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+DS Concept+::Black Draws Near by Droemar +DS Concept+::Black Draws Near by Droemar
"There was a city once, called Eden. It was the first city ever built, before all else: the Mesopatamians, the Egyptian pyramids, before agriculture was even a dream on Earth. You know it in your legends as a paradise. It was built by daemons and humans, and the Fall from Grace was a very real thing."

Concept for the character Furvos Nigh. I went back to my ink lines on this, but went ultra-thin on my lineart, and used tha cheat method of working big: 4000 pixels. I shall keep trying to improve my lines, I just can't seem to stay away from ink. There is something mundanely comforting about scales, I was proud of how these turned out. I still have my first Photoshop pictures where I was cutting and pasting his scales. "Bearcat" is what I try to keep in mind when doing Nigh, although he's based off of a Fu Dog, one of the most intriguing creatures of the East. His face remains my biggest challenge of all the nonhuman characters: I want a perfect balance between the squashed and blocky Fu Dog look and a leonine countenance.

Nigh as a character has evolved only a little bit, he was intended to be an Elite, a bodyguard type that had all the Zen of a martial arts master. He is now the group nerd, a know-it-all who uses big words and is never at a loss for explaining the history of an object, myth, belief, or root word. He's a gentle giant, the leader of the group, but not really cut out for it. He'd rather be at home reading a book with his pince-nez glasses.
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Manamaraya Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Your lovely piece of work has been featured: [link] :] <3
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Droemar Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Oh wow! Fu Dogs! Cool! They really are under appreciated. Thank you for featuring me.
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insomniacs-nightmare Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006   Traditional Artist
Ai! Fu-Dog :D I love Fu-Dogs they are just such sweet little beasts. Nigh is awesome. If you don't mind, I'd like to add Nigh to my list of "MUST MAKE FAN ART OF THIS WHEN I AM LESS LAZY"
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Droemar Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006
Hey, awesome, I love fanart! Prolly cause I never really get any on a regular basis ...
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insomniacs-nightmare Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006   Traditional Artist
Aww! That's lame. Everyone should worship your FuDogBearCatBeast and draw mighty pictures in his honour.
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RPGartist Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Your story telling abilities are awesome.:judge:
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Davina44 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
oh wow i love it, the detail and colour r soo fab ^^
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LadyoftheShadows003 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just awesome! I bow to and applaud your artistic talent.

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:bow: ... Okay, not the right kind, but you get it... :-)

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Starhorse Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006  Professional General Artist
Tat is a -sweet- picture. I absolutely love the scales and the shinyness of the hair. I really like the concept behind the character too. I also really like his expression, the eyes espescially.
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smoldering075 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
the details are absolutely jaw-dropping

i love how you can see the muscles under the scales, all the shines are in the right place, and the fur is beautifully sleek

the staute in the background is a nice touch...you can see the "family resemblance"
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