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Cerberus by Vyrilien Cerberus by Vyrilien
Yay I made it in time! :w00t: Wanted to submit something before I left. I don't know why though.

It may not be up to standard, but it's been a while since I had this much fun painting. Not worrying about anatomy (it clearly makes no sense in this one :XD:) nor lighting (there is no light source) nor a BG (I'm always struggling with these anyway) nor any other thing. I just had loads and loads of fun, especially doing all his fur :D

So what is it? I dunno, I wanted to paint a Behemoth at first (heavily inspired by Final Fantasy) then I just added two more heads for fun and eventually this is what I got. I needed something different in my gallery I guess. Something big, mean and nasty-looking. I missed drawing beasts. So I guess it's Cerberus then ;) And yes, every head is a bit different; it's intentional.

I hope you like it, despite the fact it's been rushed. Also, I have no idea whether this is bright enough. I didn't bother to check other PC's.

Have a happy summer :heart:

~Vyrilien

Medium: Painter 2 and PS CS2 for dodge/burn

Time Taken: 5-6 hours at a relatively fast pace
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:iconlonniecorley:
LonnieCorley Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thx for this wounderfull post.If you don't mind I would like to use it in a sotw contest.
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! What's sotw though? :) I want to know what I'm consenting to first. I usually am fine with use of my works so long as there's no (financial) gain (ie you don't earn anything from using my works) and I'm properly credited. 
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LonnieCorley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
sotw=signature of the week.It's a weekly contest of a group of individuals that creat digital art/phot manip pieces.
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Isaac3578 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
This is my favorite picture of Cerberus!!!! The Blue eyes against the red body really looks cool
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! What an honour! :)
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:iconisaac3578:
Isaac3578 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
No problem!!! :)
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:iconreneedalton:
ReneeDalton Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I use this for my Mythology project?
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a probable yes! Is it a school project? As long as it's uncommercial and not redistributed I'm quite fine with you using it :)
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:iconreneedalton:
ReneeDalton Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!Yes!I'll make sure to credit you.
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Much appreciated! :D
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:iconreneedalton:
ReneeDalton Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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:icondj-delusional:
DJ-Delusional Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
I've seen this picture of Cerberus so many time it's not funny now I see where it is for the first time in years....... This absolutely my favorite picture of Cerberus
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xXninja4lifeXx Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
I cant tell if thats tribal or not
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:iconpamphage:
Pamphage Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   General Artist
it's art man, 'tribal' and other genre definitions are illusion. ;)
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:iconglambert99ash:
glambert99ash Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
holy shit this is awsome!!!!!
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconglambert99ash:
glambert99ash Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ya, I really like your artwork.`
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:iconconniethewanderer:
ConnieTheWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Good work – you've been linked from the TV Tropes Image LInks page on Hellhound.
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I immediately went to check and that is just awesome! :D Thanks for telling me! I love TV Tropes
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:iconchapel13:
chapel13 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Sick work.Looks awesome
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconceltickawaii:
CelticKawaii Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
D'aww! Can I keep him? :giggle: :P
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure Hades wouldn't mind :lol:
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:iconrachelgravesart:
Rachelgravesart Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconkamalgamation:
Kamalgamation Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
That is freakin awesome!
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconvikinglord907:
Vikinglord907 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Wonderbar!
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke! :D
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:iconvikinglord907:
Vikinglord907 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
No problem ^^
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:iconloki67:
loki67 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
He looks like Cerberus,is he?
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes he is! Although he isn't a very faithful representation of the original myth, liberties were taken :)
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:iconloki67:
loki67 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Do you know the goddess Hecate?Well they say in myths that Hecate was the owner of Cerberus:3
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, I know of Hecate, but very little. I never knew she was the owner of Cerberus! That's very interesing
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:iconloki67:
loki67 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Yeah,i have TOO much time to myself,but it i'm always bored:p
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd say time well spent! I love reading up on mythology in my spare time; it's so interesting! :)
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:iconloki67:
loki67 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Yes that it is:)
I've learned a lot from them all:3
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:iconmock101:
Mock101 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!!
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:iconsislegend:
sislegend Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
thats really epic, i always tought cerberus was actually a tree headed worm like in Dante's Inferno
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :) Cerberus is a three-headed demonic hell-dog that guards the Hades (underworld) in Greek mythology. My own picture is a little off actually, but there are various artistic interpretations. I never actually played Dante's Inferno, but I saw some screenshots and I quite like their worm design for its original concept.
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Yazura-chan Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow show me thy ways! :D
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:iconderanged-dragon:
Deranged-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how one of the horns of the beast have been broken off. Adds a nice touch.
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:iconharlequinade805:
Harlequinade805 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
What a good dog
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:iconpossumflavored:
PossumFlavored Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Wow. The would terrify me if i ran into it. Good job
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Harryhausen9000 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Very nice work, one of the best.
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:iconagreenhobo:
AGreenHobo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student General Artist
This is fucking amazing
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crow5by5 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Holy crap man, this is so awesome!!!!
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SkrianatheLostSoul Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
I think I like that roaring head all the way on the left! Makes me laugh at whoever busted off its horn.. they're about to get a taste of their own medicine!
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akamaru-stalker Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so awesome ...and i'm normally draw canines.It's awesome, so fav!!!!!
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Black-Shadow-Rin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Their horns make it cool! Like it!
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