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Ancient Archer by Hagge Ancient Archer by Hagge
He's now an Ancient Archer, one of a few who've spent their lives striving to improve the quality of the art of archery. A string made just so...the bow constructed with specific wood, and treated until it almost hums of its own accord...arrows refined and honed accordingly.
His life's goal? To construct the bow and arrows (and attitude) that will shoot through anything, and he's achieved a modicum of success...

...he, after decades of hard work, research, self discipline and trials, has shot a hole in the fabric of his existence.

A submission for Seventh Sanctum's latest contest. I chose something from the Fantasy generator: the Ancient Archer, and took it literally, this time. :)
It's actually the third picture I've started for the contest, but the only one I'm able to finish...
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:iconexehl:
exeHL Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Definitely got a laugh out of the backstory to this. Well done.
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Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you.
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Ruhianna Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol this is funny X3
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:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks!
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:iconmister-kent:
Mister-Kent Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Splendid! Love the colors!
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:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
:D Thank you.
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Ed-Zed Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
WOAH, that is GOOD
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Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh thanks. :)
And thank you for faving it, too.
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Ha, that's awesome! His face is amazing.
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:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Aw thanks! :) Like I said before, I like drawing old people. Their faces can have such character!
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
No kidding. I can't seem to pull it off, somehow.
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Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Well, of course, wrinkles have a particular pattern...learn them, and you can wrinkle someone's face with relative ease...:D That said, I have to say, I did use 2 ref photos, and mainly for the eyes.
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Ah, okay. :)
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:icondragonscholar:
DragonScholar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Putting it up tonight!
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Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
danke. :)
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Kibaoftheleaves Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
That's cool, the way the arrow's just sitting there, stuck in the fabric of existence. What happens if it gets torn? Uh oh... think he went a little too far, lol.
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:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
:) That's a good question! Imagination might pour through! :D
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Mattily Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
He looks really happy!!!

He could be someone's grandpa

Thanks for sharing

:)
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:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
:giggle: thanks! He could be, on both accounts. :D
And you're quite welcome.
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CozmicDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
:giggle: I like him!
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:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks! I love painting old faces, they have such character.
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:iconcozmicdreamer:
CozmicDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
That is so true
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:iconcei-ellem:
Cei-Ellem Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Quite interesting.
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:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you...:D
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:iconcei-ellem:
Cei-Ellem Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome ^_^
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Kid-Apocalypse Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
I love his face!! And his ears are just lovely. :clap:
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Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh, thank you...I love his face too :D ...this one truly was fun...except for the background which went through about 3 different changes. :(
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Kid-Apocalypse Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Backgrounds are always hardest.... Turned out great, though! And the stitching on his trousers is awesome too... :D
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Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
The original background was so detailed the arrow got lost. Sadly, it was a cool background, too, in my estimation. Yeah, thank goodness for the distortion selection on the palette. :D Thanks...I tried to make his shoes look something like Disney may have drawn way back when, but I think I should have exaggerated them more.
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Kid-Apocalypse Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Oh... :( Ah, yes, how we all love the distortion tool. Makes marbling possible! ...Exaggerate them more how, though? Put bells on? Or unnecessary zippers?
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Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hm. Was never able to use the marbling tool successfully, darn it.
Exaggerate the tips more...make them more bulbous, almost cartoony...see, I'm so stuck on realism :(
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Kid-Apocalypse Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Makes for good patterns, if you can crack the whip on it enough...
Oh, in that case, all I can say is: Work fast, close one eye, and make everything roundish or curved. ;p I ended up a cartoonist, and that's my work method. Stands to reason, eh? (p.s. don't take me seriously :lol: )
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Hagge Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
:giggle: however you do it, I must say it lends itself to a great deal more spontenaity. :nod:
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