k3 wrote:I am confused by the additional animals as well. They are a distraction to an otherwise compelling design.
I am a fan of bringing images to life with details. It wouldn't feel like a real forest to me without other life teaming around the wooden wolves. Artistically, for me, the creatures serve a couple purposes. The first is to fill empty space. The second is to create a contrast between the wooden, stiff wolves and the other, softer, lively animals. To each his or her own, of course, but that was my thought process when I added them.