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The Raptor King by simple-minds The Raptor King by simple-minds
Latest character inspired by my trip to Jordan. I have his story, just need to write it. :D
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So called because he's one of the sixty-odd people on his planet who can ride the man-eating raptor and not get killed.

Every morning he's in the raptor conservatory overlooking the desert mountains. There he feeds the birds, cleans their cages, checks their injuries. Eagles, buzzards, falcons, hawks, owls and man-eating raptors; they are managed by the Raptor Director who must also be a Rider. The king is a nuisance however; he tends to take off and land from the conservatory. Never mind it's a good hike from the palace.

Once monarch of a small desert kingdom, he first attacked neighbouring city-states and then annexed the entire planet. He let people believe it's a grab for power. However, he awaits the sky-people, certain they would bring false promises and pestilence.

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Used David Gandy pinterest.com/pin/137148751123… as ref; I stumbled on him by accident. He had the beaky nose, the sloping forehead, the widow's peak, beard and curly hair I was looking for. However, King Lucien always wears his hair long, never wears a cardigan, :la: and his eyes are brown, not blue.

The background took me awhile to figure out. Didn't want a cliched pic with a raptor over his shoulder or anything like that. Besides, he's smack bang in the middle of the pic, something I never do unless it's a sketch. Well, this is in my sketchbook... :)

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Entering this to :icontraditional-ocs: Illusion contest.
The Raptor King II by simple-mindsRaptors and Memories by simple-minds
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lemur-llama Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah! Your skin technique is beautiful! What do you use to blend?
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you. I use nothing fancy, just graphite and a whole lot of patience. 
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Rainbow-Sweater Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Very interesting story and character! I remember clearly this one because I voted for you! Amazing technique you have, and amazing skills!
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist
You voted for me? Thanks!
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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KillThePaint Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2014  New member
oh this is actually stylish but like IMO his clothing could look better (dat massive flat shadow at the area where shoulders supposed to be, is he handless?).


anyways the iconic rising sun shines along side with the sideview make your art really look timeless
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Nope. The ref was really dark so I had to improvise.

Thanks for the feedback!
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NoxSiedel Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice! Nice detail on the hair!
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simple-minds Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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