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Battle Worn by stratosmacca Battle Worn by stratosmacca
One-Eye, my favorite elf in Wendy and Richard Pini's ElfQuest, fighting mountain trolls. Except in my version, he lives. Suck it, canon!

So... this is kind of old school. I've actually had this sketch in rough form for several years and I kept holding onto it because I wanted to eventually do something with it. So here we are.

I forced myself to do this last night as a warm-up to get back into drawing. Between my husband's surgery a week ago and having to look after him, to getting some flu thing a couple days afterward (which i still kind of have), I just haven't been able to get any drawing time in. Good ol' One-Eye was nice motivation.

Everything but the blood was done in Manga Studio. (Blood = Photoshop.)
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Bittersilk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
very nice!
alizara Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
One-Eye's death always felt so...forced, to me. Like "Oh, well, we can't have EVERYONE survive the Troll war. Hmm, who should die?". But then again, One-Eye was always one of my favorites.
PirateArtist Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Reminds me of my childhood.
vya Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I just clicked on your profile because of the Belle picture but ... I really didn't see it coming that you drew my absolute favourite character from Elf Quest. D: I only read these when I was a child and probably didn't get half of it but I just loved One-Eye and was so sad he died.

Sorry for rambling like that, but thank you for this picture :heart: And for reminding me of him. :love:
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
You have good taste! I loooove One-Eye. His death still gets to me even today!

Nice to meet another One-Eye fan out there. :)
Battlelords Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Great job
Vaerys Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Wow, wonderful mood: despair and violence. The red looks striking.
Great inking job, too.
grantgoboom Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love this! Man, that snow battle was one of the coolest, most epic things I'd ever read as a kid. Love EQ! :)
geralin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist
This looks so good!
How I wished the story would have followed this version.^^
Zaerteltier Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
first elquest fan art i've seen here so far (haven't been looking though) and i'm positively surprised. =)
Detakohime Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Hell yeah, One eye lives =D Very awesome piece! :clap:
kiwiki24 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I love it! he's pretty awesome! My favorite character is Skywise ^-^
Jburnstudios Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I remember exactly the moment I saw the cover where he was dead..... :( YEARSSSSSSSSS ago
Daydreamings Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! Oh gosh, I remember being so shocked when he died in the comic, crying over it even. Awww no, now I'm going to have to read it all again.
redcarstudios Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
:O Sur! *happydance* I haven't seen fanart of this epic elf in . . . forever? Very cool. ^_^ I think you've just made my day.

I second Bretzky's consideration of commissions . . .
TifaFan10 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow!! I remember that part in the comics and I think your ending is much better.
Bretzky Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Friggin' LOVE IT!! This rocks. We might have to talk about a Skywise commission one day. :-)
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Right on!!
AmethystSadachbia Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always rather liked One-Eye as well. Of course, in my fan-version, he's brought back to life instead of surviving, but it has the same end result X3
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sounds good to me! :D
Ianvincible Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love it, you've managed to stay true to Wendy but give it your own spin. Good stuff! Don't know who my favourite was..always had a soft spot for Pike.
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