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Nerfiti Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely picture! I am such a fan of your gallery... but may I ask what horrible fortune befell the unconscious chap?
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Aahhoooh... that's a long story, haha. The young man in question was sentenced to die by being burned alive. Because heresy and impersonating nobility are unforgivable crimes. :F That one who's still standing is his best friend. See here fore more: [link]
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Maximum-Voltage Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Bohren's expression is intrigueing, beautiful inework.
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Thank you. :) I use a 4B mechanical pencil.
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Maximum-Voltage Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Ah.. I see, turned out vereh beautiful. x3
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hchan Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i love how the limbs sort of taper off :> and the bg brings them out so well too...i love how you can make pencil art looks so great v.v
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Not-So-Secret: The limbs are burnt, and I didn't really feel like drawing them. In Brennan culture, people aren't burnt at the stake, they're tied up and burnt inside coffin-like boxes. It's like to keep witches from releasing their evil into the air (Rivek is, I suppose, the male equivalent of a Salem witch).

Wikipedia has an oddly detailed entry about execution by fire.

ps - i love how you can make marker art look so great. D:
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Ebonykat Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
I like the expression on Bohren's face, although the way he's holding Rivek doesn't seem very... stable?
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
It's a failsauce on my part. In the original under-sketch, the hand was supporting his neck.
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Ebonykat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Oh, yeah that would make more sense~ Still looks good though, if you overlook that part :)
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
If it helps, he's lifting him out of a coffin-like box... :D;;;

I don't think that helps.
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Ebonykat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Not really xD;
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Kirsta-Nadaime Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
I'm loving Bohren's face and the muscles in his arms and... *gasp* the lack of bandages?!
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Bohren's supposed to be the hot one in their group of friends.

:D;;;; He gets bandaged up in like, second afterwards. Cuz like, you should treat burns.
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sark Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Student General Artist
great composition, aw man, that's really what got me in this picture, that and all the crazy crosshatchin' action. but...sort of reminds me of them renaissance type depositions, that's probably why i like it so much. everyone like 'omg, what now?'
although the fact that Bohren can support his Rivek's upper body with a hand on the back of his head sort of distracts me. wow i am like a motormouth today.
love what Rivek's parallel arms do to this too, composition wise and also parallel arms always look painful to me. I don't know why.
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
I'm a fiend for the historical, but I bet you knew that already.

Yeah, I admit the anatomy is awkward. It's more like a trial run sketch? If people liked it enough, I might re-draw it proper.
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sark Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Student General Artist
Its so bad, one art history course and one can't help but secretly reference EVERYTHING. At least, for me. lol

Yea, i meanproper anatomy ALLL THE TIIIME would be wonderful but if I tried to do it ALLL THE TIIIME then I proboboly wouldn't produce anything.
I'd have like, seven paintings and four of those would be gessoed over.
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jjak Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing as per usual~
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
*hug* Are you going to any cons this year?
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pchaness Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
love the shading and anatomy!!
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
:) Thank you!
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pchaness Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
love the shading and anatomy!!
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All-Blue Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Your artwork is always so breathtaking. Gah, it just leaves me speechless. I really hope I can be as good as you someday.
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Wow, ahah... I'm always floored by comments like this. But haha, if it helps, I got where I was from draiwng (almost) every day.

And eating my veggies. *nodnod*
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