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Lord of the Mountain
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Published: December 8, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 Kaytara
Random elf: "I want some gloves..."
Me: "You can't have gloves, the only skin in the picture would be your face and I can't have that."
Random elf: "Can't I hug my cloak around myself instead of letting it flutter around like that?"
Me: "No you can't. Stop whining."
Random elf: "I'm cold...."
Me: "Pull yourself together, only another hour or so!"

Hey, maybe that's why he's looking so moody. XD Poor elf.

I was just reading a tutorial I stumbled upon, and as soon as I saw the sketch there, I immediately had this picture in mind... So yeah, you can say the pose is shamelessly ripped from that tutorial. ^^'
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That's exactly the thing that suggested that maybe I should use references more often...

EDIT: I've tweaked the background a bit. The shadows are a bit more interesting now and (hopefully) suit the elf better.

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Comments (37)
weepingelf's avatar
:rofl: ...ahem. Poor elf. But he does look cool!
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IcarianShadow's avatar
Aww... I kind of liked the old background... It seemed to go with the sky better... Oh well. If you like it more, that's all that matters!
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Van-Syl-Production's avatar
Van-Syl-Production|Professional Digital Artist
That's funny :D
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Bloom-Enchantress| Traditional Artist
:clap:
amazing work!
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winterelf86's avatar
winterelf86|Hobbyist Digital Artist
:drool: sorry....I can't help it...the angst is so hot :XD:
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Kaytara's avatar
Kaytara|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my... This seems a common syndrome. O.O
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Lathellen's avatar
His moodiness makes him hot lol
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Kaytara's avatar
Kaytara|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're not the only who thinks so, apparently. XD
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kaaper's avatar
kaaper|Hobbyist General Artist
he is gorgeous O_O
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MarilynJay|Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe... I love the conversation on your artist's notes. XD Also, the whole piece is highly detailed... beautiful work. :)
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harumeau|Professional General Artist
That's amazing. :+fav: :D
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Kaytara's avatar
Kaytara|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Theophilia's avatar
Theophilia|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have a marvelous picture here! Well done! Everything about it is quite wonderful. *turns to the elf in the picture* And one thing you need to learn my dear elf, is that cloaks fluttering in the wind look much cooler and heroic than having it wrapped around oneself. Because that doesn't look particularly heroic. Because anyone would do that! :D I'll have to check out the picture of in front of a fire too. Ooooo, chocolate! Can I join? I LOVE chocolate! (Then again, who doesn't? :D ) Namarie and God Bless!
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Kaytara|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks. :) That's right, elf, listen to the nice commenter. :)
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Theophilia|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol :D
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Empty-Paper's avatar
Aww, that poor freezing elf... Maybe if he wasn't that skinny, he'd be less cold.
I really like the cold atmosphere of the picture, and the elf's outfit is just amazing. My only critique is that between the cloak and the elf's back you can see a piece of mountain without the snowy texture covering it.
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Kaytara|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment, and yes, you're right about the mountain. ^^

Don't worry about the elf, though - I have another picture featuring him in front of a fire with a mug of hot chocolate in his hand. ^^
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Empty-Paper's avatar
You're welcome :)
Yeah, I saw that picture. He looks much happier there. :aww:
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Simplykit's avatar
***now this is an image worthy of a praise!!!***:)

*S-U-P-E-R-B work my friend!!!! :)

*this image is W-I-C-K-E-D S-I-C-K!!!*i am truly impressed! ;) you are indeed gifted in the craft and therefore i adknowledge your skills as an artist!!! ;)

*first i really admire your shading skills,the light and dark control is outstanding! ;)the cloth details are uniqely created,his face is shrouded with mystery,fierceness but calmness alltogether.his structure and stance are firm and the body proportions are very well done! :)

*i personnaly like the background and the cold theme,seems like hes dying :)

*you have created which most of us cannot fathom in out immagination,truly you have achieved a level that have not come to our paths yet.you have masterfully created such an image! :)

*once again i say S-U-P-E-R-B work my friend!!! ;)keep up the fantastic work!!! :)

*i wanna restrain myself but...FUCK!!!this is awesome!!!:D :D :D
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Kaytara|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... O_O

Thanks... a lot. :)
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Simplykit's avatar
*yey! :D

*your most welcome my friend :)

*keep up the fantastic work :)

*peace and rock on! :D
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Baalam's avatar
This is really good :)
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Kutaul's avatar
you just keep getting better! i love this!
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HidingInTheForest's avatar
Wow.. Its just amazing!
Love everything in it Ö
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