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Houndoom by Ruth-Tay Houndoom by Ruth-Tay
Houndoom. I wanted him to be a intimidating and dangerous guard dog. Based on a doberman and ibex. He's pretty heavily build to cary the enormous horns.
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Given 2013-09-09
Houndoom by =Ruth-Tay ( Suggested by AgonizingSwordfish and Featured by Lyricanna )
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Holy crap, that thing looks vicious...

Ok, that out of the way, this is an amazing, and in my mind, accurate portrayal of that menacing Houndoom. Your vision here is nothing short of impeccable.
The originality of the artwork is fairly low, but that's only because it's a Pokemon, so take that one with a grain of salt, would ya?
I can see everything, from the hairs on his tail to the sharp tips of his claws to the multiple layers of his horns. And the background is nothing short of sublime, itself!
As for the impact of the artwork. It is a dark, hellish take on one of my all-time favorite Pokemon, and I love it for that. You deserve every single word of praise for this.
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Vision-blended the species you were inspired by decently. I can see both...but its a mix that doesn't overpower each other (despite doberman being the body type)

Originality-its a fanart of one of the most popular pokemon and everyone goes for the foreboding look for it.

Technique- I love the background detail. The stone especially looks like real stone. And I can practically see the fur. I like how the doom pops out against the background.

Impact-I was impressed by the work in this-once I full screened it. Otherwise I only clicked because it was my main fandom. Not that eyecatching.
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:iconnepkatluvr:
Nepkatluvr Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks terrifyingly cool!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconcrystin-the-dragon:
Crystin-The-Dragon Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
It looks so realistic, Great job!
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darkend-flame Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
baddass
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PittheKidIcarus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Awesome! I love Houndoom! Great job!
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XSamuraiEdgeX Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i could use something like that to guard my house!
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XSamuraiEdgeX Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he's more like hellhound! i don't even like pokemon anymore but i find this guy pretty neat! i don't want to look at him as a pokemon. but as some awesome demon dog. lately i've been busy downloading pictures of canine monsters so that's why i'm attracted to this one the most.
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bloodwolf80 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
I love houndoom,my favorite pokemon.
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh he's just perfect!  Houndoom as he should be, scary as hell!
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:icongrowlie26:
Growlie26 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's Amazing!
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Son-Of-Dante-94 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
ferocious and fun to play with in the games and really cool details especially on the horns
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:iconhappiar:
happiar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that's just awesome! :D
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:iconfuzzyaliens:
FuzzyAliens Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so badass... I don't even have words!
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:iconzeedurrani:
zeedurrani Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
A well deserved dd. awesome work as usual
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Ruth-Tay Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks:D First DD on a digital painting. The others were for animation and photo manipulation. So I'm happy I got one for something I do the most of the time:D
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:iconzeedurrani:
zeedurrani Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hehe your work's getting better and better.

Hopefully many more to come!
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Artist
Congrats on the DD, Ruth :-)
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:iconripteron:
Ripteron Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
WOW that's all :O~~~ speech lesssss~~
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Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks kind of like a demonic rottweiler... :XD:

Very interesting concept! :D
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luffy10000 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
awesome, the style is amazing La la la la :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconreshiramaster:
Reshiramaster Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One word: EPIC!
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Kooky4U Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

This...is actually more menacing than its actual appearance in the series. I am simply awestruck beyond belief, terrified to the core, and jealous without equal...

 

Your take evolves (no pun intended) Houndoom into something that should belong in a nightmare...or at least a horror film. The proportions are well-done, the lighting is executed with skill and precision, and your attention to detail adds to this Pokémon while keeping him recognizable at the same time.

 

To say the least, this is one pooch I do not want to run into in a dark alley, much less at night. Hound of Baskervilles, eat your heart out!

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RaptorTheSylveon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Artist
*clap clap clap clap*
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:icondeathbypuddle:
Deathbypuddle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
my all time FAVORITE Pokemon!!!!! :la: :squee: :happybounce: CONGRATS ON THE DD!!!
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KennrickDaSmexyWolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DUDE YOUR ART IS AMAZING! I am so Jelly that you can do this shit O.o :iconspazattackplz:
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BlazingDragonLord Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing!
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MarilynManson1994 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
This is really awewsome!
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Alexanderoony Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome.
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:icongoninja:
goninja Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Looks like something in Dark Souls.
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DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Extremely Epic!!!!
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Dead6Emo66 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Amazing work I love it and congrats :)
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Lakota1172 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
OMG I would love to own one of those!!! 
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Ramman05 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Incredible! :)
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UseTheBrakes Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Hadone in Platinum.  Named him Bellow, since if he had two heads he'd be Twinbellows.  And if he had three, he'd e Cerberus.  Weird how heads affect the naming of hellhounds.
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Zumoarikuta Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I love it its Amazing such beauty and danger this piece is truly a feast to the eyes its just wao!

Congrats on the DD you deserve it!

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OboieTheDragon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way you made it more realistic!
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation :huggle:
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Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
GIMME!  GIMME GIMME GIMME!
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TimberSlashWolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:Oh my gosh,your Pokemon art is AMAZING!!!!!!:love:
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Pikanyaa-san Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
That is one intimidating beast. Great work!
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ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You put the "doom" in Houndoom!
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razort300 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
cool
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:iconrunningsquirrel7:
runningsquirrel7 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Artist
Dang. Nice job on the Houndoom :). Looks killer.
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:iconcellace:
CellAce Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Man, I don't know about you guys, but I want a Houndoom and I want to ride it into battle.
I love this little guy, he's cute~
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anthonycrowley Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Writer
Such a wonderful vision of a creation :) AC
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:iconfruitbatslyra:
fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks very intimidating and epic! :la:
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:iconwerewolfy01:
werewolfy01 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT.
I WANT THAT HOUNDOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconbrotherantroz:
BrotherAntroz Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
All he needs are glowing eyes and it's Houndoom of the Baskervilles.
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:icontreasures-of-wisdom:
Treasures-Of-Wisdom Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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HorseStockPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
this is so phenomenally done!
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