Old Scarface

Posted Mar 4, 2009, 8:09:39 AM

"After having ingratiated myself to this handsome individual, I managed to convince him to sit for a portrait, provided I sent him a copy of my book once it was published.

"The locals call him 'Old Scarface,' for reasons obvious, and consider him a sort of forest god or protective spirit. Each year a festival is held in his honor, and the farmers' best cattle are slaughtered and presented to him.

"In reality, he confided in me that he really didn't care much for the villagers, but a free meal was simply far too good a deal to pass up."

-Rigel Sunnehar

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  • May 30, 2009
    This looks great!
    I really love the old feel to it, the tinting I think helps to bring out the character.
    Also I'm loving that scar!
    I don't think I would change much on this one, except maybe to add some texture details on the skin, but even that is arbitrary.
    You've done a really great job of this piece.
    • May 30, 2009
      Aw, fanks :B The piece is pretty old, damned if I can find the sketchbook, and it's all of like two by two and a half inches, so that's all the detail I could manage. XD

      WOO YEAH EMBIGGENING VIA SCANNING.

      Someday I'll finish up a full-body render.
      • May 31, 2009
        *grin* That is certainly tiny!

        I have a few of those on my school notebooks that I never scan in because of lined paper (yech, lines). I usually just draw them again, if I like them that much.

        But this is just wonderful the way it is, so hey! No worries.
        • May 31, 2009
          Lined paper is shockingly easy to clean up, if you just dedicate an hour or two to it. XD I've done some awesome things on notebook paper that were worth the cleanup. I can never draw anything as good the second time around.
          • May 31, 2009
            Yes, I know how to get rid of the lines. I just don't generally think it's worth it, since most of the doodles I make on lined paper take me less time to create than the time it would take to clean them (I make them in my notebook margins during uni classes.)

            Honestly - I'm just WAY too lazy at the computer part of presentation. No matter what I do to a scan, the original will always look better... I can spend hours and hours trying to make a scan perfect, or I can spend a lot less time just making the thing internet-worthy. ;) Just ask Arkillian, she has a couple originals. Laughing
  • Jun 6, 2009
    I love this picture so damned much. First of all he's about the most interesting looking dragon around. Second because I can almost feel the texture of his skin. Third because of his expression. He manages to look like a goofball EVEN WHILE HUEG AND STOMPY. <3
    • Jun 6, 2009
      LOLOL OLD SUGARFACE. Should do a version with him and Ana being all canoodly.
      • Jun 7, 2009
        Dude. I'd love you forever. That would be ULTIMATE CUTE.

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