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Timber Song by Tammara Timber Song by Tammara
His song was ancient and pure. The song of the wind and that of the moon.

The spirit of the Wolf resides in my heart
Mostly peacefully, yet ever wild
Running in time to the blowing wind
Dancing in the clouds that drift in the Heavens.
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I did this piece years and years ago. My kids were young and I had no money to buy art supplies. I had four colored pencils (Two were so short that I gave myself blisters on my middle finger trying to hold them) and an odd shaped piece of art paper someone gave me. It's not very good but I thought it showed tenacity for my art. The limited pallet makes me cringe and smile at the same time. I'm sure I will move this to scraps later but wanted to show you. Maybe I'll repaint this sometime. I just got this back from a friend who scanned it for me. It is so large that he had to scan it in 5 different pieces, that I had to reassemble. :giggle:

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SiennaBlue Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such an amazing work of art (doesn't hurt that I'm a wolf fanatic) all on it's own, but the story that goes with it lifts it to an even higher level of excellence.  Such dedication to your art!  :clap:
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Tammara Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Thanks a lot.:love:
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PrinceRyan1998 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your very welcome~! I hope things are going better these days and I wish I could paint like that. Though the only painting I did was in art class. Maybe later in life i can try my hand at painting.
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PrinceRyan1998 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Everything about this picture looks awesome~! The snow, the trees, the Wolves, everything looks so real.
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Tammara Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thank you very much.:)
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czmartin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
wonderful .... it reminds me pictures from my favourite visual artist Karel Zeman,thanks
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WingsFor-Marie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh wow... actually i love the limited pallet, especially the yellow hues on the snow :) Just wondering, what kind of paper did you use?
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist
Don't you dare put this in scraps, this shows your tenacity and skill, and I'm not even a big wolf fan. Faved.
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Tammara Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Thank you very much!:heart:
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CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
I added this wonderful work to my winter journal. Just wonderful work. :holly:
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!! Must have required a lot of patience indeed :nod: Please don't move it to scraps :( It it truly inspirational...
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Tammara Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Yes a lot of patience. Thank you very much.:love:
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Bleed4Love Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Its impressive and beautiful at same time. I'm awed by it. It's more than very good, do repaint it if you're going to get around to it someday!
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Tammara Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Thank you.:heart:
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EmmaVirus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
okay now THAT is impressive.
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:icontammara:
Tammara Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Thank you very much.:heart:
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SilviaFoxfire Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
this is absolutly amazing!
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:icontammara:
Tammara Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Thank you very much.:love:
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blackeststar14 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! ...breath taking...
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Tammara Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Thank you very much.
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blackeststar14 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
deff well deserved!
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ekara Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:wow: amazing pic!
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:icontammara:
Tammara Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Thank you.:heart:
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Student General Artist
With all the color, detail and obviously hard work this deserves to be a DD. :nod: Wonderful. :heart: Can't believe it's colored pencil.
Oh and by the way, DO NOT move this to scraps. This needs to stay in Featured. :)
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Tammara Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Thank you very much.:heart:
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Gorgeous work, the detail is wonderful!
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Tammara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Thank you very much.:heart:
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ZsofiaGyuker Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Simply breathtaking! :)

And the story is so touching :sniff: :hug:
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Tammara Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Thank you very much.:glomp:
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intricate-illusion Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
It looks wonderful nonetheless. :heart:

I love how the snow looks like water, in the colors and the way it flows...
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Tammara Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Thank you.:hug:
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Hillbillygirl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
This is so beautiful. I love the wintery scene. The wolves marching in line, their faces having the look of hunger and power on the, just awesome.

I can just hear the howling being carried in the wind from the packs of wolves trying to communicate with the others.

The detail is so awesome. Truly a piece of art. :)
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Tammara Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Thank you.:heart:
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Hillbillygirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
You are very welcome. :hug: Your work brings much beauty and comfort to me. Thank you for that. :hug:
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Tammara Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
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Hillbillygirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
:hug:
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TheKarelia Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009   Traditional Artist
Impressive piece of work :)
Well done.
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Tammara Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Thank you.:heart:
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TheKarelia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
You´re welcome :)
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theshinyrock Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
:wow: suppper job :clap: :clap:
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Tammara Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Thanks:heart:
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theshinyrock Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
:iconmypleasure: :glomp:
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Flockhart Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
Four color pencils.... and tons of talent. I love this - one of your best :D
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Destiny-Star Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Whoa, I love how they blend in with the birch trees. Great use of color for only four coloured pencils! funny how that works, huh? XD
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Yuk-pac Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I am reason number 442 of why you should NEVER move this to scraps.
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AinuLaire Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
You've been featured :) [link]
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Raishuu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
This is amazingly beautiful and puts me in awe if I think about the conditions it was made in. You've got a great eye for detail and composition and I can't wait to see the rest of your gallery to find out what you can do with more than four different colours :aww:
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ricky4 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Very elaborated image of wildlife! Nice work, should say awesome! :D :nod:
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Koffee-Krazy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow, you did that with only four colors!? Just goes to show that nothing can stop an artist from drawing if they really want to :)
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