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White Hound by Azho White Hound by Azho
The design is based off the Cŵn Annwn from Welsh mythology. The dogs were said to roam in packs on certain nights, and were typically seen as omens of death, or as escorts for the dead. It is said that the further they are from the listener, the louder their bark, whereas they are almost silent up close.

Originally I'd planned to have them in a hunting pack, but having multiple stylized dogs with realistic bodies just didn't look good to me.
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AnyLuck Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
This is very well done! The design is compelling -- it looks suitably dangerous and eerie.
feloika Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
remerbers a tylacine
ipranawake Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I would want to wear this one :) .... you got my vote ... all the best ....

Please check out mine too [link]

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Azho Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you everyone for your kind feedback and votes! Best of luck to you on your own entries. :)
Chrysalid8 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student
I like the tribal side, in more the drawing is very well-kept!
I don't know the story of the dogs as a omen of death (but it make me think of the Harry Potter's character "the Sinistros", maybe J-K Rowling looked her inspiration here!)

You have my vote! (on a blue t-shirt it could be cool also!)

Good Luck!

Check out my entries too if you want! ^_^ : [link]
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Strecno Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok, now I've found my absolute favorite :heart:! You are the only one here who design something with the cŵn annwn (I guess it's because there are almost unknown)! I love the white, red eared, hounds of Annwn and all the myths around them. It's great how you create the dog in the celtic manner of illustration. :thumbsup:
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. :) I hope you'll win.
You have my vote in any case! :D
FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Instavote, I adore Welsh mythology and Celtic knotwork! This is a beautiful design :)
maitebrown Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
What a brain-awesome design! I luv your mind...keep up the good work and I hope you WIN!
demonninga Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the celtic style! Beautiful work! I want this!
BoLeigh Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! I really love this design. Good work : D
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