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+DS Concept+:: Witherhounds by Droemar +DS Concept+:: Witherhounds by Droemar
"What were those things?"
"Witherhounds. A mere dog is no match for a daemon, so Hunters perform some kind of ritual to infuse dogs with the essence of Inanis. They can track daemon magic and daemon scent, and their bite cannot be healed by our regeneration. It is difficult for a daemon to escape 'hounds once they have the scent. We fear them as much as the Hunters, because they're more than capable of tearing a daemon apart."
"Freaky."
"Indeed. They don't last very long after they've been infused, towards the end they just fall apart. No less dangerous for it, though. They go mad without their handlers. If their Hunters die, many witherhounds just wander off and attack some poor human or livestock, effectively self-destructing. What concerns me is that, if I surmise correctly, attacks of the sort are on the rise."
"Wait, all those crazy pit bull or rottweiler attacks have just been witherhounds?"
"Well, not all of them, but then who said you could trust everything on TV?"

The nice thing about witherhounds is that they give a chance to just be creepy. I was trying to go for a different palette in shading for each of them. These were the best final designs. Most of the witherhounds are generic in the book, except two: Billux, the purple-tongued mastiff who is Malus' dog, and Tema, the yellow eyed-pit bull who is Fen's. Witherhounds are basically dogs that can take on a daemon; they hide in plain sight because of a sort of racial, supressed memory of humanity that denies magic or daemons exist. You can't see a witherhound's true appearance unless you look really, really close ...
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Blizzgare Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Looks at the Hounds. They attack me and it will be worst for them. walks away without taking eyes off them
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Anaran Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Student
Scareh!! -hides- ><;;
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Davina44 Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
oh kewl ^^ tis excellent i love it ^^
this is def a fav must ave taken ages
well done excellent job can't w8 to see more
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Gildawraith Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome :)
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wadifahtook Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
I remember these guys! Darn, must draw creepy hound things.
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Droemar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
You need to draw a lot of things. *coughbankacoughcough* Are you going to be on AIM this week?
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wadifahtook Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
Not at all I don't think. It's my Spring break, but I'm researching and writing a 25 page final thesis all during it. :/
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smoldering075 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
*cornered* err...the slobber isn't deadly, is it?

all freaky, though the one with the big head makes me wonder how does he stand up (or she)
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hoshizoraaona Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap, hellish nightmare. I love the design and the emotion here (and wouldn't mind having one as a body guard). Really freaky and they seem to get their point across very well. ahem . . . *slowly backs away from the evil doggies* good boy, good little creepy hell-hound things . . . * Turns and runs back to the comfort of her own dA*
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Droemar Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
Mwahahaha! They can follow you anywhere!
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