illustrator , concept-artist

Litchee the Dark Elf

Published the 23 august 2013 in Misc, oldies and sketches with tags : Krita, fantasy, speedpainting, elf, cc-by-nd-nc

artwork by David Revoy
I made several studies on this artwork :
- playing around to come back to life my old OC named "Litchee" ( main character from one of my first comic project , as a teenager )
- testing a new way to conceive my shading ; from the light bouncing off the orange tissue background environment
- creasing the blacks values on the picture and keep a high-contrast 
- studying also this grayish skin mid tone I wanted to get for my vision of the dark elf ( drows )
I kept 'unfinished' parts because I'm not really satisfied with the result, and prefer to move-on to another study for now.
software : Krita on Linux Mint KDE
Creative Commons License


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1. Yuri

saturday 24 august 2013, 22:55

Never saw such a strong contrast in a picture from you, David! Nice!

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2. jules leroux

monday 26 august 2013, 14:38

tu fait de superbes dessins c'est a chaque fois un emerveillement
monday 26 august 2013, 14:43

@Yuri & @jules leroux Merci !

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saturday 31 august 2013, 00:14

perfect... see no reason to be "not satisfied"
want to see it as a poster on my wall

...thank you for all your tutorials. They show us that there is no magic behind it and everybody can achieve it.
helps alot in motivation and technique
saturday 31 august 2013, 08:17

@Paul Andruchiewicz : Merci Paul ! Yes, there is no mistery , secret software or tablet might don't do everything ( even if a good soft, and a good tablet helps a lot ) Most of the skill for 2D is about the drawing and painting technics . Thanks for your encouragements ! I should be able to post next tutorial on Wednesday .D is

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tuesday 11 february 2014, 04:14

Hello David. I'm a big fan of your fantasy illustrations. I loved this artwork, the lines are perfect and the details astonishing.
I was wondering if you could draw a tattoo for me? I'm willing to negociate payment and stuff. I'm from Brazil and am looking foward to your reply!
Au revoir, merci beaucoup!!
tuesday 11 february 2014, 11:10

@Maria : Hi Maria, Thanks for your nice comment :-)
Sure , I can be commissioned to draw custom tatoo ; I can work via Paypal . Email me at with more details and infos ( size you need, ideas about the drawing, color or black&white ). I'll reply you with a price proposition.

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wednesday 23 april 2014, 20:33

Superbe travail, superbes réalisations que je découvre depuis le forum de PluXml.
Moi qui suis passionné de graphisme, là nous ne sommes pas, mais pas du tout dans le même monde : du 'pro' et de la qualité, de l'arrtistique même. Chapeau bas et surtout bonne route, car là c'est vraiment du très beau graphisme, tout comme la conception de ton site.
encore une fois : bravo !

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