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Riyria by Sarctic Riyria by Sarctic
Royce and Hadrian again, from The Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan. I absolutely loved those books.
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AlydaBookworm Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol this definitely looks like Royce and Hadrian :D
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TinaWithFriends Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
This is perfect!

I mean it's a book, so there are no rights and wrongs with how to draw the characters, everybody imagines people a little different..
But they are really like I imagined them as well.
Royce i perfect. His face, his gesture, his clothes...really awesome!
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mayhilldesigns Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Your poses are amazing. Incredibly jealous of the talent shown here. This is a perfect representation of Royce and Hadrian. Is this done in Photoshop?
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Inquisitor-Hein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Excellent version of those two characters :)
You captured their description really well,  up to the body language:
While Hadrian looks like a fighter/brawler going for an open duel, Royce got some sneaky, assassin like posture to him.
Also, Hadrians face seems more open, while Royce tense lips give him the demeanour of a quiet guy, one can even nearly hear a snarling voice.  (I listened to the German audio book, read by David Nathan, Johnny Depps German dub voice. He did a terrific Royce, and your visual interpretation and that voice just form a perfect match for me...).
Also, last but not least, Royce clothing somehow gives the impression of hidden weapons, even though none of them are visible. Yet, one just KNOWS by looking at that pic that he seems to be hiding rather unpleasant tools).

Okay, all in all: A really excellent version of the two characters, my hat off to you :)
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Sarctic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Thank you so much for that! :D
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mrsruberduckyjr Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holt cow, this is just — ugh, please excuse me whilst I go die from the perfection of this drawing. Your depiction of Riyria is perfect!
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Sarctic Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
So I've been really shitty at managing my dA for the whole fall, so sorry for answering so late...
But thank you so much for the kind words, really makes me want to get better every day! :D
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Arlesienne Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I'm familiar with the author (his articles in "The New Fantasy" are very good), but I don't know the books. Still, this picture is very pretty - I enjoy the clean contour lines, the nothing-fancy-everything-professional clothes (something SO RARE in fantasy-inspired artworks, so great job on this!) and... you know... hoods :giggle:...

Do you ever plan to draw something Thiefy please? I would certainly be delighted!
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Sarctic Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Thank you so much! And it is pretty much a given that I'll be drawing thiefy stuff in the future, I happen to have a thing for morally ambiguous hooded figures. Half of my bookshelf consists of stories about thieves and assassins. :D
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Arlesienne Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Assassins aren't my cup of tea (okay, Discworld ones are fine, but pretty much anything Pratchett is outstanding), but thieves? Certainly! I just adore Thief and its fanart happens to be awe-inspiring. Most of it.
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Teatime-Assassin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
I adore the books too :) Great picture!
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Sarctic Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
I had a blast drawing these two rascals... :D
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Karaye Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ooooh, I love this darknes *u*
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Sarctic Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Aww thanks! :D
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Karaye Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
np Meow :3 
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Kite-J Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Since you've already done them both... if the muse is with you... please draw Royce and Gwen :eager: by darkmoon3636 
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Sarctic Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
When I draw book characters it's usually from the books I'm reading at that time. There seems to be room for only one world at a time in my head, so my mind is currently in Pratchett's Discworld. :bucktooth:
When Michael J. Sullivan writes more Riyria chronicles (what I truly hope he'll do) I'll definitely draw them again, but I'm afraid that most likely not before that. My brain gets stuck in places and I can't help it. :D
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Kite-J Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

I totally understand that.. hence the comment about the 'muse'. I need to be in the mood to write something - visions in my head that are obsessive but fuzzy until I nail them down in concrete words describing what I see.

I thought it couldn't hurt to ask! :shrug:

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Kite-J Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... how did I miss this one??? I love you how took on Royce. Everyone seems to have mixed feelings when depicting him, but just like Gwen... you did a spectacular job.
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Sarctic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Thank you so much! :blush:
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Kite-J Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

You're very welcome! Again, awesome work... I think I'm going to make it my wallpaper..

Oh and um, since you seem like an awfully big fan, I guess I should reveal why I was interested in your Gwen... the best way to describe it is...

He started it! twitter.com/roycemelborn :giggle:


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Sarctic Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
That seriously made my day, thank you!!! :D
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Kite-J Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I just realized it was the wallpaper comment that could have 'made your day' lol oops
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Kite-J Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Doesn't it? I saw him when he first popped onto twitter to let twitter/author_sullivan know he and twitter/haddyblackwater are alive on the twitterverse. I've done rpgs in other venues so I thought I'd join in. :D
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ceriselightning Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work! I love this series but the ending made me sad despite it being a happy one. You've done a good job with depicting the characters.  
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Sarctic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
TO OTHERS READING THIS, CONTAINS A SPOILER!
The ending made me sad too, for me I think it's because the paths of Royce and Hadrian parted. It was the end of Riyria... 
And thanks for the kind words! :D
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ceriselightning Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the exact same reason it made me sad. And especially even more when SPOILER  Royce says that they'll probably never see each other again. 
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Sarctic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I'm a bit late at answering messages again, but yes them feels... Thank god for Riyria chronicles though.
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Soiea Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! My favourite characters from my favourite series!
I love the lighting and the sense of action, and you really give a good impression of how they work together!
Though for some reason my headcannon for Royce was that he was actually kinda fat, soo wrong, but I can't shake it xD
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Sarctic Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Thank you so much! Especially for the image of a pudgy Royce sweating and puffing while hauling his ass up the tower of Drumindor Giggle
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Soiea Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! That's why I was so impressed with Royce in the books, I was like damn, this pudgy guy can move xD 
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