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Digital Devil Arioch
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Published: September 8, 2010
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Avatar illustration. The eyes were inspired by a character in one of the "Digital Devil Saga" games. Photoshop.
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Love the contrast of the eyes to the facial coloring.
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thormemesonHobbyist Digital Artist
so is this just a random elf?
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AriochIVProfessional Digital Artist
Yep.
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thormemesonHobbyist Digital Artist
its a nice bust
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AriochIVProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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DeepChromeHobbyist Digital Artist
Now I'm just terribly curious - was this guy the inspiration for your character Tamarin, or Tamarin the inspiration for this avatar? (Kind of like asking whether or not the chicken came before the egg, I know, but the similarity of blues here is interesting.)
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AriochIVProfessional Digital Artist
There's no relation. "Arioch" is an avatar character with various forms, who is usually represented as some flavor of "dark elf" (which can include Loroi) with green, gray or blue skin.

Tamarin is human; he's pale and otherworldly looking, but the two color sketches I've done of him haven't been very representative of his true coloration; they were both focused on the costume and in both cases I started using weird colored overlays because I was getting frustrated. He isn't meant to have blue skin or pointed ears.

In Second Six some of the characters are meant to look ghostly or unnatural (and some of them actually are ghostly or unnatural, and it's not always clear who is and who isn't), and I haven't worked out exactly how that is handled visually.
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Hmm, okay. :D I figured it was a 50-50 tossup on any relationship there. And that'd be a rather interesting Loroi...hmm, gives me some new ideas for Sunfire at any rate.

I've done the color overlay thing a few times myself and it can be annoying sometimes. Sometimes it helps, other times, I have to go at that layer with an eraser to rescue some colors underneath. It's not to say someone couldn't use some sort of magical color overlay from their clothes to make themselves blend into them and the environment though.

Hmm, pale-skinned humans usually can pull off the ethereal pretty well, so I can see what you mean by not going into the crazy skin colorations unless the person's of another race. I usually figure, for "unnatural," pale or unusually colored skin, unusual hair/eyes tend to work.

In your case of Second Six, one way you could do it, is to have the Magic be something that makes a person look a bit unnatural and/or ghostly. Perhaps the stronger the magical heritage, the stronger the odd-lookingness. The more human a person is, the more natural they look? This can get mixed up with how some people naturally look a bit off, or ghostly themselves (ie. albinos, pale skinned people, unusually light hair, all of which can be found in nature). I'd imagine that kind of society would place a lot of stock on appearance if Marks are usually fairly obvious...

I think I'll cut the rambling now. :D
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