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TCoRO Sketchdump by zorm TCoRO Sketchdump by zorm
Half-sketchy novel concepts.

Characters clockwise from the upper left corner: Y'Jhaidr Gha'ugonak the wizard, Lord/King Guarh G'Uhageid young and present-day, Greidr G'Uhageid the wannabe-Valkyrie, Lord Khran-Av'ees who for some reason wants to brag with his inch-long fangs, Hiid Enkev, and the kooky herbalist Gheldahsch'ugh-Ach.
Khran seriously could start combing those eyelashes. Guarh probably did that in the oldendays.

Won't go to Scraps. I didn't spend just five minutes on this. >( More like a few days.
Some bits may be askew for the reason aforementioned.

The Curse of Rha-kan'Ocka belongs to me. [link]
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ShadowEyeMoony Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
I like these group portraits very much. It helps to imagine them all when reading the story. I love your dress design (once again), especially that of Ghelda and Hiid. Btw, has MTV3 paid you something for using that owl in Guarh's eyepatch? Besides, comparing his older self to the younger is very amusing. He's been such a prissy prince (or maybe not prissy, but prince-like nonetheless) in his youth, but then he went and got his face kicked in one time too many. So sad... Heh heh...

I just wonder when Hiid's going to get her first tattoo...

EMZ
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ToniPendragon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
All these pictures you draw really makes me want to read that story of yours.
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zorm Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006   Digital Artist
Well, it's up on my site (as much as it's typed out since 2004). It's kind of fantasy satire/parody by genre. If you've read Discworld or Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, that might give some idea of the style.
Can't personally say how bad or good it is, hardly ever get feedback on it. Just something to write occasionally as a hobby.
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Lady-Twatterby Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahaha! "What ho"! :D
I love the detail you've put into these. By all means, keep them here, they're far too good for scraps.
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006   Digital Artist
Don't we need some basic Valkyrian talk to go alongside? ;)

Thanks! :D
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josaho89 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
Woow What a Detail .. it is very Cool
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006   Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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josaho89 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
NP Your Welcome
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006  Hobbyist
I love all the detail!!! *_* So amazing....
I also like how you didn't make the women look like sticks with balloons on their chests. ;)
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006   Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
Well, I've put myself a rule of thumb that if I draw girls with big hooters, they need to have a balancing amount of meat elsewhere too. ;)
Of course, the inherent body structure of these elves (trash all that Tolkien glamor) comes with very sturdy bones and the height of a 1/3-giant. An average for the women is six and a half feet. I had to make them 'realistically' comparable to the men, after all. You don't suddenly get a horde of midget gals in a world which is stuffed with a zillion others the likes of Khran. XD
Combine this with a rural culture where hard physical labor is an everyday thing and the food is sturdy, and you're quite likely to come up with something else than Galadriel.
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Hobbyist
"Well, I've put myself a rule of thumb that if I draw girls with big hooters, they need to have a balancing amount of meat elsewhere too." Amen to that. XD The only non-surgery altered women I know with big knockers are usually at least a size ten or larger. I never see little stick girls walking around with big breasts. I think you have a pretty good rule of thumb there. <3
And it's true, I always wonder why the peasant girls in movies aren't more beefy, how are they supposed to survive like that!?!
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006   Digital Artist
And it's true, I always wonder why the peasant girls in movies aren't more beefy, how are they supposed to survive like that?

Yeah, aren't they supposed to have a fair bit of muscle and then the normal tissues on top of that? You don't get arms or legs like fishing lines consequently. Nor other bits in the shape of pencils on a diet.

Öö... do you know what size 10 is in European measures or how to convert it? I never manage to keep track of these. e_e Took me a while to learn to think in pounds and feet/inches/miles while talking to Americans.
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Hobbyist
Plus they're supposed to have black and/or missing teeth, which they never do.

Um... normally I go to [link] or [link] for unit conversion. The second one has a clothing converter, and it says size 10 (medium) in the US is size 12 in the UK. and it's a 36 is france, 34 in Germany, and 40 in Italy.

If you want to do figure out what an american clothing size would be in the UK you just add two to the size number. :)

Hope that helps!
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Jaylyn Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
They're all great, but I love the muscular, armored chick best!
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
She was pretty fun to sketch. I don't think I've ever drawn a female-fitted breastplate before. XD
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kirastorm Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
those are awesome, they all are really cool, but i love the guys with the blue hair, they just rock extra or something.
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006   Digital Artist
Thanks!
The elven women have blue hair too (though different shades), but they just were left uncolored. :)
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kirastorm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
coolness, may i ask what the shade difference is? more lighter i'm guessing?
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zorm Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006   Digital Artist
Gheldah's hair is light blue and Greidr's kind of dark purplish blue. I haven't yet drawn colored versions of them, so the colors are a bit on the development side still.
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Jukkart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Mielenkiintoisen erikoista tavaraa sinulta.....



So this is what you doodle all-night long? ;)
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006   Digital Artist
Vähän se noin tuppaa olemaan. :D Päivisin kun keskittyy diplariopintoihin, niin illalla ei sitten jaksa enää ohjelmointia sun muuta myllyttää pääkopassa ja haluaa väsätä jotain muuta.

En kovin usein tosiaan postittele luonnosmaisempia riipustuksia tänne, mutta ehkä tuosta tavasta voisi poikkeilla hieman useamminkin.
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Jukkart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Kannattaisi. :)
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littledinosaurarms Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
These have so much personality and skill. I don't know which of more. Even though they are very detailed, the characters still seem alive. If only the big comic companies would figure that out. :D
How do you think of their names? Are they in a real language or one you made up?
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
The names are partly twisted from real words and partly filched out of thin air. I speak four foreign languages besides my mother tongue, so that probably makes me think of a bit of odd combinations. Most of the real expressions come from Finnish, some from Swedish. Then they're 'mangled' to contain kind of Germanish and Estonianish letter combinations. G'Uhaigeid for example comes from the Finnish word 'kuhakeitto' ('zander soup'). Usually they're just something the subconscious has brought up on the spur of moment; they don't need to have an imposing clang, only look barbaric and unpronounceable. XD This is strongly on the comedy/parody side after all.

I have a language for the elves, which is basically the Turku dialect of Finnish messed up in the abovementioned way. It seems to amuse my handful of local readers.
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littledinosaurarms Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
That's really interesting. I wish I knew those languages so I could appreciate the effect better. I love foreign languages and wish I had the time/resources to learn more of them. The powers that be should make it more of a priority here in America. They make it damn near impossible to start learning any language before the age of fourteen, which is a crying shame. No country should close itself off from the world like this. :C
Anyway, I think those names definitely fit the genre you're going for. Keep up the awesome work! :D
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006   Digital Artist
It's really sad that foreign languages aren't appreciated more. In my opinion, there should be at least one, if not two obligatory foreign language classes included in your basic education. :/
The situation's rather different in many European countries which may have several official languages. We have both English and Swedish (second official language in Finland) as obligatory material, starting from the primary school. You have to start one at the age of nine, the second one at the latest at the age of 13, and in the 8th grade you can select 1-2 optional foreign language classes. I had English, Swedish, and German on my curriculum when I was 14. In senior high I added French to go alongside, and thus examined two major and two minor fl's when I finished the senior high. Many of my friends did the same, some took courses on Latin or Spanish.
Not that you become oh-so-masterful in them, but anyway. English is my third, but I started becoming fluent in it only around my second year at the university. I must say fanficcing and Internet communication helped a lot. ;)
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littledinosaurarms Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
Yeah. Not being able to start young really makes it difficult. Not impossible, of course, but harder. We become too accustomed to our own grammatical structure- which is very awkward and unlike any other language- and have a tough time understanding new ones. I have an aptitude for learning languages, but many of my friends have gotten very confused because they started so late in the game.
Incidentally, your english is flawless. I doubt anyone over here would be able to tell it wasn't your first language if they didn't look at your user page. :D
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006   Digital Artist
It's true that Germanic languages like Swedish are more logically structured. When you learn the rules, you build up sentences like mathematical equations. I suppose orientating to new structures depends on the person. I know a fair few people who haven't had any trouble learning foreign languages at an older age. But I agree it's good to start everything as early as possible.

If you want to try a really tricky language, then go for Finnish. XD Since it's old as bedrock, it has exception's exceptions for just about everything, and differs from English like a starfish from a banana. We have such horrors as 14 cases and inflections stuffed to almost every word. And no prepositions. XD Due to the latter, I experience the most troubles in them. Concerning English and its kindred languages, that is.

I make mistakes like the next person. But having an automated spell checker in your web browser and a dictionary-thesaurus permanently open helps. ;)
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littledinosaurarms Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
Yes, I've heard that Finnish is very difficult. XD
I've had two years of French, which isn't really eniugh to be fluent, and am now studying Japanese. I've been at it for about four years now. The only thing that sets it apart really is having to memorize the characters. The grammar is quite simple, and I personally find it similar to Latin in the way it is constructed. :D

The dictionary-thesaurus is indeed an invaluable tool. :giggle:
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