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Marauders by StephenCrowe Marauders by StephenCrowe
Here's an illustration I did a while back for Wizards of the Coast's Dragon mag. As is true for most of my commercial work these days, I did a quick sketch in Photoshop for client approval, and then proceeded to block it out in black and white. Once I was happy with that, I layed in the colour, and continued to paint (still in Photoshop) into it, pretty much until I ran out of time... that's often my signal to stop :)

Bad Dogs!
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Given 2010-02-21
Marauders by *StephenCrowe The suggester writes: "Rather unusual to see anthros of spotted Hyenas, but StephenCrowe nails it in Marauders, depicting true to their nature as vicious pack hunters. With its mix of humans (and even a minotaur), this also doubles as impressive fantasy piece." ( Suggested by Iscariot-Priest and Featured by savagebinn )
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jbodwell80668 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
maybe he's just hungry?
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OniVrask Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Don't worry folks, the gnolls will be dead by dinner.
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WatcherTrio Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
It GNOLLS' TIME!
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captain89 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Damn Gnolls
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austinwolfclaw Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Mmmmm hungry hunters these gnolls are....
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StephenCrowe Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
You know it, Austin :)
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austinwolfclaw Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it looks like you drew this in 2008....i'd let these gnolls eat me lol
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Look like Gnolls as much as Wolf furries(hehehe)
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TaniaAV Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
FAntastic job!!
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KCmasterpiece321 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Damn that's fucking brutal! Wouldn't want to be the poor bastard in the left gnoll's grip. XD
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gorcrow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Amazing, disquieting work! Love it.
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BenSonkkila Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
SO mUCH QUALITY wOrK !!!!
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Hi ...Dear ... StephenCrowe ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... Marauders
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:..............................................This is an invitation to Joint... if you are not already in ...!!!
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!! :iconaction-portraits:
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aishah5791 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
wow!!!!!...crazy art..........
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tomgiest Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice gallery, hope to see more!
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Giallo86 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow great job..the client was happy for sure :)
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grinningjester Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
This is amazing!
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Dornyth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Freaking loved this article!! And the artwork inspired two new characters!
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lonniekm Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
that's cool I love this piece
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Dwaoviel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Ahhh this just captures the very essence of gnolls, really is an amazing piece, the textures you've painted on are so effective! The lighting I think is great, very dramatic, looks like a scene out of a horror almost :3 except, I don't think theres any gnolls in any horrors I know of hehe. buut yeees end of ramble on GREATNESS! XD really is brilliant.
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AngelofRebirth2015 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Student General Artist
awesome!
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ADK90 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
This is very awesome! Really captures just how brutal some of the monsters in D&D are supposed to be. :) What makesme love this even more, is just today in a session I'm in, had an encounter with gnolls attacking a village. XD Love this! :D
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Bubasti333 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Considering I love gnolls...I have to love this. Very well done! :)
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ptrepan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Very nice, i love it!
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Nickillus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great result. Thanks for going over your technique too. Never did get round to trying it in monochrome and colouring later - obviously works brilliantly for you though. Excellent.
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thebbqspecial Featured By Owner May 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
Definitely deserving of a DD, I'm not going to waste time with words ,they wouldn't do it justice, so I'm just going to hush now and fave :)
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marmoto Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
buenisimo!
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Omnywrench Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
:iconscarplz: be prepared!
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Notra Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
What a gruesome and bloody battle you've display here. :wow:

Congrats on winning the DD!!! :w00t:
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StephenCrowe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Hey Notra - thanks, appreciated! :O)
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Lullu84 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
This piece is featured here: [link] :)
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StephenCrowe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Hey Lullu84! Thanks, I very much appreciate you featuring my Marauders piece :dance:
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mk1282 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow::wow::wow:
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Halftrak Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gnolls! Yay!
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TrifectGuitarist Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh I love it! It looks super cool!!!
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clearwater04 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
wow amazing. for a second i though it was the cover of a book
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carloskrill Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
@_@ scary.
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n1starwarsfan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
those are bad dogs XD very cool concept.
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Ruroni-Riu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC!:excited:
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SunsetJunction Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Awesome work.
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Hells-Blood Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Beautiful work!
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RyanMaiden Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Woah, epic!
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kryshen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
God this makes me want to play some version 3.5... did I say 3.5? I THINK I DID! Damn version 4...
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vaderwalks Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Gnolls? Badass.
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DarkDragon9694 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Amazeing great work
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pearwood Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hounds of Hell
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Dojo-Art Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student Artist
freakin sweet
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nohmaskofoblivion Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Gnolls = Hyenas with weapons.
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Kalology Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Real nice
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mbolanimation Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
cool
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