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Wolf in Sheep's Clothing by calonarang Wolf in Sheep's Clothing by calonarang
"I...I'm just not sure."

He sat rigidly at the table, eyes blindly affixed to the crumpled bills set out before him. More money than he'd seen in all his life was now staring at him from beneath a thin cage of fingers. It was his. All his. Just so long as he transported the cargo and kept his mouth shut. So easy a task! When he put it that way, he wondered how he could even hesitate.

And yet he was frozen in place, not daring to reach out his hand as if he feared it would meet the devil's in contract.
She saw this fear and smiled.

"Dahlin, I hate to see you hesitate," she began slowly, "It seems to me you don't fully understand what I'm proposing..."

She paused, taking a long draw from her cigarette.

"All this money, yours. Say good bye to those gambling debts, dahlin. In fact, say hello to a brand new car, 'cause this much money will take you that far." She leaned towards him, sharp eyes burning eagerly from the shadows.

"And all I ask of you is to move a bit of...delicate cargo. Discreetly of course. With no questions asked."

She pushed the crinkled bills toward him. Whispering through a ribbon of smoke she added,

"What do you possibly have to lose?"

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This is my entry for to the :iconanthrocommunity:'s 'Vintage' contest. Wish me luck!

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11/25/12 - Now available as a print!!! Enjoy :)
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Given 2012-01-31
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing by ~mewtant-307k ( Suggested by vesner and Featured by KovoWolf )
:iconcashellama1:
cashellama1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  New Deviant
Absolutely stunning! I felt as if I were the sheep in the painting... your imagery is really not something to sniff at :))
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:iconjonathan-wiggins:
Jonathan-Wiggins Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
LOVE IT! :D
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:iconkeylalima:
Keylalima Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
KKKKK it's really funny!  I loved :happybounce: 
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:iconpaintingmaniac:
PaintIngMANiAC Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Wow :D very nice imagery
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:iconkemonoapocalypse:
KemonoApocalypse Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconwhipping-b0y:
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
I lurv the concept, and the execution even more. Their expressions are amazing, and so is the detail! And that puppy is adorable as well. :love:
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:iconhelenanimator:
Helenanimator Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful drawing :D I think I might get this as I print :)
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:iconhelenanimator:
Helenanimator Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*A print
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:iconernest-schniztel:
Ernest-Schniztel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
This is beautiful~
Shame it isn't a print...
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:iconcalonarang:
calonarang Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'd never looked into it before, but because of your comment I decided to! Now its a print :D
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:iconernest-schniztel:
Ernest-Schniztel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Great :D
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:iconswirlyeyeshypnotize:
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sensational! 8D
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:iconterthii:
terthii Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the sheep's expression! Great job.
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:iconnononolittlejimmy:
nononoLittleJimmy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohmahgawd, the simplicity of this is just so beautiful :iconstephencolbertomgplz:
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:iconshyrleigh:
Shyrleigh Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
This is great. I am working on a novel about a similar theme. Your picture helps me even better visualize my characters. Thanks!
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:iconcalonarang:
calonarang Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, cool! Glad I could help :P
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:iconthiaminatenn:
ThiaminaTenn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Digital Artist
very funny idea and you did a great job with this mafia-scene-like lighting :D
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:iconcalonarang:
calonarang Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It was heavily mafia inspired :)
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:iconsourpepper:
sourpepper Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent ! :D
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:iconseesamsketch:
SeeSamSketch Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
The textures really catch my eye in this piece!
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:iconkezra:
Kezra Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I saw this ages ago, and god only knows why I didn't fave or comment back then.
I'm so glad I've found it again though, and you. Because this piece definitely deserves more of my attention.
I love everything about it. The brushes/texture (that wool! Like I could reach out and touch it),
The dark background which somehow adds so much to the scene, the expressions and body language,
The perfect, simple, colourscheme. And then of course, there's the description.
It's so difficult for me to find well written anthro stuff. If you don't write more, you definitely should!
The imagery, the intrigue. asjdhaskdhk I want more. I'll stop gushing now but really, fantastic work. ^^
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:iconcalonarang:
calonarang Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks for the comment! Its very much appreciated :D
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:icondragonessdeanna:
DragonessDeanna Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is great. =)
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f9tt9h Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the best deal ever . but it will not touch the maney after the death
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:iconwikigiuli:
wikigiuli Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
cool!
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! The texturing is just beautiful, the fleece looks so soft and thick, and I really love the shape of the hands and faces, especially the wolf's muzzle :D It's very atmospheric too :) Oh, and nice hat XD
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Dynamoe Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
:iconmoneyplz: ...and it's all yours!
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:iconnezoelyk:
NezoElyk Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student General Artist
But it's just a couple of dollars. How can you buy a car with a couple of dollars? Are we facing a deflation?
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:iconbig-dave1987:
Big-Dave1987 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very clever piece indeed! Definatly has that Mobster movie vibe to it as others have mentioned!
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:iconvuk-91:
vuk-91 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, I would inmediatelly accept that money and would do the job she gave, Caring nothing about her cigarettes. I would also ask for an other price wich would not be money. Awesome pic and story. I wish you luck.
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railrunnermiranda Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional
lol. The sheep's expression. Faved :)
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:iconthe-dark-lord-link:
The-Dark-Lord-Link Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A well drawn image coupled with an interesting short story to boot! Lovely combo of crime/mystery/suspense! Well done!
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:iconthatenglishguy:
thatenglishguy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
ahahahahaha, oh that's good! I like!
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:iconmmpratt99:
mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like how you portrayed the villain as a stylish lady instead of a chunky Joe Pesci-type in a business suit.
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:iconsusanah267:
Susanah267 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece is great. I can think of nothing more to say about it other thatn great, wonderful and totally awesome, etc. :) You've done a fantastic job, and I hope you win the contest :)
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:iconzombieheadmeg:
zombieheadmeg Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
brilliant
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:iconultradragon:
Ultradragon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
wow ...

very .... you made me silent on this!! :+fav:
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:iconjamesilively:
JamesILively Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the sheeps fave is priceless
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:iconroronoaxphantom:
RoronoaxPhantom Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! *w*
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:iconjuyouknow:
JuYouKnow Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow! is this a book! i want to read more! and see more of your wonderful arts to go with the story!! i want to know what happens next hahah !! ^^
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:iconcalonarang:
calonarang Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, greatly appreciated! That's why I make art, to engage people in little stories :D
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:iconblueboy83:
BlueBoy83 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
GOOD LUCK! i love it. this really is quite ingenious!
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:iconnatalieserota:
NatalieSerota Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you actually win the contest? Because by the looks of this, you should've :D
It looks like either or both something from an anthro 1940s mobster movie or what would've really happened somewhere mobsters resided (Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, etc.)

Congrats on the DailyDev :clap: finally an anthro one instead of one that's just a topless girl (as in how a little more than half have been for the past few weeks)
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:iconcalonarang:
calonarang Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I did win the contest :D

Thanks for the comment and the congrats, it was really exciting to get my first DD!
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:iconanidori12:
anidori12 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
oh. my. freak.
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:iconbthardy1993:
BTHardy1993 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
OMG!
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:iconzeb31:
ZEB31 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love that old metaphor
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:iconmisslunarose:
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   General Artist
I take it that her outfit has to do with his cargo, and that the cargo isn't the most important matter here...

You painted this short story wonderfully. It's very well told, and the expressions are striking. Good luck in the contest, and good luck with your inbox as well! This is one of the better DDs I've seen in my time here. :D
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:iconcalonarang:
calonarang Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, really appreciated! Thanks!
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:iconswanofwar:
SwanofWar Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Writer
I still love how the wolf is a woman XD that's really unique ^^ faved this months ago, congrads on the DD!
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