Little ancient friend

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Little ancient friend

Author Comments

Tried out some grayscale painting again, though with a different method of coloring.


Superb! The Argonian (I assume it is one) has the look of a sorcerer, straight from the College of Winterhold (because of the winter-cloak, it's right up Skyrim's alley, I think)! The book he's reading looks quite interesting, that's some doodle work, right there! Alright, now for a bit of criticism: the coloring is a little rough here and there. If you aimed towards having a minimalist and basic coloring on the less important areas (the edges/outskirts) to subtly divert the attention towards the middle, where the action is, then I'm all for it! Did the work take you long? 2-3 hours? Another thing: at first I thought he conjured an Ice Wraith, but from the title, I imagine it's some sort of proto-Argonian Guardian (or something) or maybe even someone he lost long ago. I would appreciate if you could enlighten the subject of what is being conjured! I love the Argonians, whether they are warriors, wizards or thieves, or something in between. Keep up the good work! I'll be waiting. Regards, JamesHatfeld

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themefinland responds:

Thanks a lot for the lengthy feedback, JamesHatfeld!

It is not an Argonian, but I can't really blame ya for thinking that, hehe. The point you brought about the coloring actually wasn't a conscious decision I did, but the strong light source from the summoned ghost like entity probably gave that feel to it accidentally, hah. Though I did indeed try to divert the attention to the upper half of the drawing the the very bright values and contrast. I don't really keep track of how long I draw, but I think if you doubled that estimate then you'd be closer!

About the little spirit he has conjured, it is indeed nothing hostile as the title would suggest. What I had in mind was that it is the soul of his long dead relative which he now managed to bring back from the other side with the help of that spellbook he has in hand. Of course judging by his expression he probably didn't bring that soul back just for the fun of it.

this is how argonians should look

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4.55 / 5.00

Nov 14, 2015 | 7:44 PM EST
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1200 x 1800 px
719.1 kb

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