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Two gnolls I made as an illustration, commissioned for the Adoran World-book (work in progress).
It took me ages... but I really like them! 
The female hyena is a barbarian warrior, the male one is a wizard. It would be so great if there will be a game with a customizable fantasy hyena race...

 At the height of Bloodmeet, gnoll war band camps stretch across the hills for miles in each direction.  Each war band marks its camp with talismans of their conquests. One group might have the altar of a Calendral Tribe; another might have the skeleton of a giant. With the coming of the Orcan Wars, the latest status symbol might be a gate from some fortification of the Rolling Hills or a red orc supply wagon. The more daring the retrieval of the totems, and the more unlikely their presence here, the greater the status of the talisman. While a talisman is supposed to be a symbol of a war band’s prowess, merchants know the gnolls will pay dearly for artifacts from far and wide, and an underground market thrives for these talismans, known derisively as “a weakling’s honor”. 


Edit: thank you so much for the DD! My first one <3
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Gnolls by ~fiszike ( Suggested by Stygma and Featured by KovoWolf )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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MaLize Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great work!
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Geekdude Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
somehow I doubt hyenas would be smart enough to do magic. That's just my opinion
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Wolvenmage Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
That's incredible! I'll have to find more of your work on here! Think you could give me some pointers sometime? I'm in major need in that department! Hope the book goes well! And keep up the fantastic work!
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Shadow-the-Shade Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! You have also earned another watcher ♥ Love your gallery!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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KinaBoo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Photographer
Wicked!!!
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mea00 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! Congrats on the DD
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Utao Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow :D
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Simic7 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dd!nice!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are very interesting and hyenas are rather different as a basis for fantasy species. Well done (and I personally wouldn't want to encounter one of these! :) )
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, why the hell not?!  That'd be so awesome to play as a Gnoll on-line! :clap:
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Princessvegata Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! And you choose well to make the female hyena the warrior, in Nature the female hyenas have more leading roles, I have heard.
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Th3-F4ll3n Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
i'd love to see you take a crack at some mystic looking werewolves
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The hyena characters featured in this picture you've done look very tough but awesome. :D
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DrunkenDragonDirge Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
There needs to be so many more awesome folks that give gnolls such amazing artwork like this!
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alphazion Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Gnolls are so awesome :XD:
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! Loving the female gnoll!
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing!!!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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RainbowCrashAndDash Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
The colors, the shading, and the subject, I love it. Congrats on the DD!
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SmileKitsu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Fantastic use of colors! I'm blown away OwO
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FeroxX-Gosu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Fiszike :D na mondom ilyen névvel tuti magyar!! Gratulálok a DD-hez :) \m/
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fiszike Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Köszi :D Egyzser hirtelen fölindulásból megváltoztattam, aztán úgy maradtam ^^'
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Justforvisit Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Oh at first glance I thought this were Charr from Guild Wars 2 :D

Looks pretty badass anyways ^^
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very neat work! The detail and colours are wonderful!
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mhazaru Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
nice :) got to love kick ass hyena women!
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Batiemily Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing!
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AnthracksThePony Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing - love the details! Congrats.
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robson666 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist
congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation Clap Clap
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Azzedar-san Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Ezaz!!! Gratulálok! Akartam írni (meg a többi képedhez is) Lényeg, hogy nagyon durván jól sikerült, tényleg epic :3
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Burgald Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Epic! :)
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AdriennEcsedi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Egyre jobbak a rajzaid. :D
Ez is nagyon jól néz ki, nagyon tetszenek a színek és a fények.
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arcxont Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Hyena power!
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VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is flippin' awesome! I love the colors and lighting! :love: :clap: :heart:
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Glowhyena Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! <3
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
They're handsome, albeit rambunctious looking creatures.
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Vek-nilash Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Gnolls <3
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Agent36496 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Writer
What's a gnoll?
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fiszike Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Humanoid hyena race, from RPG books :)
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LizardMime Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Truly a masterpiece :) 
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fiszike Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
*loves your avatar*
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LizardMime Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
:D
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Davian714 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love gnolls! This is a great pic of them. Not often you see a gnoll spellcaster either =D
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silkstraps Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Above piece commissioned for the Adoran World-book (work in progress)

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At the height of Bloodmeet, gnoll war band camps stretch across the hills for miles in each direction.  Each war band marks its camp with talismans of their conquests. One group might have the altar of a Calendral Tribe; another might have the skeleton of a giant. With the coming of the Orcan Wars, the latest status symbol might be a gate from some fortification of the Rolling Hills or a red orc supply wagon. The more daring the retrieval of the totems, and the more unlikely their presence here, the greater the status of the talisman. While a talisman is supposed to be a symbol of a war band’s prowess, merchants know the gnolls will pay dearly for artifacts from far and wide, and an underground market thrives for these talismans, known derisively as “a weakling’s honor”. 


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fiszike Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wasn't sure I should or should not attach this in the description, but then I will! :)
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Kazbob Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
It may have taken you ages but it's certainly paid off. It's beautiful!
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littlevillagewolf Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really awesome :D
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fenan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Aztaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! :O Felülmúltad önmagad újra....
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