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Utunu by wahay Utunu by wahay
To view an animated GIF from start to finish, click here: [link]

An African Wild Dog in hot pursuit of his prey.

Thanks to ~Utunu for trusting me with his awesome character design. This commission was an adventure!

To view the uncropped version, go here: [link]
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:iconstarwolf4444:
starwolf4444 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this kinda reminds me of Indians
its a great piece of art :D
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wahay Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Like, from India? Or Native Americans? 

Anyway, thanks!
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starwolf4444 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
native Americans
ur welcome
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hannahmations Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student General Artist
This is really nice. I love the raw feeling of the piece.
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GuephRen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
This is marvellously done! The colours are correct and the painted style gives so much movement to the final piece. Plus AWDs need more love :)

It says digital media, did you do this on Painter or in another program?
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wahay Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like the colours! This was done in Photoshop.
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GuephRen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
All in Photoshop? Now I'm intrigued, how do you get that traditional-painting feeling? I do see real brush strokes there, specially in the grass.
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wahay Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I TRICKED YOU! There are no real brush strokes in there. It's simply a default chalk pastel brush, chopped up, erased, and redrawn.

The biggest issue isn't in the brushes, though. It's how you decide to lay down your strokes. I go super messy for the majority of the image, and constantly up contrast whenever possible, which makes it naturally look more painterly.
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liger0schnider Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Wonderful! I like wild dogs face detail!
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crazyshiro Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Simply scrumptious! Any idesa how many individual grass blades you've got?
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wahay Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yummm!

No idea. But dragging selections of marks around while holding alt + command made copying things pretty easy. Then checking the image in greyscale made it easier to discern where other grass blades needed to be placed to keep decent movement happening.
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crazyshiro Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Makes sense. And if you change up the selections/placement/size, you can get fairly variable scenery. :)
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ScrapFish Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Great piece - it was really fascinating to watch the .gif as well!
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wahay Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I bet you're one of four people that noticed that link. Glad you enjoyed it!
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levico Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
Holy crap. This looks worthy to hang in my grandmother's living room. She's from South Africa, and such has a lot of related art and such. I think this would fit right in.
~Lev
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Bar69Tek Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesone nj
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wahay Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

It took me twenty seconds to figure out "nj" = "nice job". I feel so old!
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