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Javelin-2012 by arvalis Javelin-2012 by arvalis
This character was actually based around a character my best buddy used to play in FFXI. He has been aged up since then, but he still retains is charming personality. This redesign just fell into place, one of those times when you just nail it. He has a wyvern mount on which he rides into battle. I'm quite fond of the idea of his gun spear, it has a squeeze plate instead of a trigger to allow for easier single hand firing from dragonback.


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:iconthorkun0726:
Thorkun0726 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Seems to be more of an early French design, maybe even Gaulic (if they had been producing full metal armor sets at the time). I like the idea of the boomstick spear/riflelance mashup. Very unique.

I would almost say that the floral designs on the chestplate looks the best. Though it may not be the attitude you were going for. Either way, well done sir. 

Kun
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DarkTundraS Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
u draw boobs and vag but no penis? D:
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I see one there
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SuperCharlieLover Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the Daedric armor in Skyrim
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:iconttbmoney:
ttbmoney Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
You've come a long way my fine sir.
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:iconstormnorm:
stormnorm Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great to see your character design progress from the previous years to now. Definitely an improvement. Presentation is very organized, the gradient makes is wise choice to compliment the lineart from start to finish. I dig your style. Keep up the great work.
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:iconiborart:
IborArt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
GREAT!
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:icon04whim:
04whim Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Reminds me of the Dragonlord armour from Dragonfable.
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:iconvolcannah:
Volcannah Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice fierce-looking design but I wonder how he walks with that gear on, he could catch and trip himself on all those spikes.
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconmotorroach:
MotorRoach Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
He does has a nice looking variation of armors, and pretty well designed swords too. Nice character.
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Poki-art Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, i like it. the whole picture. the step by step, the designing, the sketching, the creating, the colouring. everything. great job!!!
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msyinyang Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
these designs remind me of monster hunter i would play some if my dang ps2 worked. that or this is the dragoons in final fantasy?
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WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:clap:
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Toradh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those armour designs are amazing. Marry me!
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arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
When and where?
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm, now?
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s0raKH Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Great design but the pointy boots seem so impractical
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TheQZ Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I just have one thing with your recent character designs: they don't really have definitive eyes or facial expressions. Without those, they lose a LOT of character. They seem very lifeless or soulless, like dummies. I think if you gave them some interesting facial expressions and made their eyes more visible they would have more personality, and would come alive in more than just the beautiful design work.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
These were done as outfit designs, I already have a very clear vision for their faces. You'll see them in the final illustrations. If I was doing these today or for a client, I would do the faces.
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TheQZ Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Ok, cool. Glad to hear it. :D Can't wait to see the finals!
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peasantb Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know fantasy armor is not always functional, but some of the later spines on his cuisses and poleynes on his thighs and knees don't seen conducive to wyvren riding... or moving. I think it'd add a lot to his persona to design his lower raiment closer to some sort of armored riding harness, really highlight the "dragon-rider" aspect visually. Right now I just get a "dragon-slayer" vibe.


Regardless, he's obviously the best character class, and very well done; it's hard to make dragon helms make sense, but his fits very well and does not seem out of place at all.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I understand where you are coming from, but if you'll notice that he doesn't actually have any arm on his thighs. Those are plates hanging from the chest piece with a semi loose strap to keep them hanging over the thighs. I feel these would allow for plenty of leg motion personally.
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peasantb Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Motion would be fine, then. I'm still imagining trying to move in/on a leather harness or trying to bareback his wyvren without his armor catching around the knees.
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ThroneSeeker Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
game some age to him too, i love the new armor
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noartlately Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I like it! I've seen guns worked into edged weapons before, but never specifically with pole-arms. I also like the though you put into the trigger mechanism. That level of thought always seems to help add realism to a piece.
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Azureith Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Artist
really cool! so professional, and the amount of improvement over the years for this character is very inspiring! :)
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NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Pretty awesome dragon-based armor :D

Can I use this as a reference?
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:iconpochachou:
Pochachou Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
DANG this is really cool!
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Matt4now Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's an awesome design, and its kinda funny that you gave him a vagina.
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IborArt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
LOL
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
That's not what vagina's look like. It's a flaccid male genitalia.
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Matt4now Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
um yeah, Im not gonna argue this one.

anyway, good work.
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Ford1114 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
That reminds me of Kain from FFIV.
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:iconarisfira:
arisfira Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are cool weapons and the armor looks great too! :D
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are amazing designs!
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Some1Silly Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
axe-musket YAY!!!
hack and shoot style
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:iconmewymarsher:
MewyMarsher Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The improvement on all these characters is just amazing! =0
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:iconhydrall:
Hydrall Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I love this character. :O Especially the gun-spear. Reminds me of Monster Hunter 2, quite a bit!
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:iconasemharun:
asemharun Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This ones pretty bad ass!
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Cool
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:iconzuroyuso:
Zuroyuso Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
he looks so badass D:
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:iconmikaeleson:
MikaelEson Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist
That dude looks badass :D
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chameleonkirsty Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this series of OC updates
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LightOfTheStray Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Gunspear! Awesome!

Javelin seems like an interesting character. I'm wondering how he earned the name "Lazy Dragoon". Looking forward to seeing more!
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UseTheBrakes Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Nice! I could use a mount too. And a spear-gun-thingy...
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RamenScotch Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your character designs are amazing- I loved being able to see the character and your style change throughout the years! Keep up the good work C:
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wayner8088 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic character development!!! :wow:
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Mishudo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Photographer
Nevermind, this is probably my favourite of all your designs so far. The combination of wyvern characteristics into his armour are very nice details, and the weapon is simply badass and unique. The subtle bullet strap is also nice, so at least he doesn't pull bullets out of thin air haha. Awesome job man :)
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