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Averial Drow : Raesha by Artoki Averial Drow : Raesha by Artoki
Drawn for Raesha, this is her character ... ummm...Raesha! Raesha is the resulting offspring of a Drow and an Averial elf, and yes her wings are supposed to look beat-up and disheveled. I loved the character description on this and had a lot of fun drawing it. I tried to get myself a new style with this one (points to the intentionally over sized hands and the purposefully drawn super skinny, about to snap, waist) and I think it works quite well, looks kinda videogame-ish. I was originally aiming for something a little bit 'Final Fantasy Tactics' in style, but as it progressed it developed away from the original concept and into what you now see. Lately I've been looking at a lot of HTK art, and I think he has influenced my colouring style and the style of the face in this one. I wanted the bg to look misty (not sure if I achieved that), the mist also explains why she's so shiney( heavy mist makes you damp^^). It's one of my fave pieces to date^^"
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gojira4444 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
unsanemaker Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this is amazing
Cinderanna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Zetsumeimaru Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
coming back and visiting old favorites... I still love it.
Mengan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Artoki Hello, your pictures are really cool because of wolves. I merely wanted to ask whether you would make me a anime. If so I would look for then you give info and attitude.
DrakenGardeo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This character reminds me of Zidane from Final Fantasy IX.
one-wind-angel Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
damn it its a girl :censored:
NekoRingo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
I've had this pic on my comp for a long while, not knowing who the artist was.
Now I know, and I can say that this is an awsome piece of work. :hug:
Zephyr-Aryn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
*dies* This is awesome! I love drow so much! (I even have a drow character...) X'D I am so faveoriting this!
DarknessTigerpaw Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008   Writer
WOW, amazing!

*Now one of my favs*
red-star-alchemy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wow- pretty nice. Love the original feeling style. interesting choice for the position of the blade in her off hand
kuzuSkot Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
this is great!
LIKA--Elvennight1999 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
Aaah I like her clothing!
And her hair and the way you painted it all *-* uhuhu!! *Crazy Maiden Elf*
She looks like being attacked OO
Kiyenna Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, beautiful. :D
DrazharLn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
I love this!!! You're amazing, if I could draw I'd do something like this!
The background looks really dood to me, the wall nice and clear and then an alley-like-thing going misty so it doesn't take attention away from the rest of the pic. My opinion anyways :+fav:
Ryice Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
it's really cool!!! awesome work!!! :)
Elvendur Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
I have this picture saved on my computer of it being un-colored and colored. I did not see the colored one on this users gallery.. So im guessing (guessing) he stole it from somewhere.
iansabaw Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Xcaii Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
FAN-bloody- TASTIC! omg! that is soooo awesome! *griiins*
GroovyShadows Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006
Awesome Picture! Hey I'm new to drawing so if you have any advice or drawing tip, can you suggest some [GlyphMan]
Justria Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
This is great! I love the unique character design.
JadeKiss Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. I love this pic.
Vilamen Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2006
Very awesome. I saw this on one of my friends MSN messenger avatars,a nd I actually found it here. Coincidence, a good one.

Keep it up.
Xonnit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
This is Soooo sexy... And she's cute too.
I love the touch with the beated up wings... makes her look a little like a devils child!

MysticRikku Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
great one :d congratularions! :hug:

[The closer you get to the light,the greater your shadow becomes]
zinemerald Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006   Digital Artist
very nice, favs
hiryu-kaga Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Student

I love it!

No, seriously. It's great. I love the colors and shading. As for the character herself... well, her proportions aren't exactly natural, but it only adds to her charm - she looks like a little kid. A very well armed and agressive little kid ;)

Sweet. :+fav:
m4lic3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005
Beautiful, absolutely wonderful work. Top notch character design, the colouring and effects are stunning, and the pose is well researched. Definately worthy of a favourite! :+fav:

Well done :D
Artoki Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
Thank you very much ^_^
m4lic3 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
You're welcome :3
Vaya-Kahvi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Videogame-ish is right, it looks cool over all, but the hands might be a midge too big because at first glance they look extreamly foreshortened.
Artoki Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
:giggle: yeah, I think you're right. At the time, I thought I was being very stylish...or..something, hahahaha. it's always funny looking back at old pictures^^; I think perhaps I might re-visit this picture in the future, and change a few things. Thanks for your helpful comment^^
Vaya-Kahvi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem. I've done that with several of my pieces, they are so old though I lost them before I even knew about on-line art galleries.
neolestat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional Photographer
wow! this is soo awesome! love the concept and the art :D
psycho4eva Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005
i love this pic , its great ^_^
SadWhiteRaven Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
very nice cg. very nice. good mist

Odd, I'm doing art for somone called Raesha rihg now, too...wierd.
dogparry Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great pic, I love drow elves. Check my 200 pages novel about them. I KNOW you will like it.
Tao-of-Jing Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005   Traditional Artist
Great pic.
I love the greyish skin as opposed to the usual ebony on Dark Elves.
The shine on her is awesome too.
Wonderful piece all around.

angelrah Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
That is really cool! It's a very cute style.
Barrin84 Featured By Owner May 22, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!!!! Now that is just cool!!!! Nice work! :)
Eciralc Featured By Owner May 11, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Friggen brill!!! Great character design.
salamance Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
thats cool!
Erkyt-Ana Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
I just LOVE it good job! =) :+fav:
cheddarpaladin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2005  Student Digital Artist
Oh yeah!
This is supurb!
I love drow for one, and then i see averial drow and I was like WHOA!!!
This is just awesome. Brilliant coloring. Wonderful style. Excellent pose/expression.
I :+fav: immediately!
Swordmaster316 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
Yeah neat. I love it. :clap::clap: My new fave
ArsenicFelicity Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
This is a very good picture! I love the stance...they way she looks, everything about it!

This goes down as a fave.
auhyzal Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
fantastic artist you are, just favouring what i faved from that stolen art gallery
Klaue Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
you know that has stolen this piece of art?
Nanto Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing...:jawdrop: I have a question, if I may? How do you color like that? When I color it does not turn out like that... Could you give me some pointers?

Thank you.
technococcus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2004
Nicely done! And the fact that you know what an avariel is marks you for careful scrutiny... They rock, don't they? *snuggles the avariel* A flying Elf, what could POSSIBLY make a better air-strike artillery unit, er, Wizard, yeah, Wizard. Heh. Anyway, wicked nice work, love the hair.
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