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Hound by Zasalamell Hound by Zasalamell
Another creature commission I just finished. Whew! I'm almost done with the portraits!!!

This image took me about 7 hours to complete but I loved every minute of it and also came up with a different way of working out lighting.
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The very first thing I noticed about this portrait is the eyes. They portray a powerful, burning anger, that seems to sear the viewer with its intensity. As far as the lighting goes, it is indeed well set up in this instance, and it adds flavoring to the overall mood of the scene. From what I have seen of your other art, I must say that this one is most definitely one to admire. The amount of effort you put into this one, and the pains you took to make each color as vibrant as it could possibly be is clear, and it demands respect. I believe that this is some of your best work.
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wingwolf88 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Aww 'u'
Very handsome! ^^
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sunmesaglenn Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Excellent
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JRCoffronIII Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That is one mean looking llama!
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TheFrostFoot Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Man, I've spent the last few minutes TRYING to find something to critique about this, but, my poor, untrained eyes got nothing.

Now here comes the rave;

even after staring at this for so long, I still cannot fully take in the amount of depth and detail you've woven into this piece! I'm particularly envious of the lighting on (veiwers) let ear. How the skin is lit up and, almost translucent, as you often see in real life when light hits, say, a cat, a certain way. I can even see the silhouette of a vein and where the thin skin ends and curves into the thicker shape of the ear!

Furthermore, the subtle contrast from warm back light to cool local colour for on the creature is great! Very pleasing to the eye and the little added bonuses, like, the dust particles caught in the light just beside the snout and the contrast in detail and shadow in the fur (something I myself struggle with.) are an extra treat! Superb piece all around and I look forwards to more ftom you!
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Zasalamell Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Awe. Thank you for the compliments on my work. I am slowly getting better but so ...sooo far from my goal.
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SolitaireMarauder Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Extraordinary. He looks too intelligent to be a mount, ist that something to prevent him bitting?
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Zasalamell Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student General Artist
He's an angry mount. Over intelligent as well. :)
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SolitaireMarauder Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Seems the type of mount that say "beware, i have a rider and i know how to use him" xD
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ArsenicBlue Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah,I wanna ride that!So beautiful!Your use of lighting is awesome
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Zasalamell Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student General Artist
LOL Thank you very much. I'm really trying to push lighting.
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