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Darron and Maelog - Tridea

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Published: December 17, 2009
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These are original characters from the book series I'm planning to write with my co-author: *OrchydConstyne

Maelog is on the bottom left, and Darron is on the upper right.

Maelog is an Elf from the House of Fire. His hair is a fiery maroon colour, and his eyes are a bright, flaming orange. I used Taylor Darnell ~PaleRonin as a model for the character. (The stock photo by ~LinzStock is here --> [link] )

Darron is an Elf from the House of Clouds. His hair is a bluish-silver, and his eyes are pale lavender. Though the Cloud Elves typically have dark, tanned skin, Darron is unusually pale for his House, just lightly tanned. I based him loosely on actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers.

I hope everyone enjoys this! I kept the colour of the picture burnt because it seemed to look more artistic and keep the shadowing better than having it white. Crappy digital camera never takes good pictures of my drawings that are too big to scan.

Characters = :iconrepietenterprises: & :iconorchydconstyne:
Drawing = Me


As a Dragonlord, Maelog is one of the House of Fire's prized warriors. Captured by the House of Wood and sent to face his death in Spinner's Forest, he is accompanied by Darron, a bard from the pacifistic House of Clouds.

Exiled by his own people for his habit of involving himself in the strife of the other Houses, Darron steps in to bargain with the powerful Spiders for Maelog's life.

For millennia, the Spiders have valued Darron's music above all else... But will Maelog's musical skill be enough to pacify the Queen Widow, or will both Maelog and Darron lose their freedom and their lives with a single wrong note?

Drawing Completed: October 17th, 2009

Please do not post or reproduce in any form without written permission from me. Thank you!
Image size
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Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Focal Length
6 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 15, 2009, 4:22:54 AM
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OMG BEAUTIFUL DRAWING!!! :wow: Absoloutley lovely :love:
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*smiles* Thank you!

I haven't been doing the more realistic style of drawing for too terribly long. I don't really practice much, since I have so much else going on in my life. XD So I'm really glad you like it. At first, I wasn't going to post it up here, but with all my other recent deviations involving Storm Moon Press, the imprint that I'll be self-publishing under, I thought I'd include it.

Darron and Maelog are really fun characters. *OrchydConstyne and I haven't actually written out the stories with them involved, but they've been wonderful fun to use in instant message style role-playing, which we do to help develop the characters in our minds. ^_^

I'll hopefully finish up a couple more character drawings like these over the next couple years as we write things out and get our first few books published. I'll post them up as I finish them!

Thanks again!
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Thanks! Glad you like it!

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I really love this drawing! You have a very unique style which is like a cross between traditional drawings and the manga style of art. I especially like the detail you put into hair. In the words of a famous Roman author (Apuleius) "Take the most beautiful person alive, dressed in fine silks, pearls, and smelling of lavender, and I tell you she will be reduced to the ugliest woman in the world if she comes out without any hair upon her head, or else hair that is unreasonably styled or fashioned against the reason of her barber." You've got the hair thing down, which is something a lot of artist struggle with. I also like you use of perspective and shading in the picture to draw contrast between the characters. Keep up the good work with your art! Have a nice day an take care.
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*blushes* Thank you so much, Emma! ^^

This is definitely one of my more detailed, close-to-realism sort of drawings. I'm glad you like the hair. The majority of my time was taken doing Maelog's hair and shading both of their skintones. *chuckles*

Thanks for all your comments!
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