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i thought i'd try out the artrage studio demo... so i borrowed one of :iconshabazik:'s linearts to have a go with. it's really different from photoshop painting!

original art and characters by *Shabazik


this i suppose is what comes before this:
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:iconbondofox:
BondoFox Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work on the chains, those would have driven me bananas
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015   Digital Artist
Shabazik did all the hard work on those with the lines - adding colour to them wasn't too time consuming (though i admit it's not always simpler to do the colours - with one of shabazik's linearts i ended up painting each scale of scale mail armour individually.... you can imagine how long that took XO )


it's true, though - drawing chains does drive you mad, and i don't know how shabazik manages to stay sane! 
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:iconshabazik:
Shabazik Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist
The secret it's that I have been always mad :)
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015   Digital Artist
ah well that would explain it :3
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:iconwanderer619:
Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Looks Good
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:iconshychimera:
ShyChimera Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
I wish Toady, the author o Dwarf Fortess seen this. He might decided to modify trading options with elves )
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014   Digital Artist
heh, i think that Shabazik, who drew the lineart for this pic, is already a dwarf fortress player... :D
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:icontoshi81:
Toshi81 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I love this auction!
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Digital Artist
glad to hear it! :D
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:iconnorthernknots:
NorthernKnots Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Ill take the two on the right ;D
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Digital Artist
sold!
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:icontalldom:
TallDom Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Great illustration. As a former AD&D nerd and dungeonmaster, I really liked it. Especially the looks on the slaves faces- I see fear and anger. The Dwarf needs to look more interesting--he looks bored. And while the bondage looks great - chains and collars - all of the slaves should be gagged. A dwarf would never put up with elves complaining--especially dark elves, would be spewing obscenities at the dwarf if not gagged. I hope this helps.
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks for the comment :D
unfortunately with this piece i was constrained by the lineart, as it was in collaboration with :iconshabazik:, who drew the original picture, so i can't really change the expressions etc...
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:iconasburg:
asburg Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Slave girls need to be nude to enforce their submission. The more naked the better to control them.
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   Digital Artist
they're pretty naked as it is...
but with those three i don't think lack of clothes will have much effect on their behaviour - they rarely seem to wear more than that by choice...
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:iconboundblackgirllover:
BoundBlackGirlLover Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Why is only ONE (1) of the dusky beauty captives gagged?
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011   Digital Artist
you would have to ask shabazik as he did the lineart ^ ^
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:iconbondagefan3000:
bondagefan3000 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Life for Gimli after Lord of the Rings? xD
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011   Digital Artist
hahaha XD
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:iconbondagefan3000:
bondagefan3000 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
xD
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:icontimthedancingbattery:
timthedancingbattery Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
guess the last one wouldnt shut up.
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Digital Artist
so it would seem ^ ^
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:icontimthedancingbattery:
timthedancingbattery Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
MWAHAAHAHA!!!
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:iconzamboniman:
Zamboniman Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Ok even for a dwarf, That guy has balls! Big cast irong BAAAAWLLS! Three drow females subdued and on a leash. BIG FREAKING HAIRY BALLS! This guy has them.
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Digital Artist
well, they did start it: [link]
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:iconzamboniman:
Zamboniman Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Hey I'm not saying they didn't deserve it. I'm just saying that is one sexy dwarf. He not only captures threw drow women alive but sells them as slaves. Not a dwarf to fuck with
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:icon3dcaptor:
3Dcaptor Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Nice work on the coloring.
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks :D
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:iconlarqven:
larqven Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Very nice painting over Shabazik's work! Interesting interpretation of the drow trio's respective hair shadings! The green grass and the blue sky are great! Yeah, I agree that Roothar and his armor came out looking pretty slick! Grey probably fits the drow better, but the lighting on their skin and leggings are really nice!
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Digital Artist
yeah, i had to have some kind of secondary colour to shade the hair with, so thought i'd try out a couple of different possibilities (i have to say, though, that hair is one of the areas where ps is much easier than artrage, at least for me)
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:iconfuryoumiko:
FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
The Artrage editing has given it a very Painterly look (At least, that's what I *think* the art lecturers I listen to mean when they say 'painterly')... It looks almost like it was done in watercolour, rather than digitally.

A wonderful job on the Dwarf's armour.

It can be very hard to colour blushing on dark skin, or so I'm told... you've certainly managed it here. ^^
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   Digital Artist
actually, it was the 'oil' brush i was using, rather than watercolour (there is a watercolour brush, i just haven't tried it out yet... hmm, demo will run out soon, i should probably do something about that). but yeah, it was fun - somehow knowing that i wouldn't get a perfectly smooth graduation of colour meant i felt free to paint more naturally and thus produced something more characterful than some of my more polished pieces.
oh, and i must admit that the blush was gently painted in with photoshop afterwards! :S
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:iconvantheman9:
vantheman9 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so, as good a time as any to ask, can you enlighten my ignorance, what's a drow, and what's the fascination with them that seems native to dA? Originally Piroro's fault right?
Wikipedia says "dark elves". Mmkay. I assume we're going from some piece of popular media(ie a videogame) and not just the folklore itself?
Is it an MMO thing? War of Worldcraft or whatever that one is called?

Are they special in any way or do we just really enjoy 85% warm grey skin next to white hair? Because that alone is attractive enough but I'm apt to guess magic powers or an elongated aging cycle or something...
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
as far as i am aware, drow have no basis in historical folklore (without getting into the complexity of light/dark good/bad seelie/unseelie in various elf traditions - though it is interesting to note that in scandinavian texts, "dark elf" is sometimes synonymous with "dwarf", a rather different archetype!)

anyway, the drow are part of dungeons and dragons' rather unimaginative range of races: they felt that elves and dwarves should have "evil" underground variants, because it's not like dwarves already live underground or anything. Also, on the basis that it's dark underground, they made them all dark skinned because that's the ...opposite... of what happens to cave-dwelling species, which tend towards albinism...

that's always bothered me.

as far as elves and whatnot feature in WoW - i think theirs are all manner of colours. blue seems to feature a lot. don't know much about it...

anyway, this lot aren't strictly speaking video game or even d&d drow, but part of shabazik's impressively coherent invented world, where they have their own quirks. i don't know about longevity etc. in his world - he seems to be mainly interested in creating complex societies with multiple character storylines running through them.
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vantheman9 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D&D's fault eh? How dreadful.

Though I guess role playing falls somewhere on the spectrum of acting, improv, and creative writing... I can't help but see it as a waste of time, likely because I'm not very interested in those forms of art either...

Ah no it isn't the absence of sunlight on the skin causing them to be dark! It's the..uh...soot...from being underground. Near volcanoes. Centuries of growing up covered in dirt. That's it. I'm sticking with it.
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:iconfuryoumiko:
FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Historically, the term 'Drow' is either irish - if it's a Fomorian beast - or from the Scottish Islands (in particular, Shetland and Orkney), being a corruption of 'Trow'. Trow are small, ugly faeries (often described as being 'dark skinned') that live underground. Their nature is more mischievous than malicious, though.
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FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Oh, forgot to mention - the official DnD explanation as to why Drow have black skin?

Magical Radiation / the Curse of a God.

Seriously.
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sebaselciclon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this way of colors looks really good on the dwarf, on the girls I prefer how they look via photoshop coloring.
the pic looks really nice! its intersting how it looks like its painted with RL brushes.
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
yeah, it's harder to do smooth skin with brushes, but happily roothar the dwarf's skin isn't very smooth anyway :D
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:iconsebaselciclon:
sebaselciclon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed xDDD. Also the dwarf dosent shows so much skin xP
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011   Digital Artist
thankfully! :O
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:iconsebaselciclon:
sebaselciclon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, or this, more than a sexy pic, would be a horror pic!!! xD
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:iconshabazik:
Shabazik Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist
Thanks for the colours! It looks awesome! X3

How is that artrage studio? because there, the "painting" look like paint, using brushes! a fantastic job! :D

I really like Roothar armor there. :D
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Digital Artist
artrage is a 'natural media' painting program - it has oil and watercolour brushes (this was done with the oil brush), pastels, pens, pencils etc.
it's one of these new simple kind of programs which are less universal and less powerful than photoshop but only cost $20-40 or so.

roothar's armour? i was particularly happy with his nose - its my favourite bit of the picture! :D
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:iconshabazik:
Shabazik Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist
many thanks for the info! :D
it looks awesome -specially his armor!-
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:iconmegasean3000:
megasean3000 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Sexy! :D
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:iconsaranagor:
Saranagor Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Very nice. I like the subtle blush.
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:iconparangsakti:
parangsakti Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
CAST ELDRITCH BLAST! YOU CAN STILL BE FREE!
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:iconcaregan:
Caregan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Digital Artist
but why would we want that to happen? :3
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:iconparangsakti:
parangsakti Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
So their Matriarch can punish them hard for their failure.

HAHAAA
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