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Mystique by Lavahanje Mystique by Lavahanje
Rykeer is just...one of those OC's that never fails to make me push myself. This picture had me so far outside of my comfort zone I should have been calling for an adult. Not to mention there were a couple of frustrations with this but with the guidance of some good friends I pulled through :) I attempted to rely a little less on my line work and try to paint over them and shape everything with color. Though there is some line work that is still present, I am still very pleased with that I was able to accomplish. But seriously though I just gaaah I love drawing Rykeer....though you guys probably wouldn't know that given that he doesn't have a lot of pictures but I am working to change that! I can't say threes a single picture of him where I didn't thoroughly enjoy working on it the whole way through, I guess he might be slightly therapeutic for me? ( and I kinda feel like I may have said all this before ahahahah) But with this piece I wanted a heavy air of dominance and masculinity. Rofl working on this I was kinda concerned he might have looked a little too frightening but then I guess that meant it was working. 
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CheroshSeiphar Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Writer
Yum. :faint: :heart: Ho boy... so much sexy... I must... touuuuuch... :blush:
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LadyNekochan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The jewels really pop *-* everything about this is just...unf
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Lavahanje Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Nekochan X3 ahah gotta make sure Rykeer is blinging yo XD
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CountessFoxington Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
I find myself oddly fascinated with his hair of all things.
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Lavahanje Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahahah that doesn't seem odd at all XD I think I'd be mesmerized too *u*
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CountessFoxington Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Thank goodness I'm not alone there! XD
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did the lighting so well and the ornament thingies are gorgeous. He's very pretty.  Llama-Emoji-13 (I'm Pretty) [V1] by Jerikuto
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Lavahanje Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ahah, and Im happy you used the word pretty to describe him xD His people often use words like"pretty" and "beautiful" to describe anyone who is attractive, regardless of gender : 3
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Saints-Of-Ravens Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That stubble hair looks so good. Very realistic *7* And that vein in his arm...... *sigh* It's the small subtle things you put that just makes me grin from ear to ear. :D
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Lavahanje Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: Thank youuu! that vein is seriously my favorite part, such a lil thing but it just makes him just that much sexier X3
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Saints-Of-Ravens Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! Agreed! XD
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Kaya-Turan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing lighting and detail
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Lavahanje Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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DragonsLover1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Honestly my first thought was, "Is that the Scorpion King?" And it does kinda look like him, tee hee. Either way it's a fantastic picture, very well done. :icongreatjobplz:
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Lavahanje Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've heard that before with Rykeer XD ahah thank you!
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artboy-2 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He is so enchanting.  If I were in his presence I'd be smitten shy.
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Lavahanje Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my gosh I know, I dont think I could handle being in the same room with him like this o///o
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artboy-2 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see.  I only get like that around really handsome men.
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M-Jenai Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This came out very nice. I can tell you were focused and paying attention to what you were doing in this pic. Definitely keep pushing this style.

My minor critique would be the shadow under his chest is running a bit flat do to the shadows being the same shade. I'd say try to push for one more darker shadow in this. not to dark though. But that's it. 

The jewelry is awesome. You've always been good at though but you're getting better. I'm liking that i can see YOUR style now. The things you like the most. It's becoming apparent within your last few pictures. Your style is becoming a little bit more controlled too. What I mean by that is that things are looking planned out and intentional. Lighting is exact and has meaning rather than being spotted here and there. Details enhance the drawing rather than just there for the sake of being there. It looks complete and whole. That's a very good thing. 
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Lavahanje Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man, its been kinda tough trying to iron it all out and keep a consistency so thats really good to hear
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Ennalissia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My goodness this ya best work yet that I love.
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Lavahanje Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youuuu! :love:
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Ennalissia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!!
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AgeOfRogues Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't...quit...staring...

I could definitely tell you enjoy painting the wonderous Rykeer. Especially when you were livestreaming as you were painting him. (referencing the painting of Rykeer playing his instrument, which I am completely blanking on the name of atm... :iconorzplz:) Though my first love of one of your characters was and will always be Errol, I will never fail to appreciate and damn near swoon at the masterpieces you create of this beautiful creature before us.

And I swear to God, your jewelry creating is becoming more and more amazing. It's inspiring! When arting myself, I often run to your gallery and look to the way you painted jewelry as references and ideas.

Can't wait to see more!
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Lavahanje Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha alas Errol must scootch over and share the space XD. The name of the instrument was a shamisen btw ^u^ ANd thank you! I just sorta do random shapes and designs XD I'm glad you like them and that they actually inspire you O,O! :blush:
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AgeOfRogues Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^
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Valravna Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks absolutely gorgeous. I love the details of the jewellery and his hair. The braid man... I love the shading and light and everything. This new style really works for you, I'd say. And the lips... Man I'd kiss those... (and I don't even LIKE kissing, mkay?)

You have done extremely well. The shape of his face that the shadows brings out... it is gorgeous. And as always, you are brilliant at choosing colours. The jewellery really looks like gold... and those rocks man... *o*

I really hope to see more of this caliber in your gallery. You deserve a major pat on the back.
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Lavahanje Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp: Thank you Val, your words always make me smile. You never fail to make me wanna push forward ^u^
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KirielSoleil Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
One word.... Yum!
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Lavahanje Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed : 3
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