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Beyond and Back by coupleofkooks
Beyond and Back

I was playing with idea of mages getting in and out of the Fade and a completely random scene from Otho’s story happened. I actually might continue it. Or not :] Anyway, sorry for that randomness.  I’m not even sure if the visualisation and mechanics are accurate to be honest, I don’t remember if it was ever depicted ingames :P

on tumblr: wehavekookies.tumblr.com/post/…

Cheers :]

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The Desire by coupleofkooks
The Desire

Desire demon vs Otho Umbrous. Fade. 

A scene that was supposed to be the second demon illustration but somehow morphed into this. I have absolutely no idea what I did with the colour here, but it was soooo fun to make, besides it’s Fade so I choose to think everything works :3

Thank You, yuhime, for the consult <3

on tumblr: wehavekookies.tumblr.com/post/…

Cheers :]

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The Antagonist by coupleofkooks
The Antagonist
The story of Otho Umbrous goes in a milion of different directions, but from the early days of his sweet fictional existance, he continues to have a rival named Hugo Duval. Otho is a blood mage with a chronic dislike towards demons, Hugo is a blood mage who went demons all the way, so it's kind of a philosophical discussion with liters of blood. 

Set in the Dragon Age universe.

Still figuring out the linearting thingie (100th upproarch). I know it's no news to anyone but PS is such a bitch when it comes to precise linearts. I made a goal of taming that beast, because I can't get used to other programs :/ 
Also trying out the png format, tho not much red here :] edit: and i think it is better with compression, though the colour change thing still happens :[

on tumblr: wehavekookies.tumblr.com/post/…

Cheers.
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Hanzo by coupleofkooks
Hanzo

Hanzo.

I don’t play Overwatch but this guy keeps coming back to my dash screaming sexy all over it, and I had to. Also awesome tats, man.

Still practicing linearts. Fun fun fun.

on tumblr: wehavekookies.tumblr.com/post/…

Cheers :]

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Otho Umbrous II by coupleofkooks
Otho Umbrous II

Will come up with a better title - or actually with a title at all - somewhat later.

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As much as I like to think Otho is mostly fun, heartless, wine drinking bastard, he’s actually tons of drama and angst, but i guess that’s something every OC ever created has to be, like ever and always. 

This one time he actually tried to have a relatioship with one of his kids, and this one time the kid actually admired him and tried to be like his dad a bit too much. Blood magic ain’t only bunnies and rainbows, Otho.

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Some technical frustrations:

I’m paying a lot of attention to the red colour, as You might have noticed maybe..? It drives me crazy that this colour looks a tiny bit different in PS, on tumblr and on deviantart (on deviantart it actually changes when You zoom in the picture). I’m spending hours (no kidding) trying to pic the right tone, analizing the depth this particular colour creates (that’s a bit tricky with red) and I get something random anyways when I put that online. Stoopid something, whatever’s responsible for that. Sorry bout that, had to complain a bit. Everyone at home thinks I’m overreacting, but it’s about the RED COLOUR! Pffff….

Cheers :]

on tumblr:
wehavekookies.tumblr.com/post/…

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ShinigamiVermont Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I'm getting more and more fascinated with your art recently and I'm totally in love with the colors and mood of your drawings :love: 
Do you have any tutorials uploaded of your drawing process? Or maybe some basic advice for me to get started with digital drawing? Or should I just jump right in trying to work it out?

(Btw I'm still looking forward to an art book of your drawings, should you ever publish one :)
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coupleofkooks Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hello :] First of all thank You soooo much for the kind words, they really made my day :D

Unfortunately I can't offer any tutorials on digital drawing, since I'm constantly figuring this stuff myslef XD Since recently I've been doing the thing more or less just as with traditional media, though PS offers some cool solutions that make life easier. I suspect everyone who works a bit more in this program know them already, but so far I used it mostly for painting and had no use for anything else than brush tool >.> so it's all kinda new to me.... at the moment i'm hiperexcited that You can turn the alpha channel on lineart layer and paint it different colours, so you can imagine i'm still rather at basic levels with this stuff. But yeah, general advice is jump in, try out everything, mix everything with everything (that's more or less how i look for colour schemes...), and leave Your comfort zone hard :P 
If You start and You'll have some specific questions in mind, feel free to ask :] 

Cheers!

PS.: Black Sails is perfect, one of my favorite show <3
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ShinigamiVermont Featured By Owner 2 days ago

You're welcome. You have such a beautiful style which reminds me (obviously) very much of DA (of which I'm also a big fan :)) but also goes way beyond that to create something entirely new.
I'm also very fascinated with everything that surrounds the Fade/Mages and the DA lore in general. 
 
I got started with SAI today XD, it's kind of easier to handle for me than PS. PS has so many settings that it can be a bit overwhelming for a beginner ^^;

I'll take your advice and try out as much as I can until I figure out how everything works. It's much fun to test different colour scemes and experiment with shapes which you can't do as easily in traditional drawing.

Thank you, if I have any specific questions I'll let you know :)

PS: Yes! Can't wait for Black Sails Season 4 in January! <3

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coupleofkooks Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank You once again :] 

Yeah, Fade is an awesome theme for painting, though to be honest I don't do a lot of research and am not a specialist on DA lore, I rather imagine how it could work, and look, and feel and I like it that way :P

Good luck with SAI :] I never got used to the program, but I see a lot of people are working in it, and they make awesome things :]
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Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist
Why did I just give you a random llama, you may ask? Well, I could be all mysterious and say "Muahahaha! You wish you knew, mortal." But, truth be told, I just wanted to make you smile.

Did it work??
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coupleofkooks Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
well actually it did, thank You :D
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Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist
Yay! You're welcome. :D
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NinthRaconteur Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I just wanted to say that your art is amazing, and I'd admired it for quite a long time, when I still wasn't part of DA. I love Amber so much, and you capture the characters perfectly!=) So, thank you!
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coupleofkooks Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Thank You very much! :D 
I'm always super happy when a fellow Amber admirer shows up :heart:
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NinthRaconteur Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
=)
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