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A for Amarok by tohdaryl A for Amarok by tohdaryl
Amarok (or Amaroq) is the name of a gigantic wolf in Inuit mythology.

It is said to hunt down and devour anyone foolish enough to hunt alone at night. Unlike real wolves who hunt in packs, Amarok hunts alone. It is sometimes considered equivalent to the waheela of cryptozoology.

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I've received a number of comments concerning Amarok's wolf head design as not based on Inuit rather than from the Pacific Northeast culture. I am deeply aware of that. I wanted to design something unique by blending two different cultures. But since its such a concern, I decided to change it to something close to Inuit culture.
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Jubiliana Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Is it possible to use this picture as a reference on a student conference? I'm preparing a speech about animals in Inuit and Aleut mythology and since it's an amazing piece of work, I wanted to include it in my work. (Obviously with the credits.)
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Locaris Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!
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RadicalRevy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
great! your artwork are intresting, expecially this one
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MarcoHalfBodt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Artist
Who needs a pack, If your big as that?..
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Meme-candia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
me encantó!
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KIRKparrish Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
shout out to the PNW!
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Takumitsudao Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Even if it wasn't traditional, that mask looked seriously cool. This Amarok is definitely more accurate, but less interesting in design. If you could, maybe put up the old design too?
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zob333 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
ye, could you maybe put up both of them? please, takeru-san
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tunazombified Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
And now I know what a waheela is.
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sarilys Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
it's really nice, but i'm gonna be critical here because the mask of the wolf is not traditional inuit art. What you put is more comon to west coast (vancouver) native art. I'm being too critical maybe. Still i like it. :D
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DrAgOnSfLy006 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And so it starts =) I'm already waiting for B.
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
do you know what legend is that " there is a magical gigantic poler wolf in the Inuit (i don't know for sure) he has glaciers instead of fur, 7 wide black eyes with coal coming out of his mouth!!???
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WarriorNun Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A lone wolf of legend.
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Nuclear-Shrimp Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's definitely a lesson to be learned here haha. Anyway great as always!
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loish Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
amazing!!!
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sasunaru-dobe15 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohh this is awesome:la: I'm half inuit and I have to check with my dad about this legend:) Good job:D
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ScriptorSapiens Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Ooh, nice! Start the challenge off with a bang! I cannot wait for B!
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AlanSteenhouwer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
:iconcoolplz:... Waheela?
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Kinetii Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I love mythology! This will entertain us a lot, but mostly for Daryl!
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Nikepz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
awesomeeee especially the way you rendered the wolf's face.
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FiskXPhantom Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
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lite-ing Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Never heard of that legend before. But the face like mask is awesome
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IllustraShu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Very nice. I like the mythology :'D
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Calick Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's a creepy legend. Nice work on the animal's face!
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