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Himalayan Fu Dog by Exileden Himalayan Fu Dog by Exileden
Conceptual sketch of Himalayan Fu Dog which I designed for specific project where it will have his own story background. I might change something on him before full illustration will be made.

He is guardian of holy mountains of Nepal- अन्नपूर्णा (Annapurna). Annapurna means "Goddess of the Harvests" and the elevation is eight thousand metres (25.000~ feet) which makes me a "wow" because I lived on 10.000 feet (4000m) elevation and already I had healthwise sucky time!
For some reason Mount Everest never fascinated me a lot, really because just of the hype "of the tallest peak on the earth and famous alpinists" but that's better and that makes other mountains less known yet more interesting because they are sacred and hold so many legends. Some mountains in Nepal are forbidden to enter.
And in general I'm heavely inspired by Nepal creations and I never thought travels would be the best inspiration source :)
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JellyBeanBullet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the way you sketch is so beautiful!
elaphe15 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, this is awesome!
RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
This is so cool! Brilliant work! Masterful design!
MorgonStarr Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I'm in love with this sketch, it's absolutely beautiful! Did you ever get to do a more refined drawing/ illustration of him?
Exileden Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Nope, but I think at some point in future I should. :D
MorgonStarr Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I would love to see a coloured version of this guy. I almost see him with some topaz accents or something along that line xD
Jozura Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i love this work, i might even ask for a comission once i figure out what creature i want done, and don't take this the wrong way, but they are called fu dragons, only americans call them dogs, again great work
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HowlingMoonDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome piece
Krinkee Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I apologize if I forgot to note you regarding this piece, but I'm happy to say I did receive it a while ago in the mail, safe and sound! I'm working on finding the perfect frame for it right now, but I just wanted to ask you a quick question: I'm practicing making art dolls and I wanted to know if you'd allow me to attempt to make an art doll of him (for myself of course, not to sell). His face is just so inspiring, I simply adore his entire design :heart:
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