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On the Chase by Golphee On the Chase by Golphee
Shalkats originally evolved as ambush predators, relying on their climbing abilities in dense forests and rocky mountains to jump down on prey from above. However the grassland-dwelling subspecies has no such environmental assistance, and has had to adapt to a different form of hunting. Like the African cats, grassland shalkats will pursue prey in sprinting bursts, their elongated bodies and long tails making them both agile and flexible.

I've had a few people asking for more shalkats, so here we are! I used no reference material at all for this one which is why he's crawling with anatomy errors. Do I care? Hell no!

Enjoy!
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FlamewingtheCat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I don't see any anatomy mistakes, apart from the dewclaw on the paw on the ground being at a weird angle, but I didn't see it until after staring at it for 5 mins, trying to find the anatomy mistakes you mentioned. One of the good thing about made up species is that anatomy errors are hard to spot, because they could just be a part of the creature. if it were just a wolf, i would say the tail is too long, for an example, but Shalkats have long tails! Anyway, great pic, I love it and I wish I could do fur as well as you can.
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ForestOfSandAuthor44 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 25, 2015
Is it alright is I reference this for action related Art?, I am hopeless at drawing this kind of pose DX.
And yes I am asking for permission to reference/study, not to trace, I despise tracers.
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Golphee Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome to, and I would be honoured :) Having said that, I didn't reference this when I drew it, so it's full of errors. If you want some good dynamic poses, I suggest looking at photos of running cheetahs because you can get some beautiful references. But if you still want to use this, by all means do so! :D
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ForestOfSandAuthor44 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
Thanks, I really appreciate it! :hug:.
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Shasta13579 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's beautiful! What program do you use?
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mompop26 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG HOW DO U DRAW LIKE THAT
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SashikobroAyumu Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Amezing
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foxspitt Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
..Too..epic...
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FuriDeamon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW *______*
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:iconsqueezablewarriorkit:
make more mountain Shalkats!!!
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ShikoHayashi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Holyshitmotherofgodthisissofreakingamazing

O_O
Q_Q

*bows down*

I commend you on your godly like shading skills. Please. Take me on as an apprentice. Show me your fantastical ways.
^_^

Nicely done Gold.
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Golphee Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thankies! Glad you like it :D
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Koeskull Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohh, thought this was a Striped Hyena at first. Looks so much like it except the tail.
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WinschMisch Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how u do fur ;.;
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DashaRedPrint Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How long does it take you to draw the fur? n___n
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NicoleTheBlackVixen Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice foreshortening! <3 love the fur detail! <3
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puppythemighty Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i wonder what it's chasing...
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome!! I think your Shalkat has fantastic anatomy, it looks really realistic to me! ;)
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Kiadri Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
man, this is so good, what mammal category/family do they fall into? or are they in a category all to there own?
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well actually they're a fictional species created by GoldenPhoenix100 herself. :D
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Kiadri Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
ah, I knew that, I just wanted to know what category she invisioned them in! and now I know ^-^ thanks anyway!
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Makes sense. ;) Your welcome. ^^
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Golphee Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^

They share a common ancestor with both canines and felines, but they are their own family ;)
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KittyWolfLuvr Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW just wow... ur art is so perfect. Well... the detail is the most perfect i've seen on da... yet. and the anatomy is really nice!
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Bloody-Dream-Wolf Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that is sooooooooooooo cool!!!!!!!!!!!
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wolfstalkerXphonia Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
so realistic! The fur is so life-like! It looks like a camera took this! SO AWSOME!!!!!!!!
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Cloudwilk Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
Vicious! It's beautifully done though!
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wolfhound56200 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these anatomic errors (which i don't even see ) doesn't matter at all ! it's so fucking beautifuuuuuuuul !:squee:
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littlelionalicious Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
0.o so beautiful!!!!!
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Freekykitty Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
coolish <3
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WhiteWolf2412 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Amazing ! The movement is great ! =D
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NoodleSuperPot Featured By Owner May 3, 2012   Artist
Fantastic :D seriously love it!
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SuperMagicWolf Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Wow it's beautiful :heart: :D
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its-so-FLUFFY211 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I think the anatomy is really good, actually :)
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DiaryOfJanex Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Honest, how do you manage to get so much detail? I am so amazed every time :dummy:
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Izusa Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I'm speechless o-o
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PetLoverSpy Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you DO this?! simply awesome...
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YellowChick39 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow!Nice:D
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SheroQuinkan Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist
really unique
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Dassina Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Woow! It's beautiful!
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DragonNighthowler Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
This one is very good. Well done! The fur is amazing and the grass texture gives it a full feeling of depth. The movement is very well managed and the lighting is balanced and superb. Not too much contrast, not too flat. I really like it.
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Juuku-Coffee Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Man i'd be dead if this thing were on my ass! Great job! I love how his fur crumples on his back!
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VzioN Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing O____o
is this shalkat somekind of own species? :la: it looks cool! :la:
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SeleneSpirit100 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
WOW! This is AWESOME!!! How you can draw something like this? You are a great artist :0!
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CoilHeart Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I must say, Golden, you've never failed to surprise and amaze me. I've followed your work for years, and watched you improve...(bwahahaha, I feel like a parent XD) it's stunning. You're a great artist - your talents are very unique :)
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xXxCrystalWolfxXx Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Artist
So freaking awesome! Great work! ^^
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Slipping-Star Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the motion and perspective of the piece, as well at the details. The muzzle looks odd, but not to a point of distraction. Well done!
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Galaxy-Squid Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
So beautiful! It looks very realistic, and the fur flows perfectly!
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shannon7555 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
beutiful.... im glad i stalk u<3~ ur art is wanderful
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cryij Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow
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