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Arctica by CanisAlbus Arctica by CanisAlbus
A new character, Isuitsuk. The eldest of her pack of arctic wolves and highly respected because of her life experience and broad knowledge of  earthly and otherworldly matters. She's an Inuit shaman and sort of a matriarch of the tribe. Despite her loving nature she's also rather fierce, free-spirited and fun-loving old lady who always speaks her mind.

She often wears a crown made of bones, with a web of leather strings tied around them. A collection of small wooden plates hangs from the web and her tail. When she moves, the plates hit each other, creating very characteristic clicking sound. The web and the sounds are thought to attract and conduct the spirual power of the polar nature all around, making it flow through her and increasing her wisdom.

She has central heterochromia (sky blue eyes with yellow rings around pupils). This is her summer coat. In wintertime she turns almost white. She belongs to the northern regions of Alaska and Canada, which makes her my first OC with North American origin.

Staedtler pigment liner, Faber-Castell colored pencils, watercolors.

Artwork, character ©GhoulShoe
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sunchild22 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Photographer
Unqiue. You are great!
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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sunchild22 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Photographer
You are welcome! Keep it up!
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moondustfox Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmoondustfox:
moondustfox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Love the design! The bone crown makes me think of religious icon art portraying haloes, perfect for a shamanic elder. And, as always, the fur texture is just gorgeous. :heart:
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah, so glad you like it! :>
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horserock100 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Spectacular!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwildmind-untamedsoul:
Another one for the fav folder
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Glad you like it C:
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:iconpreciousangelwings:
PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
That is beautiful! I love the pose and the coloring is as smooth as always. Fantastic work. :)
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much ^^
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PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
you're very welcome :D
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Zolarise Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh gosh this character is beyond amazing ;u;
I absolutely love her design and that crown is pretty darn awesome!
Lovely work <3
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, thank you so much ;u;
Glad you like her!
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PilafiaMadness Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
This is awesome... I love the concept.
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you C:
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:iconpilafiamadness:
PilafiaMadness Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
You are very welcome. :meow:
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Gabzilah Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Old lady:D Love her eyes:)
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha~
Thanks!
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MySweetQueen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
looks great :)
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Glad you like it c:
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:iconj-dove:
J-Dove Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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RimGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Ooooh, his eyes....so fantastic! :D
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Glad you like them :D
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
That crown is pretty cool. Nice work.
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:iconprysmyr:
prysmyr Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting character design. I like how you've thought out her headdress in the artist description. Beautiful shading as well.
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IzaPug Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
tehehhehee
liked this one!
pretty cool character!
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kaviaq Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOH what a wonderful character! I really love her colors c: I have always found Alaskan/ Canadian characters interesting, since I live in Alaska myself, a lot of the Alaskan folklore is interesting : D
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WooflesArt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting character and story! I like how you incorporated natural objects found in her region (the caribou antler, the crown of bones) with her character.
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shiverz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This character: I ADORE>
The detail in the backstory and accessories has certainly won me over <3
Is it possible to create fan art of this character? Credit given to you , of course.
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ghostwolf Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the description....amazing.
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank youuu~
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Kateboat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She sounds like such a kind personality! Beautiful <3
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha, indeed! She is a kind personality... unlike the majority of my characters :'D
Thank you!
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Kateboat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome. ;U;
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:iconunicornication:
unicornication Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly amazing. I really adore it.
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconrilguia:
Rilguia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Interesting character!! =) really like her description! :nod: and beautiful eyes!
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LavinceLara Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
I really love that fur, all the coloring, pose, eyes, smooth, soft coloring. I just love it :heart:
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waxwiing Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Just being curious, what kind of paper do you draw on? Do you draw in a sketchbook or computer-sized paper? Or even something special. The way you lay down the color with the colored pencil is amazing. You can barely tell that it was colored traditionally rather than digitally.
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MorbidCrowkiller Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Ah, you always come up with such beautiful characters ^-^
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:iconmalamutts:
Malamutts Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Sounds like my kind of character! She'd get along great with one of my polar mutts. c:
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha, glad to hear Isuitsuk is a character of your liking!
And you have some arctic canines as well? Awesome :la:
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Malamutts Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I've got a sled team of mutts in Alaska. :D
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SilentSomnia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely character design! <3
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Glad you like her ^^
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