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Alderon / Demoness by TheHiddenElephant
Alderon / Demoness
These two pages contain the only things I thought worthy enough of becoming, well, an official-ish page.

First up:  Alderon.  I did Alderon the Enslaver more than a year ago now, but I never had a reference picture for him, so it ended up like crap.  This time, I had a reference picture.  I also made one goofy-ass costume.  You thought only women could have impractical outfits.  Well, now you are wrong.

Secondly, the Demoness.  This was the most recent one I did.  She started out as a Bogey(wo)man, but then got a whip, then the claw wing thingies, then I nailed clothing to her.  Yep, I tried to draw nails.  May not have worked out as planned.  This one, unlike Alderon, has no pen on it whatsoever, as I'm trying to be better without the power of the line.
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Sketch Collection 3 by TheHiddenElephant
Sketch Collection 3
I've been suffering a bit of an artist's block recently, and these are some of what I've drawn since the last artistic upload.  There are some ideas I am going to go back to, probably with better art, but some are being left behind.
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Sketch Collection 2 by TheHiddenElephant
Sketch Collection 2
I'm not going to try and hide anything about this page, and this little box down here will probably be quite full.  I say probably because this is not planned in advance.  It's my thoughts as they are as of the tyme of tiping.

This whole collection has caused me quite some thoughts about myself.  I revisited an old style of not using pen, but I'm not terribly much of a fan of it, as I feel like I blur out some details while shading.  I may go back to pen, but I need to do other artistic ventures as well.  But as for what lies in front of you, I think it's best to go through it step-by-step.  Or picture by picture.

The first one, on your left, is Beetle Man-ia.  As it so happened, I started a series of concepts of insect-human hybrids, first starting with Moth Girl, then Bee Boy, and now Beetle Man.  The whole series is supposed to be sex appeal, there's no way I can lie about this.  The tricky thing is appealing to those who prefer males, as I, wonderbread of the USA, am a straight white male (guess my social class!).  This means I don't know how to appeal to women or gay men.  However, I feel it is my duty, as a prospective artist, to be able to appeal to as many groups, on however low a level, as possible.  So, a tricky situation has occurred.  How to I appeal to anthrophiles (prefers male) of the world while being my gynophile self?  And I hope those words mean what I think they mean, otherwise we are in a whole room full of awkward.

The middle picture is Jaguar Amazon.  It came as a product of me being slightly more than peeved at an aquaintace's drawing of an anime catgirl.  Pink hair, pale skin, able to see both the tops and bottoms of her breasts, belts in chafing locations...one can surmise the picture.  Though it may work its way here.  Anywho, I wanted to try drawing a feline-humanoid, because I have never done that.  Yet to do a spider hybrid, but that will also happen invariably.  I just don't think this worked out at all.  I mean, this was my first time drawing quilted armor, and that worked okay.  Ish.  And the legs aren't that bad.  I think.  But there's a weird lighting angle that made shading interesting, and the armor is all wrong, and the weapons all wrong, and the accessories...blah blah blah.  It just don't work.  And It's supposed to be female.  This may be the picture that suffers from the clean lines normally afforded by pens the most.  However, it is highly clothed, something your average catgirl don't exactly do often.

Finally, Secretary Harpy.  A harpy based off of a secretary bird, with a few proportional changes.  I counted, this one is tall.  She's, like, 8 or 9 heads tall, absolutely towering!  And oh so skimpy on the costume.  Less clothing than anything public I've seen.  And I'm beating myself up over it.  I am not fooling anyone with this picture, this is exploitative artwork here.  I don't normally do this (to this level, at least), and I don't think I should.  It is ultimately pointless, and I feel like I'm backpedaling on feminism here.  Yeah, might as well say it, I support gender rights.  Call it my affiliations, or call it uncanny common sense, I am.  And this level of non-dress will be quite controversial.  ...But I kinda like the idea.  More clothing next time, methinks.
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Rimyr/Shella by TheHiddenElephant
Rimyr/Shella
This piece is a bit more like my art dump piece I uploaded none too long ago.  So, really, it's more like that, and not really all too professional.  I don't think I have any other comments besides from that.

Oh yeah, I need to work on accuracy.  Since this involved no pens whatsoever, graphite can be a little bit messy.  I need to invest in some more blending techniques.
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Art Dump by TheHiddenElephant
Art Dump
After a while, I accrued various little sketches.  Okay, some of them were not that small.  honestly I have too many thoughts and this is too disorganized for me to record them all.  I did write on the pictures, so that should give some help to me thought process.
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So, I've been on another Aztec binge again, and I want to redraw the Almacian pantheon (and possibly rename them too) so that they are closer in appearance to the Aztec stuff.  Just a heads up.

And sorry about the art wait.  Scanners are a rare commodity nowadays.

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Executioner15 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Listen, I want to talk to you about Djjacob1984...

It appears you've had a little mishap with him.
He wants to know if you can forgive him soon.

Serously, he is asking for your forgiveness after all the Kaiju drawing he had sent you.

I won't mind wasting my time negotiating with you -- what can he do to earn your forgiveness?
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TheHiddenElephant Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely nothing.  If he seriously believes that he needs to suck up to people, then he should drop that belief and do his own damn thing.
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Executioner15 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
He's not trying to be a "suck-up", he is begging for forgiveness..
If you can't give it to him, then so be it.
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TheHiddenElephant Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
And I'm not.  he's been hung up on this for something like the past year.  He should give up, do something else, and stop getting people to pester me.  I am here to draw art and progress myself, not be dragged and hindered back by others.
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TheHiddenElephant Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Oh gods.  It isn't my birthday!  Cut it out!
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lunathahuman Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I meant djjacob1984.....???
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TheHiddenElephant Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, what about him?
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lunathahuman Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
He told me to talk to you about some thing
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TheHiddenElephant Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Well, if you're going to talk, then talk!  Don't waste someone's time by slowly asking them about something and dawdling.  Get to the point.
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