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First Enchanter Orsino _DA II by MissSelfDestruct First Enchanter Orsino _DA II by MissSelfDestruct

!FINALLY! ^____^

My homage to one of my favourite video game characters :)

Some of you may recognise it as the colour version/rework of this : [link]
I realise that I could have put a lot more time into painting this (compare the detail of his face with the 'detail' of his clothing), but I've decided that I want to move on.

All that said, I'm really happy with how this came out :)
This is in many ways a milestone for me- my first fully-digital piece of art; my first EVER portrait of a human(oid) that hasn't ended in total derpy disaster (I hope so, lol), among others.
I'm especially content with the irides of his eyes- they were fun to do and surprisingly easy to paint in a realistic fashion.

I might work a little more on this some day, maybe paint a proper background.

PLEASE, leave me some feedback. All critique will be welcome and appreciated. I am a complete novice and I hope to, one day, be able to create pieces better than this in a fraction of the time. And yes, this has been heavily referenced from a screenshot :F n00b, remember?

I've used two custom brushes, links to which are here:

Orsino (Dragon Age II) BioWare & EA
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
He's had such lovely eyes. I overall liked his appearance, to his face, his body structure and the clothes and staff they gave him. I wonder where he got that staff?
and he's all daddylike to all the mages under his care.
That's why it's so irritating and senseless that he goes all crazy at the end. XP
halmtier Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay Orsino! I was about to draw some fan art of him today as well.
Very recognizable, but the lines seem really messy around the rest. It's also hard to tell a light source, but that aside it looks awesome.
farairaifa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ORSINO! Oh my god... the most beautiful elf in then game, and he turned in to a monster.
I hate you bioware, i really do
WynneL Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
This is extremely good.
MissSelfDestruct Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
I don't think extremely is the right word, but thanks nonetheless ^_^
MeMyMine Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
looks even sadder now :P Like a sad kitty.

Now, about the coloring, it looks like it's an in-game render, which on one hand is good, because you've managed to achieve great likeness, but on the other hand, the skin doesn't look as realistic this way.
MissSelfDestruct Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
He's supposed to look sad/worried :)

Yeah, I realise that. I tried to find a nice texture that would help me fix this, but it didn't work out too well. I'm still an absolute beginner when it comes to colouring, or art in general.

My mother said he has to few wrinkles... I told her she's just jealous :XD:
Milulya Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
:la: :la: :la: :la: Its stunning, absolutely stunning! :wow:
You made a great work!
MissSelfDestruct Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
I'm REALLY glad you like him ^____^ That's really fantastic to hear from you.
I tried to make him adorable... How do you like his puppy eyes? :aww:
Milulya Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
he IS adorable, well done)) :heart:
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