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Roanoke by MegSyv Roanoke by MegSyv
My brother :iconbobthehobo:'s birthday was this past Saturday! Happy birthday, bud!

:iconcorellius: sent me an email a couple days ago with this great idea to present him with a joint DnD gift this evening at a related party. I'm assuming that's he's there and has received it already (that big jerk was supposed to call me when he did, gee whiz.) but I'm taking the risk and uploading this picture.

I'm really very pleased with how this came out. If I can just get a composition to work the way I want it to in a picture, every other mistake else just fades into the background. It'd be cool to sell prints of this at the con; we'll see.
like how his arrow is way too short geez how is he going to shoot that thing

Roanoke belongs to :iconbob-the-hobo: and is his property. No stealing, please.
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:iconantiwrathman:
Antiwrathman Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Roanoke Island, or Roanoke Virginia?
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:iconmegsyv:
MegSyv Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Virginia. :)
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:iconantiwrathman:
Antiwrathman Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Right on, man.
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:iconmegsyv:
MegSyv Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*fistbump*
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:iconshadowofnights:
ShadowOfNights Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love how detailed the leaves are. That must have taken forever to do. o.o
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:iconmegsyv:
MegSyv Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, it did. It did.
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:iconshadowofnights:
ShadowOfNights Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
XD
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:iconmummymetaller:
MummyMetaller Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Awesome :lol:
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:iconhiroshiparadox:
hiroshiparadox Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Ooooh. I really like how you used hatching and all of the different, detailed marks for different textures. The leaves have their own organic, kinda rough, leafy feel, the hatched shadows on his cloak feel very realistic and contribute a lot to the mood. They look so lifelike, just like how a bright sunlight would drop those shadows from the trees and leaves onto someone. I like the woodgrain on his bow a lot, too, and the stubble and shadows on his face are pretty neat in how they seem to branch out from the dark, dark shadows around his eyes.

I love his dangerous expression, and the pose and the moody shadows really communicate the mood perfectly. It's like you're watching with bated breath as he slowly and stealthily emerges from the shadows to stalk his prey just before he lets his arrow loose.

Very cool. : )
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:iconcorellius:
Corellius Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Uh, actually that was my fault that he didn't call you. I kinda forgot to tell him... sorry... >_< I'll have him call you now. Picture's awesome of course
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:iconmegsyv:
MegSyv Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I managed to catch him anyways. XD
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:icontikifire86:
tikifire86 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
YAY!
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:iconmegsyv:
MegSyv Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconone-t-only:
one-t-only Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
geeeeeeeeeeeze and here I thought you were drawing a hot pic for your friends who live in Roanoke!
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:iconmegsyv:
MegSyv Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I... I love youuuuu! :heart:
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:iconone-t-only:
one-t-only Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
hahaha! I'm glad I earn your love! cause you always deserve mine!
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
BAHAHAHA so did I! I was so confused when I saw this in my inbox.
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:icondahila-mockery:
Dahila-Mockery Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, he is handsome!
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:iconyavanni:
Yavanni Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent! I love the depiction of this character.
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:iconarchicrash:
ArchiCrash Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Oooh. Spooky name for a spooky looking character... Nice job using shading to set the mood.
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:iconshaeeldera:
ShaeEldera Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Bleh.... I'm so jealous of your traditional art. I wish I could cross-hatch that well xD

Also, not to be a negative-Nancy, but Wazaga is right... That's not how you nock an arrow >.> It's okay though. Most people who aren't Robin Hood fanatics or have done archery wouldn't notice :meow: The art is just so awesome that it doesn't matter xD
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:iconmegsyv:
MegSyv Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Dangit. Is it on the wrong side? I knew I should have done more research.

Also, don't be too jealous... I use and abuse Photoshop like crazy nowadays. XP
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:iconshaeeldera:
ShaeEldera Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Nah, the arrow is actually on the right side, which is awesome. I guess I should have specified to be more helpful. It's just that I've never seen anyone pull the string back while the bow was pointed at the ground. If you go through the motion yourself, I think you'd find it uncomfortable. :nod: Also, his thumb is in the right place, but his fingers are on the wrong side of his thumb if that makes sense... You know what, instead of my silly babbling, here's a very nice video if you want to draw a bow-wielding character again. [link] :meow: But really, you got it very close and I doubt most people would notice.

Haha, and yeah, photoshop is okay too. :meow: I just wish I had a photoshop to abuse right now since I don't have my tablet. At least you can draw straight lines without it. xD
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:iconmegsyv:
MegSyv Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, oops. I definitely should have done more research. Thanks for the reference video! Now I'll never draw a drawn-arrow/archer incorrectly again!
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:iconshaeeldera:
ShaeEldera Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Hurray! Now you know. And knowing is half the battle. G I Jooooeee!

>.> Sorry, I couldn't resist
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:icondoodlee-a:
Doodlee-a Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm lovin' the cross-hatching!
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:iconwazaga:
Wazaga Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that is not how you knock an arrow to the bow string. I should know. I'm an ex Robin Hood fanatic. yes, ma'am.

still, that is an awesome pic, it makes me want to reread the Ranger's Apprentice... AGAIN! (read the series 3 times now)
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:iconmegsyv:
MegSyv Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, oops! You'll have to tell me what I did wrong - I am woefully ignorant of proper arrow drawing procedures. Is it on the wrong side?
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:iconwazaga:
Wazaga Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no. it's the fingers you used. idiots yous their thumb and pointer fingers. pros yous their pointer and middle fingers with the arrow butt resting between them.
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:iconmegsyv:
MegSyv Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WHOOPS. Now I want to fix that before I mail the print to you. XP
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:iconcorellius:
Corellius Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Huh. Didn't even notice that. You are certainly right, it should be the index and middle fingers. Remember that from the shortbow I had as a kid.
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:iconriverfox237:
Riverfox237 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks AWESOME! Archers ftw!

And pshhh, that arrow isn't too short! Clearly he just hasn't drawn the bowstring back all the way, silly person!

Awesome job w/ the leaf shading and his chin bristles. They look just right!
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:iconmegsyv:
MegSyv Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! I forgot that I fixed the original drawing in Photoshop. In the picture I drew it's definitely way too short. XD
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:iconriverfox237:
Riverfox237 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Well, that explains it, then!

Btw, are you all out of the copies of the first One Question book?
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:iconmegsyv:
MegSyv Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sadly, yes... but I'll be selling them through Indyplanet soon. They'll just be $1 cheaper but unsigned. I've still got a bunch of nice prints and pins left over from the con, though!

[link]
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:iconriverfox237:
Riverfox237 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, sweet! I certainly don't mind them being a dollar cheaper. ;) And it'll be easier for me to order one if I can do it by credit card; only reason I didn't ask for a copy before was because I don't have PayPal and didn't know how to pay you.

Hmm...I DO have a new hat that might look cool with some pins to spruce it up, maybe...*goes to puruse*
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:iconmegsyv:
MegSyv Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that's definitely something I'm aiming to have up in the next week for sure. I'll let you know when it's up and running.
I'm also able to make CUSTOM pins/buttons if you're interested. ;P
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:iconriverfox237:
Riverfox237 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm, very tempting. ;P I will think on it! Please do let me know when it's up; I think I'm not too poor at the moment to scrounge up four dollars!
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