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The Guide by arvalis The Guide by arvalis
Heres a character concept that was inspired by a really windy and rainy walk home one night. You know how when its raining really hard and the wind is blowing you start to have to wield your umbrella like a shield with both hands. Thats kinda what i was thinking.

He is a guide to help people through very harsh terrain. I figure his umbrella is to deal with as of yet undecided dangerous falling rocks or heavy rain. The trigger on his umbrella opens the shield, havent decided if it fires anything yet. Tried to make him pretty douchey as well, he is a real asshole.


The Client

-Sojourn-

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PhotoshopCS3: 8-10 hours
The GuideİRJ Palmer
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:icondadearrow:
dadearrow Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
u are fantastic.
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:iconjohndowson:
Johndowson Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Really cool work!
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thats a stinkin cool umbrella
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:iconyazura-chan:
Yazura-chan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD BWAHAH :D

...."real asshole" nice one!

So this was all done on photoshop with a graphics tablet i assume??????? if so.....

WOW I ENVY YOU!!!!! ^_^
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:iconroxasora225:
roxasora225 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Awesome!!! The umbrella thing reminds me of the Penguin lol, but still amazing!! Great design!! Can't wait to see how the design will change in the future. :)
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:iconnoology:
Noology Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
I keep coming back to this one in your gallery.. I just love how the lighting is just right on the focus points. Wonderful colors and concept, too. <3
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
He reminds me some famous actor, damn, can't quite put a finger on which one.. ;)
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:iconlumaris:
Lumaris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Really love the shading and values. How the little highlights here and there bring out the different textures just blows my mind. This took you 8-10 hours. I really wish I was in the environment where I could practice stuff like this. Keep it up man, your work makes me want to kick it into gear, even when I don't have the time. :XD:
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:icont-razz:
T-razz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
love this RJ!
he maybe be an asshole but he is hot ! XD
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:icontentaclemonsterchu:
TentacleMonsterChu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hes pretty awesome looking.
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:iconminilizard02:
minilizard02 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
I love the idea of the umbrella very awesome. The character is excellent. If you ever get around to writing a story I would absolutely read it.
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:iconxxmelxisxbrokenxx666:
Very inspirational!
Don't stop!
I love looking at your work.
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:iconreztrikted:
ReztriKted Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really digging this character design. :)
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:iconazoron:
Azoron Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm feeling quite a heavy Monster Hunter vibe...
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:iconwilpedlil:
Wilpedlil Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
cool! a gunbrella!! :iconbigheartplz:
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sjbernhisel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
WHAT A REAL DOUCHE
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:iconzenoshi30:
Zenoshi30 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
great idea,I loved the awesome umbrella xD
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:iconbugfacegard:
bugfacegard Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I like his clothes, there really wild and he does look like a guide or a mountain ranger. 8 - 10 hours is pretty good for this too.
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:icondawnsentinel:
DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Reminds me of Wolverine for some reason. Must be the hair.
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:iconlordturtlemonk:
lordturtlemonk Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic ^^y
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:iconrocky-o:
Rocky-O Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love his fuzzy face!

and not to mention those cute feather buttons on his belt shoulder belt!
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:iconkuroichoucho:
KuroiChoucho Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome use of light RJ, realling digging those colaaarz
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:icondevanbabendererde:
DevanBabendererde Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, truly awesome, I was just looking through your gallery and its amazing to see how far you have come.
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:iconrandomguitarguy:
randomguitarguy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very amazing, as usual, Arvalis! Keep up the great work! Can't wait to see more
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:icondark-shadow-light:
dark-shadow-light Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Love his design =D And daaaaamn! He can shield himself against falling rocks with a frikkin umbrella! Awesome =O
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:icondimlormeister:
DimlorMeister Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Aewsome!
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:iconluaprata91:
Luaprata91 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
pretty good idea!!! lol
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:icontobiusmckenzie:
TobiusMcKenzie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Pretty flippin' badass XD
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:icondarkeyez07:
darkeyez07 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice one dude!
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Modernerd Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
An asshole guide haha, Interesting adventure for whoever needs to deal with him. I like the weapon. Nice piece and the Rendered style is sweet. Question...how many brushes do you find yourself using on a painting?
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:iconalishmcmalish:
AlishmcMalish Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So the only people who are willing to put up with him are the ones dependant on him for their survival? BD
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:iconshinobi-fi:
shinobi-fi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
awesome character design :)
nailed the douchey feel with that facial expression
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:icontigerhawk01:
Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Cool design, Mohawks and mutton chops are always a good way to go.
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:iconleashakira:
LeaShakira Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my god that is amazing
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:iconcomputerduderec:
computerduderec Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely, I really like the lighting and tones on the arm holding the umbrella as well as all the little details on the clothing.
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:iconnuclearbandaid:
NuclearBandaid Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
FIRST!!!1
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:iconwivernryder:
wivernryder Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really excellent how this turned out. Was fun to watch; good talkin to ya, too!
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:iconrainboy666:
rainboy666 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Awesome stuff! Really great idea! Sweet outfit too... He could use the umbrella to pull himself along on windy days too :)
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:iconillictic:
illictic Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Digital Artist
All this time the only variations of umbrellas I'd ever heard of were parasols. I love his design and that umbrella sadfaf
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:iconthefoundingfields:
TheFoundingFields Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   General Artist
reminds me of ffX and guild wars. bloody outrageous!
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:icontigrexdude:
TigrexDude Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I would love learn about the stuff you do Its amazing
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:iconninjaman42:
ninjaman42 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
That is the most badass umbrella ever. DO WANT!
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:iconjimbobob5536:
Jimbobob5536 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Very very cool, and, my overactive imagination is coming up with all sorts of ridiculous things for the umbrella to do.
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