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Mister Tristan by Steph-Laberis Mister Tristan by Steph-Laberis
Another one for the animal book, only this is an animal that I know well. This is Tristan, the tripod greyhound. He lost his leg this year to osteocarcinoma, a bone cancer that is sadly common for greyhounds. I can tell you that his owners faced a gut-wrenching decision when he was diagnosed and chose to amputate rather than rely on chemo alone. Over a month later, he is doing FABULOUS and runs, jumps, digs and barrels around with his trademark hound grin.

He's such a good boy <3
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darklittleraven Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lol reminds me of my greyhound. 
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Lycanian Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha this is wonderful! Such an exaggerated expression and it is still very believable!
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IAmTheEvy Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This makes me smile! :D
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lylie-foak Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good grief why am I not watching you. Wow.
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corrneliia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha, how a big smile! :D
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magda-poland Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! What a great picture!
I help one of polish organisations that rescues sighthounds and finds for them new homes. They helped many dogs and now the organisation need some help. I am going to create some flyiers and stickers for them. I searched through dA to find some inspiration, but I found your artwork and fell in love with it! :heart:
May I ask if I could use it to my designs? and change it a little to make easy printable black&white version?
Maybe I will come up with another idea, but I would like to know if you are okay with that.

Greetings!
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Amber1010 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
good boy :)
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind!
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you! I feel so honored! You put together a wonderful collection, thank you for introducing me to so many other artists on here :)
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
really my pleasure!:nod:
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emersontung Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My ex has a cat with 3 legs and she's doing great too. She was my favorite one among the 5 cats in the house.
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think animals who have really taken a hit in life know where they stand, and really appreciate life a little more. It sounds cheesy but nearly every disabled pet I've known has been a real gem :)
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EmperorZoo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He reminds me of a Meerkat.
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BREL00M Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww that's so sweet <3
I love how dogs don't care about their disabilities. They'll go on livin' lives happy!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is really incredible. The expression is hilarious, and it has a great backstory. Awesome work!
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DAEM0NYSH Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
What a face! Fantastic personality in the design. Love it!
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Versiris Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awesome brush textures and exaggeration!
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CindyMakeupArtistry Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
LOVE it! Awesome style :D The front on view makes me smile haha :D
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AprilDHallPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
I love pets that smile. :D
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amen!!
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g3m1n1 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
he looks so happy. i'm glad.
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Trollsngoblins Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That must be the HAPPIEST looking Grayhound I've ever seen xD ^____^ Wonderful picture, and GLAD to hear the dog is doing so well :D

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Trollsngoblins Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahem.

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"I am so smart. S-M-R-T."
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LilypadDork Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yeesh! Very glad to hear he is on the rebound, though. The angles of the mouth shape and tongue are very dynamic and amusing. (The rest is also excellent, of course, but that is what jumps out first.)
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culdesackidz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
crazy lol awesome
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MaRge-KinSon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
My cat kinda makes that face.
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felix-the-boy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love it !
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FartSmasher Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
that face. is perfect on every level.
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ponychops Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous illustration, I love his expression and how happy he is! Dogs are great getting over things like amputation and getting on with their lives. It's amazing really.
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sfepan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Very cool!!!
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, wow, that's awesome! Dogs are amazing :D
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RazanAAA Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
DEM SMILE !..
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homesickpipe Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!! Love the story :heart:
...he also looks like my dog (apart from the missing leg) Greyhounds are darling
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