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Malla Drow

Okay, really tried to make her as dark as I possibly could this time while still retaining some amount of detail. xD

{(hopefully) more lore-adherent version of Viconia ;P :heart:}

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Skill-Point's avatar
That is the darkest elf that I have ever seen. 
KeirTanaka's avatar
Where's tha "Download" button?
artastrophe's avatar
on this page!
there is a link on the bottom of the description.
Dionisante's avatar
ericp07's avatar
This is the kind of work that makes me thankful I have eyes to see :) Wonderful and beautiful!
Mihoshi5's avatar
Fantastic art :la:
Zireael07's avatar
This is really awesome! I love the skin color and the hair. Brilliant!
artastrophe's avatar
thanks!! I'm getting some good drow-painting practice in hahaa...
Rhian-Skyblade's avatar
She looks beautiful :) you did well with her skin.
Creating dark skinned, realistic looking, characters is not easy.
artastrophe's avatar
thank you so much!! it is definitely something that requires a bit of practice/experimenting; it's an entirely different approach than I normally use, so I'm glad I got it to work this time--thank you!! :)
raynetempura's avatar
Oh wow, beautiful!!
artastrophe's avatar
thanks!! ^^

(and again, your signature still cracks me up whenever I read it; I just... have this insane urge to tweak it...)

✔ Taken* ❒ Single
*Mentally dating a character that doesn't exist.

OK I feel better now :iconurhappyplz:
raynetempura's avatar
Haha, nice! :D I like that. :3 You're awesome!
Sparky1113's avatar
Well done. Sexy - scary - angry - sad.

I don't think the skin is too dark at all. Depending on what you consider canon, Drow are supposed to be jet black to dark brown.
artastrophe's avatar
wow; I couldn't have ever hoped for that much of her character to come across in her face!! I think I just got lucky, but hooray--thank you! :D (And I think sometimes canon may end up compromising with what is realistically paint-able, which could explain the number of blue-skinned drow running around; they're insanely easier to paint/get to look good. :giggle:)
Lava-DelVortel's avatar
I'm thinking about how the portrait is going to look in game. It will be resized and resolution of the smallest version is 38x60 - then that dark skin with little details (because of the hue / skin colour + shadow), it may turn into one black blob. Some players may still want to see lines of her face etc :P
(still love the portrait, I'm just keeping the usability in mind)
Sparky1113's avatar
As an avatar, you may have to lighten it, as an artistic rendering of the essence of Vicky, I would leave it as is.
Lava-DelVortel's avatar
oh, and I mean it should be lightened just a *tiny bit*, really :)
Arcalian's avatar
Vickie! Vickie! Vickivickivickivickivickie! :iconfuckyeahplz: :iconsexahplz:

Vickie is Vivacious! :love: :iconbedsexplz: :iconfuckyeahplz:
artastrophe's avatar
AWWW YISS those are some great icons lol. thanks--glad you like her!! xD
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poly-m's avatar
Nice lighting !
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