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Apex Predator by Sidonie Apex Predator by Sidonie
The deer had not a chance against its killer. One minute, the old buck was munching languidly on summer grass so lush that its juices dribbled out of his mouth as he ate. The sun's rays beamed down through the treetops, warming the forest floor to the perfect temperature--it was a perfect day. Until a twig behind him snapped. From downwind emerged a dark mass of fury and teeth and before the buck could even take flight, its legs buckled under the impact of almost two hundred pounds brought to bear onto his back. Dark hands grasped his muzzle and an antler. And with a twist, the old male just past the zenith of his life reached its inevitable conclusion.

The killer was nothing less than a werewolf, dark brown in color. He growled in satisfaction as he got off the fresh carcass and stood. From the nearby foliage emerged a smaller werewolf, black with white speckles here and there. The larger werewolf hunched down and flattened his ears in respectful submission...( Read more )



Contest entry for Story Illustration Contest '13After two successful, exciting, and fun years for my Illustration Contest, I might as well keep with the momentum! Usually I start it a few months later in the year, but this time I figure why wait? The third annual Story Illustration Contest is now officially underway!
The Rules
To enter, +fave this journal and +watch me so you can get updates for the contest. If you don't dig me, you can always un-watch once we're done.
Draw an illustration depicting a character, characters, or a scene from the selection of stories below.
You may enter as many times as you like!
Entries will be judged by faithfulness to the source material and complexity of the image.
In the description under your entry, include a link to the original story and this contest article.
Send your entries to me in a note so I can add them to this folder.
No bases! Entries must be completely made by you.
The C


edit: Won first place! :dance:

I chose to draw this scene to illustrate the duality in Samson Pheonix's character. He is in fact much larger than his alpha(the black wolf), however he is far happier being a subordinate. Size sure isn't everything when it comes to leading others.

Story and characters belong to :iconjzlobo: Go read his stories!!
Artwork (c) Vanessa Hughes 2013

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somescarywolf Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you had to win that. everything, every little detail suits the story given. also the fur and the background are very convincing. the lighting is perfect to this is perfect :)
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aww thank you so much!! 
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:iconsomescarywolf:
somescarywolf Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are SOO welcome ;)
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nicetsukichi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The shading and detail look very amazing!

Especially the fur  ><
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! 
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic detail in the grass and the fur.
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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WolfofAzazel90 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
This is sick dude. Love the werewolves
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you so much!
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Underbase Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AUG, EVERYONE JUST LOOKS SO SOFT AND PETTABLE!
Great job.
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thaank youu!!
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:iconwhitewolfmoonlight:
WhiteWolfMoonlight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
:wow: it's so wonderful !
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D hehe, thank you!!
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:iconwhitewolfmoonlight:
WhiteWolfMoonlight Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
you welcome ^^
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Kitty-Kozuki Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Amazing~
Congratz on winning. <3
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! ^^
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:iconkitty-kozuki:
Kitty-Kozuki Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
No problem~
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:iconwolf-fang4:
Wolf-fang4 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love how you draw the werewolves.
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Spirit-Wolf-Eyes Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the postures of the Brown Wolf
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you!
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Spirit-Wolf-Eyes Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your welcome :D
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GerlibArt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is stunning! the detail is magnificent!
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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fierfairy42 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   Digital Artist
nice work
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconwolffried:
Wolffried Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I really like both pic and story :)
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yes, I agree, a lovely story!
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FenrirFeather Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
win. just win :D
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
^^ haha, thank you!
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FenrirFeather Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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LupinHen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Wow! This is beautiful! The colors and lighting are gorgeous! I love the poses and expressions! Amazing work! The fur detail and lighting is to die for. Wow. Just wow.

You definitely captured Samson's personality a lot better than I did. The expression/pose you gave him is perfect. Good luck in the contest! I bet you'll win first place ;)
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well I wouldn't say better, I actually really love how you portrayed him, because as a hunter he is still powerful and top of his game!

But thank you so much!! :D :heart:
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Cody-H Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Amazing story and beautiful image! It's so rich (but not too rich) in color. :meow:

Do you write at all? ^^
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! ^^ I do write, but nowadays I barely have the time to, just whatever roleplays I can stay on top of :3
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Sipedola Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Wow! I love their expressions, and you did great job with their furs! =) Amazing!
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I literally gasped when I saw this. Thank you so much for entering!
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D hurrah!! No worries, it was a lot of fun! I really love Samson Pheonix :heart: I saw him in Goldenwolf's gallery before I had talked to you
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's really awesome to hear. :) Have you read my latest story with him, "The Werefox"?
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No I haven't! I will have to go do that as soon as I get a chance :meow:
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
For your convenience when you get the chance: [link]

Again, thank you so much. It's really encouraging to hear people like the character, since I've begun working on a novel featuring him in my spare time. :)
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oooo that is awesome!! Well if you are planning to get it published or are going to post it anywhere do let me know!
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I definitely will! :)
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love this! <3 You did a fantastic job on everything!
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:iconsidonie:
Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I love getting feedback from you, because your werewolves are to die for :love:
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XRosewaterX Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :D I love how you did the wolves' faces :meow:
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Sidonie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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XRosewaterX Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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