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Magic is meant to serve

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I bought a pack of comic pencils this summer, and I've been wanting to use them, but that never happened. Now I tried, I made a mess of his face, but I am kind of happy with the staff! :D
I can'r recall the name of this Inquisitor, for once it wasn't Blaise2. Michael I think... like the  archangel.
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yuhime's avatar
Whoa! Nice work! I love it!
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Aaw thanks. This was my sweetest inquisitor, who crushed so hard on Cassandra I was almost sorry for him. :D
yuhime's avatar
Awww! But Cassandra is so worth the effort! :D
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LOL! I know, he tried so hard, so long until finally...Heart Heart Heart 
yuhime's avatar
IKR! Been there, done that!
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One of the hardest ever, she only got more and more upset with poor Blaise. :D
Lesliewifeofbath's avatar
Wow. As usual, you have outdone yourself.  I like the dark shades and the accents of intense color are not overwhelming. Great expression. I would definitely like to get to know this person.
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I'd say he's a gentle nature pushed over the brink. Unfortunately overloaded with power. Jippie kay ey! :D
Arlesienne's avatar
Ah, the fire is the picture is tangible. Perfect.
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Ah that is the texture. Sirius makes magic there! :D
Arlesienne's avatar
Sirius? I thought that was Olive's doing :blowkiss:!
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The background (with the fire) is a texture. :D The rest is mine! :D
TheDrunkenDarkHorse's avatar
Gosh that sassy smirk is purrfect :D
I expect to see an explosion behind him and him walking away from it like a badass haha
olivegbg's avatar
Ha ha, yes. Die Hard-style! Absolutely! Yippie-kay-ey motherfuckers. :D
Berserker79's avatar
Looks real nice! I get a... "feeling of motion" when I like at this one, like your Inquisitor's hair is floating around and the staff is slightly swinging as he walks. BTW, he really doesn't look like the mage who is willing to serve to me ;), somehow I can see him leading the mages to freedom from the Chantry! :)
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It was an attempt at a different style that I have definitely not mastered yet. But it was fun to try! :D I think the title can be read as ironic ;) My headcanon was that he was reluctant at first, but after a few run-ins with Templars...
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Aside from the wonderful dynamic perspective this is still a dramatic picture. I can't decide if he's savour or destroyer. The deep blacks look grim and edgy and the touches of red/orange is more threatening than warm. Not comic style but eh, angry...
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LOL, I meant comic-style pencils. Hard and distinct outlines. I'm not so good at that since they were trained away. I think he would like to save, but, despite good intentions,  is more likely to destroy. Definitely romances Cassandra! :D
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It's funny that, that in the art world certain styles of drawing are just not considered 'art'. To me it all depends on what you do with them.
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Bah, I don't care. I've always admired the classic French comics. I want to do it. Even if this was a fail...
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Study Francois Bourgeon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%… He is the master and I have most of his stuff although nowadays they are considered rarities. If you search on images by him you get some good examples.

This wasn't a fail, it's actually very powerful, it just didn't come out the way you expected.

Having grown up with an art critic I have come to the conclusion that there is an awful lot of narrow-mindedness in the art world and it should be ignored in the name of creativity.
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SERGE LETENDRE & REGIS LOISEL - LA QUETE DE L'OISEAU DU TEMPS (according to me the number one)
PIERRE CHRISTIN & JEAN-CLAUDE MEZIERES - VALERIAN
FRANCOIS BOURGEON - LES PASSAGERS DU VENT
MOEBIUS - LE GARAGE HERMETIQUE (fantastic!!)
Hermann Huppen (belgare) Bernard Prince
Andreas, Rork. Actually German but I found him in Tintin.
I'm leaving out the obvious....
Oh, Perverse Pepere is kind of a fav
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He he, I got a bit confused when you called 'Linda och Valentin 'Valerian' but then I have only read them in Swedish. I have several of the albums and would like more but they cost like a thousand kr for one album unless you get the new release that has recently appeared. Got a lot of Bernard Prince too. As for Moebius I have quite a few of the Blueberry albums he worked on. Seems we definitely share some comic favourites. I would love to unpack my comics. They are currently in a box somewhere in my parents' barn in northern Sweden, with exception of a few. :(
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Do you have an idea how hard they were to come by in the eighties -Vänersborg. I had to go and work my ass of in France to get my hands on them...  Cons: too bloody hot. Pros: I can speak French
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