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久しぶり!
It's been some time since we heard from each other (or saw/read...whatever x) ) I started learning Japanese in September but have been busy a lot. So, I'm making small steps only but it's still so much fun! On the other hand, I had lots of work, commissions and private things to organize. Buying property and building a house means soooo much paperwork! xD But it's very interesting and motivating to see how things are improving :) Only a few months left and my hubby and I can move to/in our house and my little dear Ayu (Akita Inu, 9months old already) will have a large garden where she can jump and run around as much as she wants, even after or before going for a walk >D Can't wait! But well, enough information about my private life. Back on topic!

Here you see three Akita-Ken, which belong to an acquaintance who commissioned me to draw three of her dogs: Dash(white), Daiji(brindle) and Fleur(red). This pic is also very useful to show which colours are allowed in Akita xD (red+Urajiro)...even though the brindle can look a bit different (silver-brindle,red-brindle) - quite the contrary to American Akita (aka "Great Japanese Dog" <- whoever thought of that name, wasn't very creative or insightful. Tsk.), which are also available in almost every colour combination.

Anyway, I hope you like it!

Dash, Daiji & Fleur belong to C. Lorra
painting by me :iconprofelisaurata:



Please, don't use without crediting. Thank you!
N'utilisez pas sans ma permission s'il vous plaît. Merci!
作品を無断で使用しないでください,ありがとう。(<- Oh my, I hope this is right. I apologise in advance if it's no grammatically correct. ^^;)

original size: 4210x5953px
Facebook: If you're interested in a few steps, you can subscribe to my Facebook where I also upload a few photographs of my Akita Inu girl from time to time :) (mostly, my photos are private, but a few are public.. <-like Christmas greetings and alike ;) ) -> facebook.com/paurata

Akita sketch and sculpture:
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FAQ:
Why's there that watermark/small size? It's ugly.
Yes, but the last thief is only two weeks ago and he wasn't the only one. ]:< Signature or selfmade smaller watermarks doesn't seem to be enough.
Is it called "Japanese Akita", "Akita Inu", "Akita Ken"...or just "Akita"?
Briefly, all three are right in their use, depending on where you live. (btw, "Inu" just means "dog" in Japanese.) Seriously, it's usually just "Akita" but people tend to say "Akita Inu" in order to prevent confusion.
Do you own an Akita yourself?
Yes, I do. I've got a lovely, female, red Akita.
I want one! Would you suggest people to get one themselves?
Honestly, no. I don't want that everyone who thinks they look "cute" get one without researching, searching for the right breeder and doing not more than going for a walk. Akitas aren't easy to train and I don't want to see any Akita in a dog pound because people were just too focused on their appearence and totally forgot about what they really are. I searched for a few years for the right breeder, met a lot of other owners, talked to them, researched their pedigrees and so on before I decided to get one myself and I am still in contact with my breeder, meet him (and his dogs) from time to time, write/phone everyday with him and Akita Club members and go to dog shows/special shows where we also talk about genetics, socialization, training etc. etc. etc. So, please, if you decided you want to own an Akita in the future, gather as much information as you can, visit different breeders, talk to many people who own Akitas and do your exercises!
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shiphfwd Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awesome stuff. Your sense of lighting is really strong.
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Good point with the FAQ too much people get akita (inu or american) because they are so cute, they look like plushes but behind the cute face there is a soul , a special soul.
but it is for that I like akita, I got akita, I breathe akita, and live Akita :)
I tried to learn japanese in 2009, it is really hard, and i gave up i was so much late in lessons. maybe i ll try again one day
Really nice drawing by the way ^^
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Vidma-chan Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are so adorable and the drawing is fantastic!Good job!
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InuyashaFan4-ever Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome shading and detail, amazing work!
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Iskander1989 Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very well done... the expression of the dogs is so much realistic...
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Kuroriku Jan 31, 2013   Digital Artist
I like it! Nice drawing, and in some way a littke funny =)
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Nameda Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
they look very cute. I have seen those in reality and you captured their teddy fur pretty well
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ProfelisAurata Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! Happy you think so :) My little girl helped me a lot and modelled for me and I also had a few photographs of this three guys here :)
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Nameda Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)sounds like you had fun
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ProfelisAurata Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did! :) Thanks again!
It's been some time since I could draw something more detailled (well..it isn't THAT detailled but it was a good exercise for painting fur x) )
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