This is an illustration to the Hyena Dog concept (fav.me/d5hys0v)
created by Leggurm for the Allocene project. The Hyena Dog is a distant relative of the Foreststalker (fav.me/d4rrw0k)
in that both are descended from the Australian wild dog. But while the Foreststalker is an ambush predator the Hyena dog is basically a scavenger. The basic canine body type also changed less with the Hyena Dog than with the Foreststalker, basically the snout became shorter, the teeth bigger and blunter, and the front portions of the body became stronger. In addition lots of the tail is missing now since it is less needed for balance and communication. All in all the communicative abilities of these canids have been diminished greatly by their solitary life and have nothing of the complexity of their wild dog ancestors. The faces of these canids are equally expressive as those of brown bears, so you basically would not be able to know what mood they are usually in.
Originally I wanted some more spots, like some of modern day wild dogs in Namadgi National Park have, but I guessed that would be too hyena like to be believable, so I settled for these common big patches.