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Dark Elf Lord Portrait by Ricardofantasyart Dark Elf Lord Portrait by Ricardofantasyart
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Original Size: approximately 14 1/4" x 21 1/4 " Medium: Acrylics

After a long while in self-imposed exile, I finally uploaded something new! This piece is portrait of a dark elf lord, with inspiration from the "Elric" series by Michael Moorcook. I took this picture with my new digital camera, which I am still learning to use (but havin' fun figuring it all out!)

I like depicting my elves as vicous mutha f--kas and not the typical wispy, 'waif-type' look that many have. No--elves are NOT always friendly types (He is more like the elves depicted in LOTR-ready for battle). They are mysterious, tough and don't play games!

I will upload a better pic as soon as I learn how to work all the little buttons on my camera and get the lighting right. But this is a 'dark' work, so this is true to it's inherent look. Hope you like it.
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InkWorthy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! The colors used really set the mood :love: For some strange reason, he reminds me of David Bowie in his movie, "Labyrinth" :wow:
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Thanks so much for the kind words!:)
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InkWorthy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're most welcome :hug:
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
:hug: :)
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serenity74 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
hey rich i thought it was about time i had a look at your gallery i'm friend of the lovely michelle's

i'm going to fav and run sorry but i want to look at all your work so this will be the only comment please know i love it all :hug:
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Sure thing and no problem! And thanks a million :hug: ! :)
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Misty2007 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I like this piece, the detail is fantastic , amazing work.
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Thank U soo very, very much... :)
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Misty2007 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome =)
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im1happy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
jawdrop:wow: this is fabulous::love::love:
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Thanks! :)
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im1happy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
My pleasure:w00t: Awesome as always:love:
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DarthLukan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007   Writer
I like the seriousness of the overall work and the darkness. The mouth however gives him a somewhat comical look which surprisingly does not take away form the picture, but adds some personality to it. Don't know if you meant to do that or not, but it works very well. Great picture!
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Thanks, Chief :handshake: ! This picture was build up and developed from a quick sketch. I just liked how I came out when I sketched it quickly, then I colored it directly from the sketch... :)
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G-SJ Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow love the colours, I like the emotion in the piece and the shadowing especially. Your work is always nice to look at :wow:
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
:glomp: Thanks again! :)
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Poison-Passion Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. I absolutely love the detail on the armor. Very well done. :)
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Thanks sweets! I am honored by your kind words :bow: ! :)
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Poison-Passion Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
As always, you are quite welcome. You deserve every single one of those words. :)
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
:hug: Thanks so much, sweetie! :)
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Poison-Passion Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime, dear.
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artist2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
wonderful work!!!
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Thanks a million, Chief! Sorry 4 the delayed response... :)
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:clap:
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Thanks so much! :hug: :)
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wynnter89 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Thats incredible ricardo !
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Thanks a million! Btw, sorry for the late response... :)
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wynnter89 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
no problem !
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture.
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Thank you so much... :)
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DamonVonBohn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
many thanks, hun... :)
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TheHarlequinsMask Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional Photographer
Damn, but the details in this are great. Very moody, dark tones really round this out well. :clap:
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Thanks so much, Chief! :)
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ebony-chan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
Kickass. I don't draw my elves thin either. It's nice to see other people doing this as well. =)
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Thanks a million, girl! I agree w/ you...Btw, did U go to the San Diego Comic Con? How was it? :)
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ebony-chan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Sorry for the late reply but yes I did go to the San Diego Con it was a blast. =)
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Kool! :highfive:
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ebony-chan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Hiya man when you get the time stop by my gallery and check out my new work. =)
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paulineaubey Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
Wow, looks so powerful and atmospheric: love you use of color here!
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
My thanks, Pauline... :hug: :)
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Jdubb Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional Artist
great job man.i really love how you paint,you should do a step by step on your whole process you know like a tutariol.
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Thanks a million :handshake: ! I plan to do a tutorial, hopefully soon... :)
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decendingskulls Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup: IN-TENSE
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Much appreciation! :highfive: :)
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faile35 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007   Traditional Artist
Love the colors, contrast, and overall mood. Elric of Melnibone is one of my favorites, and this work does him justice... =D
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Thanks, Chief! Btw, I love your latest works...:D
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faile35 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thank you. =D And you're welcome.
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GH-MoNGo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional
Brilliant work! :nod:
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Ricardofantasyart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Thanks much, Chief! :)
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