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July 30, 2011
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My old friend.. by Sio64 My old friend.. by Sio64
I really like how this one came out. It's based off a scene i wrote for my Blindwood novel.

Sable and the Hart of Dartmoor. Also known as the king, his oldest and most trusted friend.

The king is a nod to a great stag that lived up on Exmoor, who was almost 9 foot tall in his time. Apparantly a larger one was recently spotted on the moors, so fingers crossed!

More Blindwood art, Derpyfays =]
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Alright, first critique.
Vision-Excellently done. I'm not sure how you wanted exactly but if I were to do this I would be VERY satisfied.
Originality-I haven't read the novel yet so I can't answer entirely, but I'd say pretty original characters.
Technique-The lighting, rain, expressions, everything is done carefully.
Impact-Huge impact. You can easily see the connection between these two characters, I want both if them alive, yet I haven't even read the novel.
Overall-Touches you and reveals a little bit of the two characters' personalities. The technique makes me jealous. I don't have enough thumbs for my thumbs up.
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CharlieK-33 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was the Emperor... Died not too long ago... I love this.
Sio64 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artist
Some more of this to come soon! =)
Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This stag is quite beautiful. I like how the rain and fur turned out.
Sio64 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Thankyou! I had good fun colouring it, swearing at my blending button =) The rain i used a stamp for, however - cannot remember where i got it, it was a long time ago! One day I shall learn to do my own rain and not make it look so awful hehe.
MythicEl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011   General Artist
I love Sable's expression. :heart: And the King looks amazing! =)
Sio64 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Thankies Xani!
KaitoAozora Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Ah, a descendant of the great irish elk perhaps? So large he must have at least a little of the blood... a throwback to a cousin species maybe... A wonderful thing.
Sio64 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artist
It was based off of a Red Deer, but i'm not sure what the exmoor deer was. He was very tall, could quite possibly be a decendant!
Shortycake Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Oh wow, it looks even better coloured. Amazing! Love it heehe :)
Sio64 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artist
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