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Nightingale's class by KayFedewa Nightingale's class by KayFedewa
a doodle of nightingale telling some young fans about the time he took down a Great Horn. He's not a braggart..they asked!

Not an actual scene from the new comic - something similar happens but not exactly. I just wanted to draw this because i dont know why :) Maybe its because Im a sadist, because drawing sitting WOLVES FROM THAT ANGLE IS THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE RAAAAH!!

Looks like Swiftkill will be the main character again, with 3 friends. these 2 grayish ones are random extras i threw in just for this picture, because I havent designed the actual 2 others that will be used yet. The 4 wolves below are supposed to be like, 6-8 months old. I dont think I quite nailed that, need more practice pushing the "young" look!

its amazing what a little bit of texture can add to a piece, you know? Erin just showed me the "grain" filter last night. grain filter, where u been all my life???

thats about all i have to say about this i think. hope you like!


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:iconkobweb:
kobweb Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Really enjoying the new style
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:iconmimmiley:
mimmiley Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Will blood still be important in the commic? :)
because she is the one I love the most XD
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KayFedewa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oh yeah! :)
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Cloudandis Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
I adore how this is drawn c: I can just imagine swiftkill knowing the most about hunting. :'D
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PumpkinSkittle08 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Glad to see the comic getting back on it's feet! I missed this story very much and I love your work especially. :)
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:iconversionstudio:
versionstudio Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wah..so long I havent see this comic characters...
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AlphonseElric92 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
sveet!!! <3
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:iconalvringer:
alvringer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The postures and expressions all look so good here! This caught my eye at once in my messages :D
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
it is SO awesome to see BBA art from you again! I had thought that the entirety of the project was turned over to Fable, are you guys going to collaborate on it again?
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:iconkayfedewa:
KayFedewa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
fo sho i couldnt do it without her!
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:iconkirawra:
KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Awesome! :thumbsup:
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:iconsierra627:
Sierra627 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
aww I'll miss where the first comic was going, but I'm glad you'll be doing comics again :)
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WolfClaw316 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
I see Swiftyyy <333
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SillyDoo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awww, the first greyish wolf looks like Balto (:
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:iconlunathesilent:
Lunathesilent Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thoughtthe same :)
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SillyDoo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
(:
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Swiftlook Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
so true :D
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:iconsillydoo:
SillyDoo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Heeeey ! I'm not the only one to see it :'D
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ChassyGirl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought the same thing!! lol
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SillyDoo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
See ? :'D
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Periit Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are there Rip and Swifty?!
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nightspiritwing Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
very adorable :)  and OMG i'm glad i'm not the only one that gets all confused and frustrated drawing sitting wolves in that view...every time i'm like "i'm going to draw this type of sitting pose" I'm all excited and happy and then by the end of the night there is a giant stack of crumpled up papers and i'm curled into a tiny ball in a corner crying and rocking lol. :P

Lately i've been chasing our new dog around the house trying to get photos of her sitting like this to help LOL...she thinks it's a game and I just get more frustrated lawls go me
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KayFedewa Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Gotta sneak up on her! ;)
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nightspiritwing Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
with her satellite ears there is no sneaking up on her :P lol


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silverwolf321 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is fab <3 i love the sketch 
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:iconanime-wolf848:
anime-wolf848 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
so are you gonna work on BBA again? :D
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AuroraIkia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous style, I've always loved it!
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RoyalMockery Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't wait for the new comic! Its so exciting to see you drawing these characters again!
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sora12212 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist
riptide my babycake
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cutetoboewolf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow interesting piece- and you captured the young uns 'inexperience' and look to the older wolf there.
Its a great improvement over your old wolves- alot more defined to each character ^^
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Eeee! So excited to see Swifty and Riptide again! This is wonderful! :D
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kerrybrianna Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's cool to see Swiftkill and Riptide without their tattoos haha, just to show how young they actually were at the time of this story.
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kikicapricious Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
is swifty in the new comic then?
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MAYA8562 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
I really miss Swıft Waaaah! 
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XxCactusxX Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job... :D
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fredgotshot Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Looks very well done, nice job.
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Dryft-Art Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your making a new comic? Oh im intrigued!
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DesotoFox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student General Artist
The grey one at the back kinda reminds me of Balto, nobody thinks so?
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nitalla Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm hoping you didn't get rid of Bloodspill. She was one of my favourite of the Blackbloods
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X-WindDance-X Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm lovin' this. Wonderful job! You can almost hear the story being told! :D
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XxLyraLunaSilviaxX Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL 
Grain filter: "Taking out the trash." 
Everyone: >.o ...?
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Kar-Is-Trash Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
bbys <3 omg
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SilentCola Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a bit confused - I haven't checked your website in ages! Are you completely re-doing the comic, or is this going to be a "prequel" or something?
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AstaWolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
This is so cool !!!
Swiftkill looks pretty young and she looks great!!
I want to see the new comic !!
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ACWN-Designs Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Actually, when I first saw this I thought two things... 1) that it was from :iconcanisalbus: as it looks a lot more stylized than your older works. Its a nice change! And 2), once I recognized Swift, that she looked younger. Something about her expression gives her this look of innocence and youth.


I do agree with other comments that if you made their eyes and paws a little larger, and perhaps make their legs seem a bit long for their body that that would help make them look younger too. That weird phase of having to grow into their legs and feet, gangly teenager. If you wanted to make them even younger than that, you could add a little more pudge to them for the puppy fat. Maybe make their features or fur a little more round/softer vs the sharper angles they might have as adults.

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KayFedewa Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
im flattered, she is ridiiiiiculously talented :) Thanks for the feedback on how to nail the puppy look - ill be posting some new attempts soon.
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ACWN-Designs Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cant wait to see them!
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Emberfade Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
whem i do young wolves i make them pudgy, like getting ready to grow a lot, lots of round-ness
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Goddess-of-BUTTSECKS Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love how Nightingale's fur tufts look like wings! REALLY nice designs!
I still treasure the first comic I bought for BBA. <3
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DawnFrost Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
I could tell they were younger, but not by much. I think just enlarging the head and paws a pit and you would have nailed it. That and the eyes. I've noticed the eye to head size ratio is different from youngins to adults. Bigger eyes, shorter snouts .... prob smaller ears... yeah. over all though I  like the piece =] 
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