My First Commission for Elsword Lol

Ah, it seems to be a long time without a post, eh. I guess it’s more than 1 week since I posted the last one. The reason is I had an art commission on Elsword Online NA forum and this guy wanted me to draw his own Elsword model. So, I spent a whole week just for it. Indeed, this is my first art commission I’ve ever done. I used to open a commission slot on Deviantart but I was not lucky in this kind and it seemed to be failed completely Lol. But talking about this, if this, I mean drawing work, is a business and all for business, I don’t care about this. I’ve just finished what my clients want, though sometimes I don’t have interest in it (well, work can ruin what is your hobby and you may don’t have any inspiration with it. Why? Because it becomes your obligation and agreement) and I guess it just waste of my time and gray matter with no specialty or improvement. That’s why I’m rarely satisfied myself when drawing request (oh, except for my close friends. Their designs are something I may find interest) and I do all I can to deny it. However, the thing that helps me to do what I dislike is the payment. Yeah, payment can be counted here. That’s always the main point of work.

Of course this commission is not out of that rule. Still, I find some interest in this. Maybe because I like these sets in Elsword games: Salavatore and ArchDevil. To be honest, I always want an Ice Burner set for my character(s). However, it’s so cruel that they use K-ching meaning the real cash here. I have some K-ching too, mainly from the contests on the main site, but when I use Ice Burner, what I get is something quite stupid. I mean, I don’t need them much. So, maybe that helped me get inspiration and spent my last week for it. And when it was done… I like it. Look at the finished artwork, I think my skill in CG following Elsword style has improved. I really like the hair coloring, though in my opinion, I’m still fond of spiky hair more Lol. The details on the dress was quite good too. Oh, I love the color, dark red and black, with yellow hems. And the fun thing I think is sometimes something was made carelessly might be better a lot and save more time than doing carefully. That’s when I want to talk about my OC/FC artworks Lol. For example, my Prime Marauder was just drew in waist-up simple stance. However, it tool me more than 1 week and til now I haven’t finished it OMG… I couldn’t find a way to boost my speed up, and that’s why my original works get to nowhere *sigh*.

The last thing I thought but it made me quite disappointed is why I could draw people model but not mine. I mean, I love my Raven and his design now, but I couldn’t draw him seriously. I couldn’t make an emotion or a stance that I want him to be in my artwork. Maybe because he’s hard to draw, but maybe because I’m not good. Oh my, I stuck in my perfection much so I couldn’t do what I like and care. How’s boring!

Ok, this is the result of the commission:

Guess I have to relax and use time to care for my stuff now.

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B-day Gift Art Reply and My Entry for Eldoodle This Week

Oh Gosh, I was so surprised. This is my late B-day gift from one of my favorite artists on Deviantart, and also my friend, AlicePyxis. I haven’t thought that she would give me an awesome gift like this^^

Well, I like this gift much, and it’s out of my guess too. I used to think that she would use her ZX style to draw my FC like she used to do with my previous art gift and art trade. Anyway, I think it’s ok when she used her own style. It gave me a new sense when seeing Clair Draver in this way, and I see that she has improved her skills a lot.

 

And about me. I just finished this one last night.

This is for Elsword Eldoodle weekly contest, and I spent 7h hours this. Fortunately, this time I was not too late (the previous one of Ancient Phoru was submitted 2 days after the deadline Lol). But unluckily, this time my drawing was really careless. I like the character model of the owner but it’s quite hard to draw because of many details, and I didn’t have time (I have to take care a lot of artworks, and the most recently is my Prime Marauder one), so I was quite hurry with this. That’s why my line was not good and the artwork looked like my drawing a few years ago OMG. The only thing that maybe I like best was the background, and it’s quite surprising that I just spent 30 minutes to do it. However, this is just a doodle, so I think it’s ok, though spending 7 hours is quite slow for doodling I guess.

[FC] Cross: Prime Marauder – upper concept –

Oh my, after several months stuck in a lot of ideas (and most of them were really weird and nonsense), I could came up with this design. Finally…

(Note: Something came into my head with his collar, so I decided to test and see which of them is cooler and better.)

This is the concept for one of the 1st jobs change for my Elsword FC named Cross Shievaro. The name of the job is Prime Marauder. The basic design for his original non-job was done last year, but it had some problems with the stance and lineart (the only thing I was satisfied was its CG), so I made another one with waist-up pose. However, I had another mistake when adding so many details and the way I drew was actually used for 2nd jobs design. That’s why I failed again.  I wanted to redesign him but I was so lazy and busy, so let’s see if I have a chance later.

Btw, I had idea for his 1st job design and backstory, so I did it as soon as I could see the image in my head. It took me a while though because of some reasons. First I was very confused because I had seen the art of Grand Chase Lass, and its details were neat. I was obsessed by it because my Cross is also a Marauder which is quite similar to an assassin (actually his 2nd job in this Prime path is an Assassin already^^;), and it’s become my problem. However, because Cross is FC for Elsword so I  had to use another style. Moreover, I don’t want to be a copycat and always want my characters to have their own styles and features suitable for their characteristics, so I stopped that idea (it’s quite hard though). Then I had his image in my head, but still hadn’t figured out how his outfit looked like. I later thought of Marchen of Sound Horizon and Assassin’s Creed, and Cross’s image was clearer to me, so I started my work with the first step was organizing the details of him. While doing it, I deleted some details to make the design more simple. It’s not easy. What I stuck at that time was the harmonization of his pose and details. I didn’t want his design to be so simple because it will ruin my previous Aerial Assassin concept (I created his 2nd job before doing this), nor make it complicated because that’s not for the 1st job traditional design. That’s always my problem when designing 1st job Q_Q

At last I did it, but I didn’t have time to make the full body concept (and it’s harder too). Another reason is with this angle it’s really hard to show the full body with perfect proportion (it’s an angle that I rarely draw and when I tried to sketch the full body, it became weird), so instead of drawing the full proportion, I saved it for another canvas of him that I made earlier but just finished a part of his head (I’m still practicing how to draw his eyes look the same way as other Elsword official characters Lol), and focused on his outfit details.

And when I had made his visual design, I had the idea for his job’s background. It’s the continuation of his backstory that I made when I finished his non-job and posted it on my gallery. Actually if you play Elsword, you will know that there are 2 (but now is 3 Lol) paths for a character’s job. I made Cross follow that rule too. His 1st jobs are Prime Marauder (this design), Harsh Marauder and Trickster Marauder. The other two I will make later because now I don’t have so many ideas (I got the basic but… the same problem as Prime Marauder concept). Ok, stop talking about this. This is the background story for Prime Marauder. I like this story because it may be the deepest one between three backgrounds. I tried everything to make it unique and not sound-like Raven’s story, and I think I did it.

 

So, the Backstory of Prime Marauder:

 

To become a slaver of devil, that’s the thing which Cross had never wanted.

Every time he thought about his past, every night he submerged in the nightmares, he was haunted by what he had done.

The crimes he had committed was a truth that he couldn’t deny or run away, so he accepted to face it, even if it meant the punishment and the pain he suffered was more terrible than a torture.

But Cross was not a person who just knew how to regret yet did nothing. He always remembered his duty as a Guardian of El Stone and he would do every thing he could to restore the peace and the order in Elios as well as redeemed for this sins.

However, the evil that lurked into him constantly tried to take over his soul again when it had a chance, and Cross feared that. He did everything to resist it, but the wound in the past that Fantome had caused to his soul was too serious and it might never be healed. Moreover, Cross’s power now was not enough for him to destroy Fantome, nor even protected himself from being engulfed in darkness, and he could lose himself again, forever.

He didn’t want the tragedy to be replay, nor became the enemy of the world. He didn’t want anybody to sacrifice…

Fortunately, at the moment he struggled with his another ego and almost lost, the alchemists in Elios saved his life by inventing a potion that could keep his mind stable, so he could maintain his true self. However, he acknowledged that this wouldn’t last long because Fantome was not a normal devil and its pwer was incredible that could easily defeat him anytime. Despite of that, the Elios people helped him a lot to buy time for him and he didn’t want to waste it. While training hard to keep his spirit strong at the same time as fighting against the devil, Cross was searching for a way to restore his power because he knew that was the only way he could win this battle.

Cross’s combat skills and knowledge had been expert for a long time he was in battlefield, and now with his hard training, his special abilities and potential in melee combat was awaken again. Combining with the demon’s power that he channeled it into his advantage, his strength now was even beyond the best marauders and assassins in Elios. And with his title “Prime Marauder”, Cross became a rival that his enemies should beware and scared. Watch out for the daggers danced their deadly melody of lament!

 

It sounds good, doesn’t it? Because Prime Marauder is the closest job to Cross’s story, I put hard on it and tried not to make him a typical pure hero like Elsword or Blade Master Raven. Yeah, he’s still in the way of a dark hero. I think it’s cooler to make the story like this, so it will match with his Aerial Assassin’s backstory later. And this is more little hint about it. This job’s backstory focuses on the part of his characteristic of maturity, coldness, complexity and mystery (the other characteristics still appear but not so clear as these), while in the opposite Harsh Marauder, we can see a heartless, evil, rebellious and warlike Cross. The last one Trickster Marauder I haven’t figured it out but it may follow the path of his teasing, energetic and wicked side. However, at this time I want to focus on the Prime first, so I can make him better.

Oh My, Late Again.

This was made for Elsword NA weekly drawing contest, but unfortunately, I was late (2 days after the deadline OMG=.=), so good bye my dream of K-ching Lol.

I like this pet Ancient Phoru in Elsword (and also love the game so much^^). Don’t know why. Just because I think it’s cool, especially its special kinds for ArchAngel set and ArchDevil set. It somehow, well, looks like a small horse I think. However, I don’t play with real money (K-ching) so having one is just my dream (and I’m lazy to raise it Lol).

However, it’s not my most favorite pet in the game. I guess maybe I like Wyvern pet more because it’s more like a dragon, and I like dragon so much. Unfortunately, it hasn’t released in NA server yet. Well, long way to wait. That’s everything I can do now. I also like Mystic, a type of pet looks like a cute robot lolita, but when I heard its noise in the game when it spun, I rethink, and somehow I felt quite annoyed. Of course I don’t hate it.

And about this pic, nothing’s more special than a rush artwork, or a doodle in my opinion (actually the time is so much for a doodle Lol). I completed it in 4 or more hours, with a rush lineart for the Ancient Phoru and quick CG-ing. I don’t have time, especially when stuck in the final exam><. Well, I think it’s not a bad thing for a quick artwork, though in my perspective, it’s worse than my other artworks when I worked seriously. I couldn’t really make a background so I borrowed the scene of Ruben instead and draw something for the grass. And, it’s ashamed that I didn’t know how to draw a tree. I’ve read the tutorial befor but I couldn’t imagine and do it because it took so much time and patience and I didn’t know exactly the method. I felt so bad, and it plus more to my mood these days. Well, I should try harder and get my optimism again or something will be worse.