The maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is the largest canid of South America. Its markings resemble those of foxes, but it is not a fox, nor is it a wolf, as it is not closely related to other canids. It is the only species in the genus Chrysocyon (meaning "golden dog"). This mammal is found in open and semi-open habitats, especially grasslands with scattered bushes and trees, in south, central-west, and southeastern Brazil, Paraguay, northern Argentina, Bolivia east and north of the Andes, and far southeastern Peru and Uruguay.

An illustration to celebrate Biodiversity.
Sketch Studies
Process. First image is a pencil sketch. Second defines areas of color. Third and on are layers of depth, painted in Photoshop.
Detail. Paws and legs are cool to draw.
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