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Tanngrisnir by KatePfeilschiefter Tanngrisnir by KatePfeilschiefter
Concept creature for the Aerie project. The idea was to design a large burly mountain goat. The Rams of which could adequately defend themselves and their harems of females from draconic predators.

The females are fairly similar to the males, except for diminutive differences in the size of their horns and a lack of shaggy mane. The goats are named after the animals that pulled Thor's chariot in Norse mythology.
Tanngrisnir meaning "teeth-barer" or "snarler".
The name owes to the animals habit of baring their teeth at threats, their sharp tusks, and their adequacy as beasts of burden. These sure-footed herd animals can pull a cart as well as any ox, and with markedly improved agility.

More info and more drawings here: [link]

I'll eventually have a painted concept page with orthographics up of this guy and a female.
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:iconsethyel:
Sethyel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love  *o*
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
that would hurt.

but excellent creation.
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RevelationMan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   General Artist
KELBIDROME!!!
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Everything's better when it ties in with mythology.
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
some epic pencil work here !
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lorDHZero Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
I like it .
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GraphixS6 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of Quetzalcoatl. Very nice.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Quetzalcoatl? How so? And thanks
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GraphixS6 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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deathmango Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Wowzers! Great animal design, and those luscious graphite lines. Oh, how I love this line work.
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Nicksketch Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012   Digital Artist
this is just gorgeous! really nice work, I doff my cap ;)
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godzilla1990 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like this. i do have one question though-what was the origin for tanngrisir? did you you make the creature and name it or did you see the creature and reinvent it. I'm kind of a mythology fan. So thoughts like that occur a lot.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I had started out with the idea for the animal, then searched for mythological goats I could fit it too. Since I intend to use a lot of Norse mythology for Aerie, Tanngrisnir was a good fit. Though I may end up shortening the name to Grisnir.
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godzilla1990 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would leave it at the full name. Has a much better "ring" to the name than the abbreviation. Good concept from what I've read so far on your page.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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godzilla1990 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, hope to see more of Aerie
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TalonV Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I drew something almost exactly like this a few days ago...minus the tusks. Same pose too. [link] :O_o:

Of course, yours looks much more awesome. :D
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, well a goat is gonna jump like a goat
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TalonV Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. :D
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Yeah, I'd keep away from these if I were a dragon.

The only thing is that those horns would be very heavy, so perhaps these fellows have thicker front legs and muscles than in the back?
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno, there are lots of ungulates with gigantic horns, and their body structure isn't too warped because of it. But for design purposes I probably will go in that direction.
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Just ideas. :) Great work just the same. ^^
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regklubeck Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Topheavy. ;) :clap:
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:iconkatepfeilschiefter:
KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Correct
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DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
I think it's mostly fur (?)
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regklubeck Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That huge horn coming out of the forehead?
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DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Oh xD
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HarleyPoison Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
I like it xD
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE it. Great horn and tusk design and I especially love its sturdy neck :)
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Nicole-Marie-Walker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, he certainly looks tough! Nice job on the fur.
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