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Bewilder by CanisAlbus Bewilder by CanisAlbus
This pitch black Greyhound that has been appearing in my dreams several times during the past half year or so. It doesn't have eyes or any other distinctive features other than a wide red mouth and a set of clean white teeth, but it seems friendly. It's usually seen following the dreamer quietly or momentarily showing up in the distance, or lurking around as a part of a larger crowd. Sometimes there's a whole pack of them, but usually it's just this one. 
I find this strange, because I've never had this kind of prominent repetitive element in my dreams before. 

Staedtler pigment liner, Gimp.

Artwork ©CanisAlbus
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nondev Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
Love the graphic style. Those decorative elements really give a sense of flowy and dreamlike.
Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015   General Artist
Great design! 
HYENART114 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're so amazing and it's too much
please just stop being so absolutely fabulous
Mushies12 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Oi D:

Sun tyyli on ihana.
v8tiger Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh. My only repetitive dream is infiltrating a glass building in the jungle. As I'm about to escape, I fall into a black pit and that's how the dream ends. I hope to hear more about this black Greyhound in the future!
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Very much enjoying the hard black silhouette. 
MadMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haa, tässä on suorastaan beardsleymäinen värinä! :) Hieno työ!
LeafeonTea Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Once I had a sudden narcolepsy attack (luckily I was sitting, I have never any previous narcolepsy attacks nor have I had any after ) and a dog barked and opened my eyes and the whole world was blue, even the dog in front of me- it was houndish in appearence, though the most striking feature against this blue world was it's yellow eyes. It looked down this cobbled stone road and I turned to look, but before I could see what it had barked at my sister shook me awake- I was in mid-sentence when this happened. I went to this school at the time and the psychologist for the school had dream studies under Freud and Jung so I asked him about the dream.  

He said because the dog was non-threatening and seemed to be friendly or akin to me (as in traveling with me) that it's very possible it could be a sort of. Incarnation of someone's experiences in the collective unconscious- maybe an ancestor- the world was blue for the sole purpose of the golden eyes to standout; Yellow or gold are colors of security, or foresight. The bark was to get my attention, what was in front of us, what the dog was wanting to me to look at, was something it was trying to warn me about. The dog was trying to warn me of something- possibly something that memory of the collective unconscious person or ancestor had experienced or foresaw in the future. 

I was like, Oh okay. I didn't know that this was Assassin's Creed. But alright. Anyways. Maybe your dog is someone looking out for you? Maybe it's an ancestor, or someone? Maybe it wants you to realize something  too? Unfortunately I haven't seen this dog again, so I may never know what he wanted me to know. Maybe he just wanted me to know that whatever is ahead, I'm not alone. That what I'm facing, others have too.

Anyways- I love your work as always- LOVE this piece. Fantastic job! <3
WooflesArt Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool that you remember your dreams in enough detail and clarity to be able to draw it out! My dreams always seem fuzzy, vague, and indistinct. This black greyhound silhouette guy is pretty cool looking.
Zaroquen Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
crossed-fingers Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hope its not a Grim!
SporeDiatrymisss Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I keep having maniacs trying to stab me with a  pencil in my dreams.
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Well, that's less nice than having an eyeless hound companion, I must say.
SporeDiatrymisss Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree.

Ps. I see that you reply to comments more often than not, which makes me happy. :D You can consider me as a fan of yours.
Nyathera Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Maybe your dream is somekind of prediction for the future, maybe this black greyhound is someday your dog. :)
XxRockFiendxX Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
very cool =)
thegroon Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Very nice, I love his mouth. I want to touch it.
VampireHunter4x7 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I get repetitive stuff in my dreams like this, not usually being or objects but places. It's so odd. I'll have to try drawing them.....woo for inspiration! Thanks. >^-^<
LadyKira999 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lazeswirl super :-)
Lordfell Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
That's actually a really cool reasoning behind it, it's one thing to make art but to attach a deeper meaning to it makes it all the more special
linkaiya Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I really like the contrast in this one,  with the smoke dribbling and coiling up and over that solid black silhouette, which is broken  only by that maw.  The lack of eyes and the teeth lend a sinister aspect, yet the greyhound could simply be enjoying the run. I like the captured moment feel of  this,  where anything could  happen next.  And the movement. I really really really like this piece. Well  done!
TheCameraEye97 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student General Artist
That's a cool dream character! You know, I had a dream character similar to him, but it wasn't friendly >.<
Norolink Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Unieläimet on aina mielenkiintoisia, etenkin jos ne ilmestyy unissa toistuvasti. Mikäli tää koira esiintyy teikän unissa useamminkin, niin mielenkiintoista ois nähdä lisää arttia hänestä. :) Ehkä ajan myötä valkenee mikä tarkoitus sillä on.

Mitä tulee arttiin, niin voin kompata erästä alempana olevaa kommentoijaa että pirun hienosti olet saanut tähänkin kuvaan eloa, syvyyttä ja liikettä vaikka koira onkin pikimusta eikä siitä näy muuta kuin siluetti ja suu.
mousielove Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist
We have had three pitch black greyhounds! (obviously with eyes tho) they seem to be the most common but we got them from G.A.P so couldn't pick colours and two of them we only fostered but we kept Ranger. Greyhound are big couch potatoes!
Ag-Cat Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe it's your guardian spirit!
chiiioko Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Laylabelle97 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
I just imagine this mysterious looking thing trotting alongside someone in a crowd
Asherys Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How you suggest form with such well placed curves and shapes and really brings this to life. It might be flat black but it still has so much substance. I think this is one of my favorite pieces of yours yet. 

The patterns remind me of how after you wake after a dream too. When the dream clings to you for a bit while you lie there, and you feel like you're still in-between.
OrganizmChick88 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful drawing with a great background story :)
Kinirowolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love your art :D
anatiidae Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Wow, the patterns are beautiful! I like the minimal colours used here, and this gives a lovely dreamlike feel that nicely reflects what you've been seeing in your dreams. I like that it's silhouetted as well, adds more mystery to it :) Lovely work :D
animeXOXOkawaii Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome
ArtBurnt Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Maybe its your spirit animal? Could also be a animal guide, but unlike spirit animals, they come and go as you need them.
TheAlbinoCheetah Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There simply arent enough words in the dictionary for your art- lets make some up......
I HAVE A BETTER IDEA. When ever I see good art from now on, I am going to say:
"Dang, that is some CanisAlbus looking sh** right there."
ASadSadEmoChic Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Apparently, a black dog symbolizes death or depression.…

Regardless, though, this is really pretty!
WooflesArt Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting, because Winston Churchill referred to his depression as his "black dog".  
MissSatsuki Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
shiro-no-yuuki Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
magnifique !!!!
neon-possum Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous <3 
EarthEvolution Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student General Artist
really nice illustration! I like your style

can feel with you... sometimes dreams are just weird but i think they try to tell us something (i often dream about a raven...dont know why...but hopefully will find out some day)
floydvoid Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Oi kuulostaa mielenkiintoiselta :0
Mut todella upea on tää kuvakin! Tykkään tuosta kuinka näyttäisi siltä että tuo koira ikään kuin jättäisi tuollaisen savuvanan peräänsä (en osaa selittää sitä mutta toivon että ymmärrät mitä selitän l'D) Mutta on kyllä todella nätti <3
RAE-J Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhhhhhh gorgeous
VZdrawART Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sound's interesting!

The orange pattern that flows with him gives the greyhound an atmospheric touch <3
I love them!
Though he's just a shape of his appereance, he somehow gives me a completeness when I look at him. Like he's more than just a pitch black shape.

Although the whole drawing has warm colours, it still gives me a cold feeling. Like, I don't even know...
Like the colours are just a 'fake emotion'. It's like a cover from the reality. Amazing
flynnmutt Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student General Artist
this is gorgeous!!
WynterrX Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
wow omg,, this looks a lot like a dog i dreamed about few times when i was younger. i dont remember very many dreams from that time but this was one of the characters that stuck out. creepy! o:
TheyNamedHerRheulea Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is fascinating, both concept and your rendering of it. 
Very beautiful lines and shape. 
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