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Amalin the Paladin by vmbui Amalin the Paladin by vmbui
(August 2010) Commission for ~Davidtres28. This is Amalin, a Paladin and veteran warrior. Quite a bit of artistic license with this one. The only requirements was that she had elf ears, and an air of discipline (sexy discipline).

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Wacom Intuos4 tablet, Paint Tool SAI & Adobe Photoshop CS4.
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:iconjesterhikaru:
JesterHikaru Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
i really like her feather-like armor!
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HannahsDefense Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
A really awesome character.. colors are divine..
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suupermars Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
toooo awesome!
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LivviIsDeadInside Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I love this :) :D
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CrusaderoftheKaizen Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome lights and shadows! Everything a showcase of art. :D
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Gubble Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Can I be like you please? ;_;

Just kidding. I really love the style. Yours is unique. She has got so much attitude and I love her pose and the way you paint hair. I've been looking up to you for so long.

I read that you were studying something else that you didn't really like first. I'm sorta in the same situation. I love nothing more than art but I don't really dare to go for it. I feel I have to study something utterly "intellectual" to become smart and intelligent and that art is just for enjoyment (and nothing special to your intellect) - at least that's what I seem to "learn" from society/my surroundings etc....
I wish I had the courage to go for art eventually...

Please keep your work up. You are a great inspiration!!
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:iconvmbui:
vmbui Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words.

I studied Law for my parents, and now that I've graduated, I'm going to pursue Art/Design for myself. Please don't pigeonhole yourself just because of pressure from society. You will become a victim of your own insecurities. If you let yourself think of art as nothing more than a mere hobby, then you are bowing to society's demands. Why would studying something "intellectual" make you intelligent? If you are not already an intelligent person, why do academic choices transform you into one? Intelligence can be inherent, it can be developed over time, and there are many facets to intelligence. If you measure intelligence simply by what you study, then you will be trapped by your preconceived notions.

I believe intelligence encompasses a lot of things, one of them being the decisions you make in life. Informed, well-thought out decisions. If you love art, and it makes you happy, then do it. That, to me, sounds like an intelligent decision.
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Gubble Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
You're welcome. They are honest and I really adore your work!

I know that it probably sounds really weird or sad or also a bit silly to think like I do. ^^;
I don't really know where it comes from (oddly I don't think it's my parents so I don't know who else put this pressure on me initially) but I have the idea in my head that if I study something challening (like, let's say philosophy, maths, psychology) it would sort of "train" me to think more logically, to be able to do very "high" and complex sequences of thinking and to gather knowledge (or wisdom?). Somehow I have the feeling that I need to be able to do very complex thinking, to know a lot and to be very smart to be someone valid at all or I feel like being a human that's one level beneath those who are really "intelligent". No idea who "told" or taught me this but it's sorta stuck in my head that I need to be utterly smart to understand the world and that I'm a lowlevel person on the other hand if I don't understand.
It's sorta twisted...
On the other hand I love art more than anything else but I feel like it won't really enable me to do those "intellectual" and difficult types of thinking so I'm afraid to go for it. I have somehow built my own cage and I guess I've thrown out the saw to cut the bars. : P

(Yay for an epic metaphore. ^^; )

I thank you a lot for your encouragement and your words because they really mean a lot to me (specially because I wouldn't have dreamed to have you reply ;_; thank you!). Maybe I'll eventually manage to break my self-made cage.
Thanks again and thanks for being such a great inspiration!
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AnimeKoneko242 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I love the outfit and light.
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johnson3014 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice. Very cohesive. The positioning of the girl and sword are elegant and gives the piece a really solid unity. I like the feather in her hair as well- it adds the impression of the confident female Valkrie, as well as the positioning of the tails of her skirt/tunic suggest the heroic stance, even though her other leg is truly located behind in a more demure position. Genius.
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spreadthehappies Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
the colors are fantastic :)
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:iconrileylaurent:
rileylaurent Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Have I mentioned how wonderful it is to see you posting more work again? No? Well, this is gorgeous. :lol:
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:iconrebooking:
rebooking Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is stunning i love the shoulder part, is so amazing, the colors gives her a special mood. Gorgeous!
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:iconkiioku:
kiioku Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
This has always been one of my favorite pieces of all his works beautifull!

It seems to me that you respected and honored as well, all exisgencias!
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Angelonight Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
She looks very pretty, and I love her sword.
Excellent job.
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RoosterBomb Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That sword is BOMB! and i like the soft shading really nice
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ShadowofaDemon88 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pfft she could be a valkyrie! Wouldn't mind one bit if she were guiding ME from a battlefield.
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:iconfazart:
Fazart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
I love Paladin's and she is gorgeous. Ohh that sword.
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:iconmister-23:
Mister-23 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Nice rendition of your character here.
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:icontaburde:
taburde Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too freaking awesome.
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:iconlightchild:
LightChild Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic
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:iconagamfable:
agamfable Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
On FIRE!
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:iconkezulos:
Kezulos Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing...love her from top to toe!
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:iconberurustar:
beruruSTAR Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
That outfit and those colours are gorgeous! I love the detail on the sword and boots, too.
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PhilipMessina Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   General Artist
Like the Veronica Lake hair
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masterofthenothing Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
love the colour palette really contributes to the elvish theme
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:iconnakuruangel:
NakuruAngel Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is so pretty. Her hair is so SOFT looking, and the design is very unique, armor-wise. Great work~
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SharinganWarrior77 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
This is pretty epic! Lol ^_^
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shoreline013 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome :D
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:iconvoleuro:
Voleuro Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. Very nice Girl with a very nice sword. :D
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GreyAngelofChaos Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
awesome
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Chocibunny Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks fantastic
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SethFox Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
<3
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MisFanArt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
It's amazing! <3
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:iconruah-chan:
Ruah-chan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Wow just fantastic :clap:

Take care :heart:
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senbon215 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loving every second of this picture! Its very, very well done.
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:iconchroeashise:
ChroeAshise Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
really nice flow to her... she'd make a lovely BJD.
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:iconeminina:
Eminina Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
I love the way you design clothes, that armour is so beautiful
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:iconvmbui:
vmbui Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you! i love designing outfits so much, haha. i got such a kick out of designing her armour - something a bit different for me. hopefully a lot more costume designs to come :) i sometimes wish i knew how to sew, so i could make my own clothes.
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:iconeminina:
Eminina Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oh, no problem! It's one of my favourite things about your work. Looking forward to seeing more :D
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StephanyShunpike Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Artist
wow, love it.
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adivizio18 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Very sexy discipline :) Love it!
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:iconnemrac50:
nemrac50 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beutifull!!
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:iconf-cat:
f-cat Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
awesome ! :la:
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:iconfantasymuse:
FantasyMuse Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing :wow:
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LadyBhaal Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Lovely :)
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