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Hungry Beggar by Nimrond Hungry Beggar by Nimrond
A poor and downcast beggar from the streets of Distya.
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Kieth-Wolfe Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...apparently the radioactivity in the town combined him and his dog's genes XP

awesome job!
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timid-wolf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this, you did a great job capturing emotion and drama
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Nimrond Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks... He was a tough one to do,...since I had to constantly stare at his sad face as I created him... I almost felt guilty.....almost....heh!
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timid-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can imagine!
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Tattered-Artemisia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007   Digital Artist
The better the referances the better of a piece you can make no matter the skill. :)

But this does blow my mind. You have truely captured the subtle emotions and important details and how expressive the whole piece turned out to be. I have to say you have really inspired me.
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Nimrond Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Working from photo-reference as I do,..I really strive to try to make each piece "my own" some of my earlier (or hasty) works sometimes unfortunately show just how "photo-ie" the working references are... But my intention is to go back and truly paint them entirely, so that any "roughness" in them goes away..

Thanks again for the compliments...
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drakonshie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
i really admire this piece. it does look realistic. the subject - the instinct nature of a starving dog enhances, from the nice lighting and detailed coloring, and the facial expression enhances the realism. i love the eyes, and his mouth - pain is really expressed well. i like how the subject can be viewed as seperate entities - not just a blend of two species, but can be seen as a simple dog and a simple human.

mmkay i'm done rambling.
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Nimrond Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007   Digital Artist
Thank you! Yeah,..subtle emotion is not easy to capture,..especially when you are trying to keep realism going with animal faces. But boy,..sad-eyed dogs sure do make it easier!
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unknown-dreamer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
Ahaha Awesome! He looks real :rofl:
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Nimrond Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks so much! He was a fun one to do, and I was able to work from some excellent photo reference shot by a friend of mine who lives in Thailand. Other elements of the image came from photographic stock I have collected or taken myself over the years,..and has been incredibly useful in putting together the reference pieces I generate to paint from digitally...

It really is a fun and enjoyable process I've been getting into recently..
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