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Vitrum et Cruor by temiel Vitrum et Cruor by temiel
I needed some more Younger Leland. :3 Woad paint + someone else's blood + shirtless= happy me. :nod:

That GIANT CHEST SCAR is something he doesn't have anymore by the time he meets Claris, but it is a very, VERY old wound from back when he was fighting Roman Inconnu in the 380s as a new baby vampire, and he got impaled through the heart and left out for the sunrise. (In White Wolf, getting staked doesn't kill a vampire, it just immobilizes them and puts them in torpor, so this could've turned out VERY bad for him.) His sire saved him in time, but that little encounter has caused a LOT of residual bitterness between Leland and Mithras, the big important guy who speared him, who's been the ruling vampire prince of Britain for centuries. They... don't get along, really. Since Mithras could very easily stomp Leland into the ground if he got all belligerent with him, and Leland has a hard time NOT getting belligerent (especially with people with whom he has residual bad blood), it's generally best if they avoid each other. :XD: Fortunately, things between them have chilled out enough that Leland and Mithras can at least live in the same city now. :rofl:

But yeah. Backstory unnecessary; enjoy the shirtlessness. :strip:

Textures from ZenTextures and CGTextures; brushes by *DeviantNep, ~green-eyed-butterfly, and from this tutorial [link]
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inspired-imaging Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
this is great....!
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temiel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad you like it, this was definitely a fun one. :eyes:
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Dwenda Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, this just came up again as a DELICIOUS SURPRISE. Wooooad. I have an urge to draw Cad and Leland being all tribal and blood-spattered now...though I think Leland will always look so much more dignified, ESPECIALLY next to Cadfael and his nest of hair XD
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temiel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lol, Leland looks dignified next to a LOT of people. (Cormac springs to mind... QUIT YER PHILOSOPHISIN'! :rofl: Ilu for that...) AND YES OMG IF YOU DO THIS I WILL LOOK AT IT AND I THINK I MAY DIE. :faint: I'm strongly lobbying for this prospect. DO EEEET. :drool:
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solfieri Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Woad paint + blood + shirtless + HUGEASS SCAR SQUEEE = ECSTATIC MEEEE! :iconimpervyplz:

I'm reading tidbits about your new story scattered here and there, and the characters seem really interesting! I LOVE settings on the early Middle Ages (oh well, I like the late Middle Ages too. And Renaissance, and Enlightenment, and...), and combining this with vampires is something I've never seen!

Leland has just recruited himself a new fangirl! :iconiloveitplz: I love the confidence in his eyes, really hot! *_*
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temiel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
YEAAAAAAAAAAAH!! :iconunfplz: Exactly the effect I was hoping for. Blood, woad, shirtless, scars? SIGN ME UP FOR THIS NONSENSE, PLZ. All things I enjoy to a rather shameful degree. :drool:

AHHH I'm very glad you're digging the characters, they're... kind of my present obsession. ^^; I'm loving being able to do direct historical referencing (which I do with Astral Arcana on occasion, but everything in that has SUCH a different feel) and deal with a character that's... a lot less up-front than Rian is. :stupidme: It's a very, very nice break, and I'm becoming FAR too fond of these guys, it's a little terrible. :cries: I haven't really worked with a medieval setting before, at least in a less-sanitized less-fantasy context. Eventually we're going to stretch this into the Renaissance AND the Enlightenment and... possibly later. I'm not at all sure where it's going after that. But I'm excited to find out, because I'm really enjoying it. :3
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aryiana Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
:D Backstory is never unnecessary!!

Thank you for the yummy picture oogle.....

The backstory sounds interesting, is the whole thing set in Britian?

Can i also ask about White Wolf? Have i completly missed what that is - this is quite likely as i have no brain right now :D

p.s. love the tattoos!!
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temiel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hehe, glad you like the tats! Not permanent, though. Gotta dig woad paint. :heart::heart: So far, the whole thing's been set in England, yeah. Claris doesn't happen along until the 1170s, but Leland's been kickin' around what was then Northumbria since the 380s. In game-time, it's been over a decade since Claris was turned, and I have no idea how much longer they're going to stay in London (which is where they're living. Together. :love:). I know eventually they're going to go other places, but I can be patient. Sometimes. :giggle:

WHITE WOLF. Sorry, I forget that not all my watchers are tabletop gamers, so throwing around publisher and setting names doesn't automatically ring bells for everyone. :XD: White Wolf is just the company that publishes the World of Darkness setting books, which include Vampire, Werewolf, Mage, Changeling and a couple others. So when I refer to White Wolf or WoD vampires being a certain way, I just mean that in the continuity of that setting they're this way (werewolves and changelings in particular are really, really different in the older-edition White Wolf games than they are in traditional lore). Hope that explains anything and didn't just make it worse! ;)
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aryiana Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Woad paint is brilliant, especially because i have a soft spot for spirals lol.

:D i had to ask about England cause i live in the modern version but wish i could have just glimpsed it as it once was, in glory rather than whatever it is now!!
I seriously think i was born in the wrong century!!
Aw, i love that they live together....makes me wanna bounce for some reason ?? :dance:

No you have made sense there, thanks for explaining. I think it is useful really because there are so many variation on the vampire story and legend (ignoring the most recent and ridiculous of the lot) that things could get confusing if the distinction is not made. Thanks again my dear :hug:
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Lumaris Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I'm really enjoying all the sketches and learning about these new characters. xD Leland and Claris are sweet <3
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temiel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
OMG, I'm so glad. :la: I'm having a ton of fun with drawing them, so I'm glad they're getting a decent reception. :heart: (For the record, I'm having fun following your new babies tooooo, I'm just terrible at commenting in a timely fashion lately!! :huggle:)
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raka-raka Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Lol! Itotally quote your not-bg comments! XD
Leiland the barbarian!!! Go Lei, go! XD
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temiel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hurhur, Leland makes quite a fetchingly barbaric barbarian. I think. :eyes:
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LeoNeal-CP Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Loovee the coloring here, and he looks hooott! lol I love his tattoos also, pure sexiness and I love his look too, haha great lines. ;)
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temiel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
YAY, thank you!! :love: I'm so glad he looks hot. The beat-up, scarred and bloodied look isn't for everyone, of course... but I think it suits him quite nicely. :eyes:
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LeoNeal-CP Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I likey-you did a good job posing him too ;)
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TheCursemaster Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Uuuuuh, cool *0* The scar's really realistic *v* :heart: And... yeah, the shirtlessness is veeeery appreciated ==b
Geheheh XD
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temiel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Scar tissue is DAMN hard to draw properly, and doubly so if it's on a dead guy, so I'm glad you think it looks okay! :D

Shirtlessness yesssss. I think Leland should do this more often. Boy has a totally bangin' body, he should show it off! :strip:
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Igloinor Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
He looks so IN ACTION, or okay, not in action, after the action. This shirtlessness is not working without the backstory, trust me. But now, I'm begging U to draw some comic pages with all those characters!
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temiel Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha, lol, I'm terrible at ACTION! :XD: The best I can manage is RIGHT BEFORE or RIGHT AFTER. :giggle:

You're actually totally making me want to mess around with comic pages with these guys. I daresay it'd be a LOT easier than with Astral Arcana, since the setting isn't nearly as fantastical and there aren't aliens and monsters everywhere. :D Lots of human figures, I can actually do! ;)
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Igloinor Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I can hardly wait for comics pages with those charas!
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windyautumnmoon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Very smexy =D. Love the woad paint.
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temiel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
I thank you! :love: This was a TON of fun, between the manbits and the blood and the paint. :drool: Glad you like!
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Caroline-DG Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student Filmographer
:drool: Oh.My.God. I am completely speechless.:jawdrop: He is so very very muscled.:wow: *strokes his belly* :heart:
Yay for the blood and body paintings!! :boogie: He looks sooooooo handsome there, dear Leland.:XD: :love:
That scar looks painful though.:hmm: I wouldn't have wanted to stand in his shoes when that happened.:O
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temiel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
AAAAAAH thank you!! :D And yes, under that frumpy medieval clothing he actually has a really nice body. At least, I imagine he would. I could pet those abs all night long. :drool: I'm so glad you like how this turned out! I really had to seize the opportunity to use blood AND paint on one body. :eyes: And yes, I imagine the getting of that scar was quite dreadful. I believe he recalls it as feeling "like mortal death". :cries: Not great, then. ;)
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Tilinka Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Totally digging the woad and the pictish spirally bits. I am such a sucker for well placed spirals.
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TracyLeeQuinn Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
*purrrrrrr*
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SorenLetore Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
He's so smexy. I love all the markings. ^_^
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Chenria Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh look at this handsome example of man :drool: he looks really hot and wild and sexy :giggle:
Great job!
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temiel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
EEEE, thank you! :D I have to say, I really do dig Leland when he's being a little "wild". Sorta like Farael... very calm in general, but could absolutely tear some shit up if he felt so inclined. :giggle:
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skardash Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Well hello! That's nice, haha.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I would like to leave a real comment, but this is all that I've got:

deliciousdeliciousdelicioucdelicious

His face. (And hair.)
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temiel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
:rofl: Oh man, that was the best comment EVER. :love: I am VERY VERY pleased with this result. Thank youuuuu~! :heart::heart:
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
XDDDD
<3!

You're absolutely welcome, darlin'~
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bhudicae Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
"...Backstory unnecessary; enjoy the shirtlessness...
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<stares, drooling just a little...>

b-backstory? there was a backstory there?? :horny:
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temiel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hehe, that's why I put that in there!! ;) TOTALLY unnecessary to the central point of the pic, it's just auxiliary info. :giggle:
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bhudicae Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
heeheehee...:giggle: you just make the preeetiest, man-candiest boys!! :drool:

you're also gettin me interested in playing Vampire the Masquerade...my hubby thanks you! lol :rofl:
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temiel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
I thank you. :love: AND YESSSS, play it play it!! It's a TON of fun. Alan and I are using the Dark Ages sourcebook for our game so far, but eventually we're probably going to bring it up to modern day. It took me ages and ages and AGES to convince him to want to run a VtM game, since he's had this idea in his head for AGES that if you're going to play a vampire game the player characters HAVE to be evil. NOT THE CASE, obviously. ;)
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bhudicae Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Vampires have a bad rap...there are vampire characters in my CoH super group who are heroes! :D here's a pic of one of them with her elven-blooded Irish...uhm..."snack cake" :rofl:

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(btw, if anyone seeing that pic recognizes the lineart, please drop me a name...I dont know where I got it, and I want to give proper credit! thnx!)
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh . . . very nice! :giggle:
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temiel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hrhrr, I thank you. :meow: This was a TON of fun. Manchest, yayyyyy~:heart:
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t:

I need to get better at the man chest ;P
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winterelf86 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE woad warriors :love:
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temiel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
YESSS, me toooo. :eyes: Something about painted warriors, it's just entirely awesome. :heart:
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Professor-Kirby Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the blue paint designs :)
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temiel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank youuu, they were a ton of fun. I'm such a sucker for that whole ancient-Celtic woad paint look, it's totally where Trean's tats came from. :XD:
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Professor-Kirby Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I pretty much just love anything celtic :D
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Voodoo-kiss Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
ohhhhh yehhhh moar man-andy stufff!!!!!
YAY for smexy body paint!
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temiel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
YESSSSSS IT IS THE BEST THING. :love: I figured it was about time I did a decent mancandyish Leland picture, goodness knows I imagine him like this enough. :faint:
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010   General Artist
Whoa. :O


:love:
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