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Without His Ravens by Suilenroc Without His Ravens by Suilenroc
A little portrait of a character
from Neil Gaimen's novel American Gods
Shadow's employer...

Just practising :shrug:
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:iconcall-me-nimrod:
Call-Me-Nimrod Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAY. WEDNESDAY LOOKS LIKE AN OLD MAN. :DDD
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Kiiku Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Was browsing through all that deviantart had to offer in the way of American Gods fanart, and I think that this is my favorite one of Wednesday.... It's straight forward, truthful to the character, without over-glamification that becomes typical of overzealous fans. Really, really wonderful.
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JizneDar Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Father Wednesday is really dark here) Quiet like IRL =)
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kopacak4 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Hmm, I don't particulary like this version of him, you get points for being the only one to give him eyepatch. Really, I doubt that he would walk around just with empty eye socket.
But you didn't give him a beard, which rather distinctive for Odin.
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2wingo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
1.) Hmm, I always pictured him with a beard.

2.) Kudos for not making him handsome and debonair like everyone else on this site.
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siibillam-law Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Student Filmographer
That is so cool, although I always thought of Wednesday to have a crooked nose
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Well he'd already lost an eye and you want him to have a crooked nose. Man, you're mean! :D
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siibillam-law Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Student Filmographer
Every time there's a wisened old man in a book with lots of personality, i picture him with a crooked nose
I have no idea why
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darkmanx56 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
nice work.
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:iconsuilenroc:
Suilenroc Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Thank you kindly :)
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RaptorFarmer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
This style is amazing. This's exactly how I want my art to look.
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:iconsuilenroc:
Suilenroc Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Thank you. :)

We can only suggest lots of practice and experimentation. We've yet to hit on a specific fixed style that keeps Us interested for very long. ;P
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:iconcatolauvli:
catolauvli Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Creepy, but I can't pull my eyes away from it/him! Must be a good sign;)
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:iconsuilenroc:
Suilenroc Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Thanks - We think it might be more of a portent! ;)
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thatoneguy202 Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
that looks amazing ... i love the texture
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:iconsuilenroc:
Suilenroc Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Thank you kindly! :)
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Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
creepy
hes well on his way to becoming a zombie :D
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:iconsuilenroc:
Suilenroc Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
:giggle: Haven't come across a zombie with an eyepatch.... yet. :)
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Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
true. its a good idea for one
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:iconestal:
estal Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
fkn awesome! :horns:
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Thank you most kindly! :)
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:iconjvgce:
jvgce Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
this is wicked awesome man.......:)
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Thank you most kindly! :)
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Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
great job. very nicely detailed and love the persona the patch creates
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:iconsuilenroc:
Suilenroc Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Thanks Kittyfriend. The patch is there to hide his crossed eyes :D
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Xerces Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
you're welcome!
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Practicing? Liar! This is fantastic work.
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Practising Thongbuddy! :nod:

We've been on a little sabbatical from serious creating for a couple of weeks. Normally We would have junked this at sketch stage (along with many many others over the years) but decided to stick with it and "work it" a bit more to see what happens. :shrug:

We quite liked the result so We posted it. We find it strange how these little minor works seem to provoke more of a reaction. We just don't understand you "art appeciator type" people at all. :no:
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'm "art appeciator type" people? :o

You should learn how to take compliments better, darling. :nod:
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
:ohnoes: We've just reread what We said earlier and it comes across just plain wrong and somewhat grumpy. Our sincere apologies!

Please don't take offense - that remark wasn't aimed at you (in the singular - a particularly fine and sassy artist, friend and Thongbuddy) but rather the majority of other you's that exist outside Our head who chose to like this and said so.

Don't get Us wrong, it's nice to get positive feedback (even the "one word" comments), it's just We just don't seem able to connect and judge the audience - or any audience - for Our work. Hence Our perplexedness and general miffyness with this one. :confused:

Quite obviously We need more experience of receiving complements (and learning to shut up and just say thank yous) :hug:
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
No offense taken. ;)

Perhaps you needed more feedback than me thinking this was fantastic and by far not looking like a practice work. But that was my initial impulsive response.

:hug:
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conzpiracy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Fucking brilliant man, love it. Im a big Gaiman fan, havent read American Gods yet - will be sure to check it out ;)

Conzz
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Thank you most kindly. We find it most strange that the little works (like this one) seem to provoke more interest and positive comments than the ones We toil over for ages. :)

American Gods is well worth the read - interesting characters and a stunning insight into the nature of America, gods and belief systems.
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Forest-of-Blades Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
Haven't read the book, but the stare and mouth of this fella are extremely suggestive. Another fav by you!
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
Thank you kindly for the comment and fav. Much appreciated. :)
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Lersso Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks oddly like a combination between a mob boss and that zombie called "bob" from the day of the dead movie.
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
Thanks. We almost went full on zombie with this one but resisted the tempation. :)
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Lersso Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Good resistance
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
:thumbsup: :D
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Navagon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
It's great! I haven't read the novel, despite being a fan of some of Gaiman's other material. Still, I can get a feeling of what the character is like by looking at this. Overall the lighting and textures are well done, but perhaps the underside of the noes around the nostrils needs a little more attention.
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
Thanks for the comment and the constructive feedback on the nose area - always an interesting feature but hard to get "just right".
We see what you're saying but with noses it's always hard not to get too picky! ;)

The book is worth a read! :nod:
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Navagon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
True, true. I didn't suggest anything too specific as I'm not sure exactly what's needed. Given the darkness around the eyes... eye? Whatever. Maybe it should be darker. Or maybe the area leading into the nasal passages should be lightened a shade. Or maybe something in between... Yeah, in short, I'm not sure.
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
Perhaps a shade darker under the nose (septum). Perhaps a nose ring?...... On second thoughts...... :giggle:
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:iconnavagon:
Navagon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
He doesn't really look like the nose ring type. =p
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Schweg88 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
Oh my! Thats beautiful!
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
Thank you kindly! :)
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chililady Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Student General Artist
wow, that's fantastic! great work!
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:iconsuilenroc:
Suilenroc Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
Thank you kindly! :)
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