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Commission for ~cuddly-evil
A drawing of her LARP-Character. :D
And - of course - a copy for her partner in the game.

It was very different to only work with shades of gray and red. I initially wanted to use more colors, but then that would have - somehow - seemed unfitting. So, gray and red it is. And all the colors in between for the shading.

Still on the Guild Wars II OST while drawing. I love it.
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:iconfeebyneko:
As I said in my previous comment this is quite lovely. Very detailed without being cluttered by using different shades and shadows to bring the little things forward- not an easy task at all and I'm certain it took you a decent bit of time what with your chosen medium.

I wanted to give you five stars on impact but the colors almost blend just a touch too much. The reds and browns shine through as dark and severe which is perfect but I would suggest perhaps more variation in your grays and illuminatory colors. That way there would be a slight more contrast and the figures would pop forward a bit more- BUT that aside the coloring is still rather awesome.

I gave you a four star on technique for only one reason, your source of lighting. I have this problem too where I put a light source behind my characters and then don't compensate with enough darkness behind that source and in front of everything else in front of it. Technique aside from that is wonderful. I love how well you drew her feet though I feel they are perhaps a touch big compared to her hands. The details on her dress and his hat are perhaps my favorite bits, the way you shadowed and illuminated those bits is spot perfect.

Overall a marvelous job. You deserve a cookie.
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What kind of commission was this? I'd like to have one in similar vein - like ~cuddly-evil, I'm strongly thinking of having you make a number of portraits of my characters ;)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What kind? I'm not sure I understand the question. :)
She bought the original A4-drawing, if that's what you're asking. I'm not that great with portraits though, I have to warn you about that. :D
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Though you might not have understand the question, you gave the answer ;) I (eventually) want art like that for one of my characters and I needed to know what to order :) And now I know ;)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, glad to hear it. XD
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So, in due time I'll be contacting you :)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking forward to hearing from you. ^^
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you've got enough patience for that ;)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Patience is never a problem. d: At least not for me.
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FeebyNeko Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is lovely. Reminds me of my story a touch. :) Brilliant job!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^^ What's your story about? :3
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FeebyNeko Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
So very much. :) This is the short version of my summary if you're interested: [link] It's already written, the first draft, but it's in need of so much editing that I'm considering a total rewrite which may as well kill me, lol.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Less my kind of story, I guess (I'm mostly into dark fantasy and twisted fairytales) but you seem to really have your fun writing it. :D

I know the rewriting part about comics, actually. XD Tried to draw comics and every time I reach page 20 I just scrap the first pages again, redrawing them. XD I never made it past page 20 so far... TWT
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Nakayoshi-Takashima Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Auch das sieht wieder Klasse aus! Vor allem die roten Umrandungen und Stellen im Bild finde ich super. =D
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank! :heart:
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Nakayoshi-Takashima Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gerne =D
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Eonari Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Okay, first, I know the characters should be my focus here, but I just can't stop looking at that background; those twisting branches.
Second, that girl's hair... her dress... and one look at those legs and I'm guessing she can probably outrun the wind, and it must be very, very painful to be at the receiving end of her kick. Yet the look in her eyes appears more as though she would rather sit down and die than fight back. It feels somewhat like looking at someone caged who has long given up any hope of running free.
Whatever the story is, I'm guessing though she could probably kill him at any time she won't as by doing so would result in something worse than being caged.
And looking at her I'm also guessing you put quite an amount of love in drawing her.
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cuddly-evil Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm impressed. That's pretty much how that character goes.
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Eonari Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
:bow: Thank you, but if I happened to be spot on you can thank Dra for portraying your characters so well. Other than that though, in predicting and building a story, having studied storytelling as a hobby for 10 years while having grown up watching movies and playing RPG's for 15 years plus does have its advantages as well. ;)
But if you don't mind me asking, I'm a bit curious as to exactly what is his hold on her? That he holds a loved one would be too simple, and based on the illustration I'd guess her soul, or perhaps her memories? Or... perhaps a twist involving all three?
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cuddly-evil Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist
you got a pn.
pretty long story ^^
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Eonari Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I kinda doubt it reaches my standard for a long story though. :XD:
(PS: Getting kinda short on time here so I probably won't have time for a reply today.)
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cuddly-evil Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist
well a too long story to write down here d:
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Eonari Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Well, I remember once when I explained parts of the plotlines of my grand story project to one of my test readers... I broke the word limit in a note... -_-'
(So a little piece of advice, please don't ask me for the scientific inner workings of how shadow demons can be an energy source as much as the ultimate psychic anabolic steroid to rebirth an age of gods. :XD:)
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cuddly-evil Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist
sounds interesting :D
I will probably not beat that one, but when my GM asked me for a background story, i handed her over about 50 pages in MS-Word :D
So... yeaaah I know the problem.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect, just what I wanted. >:3
I'm not sure if she could run though: After all - from what I get from her story - the guy behind her is some kind of demon who made a contarct with her.

Actually, while it was really fun to draw it, I'm not sure if "love" is the right word for that one. :D Though it was definitely entertaining to work with the drawing and the different set of colors.
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Eonari Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I would have sooner guessed her to be the supernatural one and the one behind her a mortal thug. But then again, I do enjoy plot twists that play on your expectations.
Although I think I'll try to read the title more closely the next time as that one pretty much explains it all. :D

Okay, "love" might have been the wrong word, but it is quite obvious you enjoyed it. ;)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Title is kinda a dead givaway. d:

And to be honest, the other way around would work too. Who said that demons can't be forced into a pact?
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Eonari Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Yeah... -_-'

True, but in this case, none of them really look or feel right for one able to trick a demon. For such a person I feel someone more mysterious and ominous and graceful would be fitting. Someone you might feel is hiding in plain sight, someone who feel as though they act as one they are not. Someone who might appear like a victim while things slightly too often work in their favor, always leaving you suspecting what or who they might truly be.
But the reason she doesn't fit that description is because of her expression. It simply feels too genuine to leave room for doubt.
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PandaMGA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! O[]O
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! 8D
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ZeacorZeppelin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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ZeacorZeppelin Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
you're welcome.
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Cheow12 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
WATCH OUT! He's cuddling you...evilly.... *glares*
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, kinda that. XD
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Cheow12 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
*nods* XD
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cuddly-evil Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Uh. Almost forgot to drop a comment here.
I am in love with that picture. If Lilith was great, this one is just legen.... dary!
I love the colours and the mood and EVERYTHING.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank. =^^= Ich schau auf alle Fälle, dass ich nächste Woche Kopien machen kann. Und Dir natürlich das Original überreichen kann! Bist Du im SB anzutreffen? Oder soll ich die Zeichnung - inkl. Kopien - wieder Jing mitgeben?
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Wackyjax Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of The Mask of Red Death a bit. ;P
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Story by Poe? :)
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Wackyjax Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The same. :D
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm her partner in the game, checking in here - this is so awesome :D Thanks a thousand!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello there~! I was hoping to hear what you'd think too! Happy to hear you like it! Oh, copies will of course be made. And in case you want the 600dpi scan: I can link that to you too. ^^
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Given that I'll already get a copy/print, I've little need of the 600 DPI scan ;) But thanks a lot for the offer :D
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never know where you want to use it. :D And making a copy of a copy is normally not a good idea: That way you got a version you can just print out. But I'm not going to force you into accepting it. Plus, in the worst case cuddly-evil has one anyway. :)
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose you have a fair point :XD: What the heck, link me anyway ;)
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sandninjaGaara666 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I love your art! this is awesome!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 8D
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holysunlight Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, das ist echt gut! Vor allem, weil es ungewohnte Farben sind für ein Bild von dir. ;) Und auch recht realistisch im Vergleich zu den meisten - das macht es sogar noch besser. :)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank! :bow:
Joah, die Farben waren mal etwas anderes. Definitv komisch, wenn man all die gewohnten Farben einfach mal in der Schublade lässt. :D
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holysunlight Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Und wie gesagt, umso besser, wenns trotzdem gut aussieht. :)
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