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Persistent Shadow by Lienwyn Persistent Shadow by Lienwyn
This is for *theme-of-the-week's theme Persistent Shadow, and the character is my half Swedish, half Spanish vampire Erik.

He's played against *Sjazna, then mainly during the time of the French Revolution, and is a rather nice chap to tell the truth.
He can be a bit bossy (being the Ventrue that he is) but overall he's really nice and caring. When he's not stalking you that is. Then he can be somewhat... scary.

Since he's a full breed stalker sometimes, yes. And can walk through shadows.
Thus he fits the theme, oh yes, since stalkers are very persistent mind you.

I had to sketch this one over and over again since nothing turned out as I wanted it to ;___;
So it ended up like this, even if I wanted to make it more exciting from the beginning...

And that's colouring pencils, yes. My Coloursoft and some other Derwent ones that I bought that are... well... really sticky and creamy, to the extent that my hands were black before this one was done >_>

What else to say?
Well... Erik looked really silly and young on the last picture I drew, so it feels nice that he looks more like himself now.
And... well... enjoy.
Or something >_>
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:icondkelabirath:
Dkelabirath Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
May we at #ClanVentrue please feature your piece in our gallery?
I love the red of his shirt and that charming smile.
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It might be very late to answer now since I accepted several days ago but yes, I would be honoured ^_^
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:icondkelabirath:
Dkelabirath Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you for accepting, as well, and no worries about the late reply :)
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:icontwilightlucia:
TwilightLucia Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He seems nice. : D
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
He sort of is :)
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:icontwilightlucia:
TwilightLucia Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sort of guessed that. XD

Me loves shadow-controlling peoples.
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
They are pretty awesome, yes :)
That's why I like Axl :XD:
Or... partly at least x'D
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:icontwilightlucia:
TwilightLucia Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are the BEST!! :heart:
I like him, too.
Most of him, actually. XD
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So do I :XD:
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:icontwilightlucia:
TwilightLucia Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
8D
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:icongwenthyr:
Gwenthyr Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one awesome coloring :wow: And the picture in all gives me sorta "ominous" feeling.
I don't have really much to say, but this one is instant fav ;)
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It was pretty fun to make :XD:
I kinda wanna do it again... sometime...

Well, I'm glad that you like it ;)
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:icongwenthyr:
Gwenthyr Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I was able to use my new Coloursoft as beatifuly as you did here. :hug:
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
With practice I am sure that you will ^_^
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:iconlawenta:
Lawenta Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the "shadowflames" here. Can't call them other than that :)
And his eyes are beautiful.
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you :)
I don't know what to call them either :XD:

His eyes? :O
I haven't paid that much attention to them >_>
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:iconlawenta:
Lawenta Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, even you can sometimes achieve something exceptional without trying to, right? I doubt even the old Rennaisance masters of art had such control over their paintings that nothing ever turned better than they intended it to ;)

For some reason, I love the shape... and I have a weakness for pure black eyes (as they seem to be there).
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess so :XD:

Ah... well, they are dark brown really, but seem black in most situations (since he tends to hang out on dark places, duh :XD: )
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:iconlawenta:
Lawenta Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Seeming black is good enough for me :XD:
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll remember that ;)
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:iconshideh:
shideh Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009   General Artist
...colouring pencils? :omg:
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yupp! x3
Which makes me very proud ^_^
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:iconmethanoos:
Methanoos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a different style of colouring that I'm not used to see in your art. I like it a lot =D It's sort of more messier and un-lined, if you want the exact words for it. I dunno if those are the exact words but anyhow. Words still.
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It is? :O

I DO know that I made the line art a lot lighter and thinner than normally, but that's it ^^; Although the messiness comes from the really sticky pens I guess :XD:

I am glad that you like it anyway ^_^
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Jontamar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
I just ADORE how you coloured this *w* insanely much! this 'dirty' look.. don't know if it is the colours themselves or the technique or.. but it's good :D
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^_^
It was really sticky to make x'D Those colours were everywhere!
And I think it was the pencils >_> In combination with the paper :D
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:iconjontamar:
Jontamar Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
:D
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dark-amethyst Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Student Writer
Nice. Really really nice. I like the way the colored pencils made it look. *can't decide whether they look smooth or textured, which is a weird conundrum* As ever, your picture is beautiful ^_^
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
I am glad that you like ït ^_^
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:iconskedy:
skedy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolute utter crap

:paranoid:

Yeh, I'm just joshing you. It is in fact awesome. Another one of those 'cut above the rest' pictures in my opinion. Love the colouring, its amazing considering the media you did it in. The expression is wonderful to, it really bring the character to life. I feel like this picture can stand completely independent of your description. Meaning that I an get a good feel for this character, and know there is more to him, without needing to read your description of his personality and story.

Oops....just noticed the "critique not desired" ^^;

*runs off to play in the mud*
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You watch it or I'll hit you :XD:
Those jokes can be rather terrifying :P

And... I am not sure that I understand why you think so, but thanks ^^;
Or the colouring I can understand, since I actually put some effort into it and tried to use the pens to the fullest, but the guy himself was done rather... poorly if you ask me >_>

I am glad that you like ut anyway.

And I still don't take that kind of thing like critique :XD: Critique is if you try to tell me what's wrong with it or throw dirt on it.
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skedy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a feeling you'd hit me a lot if you were able to ^^;

Well I'm not keen on the pose. But looking beyond that all those things I said were true. I think it's the face that really pulls it together though, and make me think it's good :shrug:

Yeh, I know. Technically it isn't really. A proper critique should analyse the good and the bad and then come to some sort of conclusion.

And what's wrong with dirt? Throwing dirt is fun. More so when it's wet =D
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh... no doubt about that :P

Hmm... alright. You are free to think that after all ;)

Exactly. And you mostly took the good you know :XD: Except that lousy joke at the beginning :P

And well, throwing dirt can be fun - like throwing it on another person - but throwing it as insults isn't :P
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:iconskedy:
skedy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I suppose I took the good for this work. They're others where I mostly take the bad ^^; Maybe it's kinda like a cross work critique with the conclusion that it's fun to using lousy (awesome) jokes on you :giggle:

Aw, I'd never insult you. Well not my throwing dirt, it might have ants in it afterall, and the resulting scream (and consequent beating) wouldn't be nice ^^;
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You are sooooo nice :P
(do note the sarcasm)

You being to learn it seems ;)
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:iconskedy:
skedy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a painfully slow process. I am trying though =D
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Good boy :D
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Nocturne-Kiwi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is so amazing :O I looked at it, blinked, looked again, read the artist's comments and practically fell off my chair.
Pencils?? WTH. This new kind of outcome-thing-stuff ( ^^; ) is marvelous. Different and marvelous :D
Not to mention I just like the overall picture and his expression ;P
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, for once I used good paper and good pencils :XD: It does make a huge difference ;)
The pictures I normally do - with sucky paper and sucky pens - are good, but when I have the right material... well... it becomes like this :XD:

I am glad that you like it anyway :)
It makes me happy tp hear ;)
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:icontripp-x-foxx:
Tripp-X-Foxx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is very cool 8-)
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ;)
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:icontripp-x-foxx:
Tripp-X-Foxx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anytime :D
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:icondarkdragonrose99:
darkdragonrose99 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
I like the colors! It looks very smooth...
And he looks like a very suav chap!! XD
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) I tried really hard to make the colours smooth... although it wasn't that hard since I had both good paper and pencils :XD:

He... sort of it :XD: Almost at least. Or he was :XD:
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:icondarkdragonrose99:
darkdragonrose99 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
It always helps if we have good tools! :D

Why was he?
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed ^_^

Well, he was actually King a while back, but quit when he realised that he wasn't very good at it, so now he's just working as a prison guard x'D
Not very glamorous.
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:icondarkdragonrose99:
darkdragonrose99 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Oh well it is always good to quit if your not good at something like that... XD
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, he realised that too :XD:
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:icondarkdragonrose99:
darkdragonrose99 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
So at least he's responsable!!!!! XD
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That he is - very much in fact.
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