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Lone Wolf by yantotzkie Lone Wolf by yantotzkie
24"x34" Oil on Canvas

The concept came to me as soon as I realized that I am a solitary person by nature. I feel like most people are like golden unicorns and I am a goat with a rainbow beard, but still a goat. Well, I sort of knew that already years ago but because I was young back then (and you know the thing about young people, we have this certain urge to fit in), I tried to push the idea at back of my head. Or maybe I hid it somewhere, under the drawer together with some embarrassing photographs and journal entries from high school.

Lone Wolf (n.) As an animal, a lone wolf is a wolf that lives independently rather than with others as a member of a pack.

In the animal kingdom, lone wolves are typically older wolves driven from the pack, perhaps by the breeding male, or young adults in search of new territory. Many young wolves between the ages of 1 and 4 years leave their family to search for a pack of their own (this has the effect of preventing inbreeding), as in typical wolf packs there is only one breeding pair. Some wolves will simply remain lone wolves; as such, these lone wolves may be stronger, more aggressive and far more dangerous than the average wolf that is a member of a pack. However, lone wolves have difficulty hunting, as wolves’ favorite prey, large ungulates, are nearly impossible for a single wolf to bring down alone. Instead, lone wolves will generally hunt smaller animals and scavenge carrion. Occasionally, a lone wolf will encounter another lone wolf of the opposite sex, and the two may start a new pack.

As a person, a lone wolf is an individual who prefers solitude... or who works alone.

In literature, lone wolves are aloof and emotionally unable or unwilling to directly interact with other characters in the story. A stereotypical lone wolf will be dark or serious in personality; they are often taciturn, and will distinguish themselves through their reserved nature.

-Wikipedia


Well, I can't say that I can fully relate to what Wikipedia has to say, but you know, there are different levels of solitude as there are different kinds of people in this world. I am not an introvert, I just can't see myself that way. I might be a little too introspective and I might think about all sorts of things but I am not lonely. So I guess the term "Lone Wolf" isn't something that has a negative meaning to me. Maybe I just don't consider myself as a person who is desperately in need of someone else's company for most of the time. Or maybe I'm really just a goat with a rainbow beard.

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simple-minds Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Such immaculate detail. What refs did you use?
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yantotzkie Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
For this one, none at all except my mirror. You know, the way we work on anatomy just by looking at our own reflection.
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Lunanlafrente Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
i love it!
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yantotzkie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
I'm glad you do, thank you! :)
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crazyruthie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
this is excellent! :)
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yantotzkie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Thank you! :)
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AnaArtAM Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013   Digital Artist
great, I share it in my new page www.facebook.com/ArteDesignBlo…
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yantotzkie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Thanks for sharing! :)
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AnaArtAM Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm glad you like the publication of your artwork, thanks..
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AnaArtAM Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm glad you like the publication of your artwork, thanks..
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shamanau Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. Well done..
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:iconyantotzkie:
yantotzkie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Thank you! :)
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OdditiesByErnie Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
very cool
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yantotzkie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Thanks! :)
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconyantotzkie:
yantotzkie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:)
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LoriGarnerArt Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Fantastic
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:iconyantotzkie:
yantotzkie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Thanks! :D
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GregSkrtic Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I believe most creative people fit the profile of the "lone wolf" as they need the solitude and introspection in order to be creative. 

Have a great day!  :)
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:iconyantotzkie:
yantotzkie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
So I'm normal, then. I'm glad to hear it. :) Have a nice day, too! :)
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GregSkrtic Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LoL--you are far from normal, my friend--you are EXTRAORDINARY!  Always look forward to seeing the results of your creativity!  :)
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Wolf-Smith Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Captivating, thank you.
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yantotzkie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Thank you, too! :)
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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yantotzkie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thanks! :D
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional
this is exquisite

It sets my mind spinning with stories and Ideas
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:iconyantotzkie:
yantotzkie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thank you! :)
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Speechless. So stunning. I love the color, emotion and the intricate details. Can't say enough about your art!
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yantotzkie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thank you very much, Cher! :hug: :D
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
:hug:
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AliceRose Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thats really good piece!
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:iconyantotzkie:
yantotzkie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thank you! :D
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LadyBlueHawke Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
breath taking...
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yantotzkie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thank you. :)
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Delofasht Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I really enjoyed the solitude found in the piece.  Feels of quiet thinking while time keeps ticking.  Rainbow Bearded goats are the best (Skittles flavored milk by the way).
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yantotzkie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Skittles flavored sounds good, I wouldn't mind it if I am goat. :D Glad you like my piece, thank you! :)
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Runa-Amanda Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome Iyan! :D 
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yantotzkie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thanks Runa! :)
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Tarzok Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
:clap::clap::clap:
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yantotzkie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
:thanks: :bow: :)
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TazPoltorak Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Everyone is alone.  You get born alone and you die alone.  In between most people waste amazing amounts of energy trying to create an illusion of not being alone and it's a shame because we have so much energy we could use for something useful.  You paint and it's a prime example of actually doing something useful.  I think I could always see it in your eyes that regardless of how many more people there are on a photo, you've always got your own thing going in your head.  You can tell this by people's eyes.  Anyway, to summarise, it's the best way to be!
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yantotzkie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Guess that explains why I always try to cover my eyes in my photos whenever it's possible. :) I still can't say if this is the best way to live, I think I'm still a little too naive to conclude, but for now, at least I enjoy this way of living. By the way, thank you for sharing your thoughts. :)
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TazPoltorak Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I believe this is the only way to achieve anything in life, it helps to keep focus and not be distracted. And welcome :)
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Pevansy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work !
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yantotzkie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thank you! :)
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