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Mara by BlackTalonArts Mara by BlackTalonArts
We all go through it and lately me more than anyone.  I have a great deal of compassion for artists...we are fickle beings but what gets us through is those that continue to stand by our sides.  So to those that have and continue to do so...mad mad love.

Mara was created a couple of years ago and honestly I kind of forgot about her and so damned happy I dusted her off and used her again because I think she's just damned cool. *wink*  Keeping her in her post apocalyptic world.  Nothing is going to get passed her.

Name:  Mara
Age: 26
Location: Remote location (she will not tell)
World:  Our Apocalyptic future after an asteroid destroyed half of civilization and High energy solar flares have kept any form of communication at bay.  Welcome to the new Dark Age and every man/woman for themselves.
Family:  Killed by looters after the asteroid.
Friends: None, you can't trust anyone but will use those gullible enough to her advantage and nothing more.
Weapons of choice: Knives, guns, grenades and her favorite "The Law". 
Personality:  True blue tomboy, serious, methodical, control freak...but has a soft spot for all animals, the only time you may glimpse some form of emotion.  Her main goal is survival in a world where weakness means death.
Fav Foods: Anything that isn't rotten or crawling.
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:iconberseh:
berseh Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017
Pheww... Great character indeed. A beautiful face and stern expression, yet one can feel there is sensitivity in her. I guess you know Mara means anger in sanskrit and related southeast asian languages, like bahasa Indonesia.
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017
Thanks Berseh!  Indeed I do what Mara means and also Gaelic word for "sea" A Hindu goddess of destruction, death, winter, and the moon. Of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "bitter"or "sorrow.  Hmmm, I think it's a theme with me.  However in all that destruction and such there is still a soft soul in there.  Her pain is her armor. 
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xyer0 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Professional General Artist
And in ancient Egyptian it meant "beloved;" so, Moses' sister (and her namesake, Jesus' mother) were not just bitter, they were beloved. Thanks for the education and the thrilling images.
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R--U--B--I--N--A Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful character :-)
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017
Thank you! :)
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:iconchanteur-de-vent:
Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
She's definitely cool. Love her atypical elongated face, gives her more character. Somehow reminds me a bit of Anya from "the 100". 
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017
I've not seen Anya but I guess I'll have to look her up.  But yes, that's what I've always loved about Mara is her face.  I just kind of forgot how much I liked her. lol
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:iconchanteur-de-vent:
Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You can just google her, she's got a very distinctive face. And I can see why you like Mara. :)
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
I did and Anya really has a great face and I can see where you see that in Mara. :)
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:iconchanteur-de-vent:
Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You should do more stuff with Mara, she's very unique. 
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018
I definitely hope to do so.  Thank you. :)
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:iconchanteur-de-vent:
Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome. :hug:
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
What a great looking character! Between her 'take no prisoners' expression, the outfit, her
tattoos and that gun, Mara certainly looks like someone not to be crossed. Love the lighting
and the worn appearance of the textures of her clothing.
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
Thank you so much!  Hard for me not to do women who seem to want to kick everyone's ass. ha
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:iconobscuroarcanum:
ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! I always find that the stronger female characters are always
more fun to create. The attitude of "I may be a girl, but I can still kick your arse!" is
brilliant! Second only to my absolute favourite of 'beautiful death' - a beautiful woman
that is touched at one's own peril. :D
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017
Always! lol  I can't help it.  It's just something I believe in when it comes to women.  They have an inner strength that I always try and portray.  Never one to be a weakling. heh   Thank you so much for your words!  :hug:
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:iconobscuroarcanum:
ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
As always, you're very welcome! :huggle:

I definitely agree with you! Any female characters that I make, that are more than just
random 'I want to make something with this character' they are always have strong and
commanding personalities, take no prisoners and in most cases use some kind of violence
rather than expressing themselves like normal people. ;) I mean, really, why bother wasting
breath by telling someone off when it's far more satisfying to torture them! lol These kind of
characters are always more fun to play with! :D
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017
Thanks Kat!   LOL it's a common theme right? Would be interesting to see what a psychotherapist would have to say about that. lmao   I think I like you more and more. hahaha
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:iconobscuroarcanum:
ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome, Mel!! lol Interesting would be certainly one way of describing
a psychotherapist's response to the penchant of making strong female characters
that have a fondness for violence! There have been a couple of images where I
have gone for a more colourful and less violent orientated character... it's just not
natural! lol ;)
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
hahahaha, I know right?  Oh well, at least we're having fun...screw what anyone else thinks. *wink*
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supersolidusnake Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Love this character!!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
Thank you! :D
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:iconrov65:
Rov65 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an awesome character! Even without the story you can fill in the blanks, right down to "The Law"! On a technical note .... awesome textures and your given ability to make a character pop out in the scene. Top notch Mel!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Thanks Rov!  Yea, the whole scene makes just about everything obvious. lol  But I'd love to do more scenes like this in a post trauma world.  We shall see. :)
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful render, Mel ! And super cool character! :heart: I love to know about my friends' s oc. :) 
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Thank you Julia! :hug:
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:iconchemicq:
Chemicq Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool girl, her gaze is fantastic! It must have something to do with that gun she's holding!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Gun's make everything more awesome. :D
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:iconkooki99:
Kooki99 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing Character, something very disctinct about her compared to other 'babes' we can found :)
You had a great idea dusting her out
Of course, render is fantastic ;)
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
awww, thank you Kooki!  Really appreciate that. :)   I'll definitely be keeping her in the pipeline this time. hehe
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:iconkooki99:
Kooki99 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure thing :)
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crenderIT Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb !!!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Thank you! :)
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:iconjerry001:
jerry001 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
great character
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Thanks Jerry! :)
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:iconjerry001:
jerry001 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
you are welcome
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snicker1 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
character and details work  well
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Thank you Snicker. :D
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:iconposes17:
Poses17 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful as always, Mel. I don't want to mess with her!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Thanks London!  I don't think any of my girls are weak...hmmm. lol
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:iconbelladzines:
belladzines Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
she's gorgeous!!! .. lovely work!!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Thank you so much Bella! :D
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:iconstoper:
stoper Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Hey, anything that isn't rotten is also my favorite food :P
Great work, Mel.
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
LMAO right?  Thank you. *wink*
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:iconopenguy61:
openguy61 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Student Artist
The perm is as big as the rifle. Sexy woman.
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Ha, isn't it though?  Thank you so much. :)
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mara is absolutely wonderful, Mel! What I like the most, not to mention the highest quality and most enjoyable detail, is that she looks very unique and her facial features definitely stand out compared to other 3D girls. Bravo!
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Huge compliment Laspe, thank you. :hug:  Her eyes, look a bit too slanted and I think it's the makeup, I'll have to maybe do some adjustment on that...but I'm very happy with her. :D
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are more than welcome, Mel!
The eyes is one of the reasons that she looks so unique. :)
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:icontonare:
tonare Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome and bad ass. It reminds me of some my cousins in the south haha. :D

Great work as always. :clap: :heart:
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