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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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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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