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Vala by Rhineville Vala by Rhineville
Character art for Rite Publishing. Had a great time researching this, especially merging an elephant goad with a voulge for her weapon :)
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zakiaybee122 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Love the clothing
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Chicana916 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist
This is so awesome
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Mimi-Evelyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
This is beautiful, I was wondering: which culture's did you research for this piece? I'm interested in doing some character design of my own :)
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Rhineville Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Mimi,
I pretty much just looked at standard indian dress, she's wearing a relatively normal sari, the weapon is like I said a mix of european and indian cultures and her "armor" is just something out of my own head. She's more of a mythical being and her armor is less functional. the spaulder on her left shoulder is actually inspired by a polish hussar's armor, but it's pretty generic so I didn't really need to get specific with it.
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Mimi-Evelyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Awesome! Thanks for the help :)
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jardim1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
The detail is gorgeous (I hadn't known till a voulge was till just now), from the unusual wrapping on the sari to the cross between ceremonial jewelry and armor, but what caught my eye is her expression. The iron resolve, with just a tinge of resignation, perhaps even sadness...a rather atypical warrior portrayal, but much more what I think they must actually look like when contemplating battle.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Splendid, gorgeous detail :)
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nitegrafix Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
This is jaw-dropping amazing!
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KrellTheHuman Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have no words. Just awe and appreciation. Thank you for sharing.
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlovelyheartsplz:WOW this looks AMAZING :iconlovelyheartsplz:
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