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Masai Jackal by Korrok Masai Jackal by Korrok
My main piece for the EF artshow! A Masai-themed jackal. He'll be on sale there.

A few notes to say about it, for those interested. It's pretty large irl, measuring about 42cm high (16.5"). The colours are a lot nicer in real life, because as usual, I am terrible at scanning and colour adjustment. And he's done in mixed media: watercolours, Prisma pencils, and a little marker.

The reason I chose to draw this is because Eurofurence this year has the Serengeti theme. Now, I can't say I'm that keen on tribal cultures, but the one thing that interested me about the Masai was their jewellery making. So, perhaps you can think of this guy as a Masai jeweller.

The jewellery and clothing were all referenced from a whole bunch of photos of the Masai people and their crafts.
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done of this jackal character looks very nice. :)
Shadowulf1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Would you mind if I featured it on my mythical creature site, Warriors of Myth? :)
Korrok Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi there! I'd rather it not be featured if you don't mind - but thanks a lot for the offer! :)
Shadowulf1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, if you're absolutely sure. Anyhow, it's still a lovely piece. :)
basenjiboy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
lovely. The fur is so amazing
CartoonWolfy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Your work is just amazing. The coloring and the lines are so clean. Very nice indeed. :D
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome work! This is spectacular!
HazMatt86 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thats amazing looking great job
calley14 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is really cool the lines are really thought out and precise great work! :D
fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! He's beautiful! Amazing job my friend! :clap:
YouthxDiamonds Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you colour so well with pencils and watercolours? And were does watercolour come in? I can't find any tutorials on here about how to make traditional so details with colouring pencils and watercolour. My traditional isn't very good.
Korrok Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The watercolour is used as a base layer for the most part, so you will just paint in (quite sloppily in my case) basic colours in watercolour first, allow that to dry, then go over with pencils. With the more smooth areas (in this case, his robes) I will put a base layer of watercolour, go over with pencil, go over again with watercolour, again with pencil and so on till it looks right.

Remember to keep your pencils sharp! And it's a good idea to stretch or tape down watercolour paper (though I didn't with this). I hope this helps. :)
YouthxDiamonds Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thank you so much for describing! I must give it a go once I get some watercolours, it'll be fun x3 Thank you!
PearledRose Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing!~ :love:
Que-ink Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The detail in this is pretty amazing - well done. :)
MightyDarknut Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love jackals <3
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's quite wonderful. :)
ArunaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did omg fur :D Especially on neck and head ^^ He looks very peaceful like hmm meditating :)
Aelius24 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! I love the characters face and clothing; the fur looks so soft and smooth.
sdkfz171 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
very nice, good color and character
Lumpian Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Woow that realy looks awsume O_o
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