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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:

Photoshop/graphite.

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
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hippomint Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
wonderful picture! :heart:
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feldrand Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
love his expression, brilliant work... :D
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PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the fur
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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.
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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!
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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:
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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:
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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
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snoek06 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you draw hair ^^
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CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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teamoth Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Nice hair!
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Phantazmas Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I like those trees. They just look upside-down. :XD: I also love how much his eyes stick out from his pelt. They just look like a trait earned from somewhere else. Haha, if I make any sense what-so-ever. :lol:
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Naw, I get what you mean about the eyes standing out... he is a bit of an odd genetic mashup. :XD:
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Phantazmas Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Good. I'm glad I can be somewhat coherent sometimes. XD
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
he's a beautiful animal. ^^ And you just got to draw faster!
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd draw faster if I stopped staring off into space/rotating in chair/ getting up to pace around so often. :XD:

Thank you! :aww:
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
LOL.
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Nun2artzy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I dig this.
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wheresmytea Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the detail & realism in his ears & eyelashes. Also... he's a ginger. :D
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconteheplz:

I think I may have gotten a tad bit over-involved in painting his eyelashes... :XD: Poor guy!
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KaxantheDragon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student General Artist
COLORING, COLORING, I LOVE COLORING... :giggle:

Good to see Sorstan so... Sorstan.... XD

You could draw My Little Pony... :giggle: Great... now I have the song stuck in my head... O.o
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish coloring came more naturally to me: I always default to drawing. *grumbles*

I'm tempted to upload sketches where he's showing a wider range of emotion. He looks very much unlike himself in those circumstances. :XD:

Oh, those ponies... they seem to have infected everyone these days! :lol:
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KaxantheDragon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student General Artist
It wouldn't be too hard to color over old sketches since you have photoshop. Just keep telling yourself its a sketch. XD

That would be fun. Even better if there were to be some private 'intimate' reactions with his brother... Like someone tripped and fell and their laughing at each other... etc.

XD Actually I was trying to picture MLP in your style... And couldn't. XD
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BeefxCake Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your art is so amazing! you should totally do a hair tutorial. no matter how hard i try i can't get that kind of detail into hair fur. faving!
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not sure how well that'd work, since my method isn't very methodical. I might try to make a tutorial at some point in time, so we'll see. :)
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TheLastHuia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very detailed! He looks really real.
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SwampWood Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student General Artist
But I love the trees! They look so spooky! And better than my trees ;P (of course)

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Emma-Fay Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What a beautiful boy he is :D
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thank you... Even if the lady pallanophs of the Teirn tribe don't particularly think so... :XD: :giggle:
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FartSmasher Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Hes handsome. I though it was a color pencil drawing before I read the artists comments.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you... And I can understand that, since it is half graphite. :)
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Browniex33 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Nice! I wish I could draw fur as well as you do :)
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you... though I do wish I could draw something more useful then fur. :XD:
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majspanda Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this species, though I find them kinda scary because of their eyes and their lips XD
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
They'd use that to their advantage, of course. :XD:
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elektroyu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, he looks so fluffy... and I'm usually not making such comments, but it makes me want to scratch his cheek. I really like his expression, it's very strong.
I think you're doing very well with digital coloring, and I agree that it's similar to your traditional coloring, which I think is a good thing.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
If his life situation were different, and he didn't have his image to keep up or big issues to keep him occupied, he'd totally enjoy a little cheek scratch. :giggle:

It's sad I'm using graphite as a crutch to make this work at all, but perhaps it's just as well. (For now, at least... there's too much I need to learn about digital.) :lol:
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
How about Study in Perspective? Or just plain Study. Nice. Plain. Simple. To the point. ^_^
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! I do like this combination of mediums you've used here. I think the technical/illustrative qualities of your graphite work show up in your digital pieces as well. ;)
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I hope I can expand on this technique, and maybe even pull off so more fully rendered images... maybe even proper backgrounds! :D
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, those would be interesting to see as well, if you're willing to tackle that feat. ;)
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