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Hey you! Feel free to download this to your computer, but don't use it anywhere on the internet without my permission, or you'll have me, my watchers, and my online buds to deal with. Don't be an art thief!

I don't expect this to get much attention, since it's so different from my usual. But I thought you might enjoy seeing me branch out a little bit. ^.^

Had art block on my current commission, so I decided to push myself and make something that could potentially be disastrous. Massive facial reconstruction. Massive. Nothing looked like him so I had to become an insane cloning ninja and perform facial reconstruction surgery on every aspect of his face. See stock thumbnails below. This was my first "real" humanoid manip that wasn't just a crappy assignment. It was horrifying, scary and until I got the eyes to work I wasn't sure I was even going to post it. It was hideous. But now it's not. Still, I don't know if I would put myself through all that frustration again. Not only is it tough to venture outside of my comfort zone and scour a stock pool I'm unfamiliar with (humans), there are very few humanoid characters I like enough to enjoy the process of representing. Back to ponies now.

My art-block is gone now. If I can do this, I can totally fix the face of the horse I'm working on.

This is Rhove, a character I created for a D&D campaign (lol yeah, I'm a nerd) and now RP on Gathering Souls [link] . His name means "wild" in Tolkien's elvish. He's upbeat, likes the ladies, roguish, and generally figures he can get away with anything because he's pretty. He's half Drow, which causes him some problems sometimes, but it doesn't really affect who he is, or so he would like to think.


I respond to all comments, though I'll love you more if you mention what it is about the image that you like. ^.^


Credits on image.
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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adverbial-spectra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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seireiofhope Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student General Artist
I have a question, but it's not about the image...What is a Drow? lol! I am trying to learn about D&D so I can play with my boyfriend in his next campaign.
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adverbial-spectra Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Drow are a black-skinned, white-haired race of elf (sometimes called "dark elves," but there are varying definitions/appearances/etc of "dark elf" in different fantasy circles. Drow are evil. To my knowledge, there aren't any half-Drow miniatures, so I use this mini for Rhove: [link] .

I find it's easiest to learn by playing. There's a lot to take in at first, lots of numbers to add up. It's a lot of fun with the right people!
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seireiofhope Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Oooooh, thank you!
Apparently my boyfriends D&D troop are really fun, so I am rather excited to start playing! Thank you for the info :)
That miniature looks pretty good for Rhove, going from the image anyways
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ridingxruffian Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This was quite the undertaking; you did well.
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adverbial-spectra Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It was quite the challenge.
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ridingxruffian Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome; it looks so.
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lil-snowbear Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Immediate props for D&D. That in itself makes this whole thing Epic. Better yet, the reconstruction is VERY good, Absolutely amazing, even, considering what you started out with. And more so due to the fact that you don't usually work with humans. For that, I must give you a big Thumbs up. My one concern is the hands look more like they've been burned (if this was a point to achieve, you did very well) rather than being a natural skin tone. O-o Either way, it looks pretty damn good. And so, I congratulate you.
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adverbial-spectra Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! He's a lot of fun to play. When the campaign he's in was put on hold because the dungeon master was too busy, I just had to find another outlet for him. I had a lot of trouble with the hands; turning white skin black (and on a bright area of the stock image no less) was quite a challenge, I'm not surprised it's not perfect.
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NithyaCethin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
-flys in fangirl squealing-
I LOVE THIS AND YOU KNOW IT
Alright =3 -tries to calm down-
Honestly, its really REALLY good! You know it ;) I didnt even know there was face reconstruction until I read your comments and then I was like ZOMG NO WAY.
Its just, pretty, and he's pretty, the man-whore he is xD I'll try to not inflate his ego too much, I know you need him to get through doors =3
But legit, this is AH-MAZING =D =D =D
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adverbial-spectra Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-hugtackles- I LOVE YOU AND YOU KNOW IT.

Lol I keep expecting him to take offense in my head when I call him "pretty", but he's secure enough in himself that he just doesn't care. Though he wouldn't mind being taller and stronger, since in the campaign half the girls could break him in half. Didn't stop him from making passes at them though. xD

Maybe his ego doesn't need inflating, but mine does! Lol. Now you know how horribly insecure I am when I don't get feedback. =P Thanks for putting up with me. :hug:
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NithyaCethin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
-is hugtackled- I LOVE YOU TOO AND YOU KNOW IT

Oh dear, I'll laugh the day when "pretty" isn't good enough for him. And roflmfao, no of course it didn't stop him. Hey, by the end of the day I suppose its not really height that matters, or strength. Unless he does things differently, I dunno roflmfao.

Dont worry! I'll inflate your ego xD I was actually just sitting here (before noticing you'd replied) going, 'why haven't I added her to my watch list yet? I stalk her like, all the time. It'd totally save me the hassel to just get it in my inbox instead..." xD So, expect another stalker because my American laziness ways are taking over xD (Not to be creeperish, but I have your url memorized. Weird right? You'd think I'd just go "Deviantwatch" instead and then just get it in my inbox -eyeroll- Silly intention span and ADHD xD)
And *me* putting up with *you*?! Puh-leeze, as if! Youre a doll! Plus, you've helped me to get where I am today in the maniping world, its certainly the least I could do for you! ^^
-snuggleglomps-
(PS: Don't worry, I haven't gotten much feedback on Amaryllis so it always sends me back to the image with a critical eye xD I'm used to lots of faves, not many comments though. Hrmm....-giggles-)
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adverbial-spectra Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, Rhove says it's length, not height, that counts. :XD:
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NithyaCethin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Roflmfao how did I have a feeling this is where our conversation would end up? xD Silly man-whore
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tnt-up Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
I love long-haired guys, this is the perfect one with the background! Awesome!
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adverbial-spectra Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, me too! Luckily a lot of elves have long hair so I didn't feel too self-indulgent when I decided that part of his appearance. :D
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NewShine Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how the way the plants in the background work with his armor in just the right way to really make him look like a part of the picture. And the hints of his ears. xD
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adverbial-spectra Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I debated not adding ear tips, but I was being such a freak about the other details it seemed silly to leave them out.

Gealach might end up with a different face now, if I find a nice one at the right angle. :XD:
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NewShine Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds good to me! :XD: I love the touch of the ear tips in this one, personally, it's that final touch of realism (as most hair isn't soo froofy as to cover up something like that entirely. :XD:)

Good luck with the face-hunt! I'm starting to think I'm an artist's curse as I always toss out challenges that make them stop and work. :XD:
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adverbial-spectra Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Challenges are rewarding in the end, no matter the struggles. The more specific the character design, the more attention is needed to transform the stock to resemble the character. :D
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madetobeunique Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
That's a lot of work - well done! and thanks for the link!
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adverbial-spectra Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Your stock was a huge help. :D
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madetobeunique Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
it's real nice to hear! *big smiles*
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DraftHorseTrainer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He's a neat looking character. :) I LOVE his Leather Armor. :)
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adverbial-spectra Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Luckily the armour didn't require half as much work as the face. It was lovely to work with. :D
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DraftHorseTrainer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome. :hug:

And Awesome! ^^ ^^ ^^
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