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All For Naught by pallanoph All For Naught by pallanoph
I don't have too much to say on this one: It's a relatively old piece that I came across recently, and I couldn't avoid messing with it a little bit more. :B

The original drawing was done with a brush pen, so it's partly traditional, but the rest was done digitally using textures gathered from CG Textures. I'm far from proficient with digital media and things take ages for me to figure out, but that doesn't stop me from poking around with it now and again.

This portrait is not terribly accurate at portraying Sorstan's character, but I imagine it is how the other characters see him. :noes: Also, a few of you have mentioned the resemblance between pallanophs and fu dogs, which I love, so that was some of the inspiration for this. I like doing slightly stylized works now and again... :)

If you have any suggestions/questions/critiques on this sort of thing, I'd like to hear it. You may be surprised, but I'm not actually here for the ass-kissing.

Pallanoph species, character, and art © April Schumacher. This is not to be used for any commercial use, and please, I beg you, do not mindlessly get this tattooed on yourself. Seriously. :iconstaresplz:
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Hareguizer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
I love the slightly stylised, Oriental look! However, he looks like he's lunging through a stain in the wall, an image I fear is going to give me nightmares. :)
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
By your last statement... I'm assuming people have tattooed your art on themselves before? xD lawl

And I agree. It reminds me of a doorknocker. ^^
Last-Verse Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Have you had an issue with your work being mindlessly tattooed? Just curious XD

and it looks amazing; I love the shapes
pallanoph Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
In a sense.... yes. I can't help but get a little miffed when people take my personal works to use for such purposes, though I keep the sentiments to myself. I wouldn't mind if it was something more generic, but people rarely have interest in those! :XD:

Thank you. :)
Jejell Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
looks like Barong from Bali!
pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahhh! He does! Now that I know that, I can say I've learned something today. :D
whisperinghearts Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Just have to say, the colors are so well balanced and beautifully executed in this. Not that it surprises me, of course, you seem to have a natural eye for color harmony.
pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
As long as they are neutral colors, I can manage alright. :giggle: Anything vibrant, and I have no idea what's going on. (Then again, it's been years since I've tried.)

And thanks very much! :hug:
whisperinghearts Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Heh, vibrant colors… they *can* work well, but… yeah… you need to be good at it (ie, lots and lots of practice), and even still, I think there's a popular style right now for improperly used bright colors.

My pleasure! :D
pallanoph Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Improperly used, clashy colors are more in than I would care to admit right now. Blegh! That was something I'll confess to having done a lot when I was 7-10 years old, though. :lol:

I think neutrals will always have a classical sort of charm, hopefully. :D
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