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Saint Petersburg by CanisAlbus Saint Petersburg by CanisAlbus
A little birthday gift to the marvelous *BlueHunter. The characters featured are Russian Borzois, Zarengold on the left belongs to Hunter himself and Vasiliy on the right is mine. I've always thought that these two wolfhounds would look nice together, so I couldn't resist drawing them~
I tried to include some kind of Art Nouveau-ish feel to it, as well as some stylization that reminds me of old soviet fairytale books. Personally, I think it fits the piece quite well.
So have a pair of Borzoi with crazy Mucha hair -I mean fur, all over the place.

Staedtler pigment liner, gouache, Stabilos.

Happy Birthday BlueHunter! c: Hope you like this, even if it's a bit belated~

Zarengold ©:iconbluehunter:
Vasiliy, artwork ©:iconghoulshoe:
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love this! Borzois are such elegant dogs. I think you capture that quite well, and I do agree that the style reminds me of Russian fairy tale art.
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Suomen-Ukonilma Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ihana!!!! *___*
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:icondraconicat:
Draconicat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Gorgeous!
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:iconliimlsan:
LiimLsan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
You can see the Mucha a mile off. The poses complement each other really well, adn the color is gorgeous.
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BlueHunter Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Now I had so much time to think about a comment, but I still don't know exactly to how I should express myself confronting this beautiful artwork D;
It's sheer dazzling! And so I just rested countless minutes just looking at the artwork again instead of finding any comprehensive words! I mean, I liked Vasiliy when I first saw him appearing in your artworks. He always seemed like such a calm and reserved individual. On top of this, his built is very interesting and unique, being from a noble blood line as well! -

As I wrote to your poll, I always liked it when characters get drawn together to interact in their own ways - that you just drew him together with Zar took my breath away when I first saw it. Seriously, this picture is awesome on way too many levels °^°
You managed to capture both their individual looks to be representative - I love to compare those two! - and still stylize the complete picture. I adore Mucha as an artist and just receiving an artwork from you transferring part of his features into your own style is just a pleasure to the eye. It has this Art Nouveau feeling I love so much, but yet this prominent old soviet fairytale feel.
This stylization and the coloration are phenominal, the background also adds a lot to the picture and I always like how you add your floral ornaments to the backgrounds. So inspiring as well.

But I'm dearly sorry, I'm not finding any right words, but I hope I could express my pleasure about this artwork at least slightly, I tried not to lose my senses too much.

And at this point I'd like to ask you if it was possible to actually receive this artwork? I would feel honored to frame it and put it to my wall (:

:heart:
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:iconmuura:
muura Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
classy doge <3
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:icon0wlsome:
0wlsome Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Wow, your style and your techniques... they are so mindblown. Thank you for beeing such a great inspiration to me :heart:
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Gabzilah Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Really lovely fur! Looks almost like hair to Vasiliy:D
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah! I am so blown away by this right now!! this is amazing!! omfg
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MuttInkDreams Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
i love the sylization of this--the colors also work very well with this.The flowers are a nice touch too.Looks like it would be a nice card. ^_^
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Savoto Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like the little fur spots/dots that on them. It really makes their fur pop instead of being a patch of color. It's really visually appealing.
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:icondeepvoicemanbeans:
deepvoicemanbeans Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
I think you are correct. That look great together.
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:iconcoyotees:
coyotees Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Two fantastic borzoi characters *u*
I love the flowy type fur, somewhat like borzois real curly fur.
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:iconinstantcoyote:
InstantCoyote Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
This is so gorgeous. I love the style, and their flowy neck fur. :meow:
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:iconsekosirita:
SekoSirita Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Todella upea kuva jälleen kerran, ihanan hempeät värit tässä. c:
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SEGAmastergirl Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Borzois YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! I LUV BORZOIS:D
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:iconrilguia:
Rilguia Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Wonderful work!! It looks different from your usual style, but I like it pretty much! :nod:
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:iconspitfiresonice:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your style! This piece looks wonderful!
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:iconlylie-foak:
lylie-foak Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ooh, I like very much, eee. Nice selection there with the breed.
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely work, the cleanness here is awesome. :)
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:iconstitchy-face:
Stitchy-Face Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
ah man this looks so elegant <3 love the curling strands and the fur style!
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:iconizapug:
IzaPug Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
tehehe
luved the details and the style uwu~~
yu are awesome
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:icon666vlcina:
666vlcina Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Good looking borzois, I like them in your style more than on photos. xD Vasiliy looks always confused and shy on your pictures.
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tinylaughs Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Borzois are beautiful dogs, and I think your style is fantastic and represents them very well. The long wavy hair and the texture of the fur is gorgeous. <3
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:iconthrima:
Thrima Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Crazy Mucha fur fits perfectly with Borzois. 
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:iconslosskamp:
slosskamp Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your style a lot! Wow
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:iconskia:
Skia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your. Style. Is. So. sdfsd%&5.
Just. Love.
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:iconfaolan98:
Faolan98 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow   
That fur is beautiful!!! And the background is gorgeous as well :heart:
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:iconzznightmaregirlzz:
ZzNightmareGirlzZ Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the colors and style.:)
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:iconxlossen:
xLossen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hunter is going to love this. Get your shield ready because there's going to be a explosion
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Hhhhhh I hope so~


But a Hunter explosion....  ?

...

*takes cover*



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PeachesOfWar Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh Zarengold my baby you look so fantastic! Vasily too~
I really love that background pattern, how dod you do that? :'D 
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Eeee he was a great character to draw, really~ Thanks!
The background was made with gouache and Stabilo markers. I covered the whole area with blue gouache first and then painted the yellow flowers on it. There's also fine marker lining around the yellow parts, but it didn't seem to endure the scanning very well :/
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:iconpeachesofwar:
PeachesOfWar Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He always is! :'D
Wow it looks like you painted around the yellow, a nice effect :heart:
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:iconhuskypawz:
Huskypawz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Jeez your art gets more amazing every time! Wonderful work on this, the colors are very pretty~ :clap:
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaa thanks X3 Glad you like!
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:iconhuskypawz:
Huskypawz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're most welcome:)
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CanisSeptimus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love the way you drew the longer bits of fur in this, and the background is pretty. The two hounds do look wonderful together, their colors and marks seem just suit each other in being in the same piece. 
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it~
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:icondarkwolfartist:
DarkWolfArtist Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
flawless <3
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaa thanks X3
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DarkWolfArtist Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
C: no problem
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:iconakekiru:
Akekiru Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Very nice!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks ^^
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