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Scavage Magic by Vivocateur Scavage Magic by Vivocateur
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In Bad Rats scavagemages [Wildmages and Thaumaturges] have the ability to pull the scattered remnants of old magic from the atmosphere and bend them to their own ends. Unlike other magic users [High mages, witches, and the Blessed] they cannot create magic from scratch, but must rely on what volatile fragments they're able to scrape together. Thaumaturges, having received a thorough education, use safeguards and contracts to protect themselves from their dangerously unpredictable raw material but Wildmages (from necessity or preference) do not. Due to their close contact with magic both Wildmages and the Blessed are apt to develop a shadow aspect...which I'll explain more about later. 

Here is a Wildmage, Byron, doing some rather risky magic. Wildmages are by far the most likely magic users to end up accidentally turning themselves into jars of jellies eels, blowing themselves into a million tiny fragments, stranding themselves in alien dimensions of unspeakable horror, and getting themselves evicted from their flats for "unseemly noises in the small hours". 

I did the line art for Inktober (day thirteen), then painted this with watercolours and did some digital cleanup (as usual XD). 
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InkyRose Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the perspective here, it's simply remarkable! I really feel like I'm looking down into the eye of the storm! The coils of smoke and magic and so intricately woven- it must have taken you aggges to complete! I like the fact that you've painted that wonderful whirlpool effect around his legs so that it looks as though the magic is sucking him down into a void. One of the reasons why I really respect you as an artist is that you constantly challenge yourself and your work continues to astonish me with its originality. :D
saylem Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You have such an EYE for colors!!! I love the sweeping motion of this an IG does NOT do this justice! GORGEOUS!!! 

DON'T DIE, Byron! Be carefuuuuuuuuuuuuul!!!! 

(sorry this is so late) 
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really awesome! Great colours! :D
Vivocateur Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
Thanks a lot! 
This was a lot of fun to paint :)
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!

I don't doubt!
akitku Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is so beautiful! I love how you use watercolours to get such vivid effects but also blend the colours into eachother. I've been using watercolours for ages and am still to achieve such an effect. And I love the concept of Scavagemages - they sound like a really interesting class. The randomising element in case of Wildmages must create so many interesting storytelling opportunities.
MercenaryBlade Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Oh fantastic drawing! I love the swirling effect!

Also that's a unique magic you've crafted, neat idea! 
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one looks so much more vibrant and stunning scanned and with photoshop's loving caress to intensify it with galactic magics of the void. The blue is wonderful, and yet it can't beat out the green/cyan, that's really still my favourite, with its ethereal waters effect. These Wild Mages have no considerations towards communal living, imagine your neighbour 'accidentally' opening up a portal to some horrific quasi-plane in your livingroom instead of theirs...
The woman who lived above us must've been a Wildmage with all the unseemly noises going on...if only eviction had been the answer (and if only she'd opened a quasi-plane portal in our neighbour's livingroom). If only!
I can only hope this risky magic business is going relatively to plan and Bryon doesn't end up a jar of jellied eels sitting sadly alone
charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the different, bright colours here! Your lineart is always stunning. The magic Byron's doing indeed looks very challenging and risky. Creepy, about the possible side effects. 
Vivocateur Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much! I was really surprised by how well the colours came out in the scan (usually I find that no amount of photoshop magic can recapture the original colours, but this scanner seems pretty good with colours :D ). 
Yeah, it's certainly risky and extremely unpredictable! Fortunately (unlike many unfortunate ex-mages X'D) he's quite skilled. 
charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think to become skilled, one must have guts and confidence that the attempts at practicing magic won't go tragically wrong xD
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