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Description: Welcome to Dragoart! Today we will be learning how to draw a hellhound. In this brief paragraph, we will sink further into the folklore/mythology of the hellhound. What is a hellhound? This hellish beast is known for guarding the gates to the underworld. This is common in Greek mythology. A common folklore in most countries states that hellhounds would hunt for souls for the devil. The appearance of a common hellhound consists of large horns, a horny back, glowing bright eyes, black fur, five toes for each paw of the forelegs and four toes for each paw of the back legs. My hell creature has a large orange mane and some fur on its hind legs. When you create your own hellhound, you don’t have to have this mane or incredibly large claws. This was just additional ideas I added to mine. Use this beast as a template for when you make your own. Anyways, back to learning about this beast. A popular hellhound is Cerberus. It guarded the gates to the underworld of Hades. Do you remember the Disney movie Hercules? Remember that large black three headed dog? That was Cerberus…I personally thought it was so cute the big teeth, the little nose, and the large paws! My hellhound is seven feet tall, and twenty feet long. That’s a large dog! Its dangerous claws are about a foot long each one. This massive creature can rip you to shreds on contact. Sometimes people find hellhounds roaming the volcanoes in search of souls. Folklore says that volcanoes are an entrance to the devil’s lair. Whenever the devil unleashes his fury, the volcano will erupt. They say that if one was to touch the hardened molten rock of the volcano, a hellhound will come for your soul. This image took me a few hours to color and draw. I found it in my sketch book from four years ago. Then I scanned it in Photoshop and added extra details and touch ups. Next I colored the image in Photoshop which took me two hours. So I hope this tutorial will helpfully aid you when you draw your own hellhound! Enjoy!