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Arael Graufhin by MatesLaurentiu Arael Graufhin by MatesLaurentiu
She's young, she's beautiful and she's a psionic fighter. Do not scoff at her, she can look down on you from her six feet of height. She's got amber eyes and her facebook status is "Happy to be back home in Baldur's gate".
Yet another d&d character portrait, freshly finished.
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galadwen85 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
OMG, I never knew you were on DA, or I would have come sooner to thank you ^^" it was a gift so i didn't know. I know it's been a while but THANK YOU, it's the most wonderful picture i could ever have hoped for, I love everything about it, all the tiny details (the arms!)...so perfect,  you truly got her :) it's also kind of strange to have her "in public" and read comments on a character that's so intimate to me-but they're nice so i'm really happy. Btw, the tattoo was a magical one and yes there's a bunch of background stuff about it XD
--Arel (the real one)(sort of XD)
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm on DA for a few years now and its been both my surprise and my pleasure to find many of my past clients around here. So far, all of them held good memories of my commissions and still enjoy the art I made for them and its a constant reminder why I started doing this. 
I'm very glad to know your character is so dear to you and that my work on illustrating her has proved worthy of memory and an enjoyment reason for you. :) 
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:iconthetwistedangel:
TheTwistedAngel Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing piece of artwork! Well done!
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I try my best to depict whatever my clients throw at me. Its not always easy but I enjoy a challenge once in a while. :)
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mocha-zeid Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
so cheering : ) ♥
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad it brings such a good mood to you. :)
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:iconlemonraptor:
Lemonraptor Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
See [link] for a mention of this art as some of the inspiration for my latest work.
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, thanks a lot, I'm very glad to know this inspired you and I'm honored to be featured in your blog. :D
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Lemonraptor Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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Lemonraptor Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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Zarnitunes Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What a brilliant picture! Particularly how you've done the sea.
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words. :) Actually I take any chance I get to train my water painting skills, I don't think I'm that good at it. But I'm really glad you like how this one ended. :)
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MaxSilverHammer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Beautiful!! I love it when artist show women of strength!

xox,
Julie
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
There are women of strength everywhere. Its just the strength that differs from one to another.
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SLefor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I featured this in my journal [link] :)
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow... thank you! Much appreciated :)
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Searleit Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Really, really nice :)
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goldfishkang Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful character portrait! Her pose and expression say so much about her personality :heart: I really admire the details you put into this, they must have taken lots of time and effort ;u; like the shapes of her muscles, the texture of her tunic... I love ittttt :heart::heart:
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You might be surprised to find out it didn't took as long as you might expect :) I use a couple of custom brushes which give me a fast result on clouds and details like waves foam and drops splashing around. The same with the chain mail - I just built myself a custom brush and used a couple of layers and a few passes to build up the detail in the chainmail. Now the engraving on the other hand are much more time consuming. The shield and the engravings on the armor too me much more time than all the other things combined.
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goldfishkang Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ohhh I see, haha I never got the hang of custom brushes so maybe that's why your style seems so new to me ^^; Yeah I've definitely tried doing engravings before, and there are A LOT of things to consider o.0 the grooves, highlights along the edges, shadows... eurgh X3
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
And if you're doing reflective surfaces like gold, silver and gems you have also to consider the reflected light, reflections, scattered light and so on. Its hard, but the result sometime looks so good it worths the time :D
As for custom brushes, they are incredibly easy to create and adjust to fit your need. You should try it.
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:icongoldfishkang:
goldfishkang Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the tips, I'll keep those in mind! :D
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad if I could help :)
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the background and the colors! Nice pose as well! "D
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I just wanted a relaxed pose in which the character could seem to take in from afar the approaching harbor and her home.
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! You did a great job! :D
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lokkenShadow Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ! That's just amazing !
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:) Glad you like her.
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Ravenwolfe0 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Absolutely Beautiful!
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Ravenwolfe0 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Welcome my friend :D
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Txusjfuentes Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work, Very beautiful.
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Maestro74 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awesome!
love the details and scenery!
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I tried to give the sensation of light and wind in a warm, summer day. I'm glad you like it :)
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Maestro74 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
it was great,i just started drawing..but too bad i seem to be better on cartoon style.
wish i could do my characters more real,ill practice and see where it gets me!
but i got a long way to go ,if i ever get there..hehe!
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A lot of people dig the cartoon style, me included. And its a good platform to start towards more realistic drawing. You just need to practice. Keep at it :)
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etpgames Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colors in this image are gorgeously done!
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I tried to keep them as vivid as possible without being too flashy :)
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etpgames Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you pulled it off with style, most definitely!
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wheresmytea Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As usual, I LOVE all the details in the armour, clothes, and setting, but MAN that sea/sky-scape is incredible! I can't help thinking she's looking the wrong way :D I mean that blue sky, calm sea... so pretty I want to be there.

And I want her boots. Hur. The tattoo however... oh honey no. She got it as act of rebellion when she was fourteen, didn't she? :D
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm guessing after maybe months or weeks at sea, the harbors of Baldurs Gate were a welcomed sight. Especially when you have been gone for long and you missed your home.
The tattoo is the client's choice as are the directions for many of the nice things you liked. I'm thinking there is a story behind that tattoo but I don't know it. Thank you for all your kind words and for your input :)
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Flaxblossom Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture immediately made me think of Dragon Age II's character Isabella. :rofl: Totally awesome! :D
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I don't think she is by far as wild and lascivious as the beautiful buccaneer from Dragon Age 2. :D I loved that character the first moment I've seen her beat the crap out of those two guys at the tavern :D
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Flaxblossom Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
But you have to admit she's got that appraising look that Isabella gets! I bet there's a man out on the rigging of a ship passing by. ;)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Might be, who knows :D
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Flaxblossom Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Needless to say, very well done :)
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ixris Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all the texture, especially in her shift/dress/tunic/armor/purpley thing (That must've taken forever!). Also, your clouds are fantastic and totally believeable. I love all the little details in everything - this is just great.

My only criticism is that the nearer flock of seagulls looks depressingly flat compared to everything else that's so full of texture and shading, even though it's equally far away. :shrug: Otherwise, this is just lovely. Great work!
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your honest input. Much appreciated. I will take a second look at those seagulls and try to fix that. Wouldn't want to spoil such a perfect impression :D
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ixris Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Your improvement looks awesome - they seem so much like they belong there now. Great fix!
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