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Ego by CanisAlbus Ego by CanisAlbus
A new ID. The older one I had was starting to look... well, outdated. But since I really like the simple side view 'anubis pose' ID, I decided to just redo the earlier one. This piece is a couple of months old now though...

Machete's appearance has changed slightly since June 2011, as you may see. He's more like a hound now (longer limbs and arched back, plus the grayhoundtastic laying position where the belly doesn't touch the ground). Moreover he seems to get more and more snooty over time :/ (the original file name for this was "nirppanokka" which could be translated as "sourpuss")
I also pondered quite a while whether to use the red ribbons or the traditional ochre ones. I've preferred that scarlet set quite a lot lately, but these are the classic bandages.

This may also be a good time to make a few things clear about Machete's position as my character. Contrary to popular belief, this scheming pale canine is not my fursona.
As far as I'm concerned a fursona is an animal representation of it's creator, a person's self portrayed as a member of completely different species. I think fursona should, more or less, share it's creator's personality, interests, characteristics etc. even the appearance in some extent. Machete does not fit the criteria. He's different age and gender than I am, and his story line is set to a different country, in a different time period. And I'm not an albino nor a cleric, and I sure hope I'm not quite as cold, calculating and downright evil as my character. 
However, Machete is, and always has been, my most beloved creation, a personal favorite, and oddly enough, from all of my characters the one I feel the most in sync with. I think a closer term for him would be sort of an alter ego, or perhaps a muse, since he still kind of has a mind of his own. 

Character, artwork ©GhoulShoe
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:iconputui:
Putui Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!
Also, jee suomalaisia!!!! :D
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T-O-B-z Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Hey ghoulshoe i need help with drawing dogs , do you know how to draw any other types of dog?
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MarianneLoveDrawing Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Artist
wow
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Grox-12 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!!!!!!!
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vkhencur Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Before and after meme....
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Kindah.
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Rilguia Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing new Id!!! =D
love it!!! :nod:
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SnowBumbee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, Machete is always so amazing, I love this proud expression you give him, he's such an amazing character !
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Nereaya Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Mmmm, I like it a lot! Simple, yet beautiful. (:
Do you do outlines with vectors? In which program?
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you c:
Haha, I wouldn't even know how to use them. The lines here were done using the ink tool and the program was Gimp~
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Nereaya Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist
^^I enjoy your art a lot. (:
Eh, I tried once to make some vector lines in Photoshop and it was really painful. =S
Thank you for the answer!
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TheRechiba Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Eihän se haittaa vaikka fursona/alterego on eri genree tai mieleltää entä itse on ihmisenä. Koska monesti fursonaa/alter egoo käytetää just ilmaseen millainen sinä olet eikä millainen olet ulkoapäin. En tiedä mite selittäs tän XD mutmut mä oon aina olettanu Macheten sun fursonana/alter egona vaikka se ny sattuuki olee eri genree ja eri ajasta etc mut ei se haittaa ! >D it okei. Mut ehkä sun on helppo ilmasta ittees Macheten kautta ni kai sillo vois sanoo et se on nimeomaa sun alter ego eli sisäne ittes/toinen sinä etcetc jotai.. Ko netissä nyt satutaa luomaa fursonaa kuvastaa itteensä mut ei sen tarvi olla sun laine.. Ei kai täs ole sääntöjä? Minäkin käytän omaa alter egoo kuvastaa millanen haluaisin olla/miltä tuntuu jne?? Sori sekava kommentti oon itteasiassa tässä parinasteen kuumees et totanui XD hehheh...
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XxLouveBlanchexX Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Beautiful !Your art is so fascinating ! (sorry for my english whice is not very well, i'm french ...^^')
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0wlsome Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I really love this character, he was one of the biggest reason I started to watch you. Hes quite one interesting and unique creation :3
[I should draw you some fanart one time when I am allowed of course]
Keep up the good -and interesting- work!
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BouncyCone Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
o.o Awesome job♥
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks a bunch ^^
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Martiya-Khvar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this character of yours! He's beautiful and very intriguing. <3
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaa thank you so much! I'm delighted to hear that you like him ^^
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Eliseudyr Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aughagthasgrlove :heart:
I love your lineart and how you draw paws. And anatomy. and eyes. And nose. And fur. And I seriously love this design so much :iconspazattackplz:
But seriously, well done! :iconclapplz: :heart:
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaa such a flood of sweet words, I don't know what to say... ;u;
I'm just ridiculously happy that my style and this character are so liked. Thank you :heart:
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Eliseudyr Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
N'awww..!
You're very welcome. Looking forward to see more art from you :heart:
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purplepaopu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool drawing!! i just have to ask though;
i've seen many drawings where machete is
wrapping his arms in cloth or is covered in wrappings
be it red or normal ribbons. is this inspired by some sort
of religious/historical thing? i have tried to research it but didn't find
anything by googling it.
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Why, thank you!
Years ago Machete's story included having his front paws/hands chopped off completely. The bandages were a part of the prosthesis. That part was left out long ago, yet the ribbons remained. There's no historical or religious connection :'3
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purplepaopu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh! i see. very interesting!
thanks for answering my question. <3
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hitodama89 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No onpas kyllä kehittynyt niin teikän piirtotyyli kuin Macheten ulkomuotokin parissa vuodessa! Ja kumpikin vieläpä tuolleen jännästi toinen toistan tukevaan suuntaan, väittäisin.

Ja tuon perusteella mitä kuvan descriptionista luin (ja miten olen jostain syystä muutenkin asian mieltänyt) minusta kuulostaisi, että Macheten luonnehtimiseen voisi sopia myös termi muusa. =3 Koska ellen ihan väärin asiaa ymmärtänyt, niin se kuitenkin on tuollainen luojalleen läheinen otus, jonka pärstään ei vain kyllästy. Samalla se kasvaa ja kehittyy artistinsa mukana ja on usein juuri se heppu, jonka sylkee paperille vaikka muuten olisi kuinka paha art block meneillään.
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Voi kiitos C: Mukava kuulla että jonkinlaista edistystä on tapahtunut!

Hmm, muusa... Kuulostaa varsin sopivalta termiltä~
Totta puhuen koko rakkikatraani sopii kuvaukseen, ja tuntuu vähän omituiselta nostaa yhtä hahmoista niin paljon toisten yläpuolelle. Ne kaikki toimivat inspiraatiokatalyytteinäni, jotkut vain enemmän kuin toiset~
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Robinyx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the bandages around him.. It inspires me to do that xD
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks~
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DOLFIY Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
looks cool!:la:
you're getting better at digital art you know!:meow:
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Why, thanks!
I am? Lovely to hear that! Digital is still a bit of a mystery for me though :'D
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DOLFIY Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you did!:D
even though digital is kinda
confusing sometimes...xD
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Coillte Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You made me laugh at 'sourpuss'! :XD:
Beautiful subtle shading, and the pose is lovely! :heart:
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha :'3
Thank you!
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:iconcoillte:
Coillte Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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imke14 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the ribbon :D
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you c:
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ThatMarsupicat Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, this is absolutely gorgeous! ;A; <3
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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IzaPug Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
hushsus
simple and amezing!
luved this ;3
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank youuu~
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IzaPug Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
ahw
np ghoul sweetie :)
yu deserves ;3
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