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Bearhound Legacy by CanisAlbus Bearhound Legacy by CanisAlbus
Father and son. Two leaders of Ōu. Both legendary bear hunting dogs. Gin, the courageous hero of the series Ginga Nagareboshi Gin and his right-minded son Weed, whose story is told in Ginga Densetsu Weed.

Instead of just imitating the style of the original series, I tried to make these two to look what trey really are: two silver brindle Akita Inus. I haven't had drawn any dogs of that specific breed before this work, so they might not be that perfect, but hopefully it's somewhat possible to recognise them.

This was one of those works that you just work and work for hours and put so much effort into it while hating it furiously during the whole process. Nothing went really right on this. The background spilled awfully on the dogs and it took me some extra time to repair the damage. Also neither of my two scanners did proper work with this, the scans always turned out messy and blurry no matter I did. Arrjakshdarauh. But after a months of wait to submit this, I don't think I dislike it as strongly as in the beginning. Actually, I kinda like the cold and starry feeling in this.

Black Staedtler pigment liner, Faber-Castell colored pencils, watercolors, gouaches.

Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, Ginga Densetsu Weed ©Yoshihiro Takahashi
artwork ©GhoulShoe
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:iconmansikki200:
Mansikki200 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Ihana! Tuo tyyli on niin .... söpö c:
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DenaliBlu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
SO GORGEOUS!!!
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FuzzyAliens Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They look amazing. I love how you made them look more realistic and gave they both silver fun unlike that weird blue they gave Gin in the GDW anime.
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BaltinaBlackS Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
You are so talented, hun !!!!
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, thank you X3
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Gamibrii Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
They're both pretty and harmonious,the fur details are so aamzing and the sky is nostalgic. *-*
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TheRechiba Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
ah, rakastan sua koska teit Ginille ruskeet silmät ;__;
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Gabzilah Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I really love the sky and how it reflects on the dogs:heart:
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! Glad to hear all the work put into this paid off after all C:
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Gabzilah Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
You're welcome:)
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SnowBumbee Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, they look so amazing ! I so love how you draw dogs, and the smiling one really makes me happy ! :heart:
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animals21 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omfg! so awesome artwork!
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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FinTrip Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
GNG and GDW are my favourite animes ;u; This looks so nice!
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Glad to hear you like it C:
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IzaPug Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
oh my
so beautyyy <3
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you ^^
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IzaPug Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
ahw
np :>
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Schmidty13 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! I love the strips on thier fur! And I love how they are natural colors:D Awesome work!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, yes, many people don't even seem to know that these two characters actually have striped furs :'D
Thank you!
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Schmidty13 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Lol, I know X3 You're very welcome:D
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I love how you ink and the style you do fur in! :squee:
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WooflesArt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how you put the characters into your own style, and I like the soft glow of the lighter color blue around their heads. :)
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BlazingWolf9 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I TOTALLY <3 GINGA. :)
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
:highfive:
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Corrosives Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Woah!
This looks amazing! The Ginga dogs look really great in your style! *u* I know you don't like the mistakes in it, but I think they made it look nicer in a way....? I don't know, but I really like this, along with pretty much everything else you draw. XD
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whitepup Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Aaa I absolutely love that series. This drawing is amazing as well! I love the fur detail fff
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Why, thank you! Glad you like it c:
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J-Harper Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omfg
Yes
this is amazing
I love these series
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, they're wonderful!
I'm glad you like the piece~
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Psitt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Weed is a Kishu Inu/Akita but they are really similar breeds

anyways this is seriously amazing ;;
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
He is? Never knew of that! Kishu heritage doesn't explain the blue eyes though :'3

Thanks~
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Psitt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, his mom was a Kishu c:

No, no it doesn't. Although it also doesn't explain why they changed Gin's markings and eye color in GDW either haha. I don't think the creators put a lot of effort in being overly realistic with the designs X3
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I kind of suspected that, considering how small she looked... but since there's white Akitas I didn't bother to actually check it...

Yes. Weed as an anime was a bit derpy attempt, it could have been easily much better with a bit more effort :XD:
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Psitt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think it said it somewhere in the show, but I know it's online.

Indeed.
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SegikuchiKiatsu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome style.
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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SegikuchiKiatsu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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CrashSpyro98 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. I like how you made look the fur so.. fluffy. Yeah, fluffy *_*
Some time ago I was so obsessed with Ginga. I still love it, though.
This gotta go in my favourites c:
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Fluffy fur is fluffy. Funny enough, Takahashi's style usually looks like the dogs have hardly any fur at all :'3
Thank you so much!
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CrashSpyro98 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. I like his style because it's original, but.. it's way too schematic and it's all but dynamical. His dogs look like puppets when they try to move.
Sorry for this english but it isn't my first language XD
Btw you're welcome!
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, I'm not sure whether you're talking about the animes or original mangas. But personally I find Takahashi's drawings quite dynamical, meaning they have a lot of movement and interesting perspectives on them. Sure the anatomy is highly stylized and nowhere near realistic, it still works in it's own way.
And your english is fine~ I'm not a native speaker either :'D
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CrashSpyro98 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well, I was talking about both styles, ok, anime's is way uglier, (I just can't bear GDW's -w-) but I still find manga's.. well.. rigid. At least that's my opinion :'D
Anyway as I said it's a great and original style.
It's nice to talk about these things, people often say "omygosh takahashi's sooooo awesummmmm he made a manga with corageous and superdogzzzz" and that's sad .-.
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Sanifa Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist
omg soo pretty gin ;A; You should draw ben ;A; :heart:
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, maybe I should! Great Dane is another breed I haven't drawn in ages~
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Sanifa Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist
omg ;A; i really can*t wait to see my favourite Platoon Ben :heart:
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"This was one of those works that you just work and work for hours and put so much effort into it while hating it furiously during the whole process"

I had to smile when I read this sentence, because this is something only artists can feel :) I know this too. Great that you didn't give up, I think it's nice and Ilike the athmosphere :)
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, yeah. Hopefully the effort paid off :'3

Thank you so much!
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, it turned out quite well ^^ You're welcome :hug:
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