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#1 Ilmatar

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:26 AM

Orthodoxia, whatbrick SpAE, Galsic and myself will post the prize pieces in this thread (and PM them to the winners).

Edited by Ilmatar, 20 February 2008 - 02:51 AM.


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#2 Orthodoxia

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 05:05 AM

Grand Theft Cookies for vilkacis :D aka "Onward! To adventure!"

I don't think that there's anything worse than a younger hyperactive sibling who wants her cookies. Now.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:27 AM

:wub: :wub: :wub: with an extra side order of :wub:


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Posted 20 February 2008 - 11:31 AM

Wow. Very good. :wub: :)

Seriously, the expressions are hilarious, and it so fits the original story :)


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Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:57 PM

Well, here it is. Working full-time doesn't exactly lend itself well to getting art projects completed but I got lucky and banged out the main portion of it Sunday. Designing and painting four characters in the span of a week wasn't the difficult part...the difficult part was trying to find a good pose that wouldn't show the beans n' frank!   :whistling:

Without further ado:

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Also, why is it that a google image search will scar your brain forever with images not fit for a Tiajuana Donkey show when doing seemingly innocent searches for things such as "fruit", but can't conjure up a decent reference pic for things that would have made this a heck of a lot easier to do? Seriously, how hard is it to run across a picture of a woman crying without her throwing a screaming fit in the process? Apparently it's next to impossible for me.
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:20 AM

Oh, I know that feeling, but hey, you pulled through and delivered an awesome pic despite the donkey shows ;)

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 10:17 AM

That's fantastic! I love the misty style, and the texture on the tree. :wub:

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 12:06 PM

:woot:

That is... amazing!

Absolutely incredible whatbrick! I don't even know how you finished that so quickly. Brilliant!

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 03:44 AM

Haven't commented on anything yet because I've felt guilty about posting without posting what I'm meant to be posting, woooo! But now I can comment, and there's really not much to say other than 'eek, Doxia does cute comics!' and 'whatbrick does some great looking drama and tree! and details and hooray rendering!

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:39 AM

^ :wub: ^

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 06:23 PM

Big apologies to SpAE, because I haven't had the time to write down how much I love this picture! I've been away (sort of) this weekend, and so decided to hold off posting until I had a good 20 minutes to make a post worthy of the picture (hah, I say, as if that could ever happen!)

Your illustrations of the characters are so good I can't help but smile when I look at them. The composition is weirdly cool (I never would have thought to put it on an angle like that), and I think it works really well--it really shows off the characters. Like Kulyok, I think having the outline of Lantar is fantastic. In fact, I mostly just think this picture is fantabulous (and I do not use that word lightly!).

Now, onto individual characters! In no particular order...

Dradeel. Oh, Dradeel. From the arcane symbols flowing from his fingers to the lock of blue hair, Dradeel screams "You touch my family you die, you ************* *****." Protective, with crazycool hair and beard and mustache... need I say more? Not exactly how I imagined him, but this is me right now changing how I imagine him because your Dradeel looks so much cooler. :D

Naljier is another one who isn't quite how I imagined him, but it really works. I always thought of him as being in his early twenties with bright red hair and kind of looking like a leprechaun, but the dark skin and blueblack hair is fantastic. He still looks childish, but he's angry--it actually looks like when a child is angry. You know how kids sometimes can't contain more than one emotion? Well, Naljier is pissed. And once again, awesome hair. In fact, I may mention this with every character because you just draw hair so well!

Aphril with the huge shadows under her eyes, wispy blonde hair and awesomecool blue dress just wins. She is almost exactly how I pictured her--kind of ageless but old-looking, with huge eyes and a haunted expression. I especially love her her dress is folding around Dili slightly, it looks very cool.

Dili is just awesome. She's all "D:" and has crazy hair and is in the middle of changing to a tiger/leopard/bigcat/scarything! Could you make her any cooler? She's so small, innocent and thin, and yet we know she will savage Lantar if she has to. Or possibly hide behind Aphril's skirts, whatever.

Doggydemonwolf because I think s/he deserves her/his own comment. Scary and awesome. Scaryawesome, even. Is s/he from another plane, summoned by Wanev/Aphril? Wherever s/he comes from, they are great. :D

Wanev. His hair. YE GODS, HIS HAIR. It is bright orange and crazy and huge. And he has huge arms! I must be careful lest I become completely incoherent, so. Ahem. Dark skin with crazy, thick orange hair and very well-shadowed features, he just looks fantastic. And I can just imagine him with a crazed expression, too--obviously this is one of his more lucid moments! I love his slight smirk and the bright blue spell.

And finally, Imoen, who is a vision of determination, style and general hotness. Have to run, so will keep this short--she is basically awesome, and cute, and fantastic.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 03:32 AM

:D Hahaha, I've received a couple of interpretations on who's who, so no comment. But holy cow, it is *incredibly* flattering to get such detailed comments on all the characters is just awesome and flattering and validating and you have absolutely made my day and words are not enough but thank yoooou! <3

Also, K'ae - oh, my god. I originally pictured Naljier looking pretty much exactly as you describe (but maybe a little lankier), but I dulled him out to emphasise his love of shinies. Hair is fun. :D

#13 Ilmatar

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 03:16 PM

For Choo Choo - her Bhaalspawn with Imoen and their very first gibberling slain. Gooooore.

EDIT: Fixed boobies, changed picture. :)

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Edited by Ilmatar, 13 March 2008 - 03:34 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:33 PM

I adore it. Simply.. adore! :wub: Thank you!

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#15 Ilmatar

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 12:49 AM

Thehee, thank you! Good to hear you like it. :)


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Posted 09 April 2008 - 12:39 AM

Finally, I'm done! So I figured my original idea wasn't gonna work out; too big, too many details lost, and all that. So instead, I just made three separate images. Sorry it took me so long.

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#17 Ilmatar

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 12:41 AM

I just saw these on deviantART, these are fantastic! Great work Galsic. :)


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Posted 09 April 2008 - 03:02 AM

Wow. Just wow :woot:

They're amazing. *hugs* Thank you so much. :hug:

I love the detailed, grim background of the third pic, the bright colours and contrast of the fist pic (the characters are really accurate). And the look on Scarlet's face in the second pic is priceless. :cheers: :hug: ^_^


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Posted 09 April 2008 - 11:42 AM

Just wanted to add how impressed i am at the use if contrasting colours, like green and purple on Sebastian. I really like the little details, like Eleanor's gloves. I love the style of the clothes, I want Scarlet's dress. Eleanor looks simply fabulous (OOC did you use Vibeke Stene as a reference?)

Thank you again :)


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#20 Galsic

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 12:14 PM

Wow. Just wow :woot:

They're amazing. *hugs* Thank you so much. :hug:

I love the detailed, grim background of the third pic, the bright colours and contrast of the fist pic (the characters are really accurate). And the look on Scarlet's face in the second pic is priceless. :cheers: :hug: ^_^


Coooool, glad ye likes. I actually wanted to do more with the border and background, with the 1st and 2nd pic in particular (the 3rd one's fine, I think, but I kinda screwed up the floor :/ ), but I didn't want you waiting on these any longer (plus 7 weeks is a mighty long time to concentrate on one project :blink: ).
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