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Mercenary by Heyriel Mercenary by Heyriel

What can I say, I love 'dem hawt animal-ppl and men with long hair. :evillaugh:

Drew this at school in an actual Sketchbook for once (oh wonder) and he's turned out a bit slouchy I'm afraid. But whatevs, miles better than any of the previous ref-less humanoids, so I'm gonna count it as a success! :dummy: I got ideas for other professions/species to illustrate; It'd be a series of sorts, but in the end it's unlikely any of them will get done. Maybe the thumbnails will be uploaded with the next sketchdump? Hm. Y u do this to me life?! Aaaaand I need to get over my fear of shading drawings like this traditionally. I always think I'll fuck up the textures and ruin the paper by erasing too often. FFFFF- D:

Anyway, I hope you guys like it -comments are always appreciated! :la:

Pencil on paper, shading/touch-up in PS CS4. ~3h
No refs used, Skyrim ruined my life
Art (c) Heyriel
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MitchThe1Soul Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014   Digital Artist
Cool, like out of a story.
Letdragon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
You aren't the only one who loves those hot animal folks. X3
Heyriel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha, I'm glad ;)
Letdragon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Hehe. :D
Eastrider Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Great work :) Was going to ask, judging by the amount, and quality of anthro work, do you have an FA?
Heyriel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Firstly: Thank you so much for all the lovely comments! They means a lot to me and it makes me very happy to hear that you enjoy the works :love:
And to answer the question: Sadly no. I thought about it but since I don't know anybody over there...would you recommend it? c:
Eastrider Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
By one side, is a great community, with great artists. And more focused than DA.

In the other hand, I'm sure that you know what's the main difference between DA and FA, acceptable-upload wise...
Olessan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks grumpy. xD
But, that anatomy! :dummy:
Also, all the little details to look at on his outfit. And the way the hair falls. :3
Heyriel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have the feeling that most of my creatures look grumpy :lol: but yes, dat hair *wants to touch it* 8D
Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Looks good!! :la: You are definitely getting better at this, and no ref used besides. You should experiment MOAR, try shading traditionally!! :) The Khor demands it. [link] Love that web site.

Long manly hair FTW- until a little while ago, I had not realized that I had rather wavy hair, which was why it would not be combed flat. I decided this is actually better than what I had had in mind before, and that I shall not be content to have it cut so short anymore (it takes at least 2-3 inches to form a curl/wave). Just because most men cut their hair short does not mean I cannot grow mine a little longer. Though it seems to puff up more than just go straight down.
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