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Crocuta crocuta by Darbaras Crocuta crocuta by Darbaras
Hyenas are simply awesome. I've just realised how much I love these guys. :dummy:

A classmate, :iconkivagyte: brought up the idea of drawing a hyena warrior for him. His timing was pretty much spot on, as I was thinking about such thing the day before.
My first idea was depicting him as a Zulu warrior, aka Impi. His shield (isihlangu) and spear (assegai) were based on references, the smaller accessories, however, were just made up on the spot.

This is my first picture where I used only the tablet, as needed some practice. The lines are somewhat hairy - well duh - and the shading could be way, way better, but still, I'm impressed how much I enjoyed drawing this character.


Note: The stuff that pop up as the suggestions on the right are just wrong.


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This guy @ to KiVagyTe
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Zulu?
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LanceDannyF Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Oooh, cool warrior! He doesn't look to friendly though 
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Darbaras Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :D Then he fits his role of keeping strangers away perfectly. C:
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LanceDannyF Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Made for his job ;)
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Yumaboy1814 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Yes this the way they should be if they were human like warriors as Zulu impies.
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Darbaras Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Maybe with more unique features and tribal motives ... He's looking a bit 'subtle' for an African warrior. ^^
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thedarkinker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Mate love your style, and I see now why you liked my Born to Kill image! Respect!!
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Darbaras Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much! Though, the shading and line art techniques are more refined now.
Yeah, ever since a friend introduced the spotted hyenas to me, I’ve become quite fond of them. C:
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thedarkinker Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hyenas are very cool!, well we all get better the more we do, but still love this image!
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Snaphance93 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh man, I absolutely love his face. You've done a stunning job with this!
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