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Commission : Li Jian by Pakoune Commission : Li Jian by Pakoune
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I started this illustration .... well ... 8 months ago. I changed my mind, changed his appearance, changed everything ... and I hadn't enough motivation and self confidence to end it. It was really hard, I spent hours on it but finally I finished it, and I'm ... a little bit proud of this one even if there is lots of mistakes in it, especially lights.

I decided to paint Li Jian when he realizes that he his the last of his order. I wanted to paint his guilt and anger against himself.

Anyway, I hope you'll like it.

Here the story of Li Jian, made by Ian Pittock for his board game : Swords of the seven

Li-Jian lived atop a sacred mountain under the tutelage of the wise masters of the order of the sky. Here he studied the ways of the monks around him, becoming a master swordsman and martial artist.

Li-Jian’s impatience to learn and master ever more power techniques lead him to sneak into the orders inner sanctum and steel the forbidden scroll, thinking that it contained lore which could accelerate his learning. As he read from the scroll however he unleashed a horrific power upon the world, for the order had long ago trapped the demon prince Bhal-Dagoth within its sacred words.

Bhal-Dagoth’s re-emergence into the mortal world shattered the temple walls, burying Li-Jian as the demon measured out his vengeance upon the unsuspecting monks. By the time Li-Jian had scrambled free from the rubble the demon had left and he was alone, the last of his order.

Li-Jian now ventures where the stars guide him and makes what living he can as a sword for hire!

MY WORK MAY NOT BE USED IN ANY WAY WITHOUT MY PERMISSION
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave:

Ce superbe travail a été sélectionné dans le Best of du 1er au 15 juin de :iconfranceofficiel: :heart:

:iconhappydayplz:
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Swaptrick Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Great coloring here. The muted colors draws the eye to the face, down the arm, and the Fibonacci spiral focuses the eye into the area of the bird and sword handle which are also key features. Great work. You understanding of colors and how they work together is very impressive.
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DarkElixir Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like the way you've managed to depict the hollow grind on the scimitar. Its a neat touch and makes it look decidedly sharper than the dull back of the sword.
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Il est vraiment superbe:omfg: Et le décor est formidable! Les effets d'atmosphère avec cette brume sont réellement parfaits:love:
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Pakoune Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup, j'aurais mis le temps soit dit en passant mais ça valait le coup. Maintenant je dois progresser encore beaucoup pour acquérir de l'aisance ^^
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Je m'en doute :) Mais on voit quand même l'incroyable bond en avant que tu as fait depuis que tu es sur dA, tes derniers travaux sont à mourir de bonheur!
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Pakoune Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup c'est très gentil. Cinq ans ont passé depuis que j'ai commencé la peinture digitale. Tout faire en autodidacte me ralentit pas mal aussi, je dois redoubler d'efforts parce que je n'ai pas eu de mentor pour m'apprendre. Quand je vois certains artistes de mon âge ou moins qui sont techniquement irréprochables je me dis qu'il me faudra de la patience pour arriver à effleurer leurs niveaux.
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Kitsu63 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Waou! Vaiment très beau!
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Drayuu Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Il a l'air bien triste =( Super painting!
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Pakoune Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Et bien il vient de réaliser qu'il est le dernier de son clan, et que c'est sa faute si ils sont tous morts, donc oui il est triste XD Merci pour le commentaire.
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