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Spektre-2012 by arvalis Spektre-2012 by arvalis
This is an update to the oldest original character I still have in circulation, and one of my first in general dating back to 2002 in 7th grade. He even predates the Arvalis project, he was exactly what a 12 year old liked in 2002; dragon man with spiky blonde hair. Im very fond of this design, with each of these central protagonists, I try to play off a motif in their clothing, his being a bull. Arvalis has phoenix, Corrina has flowers, Scarlet has hippocampus, etc. You can refer to the Ryu-bĉroc Species Design Sheet as to how his anatomy works.


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SpektreİRJ Palmer
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:iconbaldoso:
baldoso Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg, to see this evolution during the years make me dream about the future emprovement of my characters *_*
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Yeah I really gotta get back to these characters sometime this year.
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Thorkun0726 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I think this may be my favorite of your designs. There's a heavy Celtic Gladiator feel to him and the fact that he's a human/dragon hybrid is just icing on the cake. :)

Looking through the weapon choices I could see him wielding one of the straight blades over a curved one, especially with the Northern European influence.

My question is: when is a video game company going to pick you up??

Best,
Kun
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TimVithor Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work man! 

How you, concept artists, come up with so many variations and elements to compose your designs? When I try to create a character it usually looks very simple. like this: timvithor.deviantart.com/art/S…

You could do some "Advanced character design" class in Skillshare. I would definetly try it.

Anyway, keep the good job.
:)
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Dig up a lot of reference material, it will keep giving you ideas even after you think you have run out.
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:icontimvithor:
TimVithor Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback man! I'll do it.
:)
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AaronKTJ Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student
Really digging the curved sword designs, here.
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:iconlycaonbm:
lycaonbm Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
woo
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:iconmotion-music:
Motion-Music Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
a fantasy character . .. . that isnt an elf or a dwarf


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WHAT HERESY IS THIS D:
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:iconetvoluptas:
etvoluptas Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you do some research before making the designs? Or do you just work by scratch?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I always do research ;p
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Acayth Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I really like how you have drawn his "wings" The clothing reference is also really nice and interesting to look at. Say, how much time do you need for designing one type of cloth on these sheets of you? Would be interesting to know.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Doing one of these design pages will average two days I think?
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:iconacayth:
Acayth Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no I meant just for one of these outlines to the left, not the whole sheet:)
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Between 20 and 40 minutes probably?
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:iconacayth:
Acayth Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thats quick!
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:iconrod-rizo:
Rod-Rizo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amaaaaazing :DD
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:iconbamsemisbruker:
bamsemisbruker Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Its soo cool to see your progression!
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:iconkyteuchiha:
KyteUchiha Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Is the bottom-right sword design concept art based off of the manga Ragnarok?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
No?
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:iconkyteuchiha:
KyteUchiha Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Was just curious. The kind of "jaw" thing is awesome. xD
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:iconisengim:
Isengim Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful weapons work! Those sword designs are very rare.
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:iconfishbone999:
Fishbone999 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my immediate first thought was Trogdor the dragon man (burninating the village side)
great composition and flow to him.
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:iconmizzyvon:
mizzyvon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Can he actually fly? He looks too heavy with small wings..:O Very nice drawing!!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
No, he glides.
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:iconloserfacerochelle:
loserfacerochelle Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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:iconjoejoeyjoy4:
joejoeyjoy4 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Writer
This is my favourite of his designs so far! Awesome!
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:iconthroneseeker:
ThroneSeeker Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nise, enjoying the design, im not a big fan of how the tail is over the weapon's and they fade off, it's kinda of distracting, but it could just as well be me
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:iconinkybrain:
InkyBrain Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Super cool! You should be producing video games.
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:iconasemharun:
asemharun Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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:iconusethebrakes:
UseTheBrakes Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
And...dems a lotta swords...
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:icongaluq:
galuq Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ada kerisnya :D
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:iconkaze26:
kaze26 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
awesome
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:iconcreedexo:
creedexo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Neat!!! *Favs*
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:iconlightofthestray:
LightOfTheStray Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
The details are just amazing.

So his wings can swivel on a joint in his back or something?
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:icon26nitonic:
26nitonic Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
seems legit
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jeez there's such a huge improvement gap from 09-10-this one O_O

what's your secret lol
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
A year of painting will go a long ways towards stepping your skill level up ;p
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BillyJ Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HAve you considered doing a step by step of one of these? I really love the way you have the progression, but I'm curious on how you did the whole thing. Do you start with the first image, and just copy it 12 times and just make changes until you get to the one you have as the larger pic? They're just amazing.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Yeah that's basically it. I start with a nude base that I like, then duplicate it and draw outfits over it. It's all about experimenting with design ideas to get to the one that really clicks.
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cohenator11 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
nice shudra armor
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Whats shudra armor? Google didn't seem to have any answers.
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:iconcohenator11:
cohenator11 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
shudra are the lowest caste in the indian caste system, they're peasants, i was just thinking the armor had an indian style, but the metal parts looked like they might be some sort of standard issue gear, hence shudra armor
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ThatWeirdo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
You can tell he's been working out over the years :D
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:iconmrjamesgifford:
Mrjamesgifford Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
nice designs! It's also good to see your other, older versions of the character and how it's progressed since then =)
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Bulletproof-Eggs Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW AWESOME!
Do you use a tablet to draw this?
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Teura-the-Mentor Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
He looks awesome!
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