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Reworked - Julei-Zu by Darbaras Reworked - Julei-Zu by Darbaras
A long while ago I decided to redo an old art trade I made with :iconbluereptile:, because the old one was an ugly piece of crap.
That picture was a perfect example of what happens when you force a style. Sure, it worked much better on the previous one, but that was the picture I came up with the style for.

This one has a much 'healthier' look. Sure, her armour barely resembles the original, but that wasn't the point.

As for the background, well, the picture gave me a lot of trouble as the character looked the best on a plain white background, which is really weird, considering she's supposed to be in the darkness. At first, she had that overused coloured rectangle behind her, but it just looked way too lazy. So, I decided to waste the whole afternoon with experimenting different backgrounds.

This is what I got. Wait ... how do I perspective? :B

Julei-Zu @ to ~BlueReptile
The Elder Scrolls universe @ to Bethesda Softworks
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
OMG Is she like an argonian Paladin?
Maddog10-20 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. The lines are very clean and it's easy to tell what is what. The background looks fine to me. You never get anywhere if you don't experiment, so that afternoon wasn't wasted.
Darbaras Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you!

You're right, experimenting is essential, and I do it all the time. This was was just an early stage where the results of practising didn't shine trough.
I had to realise that a complex background isn't just there to fill the space around the character in a fancy way, it's there to give atmosphere, to have an environment for the character to exist in. Learning this, I've became quite fond of painting backgrounds, so much I have a few pictures in progress featuring rural areas and a city park.
LONEWOLF45622 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student
MaraxxusEredexa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Szépen csináltad ezt, de kell mondanom hogy az állkapocsa kicsit viccesen néz ki :P
Darbaras Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Köszönöm! Hát igen … a csajszinak alapból nagyon karakteres volt a feje, gondoltam rádobok egy lapáttal. :D
SnowshoeCarriergold Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013   General Artist
PlaviGmaz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing o: Thank you so much for reworking it and got to say the result is incredible! You really caught her appearance right and her kind look too! Awesome job c:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're welcome! ^^ I really enjoyed screwing around with the armour and its details, though I worried a bit about making her too thin, just like the last time, but those enormous pauldrons seem to even it out.  Thank you! C: 

Fun fact: I've actually drawn her - or pretty much every everybody - left handed, without noticing it, so I had to mirror her before submitting the picture. It's a bit unfortunate, as the whole thing looked waaaay better with her on the left, even though the pictures are literally identical. :shrug:
PlaviGmaz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem c:

Yeah, it happens to me too sometimes. Cx And also looks way better then when flipped. It's really weird.
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