A young Gray Wolf rests his chin on the warm brown earth, comforted by a soft, leafy bush and tufts of grass and scattered stones. He shares a moment of contemplation with his Raven friend who is perched facing him. The density of the wolf’s coat is apparent and way the color variation of his coat goes from light gray to light charcoal and to tan on his ears adds to the wolf’s life like appearance. To render the Raven, I used a very thin brush to paint the fine details of its beautiful dark feathers. Wolves and ravens have a special relationship and ravens are often seen with wolves when a kill is made. Ravens are also called “wolf-birds” since they form a close attachment with wolves.