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Wild Africa by darknatasha Wild Africa by darknatasha
I just wish African wild dogs were more popular. They are such beautiful animals and extraordinary hunters. One of my favorite canid that has fascinated me for years.

Medium is acrylic inks, marker, colored pencil.
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Spino2Earth Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017
Beautiful!
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dingo-murci Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
amazing
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Africanwildog Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Lovely
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Africanwildog Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
You can create for me a picture with a male wolf and a female african wild dog plz ?
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4TheShadow Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
This is absolutely beautiful, my husband and I just found out about this breed of K9 and have fallen in love!
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LoneLycaon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
The face, the ears, the spots on her fur...
Very beautiful! It's a shame that only a few wild dogs left in Africa.
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purplemystic Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
so very cool i had to add to favorites
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N3ffShark Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I absolutely love African wild dogs, and this is beautifully done.
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Cstinne Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Everything is said, so I just tell you I realy, realy love this one!
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Shelby2398 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the most realistic anthro I have ever seen...
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SpiritFlareWolf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love African Painted Dogs and always have :3 they are just as beautiful, if not more, than wolves. I think their lack of popularity has to do with lack of public exposure. Wolves are (and used to be) all over the Northern Hemisphere. The Egyptian Jackal, through genetic research, shows evidence of being a relative to the Grey Wolf, closer to wolves than jackals. Wolves are in lots of places, while this beautiful animal with giant round ears is not. Even coyotes are in popular media. Same problem with other handsome canids and definitely beautiful felines like the Civic cat and even tigers and leopards.
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Rahula87 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. How about bush dog? They are an extremely interesting canid species found in Central and South America,it's a shame it isn't so popular :( Other canids like dholes,ethipoian wolves etc. deserve more popularity but i have to admit that one of my favourite canids is racoon dog *_*
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SpiritFlareWolf Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I also like the Maned Wolf, which isn't actually a wolf. They have ridiculously long legs and I love it lol I like dholes and Ethiopian wolves too. 
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Rahula87 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maned wolves are cute and afer racoon dogs are my favourite^^
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Meej-the-Kraken Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you, African Wild Dogs are amazing! And your picture is awesome. I love it! :D
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Nikolaspascal Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wolf are too mainstream, leggo with hyena
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sarahandshadow Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
this it total awsumness
it's so wunderful in an exotic way, it makes me wanna cry frum love
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8flames8claws Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
wow that is amazing. I never knew how awesome african wild dogs were...the accessories complement it perfectly! :D I like the background too.
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ArgendumTribal Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
African Wild Dogs are very beautiful, so its amazing they aren't as popular as even coyotes. Anyhow, your an amazing artist. Keep at it!!
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csilag Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
LOVE LOVE LOVE
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Nalasugar457 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing! Even though I LOOOVVEEE wolves, and only heard about African Wild dogs yesterday (cause I was researching them), I feel as if they are now my favourite animal...

Love it!!!! Sooooo cute, and amazing colour texture, too!
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BeadyEyedGirl Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
the accessories match the wild dog perfectly... very cute..
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unknownrapist Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
great picture love it :) dogs are no 1
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Skyfox1988 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Beautiful.
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loudmask Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
I am an absolute fan of your work, you are quite an amazing artist and noone can doubt it.
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komodo20 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW Amazing I LOVE your work
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seeing-the-dark Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Love your Wild Dogs madly.
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Just gorgeous! If the stories I've heard are correct, when African wild dogs are hunting, they have a success rate of around 90% due to teamwork - while the far more iconic cheetahs succeed about 10% of the time. I know who I'd rather be...
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Tykaia Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
I LOVE African wild dogs! :)
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is just gorgeous!
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Water-Dark-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awesome!
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fire22 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
thats really cool
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Vaneya Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
They are my favorites, and I love that you've done some art of them. Have followed your work for years, and I'm really glad to see my favorite here.
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wolfxgrrl Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student Photographer
love. this.
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enehsalome Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student General Artist
There really is something mystifying in all of your antrho's expressions. They look so real. They hold
that look that most all animals do. That certain austere quality if you will. Beautiful!
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CarliPhani Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist
wow thesepicture is sooooooo damn great!!!
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RaitoSasuandothers Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student General Artist
oh marvelous *.*
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the-shiznite Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Very cool :) I love these critters.
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JamJaz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
I love it. Hyenas are awesome.
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Shel-chan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Dude, it's a dog, not a Hyena! D:
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taobunny Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Oooh, painted dogs were my most favorite animal that I got to observe in Zimbabwe... I took more pictures of them than of any other animal that I saw, I think... (They are so wonderful to observe playing, hunting or even just sleeping...)
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Black-Vulture Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE African Wild Dogs! I too wish they were more popular, they are such amazing and splendid creatures! Always been one of my most favorite animals ever, but artsy things like paintings, sculptures and trinkets are so impossible to find. :<

Yet another amazing work! You never cease to astound and amaze! :meow:
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DavidThorne2Day Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
So perfectly human and so perfectly animal, both at the same time. What a wonderfully rendered picture.
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darkmoon1234 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
And I thought I was the only one who noticed how awesome African Painted Dogs were!
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928 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Your really good at realistic art style.
This looks great and amazing.
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
You have been featured in my deviation's description, here: [link]

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celticblack Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
They are very beautiful and should be depicted more. I'm hoping to see them at London zoo in a couple of weeks. :) Well done on this stunning piece of work.
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Tone-Echo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
yey I love African Wild Dogs. I wish they had more attention. I couldn't even find them in my encyclopedia (dates back to the 80s, but still <.< )
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Psychodragoncat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That fur is amazing!! That must've took quite a while
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wildpelt4evr Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
I love how you make your anthros so tribal it puts a realistic quality to it, considering native americans, very tribal groups, depicted anthros as gods, saviors and means of worship, aswell as your drawing skills. Beautiful work as always!
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