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Here is my update to Javelin, the lazy dragoon. This was particularly challenging to get his color scheme to look like what it did in my head, but overall im happy. I wanted to make him look tall and thinner.

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Javelin spends a good deal of his time courting rich women to gain large monetary benefits. He refers to this skill as "lady krafting". He does have his own battle wyvern(not pictured), though he often times cant recall or is too lazy to remember here he stabled it. Though most of the time he cant be bothered to do anything that he didnt think of, when he is needed, he does the task at hand with superb skill and panasche.


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Photoshop CS3: 10-12 hours
Javelin©RJ Palmer
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:iconmalkavianzell:
Another really nice character design from :iconarvalis:
As always the autor shows great skills at picturing naturalness, expression and behavior making the character easy to read and "feel" just as it should be.
In this one I liked very much the armor overall design, it literally put a smile on my face as I kept looking at all the details.
It sort of reminds me of a jester...well, at least some kind of armored wyvern-riding jester :D and it suits well the character personality from what I read about it: someone not "so serious" but skillful indeed.
Still not anything particurarly original to give away a 5-star but very well thought of and done with great skill.
Still want to see some shading on all these but that's merely a personal complain afterall.
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:iconkh2kid:
You pull out all the stops on your work don't you? There is so much detail put into this and even though it's not shaded that much, the color is just stunning. The clothing and outfit remind me of a modernized samauri outfit. The head of the weapon he's holding looks cool also. I especially like the coat tails that are hanging off the coat. Very fantastic. I would love to see what this looks like shaded. I just don't get the boots, they don't look very practical. I know they don't have to be real but that's just me.
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:iconcanadian-anim8r:
canadian-anim8r Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
are these all ff11 characters?
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:iconblazingangel1214:
Blazingangel1214 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Lazy aye, well tie some meat around his neck and sick his Wyvern on him. That should keep him teach him a thing or two!
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:iconskatora:
Skatora Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this character, I really do. 8D
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:iconwilpedlil:
Wilpedlil Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
probably my favorite of your chars^^
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:iconexuitirteiss:
exuitirteiss Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry that i didn't get to this sooner. This yet another great addition to my favorites.
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:iconjohanndevenecia:
JohanndeVenecia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Hey, Arvalis! Sorry I haven't been around lately. You've been keeping yourself busy, judging from all the new submissions I haven't seen. You are getting better and better, my friend. I love dragoons, so this Javelin gets a +1 from me :)
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:icondaswiener:
DasWiener Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009   Digital Artist
the sleeves really makes his design more unique. i think he is all around a good character. pretty origional.
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:icontyp-x:
typ-x Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
hey it pretty good
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
thanks
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:iconanime-tiger09:
anime-tiger09 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
His face totally fits his personality.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
glad to know i did that well :)
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:iconanime-tiger09:
anime-tiger09 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Yupperooni!
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:iconlinbird:
LinBird Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
wow! That's cool! I love his helmet, shirt, and everything else! :D really cool!!!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
lol thanks =D
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:iconnevvil:
nevvil Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
he looks completely badass, and the color scheme works perfectly...I would cosplay as javalin. If that wouldn't be a problem with you. :w00t:
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
I would love to seesomeone cospplay any of my designs :)
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:iconnevvil:
nevvil Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
it prbably won't be till maybe otakon two years from now ive never cosplayed actually in my life and i wanna try a couple mainstream characters and some OC's from general online sites including DA.
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:iconleodox:
leodox Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
nice
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
thanks
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:iconra7ar:
Ra7ar Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
HaHa lady krafting. Im thinking back to all the minigame I did to craft in rpg and wondering how and what type would you play to raise that skill. Nice design I like drawing dragoons fav would be Kain of course. When I draw one never see the eyes haha
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
You raise that skill of course, by flirting with the ladies ;p. Also, its hard to identify with characters if you cant see the eyes
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:iconra7ar:
Ra7ar Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Yea but that always makes the person more mysterious, and my stories with Dragoons all but one has em betraying someone like Kain haha. But then Im a little off I always connect with a masked person, prolly says more about me than the ch thou
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:iconnithoan:
nithoan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the side character thats always the unique ones
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
thanks
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:iconsoulquick:
SoulQuick Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
I think this is one of the most characters i like a lot!:D
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
im glad you like him
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:iconspiffymai:
SpiffyMai Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Artist
What a loser, that one.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
no u
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:iconlilblkrose:
Lilblkrose Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Student General Artist
I believe he's the coolest character evar D: *lazy buddies*! but what a bad Wyvren Owner :C

Awesome Design especially the tail coat (w/e you call em :< )
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Yeah being lazy can be a good time XD
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:iconammotu:
Ammotu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
those are some totally awesome sleeves he's got. :D
Really interesting design, he's definitely got a lot of personality in his face too
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Yeah i try to get unique qualities in my characters :)
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job man! Very nicely done! :D
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
thanks so much =D
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your most welcome! :D
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great great - just super NOWDOARCUSORSPEKTREOMGWHAT'STAKINGYOU D:

lol :+fav: Again, Javelin's pose, ftw.
Oh, and that hand turned out just dandy - don't know what you were so worried about. ;P
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Yeah ive gotta get started on them thar other 2 characters. Oh and there might be one or 2 more, we'll see.
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:iconangelvalintine:
angelvalintine Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!:iconyeehawplz:
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
thanks =D
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:iconangelvalintine:
angelvalintine Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome:iconsuperglompplz:
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:iconciaee:
ciaee Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Student General Artist
Hey, RJ! I'm really liking the new style. :love:
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
What in particular, so that i might carry that over in my later pieces?
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:iconciaee:
ciaee Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student General Artist
Hmm, it's hard to say. I prefer it very much compared to your precious work, which I felt was pretty good but had some edge control problems. This new visible lineart + flat coloring style compliment your designs much better. :D
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:icontornaroundtheedges:
TornAroundtheEdges Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
this is my fav of the bunch by a longshot. And somethin about those claw gloves is uuuber sexy
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Weird, this is like my least favorite of the bunch ;p
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:iconveiis:
Veiis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
I wuv dragoons
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
dragoons do kick ass
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:iconveiis:
Veiis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
:la:
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FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to ask~~~how did you do your line work? did you do it in photoshop, or you do it with dip pen and scan in? I really like your line work, it's very clean. I'm planning to do some turnarounds for one of my character, but my lines are always very sketchy looking.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Yeah i do these all in photoshop. Im just using a, 80% hard round size 4 brush for these lines ;p
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