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Duke of Shadows by vinegar Duke of Shadows by vinegar
*edit* slightly updated version, his chest and face bugged me :/

ah hell, wanted to wait with this one till new website update, but as I have no time for that now..

An old idea I had. And yes, this is a very feminine, androgynous guy, this is a part of the story. I won't bore you with this one yet ;)

No direct refs (just looked up some pics for his.. err, stick? how the hell is this thing called anyway? *edit* cane, thanks guys! ah, I feel dumb, it was such an obvious one =D), painted from scratch in PS CS2.
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AmberLynnL Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow
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:iconuranusamara:
uranusamara Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love the red around the eyes.
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AiDerathar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student General Artist
To chyba moja ulubiona z Twoich prac. :)
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PoppycockFanatic13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i LOVE the face and the outfit very beautiful!!!
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind:)
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:iconbel-owens:
Bel-Owens Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Totally great! He looks just like a human version of a crow, at least to me x_x
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:iconkashimitsu:
kashimitsu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011   Digital Artist
nice work
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:icontellvinn:
TellVinn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Gorgeous :heart:
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:iconaeternum-art:
Aeternum-Art Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Your amazing work here [link] featured in my journal:rose:
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:iconcomablackxx:
ComaBlackxx Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Very nice!
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:iconmeikura:
Meikura Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
I love it, it has this dark class about it. It all looks so twisted, love it!
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:iconvarziel:
varziel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
wheeewww, it's amazing, it's really good... :heart:
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:iconaxelalonso:
axelalonso Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It´s a terrific art pice love the make up! as in blood! and the cool goth outfit! :+fav: you do need more love in all your :gallery: :heart: it´s so well done all the attention in your renders and characters! :nod:
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FlexDreams Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
darky
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:iconwicked-wonders:
Wicked-Wonders Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
I kinda like it. Very Marilyn Manson-esque. Bonus points in my book
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:iconruokamulta:
ruokamulta Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008   General Artist
very impressive
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Satanisa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Ah jak ja kocham takich androginicznych facetów!^^ :heart: piękny piękny bardzo piękny!
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LadyDeathDemon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
breathtaking...
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ngt10v Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
your work is amazing:D
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MoriaLord Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wwoooow...Im amazed.
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Questiun Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
He's beautiful. I love the taloned gloves and the way you created all the feathers. The shadow shapes in the background are all wonderful too. And the color choices are excellent...the subtle grays setting off the vivid red and blue.

Wonderful work!
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CrucifixJEL Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
Another one of your best works, VINEGAR! XD!

***bows down to you...XD!
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blaziken12 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
still AwEsOmE!! D:D
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FerionFuriosa Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Za pomocą kilku pociągnięć zmieniłaś zupełnie charakter pracy. Uwielbiam tego typu makijaże. Są extremalne, prawie jak maska i może dlatego sprawiają wrażenie jakby kryły pod spodem tajemnicę. Świetny kontrast pomiędzy twarzą,a resztą pracy :heart:
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PsychoDelirium Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Świetne ;D
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LadyMilka Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Śliczne bardzo mi się podoba a ten klimat jest bardzo ponury PODOBA MI SIĘ!!! ;)
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mero-ix Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
I think you need to spend more time on practicing anatomy. The body in this image is quite poor, compared to the detail of the face. Your faces are always so lovely and well done, but your bodies seem to suffer, like they were an after-thought.

The background is really quite interesting. I like it a lot! The grass looks so real.
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vinegar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
you're right Kyla :) my problem is I have no problems drawing good anatomy when i have a reference or draw from real life, but for most my digital pieces i don't have any and i just rush it, hence how it looks.. gotta become more patient with these things, i guess ;)

anyway, good to see you online again :) i was afraid, after your LJ post, you're quitting all the way..
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mero-ix Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Why not try taking photos of yourself for reference? It's a shame for you to get lazy on such gorgeous pieces! (Though I definitely understand the 'lazy' part. For me it usually results in an unfinished picture altogether or I just don't bother coloring it. xD) My anatomy isn't as good without a reference either, but the more you practice at it, the better it will get without one.

And thanks. :( I seem to have lost all motivation!
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vinegar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
eh, i do take photos but of myself. and i don't have a male body, so that doesn't help.. but yeah, i plan on being less lazy :D

anyway, why did you loose it? silly question, i know. still - you were one of my first and biggest inspirations! and i want you to be one still. come on, it'll all come back! :)
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dreamhaunt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome ! Very "unisex" if you will. Love the blimps in the background too. Keep upt the great work !
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vinegar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
thanks! :heart:
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annemi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
genialne!
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QuantumSuz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
I love the feathery sleeves and the colour around the eyes :)
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Redface Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a he???
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
not really, he's more like just an androgynous creature. more he than a she, but still not really a he, if you know what i mean ;)
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D-NA Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Re-faving 'cause he's THAT cool :P The face freaked me out for a second. I love it ;P

And dA is being stupid with stats:
File Size: 2.5 MB
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LIGHTWEIGHT IMAGE.
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
hehe, thank you :D there is a close up on my website [link] i admit, the face does seem a bit creepy now..
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D-NA Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Awesome, thanks! I love close-ups.

I think he's creepier because of veiny stuff. It doesn't look like make-up anymore, but like something that's an actual part of his face. Wouldn't want to meet him in person.
Then again, he's kinda hot...
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neurolepsia Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
He reminds me of Jack Fairy form Velvet Goldmine. :D
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
hehe, i didn't think of that, but that's really cool :D
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xXSaltAndPepperXx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Ah i love his face and hair... :)
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Sussi1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Digital Artist
Love his hands and outfit!
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mitsukononame Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty!
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theelfhybrid Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG,I have a friend who looks just like that! *is in shock*

The details are exquisite!!
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Flowerchild666 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
I thought it was a girl! Well pretty guy or girl.
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eulogyforophelia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
I love it! Wonderful!

Actually, a can has a curved handle and is stout enough to hold a person's weight.

A walking stick has a knobbier handle and is meant more for ornamentation and prestige.

What you have here is a walking stick.
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
ah, i see! well, seems like a "walking stick" would add even more, hmm, weirdness to his image :D
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eulogyforophelia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Yup.

My husband adds this bit of information: Walking sticks originated in wet countries, like Britain. They're actually for balance. Because leather-soled shoes and wet cobblestone don't mix.
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