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Arvalis-Deus Vox by arvalis Arvalis-Deus Vox by arvalis
EDIT:Tweaked a few areas as per critique

Well this was a long time coming. I had a design for a "godvalis" many years ago, but it never made it past a sketch phase. Really the only thing i recall from that design was glowing red hair and no shirt. This was done as concept art for my anatomy final.

For this design i wanted to pull a lot of power into the character. It was extremely challenging trying to get the translucent skin look i had in my head without making him become too much like a monster. I made his armor kinda transform and bend to become more open. I wanted to draw phoenix imagery into the design, the skirt thing and armor becoming feather shapes. When designing the god scythe, i pulled from these two original scythe designs: [link] [link] I wanted it to look very out of this world, the blade also bleeds inky black smoke.

Anyways guys i hope you like it, and i hope his scythe is big enough for you this time.

Adventurer Arvalis

Farmhand Arvalis


PhotoshopCS3: 10 ish hours
ArvalisİRJ Palmer
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Given 2010-11-05
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wrath9 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Well the inhuman other world look was a success and the Phoenix part of the characters appearance was nicely done with the feather shape of the armor pieces, though the luminous lines while adding to the over all look seem to be, well how to put this... lacking?.. as if they could do a better job but appear to be missing something.Well I can't put my finger on it.
Hope that helped you.Bye.
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:icondesireeflameheart:
DesireeFlameheart Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Awesome!!!
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:iconshiranuiokami:
ShiranuiOkami Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Woow I love it, the hair looks really cool! Awesome choice of colors!
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Thereaverofsouls Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Do you have any plans to make Arvalis as the main character in a video-game? cause that would be cool. Also, if you do, I suggest that as he fights, once he gets his god armor, if he fights for a certain time, the scythe begins to leak that smoke, and he can control it when he becomes more powerful, to like blind his enemies, while he can see, sort of like a hand of glory, or forming a solid barrier.
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:iconthereaverofsouls:
Thereaverofsouls Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
I can totally see this as a Magic the Gathering card...
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BTD-Art Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
i was wondering did you use a tutorial to learn how to paint in photoshop im trying it my self but i cant seem to find out whats the best way to start :p video's on the internet aint that helpfull either so i was hoping you might know a usefull site or something

greetz BTD
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:icongavade:
GAVade Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010   Digital Artist
Ah congrats on the DD mate! Your Arvalis character has come a long way!
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:iconkuroichoucho:
KuroiChoucho Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on another DD sir. I'm enjoying that flaming red hair.
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:iconkittystardraco:
KittyStardraco Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i adore the colouring, and the markings on the body
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:iconbroadshore:
Broadshore Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on your DD!
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:iconhollarity:
hollarity Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
yup. Congrats.
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:icontattoofox:
TattooFox Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i would not wanna see him in my next camping trip to the woods
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:icongodeyes:
godeyes Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lmao he would be all like "you there with the tent!!! come forth so that i may show you how to properly dispose of your undesirables!!"
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TattooFox Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wouldnt doubt it
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:iconbschico:
bschico Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
.-.
I'm sad that I can't draw like that now. Seriously. TEACHE ME!
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:iconmolsillustration:
MolsIllustration Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats on another DD RJ ;)
It was only a matter of time :paranoid:
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:icongreat-01-revolver:
Great-01-Revolver Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
I am jealous of this great man.
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:iconmolsillustration:
MolsIllustration Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know ;3 and apparently you tease him on skype :lmao:
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:iconprometheust:
prometheust Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
great artwork!
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:icondoc420420:
Doc420420 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
This is badass! Great work.
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:icondu-da:
Du-Da Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
love the scythe...
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:iconvishfreak1987:
vishfreak1987 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
So dAmn kool..
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:iconsmokegod3:
smokegod3 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
this is absolutely...i'm speechless.

i don't know what it is, but it really speaks to me.

thankyou

:)
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:iconinfernalking:
Infernalking Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
looks awesome!!!!!
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:iconkarmakat01:
Karmakat01 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks really amazing man
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:iconchaoticshifter:
chaoticshifter Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Awesome! Love the lighting and colors!
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:iconphillebovsky:
phillebovsky Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
great work!
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:icontornaroundtheedges:
TornAroundtheEdges Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
ho ho ho you are welcome sir
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:iconcaptloki13:
captloki13 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
I summon, Arvalis-Deus Vox!
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:iconnin-juethekirin:
Nin-jueTheKirin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i knew you'd get one eventually
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:iconxzorcist:
Xzorcist Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
wow coool, nice work
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:iconsnakeyjake666:
snakeyjake666 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this was awesome XD
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:iconcorvuscorax-oculus:
CorvusCorax-Oculus Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Awesome. Just awesome.
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:iconxlordandyx:
XLordAndyX Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Amazing O_O
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:iconenchantma:
enchantma Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
OMG!! That's AMAZING!!! <3333 I love the glowing lights...soooo cool!
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:icondrasisicgon:
Drasisicgon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student General Artist
amg
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:iconrerrede:
RErrede Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is gorgeous :D Love all the colors you used. <3
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:icondemi-feind:
Demi-feind Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
NICE! d>_<b
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:iconsuperspongenova:
SuperSpongeNova Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Diggin' the colors a lot, and all the detail on that weapon? Really cool. D:
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:iconrocky-o:
Rocky-O Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yaaay! Super sonic Arvalis X3

I love the painting. The textures are beautiful...the background and the smoke coming from the scythe, especially. Great design with the "pheonix" in mind for the armor.... the rim light around it makes it pop and I totally see the 'feather' motif you were going for!

I'm glad I read your description thoroughly before commenting about the skin... makes sense now 8D

All around, great great work. One of your best yet!! :clap: Keep it up homeslice~ :salute:
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SilentAsTheSky Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Wow, every time I see these pictures from you the one thing I can't help thinking is how much I want to read your story xD all your art has kept me quite interested in it xp anyway great job keep it up ^^
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:iconcomputerduderec:
computerduderec Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you're going to make the whole skirt thing fly up, at least give the man some pants...kinda flamboyant lol. Colors and such are ace though.
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sjbernhisel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Watch the exaggerated part of his abdomen. It looks like a giant growth is coming out of his crotch, rather than looking like well-defined muscle. Tone it down and even up the light source, and I believe it would look MUCH better.

Cool concept though, and great job with the translucent/glowing turquoise skin, maaaaan. You have Brandon for anatomy, right?
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:iconjimbobob5536:
Jimbobob5536 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Epic. From farmhand to god of death.

Very very nice drawing.
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:iconsabtastic:
Sabtastic Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Looks bad-ass, as per usual! Very cool. :+fav:
One thing that's bugging me, though, is the light source. It's like his c*ck is a flashlight pointed up at his face. The light source just confuses me, is all.

Joking aside, I really think this character looks awesome. ;P
Was this one meant to be more of a concept than a concrete, finished piece?
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hylian-maiden Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. My. God! :wow: Ever since you mentioned him being the reincarnation of a god, I've wondered what he looks like in said form, and I'm floored! You've pretty much nailed the phoenix imagery :D
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:iconzenoshi30:
Zenoshi30 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Holy crap! This looks freaken awesome!
Awesome job man,I loved the fire hair..
Very detailed and very nice :)
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:iconjulibee-darling:
Julibee-Darling Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa. Just whoa.

Can I be the not-so virgin sacrifice to him?
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:icontornaroundtheedges:
TornAroundtheEdges Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
lol wish i could fav this comment
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:iconcudo215:
cudo215 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This character design is just...epic. The effect of power and a god can really, easily be seen. Just overall wonderful job.
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