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ATC Exchange- An Ancient Green by temiel ATC Exchange- An Ancient Green by temiel
My card for this month's #ATC-Exchange: ~skardash's gorgeous Malachai. (I'm coming to wonder whether everyone on the internet has a male character named that, or some variation thereof... ;)) This was her first month doing an exchange with us, so I hope she's pleased! I've never done one of these for someone I actually know in real life before. :D

If you're curious about the title: ~skardash's work-in-progress, Harbinger, takes place in a desert world long after an apocalyptic event that exterminated most of the plant life on the planet. Malachai is a surviving remnant of the ancient days, so he would know what green looked like in nature... at least, once upon a time. ;)

3.5"x2.5"; Micron pen, watercolor, colored pencil, and gel pen on bristol. Malachai and Harbinger ~skardash.
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hy22 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
well done, classic in simplicity and pose. I'd like to see this warrior full length
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aww5075 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
My favorite images. Native settings - figures in loincloths.
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temiel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Huhu, what's not to like, right? ;) I'm very glad you like it!
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ATCs-By-Faeorain Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Stunning work!
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temiel Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :heart: So glad you think so! :hug:
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Igloinor Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
3.5"x2.5"?!!!! And so many details on it?! Ur a monster! How long do U usually draw stuff like this?
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Lol, yes... :rofl: It actually doesn't take too long to do pieces like this because they're so small, so it's a nice way to work if you just feel like you want something to be DONE. :D This one I was able to finish in just a couple of hours, but sometimes they're even faster than that.
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Igloinor Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh cool! But as I've said, so much detailed!
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SorenLetore Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Oh wow, he's so pretty and musclely :) I love his expression.
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :heart: I'm glad you do. He was a ton of fun to draw... :love:
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TheCursemaster Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Ooooh, girl, I really LOVE how you use watercolors :love: You're awesome :love:
And he sure is sexy, geheheh :drool: His face covered by the mask... aaaah, so fascinating :heart:
Wonderful work as usual! :tighthug:
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, thank you! :heart::heart: Watercolor is pretty tricky, it took me YEARS of practice to even get this good. :XD: And yessss, I think he's SUPER-sexy, so I was really glad I got to do him for this exchange! The mask is actually a big black facial tattoo, which is somehow EVEN HOTTER. :drool:
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Desertfire Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010   General Artist
Gorgeous!!!! :wow:
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :heart: Glad you like it!
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silvermoon822 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i love his hair! it reminds me of redlance from Elfquest! great work! love the color combo!
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I don't know Elfquest really well, but I definitely am fond of his hair color. ;)
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silvermoon822 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
its a very nice red-orange! keep up the great work!
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Larissa-Bright Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've noticed a load of Malachis, too - must be a popular name, though I had not heart it until your Malachi. Nicely sized and composed, you do a lot with the space.
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :heart: It's been a while since I did a good old-fashioned ATC, so it was nice doing it again. :D And yeah, it's a surprisingly popular OC name, ESPECIALLY for bastardly guys! ;) Which is funny, because it's a biblical name derived from the Hebrew word for "angel". :rofl: [link]
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LeoNeal-CP Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, very nice, love that u included an explanation for the title-her story sounds really cool =)
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D Yeah, I really like what I've seen of Harbinger so far. She's working on getting the comic available soon, but I've read the prologue. She's a fairly new friend, and one of the best things about new art friends is getting familiar with their characters and story. Because, you know, everyone totally has one! ;)
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LeoNeal-CP Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Totally! X3
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Asarea Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very handsome ... :) but a guy with this name must be a hottie :D no way to have something else ^^
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Huhu, thank you! :D And yes, I agree. It seems like people with that name MUST be attractive, and more likely than not, they're also a COMPLETE BASTARD. :rofl:
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Chenria Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so hot in that outfit :heart: what more can I say? :giggle:
Awesome ATC :love:
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Whee, thank you! :heart: And yes, I toootally agree. He's hot in his normal outfit too, but this one just shows off so much skin! :drool:
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jitsumi1221 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow, gorgeous O.O and this time hes not stomping scorpions :P pleasant change for him methinks?
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
I THINK SO, YES. ;) Of course, I don't know if there's anything saying he wouldn't be at this time either (well, in this picture he's not wearing shoes, so that may put a damper on that particular pastime). :giggle:
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skardash Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
No scorpions at all - you'd be so surprised with his back story and personality! One day I may get to the prequel side of things, heh~
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jitsumi1221 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'd love to see that
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GargoyleGoddess21 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oooh!! This turned out really nice! I bet it's gorgeous in person!
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, thanks so much! :heart: I really do like how it looks in person- the scan is actually surprisingly true to how it looks in RL, which is a pleasant change- normally my scans come out a little on the blue or pink side. >_<
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh . . . very nice!
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skardash Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
As I said over in your sketch thread on PE - SO PERFECT. Thank you so much. I really appreciate your care and consideration in keeping him true to his character even though it was during another time. I really adore the color gradiation in the sky - it works so well with the green in the trees and grass.

It's funny, in my head I never pictured him having the facial markings back in these days but it works so well with the design you've done for him. He definitely won't have the bandit mask, but some sort of markings are going to be in his design, yes yes. I can't wait to see this in the flesh so to speak!

Thank you so very much. : )
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
YAAAAY! (Sorry it's taking me so long to reply to this, I'm trying to power through as much as I can of this damned inbox!) I'm SO glad he works as your boy. :love: I was afraid the pose wasn't overly expressive... it actually dawned on me that a SURPRISING amount of my ATCs use that hand-on-shoulder pose! :rofl: But I did attempt, at least. OH MALACHAI. :faint:

No, totally, facial markings ftw!! May I recommend three white dots in the spots where the "open" areas on his bandit mask are? It'd give him the same sort of design. Ooooor you could of course do something completely different. ;)

Let me know whenever you want it, next time I see you I can bring it along. :dance:
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kpcosplay Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Student Photographer
Wow! I'm in love with the colors, from the skin tone to the beautiful sunset colors plus his profile is gorgeous. <3 Verrry nice job! ~
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D Yeah, I have such a thing for elegant profiles, it's ridiculous. :XD: I'm so glad you like iiiiit... :heart:
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windyautumnmoon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Beautiful, I like the pose and the background.
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deppfan85 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
::blink::

Holy crap... I didn't figure anybody else knew that spelling of the name.
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Indeed! :D "Malachi" is much more common because it's the accepted Biblical spelling, but the other's definitely legitimate (plus, it has the bonus of including chai in it. Mmmm... chaaaaai. :drool:).
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deppfan85 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I know! My Malachai got teased about it a bit in the motorcycle club he's in. Doesn't help he has tea colored skin! LOL

I know I got the spelling from Children of the Corn, so yeah, it's legitimate...-ish?
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Estic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh how neat! I love his pose and the sunset colors behind him.
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D The sunset was so much fun, it's been a long time since I've had that much success with a wash. :nod:
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lizspit Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010   Digital Artist
Oh I love the title! It's perfect and reflects so much on the storyline! This came out awesome, and your scanner didn't hurt it much! I guess i should see the IRL version.
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
AWESOME!! Thank you!! :D Man, I was totally hoping it would, I really wanted to do something that fit with the storyline. :heart: The scan took some tweaking to get the color right, but surprisingly, yeah, it wasn't too bad! (Though I do think some of that is the fact that I saved it at a pretty low resolution, which always makes stuff look better. ;)) The RL version looks really nice, and I'm sure you'll see it eventually, I'm going to give it to Stacey next time I see her. :D
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LadyGhostDuchess Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is extremely breath taking!!
The tones you used in this image is so strong and bold. I love all the browns :D The pose is just wonderful. You did a really great job
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D I don't tend to use a lot of earth tones when I work traditionally, but it really seemed to fit for this particular image. Glad you like! :heart:
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LadyGhostDuchess Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It did! It fit it very well!
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