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Day 9: Orthrus by Wen-M Day 9: Orthrus by Wen-M
here doggy XD

Next monster is Humbaba =D
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shadowservant352 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Whoa...
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Rhedrimond Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Really like the wild dog look for him! Orthrus has always been one of my favorite critters ever since playing an old Megami Tensei game as a kid. :D
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Wen-M Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
good to know!
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
awesome
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ArsanDasu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Came out so fluffy this beast, I love it!
Reminiscent of Cerber, but very good ..:)
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BrokenHeart-Lima Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
It's great how you can stick to this! I suck at challenges like that. Keep it up <3
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Cuddlemoe Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You really are doing one a day!!XD Keep up the good work!^^
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Ronin-ink Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
pretty bad ass. cant wait to see your take on Cerberus
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Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
From the looks of those short jaws, your Orthrus must have a powerful bite (typically short muzzles are seen in strong biters like short-faced bears, hyenas, and pitbulls). Other factors play a role as well such as jawbone density, tooth structure, and muscle mass.

But overall, this beast's bite is WAY worse than his bark! Can't wait to see Humbaba.
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Raeikon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is so different from Your usual stuff, and kind of not in a good way, but that's just my opinion. Love when you do this kind of stuff [link] :)
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Wen-M Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
hehe, good to know your opinion, I'm still using that level of detail for my official works, these sketches are fast because its a fast practice everyday =D
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Raeikon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh now I see! I was just afraid that You decided to change Your style :P
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Zephyr-Aryn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I think these are just quick sketch exercises. Wen is aiming to do one of these a day so if he goes into that kind of detail he won't have time to do anything else.
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Stariussaphree Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Nice. I like how you have it split down the middle with the colors. I usually don't like that style because it comes off looking weird but you pulled it off. I like all the differences you can see fron one side to the other which is a nice change as well.
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Hergman Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
first time ives seen a double hyena.

what is this from?
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thecucuyo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
It's a monster from Greek mythology called Orthrus. It's kind of like Cerberus' slightly-less-awesome kid brother.
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avancna Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, Orthrus is Cerberus' older brother: the Greek poet Hesiod claimed that Orthrus mated with his mother Echidna to father Cerberus, the Hydra, the Sphinx, the Chimaera and the Nemean Lion.
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thecucuyo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
How about that? You learn something new every day. 
...wait. So...Orthrus is Cerberus' brother AND father?
well...dang. Dem Greeks, mang.
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avancna Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They were like hillbillies with education.  The gods and monsters, at least.
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thecucuyo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Yeah...I picked up on that. =3=
Is it me, or is that a trend is most pantheonic mythologies? Didn't the Egyptians do that as well? I'm distinctly remembering Isis and Osiris being related as well as being married. :confused:
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avancna Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, a lot of ancient cultures had the pantheons be all related to each other, what them all (usually) springing from the same source.  With the Ancient Egyptians, it was a reflection of how the royal family married within the family in order to maintain the blood's sacred purity (to the point where some dynasties became so inbred so as to make hillbillies look normal).
And yes, Isis, Osiris, Set and Nephthys were all sons and daughters of Geb the Earth and Nut the Sky.
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thecucuyo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Where have I heard that before...?
*glares at the Hapsburgs*
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Hergman Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
interesting.

someone in the comment mentioned hercule. i do remember that one of his Works involved a Shepperd (?) and his two headed dog. is this it?
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thecucuyo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Yes. Orthrus was a sort of cattle-dog working with someone named Eurytion to protect a herd of red cattle belonging to a giant named Geryon. As part of his 12 trials, Heracles (or, Hercules as he was later called in Roman mythology), killed Orthrus, Eurytion, and Geryon, and retrieved Geryon's herd of cattle.
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Hergman Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
thats interesting.
all i knew about it was a passing mention
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:iconthecucuyo:
thecucuyo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Greek mythology is fun. :D
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insanity-pillz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Please do an Ogopogo in the future~<3
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kusakakun Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this's the enemy of hercules
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Kutori Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks cuter than a Golden Rotweiler puppy! : D
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Sage-of-Winds Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet! I like how the two heads have different fur color :D!
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WarriorNun Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cerberus' baby brother!
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avancna Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, Orthrus is Cerberus' elder brother and father.
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WarriorNun Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought they're brothers. 
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avancna Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are.  Like hillbilly brother/father/uncle/cousin/sons
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ian-stewart Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I want to pet it.
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