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Character practice Sinefoe by gabrieldevue Character practice Sinefoe by gabrieldevue
More and more I want to publish the stories where this characters also plays a part. But until then, I need trusty feedback, because i do not want to embarrass myself.
So if you like classical fantasy and have time on your hands (+ read german ; ) ), I am very thankful for honest opinions.


Done as character illustration practice, it shows the blind magician Sinefoe Talimé. She embodies the principles of her studies - the art of control. Since she doesn't trust the worldly guards of the fortress where she is summoned to, she always walks around with her own eerie companions.
When I first drew them, they turned into dementors... dammit.
This character is minor, but plays a very important role behind the scenes, because her decisions affect one of the main characters.
Other people think, Sinefoe is power hungry. But - alas - she just gets annoyed if people higher up the hierarchy are weaker than her. Other than this - she loves to serve power.
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Doertchen Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mich hat sie auch ein bisschen an die böse Stiefmutter aus Schneewittchen erinnert, auch wenn die ja doch... ziemlich anders aussah. Die Schleppe wäre mir an ihrer Stelle zu lang, aber an sich find ihr Design sehr überzeugend.
Ich würd mich auch als Probeleser anbieten :>
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Pythiadelphie Nov 15, 2012   General Artist
Ich mag das Bild. Es sehr stimmungsvoll und wie ein vorposter musste ich auch an Maleficent denken. Liegt glaube ich am leicht hochmütigen Gesichtsausdruck. Mir gefällt auch das design des Outfits. Eine kleine Frage hätte ich, ist es Absicht dass sie an ihrer rechten Hand vier Finger hat und an der linken fünf?
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Hideyoshi Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, Gab and digital painting is back! :)
Also, transparent backgrounds ftw!
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Federkiel Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I really like her dress... cloak.. thingy at itself but there is one thing that bothers me: why does a blind person wears clothing that handicap her? Like the gloves, which make it hard to feel things or the long dressrobe that probaply constrict her step.
It's problaly not important because this a character from a fantieval story who is magican and this a more of a concept than a final design. Ans she probably don't need her eyesight because she can see things on a magic way (blind magicans are always like that) but yeah... I'm ne annyoing dressmaker that get bothers by unlogical clothing designs. :'D
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gabrieldevue Nov 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
You oberservant person... you : D

She gets blind in her third scene and she despises weakness. She does not acknowledge that she is blind and nobody around her is allowed to mention it.
She has a distaste for this world and does not like to touch it.

The trail in front of her is too long, of course. that does not make sense. It's way shorter and does not touch the ground. Also long robes are not very practical.
And the feathery poncho - this is purely for the illustration and the way I like to imagine her. She is a very prude priestess. Like almost all characters I write, she has a streak of vanity - manufacturing her face into an even, porcellaine appearance, even though she is quite old. But in her youth, she did not hesitate to use her body as negotiation object.... so this attire might be from her younger days but the guards and her blindness are from later.

All in all an Illustration, that does not make too much sense but for me serves the purpose to show her off : D
convincing? *coughs*
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Federkiel Nov 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ahhhh yes, kind of. I'm sorry. I know it was not important for this illustraion, because it should just show the essence of the character (you did very well with this, of course!).

But it's kind of a pet peeve of me. If you have all this "Bekleidungs- und Trägerpersönlichkeitsphysionomie" stuff in your head... you get it never out. It's like analysing your favorit poem and then being disgusted by it, because you know it's bones and flesh. :'D
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gabrieldevue Nov 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
don't be sorry! I really like to know a professional's thought on these kinds of things. After all, I am not a dressmaker : )
The choice of this outfit was in every way deliberate... this time... but all in all I don't really get long robes and dresses and fighting skirts. I love to draw and look at them, but they're so impractical. Especially on stairs.
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dheny Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Interessanter Punkt.
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Federkiel Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ja, es ist wirklich eine Interessante sache das Kleidung immer ihren zweck, den Träger und die Kultur widerspiegelt. Ihren Schmuck, Nutzen und kulturellen Wert... es gibt immer Gründe warum Kleidung so aussieht, wie sie aussieht oder warum jemand genau dieses Kleidungsstück trägt, das er trägt.
Wenn man sich das mal genauer durch den kopf gehen lässt... zerfallen hübsche designs gerne mal zu absolutem Designmüll. Leider. :/
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dheny Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Uh ich mag das Bild.

Sie erinnert mich ein wenig an die böse Hexe aus Schneewittchen
und an Cruella de Ville. Ein sehr schönes Farbschema was du da ausgewählt hast.

:D
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