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Temptation by zorm Temptation by zorm
You shouldn't let all sorts of lewd wandering wizards overimpress you with their cheap trickery when your husband is off waging wars, as afterwards you might find the valuables of the house looted, aside from some other unpleasant little "presents" that can be noticed merely a while later...

Guarh G'Uhageid and Ghodigh'irm in their younger days.

Ever since I gave the younger G'Uhageid that Macbeth-beard, I've started imagining him speaking with the voice of John Rhys-Davies. :O_o:

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I wish people wouldn't so much overlook uncolored lineart. This phase is a lot more difficult and requires much longer hours than the color additions.

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The Curse of Rha-kan'Ocka belongs to me.
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Your ability to draw Celtic knots and all those intricate details on the outfits astounded me! :O That's so cool! I wish I could do that. I like intricate details, but I never seem to know what detail to draw and where to put them :(
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ks-claw Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
yeah well, if he's good at making some pretty, distracting shinies... <.<
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rofford Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
The detail here is incredible. :+fav:
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zorm Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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silentsteel Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
*SNERK* Oh, I'm looking forward to when/if that little escapade bites him on the butt. Easy to tell where his attention's at. *smirk*

The amount of details on your artwork is fantastic! I envy you your hard-won skill with computer artwork! :D
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007   Digital Artist
XDD Oh yes, it's going to bite him on the butt. Most certainly.

Thanks. :D
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Nalon-lon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Fav !
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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purplerebecca Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
Finally faved this.

Large Northern-European people(elves) for the WIN!

Your linework is so FUN and detailed. Dang.
And you draw BIG people. You are awesome.
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007   Digital Artist
Heh, although they are a race of their own, they do have a basis in the Finnish giant/elf mythology. :) These'd be kind of half-giant elves if there exists a standard of somekin for heights and widths. Anyhow they have much bigger bones than what you might call normal Tolkien-esque elves, and the women need to be equally sturdier to match the frames of their men. :D

Thanks. :)
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Hyel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
I really like all the detail in your works, and the sketches look good - partly because of the different colours for each element. Do you draw it on computer, or what?

Also, she looks cool and not at all scary. :D
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007   Digital Artist
'Digital art' -- what do you think? ;)
That's just what the colors are for; to make the various parts more distinguishable. I started colorizing (or fading) layers when I noticed that the images were elsewise becoming too cluttered.
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Hyel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
:P Well I couldn't just look at the category, that would have been too easy. :D

How the hell do you do that, anyway? I can't even get the mouse to go where I want it. I tried it with a pen, and it's only marginally easier. It must be just a matter of practice, but I can't make a smooth curve for the life of me.
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zorm Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008   Digital Artist
Old comment is old, but I'm only now able to reach the bottom of the huge pile of these accumulated into my inbox, thanks to the new, handy page system. XD

My basic style is very angular, so curvy smooth lines are still a hardship despite a lot of practice. Let's just say that one of the biggest contributors is the smudge tool, with which I soften and reshape lines. A high-precision tablet helps also oodles. Get yourself a Wacom Intuos or Cintiq, and you'll soon notice the difference to those cheap 50€ pieces of junk best used as food trays. Since I bought a Wacom, I have stopped scanning hand-inked pieces almost entirely.

On a different topic, are you still up to doing that kiriban request? It's just that I haven't heard anything back for a while, and some of the reference links have changed since.
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Hyel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Hi!

Er, yes, I am still doing the kiriban. My current to-do list, which I'm proud to say has gone down from six, stands as:

- Doctor Who Commission
- Zorm Kiriban
- Finish It All Off Ficathon

Doctor Who is done except for colour and text, which should be fairly simple, and I sacrificed last weekend to the Cold Snap challenge, because if there's a thing I can't resist it's porn battles. My priorities are clearly whack.

(And then they extended the damn thing. I will probably end up doing a couple more things for it, just to cover all the fandoms I COULD write for, and then I need to stop myself before I end up trying to do all the pairings, too. I don't know if I'll be able.)

I have a cheap tablet, I'm afraid. I've worked with an expensive one as well, but as that was for work and it was editing work I never really got to sketch with it, besides a few doodles on Paint. I'd have to test it properly before deciding it's what I want, since it's a lot of money and I've proved myself useless on the cheap one. Gilly's talking about wanting to learn tablet-drawing as well. I don't know. It would save a lot of time, if I could get a hang of it.

BR,
H.
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Teela-B Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Your detail is always exquisite, I must say. Especially in the background, with the wood and the knots. Just wonderful. And I could see John Rhys-Davies' voice.
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)

The voice part has really stuck. And his son sounds like Christopher Lee in my head. XD
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Teela-B Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
You're welcome. :)

Nice! I've a character that's starting to sound like Pierce Brosnan, and for the life of me I don't know why.
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Sirbu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Miten pystyt piirtämään koneella noin tarkkoja yksityiskohtia? Tämä on upea kuva, pitää tutustua galleriaasi tarkemmin...
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zorm Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007   Digital Artist
Isot resoluutiot ja tarkka Wacom. Pienennän näitä jälkikäteen aika reippaasti, jottei lataus veisi viittä tuntia. Alkuperäiset tiedostot ovat aina jotain yli 3000 pikseliä yhteen suuntaan.

Kiitokset.
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xSilentRED Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks pretty awesome!I love how you did all the details on these two! The womans hair reminds me of mine when its not tied back...=D
-wanders off to look at rest of gallery-
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zorm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
I wish I had hair more like hers, one could do so much more with it. XD Mine's just the stereotypical Finnish: straight and rather thin.
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xSilentRED Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I had straight and thin hair, but I had to inherit my dads hair.My hair gets pretty curly and fuzzy when it grows out...really hard to manage sometimes...-.-;
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Brina1989 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
its beautiful...
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zorm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Brina1989 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ur welcome!
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nichalia Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
Absolutely fabulous. I love it! And yeah, people overlook lineart when they really shouldn't. Amen.
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zorm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
Guess it depends on the artist too. I heard some put the most stress onto coloring (might be why linearts are often considered 'drafts';), but mine's on the linework.
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konijnemans Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heavy armed lady, and I wonder what the key's for... Great work on her clothing, the folds it makes really fits her body. And I love his pipe for a reason.

I really aught to read your story sometimes... If it's just as great as your drawings I should enjoy it :)
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zorm Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks.
I'm trying to keep the females of this race balanced with the males by making them equally heavy-set. Besides, Ghodigh'irm is 6'8" tall. She'd look quite odd if she were any thinner. :)

In the Viking-age Finnish culture the mistress of the house held the keys and suchlike. Thought it might be the same in some parts of Rha-kan'Ocka.

Being horribly self-critical, I can't judge whether the writing's good or not. Some people have liked it, though.
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Tassos13 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
First off. That's one lucky woman. XD Lucky bitch. ¬¬

Secondly... Well... there's not much of a secondly because all I can think to say is WOW. :omg: You have the best characters with the most detail... I have no idea where to start.

Just one question... Aren't you afraid one of these days your hand is going to have a hernia putting in all that detail? :XD: :+fav: :heart:
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zorm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks. XD

Ääh... no, my hands rarely hurt after drawing, it's my neck and shoulders. I actually hold the stylus very lightly on the tablet with a strong tilt and let my whole arm do the work with long sweeps. I guess due to this elementary difference in technique I've never understood why so many people say they get their wrists achy from writing and drawing.

And since I'm more or less ambidextrous, I let my left hand do all the 'secondary' operations (zoom, undos, cutting, mouse movements...) most artists do with their primary hand. It gets pretty much an equal share of the work.
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Tassos13 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
XD That's because most people use their wrist rather than their arm to draw. The arm stays motionless while the fingers/wrist does all the work.

Ah no fair! DX You have a spare! XD
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Gingler Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Oh by lord bahamut! o.O so much detail is so awesome...meaw!! greatness I'm speechless of the awesomeness!! meaw...
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zorm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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katiescarlet Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's incredible! I love the knotwork on the wall! How you managed to make each one look identical, I'll never know. His armor, her clothes, the hair, the anatomy...just fantastic all around. *bow*
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zorm Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007   Digital Artist
The knots: I drew one in a separate file, and then copypasted it around. XD An easy way to make continuous patterns for walls and panelings. On normal paper it would be more difficult; one'd need to make a cardboard template or something.

Thanks!
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Kirvee Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have I ever told you how much I love the way you make everything so damn detailed? It's sexy! XD.
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zorm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007   Digital Artist
:lol: Thanks!
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sighthoundlady Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
So many details, wow! I adore her anatomy.
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zorm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)

She's 6'8". The women have to be quite thick-set to match the males of their race (to compare, Guarh back there is a little over 7 feet tall). :)
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MishiDraws Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The reason it takes you so long to do lineart is because of your attention to detail. Some people have minimal lineart, but spend ages on every nuance of colour.

I do neither. I am fairly half-assed in both respects.
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zorm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007   Digital Artist
Yeah, I understand some artists have this difference in their works. I see quite a lot of trouble over coloring too (light sources, toning...), but generally that phase takes up to ten hours less time. Some say that minimal lineart is easier to post-process too, but I prefer having my details pinned down in the b/w phase.
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MishiDraws Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just wish I had your patience.
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Bluue Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
i'm absolutely jealous of your skills with detail. D:
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zorm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007   Digital Artist
Äh, just a lot of practice. XD
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gnistra Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You´re talanted beyond words. This is absolutely amazing!
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zorm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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oober-bunny Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
cor! Look at that O_O
Once more your pretty art owns the universe. As allways the detail is lurvely.
I envy your skills.
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zorm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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