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The Alfar by Isriana The Alfar by Isriana
"The Dokkalfar are respected as sophisticated students of magic and diplomacy, yet it is their alluring presence that makes them so compelling. The dark elves are the ultimate manipulators, controlling the actions of others from the shadows. A proud and insular people, the Ljosalfar strive to preserve nature and shape it to their will. The light elves resist change, flash-freezing their ancient homeland to keep it in an idealized, timeless state. The Ljosalfar revere the principle of Justice, fighting time and again to defend Amalur against chaos and darkness."

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I promised my brother :iconnazahnel: that I would finish this one next so here it is: a painting of our player characters from Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. :D
The left one is my Dokkalfar (the dark elf) lass Wren, and the right one is my brother's Ljosalfar (the light elf) called Aragil. It's funny that usually in character creation we end up with complete opposites even when we play the same game (my paragon FemShep vs. my brother's renegade MaleShep in Mass Effect, my elven paladin vs. his dwarven berserker in DDO and so on). The fact that we both chose to be Alfar mages is probably the closest we've ever come to a consensus... :XD: Their approach to things is still different, though - when in trouble, Wren will probably try to trick and persuade whereas Aragil is more likely to smash in anyone's face who stands in the way.
Anyway, I hope you like it! :peace: Take a look at the close up for some more details.



Brushes:

:icondudeshibby: [link]
:iconlordandre: [link]

Pose references provided by Posemaniacs :pointr: [link]


Wren me
Aragil ~Nazahnel
Our characters from the game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning



More Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning fan art here: [link]
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:iconkryptonknight1961:
KryptonKnight1961 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Heh heh, nice! It's so rare to find Amalurian art and fiction these days. 
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:iconthe-serene-mage:
The-Serene-Mage Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My sister got me into this game over the weekend, it is awesome
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:iconhaupmann:
Haupmann Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I liked these guys. Not just cause i was one of them. I'm sure i killed quite a few of them. I have no idea, you lose track after you've left 5000 corpses in your wake.
But mostly i love their regular clothes. Very pleasing.

The painting itself is very nice, although i wonder why the characters are depicted in lower level gear. Although some of it does get ridiculously ornate...

On a side note, how could you not be at least partly mage in this game? Magic is too much fun! And when you get Tempest, well...enemies might as well kill themselves.
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:iconjohndoyhy:
johndoyhy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
a race hardly worthy of this much attention - the alfar i mean. A successful piece, regardless.
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it's not like there's abundances of choices in this game to begin with. Since it's either human or elf anyway, one might just flip a coin and see how it lands... :P Pretty much the only reason why I chose Dokkalfar was the skill bonuses - and that was before I realized that stealth isn't going to be much use for me in this game. Ah, well.
Nonetheless, I'm glad you like it!
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:iconjohndoyhy:
johndoyhy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
you do a good job drawling skyrim and amalur. Tales of Vesparia, Witcher 2, and Final Fantasys 10 and 12 have, in my opinion, better atmospheres, settings and stories, and they also have better supernatural creatures. They are all RPGs, and, I think, over 50 hours long each. Vesparia and "the Wither are action games, but the witcher has a world similar to skyrim's. :ahoy:
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! The Witcher series I'm familiar with (currently reading the book series) and I'm going to try those games at some point when I have more time... :D FF and Vesperia I will have to pass, unfortunately, since I only have a PC.
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Beautiful!
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smashbrawlguy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KoA was great. The combat was the best I've played in years, and the story was nothing to scoff at. It's too bad that 38 Studios went up like the Hindenburg.
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Firestar-Kelman Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I love playing as the Dokkalfar.
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:iconarklyte84826:
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
damn elves:|
Good work.
Why are so many people picking elves? Don't see logic of this choice:(
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:iconjohndoyhy:
johndoyhy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
they arent elves - not tolken elves, to be sure- they're the "Alfar". i wonder, can you kill most everyone in that game, because i could do that.
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Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
the fact that I was using "Jack of all trades" doesn't mean I was unable to put a lot of weight behind mine attacks. It just took longer. But also was a bit more challenging/interesting.+I don't have more problems with one type of enemies than with the other one.
It doesn't matter. Alfar or not, their creators/authors were human. Different look, different culture, but still same thoughts and feelings. I just find it strange that people choose elves because they are "more gracefull". It's not something that is given to some race and humans don't have. It's simply isn't given from birth. Elf or not.
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johndoyhy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
i believe i was a warrior/mage (i don't know what that would be) with poison attacks from the assassin's, which i used for bigger enemies. I played a female Alfar - pretty hot too. I just wasn't into the world. It was there own take on norse mythology, but it felt unnatural. The elves seemed to be a mix of classic norse mythology and Dungeons and Dragons, which is, besides being uninspired, just deluding everything even more.
The alfar weren't meant to be "more graceful", per se(although that's an easy conclusion to come to). rather, they were meant to be magical and possessing divine knowledge, like the classical interpretation of elves (alfar), and the dwarfs were meant to be structured; they had a system of belief in a scientific process, thus enabling them constructive thinking they would use to better the world. however, amalure is a world which needed a much slower presentation, and so the world was only made well enough for me to talk about how interesting the premises is. the history is but alluded to, and the characters are so over the top and rarely are we given enough time to be explored before they run out of dialogue options, leaving me shrugging, saying "well i guess that must be a dwarf." the story also suffers from the games crude design. Amalure was a game where i could kick ass, but couldnt care about anything.
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Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
and I liked Amalur. It reminded me of Fable:TLC.
"were meant to be magical and possessing divine knowledge" Once again something unreachable for "simple mortals".
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johndoyhy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
The combat kicked butt, sure. There are few things funner in video games than buffing yourself up with magic defense, damage reflection, and damage modifiers, and then smashing into a group of enemies with your hammer. The fire spell is also great.
The world of Amalur was magnificent and R. A. Salvator should probably continue the story of the world he's created, but there were parts of the game which needed to be stronger, atleast to do the rest of the game justice.
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:iconarklyte84826:
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
They went bankrupt. There will be no more Amalur unless someone will buy the rights.
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:iconjohndoyhy:
johndoyhy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
imprimis, yes they did; and most certainly, indeed.
Maybe EA will be a chap and do that for us... never mind.
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:iconfirestar-kelman:
Firestar-Kelman Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Bored of humans, maybe?
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:iconarklyte84826:
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
and you think that is the reason to take a imaginary race that is created by concentration on some human aspects and making distinguishing trait? No matter what race you will pick, it will still be human. Why delude yourself?
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Firestar-Kelman Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
I was joking. Personally it is down to personal preference, we play as actual humans so much in video games and while our characters pick up human traits, personally i like playing as a rogue, and to me having the pointed ears of the elf races seems appropriate, That and elves are just awesome (except Skyrim elves, that topped the Ugly-ratings in my book)
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:iconarklyte84826:
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
not as ugly in appearance as in character:)
I hate Thalmor.
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:iconfirestar-kelman:
Firestar-Kelman Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
truthfully i think the Skyrim elves look like the love child of Dracula's vamp form in Van Hellsing and a Salarian from Mass effect.
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Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Very good comparisson that also explain they "asshole" character.
I guess you have simply spent not enough time in character creator. After 2+ hours of changing values I was able to create good looking high elf female character. But there is no way to "unugly" male high elves and elves of other races(in fact I simply haven't tried again).
But it's all because we are talking about that from human point of view. But Bethesda said that they were making game that all fans of the series will like. Be they human or not))
Quite sad that Amalur developers gone bankrupt. That game had much better story and different rpg system, that resembled first fable.
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:iconfirestar-kelman:
Firestar-Kelman Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
i would of loved to have seen a second Amalur, the Combat system was amazing. and truthfully i prefer using the Khajit in skyrim, and i did try to get a fairly good looking male elf, no such luck.

Also just out of curiosity which weapons do you use on Amalur?
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Isriana Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I chose Dokkalfar since I wanted to get whatever race/class would have highest persuasion skill. Almain, too, get +1 to Persuasion but I wasn't that interested in those Alchemy and Blacksmithing bonuses. Dark Elf's features Stealth and Sagecraft were more to my liking, hence ending up with my pointy-eared sorceress here... :D
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Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
as my ingame expirience tells me, persuasuion is completly useless(failing 3 times in a row with 95% proves it). Best persuasion skill is still save/load:))
Same goes to almost useless stealth.
But, unlike lockpicking and "disenchanting", they make game more comfortable and are worth trainig for money.
I was going to maximize all 3 "creation" skills anyway and wasn't very interested in starting bonuses since none of them was giving me all I needed. So my choice was to create a characters look and only then start creatin his stats. Besides Amalur looked too much like Fable:TLC(maybe the main reason I played it) and I was unable to create character different from my "Chicken Chaser":)). Too bad you can't maximize skill, will and might alltogether and your skills don't change your characters look.
Amalur is a good game. I feel sorry for its developers
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OmegaAngelXIII Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Kingdoms of Amalur fanart?! *day has been made!*
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! :w00t: I'm glad you like it!
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:iconomegaangelxiii:
OmegaAngelXIII Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Your Art... it's just amazing and I'm not worthy to look at it!
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:iconbirdtear:
Birdtear Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A fine work , nice :)
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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Tim15 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I love that game! Dokkalfar are my race of choice, but seeing them here is awesome.
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D Dokkalfar was my instant choice, too. I always tend to go with whatever race/class has the highest persuation skill - it just makes everything work so much smoother... ;)
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criplaysooflay Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I dont know why... But kingdoms of amalur reminds me alot of jak and daxter... the running... the look... even the fighting (its like jak fighting on steroids..)
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been forever since I've watched anyone play Jak games, but now that you mention it... yeah, it does a little. :D
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:iconcriplaysooflay:
criplaysooflay Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Yep! its been literally an eternity
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:iconkwenos:
Kwenos Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
You're making me want to get that game...
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, well, there is a demo available if you feel like giving it a try :pointr: [link] :D
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:iconkwenos:
Kwenos Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I might, but... 50€ at the shop! Yikes! Can't spend that much in a game by now (unless in exchange I stop paying, dunno, Internet bills or... food? :XD:)
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I know... I managed to get mine with 43€ but it still hurt.
The Witcher 2 is another thing I've been drooling over in GameStop but the price just puts me off - really, the game has been out for a year now and it still costs over 50€. :o
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vick330 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very professional-looking and I especially like her pose :clap:
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :tighthug: I'm happy you like it!
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:iconxephinetsa:
Xephinetsa Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Such a gorgeous illustration! I love the way you paint your drawings, the magic looks amazing. Beautiful work, the details are... well, magnificent.
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Isriana Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much! :huggle: Great that you think so! :thanks:
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:iconxephinetsa:
Xephinetsa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! c:
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!!
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Isriana Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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TheNightmareCooper Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Whoa! Looks beatiful.
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :tighthug:
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