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ravine argal brennand by nebezial ravine argal brennand by nebezial
one of the only three smiths who can handle seventh rank tellas and a very powerful fighter, argal is among the dwindling numbers of half blooded, of the sinners of form . among the half blooded races sardaheim, shivas, and mesadee are considered dragon blessed, but there are the others... those whose forefathers have cursed them by merging their blood with the fell beast.

they gained vast power but paid a terrible price. their children were born severely misshapen and rare lived beyond the age of three

further along many suffered the horrible death, for at their teen age, the unstable dragon blood in their veins would awaken , and they woud forge.

forging is a natural process of maturation for dragons, their first forge dives them their fire breath, and also forms their scales into tellas, and strenghtens their bodies.
to do this they are set ablaze, they burn with immense heat, and this is exactly what happens to the children of the fell clans

their dragon parts remain undamaged but their human part cannot stand it.

only one man was ever known to survive the forge. argal, the only fire breathing halfblood on ravine

tragedy had followed him through his life. his son died by forging at the age of fourteen. now he lives alone. he drinks without ever getting drunk, eats the foulest and spicyest food for only that can provide him with some taste, as everything else tastes like ash

and in issue five this bundle of cheerfulness is joining steins party
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Oladara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing work!
LexThomas Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
upty Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
I check online weekly for issue 3's availability.
sinemoras Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Really fantastic work with this! I stumbled on your DA account quite by accident, and after perusing your gallery for a bit I realized you are the artist who illustrated The Darkness and Witchblade! I look forward to seeing this comic, the story looks incredible!

As an aside (and I know you must be really busy, but I thought I'd ask): is there any chance you'd be selling this illustration as a print? I would love to purchase one, if it's available. It really is fantastic :)
B-Man100 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
thats...freaky o_____o 
monstercharles Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015   Digital Artist
GrinNBarret Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, cool stuff man.
Imortal-Night Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait what is this from?
Turini Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
SK-Vela Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There are too versions of these, and one of them is hidden?
adrianoalves54321 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
very cool
Dolor123 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
deviki9 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG that is horrible but so amazing at the same time.........can't look away ......i love the detail u put into this work.,.......his face and arm OMG wicked !!! 
cmmdrsigma Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
And doomed never to die by age alone?
Matakoura Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Unbelievably good. Texture, pose, expression, colour, composition....dude, you are amazing. :)
CourtneyTrowbridge Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Now that's a cool character (did we meet him in book 1?  I don't recall him!!)!  You know, in many ways, this completely satisfies my Sandor Clegane fetish. :)  Yes, I am one of those girls haha.  He's awesome!
AkuunKyande Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
To some extent he reminds me of the Hound from Game of Thrones in a unique way, I really like it! good job!
urbanknight1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
This is probably one of the best back stories I have ever read for a character!. And his design is
NecroTechno Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Wait, did you just edit his face between me refreshing the page?
Dwood15 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel bad for him :(
Darry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Artist
VampiraFang1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's Two-Face!
nebezial Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
yeah, he flips a shield to decide who he kills XD
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Nice Portrait!!! Gorgeous Work!!!
gokk99 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
I hope for him that he's left handed!
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Wonderful :heart:
siborg626 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Sometimes Curses can be A Hero's/A Villains Power
Myrethy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He's awesome... I so desperately want to read Ravine!
TSRHobbiesLLC Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Very nice drawing!
juanorueda Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
In some way this remind me to The GoT character "the hound" :lol:

Outstanding Work BTW!
RodrigoAllen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
No words. You is the BEST.
TheComicArtist Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Digital Artist
awesome .. greatly done..
BasiliskComics Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nevermind. Read your comment.
BasiliskComics Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool (tortured) character. So, how does forging happen? Is it like spontaneous combustion?
PORS24 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
almost like a movie.
Csp499 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a merry-looking fellow. He looks like the kind of guy I'd invite to a barbecue.
nebezial Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
he would provide the flames XD
AmericanWheerdo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
I would walk up to this guy and say, would you like tea and he say no, go away, but I give him tea anyway. XD

Then I get my butt possibly kicked or eaten... XD X3
Sunnycat17 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Woah. Now THIS guy looks like a total Badass! :la:
chris-illustrator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You should probably have a healer take a look at that hand, friend.
Lol, awesome job as always.
nebezial Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
fun fact about him... the membrane on his arm keeps growing back trying to become a wing... he severs and cauterizes the membrane himself over and over again
chris-illustrator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man! That's pretty gruesome, but a nice character detail. He must be a pretty cranky dude between his looks and having to continually mutilate himself.
nebezial Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
he lost his son who didnt survive the crucial point in the puberty of his people. they are an unstable dragonblooded mutation, and like dragons in ravine they actually can forge. forging for a dragon means spontaneously combusting in high intensity flames which then strenghtends the scales, and bones, and when done the first time gives the dragons treir breath. when it happens to a person... they die

argal is the only person known to have propperly survived the forging while being granted dragonbreath. for centuries he taught the children how to channel the energy when the wave hits them. and focus it on the scales only. his son failed, and died during a forge.

argals wife followed soon after out of sorrow

argal was left a broken man. entirely devoting himself to his work and the endless desire to destroy the one who gifted hsi people with this... precious gift
Yerac Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, I just... wow.
durham-red Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great standalone piece, but the background story improves it 1000%:-D
whuh Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
i actually enjoyed reading the background for this.
this is amazing. now i want to read more.
sryandesign Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing work. Nice creative flare with the arm!
ObeymyKrull Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Nooo!!! Why did you change it? It looked so much better before
Luaprata91 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i totally disagree, this one is much better
Plastic-Manamoo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Omg, crossed with a dragon. That is epic! ლ(ಠ_ಠლ)
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