I spent so many hours on this that...it's hard to believe that I'm finally done with it. I started this about a month ago, had to put it down because I had other things due for the semester, and then picked it back up again after the semester was over. I'll admit that I spent way too many hours on this, especially considering all of the other things that I have to do, but I wanted to prove to myself that I could get back into rendering things. It had been so long since I buckled down and rendered anything that I forgot how to use my own process - which might be part of why this took so long. Because I had to put it down and then pick it back up again, I'm really not sure how many hours I spent, but it's probably anywhere from 50-70.
The fullsize option is only about half its original size, so if you want you can download it to see the whole thing.
This will be the last time I draw Rhys until all of my commissions are done, and then, only until I finish some refs of my OTHER characters, which have so much less love that it might even be laughable. It had been since July of last year that I drew him last, but really, I've just generally been inactive aside from sketches. So he's still been too prolific.
I still have so many ideas for him, but this will have to suffice for now.
This is HEAVILY Game of Thrones inspired, even though I've only seen the first episode. I saw these cloaks and I just had to paint one, and Rhys would be the first of my characters who would readily shell out the money for one. And then this is what happens later - he buys it, then goes into a wintry wood to pose :3 Please, no spoilers on Game of Thrones. >_> I'll be very sad.
(It's probably obvious I had no idea what to call this.)
How did I just discover you now?!? OH MY GOD YOUR TEXTURES. Just looking at it tingles my fingertips! And the color contrast is very beautifully done. Man, I hope I can become this great by the time I'm outta highschool. My hat goes off to you miss!
I wish I could livestream! I used to. But then livestream fucked me over hardcore and now I can't get into any of my accounts. :/ So I can't do that anymore. But when I'm able I'll usually take screencaps for the people're who're curious. It's the best I can do. OTL
Thanks so much! <3 I love cat's eyes too. It's pretty hard to make them look legit and not out-of-place, though. Especially since his eyes are literally those of a cat's. He has all the properties of them, not just the slit pupils. Which means he sees poorly during the day and wears glasses for reading.
I've only seen the first episode but it seems really feckin' badass. I definitely suggest it. But at this point I think you'll have to pirate it. It's not on netflix and it's impossible to find in any other legitimate way. xc
I know my dragon character has them, but he's more like a reptile's slitted eyes. His are always constricted so he's not good at seeing in the dark. Damn our boys need to be seeing eye dogs for each other. xDDD
I defiantly want to see it now, I think I'll buy the DVD that just came out so I can loaf and doodle at the same time.
Usually reptile eyes are temperature-sensing things. So theoretically he could see in the dark - at least, he could see things with a heat signature. So he's still likely to run into trees if he hasn't honed his other senses, but if you've got blood running in your veins, he can see you. XDD
Rhys just deals with the daylight fuzziness until darkness hits. Then he's like. I got dis.
He sees a bit like a human, but darkness hes practically blind. He's got some glasses to help though, they also 'complete' his disguise to look human. So regular people arent like 'wtf is up with this guys eyes man?'.
Haha! xD When Rhys needs to go incognito...he shrinks 7 inches, shortens and rounds off his ears, shrinks his claws to fingernails, and returns his sight to daytime-oriented circular pupils. Otherwise known as putting on sheep skin. XD
I've been meaning to draw his human form. His human form has short, stylish hair rather than the manly native-american mane.
LOOOOVELY, lovely! Oh boy Rhys knows how to rock out furs. His eye is delightfully feral in this piece, it really looks good. His lips look very kissable, oh my! The snow enhances the atmosphere and I love the little window of his clothes that frame his SEXY PECTORAL. Great job!
Thank you! ^^ I do believe subtleties make the person, really. Two people can look a lot alike but there's still subtle nuances unique to a person. Though...Rhys' face always takes me a million years to render. I don't know why. He's just so complicated. x_x
Thanks a ton, onibby! <3 Also, when we finish our art trade, I insist you draw Finn in her newest form. I've been buying so much artwork of her but I keep thinking in the back of my head, how much more awsm you would make her xDD