I was so peculiar about the background, I don't even know. It has something to do about this character returning somewhere after a perilous journey. I suppose I don't know how to put it into words so it makes most definite sense.
stunning! i love that detailed background, will all the types of greens. and of course the wolf is shaded and coloured amazing, as usual. :] they fit very well togehter, and you've created an awsome mystic atmosphere, imo.
Well, the anatomy could use some improvement (at least the paws), but the shading and colouring is friggin awesome. And although the style of the subject and the one of the background are completely different, they fit together very well. Awesome!