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Castinet Vakir



Recent work on commissioned book covers has finally spurred me into doing a personal project. Le gasp.

Meet Castinet Vakir, national hero of Valvāon. He began as a simple mercenary seeking a way to support his poor family and, through circumstance and with the aid of the gods, he has become an iconic figure of his home country. He fell in love with an aluan woman, the first such relationship in known history, and they bore the only half-aluan to have ever been. Through some cruel design, Castinet was severely injured and lost the last twenty years of his life. Now he must cope with the daughter he doesn't remember, the death of his wife, and the war that devastated his home.

This is the main character in the book I'm writing. I spent five hours making this last night... only to have PS crash without me saving. I was a sad panda. So now I have more or less recreated it to some semblance of satisfaction. This is a companion piece of sorts to [link] which is his daughter. I want to make one of these for each of my main characters.

Companion pieces:
Ara Vakir [link]
Soldisey Damrin [link]
Ilkavas and Eru [link]
Jasten Rennek [link]

I have no idea where the brushes came from, but I'm 99% sure they're not from DA.
I used a tutorial from :icongweyeni: to paint Castinet's eyes. :heart:

Thanks for looking. All critiques (especially the harsh but constructive ones) are greatly appreciated.
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Dewfooter's avatar
Nice work on the photo. :)