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Melakim-Weapon Study

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:new:HAH! I inked this pic at lunch today. Now...I just need to respond over at Tenebra before my character ends up in Thantos' dungeon with Sruarg and torture devices:P Not sure when I'll be able to color this. *gets buried by massive amounts of homework* :new:

This is one of those characters that seems to be evolving with each sketch. I took a break from commissions to experiment a little with Mel's clothing and weaponry. Since he does not have the angelic luxury of transmutation (creating things things from other things..like clothing and the like) he has to live the human way, which is to buy clothing, weaponry, tools, food, and the like. Not to mention he also doesn't have the luxury of near instant angelic healing so bring on the band-aids (and he's damn sure going to need him if he continues to be an angel hunter and isn't killed within 5 mins of the rpg..:lmao:)!

For clothing, I stuck to a simple high necked vest probably of cotton-like and pliable enough to allow for movement with possibly brown animal hide pants with stitching on the side. Gotta have the long lasting material for bumps on the road. Nothing really complex for him besides the buttons and possibly heavier hide should the occasion call for heavier clothing/armor. His forearm guards consist of various bones and scales he's collected on his jobs. The gold chain he wears across his chest he meticuously crafted himself, carefully arranging the feathers from the wings of the angels he killed into a semblance of a wing. He finds it a most mocking piece of attire. If he can't have his own wings, he'll make his own.

Being able to attack quickly is something I figure would be ESSENTIAL for him, especially when it comes to those angels and their quick healing abilities. And that's what the runeblade is for (the sword on the far right near the edge of the pic):D Given to him by his mentor, Cien (more on that later...Mel's past has undergone a little revising as well which I'll probably share in a biography type thingy), the demonic runes on it partially negate an angel's ability to heal once the sword has drawn blood. Though, I'm redesigning that sword..he needs something more....curvy:D

The other little knives on the page are a skinning knife for taking rare hides and a whetstone for keeping all of his equipment sharp (which he keeps in that little kit hanging on the left side of his waist). This is still unfinished, but I'm probably going to fill the page with all his handy little tools, throwing knives, traps, poisons, and the like. Not only does he hunt angels,..but an assortment of other nasties as well. After all, one can't live off vengeance and hatred alone, gotta have the money to pay for all those band-aids.

I've also decided on a much more grotesque looking scar you really can't see well in this pic. The one over his eye now spreads back towards his cheek and looks more like a burn scar, since it was the flame of a fire angel that left the wound. He's also going to have a nice little assortment of bodily scars.
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leo-darkheartProfessional General Artist
ooooooooooooH, looks like he could hurt some boday O_O... damn some pretty knifes to do it with too
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
yessssh...*pets the knives* they are his pride and joyO_O
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leo-darkheartProfessional General Artist
heheh
i can see.
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lion-joeHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your attention to detail.
T-Sama's avatar
Mm, he looks GREAT! I still say I like the second blade best... :d COlor version soon? *prods* I'm wondering what color his hair is... LOVE the hair...
H-san's avatar
He's looking great. Those weapon designs are awesome, and I love that expression.
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chuuHobbyist Digital Artist
oh yay! this is always the exciting bit, cause i know soon very soon you will hit me with the awesome coloured version that looks sooo cool! *hops in delight*
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
yup! i'm in the process of coloring now...aah...so many things to colorO-o I have a pic of Kaioshade and another one of Keoto both half colored...why..whyyyy do I need education??:lmao:
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JessicaMDouglasProfessional General Artist
no sword? *twitch*

Like how the inking came out though m'dear. *grin* And thantos would at least let him keep company with that big cat.
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Yeah..I wasn't completely 100% happy with the sword..so I'm redesigning it yet again. *is fickle* I'm going for a thicker type blade to support the runes and a serrated edge near the hilt...muahah!

Heehee...I'm curious to see how he and the cat chica get along..I'm sure it will be..interesting^^

*flies back to homework*
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JessicaMDouglasProfessional General Artist
*grin* spaz. Ultra perfectionist........ love that about you. *laughs*
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
lol and to think Im not the worst perfectionist in my family..it's quite scaryO-o
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zionprimeProfessional General Artist
Cool. You have a lot of different weapons here from different eras and usages. He's an all purpose hunter.
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Yup! He has even more knives for throwing, but I haven't quite drawn them in this one. I figured he's got enough on his platter right now so I just needed to ink this and color it and get it done..:lol: Glad you like his knives..I like them tooo....if only I had access to a nice little hunting knife like the one with the hole in the blade....that'd be so awesomeO_O Not that I'd ever use it besides picking my teeth and nails..ahahhaha
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teutelquessirProfessional General Artist
He looks very mean. ;)
pv-chan's avatar
looks cool! all nice and inked and all ^__^
~PV
bloodraven77's avatar
*drools* Now thats some fine steel! Not to mention what a fine looking guy you drew there too ;)
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StephanieReevesProfessional General Artist
Have I ever mentioned how SCARY you are Angie? :O_o: Talk about deatil! Whoo! Melkaim looks like some odd mix of Galaxy 999 and your usual style. Kinda creepy.

I must learn to take weapon drawing lessons from you or something. They're so neat! *_* It makse me wish I could comment something useful but for now it'll be monotonous praise :worship:
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Marker-GuruProfessional Traditional Artist
wow i love his knives ^^
his pants look cool too. i love the little details.
his hair is cute too ^ *pets it*
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leo-darkheartProfessional General Artist
oooooh pretty weapons!
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unitg3dHobbyist Digital Artist
Now that they are inked I have to say that the weapons look a whole lot better. Swords always look better with a good hard line for the blade.
Uneide's avatar
OOh nice! now I have a visual to put to the Tenebra posts! :)
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Marker-GuruProfessional Traditional Artist
ooo i like the first knife in on the right side =3 it looks so lethal XD
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*whistles* I'm loving the hair...

Deary me he's got a lot of blades. XD I like the second the most... just the shape of it really, and it looks easy to handle. I'd eb absolutely dangerous with one of those... not knowing how to use one. :P

He looks like a really cool character... and you're still developing him, yes? It's nice... keep the hair. The hair doesn't change. I'll miss the hair.
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