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Guardian by Yellow-eyes Guardian by Yellow-eyes
As a child I used to imagine a huge black dog made of black fog standing next to me when I was feeling lonely or upset.


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JhiFromEpsilawn86 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
for me it was always just a presence, I'm a Christian so I believe in actual Guardian Angels, and personally I believe that that's what it was, I really like your dog though, it's badass XD I don't remember much of my 'Kid Days' that clearly because I got enough concussions to fog up my memory quite a bit DX but I do remember that I used to see what I believe to be demons, or rather one, the freaking thing showed up at every night for a while, one night it was a glowing face on the floor (I threw a spit wad at it XD I was a pretty reckless/flighty kid so I did some pretty stupid things back in the day), it would always leave and then come back a few nights later, it was a wolf once (I'm still shitless at the thought XD) and another time it was a snake (serpent, you know, which as a Christian 'Did Not' help my Kiddy fear levels). it stopped when I turned 8-10 (can't remember which, but it makes me think that there's an age line for sensitivity with stuff like that, could also be that I got saved around then, I dunno Baguette Intensifies ) anyway (I apologize for going off on rabbit trails, I don't wanna shove anything down your throats ether just so yah know! Hug ) the point being that whenever these, things.... where around I always felt what seemed like a warm protection, like there was something standing in front of or beside me like a shield, it was pretty cool to think about once I had calmed down and still is, in my opinion, very cool to this day :)


I had 'Such' a weirdass Childhood! XD
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Aeromancer93 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 3, 2015
For me, I always felt it was my shadow who always traveled with me and protected me the most in the darkest of places where it had plenty of room to be whatever it needed to be...more than once, ironically, as a large dog.  Well done!

p.s; both of my sisters german shepards now take turns sleeping while my niece naps, so this is even truer with them.
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danielflemming Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
This photo speaks to me... :)
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RafaeldeBono Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
I was lucky enough to have had a real black dog guard me when I was a kid; your image is what and how he was to me :)
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SparkStone Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Just amazing.
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Lykaios-13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome. I also had - or still have - something similar to this. Although it was mostly canines, it came in many shapes and generally beside me or in my shadow. (I was a messed up child Making faces )
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divinerogue1991 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I know what you mean, the few times I've seen my guardian angel he/she had black, scaly skin and bright golden eyes.
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Bookzforever81 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so beautiful.
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bigjohn1414 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
I love the fact that it was a dog and when you say "Who said guardian "angels" have to be white and have wings? or be actually angels?..." this is soo true! Amazing art :)
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naspg Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
the dog looks eksatky like my spike back at home.. its amazing

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BlueWolfieART Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME ITS A SHADOW DOG RIGHT :D :D
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Shadowstalker1423 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student
Simply amazing.
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Weims Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I love this so much! I hate that in fairy tales and myths it's always the big black dogs that are evil, I always used to make up stories in my head about a big black dog being a misunderstood guardian and a white dog being the evil one who every one thought was good! Now I have a big black dog(Weimaraner X Labrador X Alsatian) and he is my guardian <3

Sorry to go on! XD
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WolfPawsteps Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Are you familiar with the myth of the black dog?
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this kinda.......diskriebs me
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XDuskWolfX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to imagined a grey mountain lion with wings, and a African lion with a starry blue main. The blue maned lion is painted on my wall.
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lexiejay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Oddly enough this is what I always think of whenever I see a smal/young child next to a big-ass dog: guardian. And the description added meaning t it too. Good job!
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wyomingcrazy101 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Looks like me :)
Good job, I love it!
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Red-Teared-Poet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you this really brought back memories of dogs I grew up with.
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Hannahmew Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, It reminds me of my doggie :) , Ive always imagined a guardian dog protecting me when i was younger.
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IamETOH Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow I have to think of Sirius Black when I see this...
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Demyx-wolf Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Writer
the artwork is amazing. Isn't it interesting how so many people's guardians were wolves/dogs or lions/cats? mine was a little wolf cub who was with me all the time and turned into a huge wolf about the size of a bus whenever i was scared or sad. :)
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PawesomeSauce Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how did you found that out?O_O
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Demyx-wolf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Writer
how did i find what out??
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suyuku-san Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Writer
I totally agree with you mine was wolf made of wind, a child's mind is an amazing thing :)
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kat10623 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
omg this is amazing.that so reminds me of me.im a redhead and love big black dog/wolf things.also she is sad like me.
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KirePapa Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a very beautiful drawing! I used to feel like that as well. Imagening that I've had different animals or even characters at my side.
Nice job (:
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TheShamansWay Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Writer
Holy....I used to pretend that too as a kid. 0.0
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XxColdfuryxX Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's ears are missing! :O
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bigjohn1414 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
You can see it's ears!
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Peaceful-Child Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool pic!
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SilverRosess Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's just beautiful.
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Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student General Artist
You have got beautiful guardian ^^~ Mine is Rat XD A lot o rats ._." About 8 xD
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HollyBear007 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, i love your imaginational thoughts about your guardian angels and your guardian angel.:)
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SophistaSchattenherz Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
"keeper" (that's what humans mean with "guardien angels" can have many forms. They can be (more or less good) demons, too.
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Zencelot Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this
I have one too
mine was a wolf..black wolf (:
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SaintElsewhere333 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Mine was a Red lion :-p we all need guardians
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Hersheys-Chocolate Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I did... the exact same thing. I named mine Shadow. O.o

Great work! <3
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nero-angelo-tala Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with you. anytime i'm alone, upset etc. I always imagine a wolf beside me =)

love the foggy-ness of the dog. it such an awesome effect.
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mtnightmare Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
cool nice work^-^
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Sidonie Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting... I had a similar 'guardian'. He looked more like a giant belgian groenendael. It fascinates me, hard to find many stories about such things on the web.

Wonderful image, very moving. I adore that his is mostly just vaporous, but his face is in focus, and the white eyes!
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JadedIce147 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool, I like your take on angles :nod: Very impressive
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Shriss Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, me too, less foggy, more solid. Funny how many people share that experience.
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Shriss Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So I got my daughter a newfoundland dog. Probably because of the one that I always had in my head when I was young. [link]
Here they are together.
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Mist-Howler Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here; exact same for me, actually. When I was a kid, I remember 'seeing' a shadowy, coyote-like animal with golden eyes. It always came to me when I was feeling depressed or lonely.

As for the artwork, It's lovely :) I like how the shadow dog is made as if it has 'manifested' into a shape. The girl is awesome too; great expression!
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SageKorppi Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too, actually. It would sit in my doorway when I was scared. Could be solid sometimes. A little more sinister though.

Really like this!
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Lyrak Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Guarded by a grimhound? Yeah I'd say that would keep nasty things away. =P
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awsomecoolgirl333 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine was always a lion and a gryphon. :3
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Volpone Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mine was always a cat
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