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Desert Huntress by CanisAlbus Desert Huntress by CanisAlbus
Ancient, primitive, wild.
African sighthound.
The Azawakh.

Staedtler pigment liner, watercolors, Faber-Castell colored pencils, gouache.

Artwork ©GhoulShoe

Also a sighthound that I've never seen in person. I think I've come across all the rest of the sighthound breeds that are recognized and registered in the western world at least once, but never an Azawakh.
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fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful~ :heart:
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dealate51410 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   General Artist
would you be willing to design a tattoo of n azawakh for me? and if so how much would it cost?
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Vekke Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is so perfect ;-;
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zandaINK Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!
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KiwiSeahorse Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Wow, the colors in this are gorgeous!
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darklittleraven Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
They are one of my favorites. I want one, but I don't want to put up with the rude OMG your dog is starving! comments. I get that enough with my Italian greyhound. 
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Pagerda Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Azawakhs are definitely beautiful dogs, and you drew this one so nicely.  I like the shading and orange tone to the image, as well as the simplified/stylized sun in the background.  It really makes for a nice composition.  
Your traditional work is just beautiful--especially those lovely lines and use of color.
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SekoSirita Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Todella kaunis kuva, hienoa työtä c:
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kulapti Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty! I like the simple sun/halo and the rich oranges and golds for the lighting. 
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666vlcina Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
You really like greyhounds, don't you. : ) This is cool character, are you going to use him as your character or anything?
I heard Faber Castell are really great pencils. I guess it's right. 
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Stitchy-Face Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your traditional art like always astounds me. Wow. I van just feeel the warmth on this. 
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013

Absolutely stunning work - without doubt one of my favourite breeds of all time despite the fact that barely anyone seems to have heard of them.

I love how you captured the essence of the dog and that noble face is just stunning, a wonderful depiction with gorgeous stylised anatomy - also love the pose and how it shows the character of the breed. :love: :heart:

And I'd love to see one in person too, but in my country, I probably never will - Northern Ireland has virtually no rare dog breeds, even breeds like setters and some types of spaniel are virtually missing here, but present in England, plus our climate isn't exactly Azawakh-friendly. :'D

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Gabzilah Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Hmm...the breed has some interesting name:)
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f-oxes Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning! The Azawakh is such an amazing breed :love:
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ToastyLynx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful as always! I love the subtle halo effect paired with the dark lines and bright colours.
Majestic and beautiful :)
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Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful and lanky.
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IzaPug Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
pretty <3
luved
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EcferusAnima Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Azawakhs are one of my favorite sighthound breeds <3
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Faolan98 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Aza-freakin-wakh.  
Ghoul there are no words to describe your awesomeness. :iconhappycryplz:
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Naratzu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Woow! This is awesome! The ligth effect that you gave is really cool!
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Sargeant-Knoxx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uurgh! Goul-Shoe this is absolutely gorgeous! :love:
I love the pose and the way you captured the breeds physique. Stunningly rich colors too. :D
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Gamibrii Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
You're getting better in the shadeness. :la:
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Huskypawz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful work as always:D Beautiful breed as well, I'm working on making an Azawakh character^^ I must say, you've gotten me to love sight hounds even more C:
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coyotees Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
ahhh such lovely warm colours ´v`
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Coillte Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning lighting here! Had to look up that breed - such a striking breed, rather gorgeous. :heart:
Is this a new character? ^^
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
Yeah~ Azawakh is not very well known, often those who haven't heard of them before assume that they're just severely emaciated and such :'D

I actually have a new Azawakh character but it's not this one c: This is just a tribute to the breed~
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BlueHunter Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Some artworks just leave you speechless in its sheer strength and beauty. The anatomy is spot on, I can tell you this over and over again - and will. But the over all set mood here really reflects the African spirit. So bright, so warm ... wild, yes.

When you uploaded the screenshot of the pictures to upload, I waited for this one the most. Thank you for doing so, it was worth the wait! (:
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Zayl-SC Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
asdfghjkl the lighting is perf ;-;
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Disoxyde Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Royal.
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :heart: The colours, the pose, the shadows...! I love the brown tones you used. Maybe you'll see one one day :)
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THELADYHORSE Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :D
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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THELADYHORSE Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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WolfDragon30 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty :iconamgtouchplz:
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaaa thanks X3
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WolfDragon30 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
83 no problem
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