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whipplosion by shelzie whipplosion by shelzie
another variation on the 'headshots of the same breed' theme I did here; of course I couldn't resist my favourite breed as the subject! :D and I did want a chance to include =therevolutionbegins's Mask and ~Taintedkitten's Celeste since I hadn't drawn them in my previous dA whippet tribute and I love seeing new whippet characters anyhow and these two had lovely markings and colours. This picture started with those two and Swift, and basically exploded (hence the title). again, I guess it was also an experiment with trying to show variation in character design within a particular breed, which I've actually been playing around with for a while already but never to this extent.

(I had to include Azzy and Rose even though ~Cerzz and ~Nulde haven't been seen here in months because I miss them. D': )

anyway. featured, anti-clockwise from top middle:

Rose © ~Nulde
Encore © ~scbordercollie01
Flying Whippet © ~Queen-of-Greyhounds
Beezle © ~FireflyStudios
Asp is mine.
Mask © =therevolutionbegins
Aztecca © ~Cerzz
Celeste © ~Taintedkitten
Blaire © =losdoberman
..and Swift is mine of course!
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:iconshelzie:
shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Professional Filmographer
because whippets pwn all.
SHE belongs to ~Queen-of-Greyhounds. who is also made of EPIC WIN.
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Kinky-Slingy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007   Digital Artist
DOUBLE EPIC WIN THEN
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F0ldedSteel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
That is one great conglomeration of cute whippetage! Why, i think there is so much whippetage in there that the earth itself will take on the shape of a whippet and humans will grow needlenoses! I like the multitude of unique expressions you gave them, especially the yellow one, she/he looks humorous. :)
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Professional Filmographer
thank you for your comment. it made me smile. :)

Flying Whippet belongs to ~Queen-of-Greyhounds, an old friend of mine and a talented one to boot. go visit her. :D
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F0ldedSteel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
:) Np.

As a matter of fact, I have had her on my friends list for a few months, she does have fantastic artistic skills as well as being a great DA friend
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MoonDoggie613 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is adorable! I love everyone's expressions, especially Rose, Mask, and Asp's C:
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Mizzkitty Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Greyhound party! :heart: That brown one at the top.. I want to snuggle-squish him! X3

Ugh I love how you draw their ears. -tug tug-
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional Filmographer
whippet party. :3 big difference, believe it or not! and I'm not just talking about size. ;P that dog is ~Nulde's Rose. I encourage checking her out, she is awesome. :)

thank you! :heart:
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helterskellter Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Good lord, that's a lot of whippies! And they're all so adorable! =P
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DeMysh Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
All these expressions are awesome! Lovely work ^^
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Amazaa Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
very pretty.
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Gotyu Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Whippets are lovely, I have a greyhound myself, mainly down to the love of large dogs and their beautiful bone structure. I have never met a whippet that wasn't a ball of love <3 And I love your pictures, they are fantastic
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Filmographer
:heart: thank you so very much, it's comments like yours that make me happy inside. :) I have an Italian Greyhound of my own (and yes I prefer smaller dogs) but I hope to have both IGs and whippets someday! the sighthounds in general are such beautiful dogs. :)
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CatsandDogsUnited Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Meep! Me like whippets^^
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deutschschaferhund Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
I should make a sighthound character. :3
too bad I can't draw sighthounds...
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Filmographer
practice makes perfect!

maybe I could draw a GSD and you could draw a sighthound and we can exchange redlines. since I bellyroll-submit to your anatomical knowledge of GSDs. o.o
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deutschschaferhund Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
psh, my knowledge of GSD's is nicht compared to your knowledge of whippets! xD
I saw one the other day, too. it was a brindle one... so pretty! I LOVE brindle on sighthounds (when we almost adopted a greyhound, the one we were going to adopt was a dark brindle named Cha-cha)

that does seem like a good idea, though! :D
redlining is always fun (and helps!)
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Filmographer
xD I can't pick on the conformation standard nitty-gritty like you! but then again whippets haven't really suffered - as far as I know - from the breeding problems that GSDs apparently have, or at least not to the same degree.

squee yes we should do it then. I'll get mine up... eventually. o.x;
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PuffyDearlySmith Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whippets glorilore!!!!
Great Job(^-^)
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Maplewolf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
This looks great!! I love the varaity of expressions and poses!! :D
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causticardor Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great! I love how all of their heads stem from the same area. I want to know who the silly yellow one with wings is. :XD:

Great job, as per your usual. I always love how soft your colors and lines are :)
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Filmographer
she's ~Queen-of-Greyhounds's crazy persona, Flying Whippet. :) you gotta check this girl out, we've been friends a long time and I've always loved her art.

thank you! <3
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OriginalShaggy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Oh they looks too nice ahhaha I love their expressions XDDD
awesome <33
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Maxrunn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
you should do a mutts one. *shifty eyes*
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Professional Filmographer
if you can throw a few mutts my way... I'd be glad. :3 I'm thinking of seriously making this a theme here.
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Maxrunn Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
well there's me, there's colonelstrawberry... hmmm *looks around*
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clumzyme123 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Student
gosh Whippets are such cute dogs!! I love how you do the ears so wonderfully and your color and expression is so amazing!
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Dimintri Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the brindle and the black and tan :nod: Swift looks so adorably cute :heart: If there is anything I've learned by trying to draw a Whippet is that they're ears are hard :( *runs off to go check out the featured artists*
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panic-room Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
you + dogs + expressions = bliss.

datz all i gotta sai.
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:iconshelzie:
shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Professional Filmographer
:blushes: aww, thank you so much.
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panic-room Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
you're very welcome.
only i should be thanking you,
MS. INSPIRATION.

itstrueitstrue.
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Professional Filmographer
seems the feeling is mutual then. :)
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LordCheetah Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
whoooaaa! This reminds me of the local dog parks x3 There are like 9234928734722723 whippets that go there along with a bunch of Italian greyhounds x3! :heart: Lovely work, their expressions are just too precious :heart:!
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Queen-of-Greyhounds Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
OMFG where are these parks located!? The ones I go to are infested with labs and goldens!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Filmographer
methinks that we should visit Las Vegas too just for the dogparks.
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LordCheetah Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Las Vegas Nevada x3! We have so many greyhounds, whippets, Italians here x3!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Professional Filmographer
DDDDDDDD': why can't my dog parks be like that?
thank you!
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kettish Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
:D Awesome pic there Swift! :heart: Love Mask's collar. And Rose's eyes. Excellent job as always. ;)
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HonouTenshi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Aww this is soo amazing! I love how you did all their expressions! *lolfailsatexpressions*
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EverlastingWolf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Aww, cute! Quite the whipplosion indeeed. :3
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toastify Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Arrrrgh |DDDD

This is amazing~~~ Like woah.

Mask looks just edible.. The foreshortening on the yellow one's (can't find the name.. x.o *Brick'd*) makes me giddy (I cannottt foreshorten wolf muzzles, lawl~).. And Swifty looks so happy, arghgh~~ 8DD *Fallsover*
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Professional Filmographer
:hug: her name's Rose. check out ~Nulde, she's awesome. xD

and foreshortening is difficult, no shame in that. I'm not good at it sometimes. but that just means PRACTICE. I'm sure you'd get better at it if you tried.

Swift is happy. more whippets make her more happy. :D
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toastify Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
*Flings self over there* <333

Argh, yeah.. xDD I've tried art books for basic techniques, but it seems like the only advice they'll give you is "things closer get bigger. things farther away get smaller." and the perspective-box technique (forlike.. whole bodies. xD Not little things like muzzles.) is way beyond my two-dimensional little head. D8

xDDDD Lawl~~! I see that.. 8DDD I bet if you could see her tail in that shot.. lawl.
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toastify Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Plus, the composition is great, which I find hard to do in group shots. xD
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therevolutionbegins Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007   Digital Artist
Ahhh!!!!!

She's gorgeous!!!!

*pets Mask* You make her look so sexy! I love love love the collar and her eyes.

Thanks so much for including me!

:heart: :heart: :heart:
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I loved her design and the fact that she is a WHIPPET too much not to include her. :3 I am glad that you like how she came out, thanks! <3
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australianshepherds1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
*Gasp!* I'm in the process of creating a Whippet charrie! They're just too good of a breed! ^_^ But, you draw so well, this pic is adorable! :D
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Fairy-Corgi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
I LOVE, its whippet party tiem

that tan-orange one with beige markings at the top (cant tell who it is, im horrible at figuring out who's-who in group pics :() reminds me so much of my whippet Duma, i dont know why but it does. :)
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I would have drawn Mia too but I could not find her ref. o.x
and yeah I don't blame you, group pics can be confusing. that one is ~Nulde's Rose. I still haven't seen your whippet. D:
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Fairy-Corgi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
oh i see, i might have put it in storage because i was like OH GOD UGLY and i need to draw a new one LOL, i'll get some pictures of Duma soooon :)
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