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Arvalis-2009 by arvalis Arvalis-2009 by arvalis
In the past Arvalis had become too complicated to draw regularly, it would take upwards of 30 hours just to finish a picture of him. During perspective i used him in several of my pieces and had to simplify him in the interest of time. So this is a final more simplified version of arvalis. I took design elements from several of his incarnations and picked my favorite parts and kept it nice and simple. Also the bg is totally an homage to =Shinerai, i like his pastel textured washes for bg's. Hope ya guy like this more simplified look.

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Arvalis is the reincarnation of the most powerful warrior-god that lived many, many years prior to his current story. The armor he wears has been passed down through the centuries, many of those pieces have been lost over time thus why he only wears armor on his legs and one arm. Arvalis is naturally drawn to a scythe as a weapon as his former self used one to combat. His reincarnated personality initially is one of a deep thinker. Though he does participate in the banter of his group, he enjoys sarcasm whilst conversing. Arvalis seeks to rebel from his legacy though worries that he cannot escape his fate of a god of destruction.

Corrina: [link]
Scarlet: [link]
Javelin: [link]
Arcus: [link]
Spektre: [link]
Group: [link]

Photoshop CS3: 10 hours
Arvalis©RJ Palmer
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:iconchikiio:
chikiio Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the style of this character ! The scythe, the long hair, clothes (specialy on the left hand). Really nice =)
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:iconseleenee:
Seleenee Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg it is you! i remember looking and this and thinking "how yummy" and I liked Scarlets horse shoes and hat and cleavage, and here you are with printed artbook full of epic realistic pokemons. great progress, man. just.. congrats to you skills!:clap: :)
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Haha thanks so much.  I still have those characters in mind for a big project, maybe someday it will happen.
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:iconseleenee:
Seleenee Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tell me, it is gonna be comic and i will.. just be really really happy! or were you thinking bigger, like game?! anywayi'll keep fingers crossed for you:glomp:
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:iconsnowette:
Snowette Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work c:

But someone stole his waist! [link]
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
thanks for the heads up
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:iconsnowette:
Snowette Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye, not a problem. It irks me greatly when someone butchers another's art, knowing it's wrong enough to hide it in their scraps, then claim they themselves are some brilliant artist.
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Sergane Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very Final Fantasy Like, there could be a RPG made of such characters (the whole Arvalis Gang)
but maybe not anymore, players nowaday aren't as drawn to such concepts as they used to
Or I've gotten older...
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:iconlostcerberus:
LostCerberus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Very cool armor designs and backstory as well. :meow:
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:iconkeeltierrayerma:
KeelTierraYerma Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautifull
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:iconkodomina:
Kodomina Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :icononionpanicplz:
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:iconbriankiller:
briankiller Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
too bad im not premium user, otherwise this wouldve been my critique:

DESIGN: 7/10 you've made good use of symmetry and assymetry, armor parts really outstand over the rest of the clothes, and that makes him feel more alive IMO. his torso reminds me a bit of kingdom hearts versions of characters, while the rest remembers me about FF, so yeah, lots of square enix are noticeable in this piece, which isnt good or bad, its just there ^^

COLORS: 9/10 very nice contrast between armor and clothes as i already said in the design part, the "dull" colors work very nice with the personality this character seems to have, so thats another +, not a single color that doesnt fit... just GREAT

PERSPECTIVE: 6/10 basically what bothers me is the scythe, it looks weird, if you start loking the upper part, and go down, you'll think the scythe should be in front of the character, but yet u made the character stand in front of his weapon... while the perspective in the anatomy is nearly perfect, the weapon kinda lays it down...

OVERALL:7/10 make the perspective better and you'll have a much better piece, but as a concept and without taking in consideration the weapon's perspective this would have a 8.5/10 from me ^^


first critique ever, tell me what u think of it
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
That critique is nice and all, and fairly accurate. You just picked a piece thats over two years old. Here is the sketch for the 2011 redesign of the character [link]
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:iconbriankiller:
briankiller Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
i like the art from this older piece better, but thats just a matter of taste ^^

anyway, i know this was an old piece, but i think it was pretty worthy for a critique ^^
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:iconwhiteandorange:
whiteANDorange Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
excellent.
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:iconjosecharless:
JoseCharless Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Wow!!
I love the character!!!
The design it's really awesome, and the pose says "I rock...fuck yeah" xD

Seriously, I want to know more about your game!!
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:iconteddybear93:
TeDdYbEaR93 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great pic i like the detail. watgame is he from or movie?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
He is from my imagination
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:iconelectropencil:
electropencil Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
the feet armor is a bit too chunky (if you like it that way) otherwise everything is very well designed!
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:iconmad-maxx:
Mad-Maxx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
very cool i like seeing the progression, i think it would be cool to see like a tatoo or maybe a strip of cloth tied around his exposed bycep and i like on the drawing before the size the his syth the strips of cloth tied around it, in the new one his syth looks a little to small like its more of a pickaxe
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:iconmad-maxx:
Mad-Maxx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
sorry i ment to post this on the new one of this character you had done, didnt realize it till i posted
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:iconchronoangel7:
Chronoangel7 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
I love how looks the gear's shape and look!
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:icont-razz:
T-razz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
He kinda reminds of Laguna but he look naughty and HOT! xD
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
lol i suppose thats a complement XD. I bet you can make him ever hotter? ;p
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:iconodin-no-karasu:
Odin-no-karasu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
He finished puberty, it seems. You kinda lost the skinny angle, but he still kicks ass. The kilt is awesome, again. I love the little details- his pouch, the beads on a string sewn to his glove, and the red string tied around his right thigh. What's the story behind that?

You succeeded at making his scythe pure pwn, by the way. 8D
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:iconjoshargentine:
JoshArgentine Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
AWSOME.

Seriously, I envy your drawing capabilities. I have yet to draw aything Deviant-worthy.

Although, you may want to try a bit of a batered look on the aror; after all, it's been handed down for many generations.

Nice.
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:iconmusashi-son:
Musashi-son Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
great characters!
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:icondynaikari:
DynaIkari Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are an inspiration.
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:icondark-shadow-light:
dark-shadow-light Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
He looks awesome :) I'm having trouble with my own character designing, but yeah its true that after drawing the same character so many times, less time is taken to cpmlete it. :)
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:icondrakesavaan:
DrakeSavaan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
10 hours? awesome stuff man :)
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:iconfinn-icky:
finn-icky Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
THAT'S simplified?!

..... :worship:
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
did you see the other designs ive had for him? XD
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:iconfinn-icky:
finn-icky Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Yes, but I didn't comment them 'cos I was off to bed.

My reaction: :faint: :worship:

:XD:

Totally gorgeous dude, you have a new fan. I wanna read the comic =)
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, here's my evil redesign~~~

[link]
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:iconthefavs:
TheFavs Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
If I bested you in battle, would your power and talent be mine? :ninjabattle:
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:iconmkornatka:
mkornatka Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Awsome!
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:iconjohntheoddball:
johntheoddball Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I really like how the designs of you characters work, nice job.
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:iconhavocwraith:
HavocWraith Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Sexy. *melts*
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:iconkamiruchan015:
Kamiruchan015 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Brilliance! I really like this version!
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:icontobiusmckenzie:
TobiusMcKenzie Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Student General Artist
The armor and clothes design is brilliant, and the colouring suits him perfectly. Fantastic work XDD
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Thanks a lot, i have 3 more characters to do in this style
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:icondaswiener:
DasWiener Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009   Digital Artist
it looks great, but the nose bothers me for some reason...

its still the very definition of epic!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
thanks
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:icondaswiener:
DasWiener Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009   Digital Artist
alright, i just read his description for the first time, and i gotta say he is one of the best protagonists ive ever seen. i get tired of normal teenagers getting mixed up in saving the world. this guy was born powerful and is destined for greatness.
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:iconevengalyn:
Evengalyn Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
First time I ever saw your work (and will look at more of it for sure!), but I love it...!

I adore the simplified style you have. Your faces are wonderful, :3. <3
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Thats very thoughtful of you to say, im glad you like it =D
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:icondreamingred:
DreamingRed Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
O_o I'd tap that.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
lol hot
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:icondreamingred:
DreamingRed Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
It must be the hair and the unamused scowl =3
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:iconfairyxwingz:
FairyxWingz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
all the detail you put inot your character is amazing :D
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