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Mithos by Icesplendor Mithos by Icesplendor
If you like it, please vote for my entry #29 here! [link] Thank you! :love:

Alternate version: [link]
^ I did the sketch, line art, up until that alternate version in one (looong) sitting.
I wasn't happy with how stark the eyes were, so I edited it a bit later to fade them to strengthen the congruency of the image...Was it a good idea?
Symmetry is stupid. I wanted to fix a lot more things with this, but I felt the exponentially decreasing marginal returns long ago...

Not happy --> wings, hair, certain shading...
but I need to learn when to stop working on a single image and move on.

My idea for the drawing--he's delivering his epic speech as his rainbow sparkle wings emerge before he begins battle.
I wanted to make him look calm and angry at the same time (lol?) Like...controlled anger, or anger that has not yet been completely released.

[edit] Added SPARKLESSSSS. I meant to do it originally but I forgot. orz [/edit]

For #Tales-Of-Fans villain contest.
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I was thinking of drawing Arietta (again), buuut...here's Mithos for a change. It's wallpaper-sized, btw. :)
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:icontabathaplz:
Tabathaplz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
MITHOS...
SAVED ME...
MITHOS...
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IrisAya Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Oh wow! Excelent work!
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JensenHansenJohnsen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
This is absolutely lovely! The colors are beautiful.
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Mithos-tan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Those wings look pretty... But that's a nice picture in whole. Aha~
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Mithosplz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Hmm, I like the way you drew my wings here. Very cool. :thumbsup:
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Bluejotain Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Cute ^^
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Demilynx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   Interface Designer
THIS deserves a fave! =w=
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nirvhana94 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can look at his eyes for ages..but, for my opinion, the mouth should have been closed..
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Nocturnax Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! You did the expression and face really nicely. Mithos is just so adorable <3
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:iconxbutterflyharlequinx:
This is awesome~! :D -total Mithos fan-
One of my favorite video game villains. :heart:
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K-haza Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His eyes are really deep. I really like his expression, though personally I'd make his lower lip a bit thicker.

Great, simple pic, and congratulations for the third place! :D
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MushroomProductions Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice job!:noes:
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DracoKitsune1227 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
His battle was really easy, but labor intensive nonetheless... this is WIN!!!
:D
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to brilliant gallery at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work! :dance:
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Wanganator Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haven't played that game in such a long time. Tales of Symphonia was it? Only had enough time to beat it once, since I had to return it to my friend D:
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Icesplendor Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Yes, Tales of Symphonia. Aww, it was worth replaying, though~ I had fun making Lloyd pair up with each person (and not Colette). I also haven't played in a long time, but I still think the character designs are cool. ^^
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Wanganator Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a Colette figurine somewhere :D
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:iconicesplendor:
Icesplendor Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Ah, I'm jealous! Figurines can be sooo pretty, but so very expensive. ><
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:iconwanganator:
Wanganator Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it wasn't too bad, since it's one of those trading figurine sizes, but quality isn't bad. was about 10 bucks? I haven't paid more than 60 for a figurine to my knowledge. Those Touhou ones are over 150! X(
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roxioxx Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That's pretty cool. Very nice!
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LanternLeaf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is super uber OMG fantastic. I love this!!<333
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SolangeFoxheart Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
I like the blonde hair when mixed with the highlighting, it doesn't look washed out but instead very pretty!
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Nobodyendless Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student General Artist
wooow amazing work the expression is very adorable and espresive and the colors and texture of all draw is so really excelletn >w<
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Master-Wrath Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, very nice Yggdrasil. That guy is such a pain. You have to fight him like nine times. He is way over powered.
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ItsRieuna Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Wow you've improved a whole lot since I last saw you drew humanoids. He looks wonderfuland the softness of the picture overall is a very nice effect (the picture looks nice with or without the texture).

Although, I thought he was a girl at first glance. he looked a little more androgenous after I read he was a male. Well, I read t info before I saw the picture up close, so I guess that also skews my perception.
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Icesplendor Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
No worries; he totally does look like a girl. It's not too uncommon for guys to look like girls in the Tales series. :p
I'm surprised that I seem to have improved...somehow my incessant observation of art had me improve despite not practicing for a year...? I'm not complaining.
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MIPA16 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
nose quien sea pero en verdad es hermosa
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:iconkazuki-kunthe-artist:
Wow. Very nice!^^ I just love how the skin is coloured and the eyes especially. This looks wonderful=D
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Caim-The-Order Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
O o O oohh my he is beautiful O o O i love his eyes Xo
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konnichipuu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Beautiful picture!
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Lilium-Bell Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually like both version. :P The stark eyes are a nice contrast, but these fit better with the rest of the picture, I guess.

Next texture. :) I really like your rainbow wing! XD And that nose. I really love the nose. *o*
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haagen-dazs Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Awesome work again!!!!!! XD
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MewRishu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Wow, this one is really great ^_^
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Your-Undoing Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful! I love his hair and expression :)
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watashiveracasan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Wow I really like the texture on it~ The face looks intense and amazing~
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:iconicesplendor:
Icesplendor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
I'm happy that the face still looks intense despite the fact that I toned down the eyes. Thank you for your comment! :heart:
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watashiveracasan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
^^ you're welcome
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Sweet drawing of Mithos! nice traditional detail. I like the shading actually, although we all as artist sometimes can pick up things in our own work that others might differ :)
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Icesplendor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Yeah, probably because we spend way too much time looking at a single image as we create it lol.
Thank you!
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Filmographer
yeap thats true, and you're welcome.
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Mutenroushi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Hohou, very nice portrait, I like your painting style :)
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:iconicesplendor:
Icesplendor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Thank you. ^__^ I'm relatively new to experimenting with a painting style. I'm happy that I seem to be making progress.
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Sunakacus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is very well done, and the wings are great. The hair is actually awesome, though the lower part of it does look a little odd.
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Icesplendor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Thank you! As for the hair, what makes it look odd? Is the shading too dark? Or are some strands too light and lack a sense of presence?
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Sunakacus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, on the right side of the lower part of the hair... it looks a little chunky, and all shoved to the right, rather than flowing a bit more to the left part to cover up the darkness. x_x; I'm bad at explaining... but it looks a little one-sided, do you know what I mean?
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Icesplendor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Ohh...I definitely see what you mean. Heh, I have a problem with overworking minute details and sometimes losing track of the holistic impression of a picture...
Thanks very much for the critique! :hug:
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KaikaTsukishiro Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
ooh it looks very pretty! ^w^
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:iconicesplendor:
Icesplendor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Thank you! ^__^
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KaikaTsukishiro Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
no problem :3
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RyouShirogane Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
I personally think it's really great! I adore the textures you used in coloring it, especially on the skin and wings, and I like the light in the hair. The coloring looks so neat! Awesome job on his face, too, very fitting for Mithos. This looks amazing, wonderful job~
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