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Ilien d'Emriel by vtas Ilien d'Emriel by vtas
Featured in Necromancia Versus Collective art book with a bunch of other amazing artists!

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SO FINALLY I posted this for real haha (cropped from the full version, cause otherwise the details would be too small) and this thing took me FOREVER. I started it about half-a-year ago from grayscale as an experiment and couldn't ever finish. It was horrible and painful and I tried so many times to move on but apparently my brain has difficulty working with grayscale or doing details, so it was like pulling teeth from the start. But after a long hiatus of RL business and no drawing anything at all, I finally sat down (about 2 months ago), and determined to finish this - NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I would have to redraw and redraw - and ended up not eating and drawing for 24 hours straight (then had dinner), then drew more. Began 8pm on a Friday evening, stopped sometime in the morning on Sunday. And the only way I could bring myself to finish was to scrap the whole starting from grayscale idea and skip to color from the start (yeah I'm slow apparently). I'm washing my hands of this thing, despite the many little things I'm still not satisfied with (FYI, for those curious - I had the most trouble with his neck jewel, redrew it maybe 23 times, and am still unsatisfied with it. 2nd difficult was his scar -which I redrew maybe 17 times- and shoulder armor ~15. Easiest was his billowing sleeve - finished that incredibly fast in maybe 1 hr and it's my favorite part, which goes to show the unfortunate inverse relationship of everything in this image...). Honestly I've learned my lesson - nothing is perfect, EVER. I'm grateful to the friends who were around (=caephuier, =winnietehpoohie, *Illycia, ~Loosty, and others) for listening to my endless raging and ranting and hatred) and who were able to encourage me to finish this awful monster.

Inspired by this amazing artist: :iconrabbiteyes:
Ilien basic design:

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:iconpiimocial:
Piimocial Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love his costume !
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:icondarksapphiredrop:
darksapphiredrop Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Gorgeous! Fantastic lighting!
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:icongokinka:
Gokinka Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
clothes are beautifully rendered :)
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconliyaperfidious:
liyaperfidious Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
This looks too great!
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconliyaperfidious:
liyaperfidious Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
You're welcome))
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:iconfictiun:
fictiun Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous.
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpureverve:
pureverve Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   Digital Artist
I love your work, keep it up :D
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your support!
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:iconlainykins:
lainykins Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Holy of holies, batman!! This is freaking awesome, hun!! I-- I can't-- I just wanna touch all his fine clothes hnnnnn oh my geez! :iconcryforeverplz: :iconflyingheartsplz:


 


 Seeing this-- now I wanna actually do something for my little bastard of a priest!! Lol!!


 


 Awesome work-- the details are just-- hng-- my god. :icongyaaplz:

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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heyy lainy! Thank you so much >3<! e;lkjasdf YES ITS BEEN SO LONG //rolls
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:iconeirlude:
eirlude Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
those details!
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They killed me, but thank you!
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:iconianessom:
ianessom Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   Digital Artist
cool work, i like it :)
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconpaperiz:
PaperIz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so absolutely gorgeous. Your hard work definitely paid off. Clap You're so talented, it's unbelievable!
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I learned some lessons with this one, that's for sure xD
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:iconpaperiz:
PaperIz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's the thing with a challenge, it usually makes you better because of it!
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:icontsukiiyo:
Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job ♥
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icontsukiiyo:
Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a pleasuuure ♥
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:iconteralilac:
teralilac Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super beautiful bun bun! *touches all the details* I really love all the colors *Q* 
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you teraa :iconbrohugplz:

funny thing about the colors - they used to be blue/white LOL darksidetookover
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juuhanna Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh as soon as I saw this I thought of Rabbiteyes' works! But it's still original and in your style, of course! Your hard work really paid off, this is such a lovely painting! :heart:
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Yes, his things el;kasjdf so much detail @_@
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Very cool Wow!
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcaephuier:
caephuier Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YELLS ILIEN LOOKS GREAT AS USUAL REAPER UNGh
and oh man you sure did work hard on this i'm so glad you got it done though it looks aAMZINg yes it does <3333 i admire your patience omg
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your support bby :iconbrohugplz: alkjeasdf I admire my own patience -- NEVERDOINGTHISAGAIN /shot
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:iconcaephuier:
caephuier Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aNYTIME LOVE WINK S <3333 
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:iconskhasia:
Skhasia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing, i love the way you did it, and the colors are georgeous too *O*
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconfangelsi:
fangelsi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice <3
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlil-muse:
Lil-Muse Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Amazing!  All your hard work definitely shows :)
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconvyndicare:
Vyndicare Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yay! More artwork of awesomeness! I love the gold coloring in this!
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Metallic things are particularly hard :)
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:iconvyndicare:
Vyndicare Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I could imagine so. It still turned out pretty great, though! :D
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