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Dhole tutorial by Dark-Hyena Dhole tutorial by Dark-Hyena
Seeing as there are so many wolf tutorials, I thought I'd give the overlooked dhole one of its own
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PineRain Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It always makes me happy when someone does a tutorial on how to draw a more obscure animal.
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eembuc1000 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thank you very much! Also, according to www.cuon.net/dholes/dholinfo.h… , dholes are about the size of border collies! This will be very helpful. :D
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NixKat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice and not very commonly done.
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FoxMcCoy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
super helpful tutorial! I've been needing something like this for a while
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masonday Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Gaara27wolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm, I think I'm going to draw a Dhole today, no idea when I'll scan it in though. Great job!
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EmoberryStudios Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks
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jackpoil Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
OMG i love it how do you this*<>*
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tarbano Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Very nice drawling tutorial.

PS: The zoo I work at is trying to secure a trade with one near Deli, one of the animals near the top of the lis is a couple Dholes, since we already have 3 Indian Wolves
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
It would be so great if the trade was a success. These are highly endangered, as well as misunderstood animals.

3 Indian wolves? Thats so cool, considering all zoo wolves I've seen are northern wolves (mostly from Canada).

I'm assuming your zoo has dingoes. How do they compare in behaviour to the Indie wolves?
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tarbano Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
yah, the zoo I work at mostly exhibits native animals and species other zoos don't usually have. We even have a dwarf crocodile and two Eurasian Wolves

The park is broken up into loops, all of which connect to a large central loop with a big croc pond in the middle

One of the loops is 'Wild Canines', in it we got the following

-3 Indian Wolves
-4 Dingos
-2 Eurasian Wolves
-2 Bush Dogs
-3 Coyotes
-1 vacant exhibit for the dholes

We also have a off shoot on the loop were we keep our 2 striped and a brown hyena. The zoo does have 3 spotted hyenas, but they are in the super predators loop
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RedianWolff Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's one sweet soundin' zoo!
I wish there were more wild canine exhibits here up north.
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Blimey, sounds like one of the most enlightened zoos ever. All three "bone-crushing" (that is, excluding the aardwolf) hyenas in one zoo. Wow.
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tarbano Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
and I do love working at it. We actually did have a aardwolf a while ago, but the ol' bloke passed away in his sleep from old age. It's from the brown hyena was got (a 3 year old male) that I got the screen name: Crocotto
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Gin93 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
I love your tutorial, I heard Dhole's can whistle!
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kobweb Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
thank you for this! i love drawing dholes. :]
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU. Needed something to try and get their dang head shape right. Maybe if I try to draw a hyena head it'll work better than the mess I've made trying to stare at dhole photos directly.

Where'd you learn about the lips thing? Been failing at hunting more resources on dhole info. :\
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Thank you :D Yes, hyenas are a much better reference point for the head than wolves are. Even the scrawniest dholes have big, square shaped heads like hyenas rather than long, wolflike muzzles.

The lips detail was taken from Michael Fox's Whistling Hunters, which shows a picture of a scared dhole, simply grimacing like a cornered fox rather than baring its teeth like a wolf
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh I must find this book....

But yeah was trying to do the shortened, blunt-looking muzzle and it came out looking awkward. Yet I seem able to draw hyenas. So will have to try from that angle now. :)
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openmindness Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Wait there more species of dholes please tell me about them. One of my chars is a dhole I want to draw many possibilities for the character as I can.
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Also see this: [link] If you go to the map page and click areas, it will tell you a little about the dholes in each area. :)
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openmindness Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Damn! I use to have a slight interest in dholes now I'm obsess about them. I now have many possible designs to play with now. Thank you very much.
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe welcome to the obsession. :)
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
See here; [link]
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openmindness Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Yo you forgot the black tip ears.
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that depends on where the dhole is from - the Indian ones look very different in fur color from the Chinese dholes.
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openmindness Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Yeah I got them confuse I use to think all dholes were black tip but I learn they were two different types. The one I was talking about was the Chinese Dhole they're the ones with the black tips. Sorry to get my red dogs mix.
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah the Chinese dholes are my fave, so fluffy! Those are the two most common but apparently there are a few others floating around, including ones that are more golden. O.o

Wish they got more publicity as far as documentaries and stuff go.
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Are the Chinese ones the ones you often see in zoos? All documentaries I've watched show animals which are almost completely reddish, while photos of zoo dholes show animals with bright white underbellies, legs and muzzles.
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Most of the documentaries seem to be on Indian dholes. I assume maybe because it's the easiest country with accessible wilderness to film in?
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. :) The chinese dholes are the white-bellied ones.
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thebbqspecial Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
haha I like how you emphasized the fact that this particular creature is NOT a wolf or fox :>
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Jaldithas Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
i saw a picture which was called Dhole,but it was a some northern subspecies of wolf with red fur
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NinjaPuff Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Very nice! It's true that wolf tutorials are everywhere here, maybe it's time to make a whole slew of tutorials for other animals?
Ooo, now I really want to do a bat one. x3
And it's about time you posted more art. xD
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Jajazz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Great tutorial. Dholes need more love, they are fantastic. Who couldn't love big foxes with hyena-like faces?! XD Gorgeous pictures by the way.
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