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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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Margaret112233 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
woah. awesome!
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JellyBeanBullet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the way you sketch is so beautiful!
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elaphe15 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, this is awesome!
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RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
This is so cool! Brilliant work! Masterful design!
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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?
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Exileden Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Nope, but I think at some point in future I should. :D
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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
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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
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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HowlingMoonDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome piece
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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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Exileden Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
:hug:
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Arlynos2219 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Keep us updated.
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Cold-Creature Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow~ <3 That the most eye-catching design-! I really like how organic he is... And his feet/claws... Gorgeous sketch~ I am in love! <333
And the forbidden mountains sound glorious- and perfect hideout for this guy... Wow~ <3 That'd make such a fantastic story~
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mreviver Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I seriously want to see more of this guy!
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WeeFreeMrMan Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous, Any idea what would be written on the (prayer scolls?) paper strips?
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Blackbird627 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
woahhh, thats sexy wish my chihuahua look like that lmao
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Kaze-Blood Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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EmbraceDarkshade Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
right off I think of some sort of creature from Shadow of the Colossus because of the organic/ statue type of creature
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Tonmonkeyla Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Love it :heart: is the very cool and so mysterious
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
that is something I wouldn't want to mess with... I wonder what the face mask looks like fro the front? :D
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NightshadeULF Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Such a great creature! I would love to run into this Fu Dog and give it a hug ^^
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xXRe-Kindled-FlameXx Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Very cool design, this looks do awesome!!! :D :clap:
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XxYuMeTsUzZ Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
a couple of years had made a drawing with a beast like that, I want you to see and tell me how good this;)

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FuNiSmYwAy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i bet it felt AMMMAZING to be able to hold a pencil again lol btw beautiful work sweets!! love the whole concept of the fu dog!!
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pyro-cire Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
u my friend are freaken amazing..
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Aridesei Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So awesome. I'd love to see this as a 3d model. (A REALLY GOOD 3d model)
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kapomorfi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU ARE SO AWSUM!!!
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jeffbanner Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool design!
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mdhRichtofen-146 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thats boss!
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soluble-hermit Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a fu dog named Mouse in the Dresdon Files (thinking of the books) but I think this one looks a bit more badass, no offense to Mouse. Awesome concept work!
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Omega-ca Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student
Awesome! You have any recommendations for learning animal anatomy?
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UltimateSassMaster Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student General Artist
lol this made me think of zoroark xD
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
awesome
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KtORmNIK Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
is the power.likeit.
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Aniemfreak9601 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wooow. this i like.
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zbhdadgad Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
and I am suddenly interested in Nepal culture. Very good job mate. One of the best of this type of design I've seen.
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Schwarze1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DAYUMMM
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Kicking-AWOL Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist
amazing, as always. :heart:
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Ayachi-Ren Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Did I ever mention that your art is amazing ? O_o The head is so epic, and the details overall are so well made.
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my-bishi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ohmygod howwww? This. Is. Skill.
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CeCeDizzy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
AWESOME I just love it sooooooooooo fr***ing cool :D :D :D
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draks Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Wow!
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Settembra Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful monster :) I love your works :)
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VampireLouislove Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Writer
Makes me think of Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden, because that was the first time I'd heard of a Fu Dog
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xXEwilanXx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
It's beautyfull OO
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akamangetsu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
puuufff my good ery very good draw
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silveraquila Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
I LOVE HOW YOU DO CLAWS!

I've been trying to get my drawings my drawings of paws and claws to this epic for years.
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Exileden Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
I don't think these claws are smart enough because they are pretty not practical for that creature ;)
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silveraquila Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
I still love the claws. =P
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