Gathering by Nomax

Gathering

Nomax

25 November 2016 at 13:23:05 MST

Hey folks,

so, i don't even really know how to start writing this description since it's a kinda unusual picture. :iconUtunu: approached me for a large scale picture a couple of weeks/months and since it's not something i've ever reeeeeally done i decided to give it a go (there were some larger scale pictures of course, but usually confined to about 3~4 characters maximum)
So, special thank you of course to Utunu and also everyone who participated!

And since i'm a renegade like that i also went ahead an nicked his short description blurb for the picture:
Every year, during the longest days around the summer solstice, tribes from all over collect at a common meeting ground.
News is shared, stories are told, goods are traded, friendships made and renewed, and for many this is a rare glimpse into the myriad tribes and cultures besides their own that share their world.

And all the characters from left to right(all FA usernames as usual. SOme might be found around here too):
Smokepaw(wolf) - displaying some leather
Nomax (painted dog) - observing the goings-on and thinking he looks far better in shoulder-fabrics than Utunu
SpotTheCat (cheetah) - inspecting the aforementioned leather
Clamcrusher (otter) - eating and chatting
Skips92 (king cheetah) - lounging and chatting
Utunu (painted dog) - posing for a woodcarving and wearing far more than he usually does
Bruma (Ethiopian wolf) - completing a transaction
Kalahari (African civet) - observing said transaction
CheetahLover (king cheetah) - the other party in aforementioned transaction
Keglunek (snow leopard) - the woodcarver sculpting a rare non-nude image of Utunu
Televassi (wolf) - observing the woodcarver at his work
Kikivuli (striped hyena) - also observing the woodcarver, and probably making disparaging comments about Utunu
Gnash.Hyena (spotted hyena) - bringing some furs and hides to trade
Stripetail (linsang) - wandering in, wondering what all the fuss is about

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    Wow O.O

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    All of the artwork I've seen from you has been top notch! There's a lot of details in this and I'm sure it took a very long time.

    Keep up the great work. I always love seeing something new from you.

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      Thank you very much!

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    This is incredible! You have a really impressive talent with detail.

    A higher resolution version would make an amazing desktop background, too.

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      I second this-make a gumroad! Dynamite composition.

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    Epic piece. So much detail and characterwork in this.

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    Awesome artwork

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    Incredible art! Painting that many characters looks like it must have been a ton of work, and you did a great job blending them all together into one scene!

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      Thank you very much, and yeah, was quite something!

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    I like how you make canines and felines so slim and with long legs, it gives them the quick runner feel, as they are known for being pretty fast animals.

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      Thank you, and yes my preference certainly goes towards slimmer characters, as is probably evident in my own one :D

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    Looks great. It must have taken time to do all the characters.

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      Thank you, yep, but that was always going to be the case with a bigger project like this :)

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        No problem. It's impressive.

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    The big baobab tree as the sacred center, and the zebra skin leather armor reminds me of the Rozvi empire. They had long maces with perfectly spherical heads instead of spears though. Except they had huge stone castles and stone eagles everywhere.

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      Yeah it's not meant to represent any specific kingdom or anything like that.