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Messages for Eternity by Nimrais Messages for Eternity by Nimrais
This piece is for the Werewolf Calendar 2014 and I'm very happy to be part of it again! :) Sales for the calendar will open on Sept 1st at midnight CDT, and the first 150 orders will receive 3 free stickers with their order, so order quickly! :3 

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"Much like humans, Werewolf society has a long and rich history of internal folklore and myth. These myths and stories are passed down from one generation to the next verbally and more seldom in written or pictograph form. Some cave drawings have been discovered which seem to portray bipedal wolves chasing game with elaborately decorated moon cycles guiding the enactments. Unlike human myth written of werewolves depicting them as brutal human slayers, in werewolf myth the origins and historical hardships of werewolves are explored. Storytelling is a rich and sacred tradition in werewolf society with some tales being told exclusively when shifted into werewolf form while others are reserved for human retelling."

Edit: Oh my, thanks so much for the DD! What a great honor! ^___^
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Given 2014-11-16
Get lost in the beautiful, breath taking details of Messages for Eternity by Nimrais. Step back, close your eyes and inhale the sweet scent of sage and imagination. Beautiful execution of details and unique character's in a modern setting. ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by KovoWolf )
Tinselfire Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  New Deviant
"The light of the headlamp wavers. The air is damp and foul; the very shape of the earth has shifted since last of paw trod the cavern. Flutes have gone silent, the drums thunder no more, the scent of burning myrrh smothered by the ages. Chipped away by creeping mold, a red wolf peers from the cold stone. Across thirty-five thousand years, a voice rises:

Rough and cool he feels the rock under the pad of his stroking paw. Fat paint flecks his fur and the smoldering flesh of spirits makes the lines dance and tremble, but as he puts the last touch to his masterwork the questions haunt him. Yet he is young, live in good health, beloved by all his tribe. But how long? He knows he will not live forever. The many ancestors have already gone before him, nameless, too many to recall. The youngest pups with no concern but play, soon they will be as him, and all too soon they as well gone. The thought claws cold in his breast, stirring wet behind his eyes. Who will be there to know how at all they lived, he and his kin? When he too lies in the earth, the dust of his bones consumed and his precious name uttered no more. He wonders, but he dares not hope.

He fills in the last spot: The red wolf complete at last, over the lunar wheel. His paw, warm and live, passes his thoughts unto the cavern wall. He has made himself a messenger, fearless, untiring, prepared to go where he cannot follow. He launches him on his journey.
"Please," he whispers. "Please, remember..."

The painted tongue is stilled."
rainbowfoxdragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Student General Artist
This is so realistic and beautiful. Great job!
IvyHessil Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this picture seems so calming to me. :)
donnamm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
love it!
HeavenlyArtiste Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :clap:
hubertroguski Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
Cool work !
bannannarep01 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
spiritually beautiful :3
Fuzzonix-x7 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Student General Artist
This is a really beautiful picture, the shading a smoke effects are really awesome :happybounce: Clap :) (Smile) 
Lonelyabyss Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Student General Artist
The way you did the fur makes it look so soft and fluffy! I really want to pet their mains now. ^//3\\^
Nimrais Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Whee thanks! ^.^ 
Lonelyabyss Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
jcdragonflies Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! Heart 
grievousvsdarkahsoka Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
love it!
KhaliaArt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I fell in love with this picture. :heart:
Nimrais Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
unicodragon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am the founder of a group called :

Unico World Order by unicodragon

And I would love it if you accept this peace into the gallery and join the group . ^_^

Here is a short description:

Love Cats? Wolves? Cosplay? Anime? Anything cool and bad ass? We are here to lead a revolution!
This is the group for you!

And here is the group link:…
JackofAllAss Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
Someone's getting high.
Keyotea Featured By Owner Edited Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am familiar with this kind of ritual but, I don't know everything about it.
Nicoo99 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Cute picture, amazing ^^
ZyloTheWerewolfKing Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Beautiful. I always say that werewolves are like Native Americans.
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist
Such beautiful and adorable woofs :aww:
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Professional Writer
Impressive ideas on the nature of werewolf lore, and a captivatingly beautiful piece to go with them!
Christopher-89 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super job, admirably
TrueCanad1an Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
very good mate 
peccatori Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Wow, awesome! :iconkimberely:
Agent36496 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014   Writer
Good detail with the fur and the expressions. I like the shamanistic vibe this gives me. You must've worked hard on this fine piece.
PoshPegasus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Thank you for depicting wear wolves properly! They aren't monkey dogs people! These are Wearwolves!:)
Ishowoffyourartwork Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014

I would love to share your work -- I will not be selling your work but would like your permission to display it--would be free advertisement for you.

I live in Oklahoma USA.--I am opening a small shopping village On major highway 69/75
“I’m helping others help themselves”  I would love to display your work on the wall. I’m trying to create a nice family environment. Like I said I won’t be selling your work . I will post photo of displays.

RuntOfTheLitter Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
'2' GOOD!!
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! ^^
TheOutcastOfTheNight Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Oh my gawsh, this is so beautiful and detailed :omgomg: and the steam is AMAZING, and the fur, and... just wow. Well done and congrats on the DD :D :heart:
Nimrais Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aww thanks so much! ^__^ :heart:
TheOutcastOfTheNight Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
My pleasure :heart: :D
beachelf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz: Bravo!
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
Nimrais Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart: ^^
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done of these wolf characters looks very nice and peaceful. :D
JullyCe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!! Heart 
masagisilversmith Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work !
CyLexxx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm all about the wolves here!! Beautiful!
Morgor-MFAVF Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great artwork! I especially like the choice of the scene.
Rayenwater Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg they are beautiful! 
SparklyHobo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Writer
werewolves =/= cats.
scaryren Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
AlisatheRaptor13 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous!
zeke2426 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
gokumoku55 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
this is so tight lol
UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
PrattyVee Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Mind blowing illustration!! Pucca crazy dance 
LuciaPilou Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Stunning! Great artwork!! Really love werewolves! :)
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