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.:Hubris:. by NightmareGK13 .:Hubris:. by NightmareGK13
Hubris, it had been a while since i last illustrated him, so i thought a revamp was in order.

I used one of the bow designed i had done previously and just painted a bit here and there.
The character surprisingly (not) didn't come out quite as i expected, not beause of the concept but because of more technical aspects, aka painting style, not quite satisfied with it yet and i need some tweaks. Don't we all?

previous illustration was done back in 2008[link]


there is some of his background story and how he came to be and meet Éron and the rest of the gang. He tells more and there a whole lot more of coincidences/intertwined story lines, that is something i thought previously to writing my book, all the storyline have something in common, one element that brings them together, but i made it subtle so that only the more curious reader would figure out.

here's a small synopsis, i promised this a long time ago, no one knew who Hubris was until now so have fun :D

"Hubris was once a light elf. Like so many other of his kind he lived on the elven city of Eldamidri and he was devoted to his father and his mother. He was young, very young when the extermination squads of king Etalleh stromed through the city vanquishing all in it's path, Hubris saw his loved ones and his fellow elves be slaughtered at the hands of the soldiers, there was nothing he could have done to protect them, neither could they.
After the attack he thought his life had no meaning, so he tried taking his life, but he failed, no warrior could defeat him in battle, no cliff was too tall to take his life away so he ran, he ran far far away to the north, and eventually he reached the Dark Elven city of Ivyster, just north of the Elven capital (not Eldamidri) he ventured off inside the mountain driven by sorrow and eventually his skin turned grey and dark, he learned from the Dark Elven and on day he knew there was something he should do, there was something inside him that needed freedom, the sorrow and pain he felt needed to be wiped, so one night he dare to steal the bow of splendor from the dark elven and like before he ran. He went from siege to siege looking for someone worthy of taking his life, looking for someone worthy to also make him want to live, he searched for a meaning."


i might upload some school work or same pages from my sketchbook tomorrow or monday, busy busy busy, trying not to rust digital wise :P

~cheers
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:iconjournei:
Journei Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very amazing. His character is very unique, not many look for death.
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks ;)

and thanks for reading the description, very few read it so im glad
thanks again, plenty more where this one came from feel free to browse around, all feedback is welcome :)
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Journei Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's great to see the art, but I also find the history behind it fascinating. xD You might as well check my RP character Ambrose, her info is just flooded.

And np, I'm glad to have come across it.
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome i like meeting people who are interested on the background as much as on the artwork itself

i will but when i have more free time
sorry for that
too many things going on :P

:)
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monchiken Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so great :w00t: !!!
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much ^^
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:iconmonchiken:
monchiken Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are quite welcome ^^
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ElisaBaroqueS Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Hubishhh */fangirl*

Não podia deixar de comentar nele XD
The first thing i notice it's the awkward pose. It's good on the first impression, but when you spend a bit of your time "studying" it, we get a strange feeling.
The design of the armor and bow is awesome. I love the shiny over his shoulder through his arm.

I keep saying you should work on your hairs because it stands out due to the it's quality compared to the rest of the image. The shoulder thing you already know, so i won't talk about it again. I only suggest that, in the future, vary Hubris poses. He always has poses in the same "line" but with some variations. He's an archer, he should get kickass poses XD with a mix of dynamic of course.

<3


hubishhhhh.... :iconlaplz:
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
pois mas nunca percebi bem porque é que gostas tanto dele :XD:
e por andar sempre tite eh :XD:

its not that awkward if you really see it through though
it just looks awkward because i didn't paint it as it should, it has a lot of movement and i basically just didn't use enough elements for that movement, or the ones i did lack it

thank you :D
yeah yeah im not gonna comment on that :XD: on the poses and you know perfectly why :XD:
also im starting to work more the hairs now right?

hihihihihihih
hubishhhhhhhhhhh :iconlachoirplz:
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ElisaBaroqueS Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
dunno
gosto imenso dele. a maneira como ele é fisicamente e taffu. Dunno, tenho pancas XD

well, but those elements maybe would make a considerable diference in the pose, it depends how it would be done. But, oh well, moving forward ;)

yesss, the hairs are getting better.


hubishhh
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
weird indeed :XD:

maybe they would maybe they wouldn't, personally i think they'd do but that's just me
woohoo hairs are getting bettahhh


hihihihih
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ElisaBaroqueS Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:>
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piotsh Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Omigosh you improved so much :nod:
I want too :ohnoes:
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
then you gotta work for it :D
very hard mate :P
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piotsh Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yoshi~!
I'll do that :icontardyayplz:
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:XD:
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MeMyMine Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
That's some darker and edgier reboot here. I like it a lot ;)
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you ;) that was the idea
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AlinaSurnaite Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Time for some critique :P. Nice remake. Great color choice and your painting style looks very neat. The character design is just as good, but I think the background ornament could be a tone lighter (not to distract from the main figure).
Other than that, I would also check the proportions of the character. It's probably closely related to the way you suggest lighting, which is rather confusing. I bet you remember that parts of the object appearing closer to light have the brightest highlight and shadow contrast. Having this in mind, the figure's left shoulder should appear darker and I also see no cast shadow of his left arm on the bent leg (the bow would'nt be lit evenly as well). So I suggest you work on your shading more carefully. Good luck! ;)
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
hey cool :D
nice to see you back again every so often

thank you, i felt going dark on him would emphasize his personality but at the same time i was worried about the too dark colors
i agree on the lighter background, and ill try and see what i can do since im not totally happy with it

proportion wise and so on i'll have to be yet again stubborn as heck :XD:
i did some overpaint to see how would everything fit and showed the whole painting to one of my teachers that also knows quite alot about anatomy and is taking his masters or doctors or whatever on anatomy and everything fits hell have a blog up sometime before the end of the year so when it's out ill share it with everyone :P

about the shading your right i do have to work on that a whole lot more
thanks ;)
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AlinaSurnaite Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Well, I didn't say a word about anatomy since I understand it's your character and your way of painting characters. But as I mentioned, the lighting/shading in your works sometimes really distorts the figure (e.g. in this one, the right leg looks a bit too long and the left arm too short or rather looks as if it was growing on his face for this reason :O_o:). Just my opinion. And I actually can see you're improving on the anatomy issues. :thumbsup: Keep it up!
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
oh you were talking lighting wise :XD:
my bad
oh yeah definitely i agree there, honestly i don't quite know what the heck has been going on with me
sometimes i can do a nice flawless job, other times i just screw up really bad, this was something in between

well thats a relief at least im improving on something :XD:
ill try

thanks again for the critique :hug:
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Kaisel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
woah! :D love it^^
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you :D
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Kaisel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
no prob^^ :heart:
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leseraphin Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Great character concept my friend i admire the bow :D
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thenk you :D
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Evolvana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Oh I'm happy it made it to DigitalBrilliance :D good job!! :hug:
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you :D
i was too
this one was in alongside two other pieces :P
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Daandric Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
briliant.

Interesting bow design >.>
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you :D



why the >.> btw :XD:
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Daandric Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
>.> = popped out eyes, meaning something caught my attention very hard.
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ah wow
cool then :D
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smallreddog Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful character sketch and well, character. love the nice clean look of the piece and the attention to detail you added. very dynamic.
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:iconnightmaregk13:
NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much :D
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Hana-me-no-tenshi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student General Artist
awesome bow, awesome armor! :D
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thanks :XD:
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Hana-me-no-tenshi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
d nada
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differentego Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful!
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:iconnightmaregk13:
NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you :D
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harlemsdawn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
It's so coool!!!! ^^
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:iconnightmaregk13:
NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you ;)
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harlemsdawn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
no probs!!! :)
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Lady-Tempest Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
I like this; the pose is good, you have a nice shine on the metal and detailed armour. The outfit and bow remind me of the Anima art that `Wen-M does.
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you :D
imflatered of being compared to him but as far as our art is concerned i think we're two different artists each for our own characteristics :)
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Lady-Tempest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
You're welcome.
I agree that you definitely have your own character style and design. :)
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you once more
i hope i didn't sound erm well not happy
im always glad to be "compared" (you didn't actually say compared but reminded) to a great artist like him
but i also like to keep my own style and structure :P
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Lady-Tempest Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
You didn't sound like you were offended or upset, but the wording could be taken that way. I just wanted to make sure that we were on the same page. :p
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ah ok im glad i didn't :D
and indeed we are ;)
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Eternity9 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Great pose and I love the design of the bow it is really awesome!
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