Thursday, April 22, 2010

Old Blue Eyes

I have always loved wolves.  When I was a girl I read Call of the Wild and loved every word.  I wrote my senior paper about the Wolf.  In fact, one can tell the difference between a dog and wolf by their eyes.  There is a little tilt to the eye of a Wolf which gives the animal that keen, intelligent gaze.  They are wild animals and as with all wild animals are not to be trusted.  However, Wolves are loyal to their families and have an amazing social structure within the pack.   I find them to be fascinating.

I have done two different drawings of wolves nearly alike, but opposites.  Old Yellow Eyes and now Old Blue Eyes.  Have you ever looked into the blue eyes of a dog with wolf lineage?  I have...It is an amazing experience.

11 comments:

Clytie said...

Very beautiful, sissie. Those eyes! I see the soul of the wolf here.

Lois said...

He's so beautiful!

miruspeg said...

Hello Beth
It seems like forever since I visited your blog and marvelled at your wonderful drawings.
I will pop in more regularly.
Loved this wolf and reading your story.
:)
Peggy

~Cheryl said...

Those are gorgeous blue eyes in a sweet face . . . does he also "croon"? Now I'm going to be humming "only the lonely" for the rest of the night. :p

Elisabeth said...

The blue of these eyes here Beth, like pure liquid pools, stunning.

tera said...

My initial thought was, "Oh, he's foxy!" Immediately followed by, "No, he's wolfy, silly!"

Either way, he's wonderful! :)

Megan Coyle said...

That's so interesting - I never knew that about wolf eyes.

This is another fantastic image - I love how bright his blue eyes are.

Tammie said...

how wonderful that you have looked into eyes like these. I love your drawing and I thank you for this wolf info! Sometimes I get to hear the wolves, sometimes I get to hike where they have walked the night before. I love this.

Nina P. said...

Beautiful! The eyes are captivating, inviting...amazing! I have had the opportunity as a young child... a woman living behind us brought a puppy back from Alaska: part husky part wolf.. amazing (BIG) dog. The eyes were yellow and as you say, so intelligent. I just love your art, your soul, your blog, etc...
Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Cool !! I love the lines you make up for the fur ... really a blast !!

Catherine said...

You have so perfectly captured his stunning, intense gaze and strength. Absolutely captivating!