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TCoRO Sketches 3 by zorm TCoRO Sketches 3 by zorm
Möäh, novel concepts again. Whatchamacallit... 3/4 sketchy? May be more lopsided than a plastic bag full of water hanging from a tree branch. Yeah, and I draw these straight with the tablet. I haven't touched my scanner or real paper since last summer. O_o

The hairmonster in the right is King Lhietd-Lhem'meeschz G'Uhageid, as seen in chapter II-13 in his ghost form. In his later days he looked quite a lot like the old Guarh, as the statue in the grave demonstrated. Lhietd was Rha-kan'Ocka's equivalent of Don Juan, over 8 feet tall, and one of the more powerful wizards of his time. Partly his purpose here and in the chapter was to point out what features and idiotic characteristics were transferred to the later generations (*cough*Khran*cough*). I don't think I'll ever draw a colored pic of him since he's one of those fashion disasters that will wear toxic green and vomit yellow together with magenta and dung brown. Or something.
The name is twisted from Finnish, as usual, the original being Lieto-Lemmes. Yoinked from both Kalevala and F. mythology, where Lemmes (Lempo) is a god of love, and Lieto Lemminkäinen a Casanova-ish character in the ancient rune songs. They very likely mean one and the same figure, though, as there are trillions of parallelisms in the myths. 'Lieto' translates, as far as I know, to something akin to slick, cunning, suave.

Scribble in the left refers to a yet unwritten scene where Guarh (old ugly ponytail dude) has extracted memories about the tomb incident from Hiid's mind, and suddenly has rather important things to brood over concerning the fate of the dominion. Hiid's literally thinking something in the lines of "Prophecies? Lines of kings that were broken? Egads, have I really become the dratted Tenth Walker Mary Sue that is destined to fall in hot lurve with Legless Bigfigleaf?"
The old woman who certainly has eaten well is Ghirn'ubim-Ach G'Uhageid aka Granny Ghirn. Though, after having given birth to a whole tribeful of children, there's no going back to a matchstick shape anyway.

Repeating this, but the story makes heavy parody of fanfiction and fantasy clichés, and most of the characters are kind of anti-heroes. Even the usual teenage wonderkid is missing, as Hiid is 55/60, depending on whether you use Iota Sphere or Rha-kan'Ocka chronology. People merely stay young longer in both universes, the elves living tens of thousands of years (Khran's 17000, Ghirn 25000...). A typical age for a human to look middle-aged in Hiid's original world was around 170.

Guarh and Lhietd are missing their tattoo layers because the pic would've looked too messy. Lhietd has some squiggles around the eyes, though.

The Curse of Rha-kan'Ocka belongs to me. [link]
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Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
I really like Hiid in this version. Very much what I pictured.
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Professional
Whoah, your sketches are damn awesome! :wow:
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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BlackBirdInk Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
this has a beauty and the beast feel to it, only not the english but the russian version. i love how you did the young girls expression and the weight of all the characters.
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007   Digital Artist
Haven't ever seen the Russian one, but there's a little bit of inspiration taken from B&B, yes. Hiid doesn't really qualify as your standard heroine, though. XD

Thanks! :)
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Hobbyist
I love all the details! The clothing looks sooooo great. :D And the hair looks amazing as do the expressions, Hiid's especially. Your linework is just awesome.

*stares at King Lhietd-Lhem'meeschz crotch bulge because she's a pervert*
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zorm Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks. :D

Certain features of Lhietd seem indeed attracting a lot of attention, oddly enough... XD
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007  Hobbyist
Lol. XD
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DisneyPsycho Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You drew those with just a tablet?? Holy...! :jawdrop: That's astounding!! All of that detail...I bow before your greatness!!
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zorm Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)

Well, I've gotten so used to my Wacom by now that I find it a lot more comfortable to use than regular pencils/markers. I mean, you don't need to mess around with ink stains or an eraser or crumpling paper, and I find it easier to concentrate on a picture when it's in a 90 degree angle on the computer screen. I use a few layers depending on the character amount, and pretty much sketch and ink as I go along. The result of a lot of practice, really.
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ShadowEyeMoony Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
Okay, I know I'm a pervert, but I can't help it if pictures like this are put in front of my face! (Points an accusing finger at you and snarls) I don't know why, but that King Lhietd-Lhem'meeschz G'Uhageid is so darn hot! And what's more disturbing, I can't help staring at his abs where the metal chains are crossing it... *deep blush* The Sauron-helmet is also cool! *grin*
As to the other 'side' of the picture, I already told you how much I admire the details you always have the patience to draw. Especially I wonder how you can draw Guarh time and time again so well (having myself the flaw not being able to draw too similar pictures of one person, especially if I have to change the perspective). (And I find myself again being weird, drooling over a man who's Merlin knows how many times older than I am.)
Hiid is very cute again, I like how she's always the normal girl and not the usual Flowery-superb Idiocy expected of heroines. Not everything in fantasy has to bee TOO fantasy-like. I think most fantasy writers should take an example of Hiid when they write their own stories.
EMZ
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Maici Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Absolutely stunning.. every single line belongs where it's supposed to. You did the most amazing job!!
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zorm Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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TyParsec Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
That's so awesome. I just LOVE your linework, girl. No one does that like you. Seriously. And I like the expressions there too. :)
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zorm Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
Er, the border between linework and sketch has become a bit hazy for me, because I pretty much make the linework out of the sketch by cleaning it out with the eraser and straightening out messier lines with the smudge tool. Usually the smallest details are just scribbled on top without any 'correcting'. I'm weird like that. XD
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Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Girl, you have way too much fun.
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zorm Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007   Digital Artist
There's never such a thing as too much fun. ;)
I like working on this universe when I'm the most stressed with schoolwork. I can laugh idiotically at my own sloppy jokes and put common fantasy clichés upside down. XD
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Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
Oh yes there is...but I'll conceed in any case.

Hey, anyone who can find a new take on old cleshe's, then they have my respect. :hug: Besides, the blue skin totally makes it all worth while, right? ;)
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gnistra Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You´re so bloody awesome, you know that right?! :wow:
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zorm Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007   Digital Artist
Meh, just oodles of practice. XD And I do draw these for a good while; lots of correcting of errors and suchlike in the middle.
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littledinosaurarms Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
I really love the expressions in these. The drawings are amazing. It took me a while to figure out whether or not the Grandmother had a moustache, but I think I was just misreading her lips. Either way, it's hideously charming. :)
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zorm Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007   Digital Artist
*dies* Gosh, there is indeed a slight mustache effect. XD XD It's the fault of the downscaling, though; looks like it has cramped the lines too close to one another.

Thanks.
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