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Remeroth the Vindicator by Lupinator Remeroth the Vindicator by Lupinator
This is my new character Remeroth Banneroth.

Also, I have to thank :iconhibbary: a million here. I thought I lost this image when I got some of my bloody goo on the face, but with the help of some of her acrylic ink and a little experimentation we figured it out! It isn't exactly the same as before but it's certainly workable, and the mistake isn't noticeable unless you've really seen it before hand. :3
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Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Someone needs to continue with this... I wish for it badly! :)
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Awww, yeah it would be really great to work on it some more.  The lore and characters have certainly been flushed out much more since I've made this, or at least, I have a lot of theories and ideas on the matter, but we'll see where it goes in the end.  I'm not sure if I'll get to it any time soon since I've been so lousy about working on it with fulltime work and school and such, but my friend (riftryu) has considered revamping her very lemury story sometime soon, and I've considered contributing ideas and characters to her works.  I'd still retain the ability to use them for my story in entirely different ways, but I like the idea of these guys getting some use in the near future.

I still wish you'd update you stories and characters too!  Sweeney is a kick as always, but, maybe it's the extreme levels of nostalgia talking, but Armistice is still one of my all time favorite things ever, and something you are uniquely qualified for producing, :#3

Anyways, I actually find myself thinking about you not so uncommonly, and I hope everything is going well for you.  Merry Christmas and may all your dreams come true! <3
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Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sounds good to me! Yes, I think there's a certain appreciation for older projects when they turn around again. And I remember everything you told me about this. I had hoped to see more of it sometime.

Armarniss... you're right, it's creeping back into my thoughts for sure! :)

:) And I you. Never forget a friend, even if you don't talk for a while. The internet can be a cold place in that way.
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Awww, I'm really flattered you remembered what I've told you about these characters.  Lets just hope it's because you liked it, and not because of some deep seeded hatred for its very existence! :B

I was more than pleasantly surprised to see some Lance and Yolas on my tumblr dash you have NO IDEA.  I really loved their human looks, too, but you expressed some kinda worries on whether they would be anthro or not.  For that, I can't really answer it too deeply.
I think it really depends on the style you are going for in the end.  In some cases the animal aspects really lend themselves to the story (such as with Blacksad) where you can learn a lot about them just because they are what they are (Lance might be quick, daring, and clever; Yolas cheeky and playful; etc.), which maybe perfect for some characters, but then you kind of have to figure out how this is gonna work on a grand scale with all the creatures of the world.
Conversely, humans, as are often described, are bland and unexceptional, born to be adapters/conquerors of their environments and they are really limitless in their presentation, and really only limited by the cultures they come from (which seems to fit the interest you have in history and cultures).  That may very well be exceptional for the story you are trying to get into.
The trickier option would be to try to blend the two, which is what I'm attempting to do a bit in Rem's story, but I'll be the first to admit that it only really works because of the setting. It's based on the 100+ lemur species on an island that kinda evolved independent of the rest of the world (like Madagascar) and the whole thing might be infinitely more difficult if I turned the story international somehow.  I will introduce some foreigner species but it's extremely rare, and the culture here mostly mirrors isolationist, feudal societies like China and Japan; and also native american influences.

Whooo.  Sorry about that.  Obviously, world building is interesting to me, and I dunno if any of that is food for thought, but lord howdy would I love to see what you come up with in the future for your personal projects!  I eat that stuff up.

Anyways, yeah, I'm mostly to blame for the lack of real communication here I'm sure.  We've all been busy but I really feel like I should initiate more with people, especially online.  I don't think the internet is invariably a cold place, but it does take a little extra effort to stay connected.  Lets try and bounce some more ideas and stuff off each other this coming year.  I'll try to keep you clued into the kinds of things I'm working on artistically as well. :)
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Leopreston Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ha ha! How could I possibly hate your work? That's such an insane notion. I love those lemurs and I'm glad to hear that it will be continuing in one form or another. :)

I can always count on you to tell it how it is. The information you provided is indeed food for thought! I'm still not sure how Armarniss is going to go... I'm not sure if I'll even have time for it this year. Since I sent you my last message, things have changed and I'm having to focus on updating a portfolio for possible new employment. That's about 8 years of work to trawl through, so, keeping me busy.

Oh, and you're not to blame at all. It's actually my preference at the moment to move away from DA for a while (hanging around tumblr now). At least until I can figure out what I want to do with this space. I guess I'm making it difficult for everyone to keep in touch, but then again, I get the feeling that many people have already moved away from DA somewhat. Very odd times on the net now!
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chapstyle Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very cool.
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Lupinator Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Thanks man!
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chapstyle Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
No problem. nice work. :D
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fantabulous55 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
super awesome work. Is this your own original character? fabulous details and contrast
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Lupinator Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Yeah, he's my own creation. I used to have a bit of background on him before I kinda removed that information from the description.

Basically, he's part of a series that will probably be a graphic novel sometime in the future, but for now I'm kinda working on a written novel about a totally different story. This guy's story is still very much in the concept phases.

Anyways, thank you for the compliments. :)
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Kesh-co Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
i love this picture!
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Lupinator Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Thank you. :)
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Moltachi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
You're so Ossum! o.o


:love:
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
I love teh Ossum! :3
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wheaman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The textured are incredible. Man, that fur... :faint:
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Ha... thanks dude.
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Tacoly Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That is seriously beautiful; the way you use the pencil and the composition of the drawing... I love it.
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Thank you! :>
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stephanielynn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Great use of negative space! Not only is the drawing and textures wonderful as always, the unique composition just really pulls you in!! Great Story, Charater and all the s-w-eeeeeeeeeet details are just icing on the cake!!!!
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
I think it had a much more powerful composition in real life with the negative space, becuase I was a nub with my scanner and it auto crops images. Only recently have I figured out how to fix that.

But yeah, the story really took off after this too. I don't have many characters and it feels good to have another character to gather inspiration off of.
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Zethelius Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
I'm trying to think of a word for this, and so far all I can think of is 'breath-taking'

The composition and the detail in this piece is fantastic! But what really does it for me is that expression of concentration upon lemur's face.
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Thanks a lot. It's rare that I make something so inspired and well done. And, I really wanted this to be my best, so I think it came out as something I can be happy with (after I have enough time to stop hating it of course, hahaha).
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justjingles Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, much about this piece is successful; I have a lot to say about it, but my tired eyes weep for sleep. Thusly; excellent lighting and fire effects, as well as lemurly eyes xD
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
I'm glad you like those eyes, for some reason I was pretty happy with them. I have no idea why, but it's good to hear someone else who can share a likewise view.
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AlohiSoup Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Student General Artist
Beautiful work :)
The lantern idea is brilliant and beautifully executed. :thumbsup:
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Thank you so much. It's odd that the more I look at this the more I kinda like it! I guess it kinda came together for me here. :>

Merry Christmas.
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Red-IzaK Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are just awesome antro artit... whoa
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
thank you very much.
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semaj007 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
nice work on this one bro! The flow of movement is juz wicked and his head position is perfect!
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Thank you! I was pretty proud of this one.
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semaj007 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
And rightfully so! :) REally awesome job!
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Blue-Disciple Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
Dood, two words: Photo - Shop... you'll never have to use acrylic guckum again.
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
that still doesn't actually... make the original any more fixed... lets say if I decide to sell it.

It's an integrity issue.
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LuckySoup Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
Daam man youre too good its giving me organic errupture, if youcatch my drift. -wink wink- >_O
Nah but seriously this is truly incredible man.
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
hahaha... you're just excitable!

Thanks man!
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MoreSobaPlease Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
This is an incredible piece! Beautiful shading and a really dynamic pose. Very nice character backstory to go along with it, too.

And no sign of the bloody goo. ;-) I'm so glad you were able to salvage the work!
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Oh yeah... well, thank you! I'm glad you can dig the character; I've been playing around with the story a bit more and I think I can really get motivated to make this guy a pretty interesting character.

I'm really happy I salvaged it too... man... even now I can't describe how thankful I am. :>
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Venator-Somniorum Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
wow it turned out really great!
I love a lot the fur detail and the textures all around it is really profession!
I can't say any mistake with this one for me it looks just perfect but really!
I love your pencil arts so much :heart:
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Hahaha... I wish I had something more intelligent to say about your last upload... you'll have to ignore my stammering...

I mean honestly, it's one of the most powerful images I've likely seen... you brought an overwhelming life to an already lively character.

Be proud.
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Venator-Somniorum Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
shoudln't we chat here abour your great piece? :XD:
You are also really talneted I can't wait to make our trade ;)

otherway thank you a lot again and again you will make me really blush! :blushes:
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chryssil Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Very nice drawing and great shading, the story makes it even more interesting with character drawings like this :)
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
It's a good tactic really... when you have a story to work off it's easier to get inspired and create an inspiring image. I think that's why fanfics are so popular... there is a foundation to grow your creativity off of. :>
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chryssil Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Agreed! It's usually easier to expand on existing characters, you can use less brain cells :giggle:
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Hahaha... no kidding.

Similarly, I've shaded over other people's line art before... and I tell you, it's almost too comfortable to work with, not having to worry about composition and just focusing on lighting and all that... It just makes things so relaxed. :>
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chryssil Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
I'm sure it does ;p
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Luna-v Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Aw, man, that is teh awesome. I feel. lol. talentless xDDD

I WANT TO MAKE EPIC ART TOO.

If there's a mistake there, I don't see it. The pencil almost looks like paint, while still being . . . pencilly. [That's a good thing, btw] It's so soft, and . . . dude. Epic.

I can't come up with a comment intelligent enough. I'm sorry. There aren't enough words for . . . epic.
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Dork... you are my jawesome L00... no one pwns harder than j00.

And, man... beleive me... you are something fiercly talented... I'm just hyper refined in one area... while you can really belt out the talent in quite a few areas...

But whatever... we are both fab and super rad.
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Luna-v Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
I'm gonna get that on a t-shirt.

'Is fab and super rad'

WOO.

Bleh. I sure wish I FELT talented.

I feel like I have latent abilities I'm to lazy/tired/uncaring to unleash xD

DURN ME.
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Lupinator Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
but you are also quite hip.
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Amazing textures and shading... I cannot help but envy you. Spot on anatomy aswell, his left hand is, as far as I can tell, perfectly muscled. It just stands out in my eyes... no ideas why.

Interesting background story too, revenge stories have got to be one of my favourites. I also love how the spirits will only help him with certain tasks. It's a very good catch, probably one of the best ones I've seen for this type of story... much better than them just destroying everything that stands in the way, however big or small.

It's good to see your efforts did not go to waste after all, getting muck on the page is such a burden... but you can't even notice a thing with this piece ^_^.
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