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The Direwolves of Westeros by QuietLittleLeaf The Direwolves of Westeros by QuietLittleLeaf
The direwolves of a Song of Fire and Ice.

I really wanted to do a group port of all the adult dwolves and although one or some die throughout the books, I didn't want to give any spoilers and decided to do them all together.

Top left to right Greywind, Summer, Shaggy dog, Ghost. Laying left is Lady and right is Nymeria. Before anyone jumps on me about their pelts..this is more to my imagination after reading the books. Summer may be described as grey, however Ive always imagined him as a golden brown, Lady as petite, and Nymeria as more long haired and foreboding.

This beast is a HUGE file, as I really hope to get a poster of this one day, so I really went to town with the details. There's a lot more I want to fiddle with, but for now I figured I'd see what feedback I get...as it's in an almost happy place as is.


probably about 48h
Drawn and painted in photoshop CS5
Characters belong to George R.R. Martin
From A Song of Fire and Ice: A Clash of Kings
references for wolf poses from: kiza.eu/wolfpaper-archive/ They have a beautiful photo collection. :)
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analothor2 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
hmm dead dead dead dead, alive and alive 
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QuietLittleLeaf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I know. >.< I was more angry with how frivolous Summer's death was than Hodor's last season. BUT it was really nice for Nimeria to make an appearance. :D
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analothor2 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2017
yea also where dafaq is ghost, haven't seen him since like season 6 episode 2
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MhairieWolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I love how you draw wolves!
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regan11 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
This is amazing!! Well done!! :) 
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
Shaggydog is dead now too! Waaaah! 
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QuietLittleLeaf Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I know!!! I was most upset with that one scene than anything else this season lol. GDI, leave the direwolves alone. Summer better still be alive with Bran. >.<
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Osha dies just soon after too...
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KopaLion Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING DUDE :D
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QuietLittleLeaf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou. Im quite proud of this one. ^.^
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SnobbyWolf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Amazing!
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lightningwolfpack Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a plushie Greywind and a plushie Summer from The Game of Thrones! Wait... these ARE from the Game of Thrones, right?
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scruffymongrel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing! The fur, the sky and those epic mountains~~~ wow, just wow
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QuietLittleLeaf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou! I worked my butt off for this, so Im glad it's appreciated. ;)
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swagstag Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my mind actually refuses to acknowledge the utter skill, depth, complexity and genuine TALENT that has gone into this image, and as such, my comment will be an adorable bubble of confused admiration XD

I would like to be able to draw skies like you lol XDX
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QuietLittleLeaf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awww, your too kind!  <3 This took a metric buttload of work, so Im glad it's appreciated. ^.^
Im still learning, but with a lot of dotting, gradients, and whispy brushes, my skies are coming along. :) There's atleast 8-10 layers in there just for the sky/stars/meteor lol.
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swagstag Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gradients can save a life, I swear XD
I know what you mean with the many gradients for one part of the image. It do it myself XD
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NamidaWolf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Writer
I AM IN ADMIRATION! I am so sad for Greywind ans Lady :(
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QuietLittleLeaf Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou! This is def one of my favorite drawings. I am very attached to those wolves. <3
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NamidaWolf Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Me to :(
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SironaWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just... breath taking. absolutely gorgeous :)
do you know the comic Off-White? well anyways, some of these wolves remind me of the characters in it ^_^
such as the black wolf is so Jera, the one under it looks like Fehu, the one on the left, thats sitting, is almost like Raigho and the one on its right, the kinda cream coloured one, looks just like Othala :D
and NO im not trying to accuse you of copying! :o its just that they looked like that in my mind ^_^
i hope i didnt sound rude :o
PS: I LOOOVE the background!! <3
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QuietLittleLeaf Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou! I've never heard of it...but I LOVE animal stories (if you can't tell from my library of animal art lol), so I'll have to look into it. That bg took me bloody forever, so Im glad it was worth it. ^.^
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SironaWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
youre welcome ^^ and oh gosh you should look in to it, if you like wolves, you are gonna love it :D
and lol no, what animals? where? xD
it is :3 absolutely beautiful
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FirestarKozWolf Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AYAYAYAYYAA ME LOVES THIS SO MUCH I LOVE GOT OMG YAY THEY LOOKS EPIC
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Bluegreywolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
This is a real awesome picture, incredible amount of detail on each wolf, the background is also so magnificent and well done. You really captured the essence of the Stark direwolves. The entire picture is detail oriented and just brilliant. Great work, keep it up.
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QuietLittleLeaf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou!! In truth, I worked on this thing for almost a year on and off...so yes, I definetly slaved away at the details and Im glad you noticed. ;)
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Avishy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It truly is a great work! I really like the brushes you used, the colors and the lights. And you draw wolves so beautifully as well. On DeviantART you can see many artworks including wolves, but most of them aren't that amazing as this one. I think I like Nymeria the most :D keep it up!
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DD-Ra Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for this picture of the forgotten heroes of "A Song of Fire and Ice" ! ^_^
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charlottei Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is just... mind-blowing... seriously, I can't stop looking at it. I keep noticing more and more little details: you can really see the time and effort you've put into this! I love the complex shading of their fur and the snow, plus the background is really smooth and lovely and your anatomy is outstanding.

I can't believe I'm not watching you already! xD Great job.
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QuietLittleLeaf Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D I think I nearly died in the process of this lol, but it was worth it all.

And I totally agree with you; mutual watch. ;)
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ishneak Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
didn't know Lady looked so pretty... such a shame!!!!!! :upset:
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QuietLittleLeaf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know! I was so angry with that whole situation...more so than some of the human deaths lol. XD
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VitaniBitzer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHH, I love them!! This is simply amazing!! Ghost and Nymeria :love: I'm watching the tv series, but I can't wait to start reading the books! :D
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QuietLittleLeaf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou!! I started reading them after watching season 1, so no worries, it makes it interesting. :D I loved them all so far.
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Mariie-Luna Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah! :omfg: This is simply amazing! I love how you drew them all together! :3 Nice job! :love:
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TDLBallistic Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOLVES
THAT ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE WOLVES?

THIS IS BLASPHEMY!

No but really, good job man.
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QuietLittleLeaf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol. Yes wolves that look like wolves....the world is going to end. XD
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iaintgotaclue Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I am speechless... Nice work!
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Yoraeryu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I love this!

I cried when they started dying off... :< I felt worse about them than most of the people that died, haha.
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Akadafeathers Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful!!!! :iconluvluvplz:
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Sunlight-storm Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I love this drawing!
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dramadream10 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
WOW!!!...JUST WOW!!!!
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nekotaliaxo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you draw like that
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QuietLittleLeaf Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A lot of patience,a lot of references, a lot of layers in photoshop, a tablet... and coffee (or whiskey >.>). I think that about covers it lol.
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nekotaliaxo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol thx
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Mrcel17 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome :)
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CrisisCorps Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Photographer
i really love how you did the sky..especially the fireball
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QuietLittleLeaf Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I have a weird love for dotting in all the stars, so I went to town. XD The clouds ended up piss me off, but I think I managed the wispy look without them looking too awkward, so I left them in.

The fireball is a meteor, and I couldn't pass that up; not too often a red meteor passes through. :D
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CrisisCorps Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Photographer
i actually loved how the clouds turned out.
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WhiteLilySong Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this is wonderful! Nymeria in particular looks very much the way that I pictured her. Lady's design is nicely intricate. I really like the feathery look of Summer's tailtip.
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