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Corrina-2009 by arvalis Corrina-2009 by arvalis
Here is the next in my original character roster thats been redesigned for this year in a simpler fashion. I have only ever finished a few pics of this characer, so its nice to see an update. It took a bit longer to complete as this is the kind of character i dont draw too often, petite and blonde. More coming~

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Corrina is the traveling companion to Arvalis. She is smart, strong, and quirky. The brightly colored undergarment reflects that no matter how dark things get, her positivity and bright attitude will shine through. Corrina comes from the same town as Arvalis and thusly sare similar fashions.

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

Photoshop CS3: 12 hours? whatever, one sitting
Corrina©RJ Palmer
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:iconktwizard:
=arvalis has done many works over his career on DA. From pictures of epic proportions, to smaller more detailed portraits, he has done works that have earned the admiration of all of DA. Corrina, the latest work in a long line of successes, does little to change his well established reign.

The Originality of Corrina is admirable by any tool of measure. There is a minor mark down due to the clear inspirational influence of Final Fantasy, as well as design, but the character as a whole is straight from the mind of =arvalis himself. Besides, this is the first time in almost any picture, movie, game, or even book most of us have ever seen a woman strong enough and comfortable enough to use a forging hammer for a weapon.

Vision, once more, is a superb example of artwork. From the complimentary background, to the smallest lines in her hair, everything, and I mean everything, seems to be right in place for a perfect portrait. The long strands upon her waist even bend at the right angles as if they are being controlled by a gentle passing breeze. Unfortunately, though it may be part of the artwork design, not as much detail is given folds in the clothing as prior works by =arvalis. There are no shading techniques within the whole work besides the hood on her shoulders, and some of the lines on the skirt seem rather... tacked on.

Technique is difficult to judge properly. Normally, all one would have to do is compare it to a prior work, and simply see how true to the artist's style it has come, stayed, or regressed. The style is similar to previous works, but at the same time, clear by the color scheme, it is obvious that a new style of artwork is being developed here. For that, the true judgement of technique may be off. Provided, the lines of the character and objects are perfect. Nothing seems out of proportion, nor misused in any way. Even the curves of her eyebrows do well to show just what she is thinking and planning on. However, as stated before, the shading techniques in this work are near nonexistent. For most of the work, it escapes the eye with ease, but all it takes is closer inspection to see the missing detail.

Impact does well to impress any watcher, but not the umpteenth degree as other works have already done. Provided, this work wasn't focused on as much as other pictures have been, there is still something missing to give a watcher or deviant lurker a true sense of shock and awe. Don't be mistaken, the flawless form and apparel design will awe just about anyone, but shock... that's up in the wind.

As a whole, Corrina is another fine work of art by =arvalis and worth a fav by any viewer. It may not be the best in the gallery, but it sure does deserve a spot in it.

Congratulations to =arvalis, you've done it again!
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KillerJA3 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great
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Beschaulichkeit Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
and beautiful; I forgot to mention beautiful.
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Beschaulichkeit Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
This is really really great. She looks fun, sporty, adventurous, sly. Certainly one of my favorites.
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AnkorSVK Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Its a pleasure to browse your gallery. Its a bit pity that the OCs dont have body shades but i can think how much time it may cost. The secont thing specialy about this picture the end of the hammer handle look disturbing i would change it from my point its like an small eyesore but thats my personal oppinion.
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aseariel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the brightness of her under-dress. Even the reds on Scarlet are rather dark, so this makes the green a nice contrast not only to the rest of Corrina's outfit, but to the rest of the cast as well.
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Again not sure if I commented before, but another excellent design. I love the bright colors. :)
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sleepywolfe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
I love clean character designs like this! She looks like she would be more sassy than bubbly and optimistic, though.
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Ninjerina Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Student General Artist
All the green makes me think Celtic Warrior lady. I like that she has a bit of attitude both in her body language and face, it adds something extra.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Yeah im trying to have an over arching color scheme to each of my main characters. Arvalis is white, corrina is green, scarlet is red, javelin is sonic grape, arcus is blue, and spektre is gold/brown.
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Ninjerina Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Student General Artist
Ooh perdy :). I'm only going half time this semester; I'll prob be graduating after you (and Ive been in school FOUR YEARS already), argh
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FairyxWingz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely adore her color pallet. The greens and maroon work perfectly! I’m not good with colors so I am most admirable of this piece :D
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Yeah her colors were tricky to get, im glad you noticed the maroon, no one else mentioned that yet :)
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FairyxWingz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol. well that's what us artist train ourselves to do right :D
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DragonMasterSaaji Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Kick ass design man, I'm looking forward to seeing more.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
ive got 3 more to do in this style now :)
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NuclearBandaid Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Now draw her with her top off
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
ill need reference of a chick with small boobles, care to model for me bby?
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NuclearBandaid Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
y u alwaiz do dis

u maek me so sad fayse
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darkmousy720 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
You have definetly shock-and-awed me with each new picture, and this one is no different.

Thanks for the uploads, I love seeing new artwork. This one is just as well done as the last Arvalis picture you did.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Ive got a few more up my sleeve =D
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notolga Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Nice character design!
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Thank you
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant work! I love the colors! :D
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
thanks =D
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
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YoyOmega1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BIG ASS HAMMER for BIG ASS NAILS!
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
damn skippy
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daydreamsinc Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Very cool! :)
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
thanks
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Geezzz Is that a battle hammer? Most woman in video games usualy wield light weapons simply because they "fit the part" and those that go the opposite route are usualy built like an oxe. But in this case it not only fits but it actualy looks original. She looks like she can lift a battle hammer without looking like a body builder. kudos for being different!

As for the drawing its self (if it can be called that? Now what the heck is the right term for it any way?) I am likeing the new colorful undetailed approch to it. It gives your characters a more dynamic light heared appearance. If you were to make a game of this then I would imagine that it would have an equal share of humor with serious momments, without makeing humor a nussince of course.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Thanks for the insightful comment =D
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
LOL, I dont give irrelivant comments! -_-; But I just said one...
Keep up the great work!
On other note, Is Arvalis, Scarlet, Javelin and Corrina all a team or some thing, that gets brought together one at a time? Or are they seperate characters who all just live in the same universe?
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Galka-prince Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Hammer huh? I thought it was a Battle Axe XD lol, anyway its a very nice peice. :D
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Its too 3 dimnesional to be an axe!
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Galka-prince Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
lol I thought it was :P...
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VanessaFardoe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Nice job on the anatomy, I also like her weapon boiii
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
lol thanks
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wacky-w Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Filmographer
She looks awesome! Loving the colour palette you chose, and her costume.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
thank you =D
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evafortuna Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her! Expression, outfit, overall design, understated colors... So much good and win I can barely contain myself!!!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Why not try and draw her then?
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:iconevafortuna:
evafortuna Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhm.... I could try, but I can't guarantee to properly represent her awesomeness. :)
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Ra7ar Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Nice design.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
thanks
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nithoan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another great work, it looks like oen of the character from TES 4: Oblivion
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
not really a compliment, i feel oblivion had terribly uninspired and cliche art direction
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StriderDen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great designs and great pose! Very inspiring!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
i aim to please
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Sethyuikora Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
Certainly a change from the many pics of Arvalis we've seen so far. :P I like her, and hope to see more of her.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Yeah ill try to get more pics of her up =D
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