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I feel like I should explain this by saying I was trying to make a drawing of Edwin that was actually lore-adherent (ie, without all that hair...), but that will never justify my original sketch which I never intended to even color oops and umm showcase some Thayvian tattoos. So yeah, Red Wizards have magical tattoos! Now you all know.

But I probably still imagined them wrong; might have to try it again.


*Edwin Odesseiron of Baldur's Gate (Bioware)*


and I managed to do this like 95% without references (I looked some at my hand, though >_>; ) so plz to pardon any anatomical inaccuracies. :D
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TariToons Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Been looking at this again after some time. He still looks amazingly hot.
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What? What was that?? I think I heard, "you better paint him shirtless again!!" x3 xD xD
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TariToons Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Uhm, wasn't me. That was someone from the off.

DRAW HIM SHIRTLESS AGAIN FOR BHAAL'S SAKE!

See, again. Gee, those fangils can be very persistent.
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
man, we those fangirls sure be crazy. xD (yet somehow very convincing, hm... ):iconwaggleplz:

when I have the time, this will be at the top of my list. ;D
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TariToons Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome :D
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Injin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work, I like the way you've coloured and shaded his clothes. :)
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Maralae Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is seriously amazing. Beyond amazing. Beyond every single level of amazing.
And bald Edwin looks so very hot majestic. Yesss. Majestic. >->
and hot
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Tofiam Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is really scary Edwin for me. :D But the same way he is fantastic. I am weird, I know... And I think the robe is definitelly the best I have ever seen...
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Love the robes and the pose and the tattoos are A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U!!! ^______^ <3
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realityhelix Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll be in my bunk.
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: :heart:
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Saint-of-many-names Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well, now I know what I'm going to use as a basis for Edwin's appearance.
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
aww thanks!! <3 I thought it was about time to try something new for him. ;D
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TariToons Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student General Artist
AWESOME :D
I love it! It was just about time, that someone drew Edwin accually as an accuarate red mage and stuff. Plus, he looks totally hot in your picture :D Awesome!
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yayyy that's just what I was going for!! :heart: :meow:
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TariToons Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Heh and this is also my new Ingame portrait for Edwin :P Hello, Shadowkeeper :D
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Nyila Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! :squee:

You are obsessed, my friend! It's ok though, we all are! :D

I don't think there's any specific information anywhere about what Thayvian tattoos are supposed to look like. According to Wikipedia: "Many traditions of the old Red Wizards were lost in the transformation and modern Red Wizards don't maintain the same Mulani traditions of shaved heads and tattoos that the old organization did." (I was lazy and copy/pasted.. :happybounce:)
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Orionali Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You ain't dead!! I was rather nervous here.

Now... why am I not surprised, I wonder? Because I expected something like this *for a long* time... :lol: And I mean *long* time. And I must say, the tattoos are.. amazing! *fans herself* :D
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yeah I think I first mentioned that sketch months ago lol, and I honestly was only going to change it a little bit (I thought, hey I'd better take off the hair) and then somehow I ended up coloring the whole thing because I was curious as to what he'd look like bald. And those tattoos. :D

But thank you!! and you know, I would absolutely love to see how you'd create some of those tattoos yourself--your designs are so amazing! <3

nope, not dead--so sorry to make you nervous, aghhh! D: :hug:
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Orionali Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That comment wasn't even addressed to me, rofl (so I read *all* of comments), I am your stalker and can say that you were away for 5 weeks! Hey, it seems I wasn't the only one who was curious... :D But, in my humble opinion, Edwin looks great under any kind of sauce. ;)

I love designing 'animal' kind of tattoos lately, but I don't know about posting them.

I bet you had a lot of messages to sort... ;)
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ClioMusa Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Edwin before going to Sword Coast maybe... Amazing!
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! yeah, he does seem a little younger probably hehe
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Rhian-Skyblade Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really a magnificent piece. Can't get my eyes from the tattoos, and yes I agree. Mages have magical tattoos and it looks great!
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! It was a rather, um, absorbing piece... kind of weird it took me so long to finish it, lol...

I didn't know anything about magical tattoos, though... do you think they would glow or need to be arcane symbols or something? I tried to do some research but I never ran into anything definitive... although I guess I should stop pretending to be so concerned with accuracy, bahahah. xDD
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Rhian-Skyblade Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I had various ideas about such magical runes, applied during a ritual or as some sort of proof of rank and skill.
Maybe they use special inks, mixed with components not from their plane. Or alchemical ingredients resembling the elements or planes. There are many things one could think of :-)

In our world, Tattoos or even brandings always have been something special in several cultures and still are if applied via the old ways, which was a rather long and painful procedure. It also wasn't something you came by because it was pretty or cool; it had to be earned.

That would fit perfectly well into a world our mage lives in - fighting for rank, prestige and power.
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poly-m Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I think I find him even sexier like this !
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's because I borrowed one of Sirius Black's tattoos for him!! :shh:
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poly-m Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
THAT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING
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schmooplesbottom Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Wow! Beautiful work! :)
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!! of course, one could argue that it would *have to be* given the subject matter and his inflated opinion of himself ;D <3
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Axel-will-own-you Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Filmographer
The thumb on the right hand might need to be a wee bit bigger :iconwooooplz:
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well that one is perhaps obscured a bit behind some folds in his robes... otherwise, maybe it's my own fingers that are misproportioned, rofl...
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Axel-will-own-you Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Filmographer
I'll stick with the obscure lawl
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The-whist-hound Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Wow just wow :O

.. ... *snickers* erm, you going to do a girl version of him? ;P
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hehe thanks!

Edwina, hmmm... I've been told I should. :meow:
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The-whist-hound Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
C'mon lets be evil, draw Edwina ;P
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Makkovar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Possibly in the same clothes arrangement?.. :>
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
it's just a matter of time... >;D
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The-whist-hound Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Yay! :D
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