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Jerrik OC  by BlackHawk45LC Jerrik OC  by BlackHawk45LC
Examining a slightly less bulky look for the main character of my Exodus Contract project.
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HarlequindeSade Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
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I have mixed feelings on this. They lean more toward the positive. On one hand, I really, really like the heavy detail on this character. The proportions of his body make him look like a bulky soldier (or assassin as the comments tell me), and I adore the assassin scarf around his neck. It gives him a rugged look. The perspective and dimensions on this character are also phenomenal. Everything looks like it could walk right out of this picture and become real. It could even make for a video game cover. The armor also nicely befits what I can conjecture you're going for. It's bulky, but it isn't so bulky that it would slow him down. I imagine that is why he's holding the knife. He's meant to move quickly, am I correct?

I have one question before I state my critical points: Why are his eyes glowing red? I'm just curious.

As for the critical points, there are just a few nitpicks. First off, the knife he's holding? Why is it oversized and serrated? I'm not saying it has to be a butterfly knife, since many combat knifes can be large, but why make it serrated? That just seems like something Frank Miller would do. In other words, it's a bit over the top and unnecessary, especially for what I assume is a professional assassin.

Second, if he's skilled in knife combat, or at least blade combat, why is the flesh of his upper thighs exposed around the waist? As somebody who uses Kali in their fighting style, there are some areas in there that, if slashed right, can cause a person to become paralyzed or even bleed out if they are cut right. Why would he leave that area exposed? And I'm not assuming he practices Kali. I'm saying that leaving any area exposed is dangerous.

But yes, overall, I really like this. It's excellent. You deserve an award for the detail. Keep it up. Welcome to The List.
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for your kind words, and observations. As far as his knives being serrated, im still just playing with the look of them, they are large and heavy because they have to be durable enough to take tremendous force. His eyes are glowing red because his soul is bound to an ancient evil, and he spends a lot of time wishing he could die. His only true fear is for those he loves, and that he will stop being able to resist the immense dark force trying to overtake him. Thanks so much for your interest.
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rhunel Featured By Owner May 12, 2016   General Artist
An amazing costume.  Very striking, especially with those glowing red eyes. Your work is getting better all the time!
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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StalePumpkin Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Handsome, and badass. That's awesome! Keep up the good work (•́⌄•́๑)૭✧
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Randicus Featured By Owner May 10, 2016
I apologise for being a party-pooper, but since his armour is getting all the focus, I feel the need to point out that the bracers (forearm armour) would be "much more effective" if each arm was covered by a single bracer, instead of two with a large gap between them. The way the armour is does not detract from the quality of the art itself, but I figured it might be useful to share my knowledge of armour. It might come in useful in the future if you ever get obsessed with portraying accurate functionality.

Of course, everything above is predicated on the belief he is wearing armour. Although other people have commented on how nice the armour is, I wonder if it is armour. To me it looks more like specialised carrying and climbing gear, which would make sense, since the impression I get when I look at him is an assassin. Am I close or am I clueless?
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Well kudos on noticing his armor is a bit odd. I wont spoil the story, but the main function of his armor might be to keep something in, more than out... ;)
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Randicus Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
Are you trying to entice me to familiarise myself with your characters by dropping strategic hints? :lol:
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hadnt thought too much about it, is it working?
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HawkeyeNextGen Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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demonic-brute Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The armor is amazing! :nuu:
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!
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Aka-san Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks really cool! The outfit is great (as always) with a lot of interesting details and ideas! Excellent work! ^^
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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Aka-san Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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Fle-NB Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You draw man as awesome as you draw woman! he look awesome and very cute, love the armor and details.
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!  He has been a bit of a challenge for me, but I think I like this look.
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Fle-NB Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You think you like the look?!...well you're hard against yourself hehe
Wish to see more art about him soon :) he's awesome!
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