Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Allow Me This Solace by MoonsongWolf Allow Me This Solace by MoonsongWolf
There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar.
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
-Lord Byron


An art trade with ~FaceTaiheiyo of her character Kiba Telay. This character has a very sad history, so I thought that I would draw her somewhere very peaceful and relaxing. Everyone needs their own special place, where they can escape from the shame and suffering of the real world.

This did not come out anything like I expected. But that's okay, I like it this way just fine. It's probably mildly inspired by the game Secret of Mana, which I am replaying for the first time in almost fifteen years.

Medium: Gouache

Kiba Telay is © ~FaceTaiheiyo
Artwork is © *MoonsongWolf
Add a Comment:
 
:iconprimaveraxcx:
PrimaveraXcX Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Beautiful!
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Thank you. :)
Reply
:icontursiops33:
tursiops33 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful landscape! Lovely! :+fav:
Reply
:iconmookyloo-old:
Mookyloo-Old Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
your really good at drawing!!
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Aw, thanks! I'm not as good as I would like to be, but I'm working on it. :)
Reply
:iconmookyloo-old:
Mookyloo-Old Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
Reply
:icongreeklegendsarewin14:
beautiful wolf and environment to go with it.
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconsaintwolfofeden:
SaintWolfOfEden Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Wow, That's amazing! The pose of the wolf is so cool(:
I really love your artwork, especially the backgrounds, I never had the patience to draw such detailed and beautiful backgrounds! I hope some day I'll be as good as you (:
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Thanks, I'm glad that you've enjoyed my work! :D Don't worry, everything comes with time and practice. I've been drawing and painting for a long time... but I still want to get better some day!
Reply
:iconsaintwolfofeden:
SaintWolfOfEden Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Welcome! I hope so [: I'm sure you'll get better, but it will be difficult because your art is nearly perfect [;
Reply
:iconjpdoodle:
JPDoodle Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
ohh i just found this after much gallery digging! ;) and i LOVE it!! how do you get the transparency of the birds?! and AMAZING job on the background!!
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
I used very light washes of gouache on the birds! When you thin gouache (or even acrylics) down quite a bit with water, they act like regular watercolours, giving you a transparent effect. I love paints! :D
Reply
:iconjpdoodle:
JPDoodle Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
thanks so much!! ive always wondered how you did that!!
yup! but only when they cooperate!! ;P
Reply
:icondesertricker:
desertricker Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
you love animals:):+fav:
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I do! They're by far my favourite subjects to draw... although I'm trying to work on getting my "human" art up to snuff, too, recently. I've been neglecting them for the longest time, so now they look pretty bad. :lol:
Reply
:icondesertricker:
desertricker Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
:lol:
Reply
:iconkyoshiroginga:
KyoshiroGinga Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
I'm amazed by your gallery :) Especially your backgrounds, they came out so realistic and wonderful. Keep it up with your fantastic work :heart:
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Thanks! I'm glad that you've enjoyed my work. :)
Reply
:iconworld-of-wolves:
world-of-wolves Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
this is so sweet :) The water is really beautiful and the background too. Amazing job !
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Thanks! I'm glad that you liked it. :)
Reply
:iconiduck:
iduck Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Secret of Mana :heart: Lovely background, the waterfall is so relaxing and peaceful. I'd love to be there too :)
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Such a great game, and not a lot of people know about it. I keep hoping for a decent sequel or spin-off to be released... no luck so far, though. Glad that you liked the painting!
Reply
:iconiduck:
iduck Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you tried Secret of Evermore or Seiken Densetsu 3? Those are both related to Secret of Mana. There was another one too but the name has slipped me. Whether or not you find them decent or not is another question =P
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Secret of Evermore is an amazing game! I'm rather sad that it didn't have much of a following (so we probably won't be seeing an updated port of it). It was one of my favourites, though. I loved the music, the graphics, and the alchemy system. I haven't played Seiken Densetsu 3, though. I've heard that there is a fan translation available, but haven't downloaded or played it yet. I had the originator of the series, Final Fantasy Adventure (Seiken Densetsu 1 in Japan) on my Gameboy as a kid, and I really enjoyed that one, too. :)
Reply
:iconiduck:
iduck Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Seiken Densetsu is really cool :nod: Yeah, you'll have to download ZSNES to play it as far as I know, but it's worth it! I just remembered there is Sword of Mana out, and that was really great too. You should check it out :)
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
I loved Sword of Mana! It was a remake of Final Fantasy Adventure on the gameboy, which I played long, long ago when I was a kid. Very nostalgic! :D
Reply
:iconiduck:
iduck Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? Final Fantasy? I thought it was like Secret of Mana... Oh well, there goes that idea :giggle:
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Oh no, it WAS a Secret of Mana game! Square just called it Final Fantasy Adventure because they wanted to capitalize on the popularity of that series.

Silly Square.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconmoonfire-thornessa:
Moonfire-Thornessa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009   Traditional Artist
This is truly beautiful. It seems like such a peaceful place, I'm sure the character enjoys being so relaxed if they've had a terrible past like you said. ^.^
It's got a lot of lovely textures, and you're great at painting backgrounds.
:+fav:
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Thanks! It almost makes me wish any places like this near where I live weren't covered in a mountain of snow this time of year. I'm glad that you liked it! :)
Reply
:iconmoonfire-thornessa:
Moonfire-Thornessa Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
No prob. :)
Mountains of snow sound beautiful to me. :) I think i've only seen snow once or twice in my entire life. ^^;
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
I lived much further south when I was a kid, and we only got a little bit of snow every few years. I LOVED seeing snow then. Now that I live in Canada, there is snow on the ground for four months straight. It is very beautiful! But I get tired of having to go to work in it and shovel it... then, since I live in the city, it starts turning into a greyish sludge from all of the cars and pollution. Blegh.

But, yes, snow is AWESOME if you don't get to see it all the time. :)
Reply
:iconmoonfire-thornessa:
Moonfire-Thornessa Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wow, four months of snow! That sounds amazing. :) Though you're right, I wouldn't want to have to shovel it or drive to work in it. ^^; Greyish sludge? How very christmasy... :P

I live in Australia, so there's hardly any places that snow at all. ^^; I mean obviously it snows in the mountains, but it's a long drive there, and they've mostly been turned into ski resorts. So the snow is all trampled and old instead of new and fluffy. ^^;
Reply
:iconloikuhowl:
loikuhowl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
I really adore your skill to use colors, the tones in this piece are absolutely beautiful but still natural. Such a gorgeus landscape and composition. I can almost hear to voices of the forest and flowing water.
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Thanks! I'm glad that you liked this one. It was very relaxing to paint (and I wish I was there right now instead of trudging through wet, slushy snow every day). :)
Reply
:iconloikuhowl:
loikuhowl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
You're very welcome :)
In which part of Canada you're living? It's strange to hear that the ground wouldn't be covered by dunes of snow, as we're having, since Canada is quite northern country after all. :) (Though I have to admit that the latest winter haven't been as snowy as they used to be [in here either])
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
I live in a major city on the southern border of Canada. We do have lots of snow, but it melts a bit on warm days, and then the cars drive over it, and the snow machines pile it up into big piles... and it's just a complete mess after that! :lol: If you drive a few miles out of the city, though, it's quite beautiful. Lots of thick blankets of snow.
Reply
:iconloikuhowl:
loikuhowl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Ohh I see :D
Reply
:iconanimals2193:
animals2193 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really pretty!!! Excellent Job!!!
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Thanks! :)
Reply
:iconanimals2193:
animals2193 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome!!! LD
Reply
:iconedendari:
Edendari Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
beautiful colors and details
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Thanks! :)
Reply
:iconedendari:
Edendari Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
your welcome :)
Reply
:iconkittensoft:
Kittensoft Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Love the scenery :D
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Thanks! :)
Reply
:iconkittensoft:
Kittensoft Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome :)
Reply
:iconxxxlonely-wolfxxx:
XxxLonely-WolfxxX Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Wow. :heart:
The background is perfect ;-;
Reply
:iconfrostfoot:
Frostfoot Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is pretty! Did you really paint this?
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
November 9, 2008
Image Size
592 KB
Resolution
800×681
Thumb

Stats

Views
11,922
Favourites
993 (who?)
Comments
278
Downloads
166
×