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Ocean Hyena - Art Trade by kohu-arts Ocean Hyena - Art Trade by kohu-arts
Art trade with the awesome :iconanatoliba:, of her beautiful hyena character. I love drawing hyenas, so this lady was a delight to do. :) Thanks so much for trading with me, Ana! <3

Someday ... I will be satisfied with my backgrounds.

Her beautiful half (LOVE THIS):

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Alright well, I haven't really done an official critique before, it's usually just me faning but I'll try on this one....

Alright let's start with the background. I don't know what you're talking about, the background it beautiful. The lighting on the rocks and the sun in the back is wonderful. The hyena, wonderful shading on it, I love shading on eyes.

The originality gets four stars, and the only reason it's not five is because ocean scenes are quite popular, but you did it justice with the little out-cove you created.

Technique, perfect. You're art is amazing, you draw hyenas and lions alike perfectly, no mistakes.

So overall this is a VERY nice piece and.... keep it up. :)
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Akhenamen Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
I don't think I've ever seen such a sweet-looking Hyena character. Most TLK-style Hyenas are pretty mean and unattractive-looking. I wish we saw more cute Hyenas like this. :love:
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
I like drawing more kindly-looking hyenas, and Ana's character was perfect for this. :) It's kind of annoying TLK painted them as filthy savages, basically. xD 
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Akhenamen Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
I guess that's because in TLK, they were supposed to be villains. The problem is, why do villains always have to look unattractive anyway? Why can't they just make the villains look as "pretty" as the good guys? In real life, the bad guys aren't necessarily any "uglier" than the good guys. I think they should reflect that in kids' movies too.
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
I completely agree. xD Most Disney villains fall between the extremes = either really ugly or (supposedly) really good-looking, like Gaston from Beauty and the Beast or Hans from Frozen. It would be nice to see an average-looking guy be the villain for once, or an average-looking person be the hero (again, heroes go between the extremes as well, which is annoying). 
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Koolwolfe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Writer
Can I, commish you?! :3
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
 My commissions are closed at the moment (I need to get through my to-do list first ;; ) but I'll post a journal when I re-open commissions. :)
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KhanasGhost Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know why you aren't satisfied with them now, this is beautiful!
Just love everything about this from the sun, sky, water, rocks and sand. Has such a peaceful feeling to it. Oh how I envy you:heart:
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Thanks hon. ;--; I think it's because I spent so long on them and I expect it to be perfect considering the time I put into it. xD /way too much of a perfectionist when it comes to art.
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KhanasGhost Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think we all are in some way,striving to make it look the exact same way we see it in our minds. It's also why we strive to improve, never ending journey art is^-^
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Cobalt-Flame Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi! :dummy:
Your awesome picture has been featured here [link] :heart:
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty :) You've done the beach really well, I just adore it :)
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Thanks again hon. :hug:
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EylsmearRose Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
It's a million times better than what I can do <3 very pretty
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
thank you :)
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Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is gorgeous Kohu :)
Your talent with backgrounds never ceases to amaze me :D
I just love how you paint them ^^

The hyena too looks awesome as always :hug:
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
:hug: Thanks Starry. I'm slowly learning backgrounds. ;p I need to take more time on them. xD
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Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome buddy :meow:
Well I think you've cracked it already - they're stunning :) ;)
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SnowBumbee Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww, what a beautiful hyena ! Her colors are amazing, and the sweet expression you gave her is perfect ! Also beautiful work on the background, it's fabulous ! :heart:
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thanks Snow. :hug:
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Nightrizer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's so cute! :love:
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thanks Night. :heart:
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Nightrizer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome! ;p
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Indicaa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's really cute! :)
She's much better than the hyenas of the Lion King movie.
Well done! <3
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thanks Indi. ^__^
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Indicaa Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :33
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KingSimba Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous colours in this, really lovely to look at =)
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thanks KS. :hug:
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the background!
Great job, sweetie
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thanks Swan. ^^
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CriminalSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a cute character, I love her design! I love her expression, and face, she looks so awesome in your style! :D Your background is amazing, as always, you have such a unique style with backgrounds, you can always tell it's your art. :nod:
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thanks so much! :)
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Enharmonia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow,those...those rocks. They are precious. :heart:
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Thanks En. :hug: I'm still learning rocks. Rocks are hard. xD
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Giiana Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
why you always GIVE ME SO MUCH INSPIRATION. GOSH. I HAVE TO STUDY NGHHHHHHHHHHH:iconiheartitplz:
I really love the scenery, the background gives an atmosphere so emotive to the picture that makes me want to hug the little one ;^;
And I specially like the sand (I have to say you have improved a lot with this :la:) AND THE SHADOW OF THE HYENA :la:
I really really like it <3
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
lol, thank you Gii. ;; I'm trying to get better at the background bits. xD Sand/snow is fun to do though. >3
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually really like the background for this one. XD
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Thanks. :) It's better than some of my older stuff, but I'd really like to improve on backgrounds this year. ^^
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SummerSnowLeopard Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. :D I love the shape of the rock, and the color of the sky is pretty. :)
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Thanks hon. <3
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PrinceCraftie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur trades are open? <: O
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Not right now, sorry. ;; I need to catch up with my to-do list, and then take a little bit of time off for personal art. :) I've done an awfully lot of trades and commissions lately! Not that I'm complaining, I love doing it, but my poor characters are getting a bit neglected, and there's a lot of canon TLK art that's poking around in my brain right now.
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PrinceCraftie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok thats fine <:
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PrinceCraftie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just one of your best pics yet! this is amazing!!
ur trades are open? <: O
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Thanks hon. :hug:
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PrinceCraftie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem OUO
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Shinju-Tsukuda Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This piece is wonderful Kohu, Your character are mixing in well with your background more then ever! I can image a simple animation of the hyena hair blowing softly in the wind while the ocean washes in an out peacefully. <3
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Thanks Shinju! :)

Also, did you ever get your speedpaint request? I sent it awhile back, not sure if notes were being glitchy though (I heard they were from a couple other people on DA xD).
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Shinju-Tsukuda Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your welcome Kohu ;3

Yeah I did never go around to thank you so much for doing it! It really turned out wonderful I love the feeling and the concept of the background. :heart:
I hate when those happen. :/ only happen to me once thank god.
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
No worries, I just wanted to make sure you got it, lol. xD DA is so glitchy nowadays.
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Shien-Ra Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
Argh, your backgrounds :heart: I really love the feeling of this picture
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