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The Raptor King II by Uranus-seventhsun The Raptor King II by Uranus-seventhsun
Latest character: Lucien Challis.

Colour pencils, Derwents and Faber Castell. Not too sure about the colour scheme, I didn't want to do the obvious and make the background reds or yellows. It's not in Lucien's nature to be predictable, and he grew up in a hick town in the mountains taking care of sheep and getting his behind kicked by his brother and other town douchbags.

Colours got washed out on the upload, the goldstuff on his tunic is supposed to be yellow, not white. The original is much smoother.

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They call him the Raptor King because he rides the man-eating raptors, hangs out in the raptor conservatory, annexed the planet in five years, and hates the griffins' guts.

More info about him here.  The Raptor King IIOnly 60 odd people can ride raptors on Julus, and most of them are male. Apprentices don't count. Half either wash out or die before their six-plus years of training is over. Lucien has had only three, because he's not a good teacher (he throws his apprentices off cliff-tops for them to summon and catch a raptor mid-flight, or die), and can't relate to young people. 
Him being the king means said apprentice doesn't get to roam much outside the desert kingdom, since Lucien can't be bothered with state visits. He prefers to visit incognito, back-packer style, much to the horror of his court, and on occasion to Rider-hostile territories. Granted, it's not a Rider's fault the raptor he's on decides to eat a man for dinner-Riders can't control the birds, only call and coax them, and city people know sod-all how to avoid becoming dinner. Every time a Rider gets on and off, the raptor tries to kill him, which is one reason why he carries swords, daggers, a crossbow and mirrors everywhere




The Raptor King by simple-minds Raptors and Memories II by simple-minds
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Imperialmaiden Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the colors, especially on the background!
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks, I wasn't sure about the colours. :D
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HotaruBloodRose19 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Beautiful work with his hair. You're fantastic with lighting. The background is fitting to him too. 
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks, glad you like the background!
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job. :)
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. 
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mayadaloves87 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Great job on realism!!
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you. :D
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Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work, the musculature in the face looks really well-drawn, and I really like the background you've added. :)
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks very much!
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Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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ODDITYILLUSTRATION Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like this character, a lot. He looks sophisticated, to me at least. And I actually like the background, I can tell it is yellow.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you. He's supposed to be somewhere between rugged and sophisticated. He likes his clothes. :D
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Blackrosekane89 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
This looks excellent :) nice skin tones, shading, good proportions. The hair looks really too!
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You did a great job detailing this. I love the in-profile style of portrait. 
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you. I enjoyed doing him.
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Mavelle-Ealenyr Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am just astonished by his features! I find it very interesting to see a man with such unique lines on his face, it gives him more personality and you can almost guess the strength of his character, just looking at them. You have a great sense of reflection, I love to see the way the different lights play on his face and hair!! Amazing work! (✿ ♥‿♥)
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks so much for the lovely comment!
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nicetsukichi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The hair look amazing! I love the details ><

And the texture look so nice too :heart:
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Haha, I like doing hair. Thanks!
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You've done great on this dudes hair. 
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you, I enjoyed doing it.
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designingdisasters Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great traditional piece! Love your use of colors!! :love: Great work! :highfive:
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks, mate, glad you like him. :)
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designingdisasters Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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Philliewig Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very very nicely done! From the thumbnail, it looked like a tempra profile, and it still kept up that appearance up close. I don't have any issue with the supposedly washed out coloration, in fact I really like it as it is. It reminds me of the sort of portrait one would see on a Victorian-esque family tree that would be painted on a wall in a house...like in the Black household ;P (Harry Potter reference, for the uninitiated)

Well done!
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks!

I'll have to look up tempra profile.

I'm not a fan of HP, so I dunno who the Blacks are, but that sounds good to me! :la:
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DarklightseekerArt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Interesting background story you got there.

Despite the mishaps you experienced during the uploading process, this picture looks well done. The character does exhibit a regal feel thanks to the confident looking facial and body expression. Nice job with the shading.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks for your lovely comment, and for reading the artist's section. Many people don't. :D
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officer495 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow wonderful job! I love how you did his hair and well every thing 8D
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you. :)
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Rachopin77 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Really nice job on this! You did really well with the overall proportions and construction. The one thing I would say is the light source could be a bit more defined :)
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you. Noted. :D
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DerangedMisfit Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
nice texture!! and you're really good at depicting the lighting source :D
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks, and for the fave!
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DerangedMisfit Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
you're welcome!!
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hobogonemad Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Crit: The background in this one, as interesting as it is, is overpowering. To make him stand out more, remove the warm colors from it. His shoulder is bothering me, and perhaps it should be lower or he should have part of his ponytail covering it. Not sure what's off about it, but if I figure it out later I'll let you know. His forehead is sloped, dangerously so, and it should be much more gradual of a slope. His ear is way too low, and should be in line with his eye, or at least have the top of the ear flush with the eye. I actually like the black and white version much, much more.

Gush: Extremely solid shading, and excellent attention to detail in the hair. You use the same kind of pencils that I use (Faber Castell), and it's good to see you putting them to use. Particularly good use of light around the eyes, and his cheekbones look expertly shaded by looking hard through soft shading. Excellent job, and it's always good to crit fellow pencil users.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist

I think you've pointed out what's bothering me about the background.  I'm not sure how to remove the warm tones, though, I had rubbed off much of the pencil in the orange bits and in some of the green. His shoulder is bothering me, too.

I wondered that about the ear. It never occurred to me the forehead was too sloped, it looked fine when I did the flip trick. He's based of David Gandy, a British model, since he has the features I was looking for.

The pencils are Derwents, but I'm not a fan of using saturated colours. There is Faber in some of the green, though.

I think I prefer the b&w, too.  I think I chose the wrong colour scheme for the background (hell, when I messed with colour combinations with my clothes, this scheme looked cool), but it was an experiment. Live and learn. :D

Thanks very much!

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nicetsukichi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like the shading! and the texture look great too :heart:
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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katr14 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think you have done a very well job. It looks very realistic, and you definately knows your color, compositions and anatomy of the human body. I think the only advice I can give to you is to maybe get some more expensive colorpencils, or better quality of paper to make the texture seem more smooth. I notice your drawing is a little rough, which is why I mention it. So very well job. I am impressed :)
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you. I've noticed rougher paper suits my style more, especially when I draw men. The pencils are Derwents.  However, I think the upload got somewhat blurred, since I used Stash. The original is smoother. This is the second time I used Stash, the first pic I used Stash for is also blurred somewhat.
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katr14 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh I didnīt know. I guess you should consider using dropbox instead to have your files. Just a suggestion :)
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist
I used it for this deviation. :)
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katr14 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh :)
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Marie-Esther Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, the colours are perfectly balanced and they add personality to the character.
The combination between yellow and green on the background makes me think of the atmospheres of "Heart of darkness" by J. Conrad, hinting to the wild side of your character.
Great work with the shading and overall blending!
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist
I've never read the book, but what a compliment! I'm still unsure of the colour scheme.
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Anthon3W Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes me think of him more as a captain, a mentor, or a leader (overall). He just has that look.
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