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Exodus Melakim Character Sketches

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I found this old sketch in one of my sketchbooks and thought I'd take a little time out for myself to brush it up. It's my latest try at Melakim Fahre, my shadow hunter. I was trying to get a feel of how he looks when he's doing his shadow conjuring and what that might look like if he went a bit too far.

I'm still trying to nail down a look for him, but it seems he's fitting rather snugly into a Native American inspired style with bone necklaces and feathers.

Next I'm thinking a more simplistic orthographic character sheet. I think I've got the mood down, now it's time to get the specifics and play with different clothing for different terrain and social circumstances.
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SoulRansomeProfessional General Artist
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

First off, let me say that it's very refreshing to see a pencil sketch! So much character design has turned to digital art, but there's nothing like some hand-drawn sketches. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

Overall, your anatomy looks pretty good. On the top left portrait, the left eye looks just the slightest bit too far to the left, mostly due to the elongated eyebrow.

The outfit design is nice and seems to fit the character very well. I also respond well to the way you've drawn the wings, they look very naturalistic.

I'd definitely like to see some more of these sketches, perhaps with a little more shading and some further defined details.
cmbridgers's avatar
This character study is exquisite.

Are you studying for animation?
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
I'm not, but I am fascinated by the character design process, especially for concept art for video games and movies.:) I take this as a very great complement!
cmbridgers's avatar
Ah!

Most excellent!

You must start a sketch book on Conceptart.org!
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
I have, but I never remember to update it! It's here, if you're curious:) [link]

Just for reminding me about it, I'll have to go update it now! XD
GeminiSolace's avatar
He looks awesome. I'd love to read about him
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
He might show up in a scene later at ~exodus-rpg where we post scenes from stories involving our chars:) Keep an eye out there for more! I'm planning a proper back story for him at some point. So many projects, so little time!
Charlemaine's avatar
wow i had no idea he could turn into a sexy scaly creature. with friggin awesome wings.
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
eheh it's actually tattoos and not scales. His skin gets so thick with the tatts that it starts to look like some kind of texture.

I won't say that's exactly Melakim on the bottom right, more accurately it's like a 'twin brother', but that's a whole other story:D
Charlemaine's avatar
rawwrrr!! are u sure it's not Mel's eeevil side? as in his sexy, bad-ass side? (not that he ain't sexy enough, but well)

hehehe. look forward to hearing that part of the story some time in the near future
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IyadaethrasHobbyist General Artist
Ooooo cool, you have me interested :D I love the shadow effects on that full body picture.
Marmonica's avatar
Very cool! Nice drawing style :)
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
thanks! Sometimes you just can't beat good ol pencil sketches.
HiddenRelevance's avatar
Smexy Mel! lol And I agree- the more native look definitely works for him!
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MarthaPArtProfessional Traditional Artist
I like this, especially the drawing in the bottom right..very cool

Merry Christmas!!
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Kaiju-Borru-ZettoHobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa owo

so awesome owo
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