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I ain't gonna be easy... by hel999 I ain't gonna be easy... by hel999
I'm a romantic adventure... and I'm a reptile, too;)

This is =Vergilsparda666's character Voyd with his iguana Agave.

Usually pictures with him are kind of dark, but because of the great weather outside I wanted to paint him in a different atmosphere. The tattoos weren't that easy to do because I didn't see a clear reference for that one on the chest, I hope I didn't make too many mistakes.

I used a reference for the body - [link] by ~LinzStock - and a cloud stock for the background from cgtextures.com . Painted in Photoshop and AzPainter.
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RobinHarrison Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
wicked sweet:love:
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BeastlyBeats Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wonder if the aguana knows what he's looking at
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beachelf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
:icondennisblakeplz: Awesomeness!
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so-berauscht Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student General Artist
This artwork has been selected to be part of #TheDigitalPainting's Featured Folder and it's featured on the groups front page as well as in my personal journal here. Hope you don't mind! :aww:
ps: Please don't reply to this comment and rather reply over at #TheDigitalPainting's page or/and my journal. Thanks!
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PetiteArtisto Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow i love how this one came out :la:!! :D
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconpetiteartisto:
PetiteArtisto Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :)
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:iconmelenea:
Melenea Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is just so awesome *-*
I really like this picture :D
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Thank you!!
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MadameThenadier Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great character...love the lizzard!
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Thank you!
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GenkoFox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Epic coloring!
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Thanks!!
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:iconpasztel:
pasztel Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's very good work. Congratulations. :)
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Thank you!
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Radutron Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Another example why I love your art! Excellent!
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Thank you!!
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Wolfzero-kun Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student General Artist
WOW man
loved it and incredible Iguana
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Thank you!!
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Wolfzero-kun Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
=P
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All-These-Kiwis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
I love how you did his hair. And everything else, really<3
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Thank you!!
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LilithGiroyami Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student General Artist
OMG that's so realistic and wonderful!
Could you please do a character for me? *-*
It would be an honour
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Thank you!

I can't do it for free, but I'm always open for commissions. Check out my dA page for further info.
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LilithGiroyami Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
umm and do you accept points?? *-*
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SavageHazels Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Question... how long does it usually take you to do these drawings? The really detailed ones.
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hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Hmmm... it's hard to tell: The most detailed ones from my gallery might have taken about 30-40 hours. The ones with a moderate amount of detail but including backgrounds could be 10-15 hours. Something like this without a painted background takes less: Maybe 4-8 hours. But it always depends on how focused I am:) I'm good at wasting time by just staring at the painting because I don't know what it's still lacking etc.
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SavageHazels Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow. 30-40 hours? :o
Actually, I'm really slow with drawing anything.
But I'm hoping to get better at drawing and painting and I want to be able to do things realistically. Most of my stuff is stylistic because I'm just too lazy to do something realistically. XD
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hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Yeah, but such long times were in the beginning when it took me several weeks to finish a painting. I had to get more accustomed to the tools etc.:) Now I'm faster, but I'm also not working that detailed anymore. I also know better now where details are needed and where I can leave them out:)
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Himarithesayin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Dear Lord... I really can only say one thing. BEAUTIFUL
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Thank you!! :hug:
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HanTzu456 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
V's work is great! and this is an excellent rendition of Void!
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
V's guys are awesome, aren't they?

I'm glad you like my version of him!
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VoydKessler Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WOW. Just wow. I have never seen seen him in this light. Usually you are right that I draw him dark and macabre. I REALLY like how light he is in this. Its amazing baby. You kicked ASS on his tattoos. In that light they wouldnt be as dark as I do them. The only thing that I see is that his hair is usually fuller on top like spikier and poofier XDDDD Other than that he and Agave are perfect. I love this so much and its going on as my new desktop right now <3<3 Thankyou baby. As soon as you figure out what you want please tell me!
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hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Thank you!!! I'm so glad you like it. :heart:
I'll see if I can add some more strands of hair on top of his head, too:) And when I'm finished with that I'll also send you a temporary link to a high resolution.

And I think I've somehow figured out what I want :la: Because I have a character who is supposed to be quite tattooed, but I really suck at tattoo design. I already have something for his arm but I need something for the chest as well. So IF we imagine he's going to your guys' tattoo shop to get something awesome, I'd love to see what they (=you) come up with:D I'll collect some character references and info and note you about that. That is, if you can imagine to do that. I'll always credit you for the tattoo design of course:)
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VoydKessler Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Id love to draw him for you!!!! <3 Sounds fun!
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triochef Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colours are absolutely amazing! Great!!! :+favlove:
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Thank you!!
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Xantchawalker Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Very nice. Love that tattoo work.
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hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Thank you!
But the credit for designing the tattoos goes to *Vergilsparda666 - I'm not even sure if I painted them right:)
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Xantchawalker Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Well, you're both amazing artists!
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Philluppus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   General Artist
really wonderfull image,
the posing is done marvellously,
the colortones i find really appealing,
great work, great work

Phill
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Thank you, Phill!
I tried to do something new with the lighting...
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:iconphilluppus:
Philluppus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   General Artist
i think you succeeded,
:thumbsup:
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Astounding Power in the style an Unique Brilliants in the tattooing and Charisma of the look of him Wow!!
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Thank you!! :hug:
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MayaTakamera Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Stunning, you have improved quite a bit. I really love his expression it's really quite serene and Agave looks bloody fantastic. Nice job.

In my opinion the tattoos look well but may need a bit more shadow but given that it's set outside it may not need it. V would be able to direct you more. Still think there awesome. Good job :thumbsup:
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hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Thank you!!
Yeah, I wasn't sure how dark I could go because I have this bright backlight that didn't allow me to use pure black. But maybe I should make another layer with the tattoos and multiply it slightly over the highlights until it looks right.
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MayaTakamera Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I think it's just all about experimenting with the bright it's just the case of keeping the shadows right. Like with the way the light isn't quite hitting dead on so they'll be darker shadows around the back etc. I'm not much of an expert so I could be wrong lol :3
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Parady Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Great ligthning there !
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