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Perspective by pallanoph Perspective by pallanoph
Title... Honestly? I just pick any word. :XD:

My pallanoph assassin character Sorstan, appearing yet again with his trademark poker face. However, it could be worse... he could be this instead: :icontoohappyplz: So be grateful.

None of the pallanophs from the Teirn tribe (among which he was raised) like him very much, or his brother, Tjardek. They are two awkward halfbreeds, after all. He may appear aloof and cold hearted, but there is more to him than meets the eye.

Initially this was a graphite study that I'd work on during my breaks at work, a more in depth look at the planes of his face, which seem to shift entirely too often. (His head seems to insist on becoming all the more broad and compact from profile view, and I'm not sure how I feel about that.) :shrug: I didn't feel like uploading just a simple graphite drawing to the pile of uncolored scraps that seem to be cluttering my gallery, so I decided I'd have another go at digital color. I figured it'd be a fun little experiment.

Not bad, considering how uncomfortable, unfamiliar, and inept I am with Photoshop. It seems to be a good, quick way to make a rather polished looking color image, so chances are I might (in the semi distant future, of course) open up commission slots for this style. Just ignore those hideous trees in the background... I know they're awful. D:

Someone please, get these critters out of my head. :noes:


Sorstan, pallanoph species, and art April Schumacher. Do not utilize under any circumstances.
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RaeRob1996 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
I don't know if you've addressed or been asked this before, but were you influenced by any animals when you drew the pallanophs? If so, what animals inspired their design? I was just curious
hippomint Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
wonderful picture! :heart:
feldrand Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
love his expression, brilliant work... :D
RachelNoelDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the fur
Gears-of-the-Soul Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love love LOVE how you draw fur. It looks so soft and touchable, and very natural.
Crickatoo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I would absolutely commission a piece like this from you. Zomg. Or rather, any of your methods! My boyfriend will surely growl at me for spending some of my FAFSA money on art, but too bad. Every time you upload something new I just lust over it, haha!
pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Pfff, I'm pretty sure I owe you art for all the beautiful gifts you've done for me! :hug: And... I remember that drawing you wanted me to redline... right? I still have to get that for you! Ack, I'm too young for such a bad memory!!! (Or am I?)

I think if I open up commissions again, I'll make them small or quick things so I don't agonize so much over it. This didn't take too long compared to some of my other methods, since I'm usually quick with graphite, and... yeah, I think I like using Photoshop this way. I need to get better at it! :eager:
Crickatoo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love that method, and it really is fun to combine traditional and digital works in such a way :D
Save a spot for meee!

Also, no rush on the red-line. My computer crashed and I'm scared that I may not be able to work on it much at all anyway D:
L3K1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
did a great job with digital painting, a lot better then what i can do here, love your characters. Great facial expression and great attention to detail :D
snoek06 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you draw hair ^^
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