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Hell Hound by TheCau Hell Hound by TheCau
Ah, my infamous Hell Hound. It feels good to finally load it up onto DA. (I've been meaning to put him up here for a while, but I either forgot or just didn't have the time.)

Anywho, this is my interpretation of a Hell Hound. And I must say, that the Hell Hound is one of my most favorite creatures to draw of my own making.

(It's very simple to draw, actually. Just start out with the head, make up your own head gear for it, give it a gigantoid dog-body, add humanlike arms behind the first ones, add head tentacles, a tail, and voila! Hell Hound!)

I got the first prototype of this creature from a dream that I had (it bit my arm off. = = ) and I put it down on paper.

You'll be seeing a little bit more of this guy around here in time. It is VERY fun to draw.

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Comment before favoriting. I mean it.

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Hell Hound (C) Me
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:iconguardianwolf007:
GuardianWolf007 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student General Artist
It kind of reminds me of the xenomorph from alien
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:iconthecau:
TheCau Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, just a little bit.

Thank ye'! :D
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Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014

This critter is made of awesome.


And probably damned souls. Awesome damned souls.

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fearoffalling01 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dude nice hell hound maybe try to add more blloodd
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fearoffalling01 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dude sorry but why are you having dreams of hell hounds biting off your arms? ps. love the drawing
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electraskitten Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
interesting take on the hellhound. never seen or heard of one with human like arms/hands. or even with the tentacles.
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Rametic Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG amazing!!!!!
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:iconthecau:
TheCau Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!!! >W<
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BambooBrushes Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
This reminds me of one of the monsters in Requiem: Memento Mori. Creepy, but gorgeous. I love it.
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:iconthecau:
TheCau Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! <333 >w>
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Eruisar Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
How did I miss this?! This is friggin awesome! <XD
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TheCau Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'Tis such an oooold picture but thank you, nonetheless! >w> <3333
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Eruisar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
But of course, Mistress Cau! :iconlaughingplz:
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mako-chibi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student General Artist
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It is... So beautiful! *o*
You have such amazing talent :) that you can make this from your dreams... Wow. I wish i had that skill cause the stuff in my head would be so cool to make too :XD:
Anyways, love this a lot :heart: :love: :heart:

~ Mako
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TheCau Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why, thank you very much! :iconheeplz:

All it takes is a little dash of creativity-juice to make the images in your head appear. As long as you give it a shot and do your best, you can make anything magically materialize on your paper. :heart:
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mako-chibi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student General Artist
You're so very welcome! =D

Yes well that's usually easier said then done haha. I think it's just cause i'm a lazy kid honestly :XD:
Thank you for the advice though :heart:

~ Mako
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CreepyLittleCreep Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
ho-ly SHIT
this has got to be one of the most bad-ass things i have ever seen :U
i would NOT want to run into one of these things without some sort of giant force feild around me
i have a question though, does it only have 5 legs?
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TheCau Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bahahaha~! Oh, my adorkable lil' Hellhound. >w>

Yeah, you'd have the best chance of survival if you were equipped with a force field. Although it probably wouldn't stop a determined Hound from trying to rip you to rip you to shreds, lol.

Bleh. No, it has four mobile legs and two auxillary 'arms'. The reason that you can't see the other arm is because of the pose and angle it's at and partially because I kinda... forgot to draw the other one in on the other side. |D;;;
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CreepyLittleCreep Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
yes, oh so very adorable...

:iconohshitplz: oh, well then i dont want to run into a Hellhound at all lol XDD;

oh ok i understand now...i was just confused because i thought it wwas a little odd for it to have a random extra arm on only one side of its body.
hahah x3
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DaSub Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Nice!
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BlackFox13pj Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
where is the other leg on the right side. You have three one side and two on the other.
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TheCau Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's due to the perspective it's at. :)

It does, indeed, have four mobile legs and two arms--one on each side.
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BlackFox13pj Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
oh ok. can you draw it again in another veiw?
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TheCau Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I plan to! ^w^ (... when I have enough time to, that is.)
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BlackFox13pj Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
YAY! I can't wait to see it. Tell me when your making it please.
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XxFallenNightxX Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing :D i need to try and draw some realistic type of stuffs :/
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Quatethelost Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
The evolutionary qualities of your hell hound are really intriguing. But, Why tentacles? It's cool, yes, but taking the title literally, Hell hounds are probably exposed to fire and the fire's light from the very beginning so they'd probably just have really well adapt eyes (adapt to light and dark) rather than infrared that would be overpowered by all the fire of their ancestral breeding grounds, and on that note, the tentacles might also be undesirable by an evolutionary standpoint because they'd probably hit more fire than not and hot ground would make them less desirable than ears or echo-location. And why the extra arms? Just out of curiosity.

You obviously put alot of thought into your creatures, but I want to know more. ya know? I definitely like your idea, and so humbly ask, would you mind explaining more? Where do they come from? Where were they first discovered? How are they tamed? Or must one take them from their litters at a young age and hope to not get devoured mercilessly by the mother? And etc. .
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TheCau Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I never meant to design this creature true to the traditional image of the Hellhound. At the time of this creature's creation, it needed a name that was insidious and dangerous that would contribute toward the implied job of the animal. They were designed to be used in warfare and would be named "Hell Hounds" because of their intimidating looks.

Originally, this animal was created by a more advanced society of humans (perhaps a couple hundred years into the future) by means of gene-blending and splicing methods to create the perfect war companion. Something that is tough-skinned and hardy enough to withstand multiple bullet wounds. Also something that is equipped with a better way of seeing in the dark (hence the infrared vision and echo-locative and touch-based tentacles) for night-warfare. Intelligence and loyalty along with the ability to discern friend from foe is also critical in warfare.

The tentacles also have the ability to change in shape by flattening out or becoming rigid at one end essentially to turn into a "knife on a whip" for defend itself and its owner.

The extra pair of arms are actually a genetic throw-back from human gene infusion to up both muscle mass and intelligence. It depends on how the gene manifests itself; individuals may have arms in front or behind their primary front legs, have more than one pair of arms on either side of the primary front legs, or they may have no arms at all. It just depends on how the gene decides to manifest itself.

Hell Hounds normally are bred in military bases and are then taken from their mothers at around six weeks of age (right when they're weaned) and then socialized with select soldiers who will train them for military operations.

The Hell Hound exhibits some form of sexual dimorphism where females normally are of lighter build (resembling something more like a greyhound), have longer legs, thinner tentacles, and have a higher top speed when running. Males are barrel-chested, have the overall build of a tank (like a bulldog), normally have more defined muscle mass, and shorter, thicker legs.

Hell Hounds come in a variety of colors (ranging from solid to broken dog pelt colors), but rarely ever come in pure white. If an individual has no other pigmentation over the body, it is a result of albinism. A certain color gene, the "Vienna" gene, will produce animals that are pure white over the entire body and have eyes that are blue (this is the only known gene that is responsible for the manifestation of eyes in Hell Hounds).

Is there any other information that you'd like on my Hell Hound? :)
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Technicolor-Visons Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You are AMAZING at designing creatures!
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TheCau Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! =D

There's more than just the Hell Hound that I've created, believe me. It's just a matter of me getting off of my fat ass and scanning the darn things. :iconimhappyplz:
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Technicolor-Visons Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know how that is. Some scanners are just pains in the asses. Is yours?
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TheCau Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know it. :upset:

My scanner is three points away from being a complete retard. :roll: And it takes so much time to calibrate the accursed piece of crap so it'll scan the way that I want it to. *facepalm*
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Technicolor-Visons Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what you mean. The one here doesn't scan straight. Sso even though I've managed to hide it in most of my pics when I color it, it always scans them at a freaking angle. Even though I ALWAYS put it in straight ><
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TheCau Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scanners are absolutely bitchy when it comes to scanning things straight. :roll:
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Technicolor-Visons Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
They are! Though I don't know why. They're lined straight. So why do they do that?
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:iconthecau:
TheCau Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I don't know. They're just stupid sometimes.
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The-Myster-Man Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Reminds me of a mixture of a Hound, and Alien.
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TheCau Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see what you're sayin', there. =D Thanks!
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The-Myster-Man Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
You are very welcome. DEATH TO ZIM! go the girl one.
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Dragonianfire Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
Gotta say that he's quite the kickass hell hound :3
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TheCau Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet he thinks so, too! =D

Thanks! ;)
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Dragonianfire Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
:D
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ForbiddedTemptation Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
I'm amazed you could draw that, and make it a biological (or genetic) possibility. Some people just draw things that would die from not being able to move... >.>
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TheCau Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, my friend! :)

Man, it'd be a dream come true if I could make one of these in the future. They'd make excellent watch dogs!

I hear you, man. I've seen A LOT of those lately.
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Cruxenjeru Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Nice job, puko. It's changed a lot since the origenal, but I like this version way more. It's smoother and the colouring fits perfectly with its evile-creepiness.

I wonder how much fun one of these guys would be to fight...? >3 Or how much it would be for a pet...I do like puppies...however vicious and/or dangerous they may be... (Hense Eon...)
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TheCau Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(It's good to hear from you again! My instant messaging is down, so I wasn't able to contact you!)

Oh, well, thank you. :iconhurhurplz:

Very fun. Extremely fun, actually. They start out as a little puppy about the size of your fist and can reach the height of a bus and taller if they're given time to grow. They're virtually blind, in the sense of the word, but, without the helmet, can "see" in infared. And those tentacles are used as sound receptors and a mode of touch. And they're a pain in the ass to kill in battle because they just keep coming back! D:<

If their helmet were to be removed (If they're out of battle or something. You have to custom-make the helmet for them.) there would be facial markings that would appear after performing an important deed in their life. Like if they went out of their way and good of heart to save your ass, they would then gain the markings of "Loyalty" and/or "Bravery". Or if they were to just be there to comfort you in your time of need, they would gain the markings of "Friendship".

I'm pretty sure that Eon would love to have one of her own. Something that she can communicate with on a whole nother wavelength. She'd have to carry it around, though, at least until it gets old enough to keep up with her constant running around.
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Cruxenjeru Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Cool. I think that if they grow as big as buses though, Eon won't have to 'carry' it around for long, perse...methnks it'd be theother way around after that...
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TheCau Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I think so too.

(You can use them in your story if you want, you have my permission. =D)
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Cruxenjeru Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
I would love to use them in my story...saying I ever get around to finishing the chapter I am still on... It's alread been over 6 months... ^ ^;;; I'm trying to finish one chapter from another story, THEN finish up the other chapter... But beleive me, hen I get a chance, Hellhounds are gonna be introduced... >3
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TheCau Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The puppy should be the reward for a quest or something. That'd be fun!

(Oh, and they come in every color variety except for pure white. And the most common variety is solid black.)
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