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Oryx Warrior  -  rev by teiirka Oryx Warrior  -  rev by teiirka
PLEASE FORGIVE THE REPOST, reshot the picture with better lighting and a tripod. Much truer to original.

10 x 14 color pencil

This is pretty much finished but I will probably be going back in and touch up a couple things after it sits for a few days. I hate back grounds! I wish I knew how to do something simple. The dunes and sky were quick and easy, but the rocks! Stupid rocks! I hate rocks!

Still learning to do shadows. MEH!

Had fun doing him and this won't be my last oryx or antelope.

****Critique is always welcome. It is one of my greatest learning tools.****
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Given 2013-03-20
Oryx Warrior - rev by *teiirka ( Suggested by LupusDream and Featured by KovoWolf )
:iconmuckfuthering:
muckfuthering Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student Artist
awsome
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:icondereksamu2ai:
DerekSamu2ai Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This truly looks like rock album cover art to me for some reason XD Very good work here.
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:iconendlesspoetry:
EndlessPoetry Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks amazing. It's good to see anthro-art that isn't a furry image, for once. Also, the background looks really good, too. I wish I was able to draw backgrounds like that; it would probably help a lot with my pictures.
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yolokid120 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Dat butt! XD
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:iconjess-foxx-quinn:
Jess-Foxx-Quinn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Now that is cool! Fantastic work all around!
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:iconskyjaguar:
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
This is gorgeous!  Thank you for sharing it with :iconprimitive-fantasy::)
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TheYoungCraftsman Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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:iconcrywulf4:
crywulf4 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
I love how natural he looks and realistic :D


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:iconyurionna:
yurionna Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work :aww: I love the contrasting colors and the attention to detail on his design. You did really good on the background too, I like how you textured the rocks and cast his shadow onto them. Your anthro works are just amazing, and this one is no exception :D
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:iconteiirka:
teiirka Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I am always trying new things in my drawings and learning as I go. I learned quite a bit from this piece, do's and don'ts. :)
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kantuck-nadie Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I have always in in aw of your works, and this one is a favorate. Beautifully done.
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Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His weapons remind me of the Zulu, but his tattoos are reminiscent of another culture I can't recall. One I'm not sure is even African. Good blend of traits!
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:iconteiirka:
teiirka Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most definitely Zulu weapons,( They were picked up or patterned after the weapons found in the villages of the now extinct,(along with most of humanity) Zulu nation. )The tribal tats and what little other accoutrements he carries were just made up on the fly. While drawing this piece, I was also writing a short story to go with it though not specifically involving this particular character, just the world he lives in and how it came to be. s/f
The first draft is about 75%.
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Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the way it turned out.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconjessicadunn:
JessicaDunn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful! Congrats on the DD!
OH yes... I hate rocks too...
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Ladyhawke13 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! I see both beauty and strength! Congrats on the DD!
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BoraNera Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Wow, original and truly amazing!
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:iconmeaguyyeah:
MeAGuyYeah Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I think furries is a pretty cool guy, eh faps to animals and doesn't afraid of anything.
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:iconmondoart:
MondoArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg awesome!!!
finally, a herbivore!! :D i was getting tired of all the wolves or the big cats... its cool to see these for a change! :D
love that it also had a fit muscular body, and such magnificent horns / antlers
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teiirka Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! When I asked in a journal what I should draw to be different,(I am a big cat kinda guy), one of my favorite artists suggested an oryx. I had so much fun with him I decided to do more african antelope, they are so beautiful and varied.....and tasty! That's why he's armed ;)
I have another gemsbok piece in the works right now. :)
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MondoArt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can't wait ~
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Storm-Angel-Marais Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student General Artist
soooo cool! :D
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Michi8 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Very nice, I love the anatomical detail with the pinky, and I could stare at those feet all day, wow! I love the markings and the detail on the horns as well. Quite the beautiful tribute to what happens to be my favorite ungulate :D Congrats on the DD!
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teiirka Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, and the hooves I credit to ECMajor, one of my favorite artists. I tried to google hooves but found almost nothing that was useful so I went to the gallery of the master of hooves for examples!
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Michi8 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Your care and attention to detail has most definitely shown through! And in their own way they also suggest at a larger 'world'. For example how would things be different for a species with a functional, yet not flexible dew claw? Probably not much, but certainly there'd be implications for weapons, jewelry, etc... it's interesting to think about. Oh and thanks for the rec! I assume you mean ECMajor on deviantart? I have to admit that I like your style better but that's neither here nor there and all art is it's own brand of wonderful :D
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teiirka Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I was trying to think of something different to do with the hands so one dew claw became a thumb and the other remained just that but it appears to be functional though not flexible. The markings I tried to translate more accurately than what you normal see on anthro gemsbok. the dark areas are usually put on the upper arms and legs but actually on a feral, it is on the lower portion of the legs. And horns are just plain fun to do :D
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Sephinta Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning piece!
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JHHNN7 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
dude this is pretty good! two thumbs up!
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hellfiredemonchild Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Artist
I never seen one before, but it looks like you made him to look like an indian who lives in a desert
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hellfiredemonchild Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Artist
holy crap this is awesome!
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xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! I love the background, I can tell you put a lot of effort in it ^^
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:iconteiirka:
teiirka Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I had never drawn an antelope or desert before and I had to do a lot of studying to put this together. I think I did more of that than what it took to actually color :)
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xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^ Wow, really? Could've fooled me. It looks amazing. Haha I know how that is, putting more effort into studying than into the actual art xD
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Safariguide3145 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I heard of theses animals before.
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:iconternfeather:
TernFeather Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing! Oryx are such beautiful animals, and it's great to see one represented so well and in such an imaginative way.
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:iconaquagalaxy:
AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
kewl? XD nice technique
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:iconderwildtoter:
DerWildtoter Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Finally, an awesome picture being featured as a DD
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Fantastic!
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:iconvyel:
Vyel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful, I am a major fan of anthro animals, the ability to combine the body and stature of a human with an animal, just fascinates me. You captured the male form perfectly. You should see my art gallery too.
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love the detail! It's nice to see a different kind of anthro artwork too, this one's amazing! :la:
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Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   General Artist
:wow: Wow! :D I love it!
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome! :D
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:iconhorsesrcool22:
horsesRcool22 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning! I love the way you did the details! AMAZING!
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:iconinvadervargs:
InvaderVargs Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I love all the details. Congrats on the DD!
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:iconchris-bennier:
Chris-Bennier Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
really great work, amazing technical skill.
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:iconryanisnasty:
ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Congratulations on the well deserved DD! :heart:
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:iconkeyoto-thefox:
Keyoto-TheFox Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! The rocks looks amazing, everything on this looks amazing! Great job!
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Congratulations on getting a daily deviation!! :clap: :party:
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:iconc-m-soul:
C-M-Soul Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
wow Awesome!
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