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Death Butterfly by Artsammich Death Butterfly by Artsammich
I sketched this guy a while ago, intending to make fun of the trend of designing a costume and calling it character design. But once the Death Butterfly was born, finishing the painting became a moral imperative. I tried to get more character into the face as I went so it doesn't exactly match the original intention of the piece. The original post it comes from here.
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, you are spot on! Why they started to call this "character design" is beyond me. Probably bacause the fact that in games characters have one set of clothes and never change :) Poor sods
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Artsammich Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
The best excuse I've heard for a game is when they want the player to infuse themselves into the avatar, so they go deliberately generic. But that's the easy route to go for a designer, so I think we need to learn the hard way and then when asked we can easily back off to generic.
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hm, I don't know, that might work for some people.
If I'm playing an RPG then I can customize my look, if not, then I prefer my character to stand out and look cool. :)
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br50 Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
The worlds most terrifying butterfly. This is awesome!
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is like that neverending trend of adding XTREME!!!!! to things to make them exciting, but in the best possible way :D
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NJValente Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Professional
This is really fantastic! 
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:iconargema-brassingtonei:
He was this close to earning his wings
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IosifChezan Featured By Owner May 17, 2016   Digital Artist
Very nice! :)
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DrManiacal Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Ahaha. It's been a long time since I played world of warcraft, but I think I remember a cloth armor set from that game that is fairly similar to this around the shoulder area. Just thought it was funny, kind of a testament to blizz's over designed armor sets. Regardless of character design though, this is a very cool thematic piece of costume design. Haven't really seen many people theme a suit of armor after butterflies, and you nailed it here really well!
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Artsammich Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Thank you very much!
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Doodlz18 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016   Artist
neat character, Well done on the armor c:
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Artsammich Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Thanks!
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Doodlz18 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016   Artist
very welcome c:
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RandomKooldude Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Professional
I really like how he projects as a warrior. I really like how he uses a Butterfly for fierce elegance.
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psycocat Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I never thought of using a butterfly for creating armor.  The contrast of delicate and hardened steal is huge but this looks amazing.
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Artsammich Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Thank you!
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plangkye Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this perhaps unreasonably much.
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Artsammich Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
:) Thanks!
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TheAwesomeTRex Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
That face says I'm ready kick a astonishing amount of ass!
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Artsammich Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
D:<
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jessicapleasant Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What program is this done in?
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Artsammich Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
Photoshop.
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jessicapleasant Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. Love the Details. Would love to get to that skill level. Any tips on it? I've thought of going to school, it's not so much the drawing and concepts but making it come together in those graphic art type programs. Need knowledge of operating the software.
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Artsammich Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
You've got to find the right school, most art schools and art programs at universities are garbage. But if you can find a good one it can transform your life. There are also a lot of online classes and resources, I'd look for one that has you do assignments and get critiques though---watching videos will do you very little good.
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keight Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
I like him. This guy has a temper like Vesuvius and all the anger management skills of an avalanche; in or out of the fancy armor. Stealthy, not at all; which means he doesn't sneak up on the enemy well. I still like him.
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Artsammich Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
Thank you!
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keight Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
I forgot to mention that I totally agree that costume does not a character make. The character makes the clothing/costume work.
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