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Son of Africa by Qzurr Son of Africa by Qzurr
Huhh... it's finished!
As I said I love so much the hyenas since my rpg times, and now finally I had some motivation to draw one.

I used pastels and colored pencils.

Thanks for the looking!


Art: :iconqzurr:



* Edit * Thanks so much for :iconzethelius: and :iconkatmomma: for the DD suggestion. When i saw it I didn't want to believe it. Thank you very much :heart: *
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Son of Africa by *Qzurr "A powerful rendering. The effort the artist put into this piece is easily visible even from a glance." ( Suggested by Zethelius and Featured by Katmomma )
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What I really enjoy most about your stuff is that you have different styles that you try out and can pull off extremely well, and this is a perfect example. I remember your old cute stuff, and now you're into realistic stuff and it just looks downright amazing.

My downright favourite aspect of this picture is the eyes. The deep yellow, and the shine in the eyes, and the multiple different shades of yellow in the irises just look gorgeous. His smiling muzzle and happy eyes are absolutely adorable, but still maintain 100% of the realism. The fur is amazing and it is all coloured (or pasteled?) in the correct direction, which would just absolutely drive me out of my mind to attempt. It shows that you have a very strong undertanding of fur and hyena anatomy and everything about what you wanted to draw beforehand, and that you just really knew exactly what you were doing. The ears are perfect, and once again you did an amazing job on the fur texture. I find the earrings and necklaces fit in well with the cultural aspects as well as the species, and they also look very nice! The smallest things are detailed perfectly, such as the teeth and the earrings and the medallion, and that kind of attention to detail is what seperates a great piece of art from a masterpiece. And I truly do believe this is a masterpiece.

I just saw recently that critiques were up for this piece, and just had to do one. You're one of my favourite artists, if not my favourite, and this is one of the best pieces of art I have ever seen.
What do you think?
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:iconnixkat:
NixKat Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty.
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:icononly-doll:
Only-Doll Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Likaon <3
Really beauty artwork
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Eszméletlenül szép! :omg: De mi is lenne ö? Elöször hiénára gondoltam, de valahogy az arca inkább vadkutyára hasonlított. x)
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:iconqzurr:
Qzurr Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Mert csikos hiena is hehe :D
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:iconhurst2008:
hurst2008 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
i love this one!!!!!! all his photos are my favorite!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this the best one yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconnanashithedog:
NanashiTheDog Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your African Wild Dogs are really awesome :heart:
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:iconredflowerblooming:
redflowerblooming Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these designs!!! They're amazing! :D
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natsuki9surei Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
aw. He's gorgeous.
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:iconrenegadeflyer:
RenegadeFlyer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely! I like the texture of the fur and his look. Nice details! =D
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:iconhyenavitani:
HyenaVitani Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh goodness ;w;

HOW PRETTY AND LOVABLE! <3
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:iconminakowolf37:
MinakoWolf37 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The textures look so real! Mind-blowing!
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:iconflashw:
FlashW Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
you have a big talant, I love your detail works :)
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Crusene Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
This is an amazing piece. I don't know too may artists, so I don't much to compare it to, but this is very good, and it speaks to me a volume of... well, "backstory". I'm getting ideas, so to speak. Anyway, this is going onto my favs.
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:iconqzurr:
Qzurr Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank very much! : )
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CrazyCoyote005 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Nice Nice , im very impressed and i would like to know if you are working on anything new
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:iconpsithyrus:
Psithyrus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Everthing is beautiful about this piece, but what stands out for me is the bone necklace and other jewelry. Well done!

I am glad I found this portrait!

Thanks for sharing,

Blair
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:iconhndz:
Hndz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
So beautiful! I specially like the face and the fur.
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DeeYayRnor Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Feature: [link]

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:iconkatt315:
katt315 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is indeed a wonderful and beautifully detailed piece. The audience can clearly see you have taken alot of time to work on the fine details. The tribal look is very fitting of a African Wild Dog, which Is why I ask are you sure your character is not this Canid? Cape Hunting Dogs and Hyenas do tend to get mixed up, therefore people do make mistakes in calling the AWD a 'Hyena'.

You can look in #AfricanWildDogFan If you're not totally convinced of what I'm saying.

If this was to be a Wild Dog, I would love to request this in our Featured Gallery (where all the high quality works go). This is beautiful and deserves as much recognition as it can get.
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:iconqzurr:
Qzurr Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much your comment and help Katt! : )
Would be pleasure ^^
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katt315 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Okay...well just to clarify, this is a African Wild Dog then yes?

If so, I will request right away. :3
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:iconqzurr:
Qzurr Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well honestly, It's started as Striped Hyena, but I tired bring some own in it a bit, and now looks African Wild Dog xD
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:iconkatt315:
katt315 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
D:

Hmm...so it started out a Striped Hyena but now IS a African Wild Dog? :pray:

Say yes say yes...xDD
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:iconqzurr:
Qzurr Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Easier if I suggest it for you -> [link]
[link]

= )
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:iconkatt315:
katt315 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Oh yes...don't worry we have them already. :)
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digitalbird06 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
LOVE IT! (Although the ears are a bit to large and pointed to be that of a hyena. )
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MikeRozak Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Sorry to spam you. I like this image.

Please look at the crappy illustration that I drew, "Why aliens don't appreciate some furry art", on [link] You might be interested in reading an account of my “alien” abduction. It’s all related. [link]
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Callyzah Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Amazing!!! =D=D=D :omg:
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AikaiFox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
It's so beautiful, I love the detail. It makes it seem visibly real <3
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:iconqzurr:
Qzurr Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you : )
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:iconwerespyro:
werespyro Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous! I love the colours and overall welldone!
congrats on the DD too ^^
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:iconrosiellon:
RosielloN Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
You should make this critique-able! I really want to write a review! I love the human-like expression.
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:iconqzurr:
Qzurr Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Now you can if you wanna : )
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RosielloN Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
: ^)
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:iconteimari:
TeiMari Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the title is so deep as is the picture. absolutely brillant!
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:iconrachelance:
Rachelance Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
really, really awesome! I love everything on this picture :love: :D
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laughsXpunk Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
O.o it awsome and wat do u mean by rpg??
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swiftfiree Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats AMAZING!!!!! so favin! I love the detail to the eyes and the fur texture ^^
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:iconhyaena-zaz:
Hyaena-ZAZ Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Sweet.
Expressive.
Playfull.
Good ;) ^^
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Tanzchai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Wow, it's gorgeous, you're really talented. I love the slightly playful expression, you've captured it all so well.
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inkdeath55 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
i luv ur art its so amasing
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hemynight Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ez iszonyatosan jól néz ki *.*
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:iconnetherwings:
netherwings Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, such detail! It looks amazing :heart:
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:iconqzurr:
Qzurr Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconnetherwings:
netherwings Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :) :hug:
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MacGreen Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Student Filmographer
I remeber seeing this couple times before
and I wonder why I haven't faved it allready!
I really like how you've made the fur and there's something about his eyes that makes me very happy...
And I love theose ears! >u< :heart:
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:iconqzurr:
Qzurr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you : )
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wolfheart23 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Amazing
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Aligna Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
lovely details! :D
i just love the look on his face and his eyes really jump out. great job!
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:iconqzurr:
Qzurr Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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