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Angered Loirin Sketch
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Published: June 24, 2011
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Completed on June 23rd, 2011


He walked with intention and planted his paws forcefully into the warm earth. In response, the claws of each toe flexed and curled deeply into the soil, as if bracing against their owner's desire to push forward just one more step.

"How dare you..." he spoke, with barely contained rage that shook the air, "How DARE you try to hurt her..."



It's been awhile since I revisited this character, and for some reason I felt compelled to this week during two separate sketch groups. I'd estimate he took me around 3 hours total (including socializing time ;) ).

He's an olden character of mine from many years ago: a cross between a lion and a kirin (an oriental unicorn).

I've always rendered him as rather tranquil, so I took a stab at what he might look like if he was rather angered at someone or something.

I also think I had a bit too much fun with the mane. >_>

4 x 5.5 inches in graphite.

Below are some earlier concepts of him:

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hal0009's avatar
Amazing!!
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much! :)
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Dearly-Loved|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! and the quote is lovely
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much! I'm glad you enjoyed the art and writing!
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spookykitty123|Student General Artist
Spooky, yet superbly-done.
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Thanks so very much! I'm glad you like the figure (intense as he is here :) ).
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This is awesome! Thanks for submitting to :devwild-cat-art :)
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! And thanks likewise for having such an awesome group!
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AwesomeNerd|Student Traditional Artist
his mane is wonderful!
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'll admit it was a lot of fun to make it look really wild and free rather than neat and tidy. :)
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AwesomeNerd|Student Traditional Artist
wild and free is much better indeed :nod:
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Tylarn|Student Photographer
Wow you can serious draw.
Personally (don't take this offensively) but I'm not a fan of these type of drawings, but it is really detailed and amazing!
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Thanks for the compliment, and no offense taken!

Out of curiosity, what do you mean by not being a fan of "these types" of drawings? Do you mean the subject matter just isn't your "thing?"
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Tylarn|Student Photographer
No problem :]
And yeah, its not my 'thing' but like, don't take that the wrong way. I love looking at any pictures, but this one doesn't do anything for me.
I'm probably babbling on here, sorry.
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
I totally get you, and no problem. :) The fact that you could look through the figure and appreciate the style/ability in the rendering even though the subject matter wasn't especially appealing for you and yet still took the time to leave me a compliment and feedback... that's seriously humbling, regardless. So thank you. :) I tend to prefer my own stuff when it's much more rigid and hyper-detailed and defined, and I"m trying to experiment with being a bit more flexible in pieces like this.
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tamst|Student Writer
Man you can draw! WoW! :D
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Thanks so very much for the humbling compliment! :) I am always trying to push myself!
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tamst|Student Writer
Thats ok and your work is just awesome!
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GabbyVee|Professional Digital Artist
It always fun to draw an OC act out of character! I like how the mane looks sorta scruffy and frizzy :]
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Agreed!

I suppose in another alternative universe maybe someone awakened him from lazing around in the noonday sun by rubbing a helium balloon on his mane to get it like that. XD
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GabbyVee|Professional Digital Artist
Thus the grumpy face hehee
I liked the little passage you wrote also!
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Thank you! :) I'm going to try to put up little written blurbs with some of my stuff as I can. I like how some of them can kind of help to set the "mood" (even if a lot of people won't read them). I actually hadn't realized until a few days ago how "popular" (relatively speaking for my work) [link] was and how many folks that commented had actually taken the time to read the story I'd written with it. It felt really good. :)
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DrakoLycos|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, what an amazing character and concept. I love it! :D
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