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Pierce The Skies
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Published: June 23, 2012
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By-the-hour commission for Utunu of FA of his African Wild Dog character! This one presented more of a challenge than I anticipated. I spent more time on it than I thought I would. However, I had a BLAST working in those spotty markings, getting them to look like the coat of an African Hunting Dog, and compliment his body shape as well. Super fun one!

12 hours 45 minutes in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Spino2Earth's avatar
I love his Loincloth
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wolfpet200|Student Artist
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stellathesharkdog|Student Artisan Crafter
Finally found the artist <3 I love your work
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anubis-x|Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding pose!
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The energy in the pose and expression is stunning!
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Acaciathorn|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the markings on the fur!
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Ramman05's avatar
That's awesome!
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The-3Dan|Professional Digital Artist
This is astonishing XD The shading, the texture, the anatomy... all of it is really fantastic XD 
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Naerishi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oml I can't even. Your art is astounding, really excellent. The expression and pose is marvelous, such personality.~
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CalicoGriffin| Artisan Crafter
No doubt it took you almost 13 hours. It's awesome! Proportions, perspective and this marvellous shading! Just - wow.
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Iushke|Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this, one of my favorite animals and hardly ever seen! <3 <3 <3
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Allraune|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
was für eine dynamik!^^
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jdearman5|Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much!
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DiamondDragon33|Student Traditional Artist
I just adore the color pallets, shading and movement you have in each of your beautiful pieces!! :squee: 
Stunning!! :wow: 
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Sara1444's avatar
Looks more like a gnoll.
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KanteWolfe98|Hobbyist General Artist
I have always loved this art! <3
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Chazste|Hobbyist Writer
What a beautiful character, that's so incredible! I love it!
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Reddtalon's avatar
Really nice, proportions are done well. A very tricky pose to accomplish. Good work.
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Trishamonstah|Hobbyist General Artist
You drew the arm aiming the spear perfectly! It looks so well done, wow!
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Darbaras's avatar
These pictures are just beautiful ... I especially love his expression!
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Amperus|Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's the detail on the fur and the pose itself that gives this piece such sense of motion!
A truly excellent piece of work,you've made me jealous!
Definitely putting you on the Watch!
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KatieHofgard|Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thanks so very much! =)
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naquadrea's avatar
verry well done. I like the tribal feel
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