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Look at his little face.  I bet he's just sad because the store didnt have his favorite flavor of ice cream.  This is another art test for a job I didn't get, but I certainly learned a lot from it.  This was the first piece I did in 2014.  Also, sorry for all the dragon posts, I'll have some non-dragon work to show soon.


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PhotoshopCS5: done over the course of a week
Salty BarbarianİRJ Palmer
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:iconnoblevalerian:
NobleValerian Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Shared this on my blog today :)

www.noblevalerian.com/da-favou…
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:iconmisfortuneee:
Misfortuneee Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Too bad you didn't get the job man. I think this is a rather solid example of your ability to work in different styles, which is very impressive. I actually really enjoy this stylization in this piece. 
Thanks for sharing!
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:iconkarsten:
karsten Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
That is so awesome!
The style and the way you concpted all the swords and styles..pro stuff man
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:iconaerith0808:
aerith0808 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome Details
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:iconkuroichoucho:
KuroiChoucho Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Even though you didn't get the job, its a sweet piece to put in your portfolio.  Awesome job
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:iconcognition3:
cognition3 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The awesomeness doubles each time I zoom in. :D I love the art style here. And everything is just so super cool.
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:iconrazort300:
razort300 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
cool
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:icongalidor-dragon:
Galidor-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dragon art is cool! Keep doing that and do others as well haha.
I really like the way you do concept art or ref sheets, very detailed.
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:iconmodernerd:
Modernerd Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
love this presentation. I always learn a few things looking at your concept sheets. Keep going :)
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:iconrathian619:
rathian619 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
look like a future finn the human
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:iconharley-owen:
Harley-Owen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I love it when you upload design sheets like this. I'd ask you to do it more often, but i suppose it's not a process you go through all the time.
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:iconjoshawafrost:
JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!!
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:iconkineil-wicks:
Kineil-Wicks Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Lol, love the little "x" in the dragon's eye. Awesome job! :D
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:iconmmkh:
MMKH Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great, I'll be referring to this in learning how to draw concepts. :P
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:iconlukky:
LUKKY Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
You never need to apologize for dragons. 
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:iconklipiec:
Klipiec Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is
just
like...
woaah!!

i'm speachless ;_;
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:iconzededge:
ZedEdge Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Got no idea why you didn't get the job, 'cause whoa - I'd hire you in a second based on this. What a large amount and great variety of content. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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:iconkatlyon:
Katlyon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
If you have to apologize for too many dragons, you're obviously talking to the wrong people.
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:iconjazon19:
Jazon19 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Real men. that is all.
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:iconepicmanphilip:
EpicManPhilip Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
LIKe it
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:iconaegis-l:
Aegis-L Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Wow ! I am really impressed by the inherent quality of this piece :wow:
You surely must have spent countless hours on the little details that give every instance of the main character a unique touch...For that, I cannot help but admire you, and every other character designer :)
My hope is to work as a sound designer in a big company one day :)
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:iconmonstaofwater:
MonstAofWaTeR Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
i love the swords !!
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:iconizakeil:
IzakeiL Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Tourchlight style. Cool
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:iconbloodnale:
Bloodnale Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
why are you saying sorry for dragon posts x3

dragons are the most awesome creatures!! :D
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:iconsergane:
Sergane Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
pretty cool, would make a neat game character :) love the way you show us how art is used in the industry, thanks for that, hope you get the job you wish soon enough :) You tried Blizzard ? Or maybe Nintendo, with your realistic pokemons, would be so great to have a Pokemonster Hunter game like that, where you play as a pokemon or something, 
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Kord82 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome art style :(
Love the short legs big body combo. 
It gives the common fantasy style a comic book twist :)
  
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:iconj-r-cameron:
J-R-Cameron Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"My daughter... is going to marry some punk kid.
I'd bet he doesn't even know how to lift a sword!
My wife is expecting only twins this time,
when I specifically told her I wanted triplets.
And... they ran out of maple nut crunch.
At least I got to pick up Gertrude again.
You'll never fail me, will you dear?"

*squish* *splortch*

"No, of course you won't."
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:icondacostac:
dacostac Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Real Friends dont let friends skip leg day
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Man do I dislike that expression.
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:icondraskyvanderhoff:
DraskyVanderhoff Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That a sexy Dragon Slayer, your art would work perfect on Torchlight 2, maybe a mod for including that guy will be amazing.

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:iconstarforsaken101:
Starforsaken101 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm surprised you didn't get the job. These are pretty stellar!
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:icondopepope:
dopepope Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
fantastic work! 
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:iconseranalu:
Seranalu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
that's unfortunate about the job, but this is incredibly cool and very inspirational : )
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:icon28dragons:
28dragons Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
And I love the swords!
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:icon28dragons:
28dragons Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Don't apologize for dragons! Dragons are awesome, the more the better!
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:iconsnakeman2013:
Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   General Artist
awesome stuff
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:icondragonwolfy13:
DragonWolfy13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
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:iconventusiixii:
VentusIIXII Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job, really you are one of the best artist in my list, i always enjoy see your works.
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:iconfullerjames:
fullerjames Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
cool character design
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:icongabrielegabba:
gabrielegabba Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Can't believe you didn't get the job, I'm loving this!
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:iconmjk-fc:
MJK-fc Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cool work man
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Artist
Spetacular work!!
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:iconmgiceman31:
mgiceman31 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
But ut dragons are epic!!
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:icontbonegirl28:
tbonegirl28 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is so cool! To see all the awesome could have beens and see which one you thought worked best! It really is a great, dynamic picture. :) 
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:icondekuinthelake:
Dekuinthelake Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm really hapy to see this sort of work from you. Looks more fun then hard core realism.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Realism is far more rewarding ;p
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:icondekuinthelake:
Dekuinthelake Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I suppose if you are into that sort of then lol. I think there is a lot of freedom involved in breaking the rules of how a face looks or arm and leg size ratios. Although, you really do have to understand what things look like in real life ( especially when lighting ) to really make things pop. In short, I view style as an expression.
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mannequin-atelier Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's a true, epic man! Killing dragon with his sword and naked chest, yeaaaaah! :D That's what ladies approve ^^
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Static-ghost Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
They did not like it? Oops! impressive work
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
No, they did, they was just a better candidate.
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