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.::EDIT::.
I fixed a few transparency errors.


Characters counter-clockwise from middle:
Arvalis of Old: [link]
Arvalis: [link]
Arcus: [link]
Spektre: [link]
Javelin: [link]
Corrina: [link]

Holy Effing Crap! This beast took foreeeeeever. Easily the biggest project ive completed to date. Anyways.....

This started out as some shitty pen sketch that i doodle'd out in early january. You can see the original here [link] . I kept saying, "i really like this, but ill probably never finish it", i just bitch slapped myself because baby, im done. I cant believe i was able to see greatness in that terrible sketch, but im glad i did. I resketched it in photoshop, ad then stopped working on it for like a week. Eventually i inked it in photoshop later and decided to color arvalis. Then of course i stopped for another week. After that i went into full production mode. I worked pretty solidly everyday this last week on(with the exception of saturday and sunday because i was playing brawl). So i effing earned some praise on this picture.

I put a shitload of work into each character. The quickest one to color was arcus and it took 8 hours. Spektre took the longest at 16 hours to color *dies*. I went in a counter clockwise pattern for coloring because i was dreading coloring corrina. This is a brand new concept, so i didnt really have the colors set for her. Luckily one of my turbo awesome friends, *super-ninja-monkeys came through with a great color idea after i said i wanted the theme of green. This is also the first time i ever colored javelin. So i ultimately decided on a theme of purple for him, i think he looks pretty badass personally.

So another thing i was dreading was the background, because to be honest i had no idea what i wanted. Ultimately i went with some green light/fire like that which lines arvalis. Arvalis is the only one who has the green lighting because it makes him stick out, as he is the central protagonist of the story. I thought about lighting the others this way, but i felt it was more symbolic this way.

I spent way long on this, i really hope you guys like it. Here's hoping for a Daily Deviation, this is the only picture ive ever drawn that seems worthy of one. Oh yeah no heavy critiques please, i like it too much to start hating it, and i know it has flaws, just dont remind me :)

Ballpoint Pen: 25 mins
PhotoshopCS3: 60-75 hours
Arvalis, Arcus, Corrina, Javelin, and Spektre©Majestful Studios
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:iconfrillyfins:
frillyfins Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! This is awesome!
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:iconarabianninja:
ArabianNinja Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so coooooooool! :love: :XD:

btw: how old are they?
arvalis and javelin look like 19 up to 20 maybe. and corinna looks even younger.
and spektre ... dunno ... 25?
and i just really have no idea about arcus

oh, i just noticed: where's scarlet?
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dark-shadow-light Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
The lighting is stunning! And I like your character design.
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:icontornaroundtheedges:
TornAroundtheEdges Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
AHHGG OMG ARV I FORGOT THIS EXSISTED, WTF HAPPENED TO ALL THESE GUYS? D> re-draw arcus cause he looks so BITCHIN in this pic DD: Draw that character again. DO EET >I ;3; pwweease
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
on it baby, thats what she said
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:iconjaimethehedgehog:
JaimetheHedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. Simply fantastic. Is there a place where I can read a full description of this game you're working on? I myself aspire to be a game designer and it's nice to see others also interested in the field.
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:iconbeng91:
Beng91 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
looks Epic
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:iconfalchou-taicho:
Falchou-Taicho Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009   Writer
I like the flow of motion in this, if you meant it to be that way or not or not the motion moves clock wise and ends up drawing you to the figure in the middle.
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:iconr-o-x-a-s:
R-o-x-a-s Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Eppiiiicccc!! Love it! Group shots like this are my weak point, kudos to you for getting it done.
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:iconnaughtyboy83:
NaughtyBoy83 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Really cool, something out of a RPG game, love it.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Yeah these characters are for an RPG development idea ive been working on.
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:iconneroshadow:
Neroshadow Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Great group of characters
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
thank you :D
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:iconoriginalbune:
originalbune Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008   Digital Artist
Some day I wanna paint like you
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
just keep at it, i had only been coloring for about 5 months when i did this
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:iconoriginalbune:
originalbune Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008   Digital Artist
check this out Bro![link]
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:iconfadingexodus:
FadingExodus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
:O :O :O I LOVE IT!!!!!!
I gotta say my favourite is Spektre!!!!
......he's hot lol xDDD *shot*
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:iconwickedprince:
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Very cool, I like the cast of characters. :)
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:iconsalvager:
salvager Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
this is really awesome. excellent job on all the characters. :+fav:
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Why thank you :D
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:iconsalvager:
salvager Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Student Digital Artist
no problem
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Shahrezad Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Though it took a long time it was time well spent! Excellent design and I love the coloring work, your talent truly does shine in this piece, much love to you for sharing this with the DA community! :heart:
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
TRhanks so much, i really enjoyed working on this piece. Though looking back there is a lot i woulsd do better, way better ;p
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:iconedgewooddirk:
EdgewoodDirk Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
You're amazing, you know that? I envy your armor drawing skills. XD And the way you shade metal. And your poses... and everything. XDDD
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Thats a really very nice thing to say. Thank you very much, that made my day
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:iconedgewooddirk:
EdgewoodDirk Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
XD You are most welcome! I certainly meant every word. I've tried to color metal once and it turned out looking much akin to a rock. Not even a shiny rock. XD
So I admire the skill that took!
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Quick question.
As far as your characters' relationships go, out of Arvalis, Spektre, and Arcus, which two get along better?

I'm drawing two (for that contest prize thing) but I don't really know which you'd want more; Arvalis + Spektre, Arcus + Arvalis, Skektre + Arcus, etc.

I'm workin on a sketch now. Lemme know what you think. :P
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Probably arvalis and spektre. Spektre is somewhat of a mentor like character early on, he knows more about the way of battle and such. Im really excited to see what you come up with :D
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Kay. Lemme send you what I've got so far.
You can pick which version looks better. :XD:

I'll post a link or just get on msn or something.
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:iconr62:
R62 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Sweet, that's totally epic
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
Thanks so much, thats great hearing that from you, you are one of the artists i aspire to be equals with.
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:iconr62:
R62 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Professional Filmographer
lol everyone's equal dude
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:icontitolion:
Titolion Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
oh coool!!!!
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:iconsqualsh92:
squalsh92 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008   Photographer
wow this is really awesome, but what is it from, are they all from different programs
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
These are my original characters for a game im working on with a few friends.
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:iconsqualsh92:
squalsh92 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008   Photographer
wow thats awesome, what kind of game? you will have to give me a shout when you have finished!
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Golden-Silver Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Digital Artist
I really love the composition, there's a lot of personality and difference between each character and the outfits are really well designed. It makes me very curious to see where these characters come from!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Thanks so much, i spent a really long time on this piece, its nice to hear that its appreciated.
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ChocoboxXRider Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
wow this is soo good. :heart:
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
That means a lot, i spent a really long time on this :)
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:iconchocoboxxrider:
ChocoboxXRider Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
yea yea all the way. :)

Hhaha 60-75 hours..wow that is alot.:)

So are you making a comic on these guys or what? :)
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
They are the characters in a video game i have been working on with some friends :)
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:iconchocoboxxrider:
ChocoboxXRider Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
wow so you made a video game with some friends?

Thats soo cool.:) Gotta buy it one day,whats the game?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
The working title is called Eternal
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:iconchocoboxxrider:
ChocoboxXRider Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Mmm well went it comes out I'll buy it. ;P

Nice name too
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Dart572 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
*drools* Ahh...It's...It's beautiful....This...Is like....Like perfect...YOU DON'T GET IT!! I COULD ORGASM FROM THIS PICTURE! ...That being said...Umm...Yeah...
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
thanks?
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Splodeygir Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Well since you dont desire critique on this one and i can't find anything wrong with it i will just point out some parts that you seem to excell at you definitely do well with oyur shading and your lighting effects. You do very well with your form developement and you definitely excell at making your humans realistically colored. Arvalis looks almost real if humans looked any bit more like arvalis does then i would swear that it was a photograph. I very much enjoy staring at this piece. in fact i will fave it so i can do so some more! *action sequence ensues* FAVED! YAY!
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:iconmargomeiko:
MargoMeiko Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Student Filmographer
Very nice--they're all really well drawn. :)
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
very thank you :)
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