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September 24, 2009
Acheron - The Key to the Past by *sythiar " I'm surprised that something as wonderful as this has yet to be noticed. It's filled with so many details that it's hard not to get absorbed into it. "
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Acheron - The Key to the Past

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This is a fan art for the renowned web comic "Inverloch" by Sarah Ellerton. I think her comic is about the most popular around these days - she had such a huge success that it's now even available in print.
Both the art and the story are really masterfully done!

For comic this fan art is based on, check it out here: [link]
Also, check out the deviantART gallery of the author and artist of the comic here: =artsangel

The character's name is Acheron and he is what is called a da'kor. An antropomorphic race between human, lion, wolf and goat. He is the main character of the comic.

I actually wanted to do fan art for this comic for a while now, but the actual incentive, so to speak, was a fan art contest Sarah held. I don't know if I will win it, and frankly I don't really care. This picture was far too much fun to do - so I don't really have any greater ambition. From a technical point of view I wanted to do some work on how to draw muscles. I found a really good anatomy book that compares animal and human muscle and bone structure, so I made use of that to help me get things as authentic as possible. I think this time around I managed to do so very well. Even though I still don't know if he can actually stand on those legs or not, or if it really will work that way. Well I tried my best anyway.

This is the first picture I'm really content with in a long time.

Detail Shots and a work in progress shot are here:



Edit: ~ChaosRuby told me to edit this comment in order to say that I have won the contest so people won't go on and wonder if I actually did win or not. At first I didn't really want to edit it because I didn't want to sound as if I was bragging. But then I guess it's better to let people know. So yeah, I did win. :)
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AnselmBlackheart's avatar
I LOVED this character... I did NOT love the ending of the series. The fact I loved this character did not help my disgust for the ending...
sythiar's avatar
Well, that's just the way it ended, I guess. It could have been a lot worse. :)
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AnselmBlackheart's avatar
The only way it could have been worse, was if the author took the "It was all a dream" route... this is just SLIGHTLY better than that.
Namidia-coldheart's avatar
I havent read the webcomic that this is from, but I think the piece is amazing! :)
sythiar's avatar
Thanks so much. You should check out the webcomic though. It has a pretty good story.
Namidia-coldheart's avatar
i think I will thanks :)
Guilrel's avatar
Wow, I remember this guy, I can't believe that there was a DD fanart of this character too.
sythiar's avatar
Thanks for the comment. I forgot that this got a DD, actually. :D
warwickstar's avatar
OMG! I have been looking for that stupid freaking comic for so long! Its an awesome comic! THANK YOU!
sythiar's avatar
You're welcome. :)
Sahel's avatar
Must :+fav:!
Cute, even being a lil scary also, just like a Da'kor! =)
sythiar's avatar
Thanks. :) That's how it's supposed to be, as you said.
itssnowing's avatar
this is amazing! looks great!
sythiar's avatar
Thanks a bunch!
itssnowing's avatar
your welcome :D
(i be inverloch fan too, w00t!)
ltdalius's avatar
Oh my, this is amazing!! So many details and fur so perfectly done - Great ^___^ -- Congrats!!
sythiar's avatar
Thanks a bunch! :)
Morraha's avatar
Wow! This is incredible! I love the line and detail, his fur actually looks furry!!!!! BRAVO!
sythiar's avatar
Thank you so much! I'm happy you like it.
Morraha's avatar
Very welcome. I liked his character a lot and your treatment of him just looks so great!
TheAmazingDiscworld's avatar
I'll probably read the comic after seeing this. It really is quite beautifully detailed.
sythiar's avatar
Yes, please do so. :) It's really worth your time.
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