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Scarlet-2009 by arvalis Scarlet-2009 by arvalis
Here is another in my 2009 redesigns of my main orginal characters. I havent colored a picture of this particular character since 2006, so it was a good time for an update. Ive had new designs for her for almost a year, but never got around to implementing them, so this was a long time coming. I really like how far her design has matured.

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Scarlet is not her real name, she gained this nickname due to the large amount of red she wears and her redish hair. She is the captain of her own pirate vessel, as well as an accomplished summoner. She descends from a community of gypsy-like sea fairers, and thusy has an abnormally high aptitude for summoning. She likes arvalis because he never shows any interest in her, this vexes her as she is used to men pining over her and her fair chest.

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


Photoshop CS3: 10-12 hours
Scarlet©RJ Palmer
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:iconmalkavianzell:
A very good character design done with excellent skills I must say.
You could tell much from this woman, or at least what she WANT to be told about herself, just looking at her and I can say nothing much else but to praise the artist for this fine piece of art, well done in anatomy, good pose, expression and naturalness in behavior.
The overall of the costume is not anything pretty original but it presents some good details, like her shoes, that at least I missed to see before.
And the drawing is clean with a good cut.
The only criticism I feel to bust out is that I'd like to see more shading on all these fine piece of character design, for I'm sure that an artist like :iconarvalis: would do great things!
However a stunning example of character design with really good impact on the viewer overall.
So, keep up the good work, can't wait to see more of this ;)
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Neverward Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student
Wow how awesome, really happy that I found this picture, I added it to favorites a long time ago and remembered it, then ran across the revitilization through chance :) your progress is stunning!
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Thedeadcontinent Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Writer
also if you ever need a convincing bad guy thats what i specialize in that and creating unique fighting style the likes of witch no one has seen.
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Thedeadcontinent Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Writer
nice i have a story similar to this but alot of the major pointts have been changed. and none of my characters have backstoies anywhere near similar to yours.
so cool stil got my story.
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SaphiraJK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Ha funny shoes!!! I though about something like that too ^^... shoes that make hoofprints ^^... awesomegallery:faint:
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Oh thank you
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:iconlittesongbird:
LitteSongbird Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really like this.
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leriko777 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
NAH! Isabella from Dragon Age II with a hat
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
wtf?
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:iconloki-5000:
loki-5000 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
your character reminds of one of my characters in my story I am writing about. She wears a lot of red and is a Russian sharpshooter named Crimson (sorry can't tell you the rest of her codename) her real name is Natasha and she is a very beautiful young woman for a 250yro (biological age 18) dhampir.

i do like your character though
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ninjapiratepenguin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice shoes. Although they look uncomfortable, as though shes walking in some sort of dancer pose. All. The. Time. I also enjoy the sword, because it's a pretty interesting shape. Very nice drawing.
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Odin-no-karasu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
*edit*

And the wrinkles on her sleeve are superb. Forgot to mention that. -_-;
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Odin-no-karasu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Ooh, boobs--*

*ahemhemhem, cough, scratch that*

Swanky lady there. I like the hat. And the crumply-looking linen, and the coat/dress hybrid thing you've got going there. That's a cool one, and I haven't seen the likes of it before. She looks _badass_, personality-wise- lookit that smirk! Somebody knows what she's doing.

But those shoes look impossible. Dead impossible. xD *sweat*
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T-razz Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
me like her
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PauloRSDourado Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Amazing your works man!
I'll watch you hehehe.
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Conartist24 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the sword. Starting at the hilt it looks like a fencing sword or something more dignified. but as it goes out and then comes back it ends up more like a broad sword.
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Burninginice Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Pleased to see you brought the hat back.
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:iconthefavs:
TheFavs Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Those have got to e the most uncomfortable shoes EVER! Is her weight put on her toes, or is she just tip-toeing?
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Goodnameswerechosen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Great design! :)
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ShadowDragonFox Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful drawing! the detail and colours are amazing!
She looks like an awesome character!
Now how the heck do those shoes work?
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GAVade Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009   Digital Artist
Those boot heels are awesome....
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Hm, not sure if I commented on her before or not, but she's very nicely done. Plenty of good detail. :)
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:icondemi-feind:
Demi-feind Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Awesome! I really like the sword, but what really caught my eye was the interesting shoe concept. How did you come up with that, it astounding, I mean it could actually work, which is way cool!
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Johndowson Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
One of your best character design in my opinion :)
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:iconhybridconcience:
HybridConcience Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it. Well put together. Not too cluttered, and I must say. Love the boots.
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xxbacaxx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
Scarlet has always been one of my favorites of your characters. You perfected her look, it's so amazing how much she's changed. Her boots are freakin' amazing :w00t:
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Ryugexu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
she is certainly hot.
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:icondaswiener:
DasWiener Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009   Digital Artist
rly kool, i think the shoes are rly unique. lol, arvalis should be like "score"
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Shilohkai Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the design of this character :nod: But the fact that she likes Arvalis 'cause he didn't show interest in her is just awesome :lol:
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MagnusXL Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Scarlet looks awesome. That's an interesting sword design you have there. =3

She's probably my favorite besides Javelin, though I'm pretty sure I'm biased towards both of them due to their professions.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
I take it you like pirates and dragoons then?
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:iconmagnusxl:
MagnusXL Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Verily.
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Wilpedlil Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Hmmm. Another female character who likes the male main protagonist, that has big boobs and looks like a crossover between cowgirl and pirate. I'm disapointed a little... that's just not very deep. I might would forgive you if you made a male character who falls for arvalis ... maybe...
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
I see the cowboy in this design. Also there is a lot more to her character, but theres no real point in divulging that information, just keep it simple for dA. Also Corrina doesnt like arvalis that way, its more a sibling relationship.
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Wilpedlil Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
ah, ok. thank you for replying! I guess I'll give her a second chance XD.
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RedKARASU Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
this is probably one of the coolest character designs ive seen...especially the boots...they actually work when you think about it
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Yeah i do try to make all my concepts at least look functional ;p
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BetaTestedRobot Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to ask, since I adore horses and I absolutely LOVE those boots she has on. I was wondering how she works in those. Do they support her so she always walks like she has invisible heels? Or can she move flat footed? Just curious. Love the pose and love the costume :heart:
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
There is a metal sole that extends from under the toe. It basically acts as high heels :)
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BetaTestedRobot Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okkkaaaayy cooL! thanks for answering! :heart:
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Skatora Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was wondering that myself! I want to know if the boots have some sort of invisible heel or if she's just on her tip-toes in this particular picture.

But seriously, I love, love, LOVE the design of those boots! I want them!!
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BetaTestedRobot Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ me too.
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RJTheBearEllis Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
gotta agree with some people. Those are some very interesting shoes. What makes em better in my opinion is that with the proper materials and mathmatics, They would be possible. though i think they would give the wearer a "mech" like step. All springy and bouncy. Which is what i am quite sure She is going for.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
yeah it would be a tad springy :)
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Syphron Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice design man i really like the clothing and color choices lol i don't remember her wearing a hat
I remember long ago i was suppose to draw her lol:)
I also like the bg though for some reason, texture bgs are a thing now in art for some reason, but they are still cool:)
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Yeah you were supposed to draw her, like back in 06 right? XD

Yeah these texture BGs are just really easy to do, and they look presentable so i guess thats why they work so well :)
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Syphron Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea sorry about that lol i dunno what happened that year

They are cool now i see them everywhere i wanna do more besides im tired of "purgatory" bgs lol:)
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Amriah Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Writer
There are four things I absolutely love about this character!

1-The shoes. From other comments, I'd say the masses agree on interesting the unique design is.

2-The sword! My gosh, I love that sword. :drool:. What inspired it? It almost reminds me of a lance with a blade connected to it.

3-The coat. I have to be honest, I am more conservative so the bare chest/tattoo on the leg showing I don't like. But, how the coat is designed is so cool. If only they made stuff like that in real life (aside from cosplay costumes)!

4-The hat. Cute, adds to the character's allure. I noticed that you can always see the fabric/clothing, where it starts, and how it connects. That's tough to pull off (at least I'd think so), and I like how you see the blue ribbon and then see it draping behind the hat, too.

Sorry, I'll stop gushing now. ^^;. Sorry for the long comment.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
I love comments like this, im just sorry i can think of something equally as long to reply with. Id love to get more comments like this one XD
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Amriah Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Writer
Haha, well I'll be sure to comment more on your work. =D
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NathanBlackwolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Student General Artist
She looks pretty and a nice use of colors.

Though, the only thing that I find rather corny is the color influence on the name. I think that idea on itself has been used a bit too often if you ask me (Red 13 from FF7 or Red from Dragon Quest 8 for example). This is really just my opinion though, so don't go too rough on me.

Can't wait to see the next one :)
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