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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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Achenaton 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:
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 
Achenaton 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.
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). 
Koolwolfe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Writer
Can I, commish you?! :3
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. :)
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:
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.
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^-^
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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