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Sunday, 13 January 2019

Elven Hound


Elven hounds are the canine companions of the Good People. Used as guardians, assistants in the Hunts, mounts and friends, these green dogs are loyal servant to their masters. Even when transformed to look like a mortal dog, the elven hound always sports a greenish hue. Like other fairy creatures, the elven hound has a strong resistance to enchantments.

I spent a good while trying to decide how to draw this little fella, especially since I didn't want it to look too much like some of the other hounds I'd done. For a long while I kept messing about with something that looked like a borzoi, because if there's a dog that's going to belong to a fairy, it's gonna be the one that looks like a cloud / hornless unicorn.

But then I read something about how's there's a story saying that the darker fur on a corgi's back is supposed to be from the saddles pixies use to ride them, so here you go. So fierce, so dangerous.

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