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commission: kanuka by vmbui commission: kanuka by vmbui
Phew, third commission down. :phew: Yet still so much to do, agh!

This was commissioned by the wonderfully talented =Kanuka76 (who's crazily adept at CSS, btw). This is her titular character, Kanuka.

I struggled a bit with this one at first because I've never really drawn armour before. However, after taking a break from the piece, I came up with this design. My style/approach is a little different in this piece, but I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. :) I love drawing strong females!

Hop on by to my blog for the WIP sketch & further comments.


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Tools: Wacom Intuos2 Tablet, Paint Tool SAI & Adobe Photoshop CS3.
Texture: =cloaks
Kanuka © =Kanuka76
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:iconbblackmoor:
bblackmoor Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
This is the best dark elf illustration I have ever seen.
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:icontaki721:
Taki721 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
This is beautiful <3
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:iconlarathain:
Larathain Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Being elven is more than simple genetics, it is a state of mind and perception, of love and gentle reverence of the night, with an inner Light more profound than the mystery of life itself.
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfection!
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:iconsheliavp:
sheliavp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Writer

This looks great it's exactly how we envisioned the Dark elves (also known as drow) when we first started writing about them a couple of decades ago.  :)

Love

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:iconersheld:
ersheld Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This post is to let you know that your artwork was stolen at the following link.

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:iconfatetaker:
Fatetaker Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
I love your work!

It would be an honor for you to do a new rendition of the piece in my gallery. You skill with the hair and colors in this piece is just masterful.

I found this piece through my cousin and had to come on here and comment. Your armor work is also amazing even with it being one of your first pieces. You have an amazing talent, keep challenging yourself and never become comfortable with your skill!!!

enviously yours,

Fatetaker
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:iconcandi-kisses:
Candi-Kisses Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
beautiful work!
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:iconathreana:
Athreana Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I love her lips ^^ and her face is cute _and_ dangerous. Like a lady who you'd better not hurt otherwise you can lose your balls. But as long as you make no mistake,she smiles at you nicely and lovely, and only the falsness of that innocence can make you remember that how dangerous she is.
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:iconstarcru:
starcru Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
nice.
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:iconsweetsugariness:
sweetsugariness Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty ^^
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:icontouchedvenus:
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous lady~ And I love her design, it's unique and stunning! Great job! :D
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:icondenimtattoos:
denimtattoos Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Cool!

Which parts did you do with Sai, and which with CS3?
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:iconessmo:
EssMo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Ett försök till Beyoncé (:
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:iconmagran:
Magran Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I love all the personality in this character's face. Nicely done!
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:iconeden-richardson:
Eden-Richardson Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
this is so surreal. there is a story i am writing where the character turns to this girl. the only difference is that my characters hair turns red rather than white.
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:iconjohnson3014:
johnson3014 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool!
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:iconevilweezel:
EvilWeezel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Love the mix of outlines / no outlines, it works perfectly! Really draws you into and around the painting. And really, you can't beat a bit of drow.... :giggle:
You are awesome! :heart:
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:iconcaptive-hearts:
Captive-Hearts Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Ohhhhh, wow... It's just, so... Wow....
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:iconakalia-draco:
Akalia-Draco Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Filmographer
Your art work is truly inspiring! I cant get enough of your huge gallery, everything and i mean everything is wonderfully made into a masterpiece. I hope I can draw like you one day
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:iconwistrever:
Wistrever Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in love with this piece
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:icondjezouss:
Djezouss Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
I don't what to say !!

It's so gorgeous !!
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:iconferoconi:
FEROCONI Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice one
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:iconsabriiel:
sabriiel Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love dark elves! the fact that you drew one is so awwweeesooommmmme! she's beautiful
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:iconryodita:
ryodita Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very pretty :)
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:iconhukokauh:
HuKokauH Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Artist
Fabulous :) May I use it like avatar?
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:iconbruw:
Bruw Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
everything is great about her :heart:
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:iconbirdie121:
Birdie121 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this is amazing!!! The shading is really incredible, and I love the dark colors against her white hair. Awesome job!!!
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:icondargenhara:
dargenhara Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
gorgeous :) The armor is very pretty, feminine with just the right bit of edge. Very pretty piece.
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:icontaylorharmon:
TaylorHarmon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
featured this here [link]
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:iconvmbui:
vmbui Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010   Digital Artist
thanks so much!
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:iconastralmiasma:
AstralMiasma Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
The eyes are bewitching. Wowzerz.
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:iconandeldelaluna:
andeldelaluna Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
[link] is wou!!! hermosooo
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:iconvenikins:
Venikins Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE it! Beautifully done, and the textures and how you emphasized her eyes, so that they draw you in is amazing :)
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:iconwyldewyndwalker:
WyldeWyndWalker Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love her skin!!!
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:iconculare:
Culare Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Such a cutie, specially with this eyes and white hair.
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:iconliving-with-aliens:
Living-with-aliens Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Student General Artist
This looks really great c:
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:iconoktanas:
Oktanas Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great
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:iconmoonwolfff:
MoonWolfff Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
amazing art ! :D
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:iconiancjw:
iancjw Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very lovely :D
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:iconfazzzzza:
fazzzzza Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great !! I love drows:)
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:iconchrisfaccone:
ChrisFaccone Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing btw
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
SHE'S WONDERFUL!!! AMAZING WORK!!
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:iconkurasan:
Kurasan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! I love her eyes and her hair; the contrast between the hair and her skin is beautiful! :heart:
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:iconmetlwolf:
MetlWolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010   Traditional Artist
Very, very striking. Fine work.
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:iconclassicalcrysis:
ClassicalCrysis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Student General Artist
cool. my favorite
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:icontoughspirit:
ToughSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Love the pitch black skin with the stark white hair, there's something so intriuging about dark skin and light hair.
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:icongodzillafan:
godzillafan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconpixillia:
pixillia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I really like this image...

I know how hard it is to use a lot of black and white and make it alive.

You made it alive, my favourite part is the eyes :D
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:iconvmbui:
vmbui Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010   Digital Artist
yeah, it was a bit of a challenge. but i'm glad you think it worked! thank you!
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