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I always wanted to make a Victorian-era themed picture, but the idea always got tossed aside for specific reasons. Reasons like not knowing how to draw. :dummy:

As for this character, there's not much of a backstory other than he is a Brazilian born doctor who served as a surgeon during the Paraguayan war, then migrated to England.
I'd imagine him as some sort of secondary antagonist, maybe the right hand of an arch villain. You know, the guy who tortures the main hero for the whereabouts of the damsel ... or something. :shrug:

The shading was much softer at first, but it looked quite off with the thick, cartoony outlines, so I simplified them, giving the whole thing a more cel-shaded look.


I'm afraid I added too many filters this time ...

I hope you'll enjoy it! C:
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SciPhiFox Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Victorian-era style is awesome. I love his attitude.
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Darbaras Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
It is! ^^ Thank you!
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5tevenM Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Why is he so skinny? D:
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Darbaras Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Maned wolves - even though he doesn't really look like one - have really slim bodies and long legs. Example
Also, I tend to stretch my characters a bit.  ^^
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5tevenM Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I really like the way you made the face and snout! So.. cartoony unique =O
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Darbaras Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :3 Those are my favourite parts, too! Unfortunately, the rest of his design doesn't really add up.
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5tevenM Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
The rest is cool too! ;)
I really like the ways you draw
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MerionMinor Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Is he a maned wolf? :D

Absolutely fantastic work on the lineart! Plus, I love the colour scheme and the textures you used! :heart:
I'd actually love to hear a longer backstory if he had one. :D Honestly, I think his design fits the role of a villain perfectly!
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Darbaras Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yep, he is! Even though there are a few missing "key features" :D

Thank you so much! This style is a bit new, yet to be polished, but it's great to know you like it! Oh, I think his suit's colours are all over the place for the era and a bad guy. I might change them later. ^^
I really wish I could write something featuring him, but my storytelling abilities are below average. I usually make up short scenes rather than a whole plot ... ^^;
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MerionMinor Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Still, I'd love to see some comic strips or just doodles featuring that guy! :D He's amazing!
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Darbaras Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
Sure, I'm planning to make another picture of this character, or more like a sketchdump, as there's a huge room for improvement in the design. I'm so glad you like him this much! :meow:
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Stygma Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Victorian-style villain! Nothing wrong with that! :meow:
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Darbaras Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
The only thing we need is an actual story to put him into. :D
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Stygma Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Splash-Otter Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Really neat! I love the sophisticated expression-and the background/the character's colors wrk great together!
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Darbaras Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks a lot! I'm happy to hear this. C:
At first, I thought the pose, the gesture and expression were too simple, but it seems they suit this character fairly well. As for the colours, I've been kinda overusing this brown colour scheme with its muted colours lately, but the vibrant ones never really worked for me.
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DarthSnivachu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful use of textures. The coloring and shading is superbly done and the expression and style is awesome as always.
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Darbaras Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much! ^^ I used to avoid using overlays like these, as I considered them to be a cheap way to make a picture look more professional, but they go well with this vintage style.
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Monochromatic-Mess Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the theme and his expression :D
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Darbaras Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm glad you do! ^^
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Monochromatic-Mess Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
of coourse x3
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ryuunosukeAkasaka Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is pretty nifty uwu
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Darbaras Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you! C:
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