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Highland knights by Dragendorf Highland knights by Dragendorf
We were on an island called “Isle of Skye”. This island must be the sheep and cow heaven. There live more sheep than people on this island. There are no fences and endless green hills.

I thought who could be the defenders of this island? And here are the defenders of Skye Island Goro (left:moo:) and Pan (right:sheepish:).
(lol a sheep who fights with a shepherd's staff:XD:)

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Here is the update. I've experimented a bit with a new shading technique. I used a soft brush and eraser to get soft transitions. Otherwise I'm always making hard shadows. I'm satisfied with the results.
Until now I don't feel to make a background, maybe I won't make one.

The look of the tartan is not random. My sister gave me the clue that on the "Isle of Skye" two clans live, the MacLeod and the MacDonald. So I use the real tartan of the clans how live on that Island. And what is also cool is that the blazon of the MacLeod is a bull! I did not know that.

Goro and Pan ©*Dragendorf
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:iconaceofkeys72:
AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I take it an inspiration from your trip? ;)
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes definitely, have you read the text? I was inspired on the island :aww:
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh yeah i read but it still helps to ask. I'm glad you got a lot from your trip ;)
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Bowser81889 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic, dude. Epic.

It really surprises me how well you can create two distinguishable shading methods and apply them to the same style. Both types are so different and achieve unique results, so this is rather suitable for this type of drawing. :) Love the detailing too; you surely go all out, all the time.

Keep it up!
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks dude!:D Sorry that I answer so late, I wasn’t home yesterday. I'm really surprised about the result too. but I think I'll stay by hard shading. ;P
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Bowser81889 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds cool, then. :) Whatever suits you best.
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AgrizzleBear Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
nice finishing
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx Troy
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AgrizzleBear Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
:) np
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Fangy-From-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even i comment before this, i must say coloring looks awesome.
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:boogie:
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K-Bunny84 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
I like the new shading technique!
It would be a shame if you wouldn't make a background for this one, you already have a nice sky. (hint for a simple solution: The island is also known as the island of mist! ;))
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks K-Bunny. I must be in the mood to make a Background :)
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bluebomer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Artist
wow some awsome nice one batboy ;D
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, badboy :lmao: I find this nickname really funny. Thanks bluebomer
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bluebomer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Artist
lol me too batboy
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Leonidash15 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's very nicer in Colors! Very nice! :happybounce:
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm glad that it works :aww:
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SilentShyGuy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist
AWESOME!!!:la:~
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: :thumbsup:
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K-Bunny84 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Awesome again!
I love this characters! The ram (Widder/Schafsbock) is really nice. BTW, I think, it would be cool if their kilts colors would match the tartan ("Schottenmuster") match those of the two Clans living on Skye: MacLeod and MacDonald ;)
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeh I'm trying to combine that :)
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K-Bunny84 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Link: [link]
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JohnTheTvMan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
AMAZING YET AGAIN!Even their weapons match.

"In the Scottish Highlands,there are two knights who protect their land,the Isle of Skye,from evil spirits.
Goro,the bull,and Pan,the sheep,protect their very way of life.
They are the Highland Knights!"

-Coming Soon-

That.......was awesome!
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the intro. Exactly as I had imagined. cool thank you :w00t!:
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JohnTheTvMan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Thanks. ^_^
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome :thumbsup:
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AgrizzleBear Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
minotaures! kewlio!
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I thought I do something different :XD:
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Bowser81889 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent character illustrations, dude. :) Methinks you put a lot of commendable effort into portraying their designs within that time period and nailing down the details that are most important in conveying that sense of a storied history. The poses are cool, and their small interactions with elements around them are rather neat too. Just goes to show, you don't always need color to make something look awesome.

Keep it up!
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad that you like the characters also without color. until now I was not motivated to continue, but I'll color it sometime. ;P
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Bowser81889 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's all good, haha. :)
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha a series would be cool ;)
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la::deviator:
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
alright! ;)
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Fangy-From-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who know what adventures and battles those two meets?:meow:
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Dragendorf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah adventurous. They should get their own action series :XD:
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Fangy-From-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. :XD:
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