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Aynbath: The Asprosophists by Aerozopher Aynbath: The Asprosophists by Aerozopher
Those are the wandering oracles of the project Aynbath, called Asprosophists. Under the banner of the circle they serve everyone and none. They hide every piece of skin and wear masks, so their race is not recognized. Everything else about them will be revealed in the process of the project. More on my blog..

I used photoshop but also a lot of artrage.

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Imdraproc Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2018
Cool and evocative pic.
The cliffs and vegetation are really cool, and I like the shading and folds of the robes.

The designs make me think a little of the Aghoru in WH40k, a nomadic culture that lead lives of simplicity and reject all luxury (as opposed to their hedonistic forebears on the same planet, long before). The Aghoru wore robes and glass masks, only removing them in private (and not even married couples ever showing their faces to each other; "the pleasures of the flesh were one of the greatest sins of the Elohim...") 
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
hey thanks!

I don't know WH40K Lore, but that sounds interesting. There are no images of those Aghorus as it seems. I just wonder about "Elohim", is it supposed to be a race? Would be weird because it is the name of god in hebrew.
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Imdraproc Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
Yup, the Hebrew 'Elohim' is also cognate with the Phoenician Alohim, Arabic Ilahi, and Akkadian Ilû/Ilani. I'm a big fan of Semitic languages and their relatives (like ancient Egyptian, for example). 

WH40K has a species of powerful elf-like beings in WH40K's backstory known as the Eldar, whose grand empire fell for over ten thousand years ago.

Unusually for fantasy/sci-fi stories, WH40K is one of the settings that actually gives its elves/elf-like species an actual flaw: since they lived so long and had such comfy life styles, they destroyed themselves through their increasingly pleasure-obsessed culture, and their hedonism gave birth to a god of excess that claims the souls of all Eldar when they die: Slaanesh. 

The Eldar that survive today distinguish their cultures by how they try to avoid falling into hedonism: monastic discipline, a nomadic life close to nature, or feeding on the sensations of others to stave off their doom.  

What I like about the Aghoru's tribesman's story of the "Elohim" was that it does such a good job of showing how much the average joe mortal man on a backwater planet knows about the universe as a whole: a cataclysmic event in a sci-fi setting ten millennia ago gets told as some sort of mythological, cautionary tale, complete with the divine-sounding name Elohim, with the tribesmen on the planet remembering the Eldar as "A race of angels so beautiful that they fell in love with themselves..." 
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
Hey, great to see someone else here is into etymology (:

That lore sounds great. Thanks for sharing; and the eldar (as they are part of tolkiens creations as well, the "star people") are right now (WIP) in Aynbath also a race doomed a long time ago (funnily). Elves being their descendants - I guess that's classy.

But there are more elf-races developed through a huge event in my world.
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome artwork!!!

Attempt To Be Cool 
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
thx :)
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome!!!

Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Huggy Hug) [V2] 
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DoctorBrown Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Great work ! The characters and the landscape are so alive. The contrast between the pink and the green (feathers/grass) is beautiful !
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
thanks so much :)
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gregor-kari Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
you got a great atmosphere in your pieces!
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
thank you :)
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JonathanGragg Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm digging this one, I especially like the rock and grass textures. Keep up the good work.
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
thanks!
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whitefoxdesigns Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Man! This is so awesome! Love the realism and the characters! 
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
oh thank you Irian
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vagepaul Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Butifful work!!:D
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Gr1mm4ss Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
:)
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EdoDave Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The grass looks amazingly soft. Those clothes look amazingly soft. That bird look amazingly... soft? Awesome thingy you've got here. I LUV EET
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
wow thank you :)
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HeianMD Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thus is so fecking cool
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
:D
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HeianMD Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Urtran Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wonder how your picture going. Result is pleasure for sight. Man, I want to drop face into this soft grass..
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
hahahaha <3
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