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Argonian witch by kevintheradioguy Argonian witch by kevintheradioguy
Finished.
I'm not sure if I'm happy with colouring (I aimed for a more grey-ish look, but it turned out excessive green). If anyone can point out what is feeling wrong with it, it'd be much appreciated.

It's not a secret I enjoy Argonians very much. So far that I've fucked with some dev's heads for more lore and speculations. So, there, have an argonian witch. Any ideas what she'll be brewing? Potion? Poison? Soup?

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Extremeveera Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE the character design, it looks great
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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KittenXaos Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016   Traditional Artist
The mood and detail in this is gorgeous!
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you :nod:
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Lunnika-Horo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Professional Photographer
Superb!
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Professional Artist
:bow:
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vwpologt Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Argonain lore is not fuly discovered, so most specultions can be true. As for witch, gender fits, argonain woman are good spell casters, same with alchemy, also tribal culture leaves space for witchcraft.
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Professional Artist
Argonian lore was a mystery until few years back, really. Then the major opening of their culture begun on official forums, so we pretty much know as much as we do about other races now :shrug:
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vwpologt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Really?
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Professional Artist
I think we can find lots and lots of info approximately since before Skyrim.
Or maybe a little later. I don't really pay attention to release dates.
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vwpologt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well you can't find all that much on uesp, and that is best place for lore
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Professional Artist
It hardly is. Most of things nown about biology and history just aren't there.
looking for lore? Bethesta forums then. You can also get answers on your questions from the developers there.
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vwpologt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I am still sticking to argonain withches and 300 year old wariorrs
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CABARETCABS Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore the colour scheme, the colours make the image look very gloomy yet they also bring it to life and I quite like the thick outlines they make the main character stand out more. I think the mist effect was used rather well though I don't really agree with the way it's used in the foreground, if you look at these images you'll find that fog/ mist doesn't quite work that way and since it's a prominent feature in this image I found it quite distracting: static.pexels.com/photos/6720/… , media.gettyimages.com/videos/m… , api.ning.com/files/9LDVCjtPofc… . Even though it is stylised it must should be inspired by reality.
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Professional Artist
It's creeping fog, not mist. 
And I've a lot to say about fantasy and reality, actually :XD:
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addictedtopunk Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok. Holy fuck. I love everything about this deviation. Skyrim fanart? Check. Well colored and lined? Check. Details? Check. Correct argonian face structure? check. Dayum! I really like this one! Like really really like this i'd love to commision you to see how you draw my skyrim characters! :D (but i can't im poor :,v) Keep working hard!
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you. But is it really an option to get a reptilian face wrong?
And I have a portrait sale going on, so, here: Help me get my surgery
Just in case.
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addictedtopunk Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well i've seem some argonian fanart and is terrible because is like people try to just add a different color to a human face and of course that's not how argonisns are
:)
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Artist
Well, it's how they were up until TES3, actually.
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HarlequindeSade Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! This is for ProjectComment projectcomment.deviantart.com/.

I'm not familiar with The Elder Scrolls. However, I am here to appraise the art itself.

I am especially taken with the background and foreground. You've truly managed to capture the atmosphere of the environment, making the marsh environment of the marsh and swamp areas that these beings dwell in come to life. This is especially prevalent in the mist surrounding the entire terrain, translucent, not as thick as pea soup, yet not so thin that we can see everything. The trees are exceptionally gnarled and twisted, along with the shading on them to make the foliage appear ominous.

This entire environment gives off an air of menace. I wouldn't call it flat out evil. This character, from what I can deduce, doesn't seem to be evil, just that they're doing their job. Given their race and line of work, it's understandable that they would work in a harsh environment. You've further enhanced this harshness, making it appear splendidly dark, even sort of gritty. Wonderful on that.

But what of the character? I really can't find anything to be critical on. The angles, proportions, shading, and perspective are all drawn so masterfully that I am in awe of it. It's not often I find something this tantalizing to the eye. Even if I'm not a fan of The Elder Scrolls, good art is good art. Excellent job.

I'd say you've done your job well enough. And if you want my recommendation, this character should be brewing something to trade on the docks in exchange for a favor. That's just me making a logical deduction. Draw your own conclusions from that if I'm correct. Welcome to The List.
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Artist
Thanks for the comment.
Truth is, I'm a bit disliking the colouring at the moment. Something feels very wrong with it to me, but I just can't put my finger on it. Was hoping this group would let me find it :>
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StalePumpkin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

This is for ProjectComment

I hope you don't mind my input, despite the fact that I feel overwhelmed by your art skills. 

I have to say that it really does look like an Argonian. I love how you lit up her face, it makes her look mysterious and interesting. To be quite honest, I never liked the Argonian race since their physical attributes were not very attractive to me, but you've managed to change my mind.

As for the colors, I don't think there's anything wrong with it. If you want to achieve the grayish color that you mentioned in the description, you might have lower the saturation to give the effect that you wanted. Though, I must say that it is just an hypothesis. I think the main reason why it somewhat lost its grayish color might be caused by the fog that surrounds the Argonian. It probably would have helped to have a darker surrounding so that it doesn't cancel the gray in your colors. Though to me, the color scheme is very nice. I love the fact that even the environment has green in it, and your Argonian blends into the background like it was its natural camouflage.  
You managed to give a great scaly texture to her body while keeping it smooth, which seems to be a very hard task to accomplish. The way you drew the clothes that she wears is impressive to me, since it's one of my weaknesses when it comes to coloring or even drawing. 

I wish I could see how you worked on this piece, so that i could learn a thing or two from you. Could you maybe make a process version of your art pieces next time and link them in your description?

Also, I apologize if my comment is a bit strange to read. I am not very used to leave messages on here, nor am I used to write so much in English. 

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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Professional Artist
Hello. Sorry, French is one of the languages I don't know, so I can't really write in a language for you to be comfortable with :c
As for processes, I usually post them in my profile via things like this:
Kristoff of Leipzig step-by-step by kevintheradioguy
And I'm working on some timelapse videos, but I'm lazy with them and have some troubles converting. However, I've just got a channel here where I livestream my drawings, that might be something you seek: picarto.tv/kevintheradioguy Unfortunately, in the first half of the day by EST. Lat time it was 9 a.m. - 5 p.m..
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StalePumpkin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thank you for the quick reply! 
I think the only way for me to get better at writing in English is by trying. I was not expecting you to write in French either, but that's nice of you to think about it.
I believe that the only reason why I am so nervous at writing is because I can't stand when I make mistakes or misspell things (I guess I could say I'm a perfectionist)
My timezone is also EST, so it should not be a problem... Though, I can't be there to watch, since I work during the day. Though I'll check out your processes and see what I can get out of it. :) I'll watch you, but you should watch me too! <3
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Artist
You are viewing your Notifications, where you can review all art and activity from deviants you watch, as well as see comments on your own art, journals, profile, and
I'm from Europe, actually. Was born in a country where there are two languages there, and another two unofficial, of ancient native tribes some zones speak in. So I'm used to switching to fit the person's preference.
I'm not sure I'll always be doing streams in the mornings. You can get the idea, I'm closer to Greenwich time then to East Pacific one, so it's around 4 or 5 a.m. when you get back from work. But it's worth checking. Since I have a lot of subscribers from Canada and the US, I will try to be online for them too.
As for watching someone - I don't force anyone to subscribe. You just mentioned you wanted a process, and I'm telling where you can see it. I'm not in a market, after all, right, I'm not bargaining :)
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JMFAnimations8 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I see nothin wrong this looks great.
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Artist
Ah. All-right. Thank you. 
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
I think the coloring is very good actually. It almost looks like something your see in a good book. As for what she's brewing, probably a soup posionous to anyone but Argonians.
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Artist
Good idea!
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Thank you. Im an Elder Scrolls fan myself
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Mirnar88 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Well, for me it's O.K. :) Quite good art. I really admire all people who can do something like that! In my opinion green color seems to be better than using more grey one. :) But maybe it is only my thinking...

Your work took me to another place with such kind of characters: place full of magic and adventures. :)
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Artist
Green is rather... banal, in my opinion. I did want to make almost everything greyscale, highlighting only those areas lit with glowy things. But, perhaps, it's a good thing I didn't. People seem to enjoy greens.
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Imdraproc Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016

Hello, I’m from Project Comment!

I really like this pic (which might have something to do with my love of reptilian races in Fantasy) and I will gladly submit the comment that Thou so dearly craves!

Firstly, you have done an impressive job on giving the mist a realistic look and feel. It isn’t easy to make good weather effects in art, whether it be the reflections of sunlight, the ripples in vegetation by wind, or mist, and I’d say mist is one of the most difficult of all to make realistic.

The design of the Argonian is solid, his/her face (it is hard to tell with most reptiles) looks concentrated and thoughtful. It’s not easy to draw expressions on nonhuman features, so your success in making a believable facial expression on the character is extraordinary. 

The garb looks great with all the details, skulls, belts, feathers, and furs and such, that give a good ‘tough and crafty survivor’-feel to the character. The basket could contain all of the things you’ve thought of. Some could be food, some of it could be medicinal herbs, and some might be poisons used in hunting or war (curare, for example – I’m assuming that this location is in a tropical climate, which fits reptiles the best).

The house in the background fits in well with the water-logged environment, and I like the designs that you have given the plants. They have an exotic yet believable look.
Are the red steaks in the character’s face natural coloring or is it tribal facepaint? The only thing I could complain about is that there doesn’t seem to be so many leaves on the trees, but that feels like a very minor detail compared to how much you have done well. Cheers!

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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you for commenting. I've been taking reference from concept arts of Blackmarsh to make this one, and tropical swamp photos. It actually surprised me a bit, that (what you've noticed) they have little leaves, if at all, but a lot of moss instead; to the point they are completely covered in greenery.
I had a feel the colours are somewhat wrong here, though.
Those red things are probably tribal facepaint or painting fro some ritual :nod:
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OpalBee Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
The details in this are just fantastic. I love the misty look to it as well.
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Professional Artist
Thanks :>
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ShoutFinder Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, this is exciting! I love the business of the foreground and the misty mysteriousness of the background. And that strong linear build, too. Awesome job!
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you :nod:
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kayly101 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is beautiful :heart:

The coloring really stands out cause its dark and rich of vegetation. Though not without a price of having a dangerous looking background <3 It looks amazing :love:

Aroginians FTW! :heart: 
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Professional Artist
Marshes always look very dangerous. So how dangerous argonians must be to rule the marshes? Hmmm...
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Sharquelle Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! What an amazing piece, I love everything about it; the Argonian, her outfit, the marshy atmosphere, the great amount of detail and the eerie background. :heart: :heart: :heart: Instant all-time favorite...!!! la in love 
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kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Professional Artist
Thanks :> I'm still not happy with the colouring, but I'm glad people seem to enjoy it.
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