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Azrael suffers from a severe fear of the dark and is most commonly seen carrying a lantern, candles or other sources of light. 
I also figured that he probably has some kind of medical reason for his rail thin appearance, a congenital digestive system abnormality, an internal parasite or hyperthyroidism, for example. He eats relatively normally, he's just unable to gain weight.

Staedtler pigment liner, Gimp.

Artwork, character ©CanisAlbus

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:iconcanislupusniger:
CanisLupusNiger Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it <3
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:iconleafeon-ex:
leafeon-ex Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Or its just his breed. I assume you know some breeds have different body types. ;) For instance my young saluki could be drawn like this.
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:iconadolfinamikaelson:
AdolfinaMikaelson Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! And for some reason, I found it extremely inspiring! You did an absolutely amazing job!
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:iconlordfell:
Lordfell Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
I thought this was already beautiful but when I read the snippet about them being scared of the dark it just became that much better. Also, am I allowed to ask what the peculiar marks on the legs are?
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ArtisticMusicWolves Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
This is what they told someone else 


"Azrael has a nasty tendency to gnaw and pick his legs whenever he's stressed out (kind of similar issue as nail biting or dermatillomania), which has scarred them pretty badly."

c:
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:iconlordfell:
Lordfell Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Oh thank you!
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:iconartisticmusicwolves:
ArtisticMusicWolves Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Np
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:iconsutegosaurusu:
Sutegosaurusu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really pretty, and Azrael, same the dark is scary.
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:iconsilver--wing:
Silver--Wing Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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:iconvampirehunter4x7:
VampireHunter4x7 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find this comforting for some reason. The snowy white, hazy background...I love it. I'm not sure why. I woke up and saw this after a rather intense nightmare, too. Just the thing I needed.
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:iconkaantarell:
kaantarell Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is just so beautiful! 
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:iconmayonaka-no-karasu:
Mayonaka-no-Karasu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So prettyyy. I love everything about him. \O 0 O/
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:iconfloydvoid:
FloydVoid Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yksi minun mielestä parhaista töistäsi tähän mennessä.
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:iconjackrussellvenom:
JackRussellVenom Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting use of light. :)
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:icondraconicat:
Draconicat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Such beautiful artwork, and the character is intriguing....
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:icontiny-indigo14:
Tiny-Indigo14 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I WANT TO PET HIMMAdorable Girl Anime Emoji (Heart Dance) [V6] 
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:iconairswirlseternal:
Airswirlseternal Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Cute :D The design is beautiful - powerful, but still delicate :clap:
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:iconwoodswallow:
Woodswallow Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, wonderful...the composition with the colours, the wind and pose is so lovely :heart:
Great mystic work!
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:icon0sayoko0:
0Sayoko0 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
He looks like a Saluki to me.
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:iconekknight:
EKKnight Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome.
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:iconfenrisxwolf:
FenrisxWolf Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow this is so beautiful ;u;
All of the background stories to your characters are so inspiring and interesting. I feel as if I learn something new every time you make another wonderful art piece.

You've actually inspired me to look further into a medical condition I have myself, and one I have given to my fursona I recently created, called Marfan syndrome. It's quite a complex disorder, and I always feel inspired by your works, since one of it's main traits is long skinny limbs, fragility in the muscles as well as many other things ><' In many ways I think that your style of art has helped me see a beauty in the condition that I once hated to have. I now look at it and see it as a strange kind of elegance, and don't feel so bad to have it myself c:
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:iconpathea:
Pathea Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist
This one is magic ! :heart:
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:iconizapug:
IzaPug Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
WOWW
REALLY LIKED THIS <3
*fav and run
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:icontimmcjimfrompl:
TimMcJimFromPl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Amazing.
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:iconzaroque:
Zaroque Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
christ above
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:iconshadowwolf:
Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god I love this. 
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:iconthewilywildcat:
TheWilyWildcat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful, I love the skinny anatomy and the candles, stunning work.  :)
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:iconrockythewolfpup:
rockythewolfpup Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
THATS COOL
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:iconblayzefyre:
Blayzefyre Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the exaggerated anatomy in your artwork. Such a distinctive style.
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:icongrassbladesworms:
grassbladesworms Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nice
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:iconbackwardlife:
BackwardLife Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing!!! :D
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:iconvaldemarion:
Valdemarion Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
outstanding character design.
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:icondrawanddream:
DrawandDream Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is one of my favorite characters of yours. He's amazing!! :heart: 
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Really? Well, I'm delighted to hear that someone likes him :>
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:icondrawanddream:
DrawandDream Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: I love all of your art, but this is in my top three. :D
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:iconrealalike:
RealAlike Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cool character, contrast and lights! :D

Underweighted myself too.
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconthefamilybusiness:
thefamilybusiness Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an interesting character! Loving the boniness (and the hair!). :) 

Are those markings on his legs or burn marks of some sort?
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot!

Azrael has a nasty tendency to gnaw and pick his legs whenever he's stressed out (kind of similar issue as nail biting or dermatillomania), which has scarred them pretty badly.
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:iconwooflesart:
WooflesArt Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor guy!  Is that vitiligo on his legs, or does he chew on them too much?  Vitiligo can accompany hyperthyroidism.  
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
The marks on his legs are scars, an unfortunate result of him picking and gnawing them whenever he's stressed out.
I didn't know vitiligo can be caused by hyperthyroidism, that's quite interesting!
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:iconlibberachi:
Libberachi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014   Digital Artist
It can also cause you to be a neurotic/nervous spazz. Hyperthyroidism, that is.
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:iconwooflesart:
WooflesArt Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor guy needs to meditate or something!  
I just finished the endocrine unit in my anatomy and physiology class, I didn't know it until then either!  I'm not sure the hyperthyroidism causes vitiligo, but it is often associated with it.  
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:iconlibberachi:
Libberachi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014   Digital Artist
I kind of have to wonder if in the cases of comorbidity (did I spell that right?), the two may be related to some sort of autoimmune disorder. I do know that hypothyroidism is sometimes caused by Hashimoto's. I wouldn't be surprised if that's the kind of hypothyroidism I have, given a family history of weird, hard-to-diagnose autoimmune disorders and the like.
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:iconwooflesart:
WooflesArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That could certainly be the case in some people. One disease can throw the rest of the body's homeostasis off kilter quite a bit, and autoimmune always seems to bring lots of other symptoms with it. 
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TheAlbinoCheetah Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is so much emotion in all the work you do!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
D'aww thank you! I try my best to make my pieces emotional~
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:iconthealbinocheetah:
TheAlbinoCheetah Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it works! Every time your art tells a story for me! My fave characters are Fonda, and Machete.
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ArdorFearless Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
There is so much that is perfect about this. I don't even know where to start, it's just that awesome. But still everything by you is!
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