go ahead and consider me a pillar of salt outside the outskirts of the burning Gomorrah, friend, there is no help for me. 
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LyricalLycaon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Just ignore him completely. I don't know if you have had previous arguments with him, but he is well known from other sites for ragging at the most meaningless details and drilling into you till you yield. A Lost cause of a bitter old man (literally speaking).

Incredible piece of art by the way! Even tho I am not so much into gay shipping, this looks both incredible and heartwarming.

Kudos!
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no, this one is a new one, but definitely not my first interaction with this "breed" of internet kid.  Thanks for the heads up though.  I appreciate you taking the time to tell me.

Thanks so much for liking the artwork and sharing your opinion respectfully at the same time.  I really really appreciate it.
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Chris-1233 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
YAY moar Balto and humphrey! my fave crossover couple now XD
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, glad you like it!
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Chris-1233 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
^^ i hope to see more :3 
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lordnightshadow Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
words cannot describe this :O
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummmm, thanks...I think?...
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lordnightshadow Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
it was a compement sorry about the face i had hoped it would be the shocked face
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, it's okay, I wasn't offended just confused!  Thank you!
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lordnightshadow Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
no problem
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Huskypawz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning work:D I don't usually like pictures like this but you made them look really cute~ And jeez the background is just awesome:la:!
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.  I totally respect your opinion on gay shipping and such.  Thanks for stating it respectfully.  I am glad you're able to appreciate the art thoguh.
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Huskypawz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome^^ 
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KibbaSan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Artist
this is so awesome :heart:
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wielderofthewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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KibbaSan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Artist
You're welcome
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