Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

Sleyf has limited the viewing of this artwork
to members of the DeviantArt community only.

You can log in or become a member for FREE!

IMPORTANT
:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:
That goes for any of the art, the characters, and the story line too. It's time to crack down on Theft!

The kind of wolf that lives in the swamps. Smaller then the regular grey wolf, it's white with lines of black or grey going down it's back. It has characteristic fur that grows in messy little tufts on it's face at angles, and large paws.

It's generally more timid then the regular wolf and lives in smaller packs making them easier to tame, but can get excessively aggressive if they feel threatened. Are getting increasingly bolder and are beginning to attack Cirentoth and becoming a threat.

Species name: Swamp Wolf or Resk in the Cirentoth tongue.
Origins: They inhabit the swamps.
Diet: Omnivore. But typically will eat meat and even carrion. Main prey is often the Swamp Deer that roam in tiny herds along the swamp.
Distinguishing features:
Large paws: Large paws with webbed toes to allow them to run through the mud that covers the swampland.
Face fur tufts: Unlike the regular wolf the Swamp Wolf has distinctly untidy face fur with longer sections of hair that grow out at angles on it's face.
Markings: Everything that lives in the swamp, including the Cirentoth folk themselves, is devoid of any colour. Swamp Wolves are typically white with a black streak from neck to tail along their back, but colours vary from washed out greys to charcoal.
Coat: Bristly hair designed to keep them cool in the humidity of the swamps and warm in the chillness of winter when the mud is said to freeze over sometimes.
Build: Smaller then the average wolf but with longer legs enabling them to run through the swamps.
Reproductive habits:
Like all wolves the Swamp Wolf lives in a pack led by a single alpha pair who are the only ones who reproduce. The rest of the pack help look after the pups and their alphas.
Temperament: Less aggressive and will often choose to run rather than risk a fight and injuries that can quickly become infected in the muck of the swampland. Though it's said that the mud in the swamp has special healing properties. Swamp Wolf pups are easy to tame and raise as normal dogs, and are exceptionally loyal to their masters making them popular amongst the Cirentoth folk.
However recently these packs have been increasing in size, and due to the lack of food or prey on the swamps the wolves have been becoming increasingly bolder, attacking settlements.
Lifespan: some have been said to live up to 35 years of age, but that could just be legend. Usually they live to 15 or 16.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconellofayne:
Ellofayne Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a super cute pose!
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
Reply
:iconcrazy-wolf333:
Crazy-Wolf333 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
cool I love this sketch :D
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
Reply
:iconcrazy-wolf333:
Crazy-Wolf333 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
np :D
Reply
:iconbuster510:
buster510 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job :clap:
Reply
:iconkiwiseahorse:
KiwiSeahorse Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
wow, this is really cool! I love the pose, and the fur is really cool :)
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahah thanks! Your avatar is so distracting :lmao: I can't stop looking at it
Reply
:iconkiwiseahorse:
KiwiSeahorse Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
haha yeah, i get that a lot :D i love yours, goldfish are one of my favorite animals! <3
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heheh thanks, it was meant to be one of those brain ones...with the bump on its head, but it's tiny :D
Reply
:iconkiwiseahorse:
KiwiSeahorse Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
oh yes, i see the bump now! :) did you make it? i love the design on the fins.
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, I made it as part of seven fish for my senior portfolio, I did that for orange, a Siamese fighting fish (beta fish) for red, an angel fish (or what was meant to be one) for yellow, a parrotfish for green, a flying fish for blue...wait...the angel fish was indigo and a shark was violet I think (or the opposite way) i have them somewhere anyway!
Reply
:iconkiwiseahorse:
KiwiSeahorse Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
well if you ever find them you should upload them, i think it sounds really cool! :)
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i had them uploaded here somewhere...must have deleted them on one of my mad "gallery clean-outs" I get a wee bit over zealous with those
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconjackjackiejack:
jackjackiejack Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
my ideas better! lol! no hard feelings, but your idea needs more...hmm... improvement. so does mine still, but i just need my layed out more. check out www.wahonwolves.wetpaint.com
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok...no offence or anything but it was never a contest...it's just meant to be a wolf that lives in the swamps :XD: nothing special really. I like the way you did the moon.
Reply
:iconjackjackiejack:
jackjackiejack Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
i no, why would i be offened? and what moon? brb to chek
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know sometimes comments don't express tone of voice and it might have sounded rude :D there was a moon, the link you posted went to a wolf blog and there was a picture of a howling wolf silhouetted against a moon
Reply
:iconjackjackiejack:
jackjackiejack Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
YES! it worked! Thanks for checking it out. Think about joining maybe? P.S. just started out, going to refresh the pictures of the original wolves.
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm nah I'm not really that big a fan of wolves I'm afraid, so I'll have to decline, but good luck with it anyway :D
Reply
:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I likes it! :)
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I like it too because it's not too far fetched to believe...like some wolves you get out there!
Reply
:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To true! Very nice work! :)
Reply
:iconsilverzeo:
SilverZeo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist
Cute in a creepy way...
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lmao: thanks, but why creepy?
Reply
:iconshadquartz:
shadquartz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
featured in my journal =3
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thanks! :heart:
Reply
:iconshadquartz:
shadquartz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
np^^
Reply
:iconcrazykats56:
CrazyKats56 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
wow love the pose nice work :D
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
Reply
:iconblacknight12:
blacknight12 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Student General Artist
i want to take him/her home with me ^_^
it looks really really good ^_^
I truly love this picture ^_^
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww hahah thank so much! :heart:
Reply
:iconblacknight12:
blacknight12 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Student General Artist
NP
Reply
:iconanithewolf:
AniTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Student Artist
aww. cute little thing ^ ^ it looks shy. The eyes and the pose say it all ^ ^ I like it. :D
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! They are kind of timid creatures :D
Reply
:iconanithewolf:
AniTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Student Artist
aww ^ ^ that's cool :D
Reply
:icontoastybuns:
ToastyBuns Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow. It's Awesome!
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thanks so much
Reply
:icontoastybuns:
ToastyBuns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Student General Artist
Haha, no problem. ^^
Reply
:iconaka-wolf:
Aka-wolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student
I love it! You make black and white look good! The wolf's expression looks very thought out!
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw really? Thanks so much! I actually prefer black and white (because I'm always too lazy to colour!)
Reply
:iconaka-wolf:
Aka-wolf Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Student
I hear yah! I made this angel, with like, pain written all around her and crap. It looks really bad without me having the guts to color her.
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never do colour things if I imagine it looking awful :D
Reply
:iconaka-wolf:
Aka-wolf Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Student
lol. Amen.
Reply
:iconlevwulf:
LevWulf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009   Photographer
Wicked awesome. I'll definently have to look at your gallery.
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :heart:
Reply
:iconlycan-luver:
lycan-luver Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
thats weird.....i have a drawing that looks exactly like that, same position, same paws, same tail, same face, same EVERYTHING! and ive never seen your drawing before in my life:B !! aaanyway, great job:D
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? Heheh wow, I guess when it comes to wolves there's only a certain amount of poses you can put them in, either running, snarling, jumping, or cowering :XD:
Reply
:iconiybran:
Iybran Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Awwww, it's going all puppy eyes. Makes me want one. Another lovely species design. And great picture for this one too.
Reply
:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thanks so much, yes I think they'd make good pets, but it'd be cruel to keep one in the house
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×



Details

Submitted on
May 24, 2007
Image Size
450 KB
Resolution
1054×792
Thumb

Stats

Views
10,873 (3 today)
Favourites
540 (who?)
Comments
134

Camera Data


License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×