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Kodiona Kolioni Chast by lynseylew Kodiona Kolioni Chast by lynseylew
Ballpoint pen & Photoshop CS2


I know this picture was popular, so I'm resubmitting it from my old account.
Drawn in 2005, this started as a doodle I worked on every night, and eventually turned into a design for ceremonial wear. This particular race I've called Ovisians, and this character is a very old one of mine. He is called Tao (yes, I said he!!), and he's the son of a very powerful province lord.
The 'Arjuna: Into the Another World' soundtrack was a massive influence on this picture, in particular the songs 'Diving', 'Time to Die' and 'The Clone'.
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C-663 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Holy crap! There is so much epic here, it shut down my computer @w@
Fan-Evelyne Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
This is beautiful and I just love the amount of detail :heart:
Dearuu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Simply gorgeous. I'm inspired once again. T-T

I heard about Arjuna years ago and I thought it was awesome, yet I never got the chance to watch it. Now that you reminded me I can go see it.^^
Scarlet-Stigmata Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
So you're telling me... you did that... with a pen?! L-Like no eraser and stuff?! It's people like you I adore... definite favorite/watch!
Tooru-sama Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
beautiful ♥
AnkhFalcon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
D-indigo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Joberu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesomeness!!!damn i liike iit!
mistynight49 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so lovely~ I love that very purple-orange color and all the intricate patterns...
DTrain2695 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Never underestimate the power of ballpoint=)
SkyeList Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Amazing :D
EaDim Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Whow :o
Impressive design, i absolutely adore it =)
Phoenix-61 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student General Artist
incredible details.. I love it!
Macabeak Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Digital Artist
I had a regular "THIS IS AMAZING" comment for you, then got distracted by the Arjuna namedrop :la:

(Most people don't even know that the anime exists, let alone that it has an awesome soundtrack)
Somatra101 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
yes, this is awsome and so weel done. such fine detail and shading/ patterns. it
s all so neat
Sdfghjkaz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
It reminds me a bit of Jareth from the Labyrnth, and I love the details
KiyokoAmaya Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OOO: Amazing detail!
kaylynh1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Student General Artist
listening to the songs while looking at the picture bring it to life. I recomend it highly
sirhobbit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Student General Artist
I love this so much.
ally271 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
FailInEcstasy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Details! Love it! And you draw it with a ballpoint pen? Nice!
Noir13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Brujitaloveskurama Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Student General Artist
You inspired in soundtracks of Arjuna?!
._. that´s great!! i love that songs!!
NireXleSqueak Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
woow. 0_0 this is very beautiful! I wish I could draw that well! Or even have the patience to draw so many little details like that lol. Give yourself a pat on the back, it's a lovely work of art that shall be faved *thumbs up*
micheruu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
saying this is gorgeous and extremely talented doesn't give the picture justice

do you do commissions?
MissPinks Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you, are a god. :|
that is all
Tathewak Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
oh wow. the detail in this is simply amazing :D great style and I love the choice of colour!
AlissaMT Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow, he's so beautiful! The detail in this is absolutely stunning! ^^ :+favlove:
bearisuuu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I stared at this picture for a good 5 minutes.
Wow, is just about all I can say.
LionxLamb Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
So elaborate in all of the detailing- the fact that this was done in ballpoint pen makes it even more astounding.
StormOwlArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is incredible! :wow: All the details and I love the tone (not to mention how fantastic the artwork itself is! :faint:) Beautiful! :heart:
the-lion-hearted Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very intricate. I like it. ^_^
Marianne-Blacklands Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is it really stunning :) beautiful details :heart: :+fav:
jdzfallenangel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
This deviation is just so breathtaking. And I still can't believe you did this in pen X_x I'd go insane lol. Always have to do it in pencil first.
Lovely work as always =)
There's just no words to describe how beautiful this is.
Johara-San Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow O.o I love the detail in this <3!
shirou-tan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
(another comment)

Wow I really love ths picture... It really has the certain kind of feeling I always try to draw... But I need so much more practice...
It's funny you used all kinds of details I used on a drawing I ones made a while ago... But it is seriously nothing compared tot his... xD It was a fairy but it also had the peacock feathers and the beads and that kind of shoulder piece... Whaha very funny coincidence xD
ninjadoll Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
omg so good!!
can you tell me what kinda things you did to it with photoshop? D; i have loads of pictures that id love to submit, but i have no idea how to edit them awesomely yknow? heeeeeelpz
and just saying again, so friggen good!!! <3
KatKinsDiet Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
omgeee so much detail. You are a God T_T <3
Isikaru Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that shiny golden look, and the design kicks ass.
This will always be an epic picture to me.
jonepone Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
This is beautiful!
Love all the details - great work!
Santje-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awfully pretty, I totally love this style of yours x3 His eyes and hair, amazing! The way he gazes keeps amusing me <3 Fave! C:
TrinityDawn Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Way cool, detail so amazing.
MadokaStar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Ah! He became my muse T_T
Vincent-Van-Chow Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
I cant beleive i never saw this!...Hes boooodiful!!
Pricila Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
p.e.r.f.e.c.t *_*
Lenap Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist

this is something!!!!!!!!

ahhhhhh... i have no words.......
dante-kimachi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Oh wow, that's flipping awesome :D
Vydia-verN Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Student
nice work. i like it..
shamakakar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
this is really good. amazing detail. i love how it's soft with hard lines.
amazingly FANTASTIIIIC=3*awwwws*
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