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Award Gallery - September 2014 - Realism Award
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Posted By EvisceratedUnicorn [Profile] [Gallery] Category Award Gallery
Original Filesize 483.7 KB Original Dimensions 953 x 1162
Date Posted 09-23-2014 03:37 AM
Title September 2014 - Realism Award
Description Borzoi

"The borzoi (/ˈbɔrzɔɪ/, literally "fast"), also called the Russian wolfhound (Russian: Ру́сская псовая борзая), is a breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris). Descended from dogs brought to Russia from central Asian countries, it is similar in shape to a greyhound, and is also a member of the sighthound family.
Borzois are large Russian sighthounds that resemble some central Asian breeds such as the Afghan Hound, Saluki, and the Kyrgyz Taigan. Borzois can generally be described as "long-haired greyhounds", though they come in virtually any color. The borzoi coat is silky and flat, often wavy or slightly curly. The long top-coat is quite flat, with varying degrees of waviness or curling. The soft undercoat thickens during winter or in cold climates, but is shed in hot weather to prevent overheating. In its texture and distribution over the body, the borzoi coat is unique. There should be a frill on its neck, as well as feathering on its hindquarters and tail.
Borzoi males frequently weigh more than 100 pounds (45 kg). Males stand at least 30 inches (76 cm) at the shoulder, while the height of females is around 26 inches (66 cm). Despite their size, the overall impression is of streamlining and grace, with a curvy shapeliness and compact strength."

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Pen and ink on 8" x 10" (about 20cm x 25.5cm) recycled mat board. I'm not 100% sure what colour mat board it is. It looks like either a very deep olive or a warm grey, depending on the light you are viewing it in.

Somewhere between 8 and 10 hours of work.

HB graphite pencil (sketch)
.01 Pigma Micron (black)
.02 Pigma Micron (black)
Pentel white gel pen
White Prismacolor pencil

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