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The Old Man And The Black Animal by Culpeo-Fox The Old Man And The Black Animal by Culpeo-Fox
"I'm so sorry. So awfully sorry."
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:iconcapedfox:
CapedFox Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
is that lester and morris? what happened? 
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Sfaira Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it from a book or some story? Where can I know the whole story?
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:iconoftheblessed:
OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
What's going on in this picture?
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:iconpencil-art-lover:
Pencil-Art-Lover Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Touching......
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BirdGVee Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
*sniff*
I wonder what happend, but on the other hand I have no problem making up my own story of things.
great work anyway!
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gruaige-doiteain Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Crying crying! Oh bloody hell that's sad...
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BlueFudgePuppy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
:iconcryingplz: no idea what's going on but MY GOSH THIS IS SO...touching~
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:iconladymoonraven:
Ladymoonraven Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
So very sad, yet touching...two souls save each other in the end. xx
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:iconglila:
glila Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You almost feel sympathy, it definitely tugged at my insane heart strings.
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ShadyHero175 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Wow Cute, Great work!
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:iconsiframal:
SifrAmal Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Photographer
oh how cute ! <3
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Quillicous Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Oh...wow.

This really struck a chord with me today. They look an awful lot like two of my OCs, brothers, one of which is a shapeshifter who sometimes enjoys the form of a fox. And ... the one brother is forced to betray the fox by his kingdom, even though he doesn't want to; and later he holds his brother in a last apology before condemning him. So this ... well, it may be arrogant, but it almost feels like you drew it just for me because it fits them so well and the emotion is just so beautiful. <3 (And of course I hold no delusions that you actually did, you have never met me before.)

I love the nearly monochromatic color scheme and the grungey background. The shading and folds in the old man's clothing are lovely and the emotion in both faces feels so real. Love the hand, it's very natural. Same for that fox tail and the almost bony, almost sleek curve of the fox's back. And the man's hair is perfect, just the right blend of simplicity and detail. Loving the blood, it's not overdone at all and adds just that right punch. I can find nothing to critique; beautiful work.

Thanks for posting this and letting me have a moment with this piece of art. Which sounds weird, but yeah, it gives me a lot of feels. =P

-favorites-
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natashablackbutler Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww T~T
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Nanicha2007 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
your animals look more expressive than people oO
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:iconskia:
Skia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Look again.
This isn't the only picture with a human on it in Culpeo's gallery.

And did you ask for permission before using your icon?
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Gerade jetzt erst entdeckt.

Diamanten, wie stets.
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Nanicha2007 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
- I looked.
- Sorry but no. I took it at second hand. Or second hundred hand. Didn't know who's author. But soooo lovely fox.
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Ivywhisker99 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, but I want to cry!
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:iconemilysodders:
emilysodders Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
dark.
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
You've been featured: [link]
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:iconbelzique:
Belzique Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Extremely touching image! Fantastic work...again!
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Arquimedes84 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Saw this image while listening to a sad, nostalgic melody. Kudos for you. As everybody in this comment section can agree, this is quite a intense/powerful emotional image. My impression on this piece, if I may, is that it is this man making peace, at least in his mind, with a dearly departed. Can't really tell which fox is it, since you never portrait that particular fox. I believe it spectral since there are lines from his legs that go through the fox. This details may be unintentional. Yet all the same, accidental or not, the effect is the same as the photo of the cover album of Placebo's "Sleeping With Ghost" ([link]).

So sad to have lost somebody you loved. I know this might sound silly, but whenever good, positive things in my life comes to an end (be that both peoples life, friendship or circumstances of life), I always repeat a phrase I learn while reading Dr. Seuss books. "Don't be sad it ended, be glad it happened"

Thanks for a great piece of art Culpeo.
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GrainyFly Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why does this remind me so much of 'The Fox and the Hound'?
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kitsune666999 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I would soo forgive u with a face like that lol
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okami0731 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw ... sweet
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:iconfoxiwan:
Foxiwan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
:(
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JburtonII Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Photographer
Bravo!
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m-MarchHare-e Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
great expression on the animal
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:iconlonelyzoner:
LonelyZoner Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can definitely feel the bond and the sorrow. Great piece.
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:iconleeannett:
leeannett Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Artist
awww :hug:
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:iconkisaya-wilv:
Kisaya-wilv Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
is the Black Animal - death?
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NyraWolfDragon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Aw, so sad and beautiful!
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:iconnoura-as:
Noura-as Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
i love this :) simple and touching
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:icontrusnam:
TrusNAM Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Not sure why but I like this one...a lot.
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DevilsKid2 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of Doctor Who ); super sadness!
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abstract-mouse Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No words. Just emoticons.
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MVTPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So very engaging. I love this picture. :) :)
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:iconrazor13:
Razor13 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is tragically beautiful.
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:iconbelial-volta:
Belial-Volta Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
This is simply touching, I love it.
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StormyTheSadCat Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
It's such a touching drawing. Showing the beauty of a human and a animal coming together, through all their difference to show some sort of compassion and comfort. Truly a work of art.
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:icond-rock92:
D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is pretty moving.
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anjelleshadow Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is so sad...I love foxes and now I'm depressed...but I really like it still.
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Saakilla Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
For me, it's like they're saying godbye for each other. They're so much connected, so it is so difficult to let the other one go. The man don't have so much time of life, and the fox is like, conforting him. Saying "it's alright, it's alright..."
It's so beautiful. Though it's so simple, it holds so much story into it.
I rarely comment in something, but I needed to explain my feelings for this piece. Congrats <3
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thegoldfox21 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow this picture has a very Powerful emotions. So simple yet soo powerful
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:iconflyingflawed:
FlyingFlawed Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
For some reason this has brought tears to my eyes. I don't understand it but it has struck a chord with me...
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:iconqwertyempire:
qwertyempire Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This struck a chord with me today... Thank you.
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Very interesting drawing.
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ShadowCaster-635 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:'(
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