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A remake of the old (and very bad) painting I made of Darkstar two years ago. Here's the old version if you are curious, though I shudder to think that anyone would look at it. XD
2009 Version of Darkstar: img.photobucket.com/albums/v63…

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:icontatihienahtf:
tatihienahtf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks just as I imagined himWow! , with longer hair though.
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I am happy you like the way I imagined Darkstar. :D
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:icontatihienahtf:
tatihienahtf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You`re welcome!
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:iconxela-the-conqueror:
Xela-The-Conqueror Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
His name is Darkstar, and he is of the night.
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I loved that when he said it to Myrcella.
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:iconlucyfaerie:
LucyFaerie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Very pretty!
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:icongomagoti:
gomagoti Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is soooooo good! here's my paltry attempt,would love your thoughts:  fav.me/d7gbepu
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:iconnatashakingston:
NatashaKingston Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I adore this, one of my fave character illustrations, period. Featured here: [link]
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the feature! I greatly appreciate it. :)
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:iconelalendi:
elalendi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
oohhhhhh so handssome *_*
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:iconnatashaerdeidrawings:
NatashaErdeiDrawings Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful work-.
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:iconsandra30:
sandra30 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
wow
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:iconjunglist123:
JunGlisT123 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
amazing piece of art. Ever thought about painting Arthur Dayne, Sword of the Morning Star ? :)
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Actually, I do wish to paint Arthur Dayne once, but he is a 'too good boy' for my liking. I like the "BAD boys". :D
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:iconalerie54:
Alerie54 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Nagyon gyonyoru.
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:iconbadlilmunkee:
badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! So happy to see Darkstar painted as gorgeous as my mind's eye portrayed him to be while reading of him in AFfC. :)
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:iconkelral-orlyana:
Kelral-Orlyana Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a beautiful horse, I really like the tonal qualities of this piece. Good work!
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:iconbluebelle-88:
bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Your horse looks so realistic. Great job on the sandscape too.
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:iconnishagandhi:
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Featured in my blog!! its amazing :)
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the honor, and for having taken the time to change the image to the one I requested. :)
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:iconnishagandhi:
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem :) i loved ur work!
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:iconyami-pimea:
Yami-Pimea Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely adore when you draw characters with horses. I love your horses, really!
And as usual, I love the colors... and I've a crush on the background too.

It's really nice to see a remake of your own art, even though the 2009 image is still nice to look at.
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Pimea!
Thanks a lot for all your wonderful comments and compliments on my paintings. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed this remake of my Darkstar painting. I am also happy to hear you like my style of painting horses. I LOVE painting horses. They are truly aesthetic creatures...in my opinion. ;)
Thank you also for the compliment on my old piece. I am glad you still like it, despite it's many flaws.
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Yami-Pimea Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome for averything! and thank you very much for taking the time to reply! You're so kind. |D
I really agree with your opinion about horses! They really are aesthetic and have something powerful, yet sweet... They really are beautiful creatures. (Making me think of your original horse-unicorn creatures which is one of my favourite paintings from you. |D)
Haha, well to tell you the truth, I don't see the flaws on your old piece.
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SilliconMage Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You put more detail in the other one, and I like it better.
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Each to their own of course. ;) I am glad you like either of my paintings, but the overload of detail in the previous painting is basically an illusion to hide behind. I was unable to make a truly good painting, so I overloaded it with detail to distract the viewer from the lack of skill on my part. It's basically deception. Really good paintings are not overloaded with details, but carry a stronger and more believable realism. But this is just my opinion of paintings. If yours is different, then so be it. Each to their own.
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Aramenthalin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
truely...i like both :-) but the actual ones feeling is better :-) great work!
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the compliment and for your opinion. :D I am glad you like both, but I personally think that the old version's expression is exaggerated (like in a cartoon). Darkstar wouldn't display his 'evil side' SO obviously, hence I toned it down to a neutral look in this piece. But that's just my opinion.
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:iconstrongbear:
StrongBear Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Ok, stll reading book 3 here so, who is Darkstar?
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I hope you are enjoying your read. Darkstar will make his first appearance in the chapter entitled Queen Maker, around the middle of the 4th book. Darkstart, Aka. Ser Gerold Dayne, is a Dayne of High Hermitage (a branch of the Starfall Dayne's). He is described as the most dangerous knight in Dorne, because he has no scruples. There is sadly very little info about him, and even less in the 5th book. I was really hoping we'd get to see much more of him. Ah well.
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:iconstrongbear:
StrongBear Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
The writer seems to like his charectors with little to no morals. It is an agrivating but good read so far.
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lol. Yes, I agree to the writers preferences. I love the fact as well that they have little to no morals. They truly represent the truth in people, especially of those times. ;) But this is just my opinion, of course. XD
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:iconstrongbear:
StrongBear Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Just like here in the real world, it makes you strongly desire justice that is very slow in the process.
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely true!!!
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srebrnylis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
WONDERFUL!!!! :heart:
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I am glad you like it.
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:iconsrebrnylis:
srebrnylis Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
:hug:
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:iconlavendermagic84:
lavendermagic84 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
They both look awesome. I don't think the older version was a bad painting at all. :)
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I am glad you like both pieces. :D
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:icondaimazu:
daimazu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
WOW. I really believe now that Arianna has yet to see a better looking man - except for her uncle, of course. Great work as always!
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lol! I totally agree with that comment, especially about her uncle! Ah, what a pity that Oberyn had to die.
Thank you very much for the compliment. I am glad you like this piece. :D
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:iconburningrage8-13:
burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the horse!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome work!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I am glad you like the horse.
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:iconburningrage8-13:
burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. :)
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xStelmariax Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The horse is so pretty *drools*
I don't think the old image is bad at all! But I think somehow this version is "cleaner", sharper, and the background fits the image better imo (I really love the bg!). And I seriously wouldn't call the old one "very bad" xD Maybe you just don't like your old style =D Great work on both, though.
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, Thank you ever so much for your detailed comment and review on everything. You are right about all that you said. This new version is cleaner, more realistic and the background fits better.

Lol. No, I certainly do not like my old style. Actually, I do not think I ever met an artist who liked their old style. XD
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:iconxstelmariax:
xStelmariax Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :hug:

Haha, I think you're right, liking old styles is pretty hard, especially when one knows where the failures are xD
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So true!! You put it perfectly into words. I see a gazillion flaws on my old paintings, hence I hate them. :D I am glad you understand.
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AranelFealoss Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
I was totally in love with the other Dark Star's pic, Arkoniel. But this one is amazing: the pose, the horse... The colours of the dornish sands in that beautiful twilight... the lights on the characters. I love everything. And his gaze too.
DarkStar is really a badass, but he's so HOT!
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lol. I am flattered to hear that you loved my old Darkstar picture, but I am especially glad to hear that you like the new one as well. :D

I agree with you on Darkstar being a badass, but he IS darn hot!
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