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I Am No Hellhound, Girl by pallanoph I Am No Hellhound, Girl by pallanoph
Yay! More lame titles! :dummy:

This is the colored version of this sketch I submitted a while back: I rather liked it, and figured it would benefit from some color. Aside from it being more digital practice, it doubled as a color study. I'm finally figuring out how to use layer effects more successfully. I need to work smarter, not harder, but sometimes I forget to experiment and see what does what. :lol: I am still a Photoshop hack; if you wish to mock me for that, I suppose I deserve it. :lol:

As it is now, this will be an illustration for the infamous novel in progress, which is still nowhere near finished and may not be for many years now. The workload I've saddled myself with makes personal writing/projects nigh impossible. The only reason I finished this illustration at all is due to the fact I plan to use it in my portfolio! (Which, as it is, has been taking up all of my time next to work, commissions, etc.)

The creature pictured is a pallanoph, my own created species, and his name is Nharath. He is, as stated, not related to hellhounds or any canine affiliate. Actually, if you squint, you will see primate, (baboon-ish?) though they aren't related to primates, either. Nor do they have any relation to wolves/foxes/canines, etc. (If you'd like to read more about pallanophs, you can get a general idea in the description under this deviation: ) The girl is Adelaide. She's human, for clarification. :XD: Also, if anyone wonders, the light source is from a lantern, and the space they inhabit is a hollow under some massive tree roots. I don't know if anything else needs clarification...

Graphite and Photoshop CS3.

Art, pallanoph species, and characters April Schumacher. Please do not utilize, please and thank you.

(I need to get back to notes and such... :sprint: )
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:iconemma03811:
emma03811 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student Artist
I think this is so cool, Although it was a little scary when i imagined me running into this thing 0_0
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't think I'd take such an encounter all that well, myself. Adelaide has a little more bravery than she needs sometimes! :XD: Thanks!
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:iconfalcolf:
Falcolf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I love this, it's gorgeous! :D
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! (I still am fond of this piece, even after a year has gone by, so that's a good thing! :giggle: )
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:icontwilightwolf333:
twilightwolf333 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
wow love da wolf
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
He's not a wolf... or any sort of canine, for that matter.
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:icontwilightwolf333:
twilightwolf333 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
oh well sorry i didnt know just was saying i liked :(
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Kenalli Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OHMYGAWD I WILL WAIT UNTIL I TAKE MY LAST BREATH FOR THIS NOVEL.  I could actually imagine Nharath saying this to Adelaide, actually felt his hot breath on the air as he growled this statement out.  I felt the hairs rise on the back of my neck.  Great work.
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rbow Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Excellent work!
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:iconqvercast:
Qvercast Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I could have sworn this got DD>.......hmmm
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Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
a novel huh? can you tell me more about it? ^^
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Dreameratheart14 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I like this!
The wolf looks canine, but if I may say so, a bit equine in the face.
But I still really like it!
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
He's not a wolf or a canine/canine relative of any sorts, but thank you anyway.
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:iconearthpatriot117:
Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
you can say whatever you want but he's canine looking enough for me! ^^ xd
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I beg to differ, as I have no proficiency in drawing canines.
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Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
.....then you have an unknown talent my friend. lol
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:iconearthpatriot117:
Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
a novel? tell me more!? ^^
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AuroraDragon2272 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BEAUtiful! It is awesome, he looks as surprised as i imagine the girls face to look, not including horrified-afraid. he is very beautiful, i like how he is sorta feline as well. keep up the awesome work!
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AuroraDragon2272 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and I also see the equine in him, with his bottom teeth and jaw, and his long legs and his wrists. and such luxurious fur!
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CeruleanInquisition Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I get a sense of a horse or deer when I look at them...
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:iconamandadrage:
AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
That's making me feel unsettled. It's the expression. It's not even looking at me, yet I can feel the fear as if I were the girl standing there. In other words, job well done!!
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Eee! I'm really glad to hear that, as I think expression is one of the many things I really struggle with. Perhaps, after all of these years, I may finally be headed in the right direction! Thanks, Amanda! :hug:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I think you've been heading in the right direction all along personally :XD: :hug: You're very welcome April as always!
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aetherfang Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Yes yes yes! I was so hoping this would get the color treatment, it looks great! I have to admit, I do get something of an extremely elegant foo dog feeling from your pallanophs instead of a baboon. Maybe something to do with all the fluff :D
----> (Dashes off to finish worldbuilding workshop outline)
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love foo dogs, of course. I think that may have been one of the major inspirations for them. I would love to draw more 'noph foos when I get the chance. :D
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trigun666 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very very good..
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kalmanen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Haa I remember this! :) Still a beautiful illustration, looks very traditionally made :ohnoes: Never realized before reading your A/N again that this is actually digitally painted xD Damnit you and your mad skillz! I love his little poofy tail <3
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jamikakish Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Getting a major Little Red Riding Hood Vibe from this... EXCEPT MORE EPIC AND WITH PALLANOPHS
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:iconmistingwolf:
MistingWolf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh I remember this! Ah, it looks so lovely! I think you're getting the hang of the digital art thing!
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, at long last! Though some aspects of digital art continue to elude me. :lol: For instance, how do I make this happen in a mere 5 hours? :XD:
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MistingWolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right? I once spent 10 hours on one of my digital images, but it looks like I spent maybe 1. I suppose it didn't help that I left it as an A4 size, but.... x.x
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khitsu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Oh wow, this is just absolutely wonderful. I love how it looks hand painted, even though it's digital. And this just makes me REALLY want to read your book. I hope it gets finished someday, I will definitely be interested in buying it the moment it comes out!!!! :)
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not even sure how to make things look more digital, since even simple gradients and most layer effects are mysteries to me! :giggle: Things are much easier if I have a rather fleshed out sketch or drawing available, so I have put less effort into the digital side of things. And thanks! I hope I can get it finished in another decade or so... :fingerscrossed:
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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LenaliaBee Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Surprising! the position of the character is very interesting! What anguish, poor girl >_<
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Luckily, the girl will be just fine, after she gets over her shock. :) Thanks!
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:iconlenaliabee:
LenaliaBee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In the belly of the beast?
XD No I'm kidding.
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GreenLadyMonster Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
I saw this in my inbox and thought "Oh neat, she colored that awesome sketch!" It looks great, by the way; the lighting effects really make things pop, especially with him at the bright epicenter and her backlit (frontlit?). After watching you for a couple years now I can definitely say your digital skills have markedly improved.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! For a while I was honestly concerned that my progress was nonexistent. :giggle:
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DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I feel for you. People going around thinking they're wolves! :roll:

I do say though, I like this colored version :iconlikeasirplz:
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd do color more often if I felt more capable! And if I had more time... :XD:

(The fact that this wolf thing seems intent on going on indefinitely is why I rarely post 'nophs anymore. That, and I haven't had time outside of commissions/portfolio work to draw them! :lol:)
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DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Aw, I hope you post some on your blog! I miss them so much. But you need to work, I understand (boy do I ever).
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I may create a separate blog for them, to be honest, but I'm not sure which site I should use, one which people could easily follow. (I like blogger, but... no one seems to use blogger anymore. D:)

It's really saddening that I can't post them without people questioning content that is given in the description. (Improper categorizing really pushes my buttons, to be honest. :XD: Especially when it's people I don't know throwing my 'nophs into their woof folders. It just shows how little the world at large cares about reading information, about taking one extra second to understand just a little of what they're looking at; that they'd rather make a split second assumption. Blegh.)

Sorry for the rant... I think I must be having one of those moments. :lol: Stress! Medical bills! The usual drill.
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DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Ugh, I get you. Descriptions? Who needs 'em :roll:
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Dragon-Paragon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I like it. It's neat.
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, so gorgeous!
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MeenyMcSweeny Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Awesome.
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Juicy-Peach Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
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ninjaelric Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Love the way you coloured the wolf's golden fur :heart:
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Except he isn't a wolf... :B
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