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Been a while since I've submitted anything...

This is a painting of a Belgian Malinois and a German Shepherd. It was inspired because one of the clubs I'm in on campus is helping to raise funds for Backstoppers, a charity that provides funds for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty, and as /Malinois and Shepherds are what the local police are currently using...

Anyway, I'm very happy with how this came out. I used two photo references, one for each dog:
Malinois: [link]

GSD: [link]

LOTS of hours! (been working on this since last Wednesday) PSCS3 and my tablet
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elhafiani Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
waw that is amazing i like it
Thanks for sharing




a beautiful original painted photos for hors and dogs i like to share with you in my blog :
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dAGrants Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Hello! :wave:
This awesome artwork has been featured here!
If you like the article please fav it :+fav:, so your artwork can be more widely seen!
Thanks!

~EAT-MY-PAINTINGS
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iKatie22 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is awesome! how did you do the fur?
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Sarahgirl65 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Lovely! awesome!
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teenwolf1 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Photographer
Nice.
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ShanShan666 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Student Interface Designer
wow htius is so kewl i luv it....
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deathwolf31 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
i love all your art sofar, but dont you have any art you did without the help of a computer? just a scetch even, without photoshop or anything. id like to see how it looks withut all the effects you can add with that stuff because i bet its more impresive to see what you could/can do on paper.
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WindSeeker Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't use any "effects you can add" thank you. I cannot see well enough to do traditional art anymore, my eye doesn't work well enough. I have sketches on here that I did on the computer, which basically lwould look the same on paper.
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deathwolf31 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
dont hafta flip out over that kay? my friends do a photoshop thing and call it art, im kinda not so crazy when they say that cuz i know they can draw better on paper then a stupid computer.
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isisandwolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
The colors and lighting are so magical!
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Firestarter20 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
At first I thought they were real dogz great work it is awesome
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Oogeepatogoa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
O man.
I love this Wind. c:
Beautiful dogs. :>
I like the difference between the emotions. One looks really happy, and the other just calm and normal. Lovely job! :D
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delete-lover Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
...Holy wow.

This has to be one of the most amazing dog-themed pieces I've seen to date. The background is beautiful, I love the texturing on the fur, and the colors blend very well with one-another. You did a terrific job. ^^

...Someone should suggest this as a Daily Deviation, because more people need to see the beauty of this piece.
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xXblackwolfXx Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
beautiful, i love the fur and their eyes :)
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echoskybound Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Excellent as always :]
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Twilight12343 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Very awesome. All of the colors blend in well and the way you made the eyes makes them look almost warm. ^ ^
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Wint3rHeart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Very nice. Love the detail, and I admire how the poses are changed from the references, instead of being exactly the same.

And hurray for not using the Grass Brush tool!! :dance:
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:iconwindseeker:
WindSeeker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are? (the dogs' poses) and ew, no grass brushes!
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Wint3rHeart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
It makes me sad seeing grass brush so much on dA. They're ruining good pictures that way.
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DragonGirlPR Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
This is truely impressive. Awsome job :D
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Hiaja Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
this turned out beautifully, I love the light in the shepherds eye.
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Minstrel-Ayreon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
VERY nice...man, I've missed your work!!
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Brushfeather Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
Beautiful job! Love the soft autumn coloration. The DA watermark, however, makes me sad. ): (I'm a fan of soft personal watermarks myself.)
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WindSeeker Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea, I generally don't use watermarks (save for my name on it and the date I finished it on) I'm thinking of taking off the watermark since my stuff is so rarely lifted anyway.
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Wisteria24 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Student
This is lovely! And for a good cause too!
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Spyroflamesredsbum Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
WOWEEEEEEEE O_____________O

i swear hat was a photo xD

BUT IS ISNT 8D
One of meh favouretest faves of all faves xP
LUUUUUUUUUUVVVVVV <33333333333
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wolfenashes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Increadible detail and colors, i love the realism of it!
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Mackico Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
German Shepherds are wonderful dogs, and you did a wonderful job of painting one.
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DarkwingDrake Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww! they`re beautiful!!!
:hug:
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swiftblight Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
beautiful! This is simply amazing!~
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forestcat Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Very very beautiful :D
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furryphotos Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Beautifully done !
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Awarth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Lovely use of lighting on the dogs. Really gives it a fall atmosphere.
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VanillaSheeb Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i kill you XD?

your art is like the coolest ever...PURE WIN XD
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Forwardess Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GRRRAAH! I loooove this piece!!! I have a German Shepherd and a Malinois of my own so this is happiness in art form for me. Totally awesome - love the fur, love the background, love their expressions. Just amazing.
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skyvale Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
This is gorgeous! The dogs are wonderful and fit in so well with the background. Great work~
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AzKitten Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
What a handsome picture! I know someone who works with Belgian malinois (as a SAR worker) so I may have to buy a print of this when I have some spare funds :)
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Avyris Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Beautiful work. I love the impressionism of it, especially the background. Up close, it looks like a bunch of scribbly gook, but take a step back and it really comes alive. Well done.
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EtherealWolf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Her art is affected by her blindness. She's not completely blind, but "legally." Maybe you alreay knew that, but if you didn't that should explain why, close up, it looks rough in spots. =)
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Avyris Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Yeah, I knew that. Doesn't change the fact that the impressionism of it is impressive. o.O No offense, but I see her as an artist first and a "legally blind person" second or third, and it bothers me a little that you seem to be drawing more attention to the latter than the former... as if she was a brillaint artist because she is blind or something.

I'm sure that was not your intent but that's sort of the impression I'm getting, especially since I don't really feel like my comment warranted anything that would suggest the need to draw attention to the artist's eyesight. I mean, impressionism is a totally valid and justified art form, regardless of the person who creates it, and it's art form I thoroughly admire. So why would her eyesight have anything to do with it?

Forgive me if I sound combative at all. ^^; Not my intention at all, honest. :) I just find it odd that people like to attach reasons to things that don't need them, using the exuse "she has bad eyesight" instead of simply admitting that she's a brilliant impressionistic artist. :shrug: But I think I'm reading into this too much. Go figure. @.@
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EtherealWolf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
...o_o

Honesly, I thought your comment was slightly insulting, what with saying up-close it looked like "scribbly gook." Impressionistic art is really neat, and it's something I can't pull off. :P But then there are lots of things that fit into that category. =P

I think it's great she still does what she loves. It shows real committment.

So I guess we just misunderstood each other? xD
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Avyris Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
I didn't say scribbly "gook". o.O That WOULD'VE been insulting. I just said "scribled lines", which is basically what they are. X3 Gook would've implied something nasty like... boogers or something. But lines are just lines. *shrug*

Anyway, misunderstandings happen. I'm glad we managed to clear it up. ^^ And look, no punches were thrown. How rare is that on DA? XD
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EtherealWolf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
O_o Maybe you should go back and read your comment, because you did use that word. Unless somehow our computer screens are displaying differing text. o-o [link] I took a screenshot. XD

Indeed. I generally stay out of the ring of drama. xP
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Avyris Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
Yeah, our computers are displaying different text. o.O That's so weird. I totally typed lines there, I swear. I'd show you but I'm on a school's computer so I can't take screenshots. >< Dude... That's kind of trippy actually. DA's a' changin' muh words. XD

Well, whoever is right or wrong here, I meant "lines". Maybe I made a typo, I dunno. I was just saying that it was undetailed and unspecific up close. X3 Man... how weird is that? Seriously. I swear, when I checked the comment yesterday, it said lines. I know it did. I specifically went back and looked at it, I said "scribbly lines". :confused:

*cue Twlight Zone music*
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EtherealWolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
That's really odd. o_O

xD Gotcha. =P
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kcravenyote Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
2 of my favorite breeds! You did a wonderful job portraying them. :3
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demonicaljakkal Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
this is really stunning.
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ksilebo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I like.
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Athero Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This is truly an amazing picture! The depths, details, colors and the shades.. It's so filled with feelings and atmosphere! ^.^
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jocarra Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Beautifully done. You can really see all the effort you put into this one. The thumbnail truly is photorealistic. Great job!
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