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Angie and Illyad: Rorag 8D by FoxyRepublic Angie and Illyad: Rorag 8D by FoxyRepublic
Well I started this flipping thing in May. Checked the date the original .psd was created and just... wtfff wow. It's still not done as I have a background in the works but I really dunno when I'll ever get it done, heh. Though I may consider it as a portfolio piece to display one of my er.. medias? :laughing: Anyway I was really inspired and in love with the doll Jaeden did on this base and I was digging through Bobby's site for some RP char bases, came accross this and thought why not? 'Course I remember a bit of coxing from sooz too since she was workign on a big projecty doll on one of Bobby's couple bases. It was of her char Hex Devlin and cole's char Liliberri Halfalken together but Hex apparently had his wandering eye on Jolie in the pixel piece in progress XD! Since she's so uninterested in him it's only natural I 'spose. *sigh* Rorag soap operas. So yes I've gone way off topic. This doll was a long time coming obviously and it's still not to my complete satisfaction. I think Angie needs her cloak or something she seems too plain. Plus there's supposed to be a dragon head tread on the sole of her boot ( see here, base Jaeden's ) but I really couldn't be assed by the end. I tried. :/ Overall I'm pretty happy with it I think my favorite part has to be the edit of the base itself, their faces and hair. And Anjulie's wizard dagger! More info/blabbering on that below in Char Tidbits. So yeah lemme know what y'all think! C/C welcome as always.

:bulletgreen: Weapons of Choice: WACOM Graphire 4x5 tabbie, Adobe Photoshop CS8/7, 1 px pencil toolie. And fucking Dreams by Fleetwood Mac on auto REPEAT. 'Tis their song :heart: *sings* Thunder only happens when it's raaaaaainin'... Players only looooove you when they're plaaaaaayin'.....

:bulletgreen: Char Tidbits: Right. So there's a gigantic explanation for Headmistress Anjulie's exciting little life here, however I've added a smidge more scandal to it. Illyad in fact brought her to Rorag for fear of his ever-growing feelings for the young chickie. He's er.. five years older so no biggie here in this "scene" but back when she was 13 and he 18 well... little more taboo though not really since it's the middle ages XD. In my head it's scandalous dammit!! He brought her to study at Rorag so she could be safe and grow and mature and such, didn't want to take advantage of the young girl aaaw he sweet. She still did bust her way in on the same terms stated in the afore linked deviation mind you. Any frigging ways in this "scene" (oh yes.. there's SO a fucking story behind this XD!!) Anjulie and her lusty playmate Illyad (or Gallion as h e's known outside his elven 'hood) have just returned to the Wayward Wizard pub in The Dragon Crawl (main town/market area of Quall. Quall of course being the hidden wizardy world of Abandon ^__^;; ). Here we see young Miss Grace as a full blown Master of Elements/Enchantress (trades she learned at Rorag XD) working as a High Ranger for the Guild woo! What she's wearing here is a fancier variation of the main Enchantress/Ranger uniform. There's Conjurer/Rangers, Elementalist/Rangers and yeah bunch of other "school of wizardry" type Rangers and they all have different uniforms. So they're back from a quest of course. Illyad works as sort of a freelance Ranger, if you will, helping the Guild out on quests where only his special brand of elfy skills and wisdom could do the trick, heh. He ran away from his stuffy elven kingdom at a very young age and after lolly gagging around with random characters, finally picked up the Guild gig. After leaving Anjulie at Rorag, much to her dismay, Illyad swore to come back for her and he did. Even visited a few times only to find her cuddling up to other boys at school XD. But once she left for the Guild they picked up right where they left off and set out adventuring/working together as we see them here. I haven't quite worked out what the quest was for but they end up in a cold, wintery region and unfortunately the cold makes poor Angie's powers weaken. She gets kidnapped and forced to work as a dancer at a seedy pub/inn. She ends up switching to survival mode (a practice she now preaches very hard on her poor students in Defence class. Magical bootcamp, anyone?) and digging her way out of the cell she was kept in with dagger, heh, crawling her way back to the inn where she and Illyad were staying and passing out in front of it. He finds her :D Wootyeah so that's it. I really, really like to make up stories. :D

*edits* Oh yes! Angie's wizard dagger! I was looking up weapons and found this really cool one called a "merlin dagger". Cool shit inspired me. So anyway this special dagger was crafted by the elves of Illyad's kingdom just for her! He took her back to his 'hood (while they were *cough*rangering*cough*) after staying away for decades. It was her idea he wasn't into it but folded to her charms and took her, they all loved her of course and made her the dragon head dagger as a parting gift. The dragon head being symbolic of the Rorag Academy and Wizard's Guild. Woot!



So yeah. I plan to CG and pixel more of these hot young Rorag lovers in the near future, hee. :laughing: I actually started my own portrait couple base and have something planned for it. Mind you it was also started months ago and still not up to my ridiculous standards yet XD. Imma stop blabbering now.

/disclaimery thing/
Characters "Anjulie Grace", "Illyad/Gallion", their story, and the world of Abandon/Rorag © to moi! No fucking touchy! Ha! As if anyone actually reads through that shit.
Kick arse base by Bobby. Unfortunately her site's down so you can't see the base but er.. yeah.. it's hers I swear it :P
/end disclaimery thing/
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Fluttur Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
From all the faves I've given you, and a watch, over the past.... few hours.... My god, what a good note to finish on. This doll is absolutely amazing! The texturisation you've done on the boots is an amazing contrast to the tights she wears, the hair is absolutely gorgeous (as are they all on your dolls) and the cape and folds leave me in awe. I can't believe how talented you are, it's just... amazing.... How many times have I used that word? D:

Anyways...
All in all, great dolling skills you have tharr. Jenelle is thoroughly impressed with your madness, bro! >D
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
thank you very very much for this. i know it was like forever ago that you posted but it seriously made my day :D much appreciated!! wish i could still doll but the only thing i seem capable of is making a new base set every several months XD
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Fluttur Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Aww nono it's perfectly okay! XDDD
And nuu D: You're still so awesome, don't give up! Bases aren't bad either though xD Make a base and then push yourself to make something from it yourself D< Just do something really random like.... go on polyvore and search a clothes set and make up a doll of one you like? XD That's usually quite fun :3
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
ooo i love polyvore. mostly my rp chars inspire me to doll them. i have so many bases in the works it's kind of sick XD. i'll get there i'm working on my next big set right now. and then maybe some chars on it! maybe some fashionistas too who knows?
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Fluttur Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
YES! Isn't it great for clothing inspiration!? O__O; I never knew how amazing it was until only a little while ago xDDDD
Awww dude! That's okay though, they'll be even more awesome when you release 'em :D I'm looking forward to future dolls and bases from 'ya >D
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EMnEM23 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow i really like this one. they look so kicka** haha. keep it up ^^
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
thanks so much :D
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EMnEM23 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem ^^
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Rezurii-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my...this is just so gorgeous! O_O
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
thanks so much!! :heart:
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Anna-Apocalyptic Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
Wow.
This is so amazing I can hear my mind snapping. Pixel art must take such patience, especially something like this that is sooo detailed and complicated. I don't think I could handle it at all. Awesome work!
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
oh wow thanks so much :blush: it does take alot of time and patience which i don't have much of anymore heh. at least not for pixel art but i'm still trying! the thing is if you dabble in pixel art, you either get addicted to the point of who cares how long it takes must... doll... characters... or you don't. *shrug* it is alot of fun and totally therapeutic(sp?) i highly recomend it! :D thank you again!!
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CaraMom2007 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Stunning! Nice Work
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
thanks so much :D
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Valli-chan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Student General Artist
Wow,I saw the thumbnail for this and Angies eyes drew me in.She is beautiful,and Illyad is amazing.Such detail...Her skin tone are absolutly amazing.I want hot cocoa now.
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
sorry for my lateness but thank you so much for the comment! :D i would actually like to try another shade of dark skin for once. all my dark skin dolls are the exact same shade XD!!
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SunneyTehBunney Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
FOXEH!!!!!! X0 You know Sunny loves you <3 <3 I always love your dolls and J's bases....@@ but mainly I love the delicious chocolaty palettes you use for your darker complections.......can I lick her cheek? :P
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
you can totally lick her cheek she'd just look at you funny and giggle. grace is very playful like that XD!! thanks you, hon i loves you too :heart:!!!
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SunneyTehBunney Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
Alright! I has permission, I am loved AND Foxy is alive :D oh joy joy joy! :clap:
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nadstock Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
that song is effing awesome! have you heard the remake by deep dish w/ stevie nicks??? please say you have... it makes me wanna move and stab someone all at once! ahahaha! can't wait to see a bg on this... that arm looks too floaty-lonely there...!
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
*lol* i'll look up that song XD man this comment was ages ago :lmao:
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ladymayev Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
wow thats amazing!!A really good doll! :D
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
thanks so much :heart: your av is too fucking cute *dies* :faint:
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Paramaniac Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005
Jebus... the amount of detail is absolutely mind-boggling. I don't even know where to start, commenting wise.

Allright, I'll take a shot: The shoes strike me first. Those boots are amazing, and the level of detail in them alone... woah. I think I remember you saying once that in your early days you used to avoid dolling shoes... I actually find that hard to believe lol, you've got the lighting and texture down spectacularly.
Oh, and I can't believe you did capes! They're so floaty and tedious and hard to get right... great job, though, you leave me thinking maybe I'm the only one with that problem.
I love the details on those weapons, again the texture is fantastic. They're not too shiny where they shouldn't be, etc.
And hair... I find doing guys hair loads harder. Do you get that? I also have a problem with blonde, so to combine the two would probably kill me, heh. I love the dithering shadng on his face. Gawsh, it looks like it took ages to do >.< [then again, if you've had it since may... =P ] What ever possesed you to work on such a big base?? Crazy person, you.

I also love that all your dolls look like yours [if that makes sense?] I think it's the editing job you do on faces, or your shing style, or something, but I always know when it's your work. Plus all the character info gives it so much more meaning.
Dig the style, anyway. Though I'm not sure how long I could work with Fleetwood Mac on repeat XD

To cut a long comment short: This is really stunning. Yay!
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
it really would be a crime to reply back with a mere 'thanks hon' and leave. :o geeze you novel writer! i really did hate doing shoes back in the day but that's when i wasn't too keen on detail in general. i was just too chicken shit to realize how fun and satisfying it really can be in the end :P the thing with capes though is that they're the thing i leave until the very end 'cause i couldn't care any fucking less XD! so they usually tend to look half assed and barely shaded. not quite the case this time though since i spend months on this :lol: On guy's hair well i do find it a bit harder but his was actually not too bad. i have a hell of a time with my other rorag boy ferris 'cause he has blue black hair. which i find is the absolute DEVIL *deathglare at harlow kids* i do have a thing with creating blonde boys for chars though XD! so far i have 2 NPC blondies and i'm in the process of making another one for rorag :lmao: i dig his face shading too i was trying to get a stubble-esque effect :lol:

i have to say an extra huge thanks for the last comment though because i REALLY love it when people notice i have a style XD!!! i don't particularly see it as much but others seem to :o you're probably noticing it in the face edits since i edit any face on any base. even my own XD! god i still love that song hee. it's Angie and Illyad's theme song and it SOOO fits their story *dies* okay i really need to shut up wow. thank you ever so much for your fantastic comments as always, babe. :heart:you
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Paramaniac Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006
Yeah, I had that shoe-phobia too, until I realised dolling shoes was all I could do well. Now I make them the centre of my dolls :lmao:
Blonde guys can be cool, though... stubble, now thats hard to get via pixels, I could imagine...
And of course you have a very kick-arse foxy-esque style! I think everyone notices :D
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Oloranya Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
Eeee! Sweet pixelin' Tash. I started a doll on the other base Bunnystick has like that and never got around to finishing it. Too big. Major kudos for finishing up a dolleh on such a massive base. I love this. I adore their hair and the folds of Illyad's cloak, especially the part hanging down in back. Oh, and Anji's boots. Bravo. *claps* :D
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
Thank you, hon! I'm surprised I "finished" it myself despite all the extras I had to leave out. The background version however I dunno WHEN it will ever happen XD! I had a younger version of these two planned for the other big couple base think it's the same you're talking about where they're both looking sideways, heh. But 'tis a fucking hell of a size to work on O__O!! Thanks for favin' too, babeh :kiss:
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arifaerie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005   Digital Artist
I meant to comment on this a loooong time ago, but better late than never, right? Anyway, I really love this one, the shading is so smooth and the whole thing is just so pretty!
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005
Thanks so much, hon :blowkiss: And yes late is alway better :laughing: *is always late*
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classicelfryoko Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
i say, give her arm tattoos XD
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
Meh, probably not going back to this ever :lmao: It's just been in the works way too long I'm bloody tired of it.
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TeMZ Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is one of the best pixeldrawings i've ever seen..
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
Eee that's a lovely comment thank you :blush: :blowkiss:
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utenaxchan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this one Foxy *__*! Your shading is always wonderful ! +fav
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
Aaw thanks! :kiss:
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tedsie Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005
Oh, great job on this.
I especially like the dithering on the boots. :D
Keep it up, chica. (even if real life gets in the way. x.x gah, what;'s up with that XD).
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
Thankies! I actually find dithering kinda fun for some reason XD I'm fond of the dithering on his pant folds but you can't tell unless you like zoomed up in a paint proggie :P real life BLOWS. Work is so putting me off of finishing ANYTHING :(
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Tainted-Vanilla Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
THAT IS AMAZING! :O
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
Aaah tanks, hon. ;) Quite a few faves without commenting... weird :o Eh heh, randomly wondering aloud don't mind me XD!
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Tainted-Vanilla Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
Oh I haaate when people do that. :( I am like "WHAT WHY TELL ME T_T"
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
Ha, ha yes! Nosy gits, we are :P
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Pewen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
OMG, soooooooo very very good :D

i'd go into detail, but im in a computers lesson :P lol
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
Ha, ha get back to class! *prods* Thanks, though! :kiss:
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KaliFrantically Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
hehe I'm totally in love with this doll :heart:
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
Thanks, doll! :D
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I-magine Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005
OMGSCANDAL.
You do realize now that I -have- to get off my ass an create a Rorag character? :lol:
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FoxyRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
Heh, yeah you should. Though things are a bit slow right now 'cause I'm terrible at balancing RL and online shit. So once I start working and partying and crap I never do anything online but draw :lol We SO need a new way of running things though (as it stands we, the profs, basically have to sit in the forum and play with students all day 'cause I was dumb enough to put all emphasis on in class interaction *EYEROLL*) so classes are like hiatused right now people are just dinking around XD. But yeah join up! :P
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I-magine Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
Slaaaaaaaaaacker. =P
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SarahCB1208 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow! Foxy, that's gorgeous. I love the dagger and her eyes are so hypnotic :) Great work, as usual!
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