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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 )
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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XSamuraiEdgeX Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  New member
i could use something like that to guard my house!
XSamuraiEdgeX Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  New member
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.
bloodwolf80 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
I love houndoom,my favorite pokemon.
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh he's just perfect!  Houndoom as he should be, scary as hell!
Growlie26 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's Amazing!
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
happiar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that's just awesome! :D
FuzzyAliens Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so badass... I don't even have words!
zeedurrani Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
A well deserved dd. awesome work as usual
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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