Varethyn's Sketchpad

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Unread post by Varethyn » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:22 am

It's been a long time in coming, and I know some here were quite interested in seeing more of my art after the failed PetEmote Illustrations attempt. Again, ironically, I am suffering artblock so updates will be slow. Hopefully in posting a few things here I'll regain some inspiration :3

First of all my elven mains.
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My sweet, shy hunter, Varethyn Swiftrunner (left) and my rather more outgoing and cocky paladin, Kithren Dawnweaver (right).

Old work is old but I am still happy with some of them. Such as my very first WoW drawing for one Azunara
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This is Kethtaz, a worgen death knight for the lovely TygerDarkstorm
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A lot of my work is based off an RP I'm part of elsewhere, so expect a lot of that :P First a very random piece inspired by random OOC comments for the WoW RP that used to go on here
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And another, less random one
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Kith's in love with a human warlock. The irony. He don't care though
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A young orc by the name of Kinsy got mixed up in the wrong kind of action and sought solace from Var
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Followed by a dip in the nearby river (dat hair, Var!)
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And some random stuff for your admiration/amusement
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Unread post by Rhyela » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:25 pm

Varethyn wrote:And some random stuff for your admiration/amusement
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This one cracked me up! :D

Your art looks great! I really love your style. :3

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Unread post by TygerDarkstorm » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:47 pm

Hee, I love seeing your work, Vare. :) Kethtaz looks like a badass and the pieces with Kinsy and Vare together are so cute. <3

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Unread post by Zhinru » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:57 pm

Cool stuff. That's the kind of style I'm shooting at when I try my hand at drawing, but I either overdo the details or miss the mark on general feel of the piece.
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Unread post by Arisia » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:03 pm

oh wow-- love your work; the chibi are sooooo kawaii! :D

If you ever do comissions when I am again employed, I may lay down in the middle of the road to wait for a slot ::grin:: The way you draw their faces-- the expressions are lovely.

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Unread post by Nefretiti » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:47 pm

I still have the drawing you did of Neffie and her worm Ay :D I lovelove your style, so talented
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Unread post by Snowbird » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:10 am

i like ur style! looks good!! i love that Belf character!

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Unread post by Varethyn » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:07 pm

Thanks all for the positive comments! :D

Rhyela: Kithren is a bit of a twit who aims to please, so it only felt right that he'd attempt Gangnam Style xD Glad you found it as humorous as I'd hoped it to be :3

Tyger: Totally not biased, right? ;) Thanks <3

Zhinru: That's awesome, it is a lovely style. It is hard to get the details right sometimes, depending on what you're drawing. I'm terrible at armour, for instance, which is why Kith is in casual clothes most of the time. There's no need to go overboard if it ends up looking crowded, and sometimes empty gaps work. Try to keep things as simple as possible without losing the general idea, perhaps only suggesting detail here and there.

Arisia: Aww thanks! Believe it or not that was my first time attempting the chibi style. Good to know it came out well. As for commissions... much as I appreciate your love for my work (please don't lie in the road for me!) I've learned the hard way that I cannot keep up with requests D: Sorry :(

Moila: Thank you! Which one? They're both BElves :P The one with the long, straight ponytail and human-like eyes is my hunter, Varethyn, and the one with the wild foxtail and (supposed to be, at least) glowing eyes is my paladin, Kithren.

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Unread post by Silivren » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:46 pm

The way you draw chibi-Kith really makes me think of a WoW comic and the pose/way they depict their characters like that. :lol: Its spot on! Really good though!
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Unread post by Zhinru » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:03 pm

Varethyn wrote:Zhinru: That's awesome, it is a lovely style. It is hard to get the details right sometimes, depending on what you're drawing. I'm terrible at armour, for instance, which is why Kith is in casual clothes most of the time. There's no need to go overboard if it ends up looking crowded, and sometimes empty gaps work. Try to keep things as simple as possible without losing the general idea, perhaps only suggesting detail here and there.
Easier said than done! :P
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Unread post by Magli » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:24 pm

I like your art, Varethyn--it's a very even line, almost Herge-like, but with Japanese influences as well. Very cool.

Although I have to admit that your hunter is probably the first "sweet, shy" belf I've ever seen described. They tend to be arrogant bastards.

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Unread post by Arisia » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:44 pm

Varethyn wrote: Arisia: Aww thanks! Believe it or not that was my first time attempting the chibi style. Good to know it came out well. As for commissions... much as I appreciate your love for my work (please don't lie in the road for me!) I've learned the hard way that I cannot keep up with requests D: Sorry :(
Trust me, I understand-- and right now, no way in heck could I ever afford to commission you even if you were given the gift of all the time you needed. LOL

I've just collected small art of my hunter, Arisia, and her relationships with her pets since she was made; I figure if, in the far, far future you ever DO open commissions, I'll be there waiting. ::grin:: I just like your clean lines and the way you capture emotion in their faces - the glee on the drae and the fox as a really GOOD example, if I might :D

So its not a request, per se, more of me hoping, in the future, for it to happen -- never ever think it is me poking anxiously, or being an irritant. ;D

And I get the happy of seeing your work when you post it, no matter what!

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Unread post by Varethyn » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:24 pm

Magli wrote:I like your art, Varethyn--it's a very even line, almost Herge-like, but with Japanese influences as well. Very cool.

Although I have to admit that your hunter is probably the first "sweet, shy" belf I've ever seen described. They tend to be arrogant bastards.
Thanks! I was inspired by various animes and, believe it or not, the artwork in the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time instruction booklet xD

True enough. I just can't stand the stereotypical personality of the male BElf and figured, hey they can't all be like that. There's bound to be some who don't act the same way. Plus I like to be different.
Arisia wrote:Trust me, I understand-- and right now, no way in heck could I ever afford to commission you even if you were given the gift of all the time you needed. LOL

I've just collected small art of my hunter, Arisia, and her relationships with her pets since she was made; I figure if, in the far, far future you ever DO open commissions, I'll be there waiting. ::grin:: I just like your clean lines and the way you capture emotion in their faces - the glee on the drae and the fox as a really GOOD example, if I might

So its not a request, per se, more of me hoping, in the future, for it to happen -- never ever think it is me poking anxiously, or being an irritant. ;D

And I get the happy of seeing your work when you post it, no matter what!
Maybe one day :)

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Unread post by TygerDarkstorm » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:48 pm

Rose isn't that arrogant or conceited. >_> :P

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Unread post by Varethyn » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:32 am

Sort-of reference piece to show the height difference between my two elves. And me. Who stands at a staggering 5'1" \o/
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Unread post by Nahale » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:48 pm

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Unread post by Rhyela » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:03 pm

Allow me to say that your shirt is awesome!!! :D

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Unread post by Varethyn » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:53 am

Nahale wrote:I can't really speak eloquently about art. So, suffice to say that I love your style! You do such a great job showing how the characters are feeling.
Thanks! I love drawing expressions, they're so fun and add so much feeling to the piece.
Rhyela wrote:Allow me to say that your shirt is awesome!!! :D
You and everyone else! :lol: Thanks Rhy :3 If anyone else is interested I happened upon it randomly while surfing Amazon xD

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Unread post by Varethyn » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:10 am

Phew it's been a while. I haven't been able to get much in the way of art done due to fickle mood swings and minor bouts of depression. That said, I've finally been able to pick up my pencil and get something done! This one's for you Pokémon fans. Partly. It's fan art for a YouTuber I'm currently following :)
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Anyone who follows Marriland might recognise these guys from his Emerald Nuzlocke and HeartGold Wedlocke challenges. If you don't follow him but know what these challenges are, these are the survivors of said challenges, those original team members that stuck it out to the end.

If you don't know what a Nuzlocke or Wedlocke challenge is and are interested to know, have a look at Marriland's Nuzlocke and Wedlocke rules videos. Be aware that there are many other variants - these are simply the "basic" rules of the challenge :)

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Unread post by Serendipity82 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:01 am

I really like this Vare. I've used Marriland's guides a lot of the time, but I never really watched his videos. Going to have to start now I think.

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