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Araevin the Thaumaturge by MatesLaurentiu Araevin the Thaumaturge by MatesLaurentiu
I thought I'd never get to finish this commission, all those reflecting surfaces proved to be quite a challenge but I think I might have pulled it off. So here he is, a D&D character commissioned quite a while back but which I got to finish recently. I hope you like it.
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
What's a Thaumaturge?
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In short its just another word for "wizard" or "magician". The name translates from ancient greek as "Miracle maker".
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mturpin52 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you have a lot of pieces that I really like!!!! very inspirational stuff... giving me tons of ideas, now if I could just draw well enough right now to get them all down... digital art is a hard transition
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You get used to it. It comes as in any other field- with loads of practice. I digitally paint for years now and I'm still not used to it. :D I'm glad you like my work and thank you for the kind words. :)
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mturpin52 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no thanks needed you just keep up the great work
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I will surely try to. :)
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Brrocklon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
AAAAAMAZING!!!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it. :)
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BonzzGX Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
yeah, well it came out very well, bro!:D AWESOME drawing & skills ;P- totally agree with Tifani ^^;
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy it :)
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BonzzGX Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
welcome :D
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sannamy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Totally epic man!... But "*Tifani-Malcolm-Black " is right... Whats the level of this guy?... I do not acept less than 20.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Actually the exact description of the level of this character was "Chosen of Boccob; Archivist 5, Wizard 5, Mystic Theurge 10, Epic Mystic Theurge 1 ". And he is an epic character I'm guessing considering his stats (Str 9; Dex 22; Con 13; Int 33; Wis 19; Cha 17; Fort 8; Ref 11; Will 19; Init 6). I mean look at his intelligence!
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sannamy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Int 33... jajajajajajaa... my friends and I, usually make jokes about the super inteligent characters, with antinatural points in "knowledge (planes)"... is like:

a Wizard, with "Int 40" and knowledge(planes) + 50, his running around the town screaming: We arenīt real... Our plane is a roleplaying game... we not even exist... ahhhhhhhh!

jajajajajaja... It's like in cuthulu... too much info for a mortal. JAJAJAJAJAJAJAA
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, you are so right :lmao:
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Alkonium Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Is that the same Araevin as in The Last Mythal trilogy?
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Now that you mentioned it yes, it might be possible. The commission description guide I got for him pointed him to be a sun elf, a powerful mage and also a bit arrogant and absent minded so there is a good possibility for this to be the same character.
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JayelDraco Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
terrific outfit. I really like the mana sigils
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like them :) Love you photo manipulations too, a lot of work put in them.
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JayelDraco Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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fazzzzza Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
for me the circle brush little destroyed great picture! it could be better if you didint do it:) Elf is great:)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You know you can't argue with a client's wishes and believe it or not there is not brush there. I just had to painstakingly build everything using the circle marque and a lot of layers, the delete key and the blur filter. I will not even mention the multitude of alchemy symbols I had to research, modify, scale, rescale and rotate.
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fazzzzza Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ok ok easy. I only wrote my opinion, i think that picture would be much more better if I can focus only on a Elf, cuz this circle disturb me a little:)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Your opinion is more than welcomed, you don't have to worry :)
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fazzzzza Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
uff thats good, i thought that you are angry:)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, neah, I never get angry about this kind of things. I always appreciate a fresh perspective and everybody is entitled to his/her own opinion. We are here to share that opinion so it comes with the territory :)
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fazzzzza Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe right:D i agree:)
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Retrogamersblog Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow brilliant job, the light and shade against the background, the magical storm cloud, the chrome skin, the mind boggling amount of detail on the armor its all top notch.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks you, I'm glad you like it so :)
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow man, thats epic! I love the colors, the magic runes and the detail on the outfit! :D
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm happy with the result myself and that doesn't happen very often. Still trying to polish my color use and this was good exercise. Some friends tell me my approach to color is a bit timid and it might be indeed.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? I think your colors are fantastic! :D
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Just look at the pieces winning prices in Dominance Wars and you will see their point. People enjoy vivid and contrasting colors and I'm a fan of all the DWars winning pieces too.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :D
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For sure!
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Gknight13 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the spell effect once again AMAZING work :salute:
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I had to use quite a few of alchemical symbols on the surrounding spell representation. The vortex came easier.:)
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Tifani-Malcolm-Black Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
THIS IS AMAZING.

You can see all of your hard work REALLY paid off. The colours used compliment and work well with the character and all of the little details really scream for attention! Wonderfully done!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, you're too kind :) I can't take credit for the choice of color (well, maybe for the nuance); usually the client tells me how the character is generally dressed or what colors does he prefer. I take his description and extrapolate and try to get everything to fit together. I don't always succeed. This one proved quite challenging because his skin was reflective, his hair was reflective and his armor was reflective. But I do hope I managed it and I thank you for your kind input :)
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Tifani-Malcolm-Black Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Even still, you did a wonderful job executing what was requested and you did it flawlessly. Sometimes, if you have too much of the same thing, it can tend to be a bit over-powering.

Always happy to comment on your work. That's what I'm here for!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to drop them by :)
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