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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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Falcolf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I love this, it's gorgeous! :D
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: )
twilightwolf333 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
wow love da wolf
pallanoph Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
He's not a wolf... or any sort of canine, for that matter.
twilightwolf333 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
oh well sorry i didnt know just was saying i liked :(
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.
rbow Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Excellent work!
LongLiveRaka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I could have sworn this got DD>.......hmmm
Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
a novel huh? can you tell me more about it? ^^
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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