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Unleash the Pack by lamlok Unleash the Pack by lamlok
LOL three days to get to the level of what a concept artist would call a "speed painting". Learning is bitch XD

Anyway, some of you remember that I love Hyenas. I thing they are as cool as wolves and lions ^o^ Here is a proof I hope ;p

I've nothing more to say about this one. A lot of work, happy with the result (compo, animals, characters). Just hadn't the patience (and the time) to spend three days more on it to catch a "finished" effect. But maybe, it isn't my style after all. Must find a way of painting a little bit more abstract than classical fantasy stuff. Dunno, looking for it, need to experience more ! ^o^

I imagined no particular story for this one. I just really, really love Hyenas :D

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EDIT : :icongroovy-dudie: was inspired enough to write something about this image. This is one of the many stories possible ! ^__^
Thanks a lot to you, *groovy-dudie :D

The hyena’s growled, tugging gently at their chains. The grip on the other end tightened, immediately the creatures silenced. The aggression channelled only into the bristle of the hair along there hackles. Before them he smiled, bitter, dark. A spear held loosely in one hand, a torch in the other. The wind picked up, tossing snow against his legs as his cloak flew out behind him. The light of the torch seemed to travel with the wind for a moment, a streak of light against the dark the surrounded them. The golden ribbon on his spear fluttered in the wind, reaching for his hand. He closed his eyes for just a moment, remembering her. The smile came to his face again, a true smile as he thought of her hand against his skin. The golden ribbon tangled in her dark hair.
“You could simply give in. Would it be so bad?” The sickly sweet voice broke through his memories. He opened them, reluctant to let the memory go.
The light of the torch danced across the hyena’s open mouth, glinting against their already blood stained teeth, their red eyes. On her, it caught the elegant shape of the crown upon her head. She smiled at him, her face hooded by her dark clothes, the same shades as her creatures. Her hands held the chains. With one word she could release them, and he knew they would tear him to pieces in moments if he didn’t move fast enough.
“It would be worse than death.” He replied, the bitter smile returning as the woman frowned. He bowed mockingly. “My Queen.”
Her lips curled in displeasure, as if they felt it the hyena’s let out a deep growl. “You were warned, I warned you.” She tilted her head as she looked at him. “You knew I would kill her.” The creatures laughed, the sound echoed in the vast night. “She could have lived, if you had of chosen me. You should have chosen me.”
He shook his head. His hands flexed, shifting their grip on his only weapons. There had been no other choice for him, there was only her. Only her. “Unleash the pack.”
The Queen sighed, the hyena’s edged closer. Her hands opened, the chains slipping to the ground. He lifted his spear, ready to meet death. Only her.
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:iconboricua16shawty:
boricua16shawty Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
loveee thisss !! Love 
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:iconladyfiszi:
LadyFiszi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing scene, nice angle! I love hyenas too, and also want to learn speed paint :)
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:iconrincewind1:
Rincewind1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   General Artist
great picture, I like the viewpoint used, hyenas are cool, that sound they make is creepy. Great story, you write very well. If there wasn't actually a picture there I'd have no trouble picturing the scene.
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:iconhydromelking:
HydromelKing Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est juste monstrueusement fabuleux ! Bravo ! :)
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:iconcalmar:
Calmar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
This is a very exciting painting. I really like the sense of action and the mysterious appearance of the concealed packmaster. Also, nice touch to put hyenas into a snowy scenario. :)
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:icondameodessa:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabuleux! :wow: Et quel point de vue magnifique! :love: L'ombre est également superbe et j'adore le design des hyènes! :D
:wow: tous les détails sont de pures merveilles! :love:
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue que tu as choisi ici. =)
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:iconnaa-:
Naa- Featured By Owner May 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Ca c'est de la vue qui tue ! J'aime le tout-seul-contre-tous pour sa pose, ses fringues, cette plongée super efficace, sa position et son harpon !
Note que je rêverais aussi de piquer le super manteau à breloque du cousin du Roi Araignée ! Ses mastodontes font peur n'empêche. Déjà que les hyènes normales sont d'une force effrayante dans les mâchoires, mais alors celles-là elles doivent être capables de concurrencer leurs lointaines ancêtres préhistoriques (ouais, j'ai vu un documentaire là-dessus il n'y a pas longtemps) ! Fuis monsieur-tout-seul ! fuis !!!

Krès krès belle compo qui en vérité me fait plus penser à une case de BD sortie de sa planche qu'à une illu. Probablement à cause de la dynamique de la scène qui donne envie de voir le reste de la planche et de l'album T_T Y a pas, je sais bien... mais j'aime quand même ! :heart:
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:iconjackpot-84:
JackPot-84 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
OVER CLASSE !!!
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Merciiii !!!
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I've featured your wonderful work here! :) [link]
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Superb!
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Thank you ! :-)
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome.
I would like to invite you to visit my music site [link] when you have the time.
There's also a poll concerning my music, located on my DA profile page below my ID, if you would like to participate. Your feedback is appreciated.
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:iconlevee:
Levee Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Three days or three weeks, it's definitely worth it. :) I really like the style. Kinda reminds me of the Prince of Persia with the outlines ([link])
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thank you very much ! ^___^
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:iconsaeedejoon:
saeedejoon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
very nice!!!!!
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thanks ^___^
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:iconweorin:
Weorin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student
nice! I especially like the edges of the cape at the bottom, the sort of ragged but still flowing look. His crown is also pretty epik. Is there a story behind this, or is it just random?
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thank you !!

No particular story but someone was inspired enough to write one of the many stories possible. look at the edit in the description :)
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:icontoshirotheknightwolf:
ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool idea!!
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thanks !! ^__^
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:icontoshirotheknightwolf:
ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsavageplz: your welcome ^-^
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:icontrisolzure1441:
Trisolzure1441 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Writer
nice... this reminds me of LOTR
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:iconthe-wordweaver:
The-WordWeaver Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Are these characters of yours?
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
btw someone wrote was inspired enough to write something about them. I copy/pasted it in the description... This one of the many stories possible ^^
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Yeap ! One-time characters for one-time image :D That's the magic of it !
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AgathaKeyguard Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Great picture! :)
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thank you ! ^__^
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:iconkerrigore:
Kerrigore Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really like the angle and the overall composition. It's quite impressive.
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks a lot ! ^__^
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:iconkerrigore:
Kerrigore Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Welcome. :)
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:iconreversed-gaba:
reversed-GABA Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I like the angle, it feels more intense.
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks you !!! :D
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:iconkineko:
kineko Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hooooooo ça tabasse sévère là!
(C'est grave que chaque fois que je le regarde, j'entends une voix qui rugit: "Félindra, la tête de tiiiiiiiiiiiiiigre"?)
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Merci !!
(haha je sais plus d'où elle vient felindra, même si le nom est familier... Cosmocats ?)
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:iconkineko:
kineko Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
... Fort Boyard.
Tu me déçois là. Déçuuuuuuuuuuuuue XD
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
... what ?
Nan mais Fort Boyard, ça a même pas le droit à être référencé dans mon cerveau quoi ! :D
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:iconkineko:
kineko Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD mais c'est tellement too much! (pour ce que je m'en souviens, je l'ai pas vu depuis au moins dix ans...)
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:iconwhatwazthat:
whatwazthat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
This looks great! I love the angle! Its unusual and menacing!
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks !!
Yeah I'm happy I was able to give life to my rough and this compo ^^
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:iconwhatwazthat:
whatwazthat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
you're welcome! and you really did!
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hyenas are pretty awesome. :D Very nice work.
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks a lot !
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Eleithel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haaaa, j'adore, que ce soit la compo, les effets de lumière, les textures, la mise en scène... très beau boulot !!! :clap:
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Merci beaucoup !! ^___^
J'avboue, oui, je suis contente de la compo :3 (ça paye de se casser la tête sur un truc de temps en temps ^o^)
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:iconeleithel:
Eleithel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oui, ça vaut le coup ! ^-^
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely brilliant angle and composition! Staggering work.
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:iconlamlok:
lamlok Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thank you veryyyyy much !!!! ^____^
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NicodemusLily Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oué, les hyènes c'est la classe !!! :la:

Et comme Mav', je plussoie à mort l'angle de vue. :)
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