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Grake Rampager by RCWikkydArtist Grake Rampager by RCWikkydArtist
Grakes, tribal reptilian beings mainly from the Grake Forest Kingdom but have stretched out to other territories. They have three eyes and one leg. Their species are better suited for life in the trees and though they can stand and move well on the ground they are vulnerable to enemies like the Divine Empire as all of their species have two legs. Grakes have adapted surprisingly well on the ground and on the battlefield. Though there are foot soldiers, most Grakes fight on cavalry. Depending on the village and the region, each culture adapts to taming particular animals as beasts of burden, pets and companions, and for riding into battle. They have long created a balance with animals of the wild and to the wilderness itself by showing them respect and reverence.

The Orange or Plains Grakes live in villages on the grass plains not far from the Forest Kingdom. There they have succeeded in hunting fierce beasts of all shapes and sizes as well as taming a particularly infamous animal in their lands. The animals they ride upon into hunting and into battle is the Horned Rampage, a three-horned rhino species with tough hide (slightly spiked on the thighs). They can move fast, cause devastating damage to enemies, and are tough to kill. The riders are called Rampagers and wear feathers representing the three horns on the rhinos.


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Original images done in pencil and ink, then cleaned up, colored, and arranged in CS5 Photoshop.
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Really interesting and original character you've created here. Kudos for that! Depending upon what effect you are going for... you might want to add some shading layers to make it more realistic. (If you don't know how, there's a ton of tutorials around here to check out.) You use a lot of thick outlines, and I think if you had shading you can steer away from that. I would like to see some texture in his skin as well, since he appears lizard like in origin. Oh, and always keep the blacks to a minimum. Few things that we see are 100% black. Digital art is tough, so keep on drawing!
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Wow, I love how unique this character is! too many people create very predictable, over-used species, and I love how you really went all out with your design. the nails, teeth, and necklaces all add some awesome detail, but like the person who critiqued before me, I would really like to see how this looks with full shading. If you ever go full-out on the shading, could you link it to me? You already went into so much detail with jewelry and arm details and feathers (as well as with what looks like twine around his rib-cage and over his shoulders), and I love this picture, but I think that taking it that extra step would completely floor everyone.

anyway, nice design, and nice color scheme, as well. it's very appealing to the eyes, and well balanced
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RoCueto Aug 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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This is an interesting creature, and the cultural trivia you show thru both his clothes and your comments flesh him out even more, you've got pretty good design skills and an eye for detail, now all you need is to keep on honing your skills to make your drawings more solid. Try adding more volume and playing with different colour convinations for shading and highlights and eventually you'll get there :)
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RCWikkydArtist Aug 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D

I'll take your advice into mind. :)
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Bug-Off Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the tribal art and craftsmanship of the outfit.
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RCWikkydArtist Jul 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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AuroraChiaro Jul 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool character design my dear:clap:
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RCWikkydArtist Jul 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Archer7Tadayoshi Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scary! Especially if they were real!
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RCWikkydArtist Jul 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
They are indeed scary if you're their enemy!
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Archer7Tadayoshi Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I won't worry about it then. I'm not one to meddle in Reptilian affairs.
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