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Zarkin by MatesLaurentiu Zarkin by MatesLaurentiu
Zarkin is a pissed off wizard using the tight spaces of the dungeon he's exploring to wreck havoc amongst the minions of the place. Another d&d commission successfully closed. :)

Texture on the wall on the right from Isan-Stock: [link]
Texture on the left arch, FantasyStock: [link]

Check them both out, they have awesome stock images and textures. :)
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:iconmanwiththemetalarm:
ManWithTheMetalArm Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
You gotta love pyromancers :D
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How can you not, they're always on fire. At parties, they are the fire starters. And when they love, they love with a fire within. :D
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bigton Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Yer welcome for the fave, friend! Your art is always a pleaser. I apologize for not commenting on yours or my page, I just wanted to see this piece again! :)
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No need to worry, I appreciate the fave and the comment. Thank you for all the kind words.:)
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:iconacenbeaky:
ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
If I run out of fireballs, I have a crossbow. If I run out of magic, I have bolts of another kind...
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well said. He also has a big knife and a few alchemical helps too. :D
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:iconacenbeaky:
ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
It's good to have back ups.
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Never leave home without them.
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:iconth3-almighty-b:
Th3-Almighty-B Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   Writer
I love how you've even put the tiny sparks coming from the fireball. Another epic piece of art!
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm never satisfied with the way I do fire but sparks - thats something always present in fire that gives it a bit of extra action. :)
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Th3-Almighty-B Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   Writer
I think both were great!
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:iconkoyannn:
koyaNNN Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooow
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like him. :)
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:icondunklematerie:
DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
EPIC B-)
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it. :)
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:iconodwynne:
Odwynne Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Wow! This is impressive. You did a fantastic job showing the spell in process both hands showing the fire of the spell. I also like how positioned his bandoliers holdings his knives for easy access.
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My knife position depends greatly on how the character fights. Some would rather have the knife at the back, some in the boots, some on the leg or forearm. I thought for a wizard, a frontal position is the best choice as he might use it not only as a weapon, but as a tool also, to gather reagents for his spells.
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Tifani-Malcolm-Black Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Looks very feisty!
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In the descriptions the client mentioned at the moment of casting the spells, the characters taunts his enemies and swears at them. So yeah, you could say he's feisty. :D
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:iconole-ingvar:
Ole-Ingvar Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice flashlights :D
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just something I threw on about.:P
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:iconeveqi:
Eveqi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
He is so HOT! Yep, fire mages :P I enjoy the light and colors here and his awesome look :wow: You made an uncommon robe again.. I haven't seen such a fantastic design before :clap: Hopefully the liquid around isn't an acid and he either knows a good spell to clean it or a powerful laundry detergent :D
And you've used the textures perfectly - I wouldn't recognize it's not a photo :shocked:
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Evi. No, the liquid is not acid, just stale water. I know nowadays people push for extreme designs in clothing but I chose to keep close to things people could really wear. At least it might help with cos play costumes if thats the case. :P
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Oh, that would be awesome to wear such a costume :P And I know what you mean - the higher level in MMO, the less wearable.. the character would need a lot of agility and strength to move in it :D
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:iconlorkar:
Lorkar Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow this is an excellent top notch fantasy artwork! this is class.
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words, I'm glad you like it. :D
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:iconlorkar:
Lorkar Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome, any fantasy fan will love this as well.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Its good to hear that, thank you. :)
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:iconlorkar:
Lorkar Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Y'ar welcome :}
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:iconwafflechip:
WaffleChip Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think he is also very angry because he has to walk through all that dirty probably smelly sewer water..:D
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Plus they got blood and ashes on his favorite robe. :P
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:iconwafflechip:
WaffleChip Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess that would make any self respecting wizard go into a frenzy.:D
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Or, with less flame and more cutting edge, considering the environment, into a blood bath. :P
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DragonGuy42 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Wow, that's awesome!

I feel like most action scenes are overly cluttered and jumbled. Granted, sometimes that's the effect you want.
I like how this has such a simple composition, but still gets all the details right. :)
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, it supposed to have burning bodies around him initially but the client's budget was a bit too small for that so we went with the focus just on the main character and I made all I could to imply enough for the people to make up the rest with their imagination. :)
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PoldalleLovesnare Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE the lighting in this one!!!!
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Three sources of light bouncing around on different surfaces. It was challenging but fun at the same time. :)
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PoldalleLovesnare Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I can imagine! I'm not good with light and shadow but have been foolish enough to try to figure out multiple light sources a couple of times...it's not easy! lol!
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Actually establishing the light sources was pretty easy, bouncing them around on different mediums and texture was actually the hard part. :D
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:iconpoldallelovesnare:
PoldalleLovesnare Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol ok well you got me there, it's more the effects of the lighting that is the more difficult thing
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You have to keep trying 'tho, it becomes fun after a while. :P
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:iconpoldallelovesnare:
PoldalleLovesnare Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I need to learn and keep practicing ^^;
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:iconmaestro74:
Maestro74 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i hope those boots are waterproof...or slimeproof or whatever..
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wll, I made his boots out of nicely tanned leather, well greased with goose fat and with an added water proof magic enchantment. :)
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Daniel-AV666 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Out of curiosity, what spell is he using, Meteorites or Fireball?
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Its Fireball. I would have represented Meteorites like some kind of inter dimensional vortex from which smaller but more fire balls would have crashed from above. :)
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Daniel-AV666 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see, awesome. Though I didn't mean that one, I thought about eh... Well, I don't know if you've played Baldur's Gate II, but there is a spell that creates small meteors that the spellcaster can hurl forward and it looks kind of like that; they appear on the caster's hand and he just throws them.

As for the interdimensional vortex, that'd actually look pretty neat.
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I played Baldur's Gate but it was very long time ago and I don't remember all the spells. :) The way I imagine it could destroy whole platoons, even towns. :D
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DragonGuy42 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Yeah, I feel like using anything with the word "meteor" in a small enclosed space would be a... bad idea.
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:iconmateslaurentiu:
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not that "fireball" is less catastrophic. I remember when I used to play d&d and these things had radius and splash zones and misfire chance.:D
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