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Aerie by temiel Aerie by temiel
Working title: "I'm a Compulsive Weirdo".

Yes, I did all that inking by hand. Yes, the left wing took me 4-5 hours. Quite frankly, I just wanted an excuse to draw Farael's pretty black wings. If the rest of him came out looking okay, it's totally a coincidence.

Pen on paper, texture/color added in PS.
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:iconjellysocks:
I love the style of this character and the period clothes he wears, the pose is well though out and drawn well, the only thing I could say is the shoulder nearest to us looks a little too big, effecting how the arm looks, although it may just be emphasised by the shoulder pads.

The attention to detail is beautiful, especially in the characters face and the colour scheme works well, the background is tied into the character through the hair while the clothes compliment each other.

The wings stand out completely on their own through the stark contrast of the black and the amount of details put into them! However I think the shading is a little heavy on the wings and this threatens to overshadow the details.
Over all a wonderful piece and a very interesting character :)
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PhantomTeacup Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Eighteenth Century? c:

I love the wings. The level of detail you put into the feathers is stunning.
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temiel Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
SERIOUS 18th-century love here. :love:

Very glad you like the wings! After I was done with all those feathers it felt like my hand was about to fall off! :rofl:
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:iconphantomteacup:
PhantomTeacup Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
<3!
I can tell you've taken the time to study the costumes of that period.

I've had artworks like that... but hey, wings are just too fun to draw. 8D
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yamicool Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
The wings look amazing i can understand the time going into them, black wings taaaaake ssssooooooo long to ink but its well worth it. ^w^ And this guy is so cute ^w^ you draw too many bishies :heart:
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temiel Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
I can't help it, I love them! :heart: I draw this guy ALL the time, he's my favorite male character. :drool: Doing those wings made my hand hurt, but they were a lot of fun. Wings are so soothing to draw.
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yamicool Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
i adore wings...probably why many of my demons from Dragon's tear have them then my twisted angel story Nocturne of angel's they have loads of wings...often multiples...soooo colouring them in or inking is a nightmare. the bad angel has 8 ^^;
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Leochi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
You are a patient person, you are!!! :D
Amazing!
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AmosandAndy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
The wings are SOOOO awesome!!
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:icontemiel:
temiel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm still really pleased with how they turned out :)
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kijonaia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any chance that you'd take a request? I really love how you draw wings and male characters, which is why I ask. ^^;
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temiel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh, I could do a request :) What'd you have in mind?
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kijonaia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was hoping you could draw my character, Hex. I haven't drawn him in a while, but here's an old pic of him. :thumb121039829: I drew it a few years ago, but that's how he looks. He's very pale with black hair and silver, cat-like eyes. The only thing I really stress about much with his eyes are the thick lines around it and the single long eyelash. Other than that, I don't really care how you draw it. lol He also has white wings and usually wears just plain blue jeans or blue jeans and a button-up shirt, but you can draw him in whatever. I just wanna see how he'd look in your style. :) And he's supposed to be a very pretty guy, by the way. XD He's good-looking. x_x Which, from what I've seen, you can draw pretty easily. :) Your guys all look good.
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temiel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
I can definitely do that. No guarantees on when, though, I've got a couple commitments already, but I should probably have it taken care of in a few weeks. I'm awfully flattered you think all my guys look good! I know I think they do, which is why I draw them that way... ;)

The thumb didn't show up, though, and it was hard to find in your gallery. Do you have a link instead? (Also, I find it awesome that two of your OCs are named Molly and Allen; I'm a Molly, and my fiance's name is Alan. :XD:)
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kijonaia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, sorry!! I didn't mean to put a thumb, I meant to put a link! D8 Sorry!!

Okay, cool! I don't really mind if it takes a while. :) I'm patient.

XDD That's so cute!! I can't wait 'til I can call my boy my fiance. :/ Oh, well. Soon. ^_^ We do plan to get married, we're just too young to. lol I doubt we'll ever find a couple with our names, though. Jessica is common, Khari, though, isn't. 8D

Actually, Molly and Allen are characters in my book. They've known each other since they were seven and end up getting married. :)
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temiel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Gaw, very cute. Best of luck to you guys :)

Could you send me the link?
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kijonaia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)

The link to what? ^^;
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temiel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
The reference picture for Hex :)
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SkyLocket Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
I like the wings ^^
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temiel Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ooh, thank you! Yeah, they took a while ;) Glad you like them!
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mitsuke246 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
he looks epic :D
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temiel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yeah, he's pretty awesome. :heart: Incredibly badass, immortal, uses a lightning sword. Can't beat that with a stick... ;)
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mitsuke246 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
haha, really cool character ^-^
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tetsuoshima Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
I agree with the critique someone posted above. If you tone the wing shading down since it pulls so much, you can add shading to the whole figure (or not) and it'd pull it all together so much better. I like it though, it's just that the wings. pull. so much.

:)
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temiel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
They certainly do. I considered monkeying around with it, but it would've taken far more time than I wanted to spend on something that I just wanted to mess around with ;) Thanks for the suggestion, though!
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tetsuoshima Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Haha, well for next time, right?
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kazumasoju Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
pretty cool
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SRudy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
oh well! thats beautiful!
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) I'm really fond of the digital-traditional hybrid myself.
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SRudy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
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cammykillerbee Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
stunning work
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! Glad you like it, and thanks for the fave :D
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cammykillerbee Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
your very welcome, im just looking through the rest of your gallery now
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Indeed, it seems like you are! Thanks in advance for any faves/comments that may result. I really appreciate it! :hug:
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lora2008 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
I don't have anything more to say to :iconjellysocks:
=jellysocks 's critique
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'll take that as a compliment, since that one was a really sweet crit to get :aww:
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lora2008 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Well, yes, i's a compliment. Good work!
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
So glad to hear it! :heart:
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Magenta-Fantasies Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
I love the wings; those must've taken a long time to draw.
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Glad you like them! :D They did indeed.
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kodachichan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Inking for five hours and still not getting a single spot on it? I admire you for just that. The rest of the drawing is also great, you really get the impression of someone with a character.
Also, I don't know what he's from and I feel I may have missed out on something.
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aw, it wasn't THAT hard, I was using a felt-tip :D I'm glad you like it. As for what he's from, he's from an original setting designed by me and my fiance, ~Arthulin. You didn't miss anything, so don't worry about it ;) All the peripheral info is for the tiny cross-section of people who actually are familiar with the setting. :) Thanks so much for the favorite!
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kodachichan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Does that mean I'll never be able to read a story about him and the rest of the characters? Menno. The looks alone are already interesting.
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh, you might, maybe someday :) I really want to do a comic of all of these guys. For what it's worth, this gallery is the master collection of the artwork I've made for Astral Arcana (though some of my characters overlap for a couple settings), and I update it ALL the time, if you feel inclined to check back for updates. :dance:
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kodachichan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
I will surely do. Or rather, I'm going to watch you. If you'll excuse me, I have to go search the button to do that.
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh yay! I love getting watches! Thanks so much, I really appreciate it! :dalove:
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kodachichan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Heh, no problem. Happy artists are a good thing. (I'm such a persistant replier)
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hafoot Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Damn those wings look brilliant! (and very time consuming haha)

Nice work!
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:icontemiel:
temiel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Och, they were definitely time-consuming! :P
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complexCity Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Very cool. Thanks for posting.
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Any time :)
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